Vision help part of new school plan


About thirty Ohio County students in need of glasses will soon see their needs met, according to Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Superintendent Branden Roeder.

During the regular school board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14th, Roeder reported the partnership with Dearborn County Hospital and Walmart in carrying out the vision plan to the students in the 200 percent below poverty level

“We will bus those who sign a consent form to the eye doctor for screening,” reported Roeder. “Then DCH and Walmart will partner to get them glasses at no cost to the parents.”

In personnel matters, Drew Powell was named to replace Dar Seipel as high school moderate special ed teacher under an emergency permit.

Jenny Bovard was named to replace Powell in his credit recovery position.

Sierra Collins was named to replace Jennifer Holbrook who resigned. Miranda Fletcher will replace Collins as the one on one special education aide.

All coaches and assistants for the 2018 Fall Sports season were approved.

An addition to the classified staff manual will now give employees $15 a month for each month of service between 10 and 19 years. Current employees with 20-29 years service receive $25 while those over 29 years will receive $35 per month..

Resolutions were passed a transfer to the rainy day fund plus one showing the Local Income Tax (LIT) having fifty percent in CPF and 50 percent in debt service.

New LED lighting was approved at the high school which is expected to save $10,000 a year.

At the Christmas dinner, the staff brought in $20 gifts which led to $3250 being raised to go towards the needy in the community.