NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Local Schools Board of Education heard staff reports and approved employment contracts during its regular meeting, Sept. 28.
Brian Stetler, assistant director of Tri-Star Career Compact, of which New Knoxville is a member, reported that the compact, along with the support of several community businesses and Wright State Lake Campus, is moving forward to pursue a new building next to Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina. Administrators worked with Sen. Keith Faber to implement changes to the law to allow a compact to run a levy and be eligible for OFCC funding. Plans for the new building include space for additional programming that has been requested by local businesses. The new location will create easy acccess for the students to take college courses at WSU during the day, and it will allow for collaborative programming between Tri Star and WSU, Stetler said.
The board approved employment contracts for William Starr as a substitute bus driver; Stephanie Boyle Fledderjohann as the fall play director; Nick Topp and Logan Leffel as line judges; Olivia Spieles as co-coach of the junior high track team; and Karla Eilerman as co-adviser of the yearbook.
In other business, the board:
• Accepted donations in the amounts of $300 from Steve Trout for the weight room, $600 from the Adult Volleyball League for use at the district’s discretion, and $100 worth of in-kind supplies from the Artist’s Touch for the art program.
• Approved a five-year depository agreement with First National Bank.
• Approved the purchase by Tri-Star of a robot for the RECTech electronics program at the compact school. The total cost will be $44,199. Tri-Star purchases must be approved by the boards of compact member schools, but the funds used are Tri-Star funds.
• Heard a report by Treasurer Cathy Doseck about health insurance renewal rates.
• Went into executive session to discuss employment of personnel.
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Source: Unapproved meeting minutes