AYERSVILLE — Members of the Ayersville Local Board of Education were updated on campus renovations, as well as a proposed safety grant.

Superintendent Don Diglia shared that the exterior, classroom and hallway lighting is 90% completed, auditorium lighting is 95% completed and pool lighting should begin this week.

The house lighting and floor epoxy are completed and auditorium seating is scheduled to be delivered Aug. 6, with a three-day installation. Work on the new entrance doors and controls should be done this week. The south parking lot repaving was scheduled began Monday, while the solar thermal pool heating work should get underway this week. A progress meeting is slated for Wednesday.

The Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame have been installed in the commons and state champion pictures will be hung in the commons, above the kitchen doors.

Diglia also noted that he is having a fourth meeting with a representative from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation today on the Safety Intervention Grant application for a scissor lift. The district completed a comprehensive safety review and submitted its grant proposal for a new scissor lift on July 10.

In personnel matters, the board approved extended time for staff members Alexis Arts, Austin Fritz, Augusta Niese and Rob Luderman.

Heather Anderson and Jen Noaker were approved for the 2019 kindergarten camp based on United Way funding, with pay not to exceed $1,500 per employee.

Dan Mix will be the local professional development committee chairman for the 2019-20 school year at a pay rate of $1,200. Additional committee members are Beth Hench, Jeremy Kuhlman, Lori Tyler and Kelly Wagner.

Rescinded were the following supplemental contracts: Luderman, assistant football coach; Deanna Zimmerman and Simon Miller, boys and girls cross country coaches; and Rachel Dillion, stage manager.

Hired were Luderman, freshman football coach; mix, girls and boys track coach; and Chris Dales, assistant/JV softball coach. Zimmerman and Simon Miller were okayed as volunteers.

The board accepted the following donations for Victor Awards: $250 from the Randall brothers, $250 from Citizens National Bank and $250 from Kaps Karts LLC. Donations in memory of Milo Crocket included $3,000 to the FFA, $120 to the athletic department and the book “Good Night Farm” to the elementary school, valued at $12.99. Additional donations included $200 from Jean Jorkos for the Ron Jorkos Memorial Fund, $3,200 from the Ayersville Athletic Boosters for boys basketball uniforms and $366.80 from Realty Five Give 5.

In other business, the board:

• approved the resolution determining to proceed with the submission to the electors of the question of imposing an additional school district income tax pursuant to section 5748.02 of the Ohio Revised Code.

• okayed advances and transfers from the general fund.

• approved the return of the advance from resolution #40-19 in the amount of $18,163.73 from 0229106 STRS escrow to the general fund.

• okayed adjustments to the certificate of estimated resources and temporary appropriations.

• set athletic ticket prices for the 2019-20 school year.

• approved the service agreement to provide transportation on behalf of the Four County Career Center to the suspension center for the 2019-20 school year, as needed at the rate of $20 per day.

• approved the list of carryover purchase orders from fiscal year 2019, with a total balance remaining of $1,879,250.27.

• noted that Dan Parrish was approved on June agenda as assistant football supplemental contract for the 2019-20 school year. His correct name is Don Parrish.

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