On the record – Bristol

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Don Mickel, Scott Chapman, Misty Berry and Kristina Stephens

ABSENT: Kathy Johnson


• Hired Melissa Donatelli as the new elementary principal on a two-year contract effective Aug. 1 at $65,280 annually. Donatelli has served as a first-grade teacher in the district since 2006. She replaces Ryan Stowell who accepted a position with Lakeview schools;

• Granted a three-year contract to high school Principal Tim Fairfield at $77,949 annually. Fairfield has been with the district for five years;

• Announced the elementary open house will be held 6 p.m. Aug. 15. The board will host “Coffee with the Board” the same evening for the public to ask questions of board members and school administrators;

• Hired Heather Polowsky as a bus driver;

• Heard from Treasurer Mario Nero the district was informed it is not expecting any loss in state funding this year, which will help the district.