The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 20, 2022

Lincolnview officials thank Sheriff, OSHP

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer

Lincolnview school officials expressed gratitude for last week’s assistance from the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office and Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

During Monday night’s monthly Board of Education meeting, high school Principal Brad Mendenhall and Superintendent Jeff Snyder thanked both law enforcement agencies for added security after social media threats were directed toward Van Wert and Crestview schools.

Lincolnview fifth and sixth grade gym students prepare for a presentation during Monday’s school board meeting. Scott Truxell/Van Wert independent

“They took the initiative to provide additional officers to make sure we were safe even though the concern was not in our district,” Snyder said. “We appreciate them looking out for our best interest.”

Snyder also thanked Sheriff Tom Riggenbach for coming out after school to speak with faculty and staff members, and the superintendent said he’s reached out to Van Wert and Crestview school officials about last Thursday’s events.

“When we have our next superintendent Western Buckeye ESC meeting, I want them to share with us anything they learned though the process and how it can fit into our school system.”

In other business, Mendenhall told board members that class scheduling will begin soon for the 2018-2019 school year.

“Every year at Lincolnview our schedule is built based on student requests and it’s been a pretty successful way of dealing with it for us,” Mendenhall said. “It’s a great time to introduce new programming to our students and talk about what’s available.”

Elementary Principal Nita Meyer informed the board that kindergarten registration will be held from March 5-9, and kindergarten screening is scheduled for April 10 and 11.

Several fifth and sixth grade physical education students, along with teacher Eric Fishpaw explained a recent program centered about basketball. Students served as coaches, statisticians, trainers and sportswriters, and the group explained their roles and what they learned during the program.

During his monthly report, Treasurer Troy Bowersock said the district recently received a $22,000 casino payment from the state, and he noted that snow removal costs and heating maintenance costs are up.

The board approved the district’s 2018-2019 open enrollment policy along with a number of supplemental contracts, including Brad Doidge as varsity softball coach, Kaitlyn Brant as an assistant softball coach and Courtney Williams as a volunteer softball coach, and the board accepted the resignation of Eric Germann as the Vantage Career Center Board of Education representative.

Board members also met in executive session to discuss contract negotiations with classified staff, but no action was taken after the closed door meeting.

The Lincolnview Board of Education’s next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Neubrecht Lecture Hall.

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