The Fort Thomas Board of Education met on Monday, September 12th. The meeting was called to order at 6:42 pm and all members were present.
This month's Student Showcase featured Johnson Elementary children presenting on technology integration and the use of their new iPads. FTM will highlight these students in another story forthcoming.
Jerry Wissman gave the board an update on the current status of the HHS renovation project, noting that all remaining work has been reviewed with Century and no further pay applications would be processed until work on the project is completed.
A motion passed to grant re-approval of the revised plan for the HHS gymnasium renovation in the amount of $5,885,426.00. This motion passed unanimously.
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An approval to purchase a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle for the HHS campus passed unanimously.
Approval of the law firm of O'Hara, Ruberg, Taylor, Sloan and Sergent to provide legal counsel passed unanimously.
The working budget for 2016-2017 passed unanimously, as well as the approval of the KDE District Assurances for 2016-2017.
Ginger Webb presented the ACT report, noting that the class of 2016 has set a school record with an ACT score of 24.7. Go Bluebirds!
Before adjourning at 8:21 pm, Karen Allen gave reminders about the following upcoming district events:
September 16 & 18 - Woodfill Spaghetti Dinner and Big Top
September 23 - HHS Hall of Fame Recognition at Football Game
October 1 - Johnson Hullabaloo
District Personnel Actions:
Elizabeth Alter – Preschool – JESHeather Ralphes – ESS (PT) – HMS
Employment of the following Classified Employees
Gina Traylor – Cafeteria – HMS
Derrick McBride – Instructional Assistant – HHS
Angela Enslen – Instructional Assistant (PT) – WES
Joni Deinlein – Instructional Assistant (PT) – JES
Jennifer Aseere – Cafeteria Monitor – WES
Warne Sipples – Custodian – HMS
Change in Position of the following Classified EmployeesSherri Hoffmann – from Café Monitor – WES to Bus Monitor – District
Employment of the following Extra Service PositionsJohn Warford – Academic Team Head Coach – HMS
Cora Kendall - Grade Level Leader K - MES
Amber McDowell - Grade Level Leader 1 - MES
Jennie Kendall - Grade Level Leader 2 - MES
Katie Mirrielees - Grade Level Leader 3 - MES
Natalie Heilman - Grade Level Leader 4 - MES
Peter Winkler - Grade Level Leader 5 - MES
Employment of the following Paraprofessionals
Stacie Contreras – Odyssey of the Mind Sponsor – District
Jeff Schaefer – Basketball – Girls Freshman Coach – HHS
Olivia Huber – Basketball – Girls 8th Grade Coach – HMS
Resignation of the following Classified EmployeesLori Crawford – Instructional Assistant – WES
Chris Gangloff – Custodian – HHS
Resignation of the following ParaprofessionalAmy Rice - Track - Assistant Girls - HHS
Termination of the following Classified Employee
Thomas Bennett – Custodian – HMS
Employment of the following Certified Substitutes
Employment of the following Classified Substitute
Notification of the following Volunteer
Taylor Gross – Mock Trial – HHS