Cathy May, Contributing Writer
Superintendent Andrew Jackson reported to the Milan School Board
the present enrollment stands at 1,325. He noted this was an
increase of 36 students over last year at this time. He stated
the biggest change was due to full-day kindergarten, which was
going very well. Jackson expressed his appreciation to Principal
Jane Rogers and her staff for getting this program off to a
very good start.
Roselyn McKittrick was concerned with school board members obtaining
school insurance. President David Voss said the board is studying
the matter to see if they could do something different that
would not be so costly to taxpayers. He commented the board
would look into the situation and attempt to have a resolution
at the September meeting.
Superintendent Jackson addressed the board concerning the position
of Director of Operations. He stated that he had received 18
applications and he had interviewed the eight most qualified
applicants. He stated he was ultimately looking for the person
who possessed the right attitude and skills for the position.
Jackson then recommended William Bruns. He noted that Bruns
had six years bus driving experience, had been a maintenance
supervisor, was on the fire department and was a first responder.
He commented that Bruns would fit in very well with the staff.
He was hired by the board.
The following fundraising requests were approved: Terra Jones
and Marty Layden to use RST fundraising for the middle school
annual PTO fundraiser from January 11-25,2008; Randy Combs for
the boys basketball teams to hold the 27th annual golf
scramble at Hoosier Links on September 9; Bob Hunger for the
high school art club to hold the annual Christmas Craft Fair
on November 17; Stefani Bedel for the band to hold their annual
magazine drive from August 28 - September 11; Theresia Tuttle
- for the elementary PTO to sell items from Clubs Choice
for their annual fundraiser from September 28-October 8; and
Richard Dobson and Todd Yates for the senior class to hold their
annual dinner on the night of homecoming, September 7.
A lease agreement was approved from the Milan Youth Football
group to use the football field and facilities for eight (8)
Sundays in August, September and October, from 12:00 p.m. until
5:00 p.m. They will pay a fee of $85.00 per Sunday.
The following extracurricular recommendations were approved
from Athletic Director David Wolferst: Brian Sturgeon, assistant
varsity football coach; Jeff Stutler, 7th grade football coach;
Ricky Williamson, 8th grade football coach; Karissa Stutler,
7th grade volleyball coach; Brianna Kovacich, freshman volleyball
coach; Derek Pennington, volunteer football coach; and Ron Pruss,
volunteer soccer coach.
A field trip request from Richard Dobson and Todd Yates to take
approximately 80 students from the US history and world history
classes to the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg, Ohio
on September 27 was approved.
The school sold their tractor to the town of Milan for $4,000.
All five school board members were present: David Voss, Edward
Amburger, Randy Kirk, Timothy Tuttle and Gregory Lewis. Attorney
Larry Eaton was present to advise the board. The next regular
meeting of the Milan School Board will be on Monday, September
17 at 7:00 p.m. at the administration building.