The Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education voted to keep school lunch prices the same as in previous years and explained its lunch charges guidelines during a regular board meeting Monday.
The lunch prices for the 2018-19 school year will be: elementary student lunch $2.25, high school/middle school student lunch $2.50, reduced-price lunch 40 cents and adult lunch $3.
Students can charge up to five lunches. Once the maximum charge is reached ($12.50 for high school/middle school students and $11.25 for elementary students) students will receive a charged bag lunch consisting of milk, a peanut butter and jelly bar, fruit and a vegetable bag. No ala carte items will be sold to students who have reached the maximum charge limit, according to a letter from Hillsboro Food Service Director Jessica Walker.
In addition, no student will be allowed to charge ala carte items at any time.
“We allow students to charge their meals because good nutrition is essential to learning, and we understand that sometimes children forget or lose their money,” the letter said. “As we are a non-profit agency, we depend on everyone to pay their charges in order to keep costs low.”
Payments can be made to the school cafeteria or through the school’s online payment center which can be accessed at www.hcs-k12.org.
During his report to the board, superintendent Tim Davis said the school is looking to form an archery club. He said archery would have to be a club sport because it is not recognized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
At the April board meeting, longtime hunter education instructors John Kidder and Tim Schlater asked the about the possibility of starting an archery program at the school. They said that a few years ago the Highland County Rod and Gun Club donated some bows and arrows to the school. They said that if Hillsboro was not interested in starting an archery program, they would like to have the equipment back so it could be used elsewhere.
At Monday’s meeting, Davis said the school found all the donated equipment and that the school is checking to see if anyone on the staff is interested in being an archery coach.
“We are looking through how we can make it happen, and if we can’t make it happen, we will give the equipment back to benefit other kids,” Davis said.
Fawn Girard, a primary school intervention specialist, placed 13th last year at the World 3D Archery Championships as a member of the USA team.
Davis also reported that the school’s Early Childhood Center recently received a five-star rating.
During his report, board member Larry Lyons said that at its next regular meeting, the board wants to recognize anyone that helped with the recent athletic gala or After Prom Party. He said all those who helped are invited to the meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, and that it will be moved to cafeteria B at the elementary school.
“Anyone who worked that, it was just a delight to work,” Lyons said of the After Prom Party, where he was one of the volunteers.
The board approved the hiring of Jennifer Worthington as an additional psychologist, which will give the district a psychologist at both the elementary and high school/middle school buildings. Davis said Worthington was hired through the Education Service Center and that, “we are very excited to have another (psychologist).”
The board approved the following administrative contracts: Dave Dietrick, athletic director, three years; Dee Funari, special education supervisor, two years; Diane Michael, personnel director, three years; Pamela Sebastian, special education director, two years; Ryan Wagner, middle school assistant principal, three years; and Jacob Zink, elementary principal, three years.
The board also approved a long list of supplemental contracts: Abby Baker, middle school cross country; Nathan Boatman, head boys golf; Anthony Carson, head girls soccer; Zach Cowan, middle school girls basketball; Nichole Dickey, head volleyball; Chad Fields, assistant football; Jake Fouch, assistant boys basketball; Olivia Fulton, head girls cross country; Jenni Gleadle, assistant girls basketball; Trevor Gleadle, assistant boys basketball; Brad Haithcock, assistant football; John Hern, assistant girls tennis; Nathan Hey, assistant football; Jeremy Hogsett, middle school boys basketball; Ryan Hopkins, assistant girls basketball; Nathan Horne, assistant football; Tayler Middleton, assistant cheerleading football and basketball; JR Moberly, head girls basketball; Jack O’Rourke, head football; Randy Phipps, Washington, D.C. coordinator; Greg Rhoades, head wrestling; Amy Robinson, middle school cheerleading football and basketball; Adam Schelling, assistant boys soccer; Matt Schneider, head boys cross country; Dan Snapp, assistant boys basketball; Dan Spidel, head girls golf; LaRue Turner, head girls tennis; John Weber, head boys soccer; and Shannon Yochum, head cheerleading football and basketball.
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