By DAVID GREEN
Spring season coaches were hired last week by the Fayette Board of Education and contracts were extended for the superintendent and treasurer.
Baseball will make a return this year, with Bruce Miller serving as head coach and Nick Ramos as a volunteer assistant.
Sarah Skolmowski returns as softball coach and Pam Wise will serve as co-coach.
Ryan Colegrove will serve as varsity track coach, assisted by Bryan Stambaugh. Andy Van Zile will lead the junior high teams, assisted by Paula Stambaugh.
Superintendent Russell Griggs received a two-year contract extension through July 31, 2012, with no salary change. Griggs serves on a part-time basis and his contract is set for 130 days for the next school year and 120 days for the following year.
Treasurer Kelly Bentley was given a four-year contract through July 31, 2014, with no salary change.
The board met in a closed session for nearly two hours to discuss contracts, including a pact with the teachers.
CALENDAR—The board approved the teachers’ choice for the 2010-2011 school calendar. The first day of classes is Aug. 25 and the final day is May 27.
Students will receive one day off after Labor Day; the entire week off for a Thanksgiving break (along with parent-teacher conferences); and Christmas Break from Dec. 23-31.
PARK—The school will pay the village $3,500 for use and preparation of the two ball diamonds in the village park. This is an increase of $500 because both diamonds will be needed.
WORKBOOK—Workbook fees will remain the same for the next school year at $45 a student.
INTERNET—A three-year contract was approved for internet access through the Northern Buckeye Education Council.
NOESC—The school will pay the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center $201,816 for services for the next school year.
DONATIONS—The Fulton County Pork Producers gave the district $300 for agricultural education and the Fayette Athletic Boosters bought a weight vest, sand bags, suspension and resistor for $738.