Board approves superintendent’s goals for 19-20

NEW CUMBERLAND– The Hancock County School board approved Superintendent Dawn Petrovich’s goals for the 2019-2020 school year at Monday’s meeting.

Board member Tim Reinard, suggested Petrovich review the state’s evaluation system.

“I think they’re great, the only thing I’ve got to caution you on is a problem we’ve suffered through for three years. The state has an evaluation system, look on the 26 pages of that,” said Reinard. “Some of those questions relate to stuff that’s used. So check to make sure you’re covered.”

Petrovich did review the evaluation system when writing her goals, accounting for state regulations and requests.

“I appreciate that she put in some mnemonics around percentages and things so thank you for adding those additional things in there” said Michelle Chappell, board president.

The board approved the goals and will be submitted them to the state board of education.

In other action, the board:

— Approved the resignations of Elizabeth Sisler, multi. categorical/ Autism at Weir Middle School; Ashley Turley, multi. categorical/ Autism at Allison Elementary; and Ashleigh Negri, countywide substitute teacher.

— Approved the usage of embedded English in the pro start program at the JDRIV Career Center.

— Approved unpaid days for Michael Shockley, Sherry Paull, Janna Myers, Roseanna Finney.

— Approved the leave of absence of Pamela Miller.

— Approved Richard Shilling as the dean of students/ athletic coordinator at Oak Glen High School.

— Approved the transfer of Joshua Weltner from long-term substitute English teacher at Weir Middle School to English teacher at Oak Glen Middle School.

— Approved Harry Olenick as the National Honor Society Co-Sponsor at Weir High School.

— Approved Brandi Kosonovitch as a volunteer assistant swim coach at Oak Glen High School.

— Approved the resignation of Alexandria Bruno from head cheerleading coach at Weir High School.

— Approved Debby Churella, math teacher at Oak Glen High School, for teaching during her planning period.

— Approved Tetrick & Bartlett bid of $60,000 for the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 audits. Tetrick & Bartlett have performed the district audits before and were selected because they were the only company company that submitted a bid.

— Petrovich announced attendance is up by about eight students this year.

The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 in the JDRIV Career Center in New Cumberland.