Telecomunications payout for United smaller this year

HANOVERTON–United Local Schools will receive less money for telecommunication services this year.

The school board this week granted approval for district E-Rate agent Dennis Klaustermeyer to apply for the 2018-2019 E-Rate funds which provide discounts on telecommunication and Internet services. The district is expected to receive $34,685.03 this year.

The amount is significantly less than last year–$53,829.38 less, to be exact. The district will receive less money than in previous years since there were no wireless upgrades over the summer.

In other business, the board accepted the retirement of Mary VanBuren as junior high social studies teacher, effective May 31. She has been with the district since 2009.

The board also granted supplemental coaching contracts for 2018-2019 to Alaina Davidson for junior high winter cheerleading, Jacob Kilroy for varsity wrestling assistant, Elaine Meals for academic challenge, Sonya Minard for pep band and Sam Mathias for varsity softball assistant; as well as approved Troy Brunner, Danielle Burch, Joe Karmazin and Megan Gozelanczyk as volunteer indoor boys/girls track coaches for the 2018-2019.

Also at the meeting the board accepted donations of $25 from FCCLA to the Drama Club sponsoring Veterans for the USO Show, $455 from various community members to Community Outreach, $100 from Ion Medical Designs to the high school Art Club, $500 from Terry and Bonnie Roudebush to the Bowling Team, $210 from senior mothers to the football program, $100 from the family of Eric, Michelle and Dustin Sanor to National Honor Society and $170 from OAPSE to the Backpack Program.