Meyer named as South Ripley Jr./Sr. High School principal

Linda Chandler - Publisher

Bob Meyer will become the new principal of South Ripley Jr.- Sr. High School effective July 1. Meyer, who has been assistant principal, will replace Bill Snyder who has taken the position of principal at Lawrenceburg High School.

Supt. Ted Ahaus recommended Meyer for the position at the Monday, May 21 school board meeting which followed a public hearing concerning a bond issue for construction of new facilities. A motion was made by Robert Garcia and seconded by Gil Landwehr; the vote was 6-0. Meyer was congratulated by Ahaus and the board members.

In other personnel matters Supt. Ahaus recommended the acceptance of the resignations of Dennis Stockdale, asst. supt., Jessica Morgan, high school chemistry teacher, and Eric Stauffer, band director. All three resignations were unanimously approved by the board and will become effective June 30, 2007. The board also accepted the retirement of Genevieve Deburger, elementary cook, effective May 31, 2007.

The rehiring of Leah Crowe as Spanish teacher and Rae Jean Auterson, choral director for the 2007-08 year at the high school was also approved by a 6-0 vote.

Rodney Hite was approved as the new social studies teacher at the Jr.-Sr. High School as was Lindsay Hankins as a science teacher, pending receipt of her teacher licensure.

At the elementary school Ruth McGarry and Meganmarie Pinkerton were approved as new elementary teachers pending Pinkerton’s receipt of her licensure.

Supt. Ahaus also recommended the employment of Lynn Cumberworth and Jenna Smith as summer remediation teachers at the Jr.-Sr. High School for the 2007 summer and the elementary Jump Start Summer Program, all were approved with a 6-0 vote.

Other summer positions along with the employment of Travis Scudder as second shift custodian at the elementary were all approved by the board.

The board accepted the resignation of Ann Klusman as cook at the elementary school and an eleven day supplemental contract for Janna Stonebraker to cover her summer training for the second class of Project Lead the Way.

The recommendation of Ashlee Miller as girls varsity basketball coach for the 2007-08 year was approved with a 5-1 vote.

The board also approved Ice Miller, LLLP to serve as board counsel; to adopt the Handwriting Without Tears writing program for grades K and first and to implement Komputrol Extra Curricular accounting software at both schools.

Proposed changes to the elementary and jr./sr. high school handbooks concerning hair color, tattoos and body piercing were approved by the board.

Under other business, Business Manager, Lana Miller informed the board that a fiscal 2004 Impact Aide payment was received in the amount of $29,013.

Board members were invited to the end of school luncheon on May 29 and also reminded of their roles at graduation.

Board members present for the meeting were President Jim Miller, Robert Garcia, Gil Landwehr, Randy McIntosh, Ralph Miller, Tim Taylor and school attorney, Merritt Alcorn. Board member Jim Samples was absent.