Fayette school board meets 9.10

Written by David Green.

Fayette Board of Education members addressed several start-of-the-year issues at their rescheduled meeting Aug. 26.

A $4,000 contract was approved with the Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission, calling for that agency to serve as the fiscal officer for the preschool program in Fayette’s school.

A sliding scale was approved for lunch costs and tuition at the preschool.

The board voted to stay with the existing guidelines for use of the weight room by the public. An annual fee of $50 will be charged.

A tuition rate of $3,994 was set for out-of-county students, in accordance with state guidelines.

The district will pay $3,829 for a one-year contract with the Fulton County Board of Health for school nurse services.

DEMOLITION—Board members approved the specifications of a bid package seeking demolition of the old high school and elementary school buildings.

DONATIONS—The Class of 2008 Parent Support Group donated $226 to the junior high/senior high principal fund and $1,300 to help pay for the senior class composite photo display.

Dr. LouAnn Boyer bought a $50 digital sign for Mrs. Wise’s classroom.

ADMISSION—Ticket prices for students were increased to follow the Buckeye Border Conference policy. Student admission now costs $4 for varsity games and $2 for junior high games.

PARKS—Jennifer Williams and Mark Schang were approved as representatives of the Fayette Parks and Recreation Board.

FFA—The Fayette FFA was given approval to attend Greenhand Camp Sept. 28 to 30.

STAFF—Cinda Metcalf was approved as a substitute teacher and Chris Hylander as substitute van driver.

Substitute bus drivers include Russ Griggs, Rodney Kessler, Steve Hartman, Jon Rupp, LaWonda Keefer, Rod Sommers and Doris Cuff.

Substitute custodians are Diane Reinking, Wendi Wyatt, Ryan Eberly, Janie Keefer and Doris Buff.

Substitute classified staff are Lynette Smith, Kelly Willeman, Diane Reinking, Doris Cuff, Dana Hanna and Velvet Randall.

Secretarial substitutes are Paula Ferguson, Chris Hylander and Lynette Smith. Paula Ferguson is the study hall substitute.

FAMILY LEAVE—Family leave was approved for Carissa Beck through Nov. 14. Jason Ohlemacher will serve as substitute. Lyndsi Shininger will serve as a substitute for Brittan Bosco, who is also on a pregnancy leave.

COACH—Danni Keefer was hired to serve as co-varsity and junior varsity volleyball coach, working with Jodi Ordway. She was previously hired as a junior high coach.

MENTOR—Barb Bruggeman was approved as the mentor to work with new teachers.

  • Homecoming Court
    HOMECOMING—One senior candidate will be chosen Morenci’s fall homecoming queen during half-time ceremonies Friday at the football field. In the back row are seniors Mikayla Price, who will be escorted by Mason Vaughn; Madison Bachman, escorted by Kiegan Merillat, and Mikayla Reinke, escorted by Griffin Grieder. Senior Ariana Roseman is absent from the photo. Her escort is Garrett Smith. In the front is sophomore Abbie White, who will be escorted by Ryder Price; junior Madysen Schmitz, escorted by Harley McCaskey and freshman Madison Keller, escorted by Jarett Cook.
  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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