Western Brown approves participation in safety levy

By Martha Jacob

Western Brown Board of Education met at 7 p.m on July 9 for its regular scheduled meeting.

During the meeting board members approved participation in the Brown County Educational Service Center Safety/Security Levy.

The levy was created on June 20, by the Brown County ESC. The purpose of the levy is to generate funds for school safety, school security and mental health. It will be designative for each school district in Brown County.

The levy will be a 1.95 mills and will appear on the November 2018 ballot. Levy proceeds would be allocated to member districts by student enrollment estimated at $215 per student.

In other business at the meeting Superintendent Raegan White updated the board on recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and pending state legislation.

The board accepted the resignation of Andrew Gill the Hamersville Elementary-Middle School (HEMS) 7th and 8th grade basketball coach.

The board also approved the following employment positions:

• Pamela Shanks as sub bus driver/bus aide

• Tammy Noble – sub custodian and sub bus driver

• Melanie Caudill, high school math teacher

• Dee Wright as 504 coordinator

•Chris Schneider as HEMS 7th and 8th grade boys basketball coach

• Ryan Fulmer as high school co-assistant football coach

• Devon Wood and Rob Bowman – high school volunteer assistant football coach.

Under the business portion of the meeting the board approved:

• transportation handbook

• St. Louis transportation agreement

• Fiscal Year 19, certificate of total amount from all sources available

• approved fiscal year amended certificate

• approved the high school cross country trip-Medina high school, Oct. 6-7

• approved the high school choir trip to Morehead, KY, Nov. 12-13

• approved returned advances

• approved appropriations and revenue modifications

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Western Brown Board of Education is scheduled for August 20 at the Eva M. Lanter Administrative Building.