Dixie delights B-C-S school board meeting

Dec 30, 2020 | Schools | 0 comments

Making an appearance at the Benton-Carroll-Salem School Board meeting with Dixie, a service dog that is part of the Rocket Reboot Program, were, left to right, R.C. Waters Elementary School Principal Dawn Bryant, Dixie, Brentley Wahlers (seated), Gabriel Romo (standing), Kathy Cochran, William Hilabidel (kneeling), and Assistant Principal Angie Lipstraw.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School Board met recently in The Hub at Oak Harbor High School. The November District Highlight was presented by Kathy Cochran and several students, sharing the work that Dixie the service dog does as part of the Rocket Reboot Program. Cochran explained how spending time with Dixie is a reward for students.

The B-C-S Board approved the following personnel items:  Michael Shadoan and Pete Johnson were approved as volunteer site directors for the 2020-2021 school year; The following resignations were accepted:  Jordyn Dunn as Middle School Assistant Track Coach; Rob Hawn as Girls Head Golf Coach; and Devin Seslar as Director of Technology.  Amy Parks moved from assistant cook to head cook at Oak Harbor High School.

William Steinbrick is now a volunteer girls middle school basketball coach; Karen Ellis, Paul Schwartz, Monica Wittman, and Allison Cline were approved as classified substitutes; and Cheryl Wessel was approved as a certified substitute teacher.

In other business, the Board approved  a Therapy Dog Agreement with Kelly Shirkey for Oak Harbor High School; the 2021-2022 District Calendar was approved; The first reading of a revision to Board Regulation ACAA-R:  Sexual Harassment Grievance Process was held.

The Board accepted donations of $500 from St. Paul United Church of Christ in Oak Harbor for gift cards to Oak Harbor Middle School and R.C. Waters in the amount of $250 each for students who may need school supplies; $100 from Mr. and Mrs. Craig Collins to the athletic department for soccer streaming of games during the fall season; $4,950 from the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club for high school swim team warm-up suits; $1,725 from the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club to benefit all athletes with the purchase of fitness sleds for the weight room; and $448 from the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club to purchase signs and pom-poms for the Middle School cheerleading squad.

The Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club donated $6,871 for the purchase of competition floor mats to benefit all cheerleading squads; and $2,500 was donated by America’s Farmers Grow Communities on behalf of Ottawa County farmer Chuck Dewitz.  Mr. and Mrs. Troy Wittman donated $250 benefit the Oak Harbor Athletic Department.

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