Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Ripley officer receives commendation for quick action Bicentennial at Ripley First Presbyterian RULH welcomes new school principals Aberdeen’s Police Dept. continues to grow Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London

RULH board discusses Leadership Team meeting

By Martha Jacob –

Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Sept. 21 at the RULH High School.
Board members Glenda Huff, Barry Sims, Jeff Cluxton, Jeff White and Jeff Wilson were all present, as well as Superintendent Dr. Linda Naylor, board treasurer Jeff Rowland and other employees and members of the public.
Superintendent Naylor reported to the board regarding  the Sept. 19 District Leadership Team meeting.
“Teachers and administrators met to discuss goals and strategies for the 2016-2017 school year,” Dr. Naylor said. “Mr. Dayne Michael, school improvement facilitator from the Brown County Educational Service Center also attended the meeting to provide both information and support.”
Pam Sebastian, special services coordinator updated the board on implementation of the Sonday Reading Intervention Program. “This program is being implemented across the district with students who need specific help in reading, with the most intensive implementation at the elementary school,” Sebastian said, “Several teachers have been trained  in the Sonday program, which focuses on intervention in phonics and phonemic awareness, which works with students on intervention in phonics and phonemic awareness.”
Treasurer Rowley presented the minutes of the previous board meeting and special board meeting for approval. He also presented several reports regarding the finances of the district and requested approval to accept state and federal funding allocations for Title I, Title II-A and Part B-Idea,  for the districts of June 30, 2016 per Ohio Revised Code, to approve the amended certificate of estimated resources and to approve the 2016-2017 permanent appropriation Resolutions.
Mr. Rowley also reported on the results of the finance committee meeting which was held for the purpose of reviewing the current expenditures of the permanent improvement levy.
“The purpose of this levy was to raise funds for buses, technology and curriculum, and for maintenance of the high school,” Rowley said. “Significant improvements have been made in each of these areas and the committee agreed to continue monitoring the funds.”
Mr. Rowley also summarized the results of the district auction held on Sept. 10. He said gross sales totaled $6,374 with an expected net income of $5,052 once all fees and commissions are paid.
Superintendent Naylor made the following recommendations to the board which were approved, including:
• Authorization for the purchase of a Gravely Atlas JVS 3000;
•Approved the easement with the Village of Ripley for access to the water wells along the river;
• Approved two extended field trips, one for FCCLA to Orlando, FL for a Leadership Conference and another for the FFA to Indianapolis, IN for the National FFA Convention;
• Accepted the resignations of Colette Smith, bus driver;
• Approved employment of supplemental positions with Jessica Kahrs, 4-6 grade choir sponsor and Tammy Pfeffer, prom sponsor;
• Employ Mike Rice as sub bus driver;
• Approved a revision to the hours for cashiers, increasing their day to 3.5 hours;
• Approve athletic supplemental positions for Kirsten Grant, JV volleyball coach, Elaine Manning, varsity softball, Terry Campbell, volunteer assistant softball coach, Tammy Dragoo, 7th grade volunteer basketball, locker room Mom and Elaine Manning, volunteer assistant 7th and 8th grade girls basketball.
The next regular meeting of the Ripley-Union Lewis-Huntington Schools Board of Education will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the high school.

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