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Insurance talk drives Benjamin Logan board meeting (Audio included)

The Benjamin Logan Board of Education heard a presentation from the Logan County Insurance Consortium Monday.

Seth Allen spoke with the board about the possibility of moving to a self-funded insurance model. The district has been looking for a way to possibly save money with its insurance.

Later in the meeting, the board tabled a motion until the July meeting in regards to the consortium moving to a self-funded model. The board tabled the motion because it wanted more information and wanted to look at the options and see which approach will be the best for the district.

The board approved a resolution that affirmed the three-day, unpaid suspension issued by Superintendent Lori Lytle to middle school physical education/health teacher Tony Grant. Grant was suspended from May 29th through the 31st.

The retirement for fourth grade teacher Tim Newman was accepted.

The board hired Leslie Bailey as an elementary special education teacher, Samantha Spidle as a fourth grade teacher, Ann Stanley as a third grade teacher, and Chelsey Dixon as an elementary intervention teacher.

Two-year administrative/supervisor contracts were authorized for Mark Butler, high school principal; Scott Frederick, high school assistant principal; Debra Johnson, middle school principal; Scott LeVan, middle school assistant principal; Shari Rice, elementary principal; Brian Hunt, elementary assistant principal; Sally Stolly, curriculum director/gifted coordinator; Andy Higgins, psychologist; Alana LeMaster, speech/language pathologist; Scott Reule, activities director; Judy Culp, food service/public relations; Dan Defibaugh, buildings and grounds; Richard Sidders, transportation; and Jason Smith, technology.

Superintendent Lori Lytle reported that the district has adopted its new teacher evaluation policy that had to be in place by July 1st. Lytle thanked the teachers and the teacher evaluation committee for the work they did to get the policy in place.

Lytle comments on the meeting’s topics.

The board will hold a work session on July 1st at 6:30 pm to have a levy discussion.

The Benjamin Logan Board of Education will meet again in regular session on July 15th at 7 pm.

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