The Fairmont Area School Board Tuesday accepted a bid from Weather Technologies, Inc. for repair of the roof of the performing arts center at Fairmont High School. Two bids were received and reviewed by building and grounds director, Tyler Garrison, who recommended WTI for the low bid of $120,632. The project will be done in the fall months. Board member Dan Brookens gave a brief operations committee report saying that they received requests to save 40 seats from the performing arts center to be auctioned off during the 2019 homecoming game. All the seats will be replaced this summer.
The board also accepted the principal’s contract, which is a two year contract. Some changes to the contract include an increase from 47 to 52 weeks worked with an accrual of 20 paid vacation days annually. There is an option to earn a $100 stipend for supervising school activities after 5 p.m and 403B matching contribution for 2019-20 & 2020-21 set at $3,000.
The salary schedule for the 2019-21 school years is: 1-3 service years: $110,000; 4-6 service years: $115,000; 7-10 service years: $120,000; 10+ service years: $125,000.
The board accepted donations including:
$1,500 for the district from Agriculture Grow, Research and Innovation Program Dairy Cooler grant.
$1,388 from the Martin County Youth Foundation to be used for early morning enrichment activities for summer school.
$2,500 from the Martin County Youth Foundation to be used for CER youth scholarships.
$150 from the Fairmont Police Association for the first grade trips to the Law Enforcement Center and the Martin County Historical Museum.

The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from educators from Fairmont Elementary School. Kirsten Rosol, Ross Long and Kelly Sloneker, were present to discuss a book study that they led this school year. The idea came from Kirsten, who had a book, “The Paraprofessional’s Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms,” that she found in college.
The book study started with about 50 people and by the end 40 were attending regularly. The group met four times, always on Mondays after school. Long said they would start by mingling to get to know each other as there were special education teachers, paraprofessionals and general education teachers in attendance. Ross Long said they were given a survey afterward to ask what they got out of the study and what they wanted.

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