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Salem finds coaches to fill slots

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Salem has resolved its football coaching situation for the 2006-07 school year with another appointment from within the school.

The school board appointed head girls' basketball coach Eric Chambers to assistant football coach for the Greyhounds at the July 17 school board meeting at the superintendent's office.

Superintendent Ken Rich made the recommendation to change Chambers' coaching duties. Besides being assistant football coach, he will be head softball coach for the 2006-07 school year.

Chambers fills the last of the three football coaching positions vacated in May and June. The board accepted the resignations of head coach Ed Kelley and assistant coaches Chad Mitchell and Lucas Morris at the June 19 school board meeting.

High school principal Wayne Guiltner accepted the position of head football coach after the initial candidate, Scott Waymire, turned the position down.

Seth Brazeal, former football coach at Harrisburg, accepted the other assistant football coach position.

The girls' head basketball coach position will be filled by Bob Maguffee, former boys' basketball coach at Mammoth Spring. Maguffee will also be a social studies instructor and assistant baseball coach.

In other business:

Multi Drug Testing Company of Ash Flat will perform the drug testing for the school after a unanimous decision by the school board. The drug tests will be conducted monthly on a random number of students, ranging from 2 percent to 15 percent, who are either involved in extracurricular activities or park on campus.

Multi Drug Testing has a mobile facility in which it will do the testing.

Rich discussed business related disclosures with school employees and board members. This is done to be in compliance with Act 1599 of 2001 which requires schools to gain state approval before pursuing business with companies which school board members and school employees are involved with or employed by.

The board voted unanimously to seek approval to continue doing business with the Bank of Salem, which handles accounts for the school. Board member Mike Falco, who is employed by the bank, did not participate in the discussion or vote.

Board member Burton Yarnell sat out of the discussion and vote when it came to his employer, Sharp Office Supply. The business with Sharp Office Supply is done on an as-needed basis, Rich said. The board voted unanimously to seek approval to continue doing business with Sharp Office Supply.

The board also voted to seek approval to continue doing business with AWL Wholesale Electric, with which employee Elaine Comb has ties.

The school board accepted bids from three companies for services for the 2006-07 school year.

The board unanimously voted to accept Cintas' bid to supply mats, mops and towels to the school.

Hiland Dairy will provide dairy products to the school.

Interstate Brands will supply bread products to the school.

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