FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown Local Schools board of education held its monthly board meeting later in the week than usual, due to a conflict with the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference. The usual meeting night, the second Tuesday of each month, was skipped over in November in favor of Thursday, Nov. 15.
A special presentation by the Fredericktown Middle School Choir, with Director Katie Dearth, was canceled during the meeting, as the students were not in school that day due to a snow day.
Superintendent Matthew Chrispin congratulated the Fredericktown High School cross-country team athletes, their parents and district Athletic Director Nate Bellman during his report for their accomplishments during the season. As a team, the Freddies recorded 257 points, which earned them 10th place at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State cross country meet, held Nov. 10.
Treasurer Heather Darnold reported an increase in revenue due to several donations received by the district. The following donations were accepted:
•17 Chrome Books and cases from the Parent Teacher Organization to Fredericktown Elementary School, valued at $4,538;
•$3,000 from International Paper to Fredericktown Elementary School for Lexia Grant;
•$410 from Psi Iota Xi Philanthropic Sorority of Knox County to K-12 library;
•$2,255 from Psi Iota Xi Philanthropic Sorority of Knox County to elementary art program;
•$500 from the Salvation Army (Morris James) to the elementary school for school fees.
Additionally, the board approved a list of classroom volunteers and chaperones for the 2018-19 school year; hired Kip Greenhill as a consultant for the district; and employed Katie Ruhl as the middle school girls basketball coach.