The Eaton Community Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Friday, Aug. 1, to discuss the approval of new employees and the renovation of the board’s new district office building.
The meeting began with a presentation by Project Manager Tom Doseck, who said the budget for the renovation of the board’s building was underestimated. He said he thinks the best decision at the moment would be to reopen bidding for the project, which he thinks would be the best long-term option.
“I just believe this is the best option right now, not an easy one,” Doseck said.
Doseck said he hopes construction can begin by the end of August and still be completed in ample time near the end of December.
Doseck had prepared a resolution that was included in that day’s agenda. Two resolutions were brought before the board in relation to the renovation of the school board building. The first was not approved by the board.
Through approval of the second resolution, ECS will reject bids for the renovation of and roof replacement on the new board office located at 302-308 Eaton-Lewisburg Road. ECS will then notify all bidders of the intent to reject the bids and approve the new revised detailed estimate of construction costs and construction documents. ECS will then commence re-bidding including the advertisement for and review of bids for the foregoing project.
In other business:
The board approved the resignation of teacher Amanda Bassler.
The board approved the 2014-2015 employment of Teacher Emily Dumler, Teacher Stephanie Herzog and Counselor Hilary Waugh.
The board also approved the employment of Educational Aide Stephanie Woodgeard and Interpreter Angela Seim for the 2014-2015 school year.
The board approved 2014-2015 employment for positions that have been posted and no certified staff members have applied. Approved nominees for the positions were Ally Hoke as varsity football cheerleading advisor and Shelby Turner as reserve football cheerleading advisor.
The board also approved volunteers for the 2014-2015 school year. Ally Hoke was approved as volunteer competition cheerleading advisor, Eric Mendenhall as volunteer cheerleading coach and Shelby Turner as volunteer competition cheerleading advisor.
Tim Appledorn, reserve golf coach at Eaton High School, was approved by the board to drive a school van to transport students during the 2014-2015 school year.
The board also approved an agreement between Interpreters for the Deaf, LLC, and Eaton Community Schools. The ID will be providing American Sign Language interpreting services for ECS. All scheduled hours will be billed at $41 per hour. ID has agreed to provide a substitute ASL interpreter for Mr. McKelvey at Eaton High School, when necessary. ID will also provide up to four additional hours of interpreting at no charge that may be used for IEP meetings, parent teacher conferences, etc.
The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is at 6 p.m., Aug. 11, at the Hollingsworth East Elementary School cafeteria.