RUSSIA — At the October meeting of the Russia Board of Education a lot of hiring was done.
A motion was passed by the board to employ:
• Kelsey Thompson, Christopher Timmerman, and Jane Kerrigan as substitute teachers at a rate of $80 per day for the 2015-16 school year on an as-needed basis.
• The following certified staff members to serve as after school tutors at a rate of $22 per hour for the 2015-16 school year on an as-needed basis:
Mary Dapore, Jill Hemmelgarn, Andrea Raterman, Lori Lawrence, Katie Rethman, Angie Monnin, Holly Cotner, Kris Poeppelman, Michelle Huber, Jenni Peyton, Mike Hart, Janel Slonkosky, Michelle Muhlenkamp, Jennifer Wysocki, and Carrie Schulze.
• The following classified staff members to serve as after school tutoring aides at a rate of $12 per hour for the 2015-16 school year on an as-needed basis:
Cheryl Drees, Connie Gariety, Cindy Goubeaux, Denise Hiatt, Sheila Magoto, and Missy Monnin
• Amber Cordonnier and Lori Cordonnier as substitute classified employees for the 2015-16 school year on an as-needed basis.
• Rodney Counts as a Site Coordinator for the 2015-16 school year.
• Tonya Hammonds as 8th grade girls basketball coach at a salary of $1,275 for the 2015-16 school year.
• Roger Hammonds as 7th grade girls basketball coach at a salary of $1,275 for the 2015-16 school year.
• Doug Foster as girls assistant varsity basketball coach at a salary of $1,912 for the 2015-16 school year.
• Tim York and Craig Borchers as volunteer assistant girls basketball coaches for the 2015-16 school year.
• Dan Lachat, Michael Bohman, Aaron Bohman, Angie Heaton, and Rob Osborne as volunteer bowling coaches for the 2015-16 school year.
• Kristina Soliday as a substitute aide for a student at the Anna Unit at a rate of $12 per hour for the 2015-16 school year.
Also at the meeting the board passed motions to accept a donation of $300 from Pepsi Cola for scholarship purposes and a donation of $600 from Pepsi Cola for athletic purposes.
The board approved the Russia School Emergency Operations Plans as submitted and the five-year forecast as presented.
Superintended Steven Rose updated the board on plans to obtain bids for potential building window replacements on the north side of the building. He also reviewed and discussed several NEOLA Policies which will be approved at the November Board meeting.
Principal Karen Bensman updated the board on the plans for implementing the after-school tutoring program again for this year. Currently, there are 36 students participating. She updated the board on the PARCC and AIR testing results from last school year. Much of the data is incomplete in regards to having comparisons with other districts and state results.