Jackson Center BOE approves five-year forecast

JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Local Schools Board of Education approved the five-year forecast for the district during its May 16 meeting.

The forecast, which must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education by the end of May, included a growing carryover balance over the five years while uncertainty about the economic forecast did impact forecasting for income tax related revenue.

Principal Jeff Reese shared the activities the Class of 2022 participated in prior to graduation on May 22. Graduation activities for seniors include a field trip, breakfast with family, the graduation ceremony as well as the graduate parade through town immediately following the ceremony.

PreK-3 Principal Ginger Heuker provided an update on third-grade state test results in math with an unofficial passage of 81%. Other results were also shared which were followed by a discussion about the on-going need for improvement when possible while recognizing the challenges and realities for all schools as well as those unique to Jackson Center.

Also discussed was the success Jackson Center has within the value added scores, which mainly reflect how much kids grow. This has been very strong at Jackson Center in recent years and continue to be a strength of the district.

The board accepted the resignations of Daniel McPherson, instrumental music, and Andrea Webb, intervention specialist.

Supplemental contracts were awarded to varsity golf, Aaron Klopfenstein; head cross country, Steve Hoover; head soccer coach, Jason Huber; varsity volleyball, Kim Metz; varsity assistant volleyball, Erin Pence; junior varsity volleyball, Tara Spicer; eighth-grade volleyball, Sarah Kipker; seventh-grade volleyball, Peyton Esser; varsity boys basketball, Scott Elchert; varsity assistant boys basketball, Luke Doseck; junior varsity boys basketball, Aaron Klopfenstein; volunteer varsity assistant, Tony Meyer; freshman boys basketball, Garret Serr; eighth-grade boys basketball, David Starr; seventh-grade boys basketball, Scott Klopfenstein; varsity girls basketball, Tiffany Brown; varsity assistant girls basketball, Keesha Byrd; junior varsity girls basketball, Peyton Esser; eighth-grade girls basketball, Bill Reichert; seventh-grade girls basketball, Kristin Thobe; high school cheerleading, Katelyn Reese; athletic trainer, Wilson Memorial Hospital; athletic director, Scott Elchert; assistant athletic director, Kim Metz; Academia adviser, Susie Harris; band, Daniel McPherson; yearbook, Corrine Metzger; junior class adviser/prom coordinator, Katelyn Reese; senior class adviser, Susie Harris; sixth-grade trip, Nancy Meyer; sixth-grade trip, Sarah Kipker; Drama Club, Taryn Kinney; assistant Drama Club, Elizabeth Baker; National Honor Society, Susie Harris; LPDC, Beth Dickson; High School Student Council, Kris Soliday; vocal program, Anastasia Long; Show Choir, Anastasia Long; FCCLA, Vicki Kipker; reading program coordinator, Linda Wahrer; concessions, Debbi Tussing; special education coordinator, Beth Dickson; Webmaster, Debbi Tussing; EMIS coordinator, Kim Metz; assistant EMIS coordinator, Marilyn Kohler; and resident educators, Keesha Byrd, Wendy Yinger, Alanna Lotz and Dawn Luthman.

In other business, the board:

• Accepted a $1,500 donation from an anonymous donor.

• Approved a donation contribution of $100 per student attending the national FCCLA competition in July in San Diego, California. The board requested the participants consider attending a future board meeting to summarize their projects and trip.

• Went into executive session to discuss the employment of public employees.

The board’s next meeting will be Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m.