TVS looking at free lunch program during summer

By Kelsey Kimbler -

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Twin Valley Community Local Schools is the only district in Preble County looking at bringing a free lunch program during the summer to their schools. During a TVCLS Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 24, the board discussed OSBA Policy upgrades, one of which concerns free and reduced lunch fees.

Board President Mike Randolph asked Superintendent Bob Fischer if kids eat, even if they cannot afford any food, to which Fischer replied, they do.

Fischer then added, “At our open house this year, where we are doing a district-wide open house and a K-12 open house, everyone is going to be there. We are going to hand out free and reduced lunch forms earlier. I would like to see us doing a free lunch program next summer.

“I don’t see why we can’t, but we have to get our numbers up first,” Fischer said. “I think it would be a great thing for the community. Once we get it paid, our kids who are here during the summertime can stop in and eat free of charge. We are the only school in Preble County even looking at this.”

With regard to Medicaid, the board approved the contract with Rea and Associates to perform the 2016-2018 Medicaid Agreed Upon Procedures at a cost not to exceed $1,900. The board also retroactively approved a three year contract with Weswurd, LLC for Ohio Medicaid School Program Services, effective July 1 through June 30, 2020.

In other news:

•The board discussed the Capitol Conference, and decided that the district’s delegate will be member Jason DeLong and the alternate will be President Randolph.

•The board approved the TVS staff handbook for 2017-2018.

•The board approved a contract with Preble County Educational Services Center for a School Psychologist for 90 days at a total of $25,168.

•The board approved Derick Meyers as athletic field painter at a cost of $120 per week for approximately 13 weeks, effective July 24.

•The board approved the purchase of Team Record Boards from TeamFitz Graphics in the amount of $4,955, using donated funds.

•The board approved a Darke County ESC Purchased Service Contract for the fiscal year 2017-2018, not to exceed $25,000.

The August regular TVCLSD Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Twin Valley Community Local School District Media Center.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH