ATTICA - Seneca East senior class secretary/treasurer Emily Depinet attended Saturday morning's school board meeting and gave a presentation on the proposed senior trip, set for March 22-24. Ideas and proposals from four tour companies quoted a variety of prices and destinations as the Bahamas, Florida, Los Angeles, Pigeon Forge Tennessee and Chicago. Prices ranged from hundreds of dollars to $2,000 per student. Passports may be required for certain parts of some trips. Dates will be explored as they may coincide with the National Machinery Foundation awards.
School Board President Jaimie Beamer expressed concern for higher end trips, citing other costs seniors and their families will encounter such a senior pictures, graduation fees and more. She suggested Principal Don Vogt perform an Internet survey to gauge the interests of the participants and families and report back to the board.
School superintendent Michael Wank told the board closed lunches still are in effect, including for Sentinel students, citing safety concerns, and asked Treasurer Laura Brickner if there is any mention in current school rules. Brickner said no, and a resolution is expected to be drafted for the next board meeting.
Motions approved included:
Updates to the Board Policy Manual including HB 316 mandates.
Two-hour delay Oct. 30 for professional development.
Contract with Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities for next school year.
Funding in lieu of transportation for Modesto Baraza (3 children).
Offer one-year contract to Jill Depinet as half-time cafeteria worker for next school year;
Substitute teacher list from North Central Ohio ESC.
Supplemental position for technology integration specialist at specified rates.
One-year supplemental contract to Jon Darkow as technology integration specialist.
Beamer said an open house is scheduled at Sentinel from 5:30 to7:30 a.m. Oct. 9.
The board is to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the board office.