Fayette school board 09.15.2010

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN

Fayette Board of Education members approved a resolution Monday to allow the Friends 4 the Fields group—an arm of the Fayette Athletic Boosters—to pursue planning and construction of athletic fields on the school campus.

The resolution includes six conditions that require the group to create a formal plan of action, including proposed construction phases and cost estimates.

The requirements will help make sure the sequence of development is the most cost effective, with the maximum return of investment by the Friends group, explained Superintendent of Schools Russ Griggs.

The resolution calls for the following conditions:

1. Any and all improvements to property and facilities on said property become the sole property of the Fayette Local School District;

2. Any and all such improvements and changes to property/facilities are approved by a representative of the Fayette Board of Education (superintendent);

3. Any and all activities related to the project are coordinated with the designee of the Board of Education (superintendent);

4. That the Board of Education receives regular updates on the project from the Fayette Athletic Boosters/Friends of the Fields and the superintendent;

5. The Fayette Athletic Boosters/Friends of the Fields agree by action in their minutes and in writing to repay any funds the Board of Education expends for which repayment is expected and identified prior to any such expenditure.

6. The Friends of the Fields/Boosters develop and present to the Board of Education a plan of phasing the project with costs related to each phase with tentative schedule prior to any work taking place.

The Friends group hopes to construct ball fields at the new school rather than use the village’s diamonds at the park in town. They also intend to have a running track constructed in the future.

PURCHASING—The board approved continuing membership with the Metropolitan Toledo Educational Purchasing Association (MTEPA) at a cost $150. Items purchased through the group include cafeteria products, custodial supplies, paper and library supplies.

The MTEPA is one of several purchasing consortiums with which Fayette participates, Griggs said.

“We do not always purchase the lowest priced products,” he said.

The district pays a higher price for floor wax, for example, to get a better quality, longer lasting finish.

CONTRACT—The board approved a contract with the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center at $60 a day and with the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio for $40 a day. The contracts are in place in case the district would require the services of either center during the school year.

FFA—The board approved FFA participation in the Greenhand Camp Sept. 26-28 at Camp Muskingum, and in the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 20-23.

STAFF—The board approved the following substitute positions: Diane Reinking, custodial; Lisa Rodriguez, custodial and secretary; Carolee Hartman, cafeteria.

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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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