Newton BOE approves new business

By Allison C. Gallagher -

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Local Schools Board of Education went over and approved business at the Nov. 11 meeting.

Superintendent Pat McBride expressed his thanks to the community for passing the three-fourths renewal levy, and shared the track and field facility should be finished this upcoming month.

The board approved Stan Fessler and Jane Jess for site manager services for the upcoming winter sports season. Both Fessler and Jess would be paid $1,000.

Kyle Maslowski was approved as part-time night custodian on an as-needed basis. He would work between 3-10 p.m. no more than 20 hours a week at a pay of $10 an hour.

The board approved a salary increase for EMIS Coordinator Brenda Krofft of $5,932 annually. According to McBride, the raise would reflect the hours Krofft worked beyond her contractual hours.

“This increase is warranted by an increase in work and time required in the reporting of student data to ODE through EMIS, especially in late summer,” he said.

Currently, Krofft makes $27,068.

In other business, the board approved the revised policy and plan for the identification of gifted students and the delivery of instruction to those students once identified.

McBride said that years ago, too many students were identified as gifted when many of them were not, which had lead to issues with ensuring those students were getting the proper education to fit their needs.

This revised policy and plan meets the requirements as established by the Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15.

By Allison C. Gallagher

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