Howland school board OKs insurance coverage, nonfaculty salaries

By Shelby Schroeder

HOWLAND — Township school board members approved big-budget items in advance of the 2009 academic year, including insurance coverage and providing salaries for several nonfaculty positions for the district.

Board members met Monday evening at Howland High School to approve property, liability, vehicle and flood coverage with the Ohio Casualty and First Place insurance providers.

District Treasurer Thomas Krispinsky said the insurance will cost the district $63,688 for the 2009 calendar year.

Additional funds were dedicated to various nonfaculty positions in the district as well.

A resolution to hire a counselor to provide psychological services on an as-needed basis was approved. Lisa Garvin will be hired for the 2008-09 school year to help designated pupils at the Notre Dame Blessed Sacrament School at a pay rate of $40 per hour. She will be paid through the district’s Auxiliary Services Fund.

Limited contracts also were provided to Craig Raymaley, the current choral assistant, for the position of activities supervisor; as well as Matt Zakrajsek, Paul Antonchak, Kelly Pistocia and Heather Robinson to tutor pupils in grades six through eight for the math and reading portions of the Ohio Achievement Test.

Raymaley will be paid $8 per hour for no more than 200 hours, and the four OAT tutors will be compensated at $80 per daily session between Jan. 26 and May 1, 2009.

Before dismissing to executive session for the evening, the board agreed to accept a field experience contract with the University of Akron College of Education, which will place student teachers in classrooms within the Howland school district.

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