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Manchester board OKs destroying old paperwork

11/22/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Joyce Rainey Long

Manchester Local Schools officials approved destroying old documents at the Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting.

The documents to be destroyed include canceled checks and the corresponding paperwork from 2001 to 2005, according to Treasurer David Osborne. As required by the Ohio Revised Code, the board will first offer the old paperwork to the Ohio Historical Society, but it will most likely be shredded, Osborne said.

Once a year, the district treasurer, superintendent and board president meet to determine if documents can be disposed of, said Osborne, adding that some documents, including board minutes and payroll records, must always be preserved.

The board also approved the advance of local taxes for the 2012 tax year.

In another matter, Superintendent Sam Reynolds told the board that the district is creating a Bus Rider Handbook that will be completed next month.

“All the rules will be in the handbook, and parents will be able to go over the rules with children,” said Reynolds, adding there will be a page for students to sign to show he or she understands the bus rules.

The board also approved policies for student assessment and academic intervention services; security provisions; the Third Grade Reading Guarantee; and promotion and academic acceleration, and placement and retention, which are upgrades to current policies, said Reynolds. The board approved whistleblower protection for antifraud for administration, certified and classified employees, which is a new policy.

In other business, the board:

• approved two classified appointments and one supplemental appointment;

• approved one classified resignation and four supplemental resignations;

• accepted $200 from Michael Ankrom for the Class of 2013 fund. Ankrom won Summit County Teacher of the Year in October, and the $200 is part of his award, Reynolds said;

• accepted the following: $25 from the Beverly Bellis Trust to the Hauenstein Scholarship in memory of Joanne Eckert; $1,978 for Manchester Middle School from Lifetouch; $500 for the Manchester Middle School sixth-grade field trip from the Middle School PTA; and $100 for the Nolley Elementary School first-grade Thanksgiving Feast held Nov. 21 from the Portage Lakes Kiwanis; and

• approved 58 regular volunteers at Nolley Elementary School for liability insurance coverage.

The board adjourned to executive session to discuss personnel matters.

The next meeting will take place Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, located at 6075 Manchester Road.

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