|Funds nearly raised for Bearcat athletic center|
|Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:04 PM|
BY CYNTHIA YAHNA
SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville Athletic Booster member Don Degen gave a presentation of the Bearcat Strength and Training Center building fund to the Spencerville Board of Education Thursday evening.
“I wanted to provide an update to the board about the building project. There has been a lot of exciting activity the last few months and I am happy to share that we have estimates for the facility in detail. The total monies needed is $394,454 and we have raised $332,637. We need $61,817 to proceed,” reported Degen.
Grades K-5 will utilize peer-assisted learning (PALS) intervention program during intervention/enrichment. This is a researched–based program developed by Vanderbilt University and approved by ODE.
Also, the PTO grades K-4 fundraiser Laps for Learning raised more than $7,000.
Principal Susan Wagner will meet with the Allen County Health Partners to discuss the opportunity for dental sealants to be made available to the students.
Superintendent Fuge reported the hiring of Greg Ekis as the girls basketball coach and Andy Wisher as the new soccer coach.
Teacher Bruce McConnell resigned for the purpose of retirement.
The board accepted the bid from Bluffton paving for summer paving of the west parking lot.
The board president Penny Kill was given two awards by Rob McPheron, a member of the Bath School Board: a certificate of 3-years service and a pin for Master Board. To earn the Master Board award, she had to perform 300 hours of credits.
The school board also approved student handbooks and donations totaling $6,037 from Kent Barns/Barnes Collective, Huntington National Bank, Kahle Bros., Wapakoneta Schools and Coldwater Schools for athletics, Pass the Hat donations, employee payroll deductions, Spencerville Chamber of Commerce and Midwest Electric Co-op.
The board of education retired to executive session for the purpose of discussing appointment and employment of a public employee.