KANSAS - Lakota Local School District Board of Education met in regular session Monday night and accepted the resignation of long-time head football coach Jim Kelly. The resignation is to be effective at the end of this football season.
Kelly, who also serves as athletic director, had previously said he is unsure if he is to remain the district's athletic director. The board heard that this is to be his fourth season as head coach, having taken over the head coach duties from Shane Jacoby.
The board also said the district is working to tie up loose ends resulting from the construction of a new school facility in Kansas. The board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of the former Central Elementary School to the village of Risingsun, and approved the sale of West Elementary and Middle schools at public auctions. A proposal for monitoring of a stream and wetlands mitigation program also was approved.
Several donations were accepted Monday evening, including:
Playground equipment from Parents-Teacher Organization, valued at $10,000
A book from Holly Wolpert for the library.
Two books from Lakota Board Office in memory of Lois I. Davis.
In other news, the board approved:
An agreement between Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the school district for current school year.
An amendment to a project agreement between Ohio Shools Facility Commission and the board of education.
Accepted a proposal from S&S Builders and Excavating for $21,450 for snow removal.
A propane fuel agreement to Prism for $1.949/gallon for one year.
Athletic appointments included:
Holly Jay, high school swim team volunteer.
Chad Howard, winter weight supervisor at $928.
John Ottney, junior high boys basketball coach at $1,337.33.
Viola Wasserman, community weight room supervisor at $7.70/per hour.
In her report, Superintendent Rebecca Heimlich said the baseball and softball fields recently were fertilized. Drainage was to be installed Tuesday.
Light posts were put up in the parking lot for the south end of the football field, Heimlich said. She also said resurfacing of the blacktop around the track and installation of a 22-foot gate near the concession stand is to occur soon.
Heimlich said at the former high school, the last pieces of demolition debris were being removed.
The board is to meet next at 7 p.m. Nov. 14.