The five-year forecast mandated by the state to be compiled by individual school districts was accepted at Monday’s meeting of the Greenfield Exempted Village Schools Board of Education and projects a steady increase of funds.
Treasurer Joe Smith said the state requires the forecast to be done each year in May and October.
The forecast projects a number of factors, including revenues, financing sources, and expenditures. The projected year-end balances for the next five years are as follows: 2016 – $7.99 million, 2017 – $8.21 million, 2018 – $8.5 million, 2019 – $8.64 million, and 2020 – $8.79 million.
The forecast is affected by “many variables,” Smith said previously, the largest one being the state budget. And as the state budget and other variables factor in, the projections are modified accordingly. The twice-yearly forecast, he said, is “a snapshot in time of what we know right now.”
On another matter, elementary art teacher Cathy Rivas, along with elementary teachers and students, spoke briefly to board members about a project prompted by Greenfield Elementary Principal Bob Schumm.
Rivas said the principal posed to teachers a “cross-curricular” challenge, and what teachers chose as a theme were quilt squares. Incorporated into this one project, and drawn from the quilt squares displayed at the Greenfield Historical Society’s Grain & Hay building which depict the village’s participation in the Underground Railroad, Rivas said, were art and social studies and mathematics and writing.
The students shared those various aspects with board members. Also, the quilt squares they created were displayed around the board room.
“You hear a lot about the Common Core, and this is really it,” Schumm said of the students being able to find “true meaning” in their ability to employ the standards they are learning.
On a matter previously approved by the board of education, superintendent Joe Wills reported that preparation work will begin in the next couple weeks at the high school football field for the installation of new lights.
In other business, employment recommendations as accepted by the board of education are: Jamie Hampton — middle school science; David Hannah — high school language arts; Ted Ely – one-year administrative contract; Heather Dratwa, Deanne Link, C. Pat Stevens – two-year administrative contract; Martin Dobson – two-year administrative contract, school psychologist; Kellie McGlone, Mallorey Wells, Calee Febes, Suzanne Sharp, Jennifer Singleton, Jessica Gilliland, Amanda Larkin, Amanda VanDyke, Jaclyn Raike, Emily Fox, Abby Roe, Trevor Arnett, Chris Fitzpatrick, Jeremey Andrews, Lori Tuttle, Katie Pryor – one-year limited contract; Brooke Novak, Tia Barham, Michelle Reiber, Rebecca Anderson, Marta Allen, Brittany Hammonds, Jennifer Dyer, Heidi Tite, Nathan Luke, Emma Stuckey – two year limited contract; Marcia Starkey, Linda Harper, Braden Streitenberger, Christy Wagner, Molly Smith, Amy Cockrill – three-year limited contract; Carrie Lovely – clerical, aide/monitor, cafeteria; Johnathan Jordan – bus driver; Jeremey Andrews – head football coach; Trevor Arnett – assistant girls basketball coach, fall weight room supervisor; Carolyn Arthurs – math department leader; Alisa Barrett – Rainsboro technology aide; Tim Bolender – boys basketball assistant, boys golf; Randy Closson – eighth-grade football; Tracey Cokonougher – athletic director assistant, ticket manager; Loretta Flora – dramatics, high school vocal teacher; Emma Gall – head coach volleyball; Jo Ellen Gossett – annual; Jarrod Haines – head girls basketball coach, senior class adviser, girls golf; Brittany Hammonds – eighth-grade volleyball; Charles Hargrave – band director; Valeria Hawvermale – sophomore class adviser; Linda Harper – annual assistant; Amy Hill – quick recall assistant, middle school technology aide; Kassie Hutchinson – National Honor Society; Ashley Kesler – freshman class adviser, science department leader; Deborah Lagorio – student council assistant; Nathan Luke – high school technology aide; Vanessa Penwell – junior high football cheerleading; Rachel Poynter – Hi-Y, quick recall adviser; Steven Roble – cross country, social studies department leader, student council; Braden Streitenberger – boys basketball assistant, fall weight room; David Weaks – assistant band director; Tati Weaks – Tigerettes; Jenny Mustard – student council; Jesse Mitchell – head boys basketball; Audra Branham – girls basketball assistant; Tyler Carman – girls soccer assistant; Kris Davis – Greenfield Elementary technology aide; Wesley Haines – dramatics assistant; Jennifer Highley – cheerleading assistant football; Brian McNeal – assistant boys varsity soccer; Karen Mullikin – Buckskin technology aide; Jacob Orr Zody – assistant coach football, summer weight room supervisor; Shane Paul – head coach varsity wrestling; Shawn Peterman – girls soccer head coach; Patty Shelton – basketball cheerleading adviser, football cheerleading adviser; Eric Wise – golf assistant.
The next regular meeting of the Greenfield Exempted Village School District Board of Education is scheduled for June 20 at 7 p.m. at the central office boardroom. The meetings are open to the public.
Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.