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.

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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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