Schools to help families with limited English


The Salem school board Monday night approved a personnel position to help students and families that speak limited English.

The board agreed to hire an LEP (Limited English Proficient) Immigrant Family Liaison for students and families in the district at a rate of $22 per hour for up to 270 for the remainder of the school year. An amended agenda did not include the name of anyone hired to the position.

The board also approved a three-year contract for Christina M. Devlin as the director of Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing effective Jan. 1, 2019 with a salary of $62,617.14 the first year and a 1.5 percent raise each of the following two.

Additionally the board granted athletic coaching supplemental contracts for the spring season to Mike Thorpe, varsity softball head; Rodney Thorn, varsity softball assistant; Kristen Toy, junior high softball head; Jess Kampfer and Eric Markovich, softball assistants; Mike DeBarr, varsity baseball head; Cody Dillon, varsity baseball assistant; Jake Carner, junior varsity baseball head; Daryl Kurtz, junior varsity baseball assistant; Andy Clutter, baseball assistant volunteer; Amie Cochran, high school girls track head; Bill Neapolitan, high school girls track assistant, Bethany Glasser, high school girls track assistant; Jen Neapolitan, high school track assistant volunteer; Rob Motz, high school boys track head; Shane Harding, high school boys track assistant; Jarrod Niederhiser, junior high girls track head; Matt Zeigler and Ryan Barrett, high school boys tennis; Shane Metzger, wrestling assistant volunteer; and Marshall Sarginger, weight room supervisor.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the donation of $1,000 from the 2018 Jamboree Football game gate proceeds to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church from the athletic department in the name of Tre Williams.

The annual organizational and January regular meeting is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Jan. 14 in the high school library.