The Slater Board of Education Tuesday, Aug. 19, approved a revised compensation plan for activity supervisors, shifting from hourly pay to per-event fees for administrators.
The board also discussed summer maintenance at their regular meeting.
In previous years, administrators supervising extracurricular activities have been paid an hourly wage and received gas money. McEachern, however, felt this was more payment than the district could afford; thus recommending the board approve a $25 "event fee" instead of the $10 hourly rate.
McEachern feels this revised policy is still fair because of the gas check, 40 cents per mile, which he says "more than covers fuel."
McEachern then brought the board up to speed on building renovations.
"If you haven't seen the gym floor, you're going to need a drool towel when you look at it," he said. "It's been a very productive summer."
Aside from the refinishing of the gym floor, other summer projects included painting, cleaning carpets, installation of a tricycle track at the pre-school, new lighting in the gym, a new roof for the weight room and remodeling high school offices.
McEachern informed the board that he intends to reward summer volunteers, who helped with much of the maintenance, with season passes to school events.
"I think it would be good as a reward to them, a small token of appreciation for their efforts."
McEachern also announced a $2,100 purchase of a new milk refrigerator.
"We replaced it at the right time," he said, noting that the old refrigerator stopped working shortly after the purchase of the new one.
The 2008-2009 student handbooks were also on display at the meeting. This year all schools have been combined into one booklet, which was supposed to be labeled "Slater Public Schools," but instead it says "Slater High School."
McEachern said the mistake will result in free handbooks for the district this school year and next.