Coaches, subs approved at Williams Valley schools
Published: February 14, 2013
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TOWER CITY - Several coaches and substitute educators recently received approval from the Williams Valley School Board, and an elementary after-school program garnered high marks.
The board, by a 5-0 vote, approved Hannah Schwak of Williamstown as the Head Volleyball Coach and Chelsea Artz, Tower City, as the Assistant Volleyball Coach.
Directors Tedd Johns, Angela Miler, Gail Ruch and Richard Updegrove were absent at the January 24 meeting.
Those added to the substitute teacher list for the 2012-13 school year include: Lee Reiser, Jr., Tower City, certification, elementary education and mid-level English; and Tiffany James, Mount Carmel, certification, social studies 7-12. Amanda Wenrich, of Tower City, (an employee of Chartwells) was also approved as a substitute cafeteria employee for the 2012-13 school year.
Director Tracey Minnich expressed favorable comments after witnessing the 21st Century After-School Program currently being held at the elementary school. According to Elementary Principal Caitlin Repp Mohl, teacher Susan Diegert operates the program for the district.
The next board meeting is slated for Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
In other business, the board approved:
- the second and final reading of changes to Policy 203.2 - Head Lice.
- the following days of leave without pay: January 16, Monica Romberger, reason: illness; January 30 (p.m.) and February 6, Melissa Aungst, reason: doctor appointments.
- rental requests as submitted, waiving rental and custodial fees.
- a field trip request from teacher Jen Matz to take interested 6th grade social studies students to Gettysburg on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at no cost to the district.
- tax collector exoneration requests as submitted from the following tax collectors: Porter Twp., Williamstown Borough and Wiconisco Twp.
- adjustments to the delinquent personal taxes for Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc.
- acceptance of the 2011 tax collector audits for the period ending December 31, 2011 as prepared by Jones and Company.
- homebound instruction for a high school student as per a doctor's excuse.
- a fund raiser request from the WV Elementary National Honor Society.
- a request form Amanda Evans, an early childhood education major at Northampton Community College, to do a 20-hour field placement (two hours per week) with 3rd grade teacher Wendy Babcock, beginning in February 2013. All clearances are on file.