City Schools Board elects president

By Mandy Underwood

The Wabash City School board met for the first time in 2020 on Monday, Jan. 6.

During this meeting the board:

Accepted donations totaling $28,800.

Elected and accepted Rod Kelsheimer as board president, Tony Pulley as vice president, and Rhonda Hipskind as secretary.

Selected day, time and place of regular school board meetings for 2020, those being the first and third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Established the school board member salary at $2,000 annually.

Appointed Michele Hough as corporation treasurer, Contessa Esslinger as corporation deputy treasurer, Jordan Tandy as legal counsel, Tony Pulley as the WCS representative to the Board of Managers of the Heartland Career Center, Rhonda Hipskind as representative of Wabash Board of Parks and Recreation, Kipp Cantrell as representative to the Wabash Carnegie Library Board, and Rod Kelsheimer as the representative to the Redevelopment Commission.

Approved recommendation to hire Derek Mission for a paraprofessional P.E. position at O.J. Neighbours Elementary School from Jan. 6 through the end of the 2019-20 school year at the rate of $13 per hour.

Approved request of leave for Alicia Draper, second grade teacher at O.J. Neighbours, for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Approved Mikayla Duzan for the temporary second grade teaching position at O.J. Neighbours at a daily rate of $189.

Accepted resignation of Nilsa Brown as a paraprofessional at O.J. Neighbours.

Posted on 2020 Jan 14