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NCOE Board gets ready for coming school year

The NCOE Board of Education met last evening and prepared for the 2016-17 school year.  The Board accepted the resignations of Kellyn Sirach as Booth Jr. High Language Arts teacher, from Jayme Cowling, NCO first grade teacher and from Cliff Karnes as high school golf coach.

They then employed Jenny Ridge for NCO first grade and Misty Stone as part-time nurse at Booth.  Ashley Douglass will assume the position of part-time Jr. High reading teacher at NCO.  Returning from a leave of absence, Katy Naas will move to Booth Language Arts. Michelle Eisenhauer was granted an FMLA leave until September 2.

Jessica Jackson was employed as the Unit Secretary/Treasurer. With the state budget being in place for this school year, the district aides will be recalled.

The Board approved the student handbooks to be given out on the first day. There were not a lot of changes from previous years, but an updated athletic policy is included for parents.

High School Principal Todd Haley noted that a meeting for parents of  Junior High and High School fall sports athletes will be held August 9 at 6 p.m. in the High School auditorium.

The High School will hold registration Aug. 8 from 10-12 for Seniors; Aug. 9 from 10-12 for Sophomores and 12-2 for Juniors.  Freshmen orientation will be Aug 11 from 8-6.  School pictures will be taken at registration.  Letters are being sent out to parents with more details.

Cafeteria prices will be $2.35 for grade school lunch and $1 for breakfast this year.  The meal price at the High School will be $2.50 for lunch and $1 for breakfast.  The rates for consumables will remain at $35 for elementary and $40 for high school.  There will be no increase for athletic entry fees.

The Board thanked Mike Hite and the Village workers for replacing the water hydrant at the baseball field.  The Board gave approval to purchase a used 25 foot lift.

The next meeting will be August 10 at 7 p.m.