School board acts on several more items from Jan. 26 meeting

In other business during the Monday, Jan. 26, Huntington County Community School Corporation Board meeting, trustees acted upon several items.

These actions included:

• Receiving a list of individuals who passed their GED tests on Oct. 7 and 8. They included: Matthew Dominguez, Michael Graft, Jennifer Overby and Jacob Price, all of Huntington; John Nichols and Khristina Wyche, both of Andrews; Joseph Burnsworth, of Lagro; Nicole Hall, of South Whitley; and Adam Mendenhall, of Bluffton.

• Approving a field trip request submitted by Michael Jarrett on behalf of the Huntington North High School Machine Trades program to participate in the Indiana Statewide Machine Trades Contest Feb. 27-29 at Vincennes University.

• Approving the hiring of three new classified employees - Lisa Hoch and Erick Wolfmeyer, bus drivers; and Colleen Long, lunch/recess assistant at Lancaster Elementary.

• Approving the hiring of two new extracurricular activities employees - Jeffrey Johnson, middle school diving coach at Salamonie School; and Kurt Nussbaum, seventh-grade boys' track coach at Salamonie School.

• Approving one leave of absence - Brooke Lyons, a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Elementary, from approximately April 13 through the end of the 2008-2009 school year.

• Approving the donation of a Target grant to Riverview Middle School in the amount of $800 for use toward the seventh-grade class field trip to the McMillen Center. Teacher Vicki Giordano applied for the grant.

Upcoming events for school board members include:

• Jan. 30 - Breakfast and visit at Lancaster School, 8:30 a.m.

• Feb. 9 - School board meeting at the Administrative Services Center, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 12 - Breakfast and visit at Riverview Middle School, 7:20 a.m.