Cominsky joins Buckeye Board of Education

RAYLAND – This month’s regular meeting of the Buckeye Local School District Board of Education was held earlier this week in the Rayland village offices.

The meeting began with the installation of a fifth member of the board, filling the vacancy created when James Cesario resigned his post shortly after being initially installed and elected president of the board.

Selected from among a field of nine applicants, Rusty Cominsky, was installed as a member of the school board.

Elected as vice president of the school board was Brad McFadden.

It was noted that applicant Ty Lollini had in fact withdrawn his name from contention for the post, as he was previously elected to a seat on the council of the village of Tiltonsville and needed to remain with that governing body. As stated under the Ohio Revised Code, he would not be permitted to sit on both boards, had he been selected to fill the vacant seat on the local school board.

Under the heading of old business, board members returned to an item from last month’s meeting addressing a change in coaching responsibilities and team assignments for wrestling coach Mike Slaga.

Slaga’s resignation from his post as assistant wrestling coach at the junior high was approved.

Almost immediately thereafter, Slaga was approved by a board vote to step into the duties of an assistant wrestling coach at the high school level.

Board member Dirk Pielech abstained from voting on the matter.

Hired for the coming season as assistant cross country coach was Wayne McCracken.

Hired as 7th grade assistant football coach was Rob Hennebert.

Other personnel related matters addressed this week included accepting the resignation on June 1, 2014 of Ron Poblish.

In an unrelated matter, supplemental contracts were approved for the following individuals: at the high school: as assistant football coaches were Caleb Myers, Chris Heaton, Anthony Barsh; volunteer team doctor: Dr. Maguede Rizk ; and Eighth grade assistant football coach is Jason Merryman.

In other personnel related matters: two year administrative contracts were awarded to: William Luther, elementary principal; Thomas Brown, administrative coordinator, Susan Bachman and Ron Clark as evaluators.

Pielech abstained from voting on this croup of contracts.

In an unrelated matter, board members voted to adopt the job qualifications for the newly created post of Facility Security Officer as had been presented by S.T.A.R.T. at the board’s request.

All members of the board voted in support of this measure.

The next meeting of the board is scheduled for Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the high school.

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