Fayette school board 2011.09.14

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Local Board of Education attended to some start-of-the-year business during a short meeting Monday.

FFA trips to the Greenhand Camp at Camp Muskingum Sept. 25-27 and to the national convention in Indianapolis Oct. 19-22 were approved by the board.

The board authorized Geneen Wise to transport the Greenhand members to their camp.

Gloria Baker and Lynne Landolt were approved as substitute bus drivers, pending certification and a background check. Classroom volunteers were also approved, pending background checks.

Suzette Boesger was approved as the National Honor Society advisor and Sarah Altstaetter will serve as Quiz Bowl advisor.

The board approved an addition to the coaches handbook relating to coach-athlete relations.

CONTRACTS—Contracts were approved with Fulton County Health Center Sports Medicine Outreach to provide athletic training consultation and/or treatment services at a rate of $17.50 per hour.

A contract was also approved with Wood County Juvenile Detention Center and Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio in the amount of $60 per day at the JDC and $50 long-term care daily rate at the JRC. Fees would be paid only if needed during the school year.

A contract with TRECA was accepted to provide on-line educational programs and support for the district.

SOLAR—The board approved a request by superintendent Russ Griggs to continue a fact-finding effort with Energy Solutions Partners regarding a solar collector field on the school grounds.

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • 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).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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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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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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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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