In the minutes - POMEROY SCHOOL BOARD

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Pomeroy School District Board members are Paul Ruark, Lori Slaybaugh, Lori Flynn, Bart Gingerich and Ed Sullivan. With all present Wednesday the board:

  • MODERNIZATION: Learned the Junior-Senior High School modernization project continues to be on schedule. Current work includes painting in some rooms, and putting up Sheetrock in others. Holes for windows in the office area have been cut out, and glass was installed in the foyer skylights. Also learned the well test showed the well meets the criteria to be a grounds source heat pump. Payback for the system will take about 10 years in savings on heating and cooling.

  • ENROLLMENT: Learned average enrollment to date is 300 full time equivalent students.

  • PERSONNEL: Decided to split the assistant baseball coach position between finalists Lou Heytvelt and Charlie Caldwell. Approved hiring Stephanie Tewalt as assistant softball coach, and approved Fred Knebel as volunteer to help with track. Unanimous for all.

  • MO LEVY: Learned final vote tally on the $920,000 Maintenance and Operation levy was 55.71 percent. Superintendent Kim Spacek distributed a Pomeory School District levy history. The district has successfully passed levies since 1980, when voters turned down a $93,000 levy. The district began running 2-year levies in 2006.

  • BOARD OFFICERS: Selected Lori Slaybaugh as president, Bart Gingerich, vice president; Paul Ruark, athletic representative, Ed Sullivan, legislative representative; Lori Flynn, career and technical education, and Bart Gingerich, wellness.

  • ACHIEVEMENT PLAN: Adopted goals for the district achievement plan. Goals are to maintain a graduation rate of 95 percent and above, and assist all students in growth of classroom achievement and state test scores. The plan also includes a guide for the roles of the leadership framework of the district. Unanimous.

  • COMPETITIONS: Heard report on state wrestling tournament. Pomeroy placed fifth, with six students participating. Tory Knebel placed first, Austin Reisdorph and Wyatt Jenkins placed second in their weight classes, and Jacob Moore received a fourth place. Also learned the Knowledge Bowl team placed first in regional 1-B competition and will compete at the state level.

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