Martins Ferry BOE Approves Personnel Issues

The Martins Ferry School District Board of Education held a brief meeting Monday to deal with summer maintenance and staff issues.

Superintendent Dirk Fitch noted that Ohio Peace Officer trainers were training the local police force last week.

During the meeting, the board accepted the resignation of Greg Steele as After School Study Table monitor effective immediately.

In other matters of employment, Kacee Spence was approved as an Intervention Specialist at the elementary effective beginning the 2014-15 school year. Also, Heather Skender was approved as a third grade teacher at the elementary, effective beginning the 2014-15 school year.

Five substitutes were approved for next year. These are Chelsea Roth, Gary Krol, Eric Francis, Emmalynn Omaitis, and Lawrence Carmalt.

In addition, Cindy Tirpak and Michelle Williams were approved as substitute cafeteria workers and custodians.

Also approved were:

– handbooks for Ayers Elementary, Martins Ferry Middle School and Martins Ferry High School.

– a resolution adopting a calamity day alternative make up plan.

– a memorandum of understanding with the county’s Community Action Commission.

– the bread bid with Nickles Bakery and milk bid with United Dairy for the 2014-15 school year.

– an ECOESC Service Contract Resolution for the 2014-15 contract year.

– Ohio School Plans as property and liability insurance carrier for Fiscal 2015.

The board received a notification of thanks from the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce for the use of the bus garage for the soap box derby.

The board will consider the use of facilities by the city of Martins Ferry for a town hall meeting to discuss the oil and gas industry. The district will determine which building is ready.