2017-08-07 / News

Slight increase in lunches at Yale Schools

Staff Writer

YALE — It will cost an extra nickel to eat lunch at Yale Public Schools this fall.

The Yale Board of Education approved an increase in 2017–18 fullpaid lunches from $2.20 to $2.25 at the elementary level and from $2.45 to $2.50 at the secondary level.

The increase was proposed by the superintendent as required by USDA Section 205 of the Health, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010.

• In other business:

• Superintendent Ken Nicholl shared that the Yale Education Association had reached a tentative agreement that evening. A special board meeting to ratify the contract was held Aug. 1.

• The board agreed to terminate GISD shared services contract, effective July 31.

• The shared service contract with Clio Public Schools for Business Director Beky Silkworth was approved.

• Yale school board members authorized the superintendent to accept the July 18 partial roof replacement bid for Avoca Elementary.

• Board identification badges were distributed.

• Nicholl announced the district currently has 35 School of Choice students enrolling in Yale.

• Nicholl noted Yale High School currently has five exchange students this year from Finland, Estonia, Brazil, Japan and Switzerland.

• A thank you note was received from the family of former Yale Public Schools employee Sherry Lee Thompson for the kind expression of sympathy.

• A thank you was received from Cade Smeznik, who is attending Central Michigan University this fall, on receiving the Thelma Stewart Memorial Scholarship.

• A letter was read from Matthew Hurt, thanking the school district, Paul Flynn and Nancee Armstrong for allowing his wife to take some online classes to get her high school diploma.

• The superintendent’s report included: Judge ruling bars state money to private schools; retirement/recognition dinner; Vietnam veteran returns to say thanks; and Title II A funding in jeopardy to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality.

• The board approved the hiring of Adam Nelson, Yale Junior High principal, and Erica Strunk, Avoca Elementary custodian.

• Board members approved the retirement of Brenda Cowhy, high school media specialist.

• The resignations of Melissa Watkins, Avoca Elementary child care; Garnett Kohler, high school teacher; and Cathy Strunk, high school lunch aide were accepted.

• The District and Building School Improvement Plans and Annual Reports were approved.

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