The Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board approved contracts in preparation for the 2017-18 school year June 2 including agreements with pay hikes for administrators, classified staff and some substitute positions.

The board also agreed to schedule a special meeting July 10 to discuss facilities and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC).

Administrators will receive pay increases of 3 percent while increases of 2.75 percent were approved for classified employees and substitutes for teacher’s aides, maintenance and the cafeteria. Other substitute positions such as bus drivers received “significant” increases last school year, said Dave Stevens, district treasurer.

The board approved salary increases of 2.75 percent for certified staff at its May meeting as part of a memorandum of understanding with members of the Tipp City Education Association.

Also approved were the certified staff, classified staff and administrative staff for the 2017-18 school.

Administrative staff members approved were: Katy Barker, Nevin Coppock, principal, $82,998 salary; Tina Durnell Smith, Broadway, principal, $83,812 salary; Mike Vagedes, LT Ball, principal, $87,700; Greg Southers,, Middle School, principal, $101,042; Clay Lavercombe, assistant Middle School principal, $74,160; Steve Verhoff, high school principal, $96,820; Aaron Oakes, assistant high school principal, $81,229; JD Foust, athletic director, $84,460; Gary Pfister, director of services, $106,107; Galen Gingerich, assistant superintendent, $105,060; and Jim Sagona, network/technology administrator, $82,000. Sagona’s position is new, approved by the board in April.

The board of education pays 100 percent of administrators’ health insurance plan.

In other personnel business, the board approved the resignations of Geoff Enz, seventh grade assistant football coach; Becky Holderman, school psychologist; and Daniel Kerns, assistant varsity football coach.

Board President Sam Spano asked for a board meeting in July to talk about facilities. He said ongoing discussions are being held with OSFC representatives about possible funding and possible classroom construction projects.

A proposed bond issue for a new prekindergarten through grade three building was defeated in March 2016.

Superintendent Gretta Kumpf told members of the TriAgency at a meeting May 30 that hopes are the district will hear specifics of OSFC funding in summer 2018. “Planning is underway before that but then it becomes more real,” she said.