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January 19, 2020

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Matt Gossman elected 2020 school board president

Committee appointments set for this year

Matt Gossman was elected president of the Ada school board in 2020, during its reorganization meeting held Jan. 9. He replaced Amy Mullins, who was elected vice-president for 2020. 

Several additional new year appointments followed.

The board set meeting dates as the third of each month at 6 p.m. with meetings to take place in the board office of the 1971 wing of the schools.

Among other action involving 2020, the board designated the Kenton Times as the official newspaper for the board notices.

The following board committee assignments were approved:

Policy committee – Erickson, Fleming

Legislative liaison to OSBA – Mullins

School board offers nearly 20 supplemental coaching contracts

Accepts resignation of Suzanne Hardesty

The follow report includes some action from the school’s October board meeting and is not officially approved board minutes.

Nearly 20 supplemental contracts involving winter and spring coaches were approved at the Ada school board Oct. 17 meeting. Those contacts follow:

School board okay 3% salary increase to administrators

16 supplemental contacts approved

The follow report includes some action from the school’s August board meeting and is not officially approved board minutes.

Ada school administrators will receive a 3% salary increase, as a result of action by the Ada school board on Aug. 15. The administrators are listed at the bottom of this story. Also, attached, at the bottom of the story is the entire Staff Notes.

This action follows the board’s approval of three-year agreements with the Ada Education Association and the Ada Classified Association. Those agreements resulted in 3% salary increase approved in May for certified staff and in June for non-certified staff.

School board hires 4 teachers for 2019-20

Accepts the resignation of Kelsie Weber

The follow report includes some action from the school’s June 27 Staff Notes, and is not officially approved board minutes.

Four teachers were hired for the 2019-20 school year during the June 27 Ada school board meeting.

One-year contracts were issued to:
Elaine Garber - American sign language                                                       
Camille Hesse - High school math              
Tom Atkinson - Band director                      
Shelleigh Alexander - 6th grade      

School board approves contracts with both its unions

New contracts cover July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022

During a special Board meeting in May, the Ada Board of Education approved a new, three-year contract with its teachers’ union, the Ada Education Association (AEA). 

At the June meeting, it approved a new (also three-year) contract with its classified staff, the Ada Classified Association (ACA).  Both unions also ratified the tentative agreements, Meri Skilliter, Ada superintendent, told the Icon.

Contract summary
Both contracts include 3% raises a year, for each of the three years of the contract. 

The AEA agreed to pay an additional portion of its hospitalization insurance, going from 6% to 10%, phased in over the life of the contract. 

School board meets Thursday

The Ada school board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 27, for its monthly meeting.