Mechanicsburg Middle recognized as ‘Momentum’ awardee


By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



Mechanicsburg Middle School received the Ohio Board of Education Momentum Award for 2016, school officials told the school board Monday.

The award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year, according to the Ohio Department of Education website. To receive the award, schools must earn straight A’s on all value-added measures on its state report card. The district must also have at least two value-added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.

Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Danielle Prohaska said she was pleased to see the award for the middle school.

“This award shows we are part of a group of schools that is showing children of every background and ability level can achieve,” she said.

In other action, the board:

•Approved minutes and financial statements.

•Approved the low bid of Cardinal Bus Sales and Service Inc. and approve the purchase of one 78-passenger conventional school bus for $81,945, which includes a five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.

•Approved the complimentary passes resolution.

•Approved hiring Seventh Grade Boys Basketball Coach Dan Kaffenbarger and Senior Class Advisor Maggie Harris for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring Elizabeth Porter as winter site manager for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved volunteers for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved Shelley Eades to advance to Masters +30 on the salary schedule.

•Approved the resignation of Cafeteria Aide Elyse Bryant.

•Approved the Drama/Musical Director job description.

•Approved substitutes for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring volunteer Seventh Grade Girls Basketball Coach Brian Forrest for the 2016-17 school year.

•Approved hiring Seventh Grade Girls Basketball Coach Brooke Dodane for the 2016-17 school year.

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.