Fayette school board 1.28

Written by David Green.

Paula Schaffner was chosen by fellow board members to serve as president of the Fayette Local School District for another term.

Also at the Jan. 12 organizational meeting, David Brinegar was named vice-president. Regular meetings will continue to be scheduled at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, with the exception of Sept. 14 and Dec. 14.

The following committee assignments were approved:

• Legislative Liaison, Karen King;

• Facilities, Brinegar and Kirk Keiser;

• Four County Representative, King;

• Continuous Improvement Plan, not necessary at this time;

• Financial/Audit, Brinegar and Schaffner;

• Student Achievement Liaison, Deb Leininger;

• Board of Education Policy, Schaffner and Leininger;

• Village of Fayette Restoration and Development, Kirk Keiser;

• Re-writing of mission statement, Brinegar and Schaffner.

RECOGNITION—Following the organizational meeting, board members received certificates of service from the Ohio School Boards Association.

FRANKLIN—Board members directed superintendent Russ Griggs to pursue opportunities to sell the school’s Franklin Township property.

RESIGNATION—The resignation of elementary school secretary Connie Lester was accepted, effective Jan. 16.

  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ONE-TWO PUNCH—Morenci’s Griffin Grieder saved his best for last, running his fastest time ever in the 110-meter high hurdles at the state finals Saturday in Grand Rapids to finish first in the state in Div. IV. His brother Luke, a junior (right), claimed the state runner-up spot. Bulldog junior Bailee Dominique placed seventh in the 100-meter dash.
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    MORENCI senior class president Mikayla Price leads the way Sunday afternoon from the Church of the Nazarene to the United Methodist Church for the baccalaureate ceremony. Later in the day, 39 members of the senior class received diplomas in the high school gymnasium.
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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.
  • Front.teacher Leading
    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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