HUBER HEIGHTS — Three students were recognized Thursday at the Huber Heights City Schools Board of Education meeting held at Weisenborn Junior High School.
Superintendent Susan Gunnell presented awards to sophomore Morgan Spencer and third-grader Halie Cox of Wright Brothers Elementary for their respective clean-up projects at Dial Drive and Twin Creek Parks.
Senior golfer Bryce Haney was recognized for finishing seventh out of 12 individuals and 27th best out of the 72 golfers that competed in the recent Div. 1 state golf tournament in Columbus.
Board president Mark Combs and board members Kelly Bledsoe and Anita Brock were the three board members in attendance.
Weisenborn principal Brent Carey and his staff presented a 20-minute intervention reading program titled 180. In order to better prepare students for high school, the program combines independent and collaborative reading along with computer skills.
In a housekeeping agenda of certified and classified personnel and more than a dozen resolutions, the only item of disagreement focused on the administration’s request for approval of the 2015-2016 cheerleading constitution.
Board member Anita Brock liked the overall constitution but did not agree with the section that called for freshman, junior varsity and varsity squads. According to Brock, if a freshman girl distinguishes herself with high-level cheerleading skills, she should earn a spot on junior varsity or varsity. After a 10-minute discussion on the issue, the board decided to table the cheerleading constitution until a later date.
In other action, the board passed the recommendation to rehire maintenance supervisor David Manning throughout the close-out of school building projects at Wayne High School. Gunnell told the Courier that Manning’s expertise in working through the whole process with the architects and all of the contractors will be helpful in finishing up. Gunnell said that normally the rehire process is initially a one-year contract which would likely be reevaluated at the end of that time. Manning had offered his retirement date as Feb. 1, 2015. A public hearing concerning Manning’s rehire is scheduled at Studebaker on Longford Road on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m.
The board also approved the amendment of the purchase contract for the agreement between the board and Concept 1 Academy to locate at the former Lamendola School on Tilbury Road. According to Gunnell, the $19,000 purchase price did not change and was the same amount in the original sale agreement with the auctioneer, but the price was not specifically listed in the purchase contract with the board. The ownership of the building was transferred on Friday.
The board also adopted the National Education Support Professional Day resolution that designates Wednesday, Nov. 18, at National ESP Day.
The next school board meeting is scheduled Thursday, Dec. 10, at Charles Huber Elementary.
Editor’s note: Courier editor Greg Smart contributed to this story.
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