Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Jan. 15 newspaper on Page A5.

McARTHUR — The Vinton County Local School District Board of Education held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 9.

The Board consists of Dr. Mildred Lane, Tom McManis, Jason Radabuagh, Cindy Strausbaugh and newly elected Mary Ann Hale. Hale and Radabuagh, re-elected, were sworn-in to office during the Jan. 9 meeting.

The Board held its organizational meeting as a part of its regular Board meeting. Elected as the president of the Board of Education was Tom McManis. Elected to the position of vice president of the board was Cindy Strausbaugh. The legislative liaison this year will be Dr. Mildred Lane, and the Student Achievement liaison will be Jason Radabaugh.

The Board also voted to hold Board of Education meetings on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The regular location of the meeting will be at the District office in McArthur, but the Board may hold meetings elsewhere, particularly if students are being honored for their successes and achievements.

Superintendent Rick Brooks also noted January is Board of Education Appreciation month. He presented each member a certificate in recognition.

Other items on the meeting agenda:

  • Accepted donations of $100 from A&A Truck Stop; $150 from Go-Won-Go Pocahontas Council #44; $200 from Kroger of Wellston.
  • Approved a request from Central Elementary’s Coding Crew to attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus on Feb. 10, 11.
  • Approved the 5th grade Safety Patrol trip to Washington D.C. on May 7-9.
  • Approved an agreement with the Athens Hocking Vinton 317 Board to provide social and emotional learning curriculum and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) during the school day and during Project Boost programming. Total provided shall not exceed $67,500.
  • Approved the K-12 Prevention Education partner agreement with Athens-Hocking-Vinton ADAMHS Board for the period of Jan. 1 to July 30.
  • Accepted the retirement notification of Era Jane Cheek.
  • Employed Michaela Puckett as a certified tutor and substitute teacher.

sdawes@vintoncourier.com; @sydneydawes_95

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