FL BOE approves hiring

By Patricia Ann Speelman - pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com

Editor’s note: The writer erroneously mixed school board news from New Bremen with that from Fort Loramie in an article that ran in the Oct. 30 edition of the Sidney Daily News. The correct Fort Loramie report is below. The SDN regrets the error.

FORT LORAMIE — During their Oct. 20 regular meeting, members of the Fort Loramie Local Schools Board of Education approved the hire of several tutors and named extra-curricular advisers.

Mary Anthony, Paula Arnett, Abby Borges, Hayley Barhorst, Ernestine Daugherty and Shirley Umstead were employed as kindergarten and first-grade tutors; Abby Lightle as Science Olympiad adviser at a salary of $1,953.06; Marsha Hess as a Destination Imagination coach at a salary of $732.40; Lisa Holthaus and Greg Timmerman as Destination Imagination coaches salaries of $244.24 each; Stephanie Holthaus, Shiela Poeppelman and Kalee Scheer as Destination Imagination coaches at salaries of $488.27 each; and Julie Stricker as Destination Imagination coordinator at a salary of $569.64. Three substitute teachers were approved at a rate of $80 per day each.

In other business, the board:

• Heard reports by principals about the results of PAARC and AIR testing completed last spring and by the superintendent about completion of bus evacuation drills, the Wall of Honor ceremony and meetings with the Shelby County juvenile judge and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, 4th District.

• Approved a remaining certificate of participation payment of $315,000 and $3,926.56 interest.

• Accepted donations of $25 from A&B Printing in support of the college fair and of $786 from community members in support of the Drama Club.

• Approved a change in the salary schedule of Jodi Wenning as a result of advanced training. Her salary was approved at $46,885.

• Approved a five-year forecast as presented.

• Approved a fifth-grade field trip to Greenfield Village and travel by FCCLA to a National Cluster Meeting in November.

By Patricia Ann Speelman


Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.