WB to name new board member

At its June 19 meeting, the board scheduled a special meeting for June 26 to pick one of the five applicants, who will fill in for Rhodes until November when they will have to run for the position.
Superintendent of Western Brown, Reagan White, talked briefly at the meeting about the recently passes House Bill 410 regarding habitual and chronic truancy.
According to the house bill, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year several changes take effect. Schools cannot suspend or expel students for missing too much school.
Districts will amend or adopt policies that outline their interventions and plans for students who miss too much school. A district or school absence intervention team, a team of educators, district representatives and other supportive adults, will develop a specialized absence intervention plan for students who are habitually truant. (For more information please visit www.improvement@education.ohio.gov)
In other actions at the meeting according to Jina Bohl, assistant superintendent, the board accepted several resignations.
“We received resignations from Patrick Schneider,” Bohl said, “He resigned as Mt. Orab Middle School teacher and coach to become assistant principal at the middle school taking Lillian Cook’s place.
“Peter Frances also resigned, he’s planning on getting married and will be moving.”
Bohl also stated that negotiations with the teachers (Western Brown Education Association) met on Monday and Tuesday, June 19 and 20 and came to an agreement by Wednesday, June 21. negotiations with the classified employees, Western Brown School Employee’s Organization, will begin Monday, June 26.
Following an executive session at the June 19 meeting the following actions were taken by the board:
• approve a list of sub bus drivers/sub bus aides and sub custodians
• approve 5 additional extended service days for guidance counselors
• approve supplemental coaching contracts
• approve all teachers
• approve Jesse Crawford, bus driver for one year, Nellie Book and Katie Little as summer intervention teachers and Amparo Phillips a intervention teacher for one year
• approve Lasha Day as computer aide for one year, Lori Friedhoff as art teacher, one year and Brett Harris as middle school math teacher for one year
• approved several field trips, the final list of 2017 graduates and student handbooks.