Triad is ready to start a new school year next Wednesday with many summer maintenance projects completed.
Superintendent Chris Piper said all the window installations and roofing repairs are complete at the elementary and middle schools. Water pumps at the high school have been repaired and the elementary school water pump has been connected to the middle school.
In addition, siding was repaired on the field house, the propane tank was repaired, concrete work throughout the district and handicapped parking spaces were added in front of the high school.
“It’s been a busy summer,” Piper said.
Several projects near completion at the high school include the heating pump replacement, exterior door replacement at the back of the building and bleacher repairs. The district is also in the process of updating alarm panels at all buildings to be connected online.
Piper said projects in the beginning stages include; elementary window panel replacements and LED lighting upgrades to all interior and exterior lights throughout the district.
Interactive displays and cameras have been installed in all classroom and all new teacher workstations (computers) are complete.
Piper said opening day for teachers will be Monday. All staff will be introduced to the ideas of the group Focus 3.
He explained the basic idea which is highlighted in Urban Meyer’s book “Above the Line” is Event (E) + Response (R) = Outcome (O). The concept will become a measure as to how everyone in the district including teachers, students and staff can work on controlling their own response to situations or events to create a more favorable outcome.
The board commended Christina Smart Meigs for her work with the Ohio Dept. of Education regarding English Language Arts standards revisions. Smart-Meigs was one of 40 teachers selected statewide to participate on the revision committee.
“We appreciate how she represented the district and put in a significant amount of work to improve the English Language Arts curriculum,” Piper said.
The next regular meeting will be held on 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the elementary school library.
In other news:
-Approved the following supplemental certified employment: Norma Bottom – activities manager; Kyle Huffman – freshman class advisor; Allison Haerr – teacher mentor; Stephanie Chatwood – teacher mentor; Paul Waibel – teacher mentor.
-Approved the following supplemental classified employment: Gary Davis – head coach baseball; Todd Blankenship – assistant coach football; Chris Instine – middle school assistant coach football.
-Approved the list of substitute teachers, nurses and aides as approved by the Madison Champaign County ESC for the 2017-18 school year.
-Approved substitute student pat at $95 per day.
-Approved John Thomas as a football volunteer.
-Approved the memorandum of understanding between the Triad Board of Education, Joe Cardinal and Triad Education Association regarding employment and licensure as presented by the superintendent.
-Approved the second reading of policy 2464 by the superintendent.
-Approved the 2017-18 bus routes as presented by the transportation supervisor.
-Approved the following estimated resources of estimated resources and the initial appropriation for the amounts of $117,403.00 in 572-Title 1. $184,184.00 in 516-IDEA and $24,571.00 and 590-Title II-A.
-Approved the fund-to-fund transfer of funds in the amount $212,278.00 from 001-General to 002-Bond.
-Approved the following donations: $10.85 from The Kula Foundation (Q2 Red Robin Donations) to Triad HS, $120.00 from Mark and Susan Crowder to be used for the framing of the 1937 North Lewisburg composite photo and $250.00 from Danny and Cindy Huffman to be used for the framing of the 1943 North Lewisburg composite photo.
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