LISBON – In preparation for the next school year 2022-2023, the Board of Education of the exempt village of Lisbon is dealing with personnel matters. A new acquisition, Linda D’Ippolito, a high school math teacher, is highly recommended in the district, said David Anderson principal Keith Edenfield. “Linda came highly recommended to us by Mr. Hlaudy who we hired last year for Chemistry and Physics,” Edenfield said, adding that the recommendation did not disappoint.
D’Ippolito has a one-year limited certified contract effective from July 1 to June 30, 2023. Edenfield said that between D’Ippolito who now handles math and Steve Hlaudy in chemistry and physics ushers in a new era for school. “D’ippolito and Hlaudy is for the new era,” said Edenfield. “We solved half of that equation last year by hiring Mr. Hlaudy. Now we have the other side resolved with this hire. Our math program is in good hands.
Edenfield said he learned something during his interview process that made him happy to hear. “What really makes me feel good about the process is that through the process she told us that Mr. Hlaudy recommended the district and the people of the district to her as much as he recommended her to us” , he said. “I think it’s a great fit all around.”
Superintendent Joe Siefke said D’Ippolito joins Lisbon Schools with the highest recommendation he can give. ” She understands “ he said. “She is getting an education. She understands. I didn’t ask him a single math question during the interview and I was sold.
Board members also approved one-year certified contracts effective July 1 through June 30, 2023 for David Crismon for Physical Education and Health and James Watt for Biology and STEM. Siefke said the next school year will be Watt’s last with the district. “He leaves for Argentina to live with his daughter”, said Siefke. “Mr. Watt and Mr. Crismon are seasoned teachers who do an excellent job. We are happy to have them and I am happy to recommend them to you.”
The board also approved Extended Learning McKinley Elementary School and David Anderson Junior/Senior High School for summer education opportunities for the following dates and staff at a rate of pay of $100 per day for summer school 2022:
June 6-10 – Quin Ferrier and Sarah Devon at McKinley Elementary
June 13-17 – Quin Ferrier and Sarah Devon at McKinley Elementary
June 20-24 – Quin Ferrier and Sarah Devon at McKinley Elementary
June 27 to July 1 – Quin Ferrier and Sarah Devon at McKinley Elementary
August 1-4 – Quin Ferrier and Sarah Devon at McKinley Elementary
August 8-12 – Quin Ferrier and Sarah Devon at McKinley Elementary
June 6-9 – Carrie Smith, social studies at David Anderson Junior/Senior High School
June 13-16 – Carrie Smith, social studies at David Anderson Junior/Senior High School
June 20-23 – Ryan Smith, math at David Anderson Junior/Senior High School
June 27-30 – Carrie Smith, English at Anderson Junior/Senior High School
Siefke said high school summer classes will be from 8 a.m. to noon and elementary school students will be there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and can benefit from the summer feeding program. “We have feeding programs going out of McKinley to get all those kids fed and we’ll be transporting meals to the other building to make sure the kids can grab something on the way out at noon when they’re done,” he said.
The board also voted to establish a part-time seasonal caretaker for the summer at a rate of pay of $10 per hour. Valérie Hochmann will assume the role which must not exceed 30 hours per week. “We’ll be looking for a few more after school is out, potentially college students,” said Siefke.
Linsey Petersen and Katrina Wallace will both be childminders for the 2022-2023 school year. The board approved limited one-year classified contracts effective July 1 through June 30, 2023 for both. “Our preschool grant comes from this funding for our preschool aids. The grant is on an annual basis. This is the reason for the only one-year contract. These two are doing a great job and will do a great job,” said Siefke.
The board also approved Amanda Huelett as the Classified Substitute Bus Driver for the 2021-2022 school year. Siefke said Huelett is the bus dispatcher and has a license she can help drive students on trips.
In athletics, the following athletic supplemental contracts for 2022-23 have been approved: Nikol Mundy as lead varsity cross-country coach at 5.25%; Meredith Deichler as assistant cross country coach at 2%; Lauren Glenn as an eighth-grade volleyball coach at 4.25%; Kenadee Pezzano as assistant varsity volleyball coach; Artie Altomare as Nine Percent Assistant Football Coach; Seth Davis as Nine Percent Assistant Football Coach; Rich Joy as Nine Percent Football Assistant Coach; Phil Goerig as Nine Percent Assistant Football Coach; David Toot as Nine Percent Assistant Football Coach; Danny Donohue as an eighth grade football coach at 6.75%; Dave Rankin as the seventh-grade football coach; Candice Welsh as an assistant college cheerleading coach at 5.4%.
Board members also voted to endorse Kyle Bing and Bill Stanton for the Ohio High School Athletic Association baseball and softball tournaments this year. Site manager Bing will receive $300 per game and ticket manager Stanton will receive $200 per game. Siefke acknowledged that the rates seemed a little high, but said he sits on their Northeast board and the rates are fully reimbursable by OHSAA. “This council has decided to give money back to schools through ticket managers and venue managers because we are doing pretty well financially,” said Siefke.
The next board meeting will be Wednesday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m.