MIDDLE POINT — The Lincolnview Local Schools Board of Education hired a Lincolnview alumnus to take over as junior/senior high school principal Tuesday evening. Brad Mendenhall will step into the position vacated by the resignation of Kelly Dye earlier this year. Mendenhall was given a three-year contract which will run through the 2016-2017 school year.

This marks the second principal hired by the board in as many months. Last month, Rob Breese was hired as the Marsh School principal.

Other hires this month at Lincolnview include Brian Niemeyer for fifth grade, Michelle Knodell for high school English/technology integration. The board also granted a five-year limited to Troy Bowersock to continue as Lincolnview district treasurer through the 2018-2019 school year.



In other action, the board accepted resignations from Glenn Hicks after 17 years at Lincolnview and from Tara Gustwiller after two years at Lincolnview. Supplemental contracts were authorized for Chad Craner (high school play), Krista Seibert (FFA advisor, young farmers’ advisor), Nira McKinney (summer administration), Morgan Hicks (eighth grade volleyball), Tracy Keber (assistant volleyball), Daniel Parrett (assistant high school instrumental).

Board President Eric Germann was appointed as voting delegate to the OSBA annual business meeting at the 2014 Capital Conference. Michelle Gorman was selected as alternate. Board members also approved the memorandum of understanding between Lincolnview Local Schools and Northwest State Community College for Project Jump Start, to enable high school juniors and senior to earn college credit. Salary increases for the superintendent, treasurer, principals, computer network technician, maintenance supervisor were approved. The board entered into a transportation contract with Christopher Shane Woods and Linda A. Homan for the 2014-20125 school year. Board members also approved participation in First Call for Help Teen Line for students in grades 6-12 at a cost of 75 cents per minutes through June 30, 2015.