Board hears third-grade test results

By Patricia Ann Speelman -

FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie Elementary School Principal Scott Rodeheffer reported to the Fort Loramie Board of Education that 69 percent of the school’s third-graders had passed state fall assessment tests and 90 percent have passed the third grade guarantee.

Rodeheffer made his report during the board’s regular meeting, Jan. 16.

In other business during the regular meeting, the board:

• Adopted state proclamations for football, volleyball, golf and cross country.

• Learned that FFA members Ethan Broerman, Austin Meyer and Nick Pleiman have been selected as state finalists in the Ag Mechanics and Engineering Contest for 2016-2017.

• Accepted donations of $38 by the class of 1966 to support the general fund; $80 by patrons who purchased cookie dough; $00 by the Fort Loramie Service Club to support Power of the Pen; $250 by an anonymous donor to support FFA; $100 by the American Legion Post No. 355 and $100 by the National Honor Society to support the Veterans Day program; $250 by Jerry Tangeman to support the vo-ag program; $1,375 by Honda to support the Lego robotics team; $250 by board members to support board scholarships and $123.28 by them to support the discretionary incentive fund; $3,000 by the GYM Inc. Football Division to support football helmet reconditioning; and $151.50 by an anonymous donor to support cross country.

• Approved a lease agreement with the village of Fort Loramie for use of the football practice field at 605 E. Park St.

• Approved the 2017-2018 school calendar.

• Hired hayley Wolf as a pre-kindergarten instructor at an hourly rate of $22.50; Jennifer Paulus as musical assistant and Douglas Thomas as volunteer bowling coach.

• Approve Brianna Barlage for early graduation.

• Approved a pre-kindergarten preparation class and 2017 summer camps.

Preceding the regular meeting, an organizational meeting resulted in the following enactments:

• James Mauer was elected president and Diane Pleiman, vice president, of the board for 2017.

• The regular meeting schedule was set.

• The following appointments were made to advisory committees and groups: Tony Meyer to Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Policy Development, Transportation, Music Boosters, Ohio School Board Association, and the foundation; Jim Maurer to Buildings and Grounds, Personnel Grievance and Negotiations, Policy Development, Technology, Curriculum, Ohio School Boards Association and as legislative liaison; Tracy Drees to Finance, Transportation, Athletic council, Athletic Boosters and G.Y.M. Inc.; Diane Pleiman to Personnel Grievances and Negotiations, Curriculum, Athletic Council, A.C.E. and Athletic Boosters; Vern Siegel to Technology, A.C.E., Music Boosters, G.Y.M. Inc. and the foundation.

• The board named the superintendent as spokesperson for the board.

• The board retained the law firm of Pepple & Waggoner for legal consultation and negotiations on an as-needed basis at an hourly rate.

• The board authorized the treasurer to deduct $50 per quarter from board members’ pay to support the Board of Education Scholarship and a donation of net pay to support the discretionary fund.

• The board appointed the treasurer as the public record designee for 2017.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.