Fayette school board 07.14.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette’s board of education addressed several personnel issues at the regular monthly meeting July 12.

Sue Repp is leaving her position as food service supervisor, but she won’t be leaving the cafeteria. For the next school year Repp will join the staff as a cook and a replacement will be found for her administrative role.

The board rehired mathematics teacher Barbara Bruggeman, following her recent  retirement. She was offered a one-year contract based on a master’s degree pay scale.

Lisa Hintz was given a one-year contract at seven-eighths full-time equivalency to replace Pam Lash, who announced her retirement in May. Hintz will teach history and language, and might add some academic intervention work which she has done in the past.

Family leave was granted to first grade teacher Ruby Leininger from Aug. 23 to Oct. 1. Leo Wixom was approved as the volunteer weight room coordinator.

Board members approved a reduction in contractual days for principals Dan Feasel (from 225 to 220) and LuAnn Boyer (from 220 to 215). The reduced number of days will be taken at their discretion.

SERVICES—A memorandum of understanding with the Northwest Ohio Education Service Center was approved for the next school year for educational support and services.

DETENTION—A contract with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center for the next school year. If a student is housed there, the district would pay $38 a day.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    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.

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