On Monday evening, the Washington C.H. City School Board held its monthly meeting and invited new teachers for cake and punch.
“I just wanted the board to get to put your names with faces,” said Superintendent Matthew McCorkle during the meeting. “They’ve all heard your names, but this way you can meet them and see what it is we do here.”
The board broke for a 30-minute break as board members mingled with the new teachers and enjoyed refreshments.
When the board resumed, it accepted donations in the total amount of $3,906.43. The individual donations will go toward the weightlifting camp fund from Chris VanMeter, the cross-country camp fund from an anonymous donor, cross-country camp fund, girls soccer camp fund, baseball camp fund, and softball camp fund from Blue Lion Athletic Boosters, an anonymous donation for the cheerleader break-away sign, the cross-country camp fund from Greenview Pharmacy, the waiver day breakfast from Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, and the athletic department from the Southeast Ohio Athletic Board.
The board also accepted funds from the Auditor of State in the amount of $130,024.96 for Title I and IDEA VI-B.
The board then approved the student activity budgets for the 2015-2016 school year for the Class of 2018 and multiple-handicap consumer education.
McCorkle recommended, and the board approved, the acceptance of three resignations: Rebecca Pope from the high school art show, Dawn Dawson as education aide, and Alice Peters as cook. The board then accepted the employment contracts for 58 new employees, including several substitute teachers.
The board was informed that results from the PARCC test are scheduled to be available on Oct. 5 for high school math and language arts, and Oct. 26 for grades 3-8. AIR results for science and social studies are scheduled to be released on Oct. 12 for all testing levels.
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