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April 2013

The Botkins Board of Education met  in regular session on April 10, 2013.


The Board held a public hearing as required by law for the expenditure of IDEA funds.  IDEA funds are used to provide educational supports to those students on IEP’s – salaries for certified and classified personnel, pre-school services, technology and equipment.


Keith Buehler, on behalf of the Community Club, was present to request the use of school facilities for the

2013 Carousal.


The Board of Education took the following actions:

·         Approved the minutes of the March 13, 2013, regular meeting and the April 3, 2013, special meeting.

·         Approved the financial report.

·         Approved the treasurer’s report.

·         Approved a contract with Carol Riggle for FY13 GAAP Accounting for $4730 and Modified Cash Basis Reports for $1375.

·         Approved the list of graduates who will be completing requirements in May.

·         Authorized membership in OHSAA for the 2013-14 school year.

·         Approved the following handbooks for the 2013-14 school year-

7-12 student handbook

K-6 student handbook

Faculty handbook

Classified handbook

·         Approved updates to Board Policy

·         Approved overnight trips for FFA Camp and boys’ basketball camp (June 14-15)

·         Approved the lease agreement with the Community Club for the Carousal June 7, 8, 9

·         Accepted a donation of $150 from Willis & Lois Metz for the Becky Grillot Scholarship Fund.

·         Hired Corinne Metzger as a tutor at $18.50 per hour.

·         Hired Jeff McPheron as JV baseball coach.

·         Entered executive session to discuss personnel – for contract renewal.


                                                Teachers eligible for 1-year contract:

                                                                                Heather Thaman – teacher

                                                            Ashlee Zimpfer

                                                            Jacquelyn Russell


                                                Teachers eligible for a 2-year contract:

                                                            Maria Westgerdes


                                                Teachers in the middle of a 3 year contract:


                                                            Phil Groves         6-14

                                                            Vicki Steinke      8-14

                                                            Paula Owen        8-15

                                                            Bryan Trego       8-15


                                                Teachers eligible for a 3-year contract:

                                                            Dan Knepper

                                                            Kris Vordermark


                                                Teachers eligible for a Continuing Contract:

                                                            Ryan Gutman


                                    Staff eligible for a Continuing Contract:

                                                Nancy Brown


                                    Staff in the middle of a 2-year contract to expire 7-14:

                                              Adam Fullenkamp – Athletic Director


                                    Staff in the middle of a 2-year contract to expire 8-14:

                                                                Jane Fullenkamp – nurse

                                                Dorothy Gehrlich – bus driver

                                                Connie Greve – bus driver


                                    The following staff member has a 1-year contract to expire 7-13 and is                            eligible for a 2-year contract:

                                                Mick Jones – maintenance supervisor


                                    The following staff members have a 1-year contract to expire 8-13 and                            are eligible for a 2-year contract

                                                Andrea Koenig – Library/Media          

                                                Kristin Ruppert – Special Ed. aide

                                                Julie Schneider – H.S. secretary

                                                Heather Thaman – aide

                                                Jill Anthony – janitor

                                                Art Zimpfer – head custodian/maintenance



Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School