Board approves contracts for winter coaches

SIDNEY — Supplemental coaching contracts for winter sports were approved during the Nov. 21 Sidney City Schools Board of Education.

Contracts for boys basketball were given to Jon Willoughby, head coach, $9,575; Jeremy Keaton, junior varsity coach, $4,352; Scott Hicks, assistant boys coach, $5,679; Scott Shirk, freshman coach, $4,352; Sanchez McCutchins, eighth-grade coach, $1,865; and Landon Davis, seventh-grade coach, $1,451.

Jamal Foster was hired as the girls head basketball coach at a salary of $8,290. Other girls basketball coaches hired were Kaitlyn Davis, junior varsity coach, $2,694; Ron Ivey, assistant coach, $5,389; Kevin Foy, eighth-grade coach, $1,865; Kevin Turner, seventh-grade coach, $3,896; and Wade New, seventh-grade coach, $3,896.

The head swimming coach is Brennan Brewer, who will be paid $4,974. The assistant swimming coach, Allison Detty, will be paid $2,073. The wrestling head coach is Nathan McLain, who will be paid $5,389, and the assistant coach is Shaun Brulport, who will receive $1,658.

The bowling head coach is Jason Hall, who will be paid, $3,731. Carla Cavinder is the assistant bowling coach. She will receive $1,658. The winter strength coach is Kyle Coleman, who will be paid $2,197.

The resignation of Margaret Lee, assistant cook, was accepted. Sam Long, bus driver, submitted his retirement letter, which was accepted.

The board hired certified substitutes on a one-yea limited, as needed contract, for $110 per day. Hired as substitute teachers were Madison New, Ariyan Wilcox, Lindsey Dieringer, Hollie Voisard, Cheyenne Kroeker, Travis Pulfer and Joel Badin.

Richard Allen was hired as a custodian on a one-year contract. He will be paid $16.75 per hour.

Classified substitutes hired were Elizabeth Pestke, Madison New and Hollie Voisard, aides, $12,58 per hour; Kelli Van Allen and Deena Golden, custodians, $15.09 per hour; and Brittany Ott, van driver, $14.66 per hour.

Cara Alexander received a supplemental contract for the assistant varsity volleyball coach. She was paid $2,073.

Whitney Petty received a supplemental contract to be the Academia adviser at a salary of $1,451.

In other business, the board:

• Was updated on the activities at Sidney High School for the first nine weeks.

• Approved the five-year financial forecast.

• Approved a service agreement with the Midwest Regional Education Service Center for a Whittier intervention specialist at a cost of $76,340.15.

• Approved payments to a parent of a homeless student for mileage reimbursement up to the IRS rate for the 2022-23 school year.

• Approved the purchase of a Collins 9 passenger bus from Rush Bus Center at a cost of $78,553 and a Blue Bird 78 passenger bus from Cardinal Bus Sales & Service at a cost of $123,237.

• Approved an invoice for $15,915 from A Plus Connections for the upgrade of data cabled at Sidney High School.

• Approved a motion to increase the assistant cook salary by $1 per hour effective for the 2022-23 school year and the increase to be implemented for currently employed staff effective with the Dec. 10 payroll.

• Approved paying maintenance staff at their hourly rate, in addition to their regular pay, for hours worked on calamity days in lieu of compensatory time off.

• Accepted a $1,000 donation from FISH for the Latchkey program, and $500 from Osgood State Bank. The bank’s donation include $72.20 worth of tissues and a check for $427.80.

• Held a public hearing on the proposed 2023-24 school calendars. The board suggested various changes and a new calendar will be presented at the December meeting.

• Approved participation in the Friendship Connection German Exchange Program for interested Sidney High School students.

• Heard the legislative report from Greg Dickman.

• Was given the Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education summery report.

The board’s next meeting will be Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at the board office.