DANVILLE — The November meeting of the Danville Local Schools board of education took a moment to celebrate the service of one of their own. The board officially recognized Treasurer Mary Payne for her 31 years of service to the district.

In recognition, the board of education presented Payne with a plaque and a bell, commending her for all of the great work that she did for Danville Local Schools. Payne will officially be retiring at the end of December. Tonya Mickley has been instated as the new district treasurer.

In regular business, Superintendent Jason Snively presented the proposed 2019-20 school year calendar, which will be voted on for approval at the next board meeting. He also discussed the need for a pre-bid meeting for new roofing on the high school building.

Additionally, Snively shared with the board that the food service department is now utilizing a “grab and go” breakfast at the high school, which serves approximately 80 to 90 students each morning.

In financial services, the board approved payment of unencumbered invoices to the Knox County Education Service Center for tuition for an additional student at the Knox Learning Center in the amount of $1,350; as well as a two-year contract with local government services of the auditor of state office to compile basic financial statements for the district, with estimated cost not to exceed $3,000 per year and cover fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

The board also approved the seventh and eighth grade overnight trips to Washington, D.C. There will be a parent meeting Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.

The following measures were approved by the board:

•An amended contract with the Knox County ESC for their services in the amount of $524,799 for the 2018-19 school year;

•An agreement with the East Knox Local Schools board of education to bill for speech services provided to East Knox students and an agreement with Mount Vernon City Schools board of education to bill for occupational therapy services provided to Mount Vernon students, both for the 2018-19 school year;

•Declared freightliner bus 3 no longer of use to the district and authorized Snively to sell it to the Knox County Career Center.

The next Danville Local Schools board of education meeting will be Monday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the administration building.


Allison Glass: 740-397-5333 or allison@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @



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