FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Board of Education on Thursday accepted, with gratitude, an anonymous donation of $100 to the 21st Century After School Program; $100 from the Knox County Farm Bureau to the FFA; and a $750 donation/grant from Syngeta Dealers to the FFA. Treasurer Heather Darnold told the News on Friday the board also said a big “Thank you” to B & B Farm Service for nominating the Fredericktown FFA for the donation/ grant.
The board formally congratulated the FFA Environmental and Natural Resources team of Caity Gaddis, Jacob Lotz, Ryan Matthews and Milan Pozderac for winning the title of National ENR champions and recognized fall student athletes for their accomplishments.
Darnold said the district continues to have a healthy balance, helped in part by the receipt from the state of a $30,000 third-grade reading bonus and an $18,000 graduation bonus.
The board approved October financial reports and entered into an agreement with the Knox County Educational Service Center for Title 1 services to Fredericktown students attending St. Vincent de Paul School, paid through Title 1 funds.
The board passed a resolution to proceed with the RFP proposal for the track resurfacing project and authorized the treasurer to initiate the bidding process.
Also approved were agreements with the OSU Extension Office and Relationships Under Construction for after school educational programs, with all costs to be paid through the 21st Century grant.
Keara Latham was hired for the Latchkey program at no cost to the district because Latchkey is a selfsupporting program. A handful of individuals were added to the home instructor list and Kathryn Wagner was awarded an additional contract to provide drama sound and light technical support.
The board employed Dave Hurlbut as middle school wrestling coach, Jeff Keener as junior varsity softball coach and Brad Davis as middle school boys basketball coach. Ann DiFrancesco was approved as a cross country and track volunteer and Shawn Stephens as assistant bowling volunteer.
Additional actions taken by the board included the approval of revisions to the policy manual made in order to comply with changes in state and federal regulations.
The next regular meeting of the Fredericktown school board will be in the board room at 6 p.m., Dec. 13.