These are the minutes as submitted by Superintendent Sally Henrick:
Monday, November 22-No School for PK-6 Grade-Parent Teacher Conferences- 7th-12th Grade – Online Learning
Tuesday, November 23- No School – Teacher Professional Development
Wednesday, November 24 to Friday, November 26- No School – Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 17- One Hour Early Release
Monday, December 20, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2022- No School – Christmas Break
Monday, January 3- School Back in Session
Friday, January 21- End of 1st Semester
Monday, January 17- No School – Martin Luther King Day
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November 18, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Highlights
At the National FFA Convention:
.Kevin Eckstein – Won First in the Nation for his National Science Fair Project, Congratulations Kevin!
Congratulations to the following who were in the top 4 in the Nation-
.Mykenzie Lance – National Swine Placement Finalist
.Madisen Jolliff – National Service-Learning Finalist
The Creative Writing students entered into a 100 word story contest in September for Young Writers. 27 of the 30 students will be published in the short story collection!
Students Being Published:
.It is hard to believe but, our track at the Ridgeway facility is 20 years old and it was last resurfaced in 2014. Track surfaces usually need to be at least resurfaced every 5-7 years and we are there. Our track surface is definitely in need of resurfacing, but there is also cracking and uneven surfaces. The track assessment from the Kleingers Group has given us a better idea of the needs for our track and we are looking at replacing all layers of the track this summer.
.Two other projects that we will use ESSER grant funds on are additional playground space and structures for our K-6 students and preschool classrooms. We will be expanding our preschool classrooms by renovating two rooms in the Ridgeway building. This will allow us to have more openings for students entering preschool.
The motion passed to non-renew all fall 2021 supplemental contracts as each supplemental contract is for one year and the fall season is complete. Treasurer Melissa Pollom’s contract was approved as well as an addendum to her current contract.
Substitute Teachers and Bus Driver Substitutes were approved for the 2021-2022 school year. Jayden Streets and Samantha McCullough were approved as volunteer basketball coaches for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Board approved a resolution for the employment of Substitute Teachers for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year to help with the shortage of substitute teachers. The Midwest Regional ESC office will be handling the substitute certification process once approved by Ridgemont.
If you are interested in applying to be a substitute teacher, contact Sandy Overly at 937-354-2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Five Year Forecast for the district was approved. An MOU with Rhodes State College was approved and the purchase of a new handicap school bus was also approved.
Thank you to the following families for donating a pallet of bottled water to the Activities Boosters-
-Jim and Deb Newland Family
-Tim and Leigh Ann Newland Family
Thank you to McDonald’s for the free breakfast meal offered October 11-15 for teachers, administrators, and school staff across the country.
Thank you to Dustin and Keri Robinson Family for donations of clothing to the clinic.
Thank you to Bethanie Overly for donations to the Nurse’s Clinic for students in need.
Thank you to Taylor’s Way, in Memory of Taylor Carder for donations to the Nurse’s Clinic for students in need.
Thank you to Connie Reel for donations to the Nurse’s Clinic for student supplies.
Thank you to the Vermillion Family for donations of clothing to the Nurse’s Clinic.
Thank you to Painter Creek Grange for donations of personal care items to the Nurse’s Clinic.
Thank you to the Activities Boosters for purchasing the new band uniform pants for the Ridgemont Marching Band.
The December Regular Board meeting will be held on December 16, 2021, at 5:00 pm in the Math Room.
We are thankful for our students, our staff and the Ridgemont family. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.