Marble busts of McClain High School benefactors Edward Lee and Lulu McClain are set to be unveiled during next month’s Greene Countrie Towne Festival.
Greenfield Exempted Village School District Superintendent Joe Wills made the announcement at Monday’s regular school board meeting.
He said the plan was to unveil the busts of the McClains on July 16, the final day of the Greene Countrie Towne Festival, at 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the high school building at the marble staircase.
A special committee comprised of McClain alumni and the high school’s principal has headed up the fundraising efforts over the past several months, and according to committee member Ron Coffey, enough funds have been raised to purchase the two busts, pedestals, and three display cases.
There will be three display cases, all made by the local Waddell Company, instead of just two as the bust of Ginevra will be getting a new case, he said.
Committee member Linda Penn previously said that with a school full of art pieces, the busts seemed “a fitting way to recognize the McClains for their gift to Greenfield.”
As previously reported, the names of donors to the project of at least $250 will be displayed on plaques in the school.
According to Wills, along with the invitation for the public to attend the unveiling of the busts on July 16, McClain High School will also be opened that day for people to tour.
In other business, the consent agenda approved by school board members included the following items: the resignation of custodian Jeff (Bean) Everhart for retirement purposes; the resignation of kindergarten teacher Michelle Reiber; the resignation of language arts teacher Valerie Hawvermale; the resignation of bus driver Travis Rayburn; approval of lunch prices for 2017-2018 school year as: grades K-5 $2.25, grades 6-12 $2.50, and milk $. 45; and the approval of an agreement with Adena Medical for athletic trainer services.
Board members also approved the following recommendations for employment: Audrey Swann, high school language arts; Jeana Coapas McNeal, Greenfield Elementary teacher; Tammy Wells, secretary; Angie Barber, sophomore class adviser; Molly Smith, technology aide at Rainsboro Elementary; Dakota Irvin, student summer employment, technology; and Taylor Aslop, head volleyball.
School board president Eric Zint and board member Doug Mustard were absent and excused from Monday’s meeting.
The Greenfield Exempted Village School Board of Education next meets in regular session on July 24 at 7 p.m. in the central office boardroom. The meetings are open to the public.