NAPALEON – The Napoleon District School Board of Education met on Tuesday to take steps to modernize district technologies and staff.
The council approved a contract with Bluum (formerly Tierney Bros.) for the purchase of process equipment. The district needs certain technological equipment, including smart boards, to facilitate distance learning for students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloom offered to provide equipment for junior / senior high school for no more than $ 230,348. Federal grant funding will be used for this procurement.
Superintendent Dr. Eric Belcher explained that interactive whiteboards are 75-inch TVs that are wall-mounted and work similarly to the iPad. The elementary school underwent a technological upgrade last year.
“It has always been planned to update the technology for all students. And this is the second part of this plan, ”Belcher added.
The second decree approved a contract with Westfield Technologies for the installation of technological equipment. Westfield offered to install the equipment for no more than $ 27,412.
The third resolution approved the selection of a construction project for a district education project authorized by Rupp Rosebrock, Inc. for design services worth $ 447,389.30. Belcher explained that half of the costs will come from the US Rescue Plan ESSER (Primary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund) and the other half from the funds allocated for the maintenance of the facilities.
If necessary, on February 22, 23 and 25 it was approved to hold youth sectional basketball games of the IV division. The school administration had the right to draw up any documents related to the activities.
The Council has approved assistance in games / tournaments for the 2021-22 school year. The tournament assistance rate is set and approved by the tournament governing body, and the approved amount includes payments to the education council, which will be deducted from the established tariff. The level of assistance in out-of-tournament games is determined by the board’s policy. Assistants are Mark Stacey, Joel Miller, Chris Delfavera, Terry Holman and Corey Krainbrink.
With regard to staffing issues, the board approved a 12-week FMLA (Family and Medical Vacation) holiday for Elizabeth French, which will begin around March 14, and for Sandra Long – around April 14. for up to one year.
Approved work includes: David Burkhart, assistant custodian in junior and senior high schools since Jan. 24, and Crystal Solana has been approved as a bus driver in the district since Jan. 19.
The council accepted the resignation of Terry Haase from the post of ticket manager on June 30.
Sports coaches approved for university sports for the 2021-22 academic year:
Track for boys – Kenny Bostelman, head coach, approved on January 13; Jeff Ressler, assistant coach of the university.
The track for the girls is Kevin Milus, head coach, approved on January 13th.
Students track – Erich Friels, Laura (Ashley) Miller, University Assistants.
Track for junior girls – Jason Sailer, head coach.
Substitute positions approved for the 2021-22 academic year: Tim Teregin, bus driver, from 28 January; Crystal Mendoza, a café, is open Feb. 7; Nicole Wilson, a backup teacher, took effect on January 20th.
Approved three-day compensation for the kindergarten clinic April 20-22: Bev Curtis, hearing, and Janice Knepley, medical records.
The council approved an amendment to the service agreement between Henry County Hospital and the school district. The school is contracting with the hospital to provide nursing services, including Certified Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) for some students with illness. This amendment adjusts the third LPN schedule for the COVID Nursing Coordinator and increases hours from 32-35 hours per week from January 3rd.
The council has ratified a contract that allows licensed American Red Cross training to train rescuers.
In other cases the advice:
• Passed a resolution to transfer $ 2,715,000 from the bond pension fund to a fixed permanent improvement fund.
• Permission for membership of Napoleon’s junior / senior high school in the Ohio High School Sports Association for the 2022-23 academic year.
• approved the trip of the Napoleonic High School Jazz Choir to Myrtle Beach from 20 to 24 April 2022 for a competition and concert. The jazz choir’s trip focuses on waiting for any restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s orders.
• Accepted an easel and stool donation of approximately $ 150 from Billy Manning for the junior / high school art department.