WB board accepts donations

BELOIT- The West Branch school board Wednesday night accepted several donations including a sizable donation for the soccer program.

The board accepted an anonymous donation of $7,168.85 for a sound system at the soccer field in addition to $3,000 from the athletic boosters for baseball field renovations. The board also accepted donations totaling $4,050 from local businesses and school organizations for the Warrior Wipeout event.

In other business the board granted continuing contracts for the 2013-2014 school year to teachers Daniel Dota, Todd McLaughlin and Pam Murray; and hired Teresa Santee as a nurse’s aide effective Oct. 21, Debbie Birkhimer as a three-hour bus driver effective Oct. 7, Connie Moracco as a seven-hour cook’s helper, Vanessa Emmons as a long-term substitute, Kay Hettler for gifted testing on an as needed basis and Jessica Scullion as a Title tutor. The board also accepted the resignation of Megan Suarez as a Title tutor effective Nov. 11.

The board also granted athletic supplemental contracts to Brian Clark, girls’ basketball varsity assistant; Scott Libb, junior varsity girls’ basketball; Allison Krupko, freshman girls’ basketball; Matt Thomas, eighth grade girls’ basketball; Chris Adams, seventh grade girls’ basketball; Brad Smith, boys’ basketball varsity assistant; Scott Loudon junior varsity boys’ basketball; Andy Pappas, freshman boys’ basketball; Luke Butcher, eighth grade boys’ basketball; John Hancock seventh grade boys’ basketball; Joel Szymanski, wrestling varsity assistant; Alec Lamancusa, wrestling assistant (half time); Rodger Sharp, junior varsity co-wrestling; Russell Moyer, junior varsity co-wrestling; Mike Helm, middle school wrestling; Stephen Sambroak, middle school wrestling; Karen Rice, varsity cheerleading advisor (quarter time); Debra Edie, ticket taker.

Also at the meeting, schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Weingart reported that the district was recognized at the second highest level by the Youngstown-Warren regional chamber of commerce for its Value Added data and meeting 23 of 24 standards on the local report card. He also reported that the Warrior Wipeout obstacle course in October raised almost $8,000 for technology at the district’s schools.

The board also declared today as Green Ribbon Day and encouraged staff and community members to wear green ribbons as a positive way to show support for the district and its students; and granted permission for the West Branch Little Warrior Basketball to utilize facilities during the 2013-2014 school year in coordination with the athletic directors and building administrators.