Lincolnview to host wind farm meeting
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:01 AM
Lincolnview board members Kirk Berryman and Scott Miller listen during discussion at the March meeting of the board Tuesday night. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)
MIDDLE POINT — On Tuesday night, the Lincolnview Board of Education heard presentations from Sgt. Shawn Cook of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Iberdrola Renewables in addition to typical board business.
Cook was on hand to discuss the school zone outside of the school campus. Special speed limits are in force during restricted hours, but those hours are not specified on the signage. The restricted hours are typically designated as hours when school in session, but Cook asked the board to consider setting actual hours or putting up lights which would flash to warn motorists during specified times. The board agreed to further consider taking action on the matter.
Dan Litchfield of Iberdrola Renewables came to ask to use the Neubrecht Lecture Hall for public meeting about the proposed Dog Creek Wind Farm. This proposed facility would benefit the Lincolnview District, so Litchfield stated that the hall would make a wonderful place to meet. The board agreed and the meeting will be held Wednesday night, April 16.
Gifted teacher Brenda Recker also made a presentation to the board concerning the screening process to identify gifted students.
The board voted to add the remaining make-up days to the school calendar in anticipation of the signing of the calamity days bill by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. With that in force, the last day of classes for students will be Thursday, May 29.
In other action, board members:
• Approved the advertising of bids to trade in two school buses, and advertise for bids for lighting upgrades and shop roof replacements,
• Approved professional development expenditures and building operator certification for Fred Fisher,
• Retroactively approved a trip for the wrestling team and coaches to the District III Wrestling Tournament in Dayton,
• Authorized the employment of Alison Hammons with the junior high track team and Kirby Doidge with the junior high softball team,
• Approved unpaid volunteer coaches Jackie Miller, Morgan Peel (junior high softball) and Shane Keipper (junior high softball),
• Approved granting a one-year contract to Jessica Wischmeyer as an intervention specialist,
• Recommended the amending of the 2011-2014 collective bargaining agreement to create an additional junior high softball coach position,
• Accepted the resignation of David Kinkle as intervention specialist after 27 years with the district,
• Accepted the resignation of Mark McCleery as boys high school soccer coach, effective March 14,
• Approved the hiring of Ohio Achievement Assessment tutors for grades seven and eight for Science, Math, and Language Arts,
• Approved an overnight trip for the Lincolnview FFA students to the State FFA Convention in Columbus,
• Approved Nita McKinney as the designated homeless liaison for the 2014-15 school year.