Girls and Boys State Cross Country runners were honored during Lincolnview’s Tuesday Board of Education meeting. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)
Girls and Boys State Cross Country runners were honored during Lincolnview’s Tuesday Board of Education meeting. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

MIDDLE POINT – The Lincolnview Board of Education heard from two groups during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Matt Langdon, Lincolnview Girls and Boys Cross Country Coach, spoke about both team’s State experience.

This year’s girls varsity team took the team to State for the second year in a row, and six of the seven varsity girls are Academic All Ohio, noted Langdon. The sixth girl is a freshman which means she does not qualify to be Academic All Ohio, but she also has qualifying GPA.

“All of our girls are not only really good athletes, but they are really good in the classroom,” said Langdon.

For the sixth year in a row, the boys team went to state. Langdon said several of the boys were also Academic All Ohio.

“These guys just had a great year for us,” said Langdon. “They had a great run – the girls making it to the State meet for two consecutive years, and this is actually the sixth year in a row for the boys team to make it, and several of these boys have been part of that. They’ve all had really good careers; we’re going to lose some good seniors in the classroom and on the cross country course.”

The Board motioned to commend and praise the Girls and Boys State Cross Country teams, coaches, and bus driver.

Another group of presenters, led by sixth-grade teacher Chad Kraner, were three sixth graders who spoke about the recent sixth grade trip to Washington D.C. The students spoke on the monuments and locations they visited and presented a PowerPoint featuring photos of the trip.

During his report, Superintendent Jeff Snyder thanked the community for the recent passage of the PI Levy which he noted will aid in increasing school security. He notified the Board that he has been in talks with the School Resource Officer about school upgrades including enhanced window attachments, more secure door latches and more.

Snyder also explained to the Board that with Crestview’s recent gift of the Vancrest of Convoy building there is a possibility that Lincolnview will need to consider what to do with their preschool program which is housed with Crestview’s program at Thomas Edison. If Crestview chooses to create an Early Childhood Center out of the Vancrest building, Lincolnview will need to discuss if they will continue to use the Thomas Edison building or if they would like to consider moving the preschool unit to the Lincolnview location, which may require a building addition.

“We have some future discussion to have, but that will be predicated on what Crestview’s final decision is,” said Snyder.

Also during the meeting, the Board made the following actions:

- Praised and honored Eric Germann, Lincolnview Local School District Board Member, for being named to the Ohio School Boards Association 2018 All-Ohio School Board.

- Approved a contract with Jeff Krugh as a Class I Domestic Water Systems Operator and the school Wastewater Systems Operator effective Nov. 1, 2018, through Oct. 31, 2019.

- Approved Judy Mack as a substitute cook on an as needed basis for the 2018-2019 school year.

- Approved Tracy Kanter as a substitute aide on an as needed basis for the 2018-2019 school year.

- Motioned to grant an administrative contract to Jason Maples as the Maintenance Supervisor/Transportation Coordinator for the period Nov. 26, 2018 through July 31, 2020.

- Approved the resignation of Keith Hill, bus driver, effective Jan. 8, 2019 and then approved Hill as a substitute bus driver as needed for the 2018-2019 school year.

- Approved an advance of $1,800 to the Data Communications Fund (451 9919) from the General Fund (001 0000).

- Accepted the recommendation of Garmann-Miller & Associates, Inc. to approve deduct change order 004 with Muhlenkamp Building Corporation in the amount of -$2,631.00 ($40,000 from fire alarm and bus barn contingency allowance / $37,369.00 added to construction contract) for training room cabinets, school moto painting, and fire alarm additions.

- Accepted the fiscal year 2019 five-year forecast based upon the information and assumptions available effective Oct. 31, 2018, which shows that revenues will be stagnant while expenditures continue to increase.

With no further business, the Board went into executive session for personnel matters concerning the employment and compensation of a public employee with no action taken and then adjourned.

The next meeting is set for Dec. 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.