By DAVID GREEN
Fayette has an new school board president following the organizational meeting Monday.
Kirk Keiser was selected to serve as president for 2012 and Deb Leininger was chosen vice president. Regular board meetings will continue to be scheduled at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.
During the organizational meeting, David Brinegar was approved as an appointed board member through Dec. 31, 2013.
Committee appointments are: legislative liaison, Karen King; facilities, Keiser and Brinegar; Four County, King; financial/audit, Brinegar and Leininger; student achievement, Leininger; board policy, Keiser and Pam Seiler; and village representative, Keiser.
The legal firm of Ennis, Roberts and Fischer was retained for negotiations and general purpose representation.
During the regular meeting, the board hired the CPA firm of McManus, Dosen and Company for the annual audit at a cost of $3,100.
A contract with TTL Associates was approved for geotechnical investigation for the athletic field project.
PARK BOARD—Scott Wagner was chosen to represent the school district as a member of the Fayette Village Park Board for a five-year term.
WAGE—Pay for several support staff positions was increased to match the new state minimum wage of $7.70 an hour.
DONATIONS—A donation of $256 was received from True North Church to pay reduced lunch prices for students during December.
The Fulton County Pork Producers donated $350 for Family Consumer Science Classes and $700 for FFA projects.
The Fayette PTO made three donations: $1,755 to purchase individual headphone set for each elementary student, $314 for keyboard guards for keyboarding classes and $269 for elementary reading awards.
RECOGNITION—Superintendent Russ Griggs presented board members with certificates for School Board Member Recognition Month.
CLOSED SESSION—The board met in a closed session for about 40 minutes with Amy-Metz Simon and Jason Simon.