Ripley principal resigns
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
South Ripley High School Principal Bill Snyders resignation
was accepted at the regular meeting of the South Ripley School Board
of Trustees Monday evening. The resignation will be effective June
30, 2007. Randy McIntosh, board member, thanked Snyder for his service
to South Ripley.
Snyder said he had thoroughly enjoyed his time at South Ripley.
He served as assistant principal for four years and the past seven
as principal. He has accepted a position at Lawrenceburg High School
as the principal.
Other personnel changes include:
The retirement of Jerrold Wilson as elementary teacher, effective
The employment of Ashlee Miller as an elementary teacher
was recommended. The effective date would be August 13. She would
fill the position left vacant by Kathy Deaton, who will not be returning
to work after a maternity leave. Miller is currently filling the
Superintendent Ted Ahaus recommended the acceptance of the
resignation of Willie Vinup Jr. as the elementary custodian. This
will be effective retroactively from March 19, 2007.
Wendy Meyer will transfer from the elementary secretary position
to elementary treasurer effective July 1.
Tammy Hartman will move from the high school secretary position
to high school treasurer effective July 1.
High School secretary Janet Myers will transfer to Student
Data Coordinator effective July 1.
A family medical leave was recommended for Pauline Doan from
April 25 to June 6, 2007.
The approval of elementary summer custodial temporary employees
was recommended as submitted by Charlie Thomas, elementary maintenance
Mark Guard was recommended to clean and update computers
at the elementary school.
High school teacher Wanda Ploeger was recognized for her exemplary
work in the Project Lead The Way pre-engineering program by Assistant
Superintendent Dennis Stockdale. Present were eighth grade student
PLTW team members: Kelly Borter, Whitney Hillstrand, Stephen Sieverding,
and Stephanie Scroggins. Those not present, but on the team include:
Brittany Browning, Tim Burcham, Cody Geisler, and Tanner Tucker.
The Non-Certified Salary and Benefit Committee made recommendations
regarding office positions at both schools. The three existing main
office positions at the elementary office would be: receptionist,
secretary and treasurer. The three office positions at the high
school would be secretary, treasurer, and student data coordinator.
Job descriptions for the positions, along with the bookstore manager,
were approved. Entry and experience level pay rates were also submitted.
In other business the recommendation of a bus bid from Kerlin Bus
Sales for a 2008 72-passenger special education bus came in at $75,639.
It was noted that due to the longer bus life and the fuel mileage
issues with the Mercedes engine, it was felt this bid was the most
A field trip for Kelly Sparks class to attend the 84th Annual
Scholastic Journalism Convention at Columbia University in New York
The request to take the band to the Cincinnati Reds game at the
Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati was also approved.
The board heard from Business Manager Lana Miller that the State
is changing the chart of accounts to more closely comply with the
requirements of the US Department of Education. She noted that this
means that fund, receipt and expenditures numbers will be changing
and the 2008 budget must be completed with the new numbers. That
report is due to be completed this summer.
All members of the board with the exception of Jim Samples were
present for the meeting held Monday, April 16 at the central office.