Information from the Chillicothe R-2 School District

In executive session, the following actions were taken (unanimously):

Ellen Hansen, currently an aide at Garrison School, has been hired as a kindergarten teacher for Dewey School for the 2011-12 school year. She will fill the vacancy left by Linda Fox, who is retiring at the end of the 2011 school year.

The board accepted the resignation of Chad Duldley, GRTS Diesel Instructor; and Crystal Wattenbarger, Special Education teacher at Central School.

The board hired Trudy Hines as a Custodian at GRTS. She replaces Adrian Clark.

The board also accepted the resignation of Justin Frazier, Welding Teaching Assistant; Adrian Clark, and Karen Young, Field School Library Aide.

In open session, the following actions were taken:

The board certified election results and reorganized. The new board is comprised of: Paul Thomas, David Meneely, Robin Westphal, Julie McCoy, Michael Leamer, Shawn Skoglund and Jason Bone.

New officers were elected as follows: President – Paul Thomas; Vice President – David Meneely; Treasurer – Robin Westphal.

Mr. Thomas appointed the following board members to various committees. Board members and their com-mittees are:

Health Insurance – Shawn Skoglund and Robin Westphal;

Salary and Welfare – Julie McCoy and Jason Bone;

Education Foundation – Julie McCoy;

Budget – Paul Thomas, David Meneely and Michael Leamer;

Facility – Paul Thomas, Michael Leamer and Robin Westphal;

Technology – Shawn Skoglund, David Meneely and Jason Bone.

The following board members were chosen as board representatives to the district’s school buildings. Board members and their buildings are as follows:

High School – Julie McCoy

Middle School – Robin Westphal

Central – Paul Thomas

Field – Michael Leamer

Dewey – David Meneely

GRTS – Jason Bone

Garrison/CACE – Shawn Skoglund

Also during the meeting the following board action was taken:

Contracts were approved for electrical upgrading projects at Dewey School. The projects will be funded through the Dewey School Foundation – a local group who has worked over the past

few years to raise private donations for that purpose. Work is scheduled to start after July 1 and end before the start of the new school year. The project will include upgrading 2 large electrical panels and providing new electrical upgrades in each room – i.e. more plug –ins.
The board declared 8 cars surplus property. The cars were rebuilt by the GRTS collision repair class and will be sold in a May auction.

The board approved a budget amendment to reflect actual revenue and expenditures.