BARNESVILLE-Barnesville district Title I Coordinator Lisa Gallagher presented an end-of-year program report at the board of education meeting on Thursday evening.
Gallagher said she spent part of her first year getting used to the position and organizing, but feels that overall the programs were successful. She said they tried to focus on family-oriented events and received positive feedback by involving various organizations: Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, the FFA, the FEA and Key Club.
Next year's Title I program goals include increasing parent involvement by working with a core parent group to form a parent organization and soliciting input from parents about the programming: communicating program information via a web page and more consistent newsletters; exploring ways to increase staffing in the after school tutoring program; evaluating program priorities to accommodate a wide spectrum of learning levels, from students who need intervention to gifted students.
BARNESVILLE?SCHOOL Superintendent Randy Lucas, left, and school board members, from left, Richard Pryor, Don E. Carpenter and Josh Moore check calendars and schedule a special board meeting for Friday, June 29 to discuss district budget appropriations.
A select group of Barnesville fifth graders will have the opportunity to participate in a summer program funded by a $2,000 American Heart Association grant. Students will be chosen for "Empower Me 4 Life" based on body mass index (BMI) scores and will learn about healthy choices, nutrition and grocery lists and will take part in guided fitness activities during the 20 hour program. Board members approved Natasha Shilling and Barbara Faldowski as "Empower Me 4 Life" summer program advisors,
The board also approved three one-year supplemental contracts: Merna Bettinger and Melanie McCorkle as freshman class co-advisors and Jason Perkins as assistant boys' basketball coach. Melissa McMillen was approved as an elementary school Accelerated Reader and Math Facts instructor for summer school. For the 2012-13 school year, Mary Kay Allison was approved as the volunteer auxiliary advisor and Robert Rockwell was approved as a substitute groundskeeper and floater. Members voted to increase the current guidance secretary position to 260 days from 210 days.
Three board resolutions passed at Thursday's meeting: #12-19 to continue cooperative services between the district and OMERESA for fiscal year 2013; #12-20 to continue cooperative services between the district and the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center for fiscal year 2013; #12-21 to support a time release waiver (regarding waiver days.)
Purchase order #42642 and a "Then and Now Certificate" in the amount of $7,050.90 were approved for alternative school educational services provided by Belmont Harrison Juvenile District as was a collaborative agreement with the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center.
Other items approved by the board included naming Griffen Insurance as the student insurance carrier for next school year, the student and family handbooks for all schools, the elementary volunteer handbook and the staff handbooks.
Cash donations totaling nearly $2,000 were approved including a $1,000 donation from VFW Post 2792 for the high school Washington D.C. trip. An estimated $9,000 in goods was donated to the Golf Team by Shawn Thompson, and a tractor cruise for the FFA Hoot-n-Holler was donated by Tom Winland. The board accepted one sealed bid for $700 from Rick Milhoan for wrestling mat #1.
The buildings and grounds committee will meet on Tuesday, June 26 at 8 a.m., and there will be a special board meeting on Friday, June 29 at 8 a.m. to discuss appropriations for FY2013. Both will be held at the Central Office.
The Barnesville Board of Education meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium.
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