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.