Dan Sauder, Pettisville school board member, told the board at the June 10 meeting that he does not intend to run for reelection.
Citing church and family commitments, Sauder stated that he wanted to get the word out since he knows the time is coming to register as a candidate for the November ballot.
He served on the board for six years. He was elected in 2007 to fill out the remainder of Doug Nofziger’s term.
Nofziger resigned after two years.
Sauder was then reelected to a four-year term in 2009.
“It’s a good board and a great school,” Sauder said.
“I’ve been proud to be a part of it.”
In addition to approving the minutes and financial reports from the previous meeting, the board approved the appointment of Brian Leppelmeier as custodian of the athletic department petty cash account.
The board also approved the appointment of Deb Graber as custodian of the office petty cash account.
Contracts were renewed with both Northwest Ohio Education Television and the Northwest Ohio Educational Research Council.
Also, an updated transportation handbook was approved.
Kailey Kruse and Dominic Frey were hired as student workers for summer employment and as needed through the school year at an hourly rate of $7.50.
Deb Herring was hired as a paraprofessional for the district. She will serve mostly as an aide in the learning disabilities classroom of Amy Leppelmeier on an asneeded basis.
“We can use her in a few more situations because she has a teaching certificate,” said Jason Waldvogel, elementary principal.
“That’s why we’re designating her as a paraprofessional not a classroom aide.”
Several waiver days were approved for the school “Race to the Top” team to use.
The board also approved early release days for October 16, 2013; January 29, 2014; and May 23, 2014.
Steve Switzer, district superintendent, reported that the district will possibly have two licensed staff openings and several support staff openings.
One possible opening is for junior high English/social studies, requiring licensure in 7-12 or 4-9 English and social studies.
Another option would be an elementary K-8 or 1-8 license.
A second tentative opening is in the elementary and a fi- nal decision is pending.
One paraprofessional teacher’s aide position is open that does not require licensure.
The district also needs substitutes in both the bus driver and janitorial ranks, with substituting available immediately as a janitor.– Pam Graber