Houston reverses disciplinary action

Staff report

HOUSTON — Hardin-Houston Local School’s Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting, Monday, Feb. 19, during which the November 2017 decision to suspend teacher Michelle Foster was vacated and all documents pertaining to this discipline are said to be expunged.

The board deliberated in executive session regarding the matter and ultimately decided to reverse its previous decision. No further comment on the matter was made.

In other news, the board accepted the resignation of secretary Barb Heilers, who will be retiring after 23 years of service to the Hardin-Houston School District.

The board approved the employment of two staff members under the 21st Century Grant, including teacher Jennifer Turner and bus driver Tom Spurgeon, both at a rate of $30 per hour.

Also employed were the following individuals to fill the accompanying supplemental positions. Also included is their pay for the 2017-2018 school year:

• Misty Gibson, elementary volleyball coordinator, $213.36

• Brad Allen, junior high summer baseball coordinator, $196.95

• Brent New, junior high summer softball coordinator, $262.60

• Ryan Maier, junior high sports event supervisor, $50 per event

• Tina Mertz, junior high sports event supervisor, $50 per event

• Craig Knouff, junior high sports event supervisor, $50 per event

• Timothy O’Brien, JV baseball, $1,805.38

The board also approved an increase in the hourly rate of pay for the “on the bus” instructor position to $25 per hour.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the school’s Media Center.

Staff report