Hardin-Houston BOE accepts $2k in donations

HOUSTON — The Hardin-Houston Board of Education accepted donations from the Chester McKinney Memorial Fund and Community Blood Center, both in the amount of $1,000, during its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 22.

The board also a number of employment decisions, including for supplemental positions in various sports departments.

Ron Boeke was hired as varsity boys track and indoor co-ed track coach; Bill McKinney, as assistant varsity boys track coach; Jack and Lisa Earl, as junior high boys and girls track coaches; Brent New, as varsity girls softball coach; Tammy Vondenhuevel, as assistant softball coach; Sharon Roeth, as varsity girls track coach; Glenn Brown, as assistant varsity girls track coach; Mike Ely, as assistant baseball coach; Brian Edwards, as junior varsity baseball coach; Jason Arnold, as junior high summer baseball coordinator; Brent New, as junior high summer softball coordinator; and Misty Gibson, as EL volleyball coordinator.

The board approved the hire of Adam Doenges as Clear Creek Tutor, at a rate of $20 per hour.

Fourteen people were hired under the 21st Century Grant, including Charlotte Phipps as site coordinator, at $15,000; Melissa Bowers, Donna Long, Molly McKee, Doris Monnier, Samantha Sharp, Deb Smith, Samantha Smith, and Diane Staley as teachers, at $30 per hour; Jennifer Turner, as an educational aide and teacher, as needed, at a rate of $15 per hour; and Julie Adams, Dustin Meyer, and Tom Spurgeon as bus drivers, at $30 per hour.

Dustin Meyer was approved for retroactive employment, effective Aug. 15, 2018, as a regular route bus driver at a rate of $22.12 per hour.

The board approved 11 weeks of maternity leave for teacher Lauren Schwieterman, beginning approximately Feb. 11, 2019.

Early graduation was approved for student Korie Deal, pending successful completion of all state and school district requirements.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Media Center.