PAULDING — Students athletes that competed at a high level in spring sports were recognized for their accomplishments during the Paulding Exempted Village Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening. The board also was introduced to its new Paulding Elementary principal, and approved several personnel items and boilerplate measures.
Recognized were the Paulding varsity baseball team that captured the Northwest Conference (NWC) title; the 4x400 relay team of Jessica Weller, Maggie Manz, Janae Pease and Claire Schweller who won the NWC title, was second at district and competed at state; Schweller who won the NWC and district pole vault titles and competed at state; Hunter Kessler, who won the NWC 400-meter title; and Bailey Manz, who won the NWC and district 800-meter title.
Superintendent Ken Amstutz then introduced Mary Born, the new Paulding Elementary principal. Born thanked the members for the opportunity to lead.
“We’re really glad to have Mary on board. She’s already started working, and we’re hitting the ground running to do some really good things,” said Amstutz.
Said Born: “Thank you to the board, I’m very excited to be here. There’s quite an energy over there (in the school), and although I’m not wishing away summer, I’m really looking forward to seeing the students and staff when school begins.”
In his report, Amstutz shared that a public hearing will be held Aug. 20 from 3:30-4 p.m. in the administration board room for the purpose of receiving input on the district’s IDEA Part B Grant funds. IDEA Part B Grant funds are used for special education and related services to children with disabilities.
In addition, Amstutz thanked Dr. Joseph Kuhn and his staff for performing 74 physicals on the district’s student athletes; shared that the bus inspections for the district will be complete by the end of July; and announced the following transfers: Mike Foltz, second-shift middle school custodian, to second-shift high school custodian; and Shawn Hurd, Paulding Elementary fourth-grade teacher to Paulding Middle School eighth-grade science teacher.
The creation of a student supports intervention specialist at Paulding Elementary for the 2019-20 school year was approved by the board. Amstutz explained that a current intervention specialist will shift into the position, per an agreement with the Paulding Education Association. That person’s duties will focus on dealing with students struggling with behavioral issues.
In other business, the board:
• amended appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 2019, and approved temporary appropriations for FY 2020.
• approved the creation of the following funds: Class of 2026 and ETS-ParaPro.
• okayed the cafeteria prices for 2019-20 as follows: lunch elementary, $2.55; lunch middle school, $2.80; lunch high school, $3; salad, $3.25; breakfast elementary, $1.35; breakfast middle school, $1.60; student extra milk, 40 cents; adult lunch, $3.75; adult extra milk, 45 cents.
• voted for the nutritional guidelines set by the USDA for 2019-20.
• approved the student fees for grades K-8 as follows: K-2, $60; 3-6, $55; Paulding 6-8, $45; and approved the high school fees for 2019-20.
• okayed the renewal of the district’s property, fleet and liability insurance through the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council, effective July 1, 2019-July 1, 2020, at a cost of $65,790.
• approved one-year limited contracts for 2019-20 for the following individuals: John Kennedy, industrial technology teacher, and up to 15 days per diem before Aug. 14; Abigail Nussbaum, seventh-grade English/language arts teacher; Kyle Kramer, eighth-grade math teacher; Taryn Rupp, band director; Danielle Bird and Alaina Backus, Paulding Elementary intervention specialists; and Jonathan Rhodes, assistant IT, effective July 8.
• okayed the resignations of the following individuals: Paige Ordway, Paulding Elementary intervention specialist; Eric Deisler, eighth-grade science teacher, effective Aug. 1; McKayla Jackson, eighth-grade math teacher; Samantha Schulte, eighth-grade math teacher; and Brock Bergman, athletic director.
• voted for several one-year limited extracurricular contracts for 2019-20, including: Brian Miller, boys varsity basketball coach; Brian Jacobs, varsity wrestling; Dalton Bradford, boys varsity track; and Ben Barton, varsity baseball.
• voted to send students on the following trips: four FFA students (equine team), staff and one chaperone to The Big Eastern States Fair in West Springfield, Mass., by air transportation, Sept. 18-22 at a cost of approximately $120 per student, paid for by FFA Alumni, students and fundraisers; 10-14 FFA students, staff and chaperones to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at a cost of approximately $500 per student, paid for by FFA Alumni, students and fundraisers; 20-30 FFA students, staff and chaperones to the Ohio State FFA Convention in Columbus, April 29-May 1, 2020, at a cost of approximately $200 per student, paid for by FFA Alumni, students and fundraisers; 25-35 Ohio Model United Nations (OMUN) students and two staff to Columbus, Dec. 8-10 for OMUN competition at a cost of approximately $250 per student, paid for by students and fundraisers; and 40 students, staff and four to six chaperones to Camp Wilson in Bellefontaine, May 13-15, 2020, at a cost of approximately $181 per student, paid for by students and fundraisers.
• approved the service contract with Western Buckeye Educational Service Center for 2019-20 at a cost of $385,377.
• amended and restated the 403(b) plan effective to the Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company 403(b) volume submitter plan.
• approved purchasing bread products from Gordon Food Products and milk from Arps Dairy for 2019-20.