School budget approved

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The Rising Sun Ohio County School Board approved its 2018 school budget at its Thursday, Sept. 21st meeting.

Superintendent Branden Roeder reported the Debt Service and Bus Replacement could range from one cent under to three cent over last year depending on the DLGF (Department of Local Government Finance).

The school will be adding two mini buses due to a lack of qualified drivers without getting rid of any buses.

Roeder noted that the impact will be on preschool. A new law that goes into effect on January 1st requires seat belts.

In personnel matters, Tim Phelps was hired as seventh grade boys basketball coach while Nathan Pelehowski was named eighth grade coach. Jason Barth and Brian Graham were named reserve girls and boys basketball coaches respectively.

Volunteer coaches were approved for the 2-6 grade basketball program. The Saturday program will be run by head coach Chris Jones with games against area school played on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Missy Davis and Tiffany Carrigan will coach the middle school cheerleading squad.

Caitlyn Sauerhage was given a supplemental contract filling in for Carrie Jones who is on maternity leave.

The board heard another energy savings presentation.

Roeder reported that Hummel Insurance has saved the school $12,000 on property insurance last year and $18,000 the year before.

Roeder distributed three sample school calender for review. Teachers will vote for their favorite.

The next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 5th.