GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Schools Board of Education heard updates on the school district’s building projects and announced hirings during its Thursday night meeting at St. Clair Memorial Hall.
In a pre-meeting workshop session, Bruce Miller and Bill Painter from Garmann/Miller Architects & Engineers, along with John Miller of Shook Touchstone Construction, provided board members with the latest news regarding construction of the new K-8 facility on Ohio Street and the renovations taking place at Greenville High School.
They reported that everything thus far appeared to be on track for a November 2016 opening of the K-8 building and that the high school renovations were nearly complete.
Painter told the board that contractors working on the project had hired extra help to ensure completion of various stages of the K-8 building.
Greenville Superintendent Doug Fries offered his appreciation to the three men, thanking them for their dedication.
As well, Fries offered his thanks to the administration and staff at the high school during the summer-long renovation project.
“They have lots of items still unpacked as they haven’t been able to get into their classrooms,” he said.
The board also approved the employment of several educators and staff for the 2015-2016 school year.
It voted to approve the employment of Edward Balfour to teach language arts at the Junior High School.
It also voted to employ the following individuals as substitute staff: Thelma Avore (Grades 1-8), Nanette Hottle (Grades 1-8), Kaitlin Quellhorst (Integrated math and social studies), Brian Reifsnider (General Education), Collen Rines (Grades K-8), Teresa Wynn (Special Education), Daren Davis (Custodian), Mike Adams (Custodian), Jennifer Bacon (Secretary), Mary Bowers (Secretary, Custodian, Food Service), Daniel Williams (Custodian, Bus Driver), and Tammy Meyers (Secretary).
In other business, District Treasurer Carla Surber sought to remind Greenville residents of the district’s renewal tax levy on the November 3 ballot. As a renewal levy, it maintains the current tax structure, meaning there will be no increase in the amount paid by residents.
The board approved a number of donations and grants from businesses, among these a $5,000 grant from Dayton Power & Light towards the Automotive Tech program’s electric car project at Greenville’s Career Tech Center, and a $6,000 donation from the Green Wave Athletic Boosters to benefit facility rentals for the Athletic Department.
Further, the board passed a resolution to advertise and receive bids for the purchase of up to two school buses through the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council.
The Greenville Board of Education holds its meetings the third Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m., in the Anna Bier Civic Room, St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth Street, in Greenville. The meetings are open to the public.
For the latest news or for contact information, visit the board’s website at www.greenville.k12.oh.us/BoardofEducation.aspx.