Fayette board hires coaches 2014.11.19

Fayette’s board of education handled several coaching issues Monday at the regular November meeting.

After a nearly hour-long session closed to the public, board members returned to the regular meeting and rescinded resolutions passed in August and September regarding junior high girls basketball. The board named Geoffrey Gilmore and Sarah Weiland as co-coaches for the seventh and eighth grade teams rather than working separately with each grade.

Other coaching decisions were:

• Andy VanZile and Tyler Downing were hired as varsity track coaches;

• Jennifer Williams was hired as assistant softball coach.

• Janet Miller was approved as a volunteer for the girls basketball program.

CONTRACTS—Superintendent Erik Belcher’s contract was amended to cover 250 days beginning with the next fiscal year. Kelly Bentley’s contract was amended to increase her daily pay rate to $249.40. A three-year contract was approved for technology coordinator Becky Short, paying her $220 per day for 194 days.

Irene Fether and Steve Snider will both be given a one-time $750 increase to their base salary and 30¢ an hour increase for fiscal years 14, 15 and 16.

RESOURCE—Vonda Amweg was hired as a reading resource teacher at $16.44 an hour for a maximum of 459 hours or until grant funds are depleted.

SUBSTITUTE—Ruth Hutchison was approved as substitute secretary.

LUNCH ACCOUNTS—The board approved two policies regarding the refund of lunch funds for students who have withdrawn from the school or have graduated.

LIBRARY—Jeanne Johnson was approved for another term on the Normal Memorial Library board of trustees, through Dec. 31, 2021.

PLOWING—A two-year snow removal contract was approved with Jeff Keefer.

PHONES—The board approved a cell phone reimbursement plan for administrators.

DONATIONS—Nineteen businesses donated a total of $1,605 to buy T-shirts for the FFA Leadership Night.

Other donations include $700 from the Fulton County Pork Producers for FFA activities; $350 from the Fulton County Pork Producers to incorporate pork products in lessons in the family consumer science class; $641.55 from Dan Feasel for the 2014 cross country invitational; and $1,500 from TRW for the athletic fields project.