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February 2008

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 13, 2008.


The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the Reorganizational Meeting of Jan. 9, 2008.

*           Approved the minutes of the January 9 regular meeting.

*           Heard that the auditors have completed the audit and will be scheduling a post audit meeting.

*           Approved the financial reports.

*           Reviewed financial status of the district.  Due to flat line funding of ODE and cutbacks, we reveiwedtotal operating funds. 

            1981 was the last time we have had operating funds - over 26 years.

            We have dropped off 7 mills bond retirement.

            Carryover balance in June - $750,000

            June 09 - will drop below $400,000

            Carryover less than 60%

*           Heard committee reports:

                        Building -           repairs to the boiler

                                                parking lot has a problem with the freeze and thaw

                        Park Board -      is selecting new members

                        Scholarship Committee has been established

                        Louise Sheets - 2nd round of funds

                        Boosters -         Successful Night at the Races

*           Hire the following personnel:

                        Brett Meyer - JV Softball

                        Jason Liette - JV baseball

                        Allison Mack - swimming

                        Tracy Cooper - JH track

                        Jessica Lunz - substitute teacher

                        Jennifer VanSkyrock - substitute teacher

*           Approved overnight trips:

                        FCCLA - State Convention - April 17-18

                        FFA - State Convention - May 2 - 3

*           Approval of Book fees for 2008-09 school year as presented.

                        Increase technology fees to $15 for grades 7-12 and planner fees to $7.00

*           Approved the following spring/fall field overnight trips:

                        5th grade - COSI - March 13-14

                        6th grade - Henry Ford/Greenfield - May 8-9

                        8th grade trip to D.C. - October 14-19

*           Approved revisions to the 08-09 calendar as presented.

*           Heard updates on the following:

                        Reviewed the year-to-date earnings from the Botkins Local School Foundation -

                                    total market value  $116,434

                        Learned we received a $20,000 eTech PD grant - Lynn Pleiman and Stacy Braun

                                    will be working with this project.

                        Heard the ODE approved our Acceleration Policy.

*           Adjourned


Connie Schneider, Superintendent

Botkins Local School