1/14/2018 7:00:00 AM Oak Hill School board leadership unchanged Aaron Michael, Paula Stewart to stay president, vice president
Oak Hill Union Local Board of Education members (front from left) Mike French, Regina Boggs, President Aaron Michael, Vice President Paula Stewart, and Joe Elcess were honored by Superintendent Mike McCoy as part of School Board Recognition Month during the board’s first meeting of 2018 on Wednesday evening, Jan. 10. (Telegram Photo By Red Thompson, Jr.)
The Oak Hill Union Local Board of Education members chose to stay the course in leadership positions as President Aaron Michael and Vice President Paula Stewart were both re-elected to serve in those offices during 2018.
The vote came Wednesday night, Jan. 10, during the reorganizational meeting of the school board at the Oak Hill Middle/High Media Center. Michael and Stewart were administered the oaths of office by District Treasurer Rhonda Harrison. The board conducted its regular monthly meeting immediately following the reorganizational meeting.
Michael has 14 years of board experience. He is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Stewart has eight years' experience on the board and holds a degree in Chemistry. Stewart, who has 8 years of service, is active in the Grange and many other community organizations.
Also during the meeting, Superintendent Mike McCoy recognized the entire board as part of School Board Recognition Month. Besides Michael and Stewart, board members Regina Boggs (10 years), Joe Elcess (16 years), and Mike French (16 years) were recognized for their continuing service.
The board decided to continue to hold regular monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. The meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the OHHS Media Center.
The board also approved its list of board committee assignments, updated the schools' safety committee and set safety policies. Other actions taken by the board included:
* Designating Superintendent Michael A. McCoy as a Purchasing Agent for all materials and services not subject to the $50,000 competitive bid requirement.
* Designating McCoy to approve all staff professional leave.
* Having the Board President approve travel and expenses for board members.
* Designating the Treasurer to secure advances on tax settlements when possible and invest inactive or interim funds in U. S. Government securities or securities allowable by state law; the proceeds to be deposited in the general fund unless otherwise specified by a trust agreement.
* Designation of Superintendent as an employment agent during periods when this board is not in session. He can also accept resignations when the board is not in session.
* Designating the Treasurer as the Account Signature. She is also authorized to sign checks on all accounts for 2018.
* Giving the principals authority for 2018 to enter into contract for yearbooks, diplomas, announcements, class rings, caps & gowns, and any other purchases from student-activity funds.
Regular Meeting Business
After the organizational meeting, the regular monthly meeting was held in which personnel, policy and financial issues where discussed.
As far as personnel matters were concerned, the board employed the following substitutes (pending certification): (Teacher): Makinsey Campbell; (Cook/Cafeteria): Jessica Wychoff; (Secretary): Jessica Wychoff; and (Teacher Classroom Aide): Jessica Wychoff.
In policy matters, the board approved the Oak Hill Choir (Director Bryce Werntz, along with Rick Noel) to attend a Broadway musical in Dayton on May 22 or 23.
In financial matters, the board approved:
*A Corporate Sponsorship for 2018 with the Jackson Area YMCA.
* Accepted the following donations: Girls Basketball Team through the WE PAY Donations, including donations from three individuals; and a donation to the Merrill Detty Memorial Scholarship from Jeffrey and Andrea Hale.