Thursday, August 26, 2004

Lakota support staff gets 35-cent-an-hour raise

In the schools

The Enquirer

LIBERTY TWP. - Non-teaching employees in the Lakota Schools have a three-year contract that increases pay by 35 cents per hour.

The agreement between the Lakota Board of Education and Lakota School Support Association was approved this week by the school board.

The association ratified it earlier this month.

The contract establishes supervisory roles for head custodians and cafeteria managers, recognizes training for media and clinic aides, allows the use of two sick days for recognized religious holidays, and establishes an employee sick leave "bank" for those who use up sick days during extended or serious illnesses.

Changes in the grievance procedure were included, and there is a provision to talk about salary schedules.

Mason to induct Sports Hall of Famers

MASON - The 2004 inductees to the Mason Sports Hall of Fame will be introduced during halftime ceremonies Friday at the 7:30 p.m. varsity football game against Lakota West.

The girls 2004 track-and-field team will be honored for its state championship before Friday's kickoff.

Saturday, the grand opening of the multipurpose synthetic-turf field will be celebrated between the boys and girls varsity soccer games at 6:30 p.m.

Middletown leftovers to be sold at auctions

MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Schools will hold two auctions this weekend to sell unneeded equipment and supplies from McKinley and Wilson elementary schools, which closed this summer.

Previews at both buildings are scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Friday. McKinley's auction will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the school. Wilson's auction begins at noon Sunday.

Information: 423-0781.

Kings students win award for video

DEERFIELD TWP. - A video about last year's eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C., earned an award for a group of then Kings Junior High School students.

Students in Rick McCarren's computer applications/video editing class received a Blue Chip Cable Access Award in the Student Programming Grades 6-8 category from the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission.

It was the first video award ever won by Kings Junior High School. The video was compiled and edited by Alisha Hamilton, Christine McMillen and Jessica Fears.

Ross Middle School gets new principal

ROSS TWP.- Students returning to Ross Middle School this week found new administrators following the resignation of Principal Clint Moore this month.

Assistant Principal Chris Saylor has been named principal and was given a two-year contract by the Ross Board of Education. He will earn $68,500 annually.

Christen Davis, who was a finalist for the Elda principal job, was named assistant principal. She will earn $58,765 annually.

Adult classes offered at Warren Co. center

LEBANON - Adult classes for those interested in the medical field begin Sept. 13 at the Warren County Career Center, 3525 N. Ohio 48.

Classes include medical assisting, a 900-hour program; medical transcription, a 900-hour program; medical coder, a 600-hour program; and pharmacy technician, a 900-hour program.

To schedule a placement test or get more information, call 932-8145, ext. 5340.

--Sue Kiesewetter

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