Northeastern Board of Directors Hears Construction Updates and Approves Bus Purchases | Local education


School board members from local schools in the Northeast were briefed on the construction progress of the Tinora Performing Arts Center and the weight room during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.

Superintendent Nicole Wells presented construction updates. The mechanical and electrical trades continue with rough aerial work at the performing arts center. Drywall has been hung in the administrative area and finishing is underway. The clouds on the ceiling of the auditorium should soon be in place. The orchestra pit has been poured and the only concrete remaining to be poured is the sloping area.

A painter is on site as needed, and the rigging contractor will be on site after the first of the year to complete the rough rigging. The furniture will also be installed after the first of the year. The paving of the site is complete and in the weight room all the steel has been put in place and the roof is scheduled for this month.

Proceeding to agenda items, the board approved the purchase of two 84-passenger Blue Bird transit school buses, as shown, priced at $ 97,900.00 with an exchange allowance of $ 2,500.00 bus (bus 6 and bus 16, exchanges).

The retired college / high school physical education teacher Kenny Krouse was accepted effective December 31, 2021. Krouse served the district for 21 years. The board authorized the payment of severance pay in accordance with the negotiated agreement.

The additional contracts offered were Paige Bidlack, counselor to the quiz team at the college, 50% contract shared with Kaitlyn Hearne; Larissa Florence, archery supervisor, 30% contract with Eric Spiller keeping 70% of the current contract; Danielle Hagerman, High School Cheerleader Consultant, retroactive to November 22, 2021 (previously approved as Assistant High School Cheerleader); Jason Stein, volunteer high school boys’ basketball coach.

Field House employees and replacements have been approved for the 2021-2022 school year at a rate of $ 12 per hour, retroactive to November 22, for after-hours hours from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (schedule subject to change). Casey Helton has been approved for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The board approved overnight trips for the high school wrestling team: January 7, Perrysburg; January 14, Clay High School; January 21, Van Buren; January 21, Johnathan Alder; and on January 28, Sandusky St. Mary’s.

The organizational board meeting has been set for January 11, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular board meeting in January. John Higbea will act as interim chair of the meeting.

The Board of Directors has accepted several monetary donations to the Tinora Archery Program: Buckeye Seamless Gutters, LLC, $ 100; Defiance Lawn Care, LLC, $ 50; Therapeutic massage challenge, $ 100; Donna Baldwin / broker Bruce Guilford Real estate and auctions, $ 100; Electric Gustwiller, $ 75; The Matt Corressel family, $ 100; Midwest Community Federal Credit Union, $ 100; Sharp Automotive, LLC, $ 100; and VFW Post 3360, $ 200.

Several school organizations have been recognized for providing special Christmas projects to help families in the community. The National Honor Society (NHS) collected personal care items and non-perishable food items for Project Noel. The students collected enough items to fill a van with the slogan “Can the Principal”. NHS students also rang the Salvation Army bell at Walmart.

College students collected gloves, mittens, scarves and boots for a local church for distribution. They also participated in Project Noel and Shop with a Cop. A group of grade 8 students volunteer each week at the PATH Center.

Primary school students participated in the Noel and Shop with a Cop project. Students made and handed out 450 “Get Well” cards for residents of two neighborhood nursing homes. They also created “Birthday” and “Get Well” cards for Matt Mosier, a Tinora high school graduate who struggles with health issues.

In his report from elementary school principal, Eric Tipton noted that the results of the fall ELA tests show that 49% of students were proficient or better, a 17% increase from last year. Additional intervention will be provided over the next few months, and students will have the option of retesting in late February / early March. Tipton added that recent legislation resulted in the removal of the third grade guarantee for the 2021-22 school year.

College Principal Lisa Maxwell congratulated Addie Thomas for second place and Liam Behnfeldt for third place in the VFW Essay Contest. Thomas took home a prize of $ 75 and Behnfeldt took home $ 50.

High school principal Alex Nafziger reported that a small group of grateful veterans and their guests attended the student council-sponsored Veterans Day breakfast in November.

All-Ohio football awards were announced recently and many Tinora players have been honored: Baeden Hancock, first team, defensive lineman, 13th player in school history to receive first team honors ; KP Delarber, honorable mention, running back; Javen Gaines, honorable mention, defensive lineman, Eric Bohn, honorable mention, offensive lineman; and Cole Commisso, honorable mention, offensive receiver.

In another action, the advice:

• approved the certificate of estimated resources for fiscal year 2022 and increases / decreases in appropriations for fiscal year 2022 as presented.

• approved a rental application from Reid Anders representing the community / alumni open gymnasium, for the use of the Tinora Elementary Gymnasium every Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from December 2021 to February 23 2022, without rental fees.

• approved a contract from Torrence Sound Equipment Company in the amount of $ 59,132.25 to modernize Tinora’s public address, bell and clock systems.

• Approved the amendment to the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center speech-language pathology services agreement for the completion of assessments effective November 29.

• Learned that the Kindergarten screening will take place April 21-22, 2022, at Christ Defiance United Church on the Defiance College campus.


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