NEW FRANKLIN Manchester Loal Schools will have a full time school resource office in the district for the upcoming school year.
During the Aug. 21 meeting, the Board of Education approved the final step to have a resource officer in the district for the next three years.
The agreement, which was approved by New Franklin City Council earlier this month, splits the cost for an officer between the city and the schools. Manchester will contribute $30,000 each year for the three-year contract. In order to have an officer in the district full time, the city had to hire an additional officer.
Superintendent James Robinson said he is happy City Council worked with the district, along with New Franklin Mayor Paul Adamson. He said the district had an officer at the end of last school year and were very pleased with him.
Board member Cindy McDonald said she appreciates the contract which was worked out with the city.
"It is nice to see them working with the schools and us working with them," McDonald said.
Board President Richard Sponseller said it was nice to see Adamson step up to the plate and show he cares about the safety of the children.
In other business Aug. 21, the board:
- Approved a service agreement between the district and Community Speech Services for speech pathology services for students attending the LEAP program.
- Approved a service agreement between the district and Epiphany Management Group for technology services.
- Approved a service agreement between the district and Frontline Education for employee evaluation management.
- Appointed Sponseller as the delegate for the business meeting Nov. 11-13 for capital conference. Board member Jason Jividen will serve as the alternate.
- Approved certified salary adjustments along with several certified, supplemental and classified appointments.
- Accepted eight donations for the district with various amounts.
- Approved the second reading of five different polices for the district.
- Heard from Robinson that all the buses passed inspection and thanked everyone for the hard work over the summer preparing for the upcoming school year.
- Entered executive session for personnel matters with no action taken.
The next Manchester Schools board meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Administration Building, 6075 Manchester Road.