Ridgemont Board Releases Minutes of Thursday Meeting

Posted on June 26, 2020

Thank you for your patience as we plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Over the past couple of months we have worked as a district team and a Hardin County team to plan and better understand processes needed to educate students in the fall. At this time, we are still waiting on guidelines from the Governor to help guide us with our plan. Please know that the safety of your children and our staff is our priority as we look at ways to continue to educate our students. We will share information with you as soon as we have plans in place and are able.

The Ridgemont Board of Education Meeting was held tonight in the Mt. Victory Gymnasium. 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 June Regular Meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

June 25, 2020 Board of Education Highlights


Congratulations to Mrs. Marianne Galyk for being nominated and awarded the Quest’s Teacher of the Year for Ridgemont Local Schools! Mrs. Galyk stated in an email, “I am very honored and humbled to be chosen.” It’s always exciting to walk into her room and see the student projects that she encourages her students to pursue! Thank you, Mrs. Galyk for teaching our students and inspiring them to dream, design and explore through art!


Resignations were accepted from JMac Geissinger, Maintenance Supervisor and Dee Danieu, Maintenance Department. The Board thanked Mr. Geissinger for his time with the district. Brittany Shellhouse was hired for 7-9 Social Studies Teacher and Isaac Houser was hired as Maintenance Supervisor. Welcome to Brittany and Isaac and we look forward to them being a part of our Ridgemont Family.

Jennifer Elltiott was given a contract for Gifted and Curriculum Strategy Coordinator. Ernie Holycross received a two year contract for Transportation Supervisor and Tom Mustain was given a two year contract for Technology Coordinator. Connie Reel was approved as On-Board Instructor for the 2020-2021 school year and new substitute bus driver and new athletic/extracurricular bus driver rates were approved.

The following supplemental contracts were approved for the 2020-2021 school year at their appropriate step, pending submission of payroll requirements, pupil activity certification, training requirements for coaches, and background check:

Basketball-Boys-Head – Nick Stuck
Basketball-Girls-Head – Tim Weyant
Basketball-JV-Boys- Shawn Smith
Basketball-JV-Girls – Keysten Creamer
Basketball 7th-Boys – JT Reppart
Basketball 8th-Boys – Tyler Tillman
Basketball 7th-Girls – Erica Elsasser
Basketball 8th-Girls – Travis Ramsey
Cheerleading HS Fall – Autumn Critchfield
Cheerleading HS Winter – Autumn Critchfield
Football Head Coach – Brian Claybaugh
Football Head Assistant – Tim Furer
Football Assistant – Kevin Wingfield
Football Assistant – Devin Elsasser
Football Assistant – Jordan Streets
Football Jr. Hi Head – Tobin O’Reilly
Football Jr, Hi Assistant – Michael Bell
Golf Coach – Greg Johnson
Guidance 20 days – Kim Hawk
Jr. Class Advisor/Prom – Darcy Ruppright
Musical – Rhonda Hill
Music Smr Prog. 10 days – Dan McCulloch
National Honor Society – Kim Hawk
Quiz Bowl Advisor – Danielle Webber
Senior Class Advisor – Marianne Galyk
Swing Choir Coordinator – Rhonda Hill
Voc. Ag. Instr. 60 days – Stephanie Jolliff
Voc. Ag. Instr. 60 days – Shelby Faulkner
Volleyball Head – Darcy Ruppright
Volleyball Assistant-Toni McKee
Volleyball Freshman – Malana Huffman
Volleyball Jr. Hi 8th Grade – Jill Stover
Volleyball Jr. Hi 7th Grade – Kate Wingfield
Weight Room Coordinator – Brian Claybaugh
Yearbook – Jennifer Elliott
Pep Band Instructor – Dan McCulloch
Jazz Band Instructor -Dan McCulloch
Test Coord. – Kim Hawk
Athletic Director-30 Additional Days-Shawn Smith

The following Volunteer Assistant Coaches for the 2020-2021 school year, pending pupil activity certification:

Boys Basketball Volunteer Assistant Coach-Bob Stuck
Boys Basketball Volunteer Assistant Coach-Ryan Newland
Girls Basketball Volunteer Assistant Coach-Samantha McCullough

The following certified teacher substitutes were approved through the MidWest Regional ESC:

Jana Burns, Terry Huffman, Tamara Johnson, Betsy Shoffstall, and Robert Shoffstall


The 2020-2021 Student/Athletic Handbook was approved and will be on the website and in Final Forms. Changes this year include the addition of a weighted 5.0 grading scale for CCP courses. This grading scale will be retroactive for any student who is still in school and has taken or will take CCP courses.

The following school fees for the 2020-2021 school year were approved:

.Kindergarten-6th School Fees – $45 per student

.7th-12th School Fees – $40 per student

.7-12 Technology Device Fee – $50 per student

.Class Dues for All 7th through 12th Graders-$25.00

.Additional Fees:

-FFA Dues-$25.00

-5-12 Grade Band Instrument Rental Fee for all students using school instruments-$20.00

-Miscellaneous Band Charges-At Cost

The board approved the Lunch Fees for the 2020-2021 school year (student lunch costs remain the same):

K-8 Student Lunch-$2.80
9-12 Student Lunch-$3.05
K-12 Breakfast-$1.55
Extra Milk-$.50
Adult Lunch-$3.80
Adult Breakfast-$1.90

The following fees were approved, as per NWCC League Constitution for Officials and Athletic Gate Prices, Athletic Season Passes, and Athletic Program Advertisements for the 2020-2021 school year:

Officials as per NWCC League Constitution:

Varsity Football $70.00
JV, Frosh, Jr High Football $50.00
Varsity Basketball $70.00
JV Basketball $50.00
Freshman Basketball $45.00
JV/Freshman Basketball $80.00
Volleyball – Var/JV $70.00
Freshman Volleyball $45.00
Baseball & Softball $65.00
Jr. High Basketball (2 Games) $60.00
Jr. High Volleyball (2 Matches) $55.00
Jr. High Volleyball (1 Match) $40.00
Volleyball Tri-Match $100.00
Volleyball Triple Header – $100.00
Jr. High Volleyball and Basketball Tournament Officials;
One Game/Match $40.00
Two Games/Matches $60.00
Finals $45.00 per Game/Match

Athletic gates, as per NWCC League Constitution:

High School Contests Adults-$6.00 Student/Senior-$4.00
Jr. High Contests Adults-$4.00 Student/Senior-$3.00

Season Passes:

Family Pass $250 (Includes only students grades K-12)
Individual Pass $75
Individual Student Pass $50 (Includes only students grades K-12)
Individual Senior Pass Free – lifetime passes for all home athletic events for all senior citizens age 62 and older who currently live in the Ridgemont School District. Participants may pick up their pass from the K-12 Welcome Center beginning August 3, 2020 by showing proof of district residency and age (driver’s license, golden buckeye card, passport, etc.).
Activities Booster Officers – Free Passes from Athletic Director

Advertisement in Athletic Programs

Half Page-$50
Quarter Page-$25
Business Card Size-$20

The annual membership to the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding was approved.

The Ridgemont Board of Education accepted donations and took the time to thank the donors listed below for their generosity to the district.

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