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.

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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