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August 2017

The BOE met on August 9th for the regular board meeting and took the following actions:
  • Approved the minutes of the July 11, 2017 Board of Education regular meeting and July 21, 2017 special Board of Education meeting.
  • Approved the Treasurer's report by fund, the Investment report, and cash balance report as presented.
  • Approved the kindergarten routes as presented for the 2017-18 school year and authorizes the Superintendent to make changes as needed.
  • Hired the following substitute teachers for the 2017-18 school year:
                  Amber Turnmire, Kim Cordonnier, Karen Schmerge, Alyssia Cavallini
  • Hired the following positions:
                   Deb Zimpfer - Substitute Aide
                   Emily Gill - Part-time Cafeteria 
                   Sybil Koenig - Grade 3 Test Prep (tutoring)
                   Heather Thaman - Grade 3 Test Prep (tutoring)
                   Chad Berning - 5th Quarter Grant
                   Becky Walters - After school tutor-3 days a week
                   Kayla Sherman - After school tutor
                   Katie Greve - After school tutor-2 days a week
                   Kendra Berryman - After school tutor (after soccer season)
                   Debbie Faulder - After school tutor
                   Jodi Alig - After school tutor
                   Jenny Luebke - In-school tutor
                    Luanne Powell - In-school tutor
                    Becky Walters - In-school tutor
                    Lavelle Smith - Driver Training Manager/Driver's Ed Instructor
                    Tina Flora - Driver's Ed Instructor
                     Rob Berryman - RoBotkins
                     Annette Hensley - Substitute Bus Driver
                     Jill Steinke - Substitute cafeteria worker
                     Chris Abke - Volunteer Coordinator
                     Cindy Cox - Substitute Secretary/Cafeteria
                     Brad Bergman - JV Boys Basketball Coach
                     Brad Schmerge - Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball Coach
                     Jason Jones - Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach
                     Samantha Riffell - Varsity Softball Assistant Coach
                      Allen Egbert - Track and Field Assistant Coach (Pole Vault)
                      Kaitlyn Underwood - Track and Field Assistant Coach (Shot Put/Discus)
                      Tina Paul - JH Boys and Girls Track and Field Coach
                       Margie Haehn - Musical Assistant Director 
                       Stacy Braun - Senior Class Advisor (changing from freshman class advisor)
                       Jena Holtkamp - Freshman Class Advisor
                       Christine Johnson - 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
  • Approved the following Midwest Regional Educational Service Center service agreements:
                       Sandra Ocasio - ESL Teacher
                       Heather Buehler - Educational Aide
                       Rhea DeMotte - Educational Aide
                       Bobbie Young - Gifted Intervention Specialist
  • Approved the following volunteers:
                      Roslyn Stutsman
                      Deb Zimpfer
                      Judy Thaman
                      Annie Zink
                      Cindy Cox
                      Cathy Bajwa
  • Approved Elizabeth Hageman as a student observer in Sybil Koenig's 3rd grade classroom and Jessica Hoying as a student observer and student teacher in Sara Brown's 6th grade classroom.
  • Set the 2017-18 tuition rate for Botkins Local School as determined by ODE.
  • Approved the FFA to attend the National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana October 25th - 28th, 2017.
  • Moved to adopt the admission prices for the 2017-18 school year as presented and moves to set season passes at $85 for adults and $45 for students.
  • Authorized the athletic trainer, after consulting with MD, to grant clearance to athletes to return to participation following a concussion.
  • Approved the purchase of Academia Buzzer System.
  • Entered executive session to consider the employment of a public employee.
  • Left executive session.