HomeLocal NewsWest Liberty-Salem Board discusses DLT Grant and Transportation Safety WeekWest Liberty-Salem Board discusses DLT Grant and Transportation Safety WeekThu, October 19, 2023 by Deanna FrySHARE NOW West Liberty-Salem Board of EducationThe West Liberty-Salem Board of Education met in regular session Wednesday evening.The district was recently selected to receive the DLT Grant for $970,000. West Liberty-Salem was 1 out of 3 schools in Ohio to receive this grant.Superintendent Kraig Hissong explains the DLT Grant and what it’ll be used for:The district will be applying for a safety grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The grant is for approximately $30,000 and can be used to improve district security measures.This week is Transportation Safety Week at West Liberty-Salem.Superintendent Kraig Hissong explains Transportation Safety Week and the work that has been done this week to promote safe transportation:At the elementary, the first United Way Lunch Buddies session was held on Thursday, October 5. The program got off to a great start as the students gave an overwhelmingly positive response that they enjoyed it. Each third grader had an adult volunteer from the community come in and talk with them during lunch.At the high school, Captain Scott Frank, Internet Safety Expert, and former ICAC, came in as a guest speaker to present his Digital Empowerment Project on Wednesday, October 11. Captain Frank spoke to middle and high school students during the school day about their digital footprint and more. A presentation for parents was held in the evening.The board went on to approve several items:Cyndi Eickhoff as a Substitute Secretary for the 2023-2024 school year based on all requirements being metAmanda Brown for the supplemental contract position, Elementary Yearbook, for the 2023-2024 school yearThe resignation of Anita Craig from her position as fourth-grade teacher, for purposes of retirement, effective on July 1, 2024. The board thanks Anita for her service to the school districtCalandria Burden as a substitute bus driver for the 2023-2024 school year based on all requirements being metThe creation/posting of a full-time floating bus driver (minimum 15 hours per week), on a one-year contract, to provide coverage for routes and to assist in Transportation Department tasks/maintenance for the 2023-2024 school yearFran’s Mowing LLC to be awarded the contract for the grounds maintenance of mowing/snow removal and weed control in the amount of $49,380.00. This will be paid in monthly installments ($4,115.00) and the contract is from November 1, 2023 – October 31, 2025Fran’s Mowing LLC to be awarded the contract for grounds fertilizing at the amount of $13,246.00. This will be paid in quarterly installments ($3,311.50) and the contract is for November 1, 2023 – October 31, 2025Members of the Social Inclusion, Belonging, and Safety (SIBS) committee to be compensated for time related to training and/or meetings at the negotiated rate of $23/hour for licensed staff/teachers and at the hourly rate for classified personnel participating in the committee for hours outside their regular workdayThe following overnight trips:8th Grade Washington D.C. from April 24-26, 2024FFA National Convention from November 1-4, 2023Senior NYC Trip from April 16-20, 2024The following volunteer coaches for the 2023-2024 school year in the following sports pending the submission of all required paperwork:Rich Johnson, Girls BasketballHeather Chamberlain, HS CheerJason Steider, Varsity Boys BasketballDr. Lou Kramer, Head Boys/Girls Varsity SwimRachel Perreira, Head Boys/Girls Varsity SwimEmily Mackendrick, Assistant Varsity Boys/Girls SwimMagdaline Crain, Assistant Varsity Boys/Girls SwimStan King, Girls BasketballThe following certified, non-WL-S individuals as coaches for the 2023-2024 sports season pending the submission of all required paperwork:Aaron Hollar, Assistant Varsity Girls BasketballDanielle Turner, Junior Varsity Girls BasketballDan McGill, Weight Room Supervisor (Winter)The following non-certified, non-WL-S individuals as coaches for the 2023-2024 sports season pending the submission of all required paperwork:Mike Cooper, Head JH Boys WrestlingLandon Hunt, 7th Grade Boys BasketballMason Shoemaker, Assistant JH Boys WrestlingAllison Wygal, HS Varsity Winter CheerShannon McClintock, JH Winter CheerDillon Callicoat, Freshman Boys BasketballSean King, Assistant Varsity Boys BasketballBen Griffith, Assistant Varsity WrestlingThe following donations:Anonymous of $265.00 for HS CheerBuckeye Monuments of $25.00 for Cross CountryThe next regularly scheduled West Liberty-Salem Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m.