Board approves extra duty assignments and substitute teachers

By Gary Gregory - For the Courier

HUBER HEIGHTS — In a housekeeping session Thursday, the Huber Heights Board of Education unanimously approved more than a dozen agenda items, including a resolution for National School Bus Safety Week scheduled for Oct. 19-23.

The board affirmed recent student suspensions, accepted the resignation of school bus driver Amiee Brewer, effective Oct. 15, accepted a $394 donation from Buckeye Snowie to Wayne High School’s Club 23 as well as a donation of 50 book bags from Menards for Wright Brothers Elementary School. Also approved were the appointments of 15 teachers and/or coaches for extra duty assignments and the approval of the appointment of Andrew Cox, Lorraine Turner and Caitlin Yount as district substitute teachers.

The board also approved transportation reimbursement for Huber Heights parents who drive their children to private/parochial schools. Those schools include East Dayton Christian, Holy Angels, Miami Valley School, Summit Academy Elementary Schools, and Montesssori School of Dayton.

Moreover, the board also approved the motion to allow the Wayne High School varsity girls basketball team to play in the Turkey Jam Basketball Tournament slated for Nov. 27-29 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The student-athletes will not miss school days and the trip requires no money from the school district.

The staff of Valley Forge Elementary School presented a 15-minute overview of its new reading intervention program. Principal Larry Sussman praised his staff for its implementation of the silent reading program for K-2 students.

“It’s been a slow, gradual process, rather than a quick process,” said Assistant Superintendent Shelly Hilderbrand. “There has been a good response to the intervention program.”

In other business, Brian Seedhouse, the managing director of the State Public Finance, presented a bond refunding overview that can save money for the school district.

The next school board meeting is slated Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. The likely site is Weisenborn Junior High School, pending administrative approval.

By Gary Gregory

For the Courier

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