Personnel matters approved by Hancock board

NEW CUMBERLAND — Several assignments, personnel agreements and substitutes were approved Oct. 9 by the Hancock County Board of Education.

The board approved two coaching positions and two extracurricular assignments for the 2017-18 school year, all at Weir High School.

Those assignments were for Ronald Smith as boys basketball assistant coach, Troy Fetty as wrestling assistant coach, Sherri Lengthorn as Tri-Hi-Y advisor, and David Thompson as Hi-Y advisor.

Smith and Fetty met the state guidelines established for non-certified personnel employed in coaching activities.

Also in personnel matters, the board approved two technology site contracts: Rick Brown at Oak Glen Middle School and Eric Olson at Weir Middle School.

Seven substitutes were approved for the school year: Angela Pykosz, Brandi Reinacher, Gina McIntosh, Nancy Conley, Vance Miller, Richard Nixon and Anthony Santangelo.

Pykosz, Reinacher, McIntosh and Conley handle elementary education for grades K-6. Reinacher also will serve as a reading endorsement for pre-K to adult, McIntosh as a reading specialist for pre-K to adult, and Conley will handle multi-subjects for K-8 and as a reading specialist for K-12.

Miller will handle physical education pre-K through adult, Nixon will cover social studies from grades five through adult, and Santangelo will work with health education and physical education from pre-K through adult.

Only one transfer was approved: Cara McMahan, currently a third grade teacher at New Manchester Elementary. Starting with the 2018-19 school year, McMahan will move to Allison Elementary, where she will continue to teach third grade.

The board also approved a change in the date of an unpaid leave of absence for Weir High teacher Carrie Rine, which now takes effect Oct. 23 instead of the originally date of Oct. 9.

In addition, the board tabled the approval of Shana Adams as a countywide substitute cook for this school year. Adams’ hiring vote, which will take place at the next board meeting Oct. 23, is pending board approval of fingerprint results.

In other business:

• Assistant Superintendent Dawn Petrovich filled in for Superintendent Tim Woodward, who was absent due to illness.

At Woodward’s request, the superintendent’s report was not discussed and instead will be presented at the next regular meeting, scheduled 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the John D. Rockefeller Career Center.

• The board approved a bid from Robert Hans for a used surplus 2004 Ford Explorer. He provided the highest of three bids for the vehicle at $1,107. The other two bids came from Jodi Headley for $551, and from Lester Howell for $366.66.

• The board also approved a contract with attorney firm Bowles and Rice, and approved goals for the 2017-18 school year.