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United busing supervisor resigns

December 20, 2012
Morning Journal News

HANOVERTON- The United Local school board Wednesday night accepted the resignation of the district's transportation supervisor.

The board accepted the resignation effective Dec. 14 of Transportation Supervisor Kerry Beeson, who had been with the district for eight years. Beeson, who also served as the bus mechanic, took a position at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.

The board approved supplemental stipends on an as needed basis until a replacement for Beeson is hired for Frank Baker, hourly on-call maintenance and substitute driver notification; Ed Ridgeway, trip and bidding assignment; Beeson, afternoon mechanic; and Cyndi Bokanovich, secretarial assistance.

In other business, the board also accepted the retirement effective June 30 of Athletic Director Chuck Greenwood, who has been with the district for 33 years; and the retirement effective Dec. 31 of Mike Bezeredi, who has been with the district for 27 years.

The board also hired Rita Mint of Leetonia as assistant treasurer effective Dec. 17 and Kimberly Salmen, a substitute teacher with the district the past five years, as a Title I tutor effective Dec. 10; and approved the transfer of Gary Collins from maintenance/grounds helper to afternoon custodian effective Jan. 2.

Additionally the board granted supplemental contracts for the 2012-13 school year to Denise Ward, varsity girls track assistant coach; Lucinda Neiswanger, play director; and Nicole Doyle, assistant play director. The board also granted supplemental coaching contracts for the 2013-14 school year to Mike Ward, head varsity football; Todd Sarchet, head golf; and Troy Brunner, head varsity volleyball.

The board also accepted donations of $110.25 worth of cable to the choir from Dennis Klaustermeyer, $433 to the Drama Department from various donors to sponsor a vet and $225 to Community Outreach from various donors.

Also at the meeting, Band Director Nome Baker introduced new band uniforms to the board. He said that a uniform committee was established earlier in the school year to determine new uniforms to replace the 11-year-old ones currently in use that are deteriorating. The new uniforms will be dual purpose, with the marching jacket removable to reveal a tuxedo jacket for concert performances. The band boosters are funding the purchase of 100 uniforms, which cost $600 each, plus 30 rain coats, he said, noting that the uniforms should be in by July.

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