|Milton board reduces teachers|
|Written by Editor|
|Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:45|
WEST MILTON – Milton-Union Board of Education tightened their belts again at April 16's meeting, approving the reduction-in-force of Family and Consumer Science teacher Marcia Scott. The resolution listed "financial considerations" as the reason for this reduction.
Kindergarten teacher Tiffany Laffin will also be done at the end of this semester due to a non-renewal of her contract. Superintendent Dr. Ginny Rammel said this is due to lower kindergarten enrollment.
Another approved change was to Katie Grothaus's contract. Grothaus is currently part time assistant principal and part time teacher at the elementary. She is being reduced for the teacher portion.
Other staff changes include the retirement of high school cafeteria worker Margaret Shelton, the resignation of bus driver Janet Green, and the non-renewal of breakfast cashier Patricia Farmer's contract.
The board also authorized the bidding for an asbestos abatement project at the old school buildings.
According to Treasurer Chuck Klein, the abatement must be done prior to the demolition of the high, middle or elementary buildings due to health and environmental reasons.
The board approved a cost of $335,000 for the elementary/middle school and $230,000 for the high school, with a $20,000 contingency allowance for both. Klein said the actual bids will be received in early summer. Abatement will start in late summer in the elementary and middle school with demolition in the fall.