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District News and Notes - June 2022
I hope all of you are having a great start to the summer!   Below are the June news and notes...  

June Hiring!  
Welcome to our newest staff members!
• Kindergarten Teacher – Jami Bouillon    
• JH Girls BB Volunteer – Tara Schalk
• Girls 8th Grade BB Coach – Judy Pusateri
• Co Senior Class Advisors – Claire Hibbard and Dan Beisner
• Student Summer Cleaners – Jimmy Cook and Jacob West
• Assistant Girls BB – Lauren Hutton
• Varsity CC – Ethan Reinhart
• Club Show Director – Nikkole Kleba
• Instrumental – Nikkole Kleba
• Vocal Music – Michael Frankart
• Track Co Varsity – Brad Zoeller and Kristen Hess
• JH Track Assistant – Paul Reiter
• Baseball Varsity and Assistant – Derrick and Dave Uitto

Elementary Therapy Dog
Our Elementary counselor will be utilizing a therapy dog next year in our elementary.  Our elementary counselor Heather Schalk owns the dog and is finishing up her therapy certifications with her dog Hava. Hava will accompany her at all times.   Information will be sent home to parents regarding the newest addition to our staff.

A junior high student at New Riegel has been approved to wrestle next school year.  We've been in contact with Carey as they will coach the athlete and OHSAA and the board approved the agreement at the June board meeting.  The NR wrestler will wear the New Riegel uniform and represent our school in the sport of wrestling.

Maintenance Review
A review of items to be taken care of this summer has been reviewed.  Items include: Painting main office, new carpet in office and lobby, bus garage clean out.    We are getting a quote from the building of the auditeria concession stand and on the track building.  The JH gym floor refinishing has been completed and is due to be open in mid June.    

Open Enrollment
We have accepted 145 open enrollment applications.  That is up from 133 a year ago.  

At the June BOE meeting the negotiated agreement was approved.   Below are the important changes agreed upon.
2022-2023 3% with a 2% lump sum payment on individual base, 2023-2024 3%, 2024-2025 3%. The lump sum payments are payments in recognition for the extra work and planning performed by the teachers during the pandemic.  There was a step indexed at year 24 and $1,000.00 at year 27.  
Dental and Vision Insurance changes and Medical Carve Out agreed upon.
Updated language to OTES 2.0 for evaluations and updated language for FMLA.
Changes to the Extra Curricular Schedule including: Raise for Varsity CC to be in line with the Varsity Track Coach, added Bowling, Clay Target, ESports, Color Guard.  Raise for Student Council Advisor, reviewed music/band positions and adjusted titles to be more in line with job responsibilities.  

Services include:
Handicapped Preschool Program
Typical Preschool Program  
School Nursing Services  
Gifted Supervision  
OHSAA (annual membership requirement)
College Credit Plus Agreement with Terra State Community College    
Fundraisers Approved Included
Principal Fund - LifeTouch Pictures
Track Team - Clothing Sale
Art Club - Empty Bowl Project\T-shirt Sale for Art Club members\Schoolwide T-shirt sale
Elem Student Council - Chipotle Flyer
Boys Basketball Boys - Elementary League
Boys BB - Summer Camp (2023)
Girls Basketball Girls BB - Summer Camp (2023)
Boys/Girls Basketball - Clothing Sale
Music Dept. - Club Show
FFA - Cheese & Treats Sale
Cross Country - Little Caesar Pizza Sale
Yearbook - Sale of Extra Yearbooks
8th Grade - Dance
National Honor Society - Olympic Day T-shirts, Penny Wars, Harlan BBQ Dinners
Freshman Class -  Giving Bean Coffee

Hope everyone has a great month of June!