Thirteen of the 15 new teachers at Lincolnview Local Schools were on hand Tuesday night at the Lincolnview Board’s August meeting. The first day of classes at Lincolnview was Wednesday. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
Thirteen of the 15 new teachers at Lincolnview Local Schools were on hand Tuesday night at the Lincolnview Board’s August meeting. The first day of classes at Lincolnview was Wednesday. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)

MIDDLE POINT — On the eve of the first day of school, the Lincolnview Local Schools Board of Education welcomed its new crop of teachers to the board’s monthly meeting. All but two were on hand for the meeting, and each expressed excitement about the upcoming school year.

Most of the meeting was standard business and finalizing programs and contracts for the new year. Among the items approved were: the application for the National School Lunch, Breakfast, and Snack Program and Government Food Program, the list of open enrollment students, the kindergarten- sixth grade workbook bills and class fees, the bus routes, and the state tuition rate. Also approved were the list of substitute teachers and aides through Western Buckeye ESC, and classified substitutes for the year.

Approval of unpaid volunteer coaches was given for Rachel Alvarez, Jason Miller and for a personal services contract for Dianna Hicks for 7th grade volleyball. Supplemental contracts were approved for Jonathan Crusie, Eric Fishpaw, and Kris Tow. A one-year classified contract as approved for Teresa Dunlap as a part-time cook. The contract of Krista Seibert was adjusted to reflect three years of experience with a bachelor’s degree.

The Van Wert Area School Insurance Group plan was approved, including a five percent increase in dental insurance premiums, the enrollment in the Ohio School Comp.Comp Management Inc. Workers Compensation group program was approved, as was participation in the State of Ohio cooperative purchasing program to purchase supplies, services, equipment, and certain materials for the upcoming school year. Updated cafeteria prices were also passed.