ILES Recognized as Distinguished School; Other BOE News


The Indian Lake Board of Education learned about impressive recognition coming to Indian Lake Elementary School during their recent regular October board meeting.

Indian Lake Superintendent Dr. Rob Underwood announced that Indian Lake Elementary has been recognized as a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished School by the Ohio Department of Education for schools that receive Title I funding.

Dr. Underwood explains more:

In other news, Dr. Underwood recapped the recent Community Leader-Senior Appreciation Breakfast at ILMS, highlighted the successful start to the Lunch Buddies program with select third and fourth graders at ILES, and applauded the Laker Leadership Council group that attended the recent Logan County Chamber of Commerce Fall Leadership event.

Finally, the board voted to accept a donation from the Women of the Moose for school lunches and approved an overnight trip for the Indian Lake Marching Band in April to a contest in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


The board approved the following action items:

  • Dishonesty Policy for the Board President and Superintendent in the amount of $462.00, accepted the $220.00 donation from the
  • Mid-West Regional Educational Service Center Substitute Teacher and Substitute Educational Assistants list dated 09/22/2023, approved substitutes, approved custodial contract, approved extended leave, approved 21st Century after school program student supervisor stipends, approved game help, and approved supplemental contracts.

Paraprofessionals Serving as Substitute Teachers on an as-needed, emergency basis at the discretion of the Building Principal:

  • Jessica Hawkins – effective 8/30/23
  • Yasmyn Inskeep – effective 10/5/23
  • Ashtyn Jackson – effective 9/10/23
  • Holly Klauer – effective 9/7/23
  • Janelle Maul – effective 9/20/23
  • Deb Metzger – effective 10/2/23
  • Brandy Todd – effective 8/16/23
  • Stacy Wisener – effective 5/3/23


  • Belle Elliott – substitute teacher – effective 10/2/23
  • Loretta Stroud – substitute teacher aide – effective 9/29/23

Classified Contract – Custodian; 2nd Shift at the Middle School:

  • Shawna Speicher – 1-year limited custodial contract; 0 yrs. experience

Extended Leave of Absence:

  • Sarah Kinsey – Maternity Leave – granting 5 advance days and 6 dock days in accordance with FMLA guidelines and physician approval

21st Century Grant Student Supervisors paid at a rate of $30 per hour by Grant Funds:

  • Danielle Even
  • Alicia Pickering
  • Julie Grider

Game Help for 2023-24:

  • Linsey Titus – effective 8-19-2023
  • Amy Fatone – effective 8-23-2023

Approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2023-24 school year:

  • Ryan Lillard – Head Baseball Coach, category 3, 10 yrs. experience
  • Alex Jacobs – Asst. Baseball Coach, category 5, 1 yr. experience
  • Josh Shelton – JV Baseball Coach, category 5, 5 yrs. experience
  • Wes Hall – 9th Baseball Coach, category 5, 4 yrs. experience
  • John Stahl** – Head Softball Coach, category 3, 7 yrs. experience
  • Paula Newland** – Asst. Softball Coach, category 5, 2 yrs. experience
  • Kaylee Shelton** – 9th Softball Coach, category 5, 2 yrs. experience
  • Justin Metzger – Head Track Coach, category 2, 6 yrs. experience
  • Greg Tuttle – MS Boys Basketball Coach, category 5, 15 yrs. experience

The next Board of Education meeting will be the regular meeting on November 20, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Office located at 6210 State Route 235 N, Lewistown, OH 43333.