By DAVID GREEN
Personnel issues dominated the agenda Monday night at the Fayette Board of Education meeting.
Board members approved the resignation of mathematics teacher Blake Ruffer who has accepted a job nearer to his home; of intervention specialist Carrie Ueberroth who accepted a position with the Wauseon school district; and fifth/sixth grade teacher Cameron Thompson who accepted a job in West Unity.
The board hired Keith Klein of Defiance to fill the high school mathematics position and Scott Sanderson of Sylvania to teach high school science. Ruth Matthews of Wauseon will fill the vacant special eduction slot.
Amy Mitchell of Fayette was hired as the fifth/sixth grade language arts/social studies teacher.
COACHES—Fayette graduate Brenda Wagner was hired as the varsity volleyball coach. Wagner is a teacher in the Fairview school district. Matt Schaffner was hired as the junior varsity coach. Klein will serve as the junior high golf coach.
MENTOR—Fayette teacher Sheila Killam was appointed to serve as district mentor coordinator and as the district mentor for the 2014-15 school year.
VAN—Board members approved the purchase of a van to transport preschool children. The vehicles will be bought from Car 1 in Archbold at a price not to exceed $18,750.
JUVENILES—The board approved an annual agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center that would require the district to pay $38 per student per day if a Fayette student is required to stay at the Center.
CLASS—The high school curriculum guide will now list Accounting I and II as Progressive Accounting.
CLOSED—After new staff members were introduced, the board closed the proceedings for an hour-long executive session to discuss personnel matters with principal Jon Molter.