Highlights from Ridgemont Board of Education Meeting

The highlights from the Thursday evening were provided by Ridgemont Superintendent Sally Hendrick

The first Ridgemont Virtual Board Meeting was held tonight. We are using new software called BoardDocs for Board agendas and minutes.

You can access the Board agendas and minutes at this direct link Ridgemont: https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/rid/Board.nsf/Public

or by logging on to the Ridgemont Schools website.

Below are the highlights from the April Regular Meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

April 30, 2020 Board of Education Highlights:

I shared that on April 29th, Dr. Amy Acton, ordered the second amended order of the closure of all K-12 Schools in the State of Ohio stating that all school buildings that provide any kindergarten through grade twelve instruction in the State of Ohio are to remain closed to students until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2020.

The following motion was approved:

Motion to approve the List of Seniors for the Class of 2020 who will Graduate, May 29, 2020, provided all requirements set forth by the Local and State Boards of Education have been met:

Hannah Nicole Amburgey
Haydon Apolinar
Kaylynn Marie Bailey
Rebecca Anne Bash
Levi Alexander Beiler
Sean Michael Bennett
Seth Daniel Davis
Brooklynne Taylor Dilbone
Seth Michael Fulton
Shane Allen Holloway McWilliams
Grace Elizabeth Miller
Jadon Miller
Shelby Grayce Miller
Shelby Renee Mullins
Norah Musson
MaKynna Sharon Nichole Parthemore
Tyrese Ahvakana Patterson
Abigail Grace Penhorwood
Mason Gage Diezel Furer
Keeley Lynnette Harp
Madisen Susan Jolliff
Mekenzie Brenda Jolliff
Jennifer Grace Jordan
Jessica Anne Jordan
Cameron JoLee Lowery
Autumn Elaine Manns
Connor Eugene Martino
Nadia Rose Martino
Hayley Marie Prater
Jackson Trey Reppart
Mikayla Ann Rigdon
Miranda Grace Rowe
Isaiah Trenton Savage
Brendon Skeen
Sidney Wade Smalley
Kelsey Brooke Stanfield
Taylor Michelle Vanatta
Jenna Lynn Whitaker

Personnel:

The Board accepted the resignation from Brandon Watkins as Junior High Teacher, effective the end of the 2019-2020 contract. The motion to approve non-renew all winter supplemental contracts as each supplemental contract is only for one year and the winter season is complete was approved.

Operations:

The Board approved Calendar D for the 2020-2021 school year, it will be on our website https://www.ridgemont.k12.oh.us/

The 260-Day Employee Holiday Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was also approved.

Please note-the Board approved to extend the 2020-2021 Open Enrollment deadline from May 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020. The applications were mailed out in early February, they are on the website https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dSNo-ChYUxUF9LQUFzQ1RzeVhQT1YxeHJ6b0tGamlzejVZ/view or you can call Sandy Overly at 937-354-2441 or email her at sandy.overly@ridgemont.k12.oh.us if you have any questions.

Memorandum of Understandings for College Credit Plus for Bowling Green State University and Rhodes State College were approved and the cost of credit recovery for students for the amount of $150 per class for the 2020-2021 school year (which includes the summer of 2020) were also approved.

The Board approved agreements with The Ohio State University Lima Campus to partner in student teacher experience, optional student accident insurance, a 5 year Internet Access Service Agreement with WOCO effective July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2025, an agreement with Focus 3.

An Interdistrict Contract with Midwest Regional ESC, for the 2020-2021 school year for Educational Assistants, In-School Suspension Monitor, Study Hall Monitor, Physical/Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy Services, and Preschool Program Services was approved.

Board policies were updated and approved. The Ridgemont Board Policy link is:

https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/rid/Board.nsf/Public?open&id=policies

Due to the Governor’s Restrictions, the following memorandums of understanding were approved: a mutual intent to enter into negotiations for a successor collective bargaining agreement and that such negotiations will begin at a mutually agreeable time in the spring of 2020 and a memorandum of understanding that agrees
to distant learning through the end of the school year and to maintain current teacher evaluations and current contracts until the 2020-2021 school year. Also, a resolution was passed allowing the Superintendent and Treasurer to take any and all actions necessary to maintain educational programming for students and
provide for the safety of all students and staff during COVID-19.

Donations:

The Ridgemont Board of Education accepted donations and took the time to thank the donors listed below for
their generosity to the district.
.Soroptimist of Kenton/Hardin County-Donation of Kits

.Mt. Victory/Dudley School Alumni-Donation of Bench for the Land Lab Outside Classroom Area

.Thank You to Jim Moore-Mt. Victory/Dudley School Alumni for making the bench donation possible. Mr. Moore has worked very hard to coordinate this donation and we appreciate his time.