Fall coaching positions approved by EPS board
EVART — Fall coaching positions at Evart Public Schools were approved Monday at the board of education’s first meeting of the 2013-14 school year.
Kevin Mills was the only new hire, chosen as the boys' and girls' varsity cross country coach.
Superintendent Howard Hyde said the other coaches hired at the meeting have been involved with their programs previously.
Pat Craven will once again coach varsity football, with Keith Warddell, Jason O’Dell, Ken Ranjel and Dan Duey assisting the program.
Marty Pattee will coach varsity sideline cheer again.
“These folks have been with football before,” Hyde said. “Kevin (Mills) we hired as a teacher in the middle of the year last year and he’ll coach cross country now, too.”
The board also approved increasing the cost of student lunches by 5 cents.
Elementary lunches are now $1.65, middle and high school lunches cost $1.90 and adult lunches are $2.90.
“We get federal funding for our lunch program and we’re supposed to be bumping prices up,” Hyde said. “We have chosen to bump a nickel at a time, instead of a quarter or so.”
The rest of the business approved by the board is what Howard called “house cleaning stuff” to start the new school year.
First Merit Bank in Evart, Chemical Bank and J.P. Morgan were designated as depositories of school funds.
Thrun Law Firm P.C. was approved as the school district legal counsel and Sue Lenahan was appointed as the EPS homeless liaison.
For the 2013-14 school year, the board will continue to meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the board room, located in Evart Middle School.
Hyde said he is looking forward to starting another school year.
“We’re just trying to get things around for next year,” he said. “We’re cleaning buildings up, administration is coming back shortly in August and we’re gearing up to start.”