WEST ALEXANDRIA — On Monday, Oct. 24, the Twin Valley Community Local Schools Board of Education discussed at length the district’s upcoming roof project .
Superintendent Bob Fischer recommended RDA Group be the board’s choice of contractors for the project, due to their experience in roofing schools in the area. Fischer also announced the school could potentially use Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) funds to help with the project if necessary.
Jonathan Schaaf represented RDA Group at the meeting. He gave an informal presentation on the different options and pricing the school may receive, each varying in potential lifespans due to the elements — like wind and hail.
Schaaf also pointed out, RDA Group is an independent company which is not tied to any manufacturers, and has worked on many school districts in southwest Ohio.
An initial cost estimate for the roof project, based on an assessment made last year, is $1.4 million.
Board members will make a decision on the consultant and roofing option at a later date.
Sophomore Nathan Osborn was recognized by the board for his accomplishments with the TVS golf team. Osborn earned Cross County Conference Player of the Year for the second year in a row. He earned second place at the Sectional Tournament, and fourth at the District Tournament.
Emma Fergus, a senior, was recognized for earning a National Merit letter of commendation. And, the winners of the Preble County Pig Tails/Poetry contest were recognized. Out of 113 participants, TVS had the most winners, including: Lexi Thompson, Jordan Ritchie, Marci Arndts, Wesley Hager, Hannah Thorpe, Courtney Howard, Lynnlee Voge, Brendan Webb, Madison Hundley, Arianna Bland, and Sydney Aldrich.
In other business, Megan Perry, Twin Valley’s director of food service, announced the implementation of new snack options which have resulted in an increase in lunch participation. Jeff Tully, director of transportation and maintenance, reported a few broken items have been fixed, the new gym pads are getting painted and installed, and the outdoor facilities will soon be winterized.
Derrick Myers, director of technology, reported work on the district’s new website has been complete. Patti Holly, K-6 principal reported two music festivals will occur in the near future.
Scott Cottingim, high school principal, reported a meeting on Nov. 4 would focus on college financial aid. The procedures have changed, and applicants may apply for financial aid now, compared to in the past, when students had to wait until February of the year in which they wished to attend college to apply.
The school will send students to participate in a two-day tour of area manufacturing facilities to present seniors with job opportunities.
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