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SH approves raise for superintendent

By a 4-3 vote, South Harrison Community School Corp. Supt. Dr. Mark Eastridge received a raise at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Board of Trustees at Corydon Intermediate School.
Though the amount is $6,000, half is actually a pay increase, with the other half going toward an adjustment in Eastridge’s health insurance.
Larry Hauswald made the motion to accept the increase; Karen Lopp seconded. They, with Mary Mathes and Barbara Smith, voted for, while Diana Sailor, Mindy Wibbels and Shelly Romero voted against.
Earlier, the board heard an update on the playground project at CIS, learning that $200 had come in from pajama day at the school, $800 was earned from a 5k race and $900 had been raised by selling Jibby’s Frozen Yogurt. To date, $17,600 is in the playground fund, and organizers say they are pursuing grants from the Harrison County Community Foundation and other entities to, hopefully, get the playground up before the end of the school year.
The board also watched a presentation of recent mussel tagging by CIS students.
Several personnel changes were made. They were, by building:
Corydon Central High School ‘ approved hiring of cafeteria helper Jeanne Turley and Debra Walker, assistant boys’ track coach Alex Zimmerman, volunteer academic bowl coach Kyle Jones, volunteer assistant baseball coaches Erik Elzy, Michael Emmert, Gary Ripperdan and Steve Sipes, volunteer boys’ golf coach Michael Wiseman, volunteer assistant softball coaches Kevin Oskin and Elaine Weaver and volunteer assistant girls’ track coach Hyla Conrad.
Corydon Central Junior High School ‘ approved resignation from 1/2 position of LPN/nurse Linda Fogle, resignation of 1/2 boys’ tennis coach Scott Lafferty (and pay Regan Gusler and Michael Uhl for remainder of 2015-16 season), resignation of 2/3 academic coach Cheryl Bennett and hiring of volunteer assistant boys’ basketball coach Michael Emmert.
Corydon Elementary School ‘ approved hiring of dishwasher Terri Bass and special education instructional assistants Pamela Carmichael and Gloria East.
South Central Elementary School ‘ approved hiring of after-school choir director Trena Raneigh Kincaid.
South Central Junior-Senior High School ‘ approved hiring of special education instructional assistant Jennifer Robson, cafeteria helper Deanna Woertz, varsity girls’ track coach and assistant boys’ track coach Joanne Weaver, volunteer assistant marching band helper Dave Isaacs, volunteer assistant fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ basketball coach Christopher Schmelz and volunteer varsity assistant girls’ basketball coach Brittany Ort.
The board approved after-school learning program teachers, a grant agreement with the Harrison County Community Foundation for $74,675 for the dual-credit program, a $450 agreement with Komputrol Disaster Recovery and disposal of surplus equipment. It also accepted a donation of $1,700 from Thad Holton and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s for the CCJHS athletic department.

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