Minutes of Ridgemont School Board Meeting Released

Written on June 25, 2021

For school districts, June is the month where we wrap up the current school year and begin planning and preparing for the next school year.

As we look forward to the next school year, please see that we have added the following 2 hour delays for teacher professional development time to our 2021-2022 school year.

2021-2022 Calendar Link http://- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qqu0TsmAN0RGKHYiKyKzwtcsmmwi9mzO

2021-2022 Two Hour Delays
Sept. 28
Nov. 2
Feb. 1
March 8
May 10

Upcoming Calendar:

Wednesday, August 18- First Day of School
Monday, September 6- No School – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 7 to 10- No School – Enjoy the Hardin County Fair!
Monday, September 13- No School – Teacher Professional Development
Tuesday, September 28- Two Hour Delay for Teacher Professional Development

You can access the Board agendas and minutes at this direct link Ridgemont Agendas, Minutes and Policies or by logging on to the Ridgemont Schools website.

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

June 24, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Highlights

Personnel
The board accepted resignations from Shelby Faulkner, Agricultural Teacher and Dan McCulloch, JH/HS Band and Choir Teacher at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Included in their resignations were their supplemental contracts for the 2021-2022 school year, effective June 24, 2021, including FFA Advisor for Shelby Faulkner and Summer Music Program, Jazz Band Director, and Pep Band Director for Dan McCulloch.

Anthony Fink was hired as 7-9 Social Studies Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Anthony earned his teaching degree from Urbana University and is from the Zanesfield area. An addendum was approved to Technology Coordinator Tom Mustain’s contract.

The board approved the motion to Non-Renew all Spring Supplemental Contracts and All Other Supplementals for the 2020-2021 School Year. Supplemental resignations were accepted from Toni McKee – Assistant Volleyball Coach and Malana Huffman – Freshman Volleyball Coach (was rehired as Assistant Volleyball Coach), effective June 24, 2021.

The following were approved for a supplemental contract for the 2021-2022 school year:

Swing Choir Coordinator – Lucretia Fenwick
Volleyball Assistant Coach – Malana Huffman
Football Jr. Hi Head- Justice McGue
Football Jr. Hi Assistant- Mike McGue
Weight Room Coordinator – Brian Claybaugh

Operations:

The Kindergarten Screening was approved for August 11-13, 2021, and the approval for payment was also approved for Cathy Lowery, Stacy Sparkman and Danielle Ward to run the screening.

The amounts were approved, as per NWCC League Constitution for Officials (no change) and the following amounts were approved for athletic gate prices:

Athletic gates, as per NWCC League Constitution:

High School Contests Adults-$7.00 Student/Senior-$5.00
Jr. High Contests Adults-$5.00 Student/Senior-$5.00

Adult Lunch Fees were approved for the 2021-2022 school year as Adult Lunch – $4.00 and Adult Breakfast – $2.00. The federal government has already extended the free school meals for all students for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Student and Athletic Handbooks, as well as the Technology 1:1 Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year were all approved.

School fees for the 2021-2022 school year were approved as follows:

Kindergarten-1st grade school fees – $30 per student
2nd – 3rd grade school fees – $35 per student
4th – 6th grade school fees – $45 per student
7-12 Technology Fee – $50 per student in each grade level.
9-12 Art Class Fee – $22 per student/per class
Class Dues for All 7th through 12th Graders-$25.00
(No fundraisers will be approved to raise funds for classes. The $25 fee will support all class projects such as prom and graduation.)
-FFA Dues-$25.00
-5-12 Grade Band Instrument Rental Fee for all students using school instruments-$25.00
-Miscellaneous Band Charges-At Cost

An agreement with the Midwest Regional ESC was approved for a Social Liaison and the membership dues with the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding was approved. A donation of 20 football helmets, no longer certified, to the Ridgemont Activities Boosters was approved.

Donations:

We want to thank everyone who has generously donated to our school. The Ridgemont Board of Education accepted donations and took the time to thank the donors listed below for their generosity to the district.

*Trish Lones – Donation of flavor ice to second grade class.
*Ann McElfresh – Volunteered to teach the 6th grade art students how to use acrylic paint and donated the wood for the project also.
*Trisha Lones – Donation of classroom snacks to third grade.
*Jennifer and Scott Russell – Donation of stuffed animals for the Fall Festival.
*Lowe’s – Donation of cleaning supplies.


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