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.

  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
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    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
  • 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).
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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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    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.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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