Vermilion High School honors top ten academic scholars for the 2016-2017 school year

Jeremy Brinker son of John and Melissa Brinker Extra-Curricular Activities:  track and field, National Honors Society, Big Buddies, Move to Stand Special Awards, Honors or Class Offices: Learning Lamp & Academic Letter Post-Graduation Plans: Attend the Jesup Scott Honors College at the University of Toledo   Abbigale Hampton daughter of Forest Hampton III and Monica…

Vermilion school board recognizes achievements; discusses expenses

By: Melanie Williamson The Vermilion school board met on Monday, May 8, for their regular monthly meeting. Auditor of State award: After recognizing the students of the month from both Vermilion Elementary School and Sailroway Middle School, the board took the opportunity to recognize the staff of the school board financial department, which includes Suzanne…

Board addresses problems with fundraising policy; discusses changes

By: Melanie Williamson In January 2014, the school board voted to change the district fundraising policy, making all groups submit an application to the board for approval prior to conducting their fundraisers. However, this has been followed inconsistently with many fundraisers not showing up on the school board agenda until after they have already happened.…

District examines policies regarding outstanding student lunch fees

By: Melanie Williamson At the Monday, May 8, regular school board meeting, the board approved a donation of $5600 was received by the district to cover districtwide outstanding lunch charges. This initiated a discussion among board members regarding the policies on outstanding lunch accounts. Board member Sara Stepp asked for clarification regarding what the outstanding…

District clarifies severance package

By: Melanie Williamson The Vermilion school board met on Monday, May 1, for a special meeting regarding the severance plan that was introduced. Superintendent Pempin stated that there were changes made to the “language to ensure who we want to be eligible.” Based on discussion, there appeared to be some question as to who was…