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April 2011

The Botkins Board of Education held a public hearing on April 13, 2011, at 6:45 PM to consider the reemployment of Superintendent Connie Schneider upon her retirement.  Public comments were taken.

Hearing of the public -- Michele Meyer spoke on behalf of the Community Club to request use of the school facilities for the Carousel on June 10-12, 2011.

The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the March 9 regular meeting and the March 30 special board meeting.

*           Approved the financial report by fund.

*           Reviewed the investment report.

*           Reviewed payroll - expenses, receipts, GF balances.

*           Heard a report from the treasurer about possible losses for budget cuts.

*           Union has requested to open negotiations.

*           Scholarship committee will meet May 1st.

*           Boosters - Jerry will be mowing the area inside the track.  This will be reimbursed by the boosters.

*           Board will consider entering a contract with Wilson for a trainer.  A revised contract will be presented at the May board meeting.

*           Approved the list of graduates for the Class of 2011.

*           Approved membership in OHSAA for the 2011-12 school year.

*           Approved the 7-12 handbook for the 2011-12 school year.

*           Approved the K-6 handbook for the 2011-12 school year.

*           Approved the Faculty handbook for the 2011-12 school year.

*           Approved a resolution of commendation for the FCCLA State Skills Event qualifiers and

            Power of the Pen - Sierra Butcher and Drew Ewry.

*           Adopted changes to board policy as presented.

*           Approved the FFA to attend Camp Muskingum June 6-10.

*           Hired the following personnel as seasonal part-time workers:

                        Jill Anthony & Kelly Haught @ $8.50 per hour.

                        Larry Dietz @ $15.00 per hour

                        Harold Poppe @ $80.00 per day

*           Entered a lease agreement with the Community Club for the use of the facilities for Carousel June 10-12.

*           Accepted the resignation of Tom Platfoot as head girls varsity basketball coach.

*           Accepted the resignation of Jane Fullenkamp as athletic director.

*           Issued the following certified contracts:

                        Continuing -      Stacy Braun

                                                Elizabeth Armstrong

                                                Lisa Kindelin

                        3-yr. contract - Eileen Hemmert

                                                 Vicki Steinke

                                                 Phillip Groves

*           Issued the following classified contracts:

                        2-year   -           Roland Oakley

                                                Nancy Brown

                        Continuing -      Don Ellinger

                                                Tina Flora (bus)

                                                Tony Rogers (bus)

*           Issued a 5-year contract to Joanna Jones as treasurer effective Aug. 1, 2011.

*           Adopted a resolution as presented to solicit architects for a building project.

*           Formulated a steering committee of interested district residents and open enrolled parents to work with the Botkins Board of Education to research, collaborate and market the Ohio School Facility Commission building project.

 

UPDATES

*           Application to waive all-day kindergarten FY 12 & 13 was approved by ODE.

*           Reviewed the Equity in School lunch pricing and lunch prices will be raised about 5 cents per lunch.

*           Heard an update on RttT - staff development on standards rollout will be April 20 for all staff members.  Summer staff development is being placed on the calendar.  Regional meetings will be held in May - our team will be attending.

*           Annual review for TruPointe Cooperative and Brown Industrial have fulfiled requirements to continue the tax abatement.

*           Lisa Kindelin has been assigned to the 4th grade position being vacated due to the resignation of the 4th grade teacher.

 

Adjourned.

Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School