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RULH discusses energy saving measures

Energy_SavingBy Martha Jacob –
Members of the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington School District met in regular session July 27 at the RULH High School with all members present, as well as Superintendent Dr. Linda Naylor, treasurer Jeff Rowley and various employees and members of the public.
Superintendent Naylor updated the board on various meetings and activities that had occurred since the last meeting.
“The House Bill 264 Project is drawing to a close,” Naylor said. “The biggest part of the project was the replacement of the light fixtures with more energy efficient LED retrofit. Additional items include updating HVAC control and weatherization to the buildings. One remaining component is installation of an educational solar panel that will generate data about solar energy production that can be used by science classes.”
According to Naylor, the HB264 Project will generate enough energy savings to pay for itself over the next few years. In addition to the project, several other facility updates to the high school have been completed during the summer, including new flooring in classrooms and the lecture hall, and a new video security system.
In other business, high school principal Susie Skinner gave a brief update to the board on being awarded a School Pantry site from the Freestore Foodbank, a program of Feeding America. According to Skinner the school will be able to pick up various food items from the Freestore Foodbank, then distribute those items to the students in need at RULH High School.
Ms. Skinner thanked Mrs. Maiberger, Mrs. Fannin and Mrs. Osman for their hard work in securing the program for the students. She told the board that more information would be made available when school starts, as the program gets under way at the high school.
Rowley later gave a fiscal year-end report with information as to what district finances looked like at the end of the fiscal year, June 30.
Rowley said that there were several positives in his report including some positive changes in the state foundation payment, the addition of the permanent improvement levy funds and several cost-saving measures taken across the district.
Mr. Rowley’s report also included some concerns about future expenses such as updates to the high school’s  HVAC system, more buses to purchase and increases in health insurance costs.
Following an executive session the board took the following actions:
• Accepted the resignations of Stephanie Wagoner, 8th grade math, Patricia Gulley, middle school guidance counselor and Jennifer DePompei, 8th grade volleyball coach;
• Approved the employment of Jessika  Taylor, Kelly Scott and Lindsay Jones as paraprofessional aides;
• Approved Shelby Schelling as new agricultural education teacher at the high school;
• Award a one-year contract to Shelley Sroufe to teach middle school math;
• Approve supplemental contracts to Kathy Kelley, Jr. high boys and girls cross country coach, Justin Fulton, 7th grade boys’ basketball coach, Melissa Johnson, 7th and 8th grade volley ball coach, Blake Price, 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball coach, Kirsten Grant, high school volleyball coach and Jason Thompson, assistant athletic director at the high school.
• Approved the student handbook, the staff handbook, the student-athlete handbook and the coaches’ handbook.
The board also discussed an upcoming auction of district personal property and equipment, including personal property, buses and equipment that has been scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. To see the complete list visit www.campbellauctioneers.com or www.auctionzip.com.
The next board meeting is scheduled for August 17 at the high school lecture hall.

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