by Sue Miklovic
Here are the highlights from Tuesday night’s NB Board of Education meeting. All the business was conducted in less than 30 minutes.
The biggest news of the night was the acceptance of an anonymous donation valued at approximately $10,000 for consumable school supplies. This will be used for all Pre-K through sixth grade students for the 2019-2020 school year. “The donor wants to remain totally anonymous. We are grateful for the donation,” said Superintendent Ryan Delaney.
Delaney also commented that Summer School is in session, the American flag in the gym is being moved to ceiling in the middle of the gym, and the school measured 4.23 inches of rain in last week’s flood-causing rainstorm.
The Board also accepted the donation of a new wheelchair for the Powell School from the Family of Doris Eckman.
Other actions taken included:
~accepted the resignation from teacher Katie Eckel. She will be teaching in the Eastwood School District, where she resides.
~approved maternity leaves for teachers Kirby Andre and Brynn Pasche.
~approved several supplemental contracts,mainly sports related.
~approved the district health and dental insurance rates through the Wood County School Consortium. District treasurer Steven Stewart said, “The WCSC is well managed. It is the best place for us to be for these services.” He said the district’s cost only increased by 1%.
~approved Handbook changes as presented, for both buildings.
~approved Powell Elementary fees at $46.00 per student. Parents will receive a $5.00 discount for paying prior to the end of the first quarter grading period.
~approved school lunch prices-Milk-.50; K-12 Lunch-$2.95; Adult Lunch-$3.45; Ala Carte Main item-$2.45
~approved an insurance agreement with the Ohio School Plan/Hylant. “Our rates went down from last year. We will be making a claim because we had some street lights on the property hit by lightning,” said Mr. Stewart.