By Jason Musselman
The Stark County CUSD #100 school board accepted ten staff/sponsor/coach resignations and employed several more at their regular meeting Monday night.
Following an extended executive session, the board voted to accept the resignations of the following: Jamie D’Amico (Kindergarten), Lori Knowles (Title I Language Arts), James Melton (bus driver), Todd Durham (JH softball coach), Nicole Irving (JH cheer coach), Chelsea Hendrick (HS cheer coach), Missy Smith (lunchroom supervisor), Taylour Birkett (JH parapro), and Karen Scott (ES parapro).
They also accepted the planned retirement of custodian Rod Williams effective Nov. 27, 2018.
To help fill in some of those spots, the board then voted to employ the following: Lauren Coyle (HS English and scholastic bowl coach), Heather Brand (3rd grade), Courtney Kunkel (Kindergarten), Kevin Wise (JH softball coach), Molly Carlton (HS cheer sponsor), and Jackie Colgan (HS musical co-director).
In addition, three reassignments of duties were approved: Jill Klooster to Title I Language Arts teacher, Jake Lowery from JH boys basketball to asst. HS basketball coach, and Bob Bohm from asst. HS girls basketball coach to JH girls basketball coach. All other coaches and sponsors from the concluding school year were re-employed for fiscal year 2019. The complete list follows:
Athletic Director – S. Paxson
Head Football – J. Noard
Asst Football – D. Browning, S. Paxson, J. Noard, L. Dennison
Head Volleyball – A. Wise
Asst Volleyball – L. Hood
Head Golf – J. Langdon
Head B Basketball – D. Browning
Asst B Basketball – J. Lowery, J. Langdon
Head G Basketball – S. Paxson
Asst G Basketball – D. Wallace
Head Cheerleading – M. Carlton
Head Softball – A. Wise
Asst Softball – K. Wise
Head B Track – B. Frey
Head G Track – T. Carstens
Head Baseball – S. Paxson
Asst Baseball – L. Dennison, T. Giesenhagen
Speech – L. Hood
Weight Training – J. Noard
Yearbook – P. Wilkinson
Rebel Reporter – P. Wilkinson
Scholastic Bowl – L. Coyle
Musical Play Director – S. Colgan
Musical Art Director – L. Jacobs
Musical Music Director – A. Roark
Asst Musical Director – T. Forlines
Vocal Director (6-12) – A. Roark
HS/Elem Band Director – B. Macke
FFA – J. Andress
FCCLA – J. Krowlek
Student Council – A. Krabill
Asst Student Council – J. Krowlek
Class Advisor – E. Chapman – FR, T. Derham – FR, K. Clifford – SO, J. Lowery – SO, P. Wilkinson – JR, R. Whichter – JR, P. Wilkinson -SR, J. Andress – SR.
Prom Advisor – P. Wilkinson, C. Daum
National Honor Society – A. Olson
STARK COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH
Baseball – P. Keane
Softball – K. Wise
Volleyball – K. Whittle, K. Steelman
B Basketball – 8th Grade – NA., 7th Grade – A. Curry
G Basketball – 8th Grade – T. Carstens, 7th Grade – B. Bohm
Cheerleading – NA
Track – J. England
Asst. Track – J. Lowery
Scholastic Bowl – M. Smith
Stark Smart – D. Ford, C. – Stoner
Band Director – A. Roark
Student Council – C. King
In other business, the board voted to approve a concrete bid from Bob Price for the football field shed base and 107’ of sidewalk at the Stark County Elementary School. The bid include $4,744 for the pad and $2,568 for the sidewalk. With several upgrades, the shed will now cost about $9,800, which is still below initial estimates. A quote from Dan Berchtold for $2,500 to reseal and restripe the elementary school parking lot was also approved.
Several changes for the student handbook were given a first reading. Two of the major changes involves extending the allowable time a student can be late to school before an automatic detention from 5 to 10 minutes. Additionally, it’s proposed the detention period be shortened from 60 minutes to 30 minutes.
Finally, John Leezer of Leezer Agency was on hand to present the insurance renewal plan for the district, effective July 1, 2018. Overall, the premium will decrease from $127,296 last year to $124,447 this year, due mainly to an experience modification factor.