SCS prepares for winter sports

BOE awards contracts to coaches

By Melanie Speicher -

SIDNEY — Supplemental contracts for winter sports were approved Monday night by members of the Sidney City Schools Board of Education.

Contracts were given to:

• Jeremy Keaton, junior varsity boys basketball coach, $3,283

• Scott Hooks, assistant varsity boys basketball coach, $4,741

• Christian Taylor, freshman boys basketball coach, $2,188

• Nishious Golden, eighth-grade boys basketball coach, $3,447

• Michael Ward, seventh-grade boys basketball coach, $2,553

• Megan Mummey, head girls basketball coach, $7,295

• Tim Tennant, junior varsity girls basketball coach, $3,283

• Jaclyn Willoughby, assistant varsity girls basketball coach, $2,918

• Dave King, eighth-grade girls basketball coach, $3,447

• Erica Scully, seventh-grade girls basketball coach, $3,283

• Mary Jannides, head swim coach, $3,830

• Mark Miller, assistant swim coach, $3,283

• Clayton Westerbeck, head wrestling coach, $8,024

• Phil Nickolai, assistant wrestling coach, $4,012

• Ryan Shurts, freshman wrestling coach, $1,824

• Josh Montgomery, Sidney Middle School wrestling coach, $3,283

• Larry Jurosic, SMS wrestling coach, $1,824

• Trent Knoop, head bowling coach, $2,188

• Taylor Adami, assistant bowling coach, $1,459

The board also employed Rosa Rojas as a substitute teacher on a one-year limited, as needed contract at $90 a day.

Leah Stagno, substitute cook, and Robin Bartee, substitute secretary, were also hired on a one-year limited, as needed contract. Stagno will be paid $9.49 per hour, while Bartee will be paid $13.28 per hour.

Emily Hibbitts, Jim Roby and Laurie Jordan were hired as T-school monitors at Sidney Middle School. They will be paid $26 per hour.

The board approved a motion to amend the hourly rate for substitute school security officer Brian Doak to $16 per hour. In an earlier meeting, the hourly rate was approved at $15.50, which was the incorrect amount.

A donation of $559 from the VESPA Quarterback Club was accepted. The donation was used to purchase a desktop computer at Sidney Memorial Stadium.

The board also approved an invoice from Mercer Group Inc. for the varsity baseball field infield renovation at a cost of $24,741.

Paul Heins reported on the recent Upper Valley Career Center board meeting. He discussed the career tech high honors diploma and said many of the requirements for the diploma aren’t taught at the career center. And if the classes are added, he said, that would take time away from the tech classes the students are taking.

The board’s next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at the board of education building.

BOE awards contracts to coaches

By Melanie Speicher

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

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