WL-S board seeks resurfacing of track

By Casey S. Elliott - [email protected]

WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty-Salem Local Schools is looking to resurface its track.

The school board decided to seek bids for the track resurfacing at its April 18 meeting.

The track was originally installed in 1998, Superintendent Kraig Hissong said. It was resurfaced once in 2008, and had other small repairs. But now it is time to do some work on it again.

Hissong estimated the work would cost about $175,000. If the board decides to approve a bid for the work, it would be done this summer, he said.

In other action, the board:

•Approved the resignation of teacher Angela Warye at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved the 50 percent job sharing request from Bruce Schlabach for his high school science position for the 2017-18 school year.

•Approved the 50 percent shared staffing position with Brandie Roberts and Bruce Schlabach for the 2017-18 school year.

•Approved the Seasonal Summer Student Worker program. The program provides four to five student workers for the custodial department to assist with cleaning and two technology student workers to assist with iPad and computer maintenance. Hours are based on need; students will be paid at a rate of $8.50 per hour, and work will begin June 5, 2017.

•Approved the three-day early release for seniors, May 31-June 2. The release is contingent on good behavior.

•Approved the 50-minute early release at 2:09 p.m. for all middle school/high school students and 2:05 p.m. for elementary students on the last day, Friday, June 2.

•Approved volunteers for the sixth grade Camp Wilson trips.

•Approved entering into an agreement with the Ohio School Comp 2018 Workers Compensation Group Retrospective Rating Program, a program of OSBA and OASBO and Comp Management, and to pay the 2018 enrollment and administrative fee of $630.

•Approved the new treasurer Chelsea Baldwin to pay out retiring Treasurer Steve Godwin for his unused vacation days and severance payout as stipulated in his current contract, effective July 1, 2017.

•Approved appropriation increases and modifications.

•Approved the Student Accident Insurance Policy for 2017-18 from Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company, Agent Michael Percy, administered in Ohio by N. Carol Insurance Agency.

•Accepted donations of $500 from Chris Moell for baseball; $2,000 from Tracie and Jon Payer for baseball; and $10,000 for 10 Rotary scholarships from Marianne Birt/Birt Farms.

By Casey S. Elliott

[email protected]

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.