Fayette school board 2012.02.29

Written by David Green.

The slate of spring season coaches was approved by the Fayette Board of Education at the February meeting Feb. 13.

Paula Stambaugh will serve as head varsity track coach, assisted by Andy VanZile. Ryan Colegrove and Bruce Miller will work together as baseball coaches while Kelsey Spangler and Jenny Bates will lead the softball team.

In other personnel matters, Wendy Adams and Leslie Seiler were approved as substitute bus drivers, pending proper certifications, training and BCI checks

The retirement of Mary Bird was accepted for the of the current school year.

The board accepted six donations for various purposes:

• An anonymous donation of $1,892.50 will be used for special educational services.

• An anonymous donation of $48 will be use to purchase laminating film.

• A donation of $64.97 from the PTO will be used to purchase classroom markers for guidance groups at the elementary school.

• A donation of $500 from John Winzeler will be used for high school activities  through the principal’s fund.

• A donation valued at $100 from Carolyn Keys will be used to purchase notebooks, hanging file folders and page protectors for high school staff supplies.

• A donation of $100 from Karen Brown will be used for the Spanish Club Trip to Chicago.

AGREEMENTS—Board members approved a contract with Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center in the amount of $378,744 for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

The board amended the current credit card policy to include purchasing cards/debit cards.

The treasurer was authorized to enter into an agreement with The Huntington National Bank for electronic banking card services and other electronic banking services.

A three-year contract with Frontier Communications was approved for basic monthly telephone services for the district at a cost of $415, effective July 1, 2012

The contract with NwoESC was approved for technology services May 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The cost is not to exceed 40 percent of a full time equivalent salary, benefits and administrative fee.

A memorandum of understanding was approved with Defiance College for Fayette to accept education intern and practicum students through Feb. 13, 2013.

APPOINTMENTS—Treasurer Kelly Bentley will serve as representative for newly elected board members to attend the Ohio Public Record Training.

Board trustee David Brinegar to the bargaining team for Ohio Association of Public School Employees negotiations.

CALENDAR—The school calendar for the 2012-13 school year was approved, calling for classes to begin Aug. 22 and ending May 29. A Christmas break is scheduled from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2 and a spring break is planned from March 28 to April 1.

SENIORS—The senior class trip was approved for April 25-27. The students will travel to southern Ohio and also take a white water rafting trip in West Virginia.

CLOSED SESSION—The board met in a closed session for nearly 90 minutes. Kelly Mobley, a representative from the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, and staff member Marge Crowell were invited to attend a portion of the meeting.

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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
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