Russia board hires staff for upcoming school year


Staff report



RUSSIA — The Russia Local School Board of Education hired staff during their July monthly meeting.

The board passed motions to employ:

• Michael Fulk as extended music service at a rate of $3,266 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Michele Huber as a substitute summer school teacher at a rate of $20 per hour for the 2015-16 school year.

• Ernie Clayton as part-time physical education teacher at .22 FTE at an annual salary of $10,146 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Ola Schafer as part-time physical education supplemental at an annual salary of $2,768 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Rachel Gregg as part-time elementary guidance counselor at .20 FTE at an annual salary of $7,852 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Bethany York as assistant varsity volleyball coach at a rate of $1,306 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Krista Schmitmeyer as junior high cross country coach at a rate of $1,306 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Phil Pleiman as 7th-grade boys basketball coach at an annual salary of $1,437 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Adam York as 8th-grade boys basketball coach at an annual salary of $1,437 for the 2016-17 school year.

• Amber Cordonnier, Missy Monnin, Roger Hammonds, Mike Hart, and Rodney Counts as site coordinators on a per game basis for the 2016-17 school year.

• Amber Cordonnier, Rita Monnin, Nicki Shefbuch, Andi Unverferth, Linda Scott, Spencer Cordonnier, Ola Schafer, Carrie Schulze and Barb Cordonnier as ticket takers on a per game basis for the 2016-17 school year.

• Denise Hiatt as a summer school instructional aide at a rate of $12 per hour for the 2015-16 school year.

They also approved:

• Virgil Fullenkamp as volunteer boys golf coach for the 2016-17 school year.

• Doug Borchers as volunteer girls golf coach for the 2016-17 school year.

• Angela Baldridge as volunteer varsity volleyball coach for the 2016-17 school year.

The board amended Terry Daugherty’s coaching contract from varsity and JV boys golf coach to varsity boys and girls golf coach at a combined salary of $2,858 for the 2016-17 school year.

The board approved student and lunch fees for the 2016-17 school year. Lunch will be: Grades 1-6 $2.05; Grades 7-12 $2.30; Adult lunches $2.50. They also set athletic admission prices, and the athletic activity fee of $20 per season per athlete.

They also approved the student and faculty handbooks, and bus routes for the new school year.

A motion passed to authorize Russia Local School to participate in the following federal and state programs during the 2016-17 school year: Title I, Title IIA, Title IID, Title IVA, Title V, Part B-IDEA, E-Rate, free and reduced lunch program, EMIS Subsidy program, REAP, SchoolNet, and ONENet.

They approved a service agreement with the Midwest Regional ESC for transportation to Mac A Cheek Learning Center, a program service agreement with the Midwest Regional ESC for support services, and a contract with the Shelby County Board of Health for school nurse services, for the 2016-17 school year.

The board approved advertisement of a bid to purchase a 72 passenger school bus through the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council.

They also accepted donations of:

• $400 from the Russia Student Council for scholarship purposes.

• $250 from the Russia Music Boosters for scholarship purposes.

• $800 from Russia Athletic Boosters for scholarship purposes.

After an executive session the board passed motions to:

• Approve a revised coaching policy to calculate years of service to include all years of coaching within the district effective for the fiscal 2017 school year.

• Approve a three-year contract for Steve Rose and set the superintendent salary at $96,862 for the 2016-17 contract year.

• Approve a three-year contract for Jean Borchers and set the treasurer salary at $73,800 for the 2016-17 contract year.

Staff report

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