Board approves salary adjustments


By Melanie Speicher - mspeicher@aimmedianetwork.com



SIDNEY — Salary adjustments were approved for two employees of the Fairlawn Local School District during the Feb. 11 meeting of the Board of Education.

Jo Anna DeMotte, interim superintendent, will be paid an additional $1,900 per month effective Feb. 1. This will remain in effect until a new superintendent in hired for the district.

The board also approved a payment of $1,400 per month effective Feb. 1 for Rebekka Egbert, who has been named interim head principal.

“The BOE will consider the issue of the need for an interim assistant principal at their March 10 meeting. They may act to hire an interim assistant principal at that time,” said Mascho Wednesday.

Superintendent Steve Mascho’s is retiring effective Feb. 29.

The board tabled a resolution dealing with a proposed contract for the athletic director position for the 2016-17 school year.

“The BOE wanted to consider possible revised job expectations for the athletic director before they voted on this issue. I expect the hiring of the athletic director to be on the March 10 Board of Education meeting agenda for consideration for approval,” said Mascho when contacted about why the resolution had been tabled.

In other business, the board:

• Awarded a one-year contract to Kelly Tobie as head volleyball coach for the 2016-17 school year at $4,606.56.

• Awarded a one-year contract to Christopher North as cross country 7-12 coach for the 206-17 school year at $2,303.28.

• Awarded a one-year contract to Todd Heckman as head golf coach for the 2016-17 school year at $2,763.94.

• Awarded a one-year contract to Anthony Gillem as assistant track coach for the 2015-16 school year at $1,605.

• Awarded a one-year contract to Sarah Braun as assistant track coach for the 2015-16 school year at $1,605.

• Approved out-of-state professional leave for Liz Maxson who will be attending the Amizade Program about the Navajo Nation Oct. 13-17.

• Approved a settlement agreement and mutual release of claims with Reiter Dairy. There had been a class action settlement agreed to related to the costs Fairlawn and other districts have paid for milk over a number of years. This represented Fairlawn’s share of the settlement. The board acted to approve the settlement so that Fairlawn could receive its share of the total settlement.

A special meeting will be held Thursday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office at the school. The Board of Education will be reviewing the applications for the position of superintendent to decide who they want to interview.

The next regular meeting will be Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 122 at the school.

By Melanie Speicher

mspeicher@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4822; follow her on Twitter @MelSpeicherSDN. Follow the SDN on Facebook, www.facebook.com/SidneyDailyNews.

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