By Lynne Phillips
New London Board of Education members approved a slight increase in lunch prices during Monday night’s meeting along with a number of routine matters.
Lunch prices for students in kindergarten through grade five will be $2.45, grades six through 12; $2.70, K through grade 12 breakfast $1.75 and adult/teacher lunch $3.25.
Treasurer Jim Hudson noted the prices, even with the increase, are still below those of surrounding districts.
The following recommendations were approved:
- The resignation of Dalton Phillips as the vocal music instructor, effective Aug. 14.
- A one year certified contract for Erika Bohne at $48,778 as the guidance counselor.
- Fifteen extended days for Bohne.
- An amended $5,000 stipend for elementary school principal Amanda Accavallo for the purpose of district curriculum for the upcoming school year.
- A list of certified substitutes, transportation drivers and classified substitutes, pending proper certification.
- Approval of a contract with the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities for special education preschool at the Murray Ridge Center for the 2017-18 school year.
District Superintendent Brad Romano told board members while the district currently does not have any students requiring those services, “We do need to have a contract in place.”
- A contract with North Point Educational Service Center for the development disabilities program at the North Point Alternative Learning Center (formerly Flat Rock Program) for the 2017-18 school year at a cost of $35,000 per student.
“Currently the district has two students in the program,” according to Romano.
The program has been moved to one location in Sandusky, he noted. “The move to one location is good for us from a transportation standpoint.”
- A interagency agreement between Early Head Start & Head Start, Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Help Me Grow Early Intervention Services of Lorain County.
Board members also approved a first draft of a job description for a mechanic position and its salary schedule.
Also approved were the following treasurer recommendations:
- The monthly financial reports.
- Then and Now Recertification including: Miller Markets $131.30, National Honor Society $385, Chase Educational $2,100, Huntington (cave trip) $137.69, APE Program $1,764, Troyers Cheese $7,005.63, West End Greenhouse $40, Huron County Public Health $657, Miller's $89.48, Education Service Center of Cuyahoga $4,115, Cosetta Adkins $81.74 and Staples $43.99.
- A donation from the National FFA Foundation to the New London High School FFA of $800.
As part of his treasurer’s report Hudson told the board the district has seen a net increase in investment earnings of $3,187. “Which is an 11.5 percent increase over May,” he stated. I do anticipate a slight decrease next month as our cash balance will be a little bit lower, we don’t receive a lot of collections from real estate or income tax this time of year.”
New London’s Board of Education meets regularly on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the board office. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Aug. 21.