Stark 100 to replace buses, upgrade high jump

By Jason Musselman
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At Monday night’s monthly meeting the Stark County District 100 school board approved the lease of a new 18-21 passenger handicap accessible bus to replace a similar 23-year old vehicle that is nearing the end of its service life.

Prior to the meeting the building committee met to form that recommendation, which ultimately passed, along with recommending the letting of bids for two full size busses, which also was approved. Those bids may be approved at the March meeting.

One other recommendation from that committee included improving the track facility in Toulon, an item discussed at the mid-year retreat in January, as well. The board voted to install a 50’ by 80’ black top high jump approach at a cost of $8,480, which will be to several local contractors for rock and asphalt.

The district  received a donation of an outdoor high jump mat several years ago, but did not have the proper surface to hold the event outdoors. Competition and practices were typically held in the high school gym while other events and practices were taking place.

The board also voted to approve the current PRESS policy regarding the library media program. The minor wording changes are in regards to access and other policies related to books and electronic media at the library.

Following an executive session the board approved the resignation of Chris DeFilippi as junior high head custodian effective June 20, 2018 and the resignation of Carol Rice as elementary school parapro at the end of the school year.

Timothy Giesenhagen will be employed as an assistant high school baseball coach, Kim Becker was approved as a volunteer junior high track coach and child-rearing leave was approved for Sarah DeBord for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.

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