On the record – Champion

WHAT: Champion Board of Education meeting Monday

Jim Scher, Patricia Fisher, David Mahan, John Pitts and Kelly Boyle

The board:

• Accepted a $413,000 bid from Miller Yount Paving of Cortland for paving work this summer at the high school parking lot;

• Approved the recommendation of Athletic Director Tim Cope to recognize indoor track as a sport for Ohio High School Athletic Association purposes. The board will not fund the sport. Scher said students will be able to compete at other school district meets outside the traditional track season;

• Accepted a $2,500 Captain Planet Foundation grant to buy plants for an outdoor learning lab at the middle school, $5,000 from Lowe’s for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lab at the high school and two $1,000 Educational Enrichment Council grants for enrichment learning at Central Elementary School;

• Approved Mark Derthick as physical fitness assistant for the football team. He replaces Andrew Smith and Casey Calhoun, who both left the co-physical fitness assistants positions earlier in the school year. There is two-thirds of a one-year contract remaining on the position for Derthick;

• Announced the state of the schools forum is 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school auditorium;

• Announced they will meet with eighth-grade students 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at the middle school to discuss concerns and issues.

— Bob Coupland