Ridgemont Board of Education Conducts September Meeting

Written by on September 24, 2021

Ridgemont School Superintendent Sally Henrick released the following minutes from the Board of Education’s September meeting:

Please see the calendar below followed by the board highlights from tonight’s Ridgemont Board of Education meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Upcoming Calendar
Monday, October 11 No School – Teacher Professional Development
Monday, October 18 Parent Teacher Conferences Evenings of This Week
Thursday, October 28 End of First Grading Period

Tuesday, November 2 Two Hour Delay for Teacher Professional Development
Thursday, November 18 Parent Teacher Conf. K-6 Grade 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday, November 22 No School for PK-6 Grade-Parent Teacher Conf. am
7th-12th Grade – Job Shadowing
Tuesday, November 23 No School – Teacher Professional Development
Wednesday, November 24 to Friday, November 26 – No School – Thanksgiving Break

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.

September 23, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Highlights

The following new staff members were introduced to the Board:
Amanda Atole – Intervention Specialist
Robert Ball – Transportation Supervisor
Cassie Thomas – 4-12 Band and Choir Teacher

The track at our athletic facility in Ridgeway is 20 years old and was built during the 2001-2002 school year. It was resurfaced once during that time in 2014 and is in need of repair. To better help understand the needs of this project, The Kleingers Group will be providing a scope of services that includes a topographic survey, track evaluation with pavement cores, and a track evaluation that includes surface, cross-slope, and recommendations. Information gained from this survey will help us to determine whether we need to replace the track base and surface or just the surface.

We applied for and received a School Safety and Security Grant through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. This grant will aid in helping us purchase new security equipment for the Ridgeway building and Go-Kit and Bleed Control backpacks. These emergency filled supply kits will go in each classroom to support classroom preparedness incase of an emergency.

Thank you to everyone as we make the change to our new mode of communication, ParentSquare. We now have the system setup to make contact with individual bus routes and communication with athletics will begin during the winter season. If you have questions please reach out to Tom Mustain.

Congratulations to Nurse Amy Bahr as she has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Trademark Women of Distinction 2021 Honors Edition for demonstrating dedication, leadership and professional excellence. She has truly dedicated herself to her profession. Trademark for Women of Distinction Honors Edition is dedicated to highlighting the professional accomplishments and stories of today’s best and brightest women in business.

Teacher mentor payments and teacher professional development payments were approved. Supplemental contracts were approved for the 2021-2022 school year as listed below:

Head Baseball Coach – Mike McGue
Assistant Baseball Coach – Todd Hollinger
Softball Head Coach – Kim Bailey
Assistant Softball Coach – Bret McFadden
Track HS Head Coach – Nick Cox
Track JH and HS Assistant Coach – Malana Huffman
Track JH Head Coach – Darcy Ruppright
Track JH and HS Assistant Coach – Chris James
Freshman Volleyball Coach – Malana Huffman and Darcy Ruppright

Joe Webb was approved as a Football Volunteer Coach and Substitute Teachers, Bus Driver Substitutes and Classified Substitutes were approved for the 2021-2022 school year. Educational Assistant Aide agreements with the Midwest Regional ESC were approved for the 2021-2022 school year.

Bus Routes for the 2021-2022 school year were approved. Two motions were passed for the 403(B) plan and the Section 457 Plan. A motion was also approved to use ChaperPay as an online processor and software for FFA fundraising events.

The National FFA Convention Field Trip in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 27 to 30, 2021 was approved and the following National Finalists were recognized:

Kevin Eckstein – National Science Fair
Mykenzie Lance – National Swine Placement Finalist
Madisen Jolliff – National Service-Learning Finalist

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.

*Donations to the Ridgemont FFA Chapter-Kroger, Zoetis, and Quest Federal Credit Union

The October Regular Board meeting will be held on October 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the Math Room (#304).

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