Sidney BOE approves personnel items

By Melanie Speicher - [email protected]

SIDNEY — Personnel items were approved during Monday night’s Sidney City Schools Board of Education meeting.

The board accepted the retirement resignation of Linda Wilson, Whittier Elementary School custodian. Her resignation will be effective Jan. 1, 2016. She has been with the district for 18 years.

Jane Hixon, home instructor tutor, also submitted her resignation, effective Sept. 4. The request was approved by the board.

The reassignment of Jame Whited was also approved. Whited will be a technology support specialist effective Aug. 31, 2015. He will be paid $18.12 per hour.

In other personnel items, the board:

• Approved Kelly Gagnet and Julie Micali as substitute teachers on an as-needed basis at $90 per day.

• Approved parent liaisons at $11.71 per hour as required by Title I programs for the elementary schools. Hired on one-year limited as-needed contracts were Jael Wethington, Whittier Elementary; Cheyenne Childs, Emerson Elementary; Joan Holliday, Longfellow Elementary; and Stacey New, Northwood Elementary, effective Aug. 17.

• Employed Ebenezer Blay, Ann Huffman, Arun Nagpal, Agnie Mentges, Justin Setiff, Laurie Jordan and Allison Zimmerman as home instructor tutors on one-year limited, as-needed contracts at $24.43 per hour effective Aug. 31.

• Employed Tara Henderson as a substitute custodian at $2.72 per hour and Angie Slaughter as a substitute aide at $10.61 per hour.

• Awarded supplemental contracts to Danielle Boerger, Sidney Middle School cheer coach, $875; Josh Elmore, SMS football coach, $703; and Brent Anderson, SMS football coach, $1,230. Both contracts for Elmore and Anderson are a 50 percent contract.

• Hired T-School monitors at $26 per hour. Hired were Travis Weldy and Lisa Meiners, Sidney Alternative School; and Laura Homan, Sidney Middle School.

The board also:

• Approved the textbook “Attainment’s Curriculum Collection” for grades 6-12 special education, at a cost of $2,425.

• Approved out-of-state travel to the FFA National Convention for the Sidney High School FFA members. The convention will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, from Oct. 28-30.

• Heard a report from board member Paul Heins, who serves on the Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education. He said the Career Center has started to compile a list for a major facility project, which tells what needs to be updated, sets priorities, a time line for the projects to be completed and approximate costs. Heins said he’d like to see the Sidney do a similar list for the district.

The board’s next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education building.

By Melanie Speicher

[email protected]

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,