Boy scout’s project lauded by St. C. BOE

Jacob again named president of St.C. BOE

Photo Provided ST. CLAIRSVILLE Superintendent Walt Skaggs, left, and school board President Michael Jacob, right, congratulate Noah Brown on completion of his Eagle Scout project, a storage building for the district.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Michael “Chops” Jacob was again named president of the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District Board of Education when the group met for the first time this year.

Mike Fador was named vice president of the board, which faced a light agenda for its first meeting of 2018.

Following an organizational meeting, the board lauded Noah Brown, who recently completed his Eagle Scout project.

The project was constructing a storage building for the district.

Under personnel, Kathryn Thalman and Jody Williams were approved as classified substitutes for the current school year, and Sara Duncan had her Child Rearing Leave application approved.

The board approved an agreement with the city of St. Clairsville to again provide a resource officer for the district retroactive to the start of the current school year.

Also, it approved the district’s membership with the Ohio Education Policy Institute in the amount of $1,000.

Superintendent Walt Skaggs reported the district received a $5,000 security grant from Lowe’s. Three keypad entries and three fisheye cameras were purchased with the funds. He also said a Nightlock barricade system was installed in all offices and classrooms during holiday break. That was paid for through a federal grant.

Skaggs also reported the district has been awarded a Clean Energy Technology Grant through the Southern Regional Education Board for next school year. The $10,000 award covers classroom materials and half the summer teacher training institute cost ($1,625).

The following donations were accepted: AT&T Your Cause (high school principal fund, $10); St. Clairsville Rotary Club (preschool, $200); Brothers in Song (Barb Jeffries Scholarship, $500); Joshua & Amy Gasber (high school band account, $1,000; high school vocal music account, $1,000; Washington D.C. trip fund, $1,250); Whiteside Chevrolet (Staying Clean Club, $7,000).