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February 2007

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 14, 2007.

The Board of Education took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the January 10, 2007.

*           Approved the minutes of the January reorganizational meeting.

*           Approved the treasurer's report, the investment report and cash balance.

*           Amended the Certificate of Estimated Resources, make supplemental appropriations and modify appropriations as presented.

*           Heard committee reports:

                        Buildings & Maintenance - we are looking at some issues with heating controls.

                        Park Board - village will be hiring park maintenance personnel.  Village employees may help out.

                                    Soccer club members were present to discuss updates on the field.

                        Boosters - had white-out night and it was successful.

                                        Are working on Night at the Races March 31, 2007.


New Business:

*           Approved book fees for the 2007-08 school year with no increases.

*           Hired coaches as presented:

                        Erin Zimpfer - Jr. High track

                        Jason Liette - JV baseball

                        Alan Egbert - Pole vault coach

*           Hired Chad Berning & Ron Marchal as substitute bus drivers.

*           Hired James Buehler and Lori Bornhorst as substitute teachers at a rate of $80 per day for the remainder of the 2006-07 school year.

*           Hired Anthony Parsons and Howard Dewyer as substitute janitors for the remainder of the 2006-07 school year at the salary schedule.

*           Approved the following overnight trips:

                        5th grade to COSI - Toledo  Mar. 22, 23

                        6th grade to Henry Ford - May 10, 11

                        8th grade trip to Washington D.C. - Oct. 16 - 21

*           Moved the March Board meeting to Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 7:00 PM due to a conflict.

*           Approved the FFA state convention May 1 & 2 and

                                    FCCLA state convention  April 19 & 20

Heard updates on the following:

*           A request for unpaid leave for pregnancy for Janine Schmitmeyer.

*           Heard an overview of summer projects to be completed-

            1.         Painting of rooms 34, 35, 25, 31, 18, sophomore hall

            2.         Concrete work on the east side and northwest corner

            3.         Bleacher work

            4.         Refinishing the gym floor

*           Reviewed 2006 tax rates

*           Reviewed HB 671 - Treasurer's Contract

*           Heard a discussion on adding JV girls soccer fall 2007.


Connie Schneider