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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.



*           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.



Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School