Eaton students no longer able to attend IUE for College Credit Plus

By Austin Schmidt -

EATON —The Eaton Board of Education swore in new member Brian Pool during a meeting on Monday, Dec. 14.

Pool will take the place of Joe Renner who had his resignation officially accepted by the board during the same meeting. Renner left the position to pursue his seat on the Eaton City Council.

The board also approved a motion that will cease Ohio College Credit Plus tuition to students if they choose to attend Indiana East University or any other out-of-state college.

According to Eaton Superintendent Barbara Curry, students currently attending Indiana East University for the program will be grandfathered in and will continue to have their tuition to the school paid during the 2015-16 school year.

The major change will come to students who may still choose to attend the out-of-state schools. Students attending the school will still receive college credit but will no longer have tuition paid for them, and will be responsible for their own tuition if they choose to attend a school out-of-state.

The board also voted for Lisa Noble to retain her status as president of the Eaton Board of Education and Rusty Cooper as vice president.

The board will hold its organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. at Hollingsworth-East Elementary.

In other business:

• The board approved an agreement with Timeclock Plus for new time clocks, software and annual service to track hourly employee’s time.

• The board approved three retirements, including Marcia Eilerman, a teacher set to retire in June of 2016, Ray McCampbell, a teacher who will retire on Jan. 1, and Carolyn Walker, who will resign in June from her position of clerical aide.

• The board approved the Salary and Fringe Benefits Handbook for Principals, Directors, Coordinators and Supervisors. The handbook is available in the district office.

• The board accepted donations from Kathy McGinnis, Walmart and the Bruce Elementary PTO.

By Austin Schmidt

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @ aschmidt_RH

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @ aschmidt_RH