SIDNEY — Additional staff members were hired Monday night as Sidney City Schools prepared for the first day of classes.
Sidney City Schools Board of Education members hired three certified teachers during its meeting. Hired were Dan Lewis, high school intervention specialist, $48,454; Todd Bridges, music teacher, $41,000; and Jeremy Keaton, elementary physical education teacher, $35,239. Each were given one-year contracts.
Amanda Lloyd, Sidney Middle School Workforce Academy instructor, $45,056; Tara Beard, high school MD aide, $11.76 per hour; and Sonia Selanders, Sidney Alternative School aide, $14.16 per hour, were also hired.
The board also hired Conelia Dixon, substitute teacher, $87.53 per day; Kammy Bontrager, Janice Booth and Misty Shroyer, all substitute cooks, $8.81 per hour; and Annette Wooddell and Stephen McWilliams, substitute custodians, $12.26 per hour. They were hired on an as-needed basis.
Supplemental contracts were awarded to Bryan Gray, junior varsity boys soccer coach, 41,864; Jenny Luebke, competition cheer coach, $2,541; and Todd Bridges, assistant band director, $1,694.
The board also accepted resignations from Damon Smith, Sidney High School physical education/health teacher and junior varsity boys soccer coach; Jennifer Coverstone, SHS MD aide; and Chad Gessler, SMS wrestling coach.
A purchased services agreement for reserve officers as school security officers for the year was approved. Hired were Rodney Austin, Wilbur Benson, Rick Cron, Mark Henman, Michael Henry, Douglas Schlagetter and Churck Shepherd and substitutes Lynn Marsee, John Pence and David Spicer.
In other business, the board:
• Approved the bus stops for the school year.
• Approved the purchase of dishwashers for Whittier Elementary School and Sidney High School for $31,390.21 from Bushong Restaurants Equipment. Hobard Service will install the dishwashers for $5,204.
• Approved a five-year contract with Bottling Group LLC (Pepsi Beverages Co.) from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2019.
• Entered into an agreement with the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center for guidance counselor services at a cost up to $52,301.12. The district is waiting to see if a grant will be awarded to the district for the cost of the counselor, who will be located at Northwood School.
• Approved the transfer of funds from the general fund to permanent improvement fund, $300,000; Termination Benefits Fund, $100,000; Capital Projects Fund for turf and track replacement, $65,000; and EMIS Fund, $20,000. The $40,000 to the turf fund will be used for future maintenance of the field, while the rest of the transfer of $25,000 will be used for track replacement.
The board’s next meeting will be Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at the board of education office.