FORT LORAMIE — On Monday night, Oct. 9, the Fort Loramie Board of Education met and discussed various matters of education, athletics and policy in regard to the local school district.
Junior/Senior High School Principal Kreg Hollenbacher reported that this Saturday, Oct. 21, the Fort Loramie cross country team will participate in the district meet being hosted at Cedarville University. The girls will begin their race at 10 a.m., and the boys will run at 10:45 a.m. Hollenbacher also reported that the following students were named to the SCAL-All Conference teams: Beginning with the girls, freshman Corynn Heitkamp and sophomores Paige Reithman and Danielle Berning for First Team. Freshmen Angel Rodriguez, Danielle Eilerman and Caitlyn Gasson will comprise the Second Team.
For the boys, senior Noah Siegel and juniors Joe Ballas and Jake Rethman will comprise their First Team. Sophomore Jordan Drees and senior Collin Luthman will be the only Fort Loramie members of Second Team.
Hollenbacher also announced that senior Sophia Albers will be on First Team in volleyball, sophomore Marissa Meiring will be on the Second Team and junior Emily Austin and freshman McKenzie Hoelscher were honorable mentions.
In taking action during the meeting, the board:
• Approved a final payment of $142,318 to Shinn Bros. Inc. for the parking lot construction project.
• Approved the five-year forecast.
• Accepted donations of $20 by an anonymous donor to support the class of 2021 and of $222 by Chipotle to support the cross country team.
• Approved revised board policies.
• Approved a resolution authorizing an electricity agreement extension from current supplier IGS Energy through the Southwestern Ohio Education Purchasing Council.
• Approved revisions to a plan by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials.
• Hired Ted Bornhorst at a salary of $865.43 to build stage sets; Jessica Eilerman, Samantha Eisembraun, Amy Poeppelman and Veronica Gaier at salaries of $259.63 each, Kalee Scheer at a salary of $519.26 and Marsha Hess at a salary of $778.88 to oversee Destination Imagination; Jennifer Paulus at a salary of $346.17 to assist with play direction; Mike Schieltz at a salary of $1,471.22 and Kurtis Watkins at a salary of $1,038.51 as varsity baseball assistants; 11 substitute teachers at a rate of $90 per day; and Dominic Bulcher, Phil Descher and Doug Thomas as volunteer bowling coaches and Ryan Schulze as a volunteer baseball coach.
• Approved extended leave for Michelle Poeppelman.
• Noted that Trick-or-Treating will be Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The first four paragraphs of this story were written by Evan Kauffman, a senior at Riverside Local Schools, who spent Tuesday job-shadowing in the Sidney Daily News offices. Reach Speelman at 937-538-4824.