Vermilion school board jumps into New Year; prepares to sell old building

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 8. Just prior to this meeting, the board held their organizational meeting being the start of a new calendar year. This started with the swearing in of Chris Habermehl and Sara Stepp. They both ran unopposed in theContinue reading “Vermilion school board jumps into New Year; prepares to sell old building”

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Board approves tennis court repair and new memorial scholarship fund

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Local Schools Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Monday, December 4. The meeting opened with an introduction of the students of the month from Vermilion Elementary School. Then assistant principal Bobby Figuly showed a video introducing the students of the month at Sailorway Middle School. Legislative updates:Continue reading “Board approves tennis court repair and new memorial scholarship fund”

It’s time to file for city council, school board, and township offices

By Karen Cornelius Now is the chance for anyone interested in stepping up and serving for a public office. This is the big year for local elections. There are seats open to serve on Vermilion City Council, Vermilion Local School Board, Vermilion Township, and Brownhelm Township. Candidates who will be running for these positions inContinue reading “It’s time to file for city council, school board, and township offices”

School board approves new software, administrator, and attendance policy

By: Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Local Schools Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Monday, June 26. Sale update: Superintendent Phil Pempin updated the board on the proposal for the property behind the old Vermilion Elementary School. At the June board meeting, the board members discussed a proposal received from the UCC CongregationalContinue reading “School board approves new software, administrator, and attendance policy”

District to offer severance packages

By: Melanie Williamson Following an executive session at the Monday, April 10, school board meeting, the board voted to offer a severance package to eligible certified and classified employees within the district. According to superintendent Phil Pempin, this decision is part of an ongoing effort to control expenses and push off the need for aContinue reading “District to offer severance packages”

School board recognizes students’ excellence, receives project updates

By: Melanie Williamson National History Day: Sailorway students worked in teams to prepare projects for National History Day. The goal of these projects is for students to learn about a topic in-depth and then be able to share this new found knowledge with others. Each student group chose the topic they wanted to learn aboutContinue reading “School board recognizes students’ excellence, receives project updates”