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Wabash board OKs fall sports coaches

By Mandy Underwood

On Monday, June 1, Wabash City School Board met virtually and broadcast their meeting on YouTube for the public to view.

During the meeting on Monday, the board:

Accepted donations in the amounts of: $250 from Michael Grey to the Pete Rish Memorial, $25 from the Class of 1972 to the Pete Rish Memorial, $50 from Tony and Jeanie Cooper to the Pete Rish Memorial, $50 from Kiwanis Club to the Pete Rish Memorial, $25 from Kelly’s Ice Cream to the WHS SADD/Post Prom fund, $100 from Ford Meter Box to the WHS SADD/Post Prom fund.

Approved the resolution to transfer $400,000 from the rainy-day fund to the operations fund.

Approved the following plans and staff for summer school 2020:

Summer school for O.J. Neighbours will be from June 1 - July 31, 2020 and last 4 hours a day.

Teachers approved for Summer School at O.J.N. were Carol Enyeart, Sarah Kirkpatrick, Britanie Jernigan, Barb Morgan, Stacey Fry, Jen Lane, Heather Dutton, Angel Hostetler.

Summer School session one at Wabash Middle will be from June 1-26, session 2 will be from July 6-31. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Teachers approved for WMS summer school were: 5th/6th grade Math, Alyson Keefer; 5th/6th grade English Language Arts (E./La.) Ashley Martin; 7th/8th grade E./La., Jill Beals; 7th/8th grade Math, Keri Mertz.

Summer School session one at Wabash High School will be June 1-26, session 2 will be from July 6-31. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. each day.

Teachers approved for WHS summer school were Jen Smith, Amy Oswalt, and James Burns.

Accepted the resignation of Jessie Porter as paraprofessional at L.H. Carpenter effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Diane White as cafeteria employee effective May 21, 2020.

Approved the recommendation for 3 bus drivers to work the summer food program from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at $72 per day from June 1 - July 24.

Approved recommendation for the following employees to work the 2020 Summer Food Service Program: Kate Carter 15 hours/week, Hannah Perkins 15 hours/week (student).

Approved recommendation to declare Bus #10 as surplus.

Approved recommendation to hire Elizabeth Burns as the Special Education teacher at Vernon Manor with a starting salary of $35,000 beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved recommendation to hire Jaclyn Holley as the Preparing for College and Careers teacher at Wabash High School at a starting salary of $35,000 beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the following athletic coaches for 2020-2021:

High School

Julio Luevano as boys soccer assistant; Levi Nkwocha and Adam Driscoll as boys soccer volunteers; Lindsay Schenkel, Bailey Yoakum and Amber Province as girls soccer volunteers; Tyler Wright as girls soccer assistant, Trenton Daughtry as boys basketball summer volunteer; Kyle Kelsheimer as boys cross country volunteer; Adam Handley as football head coach; Ryan Carmichael, Justin Denney and Jake O’Neill as football assistants; Paul Wright, Chad Wyatt, Tyler Niccum, Jake Pegg, Eric Richards and Rodney Lynn as football volunteers; Katie Cromer as volleyball head coach; Chelsie Montgomery as volleyball JV coach; Jim Morris as 9th grade volleyball coach; Kelsey Brainard, Jaycee Parrett, Brooke Irgang, Sam Irgang, Haylie Faust and Tabatha Wagner as volleyball summer volunteers.

Middle School

Brett Shull, Nicole Howard and Brody Cook as boys cross country volunteers; Ben Backer and Sammy Hipskind for 7th grade football; Shaun Eiler and Jake Stevens for 8th grade football; Jennifer Denney as 6th grade volleyball coach; Eva Morris as 7th grade volleyball coach; Rob Kastner as volleyball volunteer; Gina Smith and Rachel Carnell for 8th grade volleyball. 

Posted on 2020 Jun 09