Mburg board approves salary increases, contracts

Board hears update on building plans

By Casey S. Elliott - [email protected]

MECHANICSBURG – Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools’ board on Monday approved several contracts for administrators and new salaries for the next school year.

The board approved salary increases for the next school year for Superintendent Danielle Prohaska, Director of Operations/Athletics Coby Wilhelm, High School Principal Paul Hershberger Jr., Middle School Principal Marlo Schipfer, Elementary Principal Christy Garver, Special Education Supervisor Ce Greene, Director of Data and Assessment Mary J. Huffman, Director of Technology Eric Griffith, and Transportation Supervisor Matt Mayberry.

Prohaska’s salary increases from $93,178 to $97,203; Wilhelm’s salary increases from $65,000 to $67,29; Hershberger’s salary increases from $77,649 to $79,311; Schipfer’s salary increases from $77,649 to $79,311; Huffman’s salary increases from $81,500 to 83,317; Greene’s salary increases from $61,142 to $74,771; Garver’s salary increases from 73,260 to 76,106; Griffith’s salary increases from $70,844 to $73,826; and Mayberry’s salary increases from $35,500 to $36,362. All increases were due to advancement on the salary schedule.

The board approved a one-year contract for Greene and three-year contracts for Schipfer and Garver.

The board also approved a job description change for the director of operations position, Prohaska said. The change puts athletics, maintenance and custodial operations under one position. Prohaska said the athletic director handles a lot of it as a result of scheduling games and the change formalizes the job duties.

The updated job description did not include a change to Wilhelm’s salary, other than administrative salary advancement approved earlier in the meeting.

New facilities plans

The district’s building committee is looking into new or improved school facilities on district property, Prohaska said. That includes creating a building that would house lockers, restrooms, concessions and a ticket area at the stadium; and renovating existing structures such as the booster building and the wrestling room. The renovations would improve shower facilities.

The district would also like to add a “multipurpose” space somewhere on its property, as there is a lot of interest to use district facilities after school hours, Prohaska said.

There are no cost estimates yet for any of this potential work.

In other action, the board:

•Approved membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for grades 7-12 for the 2017-18 school year.

•Adopted the Mechanicsburg Public Library 2018 budget.

•Accepted $380 of miscellaneous donations for the 2017 sixth grade Camp Kirkmont trip.

•Accepted an in-kind donation worth $317 from Deb Walters to the Mechanicsburg Music Department.

•Accepted a donation of $350 for HOBY participation from Laura and Thomas Reed.

•Approved travel, overnight stays, costs and dates for the 2018 eighth grade class to visit Washington, D.C. May 1-4, 2018.

•Approved hiring, for the 2016-17 school year, Spring Weight Room Supervisor Kurt Forrest; High School Track Assistant Coach (50 percent) Matt Frost; High School Intervention Specialist Shane Cahill; and Middle School Math Teacher Brady Hiatt.

•Approved hiring Fall Site Manager Christie Dodane; Fall Weight Room Supervisor Kurt Forrest; High School Football Assistant Coach Scott Marsh; Band Director Brad Oyer; Winter and Spring Weight Room Supervisor Kurt Forrest; Washington D.C. Advisor Ce Greene; and High School Cross Country Coach Joseph Montoya; all for the 2017-18 school year.

•Approved hiring, for the 2017-18 school year, High School Football Assistant Coaches Chris Conley, Jay Dee Hurst and Robert “Andy” Yoder; Junior High Football Head Coach Travis Hall; Junior High Football Assistant Coach Kyle Wilhelm; seventh grade Volleyball Coach Danna Lawhorn; eighth grade Volleyball Coach Sara Wright; Majorette Advisor Dawn Kent.

•Approved Gavin Erwin and Corey Bogan for summer maintenance/custodial employment.

•Approved the recommendation to non-renew the administrative contract of Maintenance Supervisor Paul Boggs, effective June 30, 2017.

Board hears update on building plans

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.