Superintendent Nickoli reported as follows:
I am asking that you approve two more Memorandums of Understanding with the Shelby City and Lexington Local School Districts for Career Coaching services. As at our August Board Meeting, we are entering into agreements to provide Career Coaching services with these Districts as a part of our Career Awareness Funding Plan. As a reminder, Career Coaches work with Junior and Senior students who chose not to come to Pioneer, where those services are offered as a part of our labs and by our own Career Coach to identify their post-secondary plans and, if it includes going directly into gainful employment, helping to connect them with a job.
I am recommending that you approve the attached resolution that adopting and recognizing structural changes to the Ohio Department of Education. In essence, this resolution will recognized the Department of Education and Workforce (DEW) in place of the Ohio Department of Education.
As Mrs. Schumacher reported, we are in the final stages of the of the closeout of the renovation project that was started many years ago. This has been a long process that was not without struggles but has been well worth the effort.
As is the practice of this Board to individually recognize donations valued in excess of $5,000.00 I am asking that you recognize via a formal resolution, two donations to Pioneer.
First, Mr. Steve Court has donated a 2013 Town & Country Minivan valued at $5,000.00 to the students of our Transportation Programs. Secondly, OhioHealth-Shelby generously donated a hospital bed valued at $5,745 to our Medical Assisting Students. We wish to express our sincerest gratitude for their generosity.
There are some exciting upcoming events scheduled for later this month and in October. We would love to have you attend any of the following (please let me know so I can look for you):
September 22 - Staff Professional Development Day
October 5 & 6 - RMC Manufacturing Days
October 5 & 12 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 13 - End of 1st Grading Period
OSBA Capital Conference - November 12th-14th
Kris Kowalski, Director of Operations, has reviewed requests to move across on the salary schedule as well as requests for continuing contracts. They are in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and Board Policy. Our two teachers qualifying for Continuing Contracts are Maleesa Warner, our Lucas Family and Consumer Science Instructor and Melinda Meisse, our Early Childhood Education Instructor.
Additionally, I am asking that you approve the employment of Heath Robinson as our 1st shift custodian. Mr. Robinson comes to us from the Willard City Schools where he has worked for many years. We are pleased to have an experienced addition to our custodial staff.
Also, I am asking that you accept the resignation of Ms. Shelly Ackley, Language Arts Instructor. Ms Ackley is in her 35th year in education, over 20 of those as an outstanding instructor at Pioneer. We will begin a search to fill this position after the first of the year.
All other Items are normal for this time of year.