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7:44 AM Sun, Nov. 18th

Chino school board approves contracts, RIFs 6

The Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board Monday approved sending Reduction In Force letters to six classified employees.

Four of the employees are para-educators, one is a para-professional and one is the district's Student Accountability Information System coordinator.

In other personnel actions, the board:

• Approved John Scholl, Chino Valley High School's assistant principal, as the district's first director of Support Services. The Business Services, Transportation, Food Service and Network Administration will answer to him.

• Approved the district's administrators contracts for 2010-2011. The administrators are: Duane Noggle, superintendent; Cindy Daniels, assistant superintendent; Scholl; JoLayne Coomer, director of Special Services; Susan Clark, Del Rio Elementary School's principal; Scott Muir, Heritage Middle School's principal; Carolyn Reeder, Territorial Elementary School's principal; Grant Turley, CVHS principal; and Michael Fogel, CVHS assistant principal.

• Approved the 2010-2011 contracts for 117 certified staff members and 142 classified employees.

• Approved the May personnel report.

In other business, the board:

• Approved a new course at the high school: Understanding and Making Mass Media. Turley said the class, which will examine film, radio and television and develop a vocabulary for film appreciation and media critique, is for the school's advanced students in technology.

• Approved the high school's plan to cut the athletic program's cost to the district's maintenance and operation budget. Turley said the plan calls for cutting the coaching salaries by 9.6 percent by reducing the number of paid coaches to two per sport, increasing the pay-to-play fee from $75 to $100, making individual sports pay more of their entry fees, eliminating freshmen-level competition, cutting the number of games, cutting the distance teams travel to games, scheduling doubleheaders whenever possible, and raising entry fees to $3 for children or students and $5 for adults at home events.

Turley stressed the school will continue to pay for football helmet and shoulder pad reconditioning out of the maintenance and operations budget.

• Approved a new agricultural course - Cooper Ag Center Development Class - at the high school. Turley said this one-credit course will let students use the skills learned in earlier ag courses at the school's ag farm.

• Approved the Behavior Management and Discipline of Students with Special Needs on a 4-1 vote, with board member Bob Kaecker abstaining.