Ferry school board holds brief meeting

MARTINS FERRY The Martins Ferry School District Board of Education held a brief meeting Monday to deal with summer maintenance and staff issues.

Superintendent Dirk Fitch noted that Ohio Peace Officer trainers were training the local police force last week.

The board accepted the resignation of Greg Steele as After School Study Table monitor effective immediately.

In matters of employment, Kacee Spence was approved as an Intervention Specialist at the elementary effective beginning the 2014-15 school year. Also, Heather Skender was approved as a third grade teacher at the elementary, effective beginning the 2014-15 school year.

Five substitutes were approved for next year. These are Chelsea Roth, Gary Krol, Eric Francis, Emmalynn Omaitis, and Lawrence Carmalt.

In addition, Cindy Tirpak and Michelle Williams were approved as substitute cafeteria workers and custodians.

The board approved handbooks for Ayers Elementary, Martins Ferry Middle School and Martins Ferry High School.

The board approved a resolution adopting a calamity day alternative make up plan.

Board members also approved a memorandum of understanding with the county’s Community Action Commission.

Board approved the bread bid with Nickles Bakery and milk bid with United Dairy for the 2014-15 school year.

Board members approved a ECOESC Service Contract Resolution for the 2014-15 contract year.

Board approved Ohio School Plans as property and liability insurance carrier for Fiscal Year 2015.

Board received a notification of thanks from the Chamber of Commerce for the use of the bus garage for the soap box derby.

Board will consider the use of facilities by the city of Martins Ferry for a town hall meeting to discuss the oil and gas industry. The district will determine which building is ready.

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