Bath schools getting ready for classes

Personnel moves and safety improvements greet students on Monday

By Sam Shriver -

BATH TOWNSHIP — As many schools are getting ready to open, Bath schools is no different. Classes begin on Monday.

Tuesday night, the board of education met to make sure things were ready, passing a number of items.

One of those included the promotion of Eric Todd Fleharty from middle school assistant principal to high school assistant principal. He’ll also continue to perform the duties of Athletic Director for the school district.

Fleharty told board members that many of their athletic facilities need upgrades, pointing out the high school gymnasium can no longer be sanded and has many dead spots. He also pointed out the lack of an air conditioning system in the gymnasium.

The board also accepted the resignation of high school baseball coach Brian Jesko, who became high school principal in July.

As a safety measure, the school board approved an agreement between the district and the Allen County Board of DD for an emergency evacuation location during the 2018-19 school year. If an emergency situation developed with the Allen County Board of DD, their students would be transported to Bath.

Superintendent Rich Dackin also reported that they’ve successfully installed the Nightlock system in all of their buildings and in every classroom. The devices work similar to The Boot and will enable teachers to lock their doors by placing a device in the floor which also slides into a door. The Nightlock system is designed to be used in case of an active shooter or other emergencies at the school. Dackin also said that closed-circuit video surveillance systems were upgraded throughout the district.

District Treasurer Annette Morman also requested a contract with K-12 Business Consulting Inc. for five-year forecasting software for the fiscal year 2019 at a cost of $5,000. The software will allow her to better determine where the district is financially now and in the future.

The board also approved the elimination of two bus runs due to a bus driver shortage.
Personnel moves and safety improvements greet students on Monday

By Sam Shriver

Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

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