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August 2016

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on August 10, 2016. The Board took the following actions:

*      Spencer Heuker spoke on his eagle scout project inquiry.

*      Eric Guckes gave an update on fall club soccer. JH soccer was also discussed.

*      Casey Dietz requested for support of the Louise Sheets grant for Cole Field. She also updated on the progress of Cole Field.

*      Approved the minutes of July 13, 2016, Board of Education regular meeting.

*      Approved the Treasurer’s report by fund, the Investment report, and cash balance report as presented.

*      Approved the following Then and Now purchase order: Donald Summer for the purpose of Tile/Drainage repair and work in the amount of $5102.50

*      Approved change order for Asphalt walkway for ADA compliance at the Track/Soccer complex.

*      Approved the kindergarten routes as presented for the 2016-17 school year and authorized the Superintendent to make changes as needed.

*      Hired the following substitutes for the 2016-17 school year:

o   Joseph Sponseller           Teacher

o   Bob Reed                            Teacher

o   Janelle Lowry                     Teacher

o   Alexandra Fisher              Teacher and Aide

*      Hired the following extracurricular positions:

o   Chad Berning                     5th Quarter Grant

o   Alan Egbert                         Track and Field Events (Pole Vault)

o   Ryan Piche                          7th Grade Girls Basketball

o   Rob Berryman                   RoBotkins at $19.50/hr.

o   Olivia Schneider                Musical Assistant Director

*      Moved to set the 2016-2017 tuition rate for Botkins Local School as determined by ODE.

*      Approved the following overnight trips:

o   FFA Livestock Judging Team to participate in the Keystone International-October 7th – 9th, 2016

o   FFA to attend the National Convention in Louisville, KY-October 19th-22nd, 2016

*      Adopted the admission prices for the 2016-17 school year as the same as last year per the SCL. Season passes will also remain the same, $45 for a student pass and $85 for an adult pass.

*      Authorized the athletic trainer, after consulting with MD, to grant clearance to athletes to return to participation following a concussion.

*      Accepted the following donations:

o   $28,855.26 from the Botkins Athletic Boosters through the Community Foundation of Shelby County for the track and soccer complex equipment.

o   $200 to the Memorial Fund in memory of Joe Hageman.

*      Approved the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center Agreement for the new Gifted Intervention Specialist, Bobbie Young.