Mary Lou Beck, a Pettisville elementary school teacher, will retire at the end of the school year.
Members of the Pettisville School Board accepted her resignation at their Monday, March 8 meeting.
Beck taught at Pettisville for 22 years, with previous teaching experience at Archbold and Wauseon. She most recently taught upper elementary level math to fifth and sixth grade students.
Jason Waldvogel, elementary principal, told board members Beck “cares about kids, and spends her own time to make sure the students are taken care of.”
The board approved supplemental contracts for two non-licensed individuals.
Ashley Stuckey was approved as varsity special assistant girls softball coach, and Kevin York will serve as varsity special track coach.
In the elementary report, Waldvogel reviewed kindergarten registration information.
A parents meeting is Tuesday, March 30, 7 pm. Screening is April 1 in the library. Parents of students eligible for kindergarten next fall can contact the school to arrange an appointment for registration and screening.
Waldvogel also reported that magazine sales for the year raised $16,355.30 for the school.
That’s an increase of $1,468.41 over last year.
Evan King, a sixth-grade student, was the top salesperson, selling $1,076.93 worth of subscriptions. Hannah Meller was second. Josh Sauder was the top salesperson in the eight grade.
Michael Lane, high school principal, read a letter he received that complimented the behavior of Pettisville students during the sectional basketball tournament.
The letter was written by a man who worked at the game who noticed the good sportsmanship and courteous behavior of the students.
Waldvogel, who also serves as varsity girls basketball coach, said he had received similar compliments from parents and coaches from other school districts.
John King, Pettisville board president, commended the principals for teaching good sportsmanship to Pettisville students.
Following the regular board meeting, the board went into executive session to prepare for negotiations and bargaining sessions with employees, and to discuss compensation of an employee.
The session lasted just over 30 minutes. No action was taken following the private meeting.
All board members were present, and all votes were unanimous. The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 7 pm in the school library.– D.J. Neuenschwander