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BELOIT — The West Branch School Board this week approved an updated five-year financial forecast that shows a positive cash balance through the end.

Presented by District Treasurer Adam Fisher, the forecast starts with a positive cash balance of $5.1 million in the first year and reaches $6.2 million in the last. The forecast also calls for the district to avoid deficit spending the first three years before finishing at around $245,000 in the last.

In other cases, the board awarded two-year administrative contracts to Amanda Strausbaugh as director of food services beginning August 1 and Jody Edie as director of transportation beginning July 1. Edie will also be a transport consultant from May 31 to June 30.

The council has also hired Chelsea Sisson as a family consumer science teacher, Jacob Lyons and Hayden Hawk as a summer care aide, Bridget Scofinsky as a summer STEM camp instructor, and Aerian Starkey. as an assistant summer STEM camp instructor.

Additionally, the board awarded additional coaching contracts for the 2022–23 school year to Bob Shepherd, Ken Harris, Shawn Alazaus, Carl Davanzo, and Jordan Voitus for college football assistants; Cameron Martig for freshman football; Tony Lucente for eighth grade football; Chris Dorris and Chris Adams for seventh grade football; Mike Painter for volunteer football; Cori Hutchison for varsity volleyball assistant; Joshua Kuszmaul for junior varsity volleyball; Camryn Butcher for freshman volleyball; Sis Woods for eighth-grade volleyball; Stacey Cederbloom for Cross Country Head Coach; Zach Dean for junior varsity women’s soccer; Molly Daley for volunteer women’s soccer; Sam Martucci for Men’s Soccer Head Coach; Amado Sandoval for junior varsity soccer; Elaine Bonar for Women’s Tennis Head Coach; Denise Ginocchi for Head Cheerleader Coach; Alyssa Hatton Pidgeon and Brooke Taylor for freshman cheerleading; Candy Rockwell for middle school cheerleaders; Frank Edie for Men’s Golf Head Coach; Mike Falasca for the Boys’ Golf Varsity Assistant; Dan Hall for Women’s Golf Head Coach; and Tim Cooper (soccer), Walt DeShields (women’s basketball), Alyssa Streb (volleyball), and Michael Brown (men’s basketball) for summer conditioning.

Also at the meeting, the board authorized the Young & Alive High School Choir to travel to Florida to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort from March 8-13 or March 15-19, 2023 (as determined by Disney) and agreed donations of $2,604.69 anonymously. for the operation of Knox Elementary, $5,000 from the Sebring West Branch Area Community Foundation for the Lead the Way project and $500 for the Class of 2022 and services worth $4,189 from Smith Landscaping for work on the practice soccer field.

Superintendent of Schools Micki Egli recognized new mascots Reed Williams as Chief Warrior, Brant Allison as Deputy Chief Warrior, and Abbey Wilson as Warrior Princess; Prom Queen and King Addyson Jones and Steven Marra; valedictorian majors Sydney Fetters, Addyson Jones, Morgan Loudon and Gloriana Maendel; and salutatorians Asa DeSanzo and Steven Marra.

Warrior STEM Community Night, an evening celebrating science, technology, engineering, and math offerings in the district where students will share projects and program sponsors will be recognized, is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. 30 on May 26 in the old high school gymnasium. . Doors open at 6 a.m. for student presentations and Q&A; STEM presentation and sponsor recognition will begin at 7 p.m.


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