Meeting: Otwell Miller Academy

The Otwell Miller Academy Board met Monday and:

• Approved two donations. One was an anonymous $500 for the school’s food service program, and the other was a $565 quarterly donation from Coca-Cola.

• Approved donating $3,936 to the Flavius Paris Rhodes Trust held by the Friends of Otwell group to repay the trust for fire guard expenses incurred during the fall of 2017.

• Approved the student council to sell Smencils — scented pencils — as a fundraiser for River Harbin, a student with medical expenses. Approved a pizza fundraiser and a doughnut fundraiser to happen in the spring.

• Approved posting a part-time breakfast service position for the school. The position will pay $10 an hour for up to 15 hours a week.

• Tabled the purchase of a radio system for the school’s two buses to allow Director Rich Padgett to gather additional quotes.

• Thanked Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and the Dubois Pike Credit Union for helping with a recent professional development day.

• Thanked the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and emergency management service for a quick response to a medical emergency at the school recently.

• Thanked the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District for bringing a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator to the school for a program this month.

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