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 Pinkertons
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