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August 16, 2013

Centerville district preps for school year

The Centerville School Board met for their August meeting Monday night at the Administration Building. Board member Marty Braster was absent.

The board first heard from Robbie Coe and Mark Lechtenberg about the Centerville Community Schools Foundation’s efforts to raise $30,000 to purchase a new sound system for Simon Estes Auditorium. According to Lechtenberg, the foundation has raised approximately $11,000 so far. Coe said the current system is about 25 years old.

The Foundation has decided to work with West Music to get the new system. The new system will be able to be used by trained individuals, including students and will be locked at other times. The system will also have an automatic shutdown if too many amps are running through the system to prevent speaker blow out.

Lechtenberg asked that the board approve the purchase of the system to be reimbursed by the foundation in order for the system to be in place by Homecoming in October. Later in the meeting Superintendent Tony Ryan said since their was no objection from the board, the district would go ahead with the purchase, and an action item would be added to next month’s meeting to have the board vote to approve the purchase. This was done so the system could be put into place by Homecoming.

The board then approved the previous meeting minutes. They then turned to approving a long list of resignations, transfers and employment contracts. All were approved.

Resignations that were approved include: Brandon Clark – weight room supervisor; Gretchen Willer – preschool aide; Rose Moon – part-time secretary at Lakeview; Julie Ocker – server assistant at Garfield; Robert Sales – food van driver; Ronnie Waggoner – part-time skills lab supervisor at Howar Junior High; and Janee Carson – kindergarten aide at Garfield.

Transfers that were approved include: Kelly Fagen – kindergarten aide at Central to special education aide specific; and Lauren Jones – assistant girls track coach to head girls track coach.

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