GREENVILLE – During a Greenville City School (GCSD) District Board of Education Meeting, May 18, two seniors received recognition by certificates from the district.
One went to Greenville Senior student Victoria Lucy for earning the Board of Education Art Award.
“The school district and community will enjoy your talent for years to come as it will be displayed in the Anna Bier Civic Room,” GCSD Superintendent Doug Fries said.
The second went to Greenville Senior student Meg Rehmert for being selected from Darke County, to receive the Franklin B. Walters Award for outstanding academic and service achievement, at a Board of Education Meeting May 18. “You are a source of pride for our District and our community,” Fries said.
In addition, the District highlighted others, including the Greenville Middle School Concert Band and Director, Brian McKibben, for earning straight superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District Middle School Adjudication, at Troy High School. Greenville was the only middle school band to earn a Superior (1) at the event, along with straight 1’s from all three adjudicators.
In other news, the board approved: the engagement of Troutman Sanders, LLP, to provide legal services for assessment relating to data within the school district, in conjunction with the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council Fleet, Liability, and Property Coverage for the district; the acceptance about $5,950 in donations to the schools; the acceptance of community donations with appreciation for Family Reading Night and “Kids Read Now” Summer Reading Program. The district would also like to thank Greenville Police Chief Dennis Butts, along with Josh Moore and Todd Harter, for grilling the evening’s hot dogs, and to Mary Lee Moore for all her behind the scenes hard work to make the evening successful and collect donations.
The board also approved: a contract renewal with One-Call Now for the One-Call calling system for the 2017-2018 school year at a cost of $4,651.29; a contract with the YMCA for use of swimming facilities by students in multiple disabilities classrooms at the rate of $60.00 per hour for one, one – hour visit per month, from September through May of the 2017-2018 school year; the acceptance of a contract for installation of new fiber optic cabling and associated equipment at GHS by NuWave Technology, at a total cost of $9694.67, to be paid with permanent improvement funds.
GCSD Board Vice-President Brad Gettinger asked if fiber optic was being added to the High School due to performance issues. Technology Director/Coordinator of Technology and Virtual Academy Stan Hughes said “yes”, due to soe connectors, bringing down the performance.
“We should be getting about 80 percent of that cost back, once we get the rebate,” Hughes said.
The board also approved a contract with ACL General Contracting for the purpose of bleacher restoration at Harmon Field to be purchased from the general fund in the amount of $37,650.00.
Board member Dave Ernst asked if it was to spackle a deteriorating stadium.
“If there wasn’t a need for this, we wouldn’t be looking at this. But speaking on behalf of Harmon Field, I’m hoping we aren’t spackling something we are going to tear down next year.”
Board member Fred Matix defended the ACL contract stating it was for Phase three and four of the track and field project.
“It’s a few years down the road and it’s just to help prolong our stadium,” Matix said. “This is guaranteed for five years.
The Board also approved to amend resolution #017-084, approved on April 20, 2017 for a contract with Meta Solutions to include Library Services/INFOhio Automation at an additional cost of $7,261.60.
The board went into executive session to discuss evaluations of board employees with no action taken.
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