Fayette school board 2013.04.10

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN

Bids are due May 2 for work on the first phase of Fayette High School's athletic fields project.

Board of education members voted Monday to allow the Buehrer Group architectural firm to advertise for services to complete underground work, prepare the soil base for athletic fields and to seed the area.

The cost of the first phase of the project was estimated a year ago at about $93,000. More than half of that figure was expected to come from construction of a 24-inch drain tile and laying a water line from the school to the concession stand area. 

Other costs include a topographical study, field tile, a sanitary sewer line, a catch basin and pump station.

Phase II of the project would include drainage and grading of the ball fields, clay for the infields, and a stone base for the running track.

The athletic facilities would be located east of the school. The cost of Phase I will be paid by a special fund started following the settlement of the Charles Climo estate.

RESIGNATION—Board member Karen King announced her impending resignation, effective June 28. The board will appoint someone to fill her term through the end of the year, but that person would have to run for office in the November election in order to remain on the board. King’s term was to have ended Dec. 31, 2015.

The terms of three other board members expire this year: David Brinegar, Pam Seiler and Deb Leininger.

King said she intends to devote more time to building her church that opened last year.

LUNCH—Lunch prices will increase by 10 cents next year and milk will increase by five cents. Lunch prices for K-6 students will increase to $2.30 and for 7-12 grades to $2.60. Adult prices will be set at $3.50. Milk will cost 50 cents.

DONATIONS—Four donations were accepted by board members. The Fayette PTO donated $6,342 to purchase eight iPads, eight netbooks and two mobile carts for the devices.

Karen Brown donated three hand-held Senteo clickers to replace broken ones, valued at $180. The clickers are used by students to answer questions from their seats. An anonymous donor paid for an $88 computer graphics card.

The athletic booster group donated $298 to buy a time clock for the weight training room and $535 for pole vault equipment.

NwOESC—The board approved a contract for services provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2014 fiscal year.

HANDBOOK—Changes to the high school student handbook were approved.

FFA—The board approved an FFA trip to Carrollton from June 24 to 28 and a trip to the state convention May 2 to 3.

COACHES—The following coaching positions were approved for the 2013-14 school year: Lindsey A. Schaffner, co-coach for varsity and junior high cheerleading (another coach is being sought); Bryan Stambaugh, varsity cross country; Matt Maginn, assistant varsity and junior high cross country; Matt Schaffner, varsity and JV volleyball co-coach, along with Danni Keefer; Sarah Wieland, seventh grade volleyball; and Amy Herman, eighth grade volleyball.

  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Front.F.school
    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
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    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
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    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
  • 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).
  • Front.teacher Leading
    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.
  • Front.poles
    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.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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