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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:00 AM


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DELPHOS — Members of the Delphos City School District can meet new Superintendent Kevin Wolfe and Middle School Principal Doug Westrick at a public meeting tentatively set for 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Jefferson Middle School auditorium.


“I want to present the administrative team and we’ll all speak on our vision of where we want to go with the district,” Wolfe told school board members Monday evening.


Wolfe was principal at Ayersville before coming to Delphos and was previously assistant principal at Sidney Schools. He began his career as a teacher at Kenton Schools in 2002. He then took an administrative liaison position. He also served as associate athletic director.

The board approved raising lunch prices 10 cents across the board to come in line with federal mandates through the “Paid Lunch Equity” program. Student in grade K-5 will now pay $2.20; 6-12 $2.54; and adults $2.70.

Under the mandate, students’ lunches at schools with free- and reduced-lunch students must have a weighted average of $2.59. If not, the district must raise prices 10 cents per year until they reach the average. This is the second year the district has raised prices 10 cents.

Reiter Dairy will continue to provide milk for student lunches. Reiter submitted bids of .1810 cents for skim white, .1940 cents for fat-free chocolate and .1965 cents for strawberry.

Other bids included Prairie Farms at .2105 cents for skim white and .2322 cents for fat-free chocolate and strawberry. Arps Dairy also submitted a bid at .242 cents for skim white and .273 cents for fat-free chocolate and strawberry.

Aunt Millie’s Bakery was the lone bid for the district’s bread supply.

Melissa McClurg and Kathy Buettner will share duties for the district’s special education needs. McClurg was granted a 198-day extended contract and Buettner a 206-day extended contract to serve as special education officers. Wolfe will also be involved in Individual Education Plans for the 250-plus students on IEPs in the school system.

Tony Reindel was issued a full-route/half-time contact to take over the bus route vacated by the retirement of Elaine Jostpille. Steve Recker was also issued a half-route/quarter-time contract to take Reindel’s afternoon route.

Wolfe said substitute bus drivers are still needed and anyone interested should apply at the Administrative Building.

In other business, the board:

• Accepted the supplemental resignation from Don Stemen for junior high wrestling coach;

• Employed Chad Laman as middle school math and science teacher for the 2013-14 school year. Laman was chosen from a field of 23 applicants and one of seven interviewed for the position;

• Employed Janice Wrasman as a 2 1/2-hour cook for the upcoming school year;

• Approved moving Kory Zenz to the 150-hour column of the salary schedule as per the negotiated agreement. Zenz has completed the coursework necessary for the move; and

• Issued one-year contracts to Todd Schulte and Aaron Elwer as tutors through the Non-Public Auxiliary Services Fund. The contracts are for $3,400 each.

The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:34 AM

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