Manchester OKs appropriations
At the first Manchester Local Schools Board of Education meeting for the school year, board members approved permanent appropriations for the fiscal year and welcomed one new teacher.
At the Sept. 18 meeting, the board approved about $13 million as permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2012, which is a $400,000 increase from last year, said Treasurer David Osborne.
Appropriations are estimated expenditures, Osborne said, and they are always higher than actual expenditures. The increase is from the collection of the replacement levy passed in May 2011 and from funds the district borrowed to repair roofs of the school buildings, said Osborne.
In another matter, Katie Zuchowski was hired as a kindergarten teacher at Nolley Elementary School. She is a graduate of Manchester Local Schools and previously worked as the Title 1 teacher.
In other business:
• Superintendent Sam Reynolds commended the district for achieving the “Excellent” rating by the Ohio Department of Education and said the district met all 26 of the state indicators [this information hasn’t yet been officially released by the state of Ohio]. He commended the administrators, teachers and students on their accomplishments.
• The board approved three adjustments to policies, including staff dress and grooming, along with policies on bullying and student abuse. The board has been donating 10 percent of their monthly compensation since March 2011 to provide suicide prevention training.
“The board is so gracious to donate a portion of their salaries,” Reynolds said.
• The board approved 11 salary adjustments to teachers with additional training effective for the 2012-13 school year and approved two classified and seven supplemental appointments.
• The board approved the Manchester Middle School trip to Washington, D.C., March 21-23.
• A $100 donation from Marco Burnette to the General Athletic Fund was approved.
• A moment of silence was held at the beginning of the meeting to honor longtime Nolley teacher Joanne Eckert, who died Sept. 2.
The next regular Manchester Board of Education meeting will take place Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Administrative Building, 6075 Manchester Road.
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