On the record – Mathews

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Tarin Brown, Michele Garman, Tom Gifford, Rex Rager and Jim Pegg

The board:

• Approved paying a $9,152 permit to the county for the construction of sewerline tie-in near the entrance of the high school parking lot this summer. Superintendent Lew Lowery said the project also will include removal of a six-year septic system and repairing the parking lot where excavating was done. Executive Landscaping will do the work;

• Heard from Vienna trustee Phil Pegg who will be contacting Ohio Department of Transportation about possibly getting a traffic signal on state Route 193 near Baker Elementary;

• Heard the athletic boosters purchased a $9,478 sound system for the high school gymnasium to be used for band and choir concerts. An anonymous donor provided $1,000;

• Approved Trinity 3 Technology at $17,126 for chromebooks for the high school. Brown said each high school student will receive a chromebook to be kept at school;

• Are continuing negotiations with the district’s teachers’ union whose contract expires Aug. 31;

• Approved transfer of Jay Whetstone to fourth-grade math and Samantha Coleman to fourth-grade language arts and hired Ron Hillier as bus driver at $15.66 per hour;

• Approved getting H.F. Everett Gas and Oil Inc. for district gas and diesel fuel at $50,000;

• Approved Nick Gabrick for carpet and mat cleaning at $1,450;

• Approved Renaissance Learning at $8,184 for online learning software renewals pending Title 1 funding.

— Bob Coupland