United BOE discusses possible building project funding

HANOVERTON — The United school board this week approved action that would set up funding if the board were to pursue a building project.

The board approved a resolution rescinding a request for the Ohio School Facility Commission (OSFC) to establish a new scope, estimated basic project cost and local shared in the classroom facilities assistance program (LAPSED) for last year, then approved another resolution to request the OSFC to do the same for this year.

Schools Superintendent Lance Hostetler said the board must make the resolutions each year in case it decides to pursue a building project.

The board has been staying in touch with the OSFC since making multiple attempts several years ago to rebuild and renovate portions of the school campus. Voters rejected those attempts and the board has since been tackling renovations in pieces as money allows.

In other business, the board approved a policy excusing students in grades nine to 11 from physical education by participating in district-sponsored interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading for at least two, non-coincidental seasons, per the Ohio Revised Code.

The board also accepted donations of $1,000 from the Athletic Boosters to the boys basketball program, $945 from Giant Eagles’ Apples for Students program, $75 from PTO for elementary gifted art and $100 in memory of Diane Strudthoff from Walter and Janet Kerr to the back pack program.

Also at the meeting, the board granted supplemental coaching contracts for 2019-2020 Kenneth Beaumariage for varsity wrestling, Michael Demster for varsity bowling, Josh Sigler for varsity girls basketball and Chris Kadvan for varsity boys basketball; hired Brandon McKenzie, Jesse Tolley, Tucker Widlicka and Scott King as student summer technology assistants; and accepted the resignation of Anita Morgan as bus driver effective April 30.

The next regular board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 19 in the high school library.

khowell@salemnews.net

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