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February 2012

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 8, 2012.

The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the January 11, 2012 Reorganizational meeting and the regular meeting.

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

*           Amended the Certificate of Estimated Resources, made supplemental Appropriations, and modified appropriations as presented.

*           Approved the following overnight trips:

                        6th grade to Henry Ford/Greenfield Village - May 17 & 18

                        8th Grade trip to Washington DC - October 16-12, 2012

                        FFA State Convention - May 3 & 4

                        FCCLA State Convention - April 19 & 20

                        FCCLA State Officer Meeting - February 7-9

                        FCCLA State Officer Meeting - March 13-14

                        FCCLA State Leadership Meeting Prep - April 17-20

*           Approved book fees for the 2012-13 school year with no increase.

*           Hired Jonathan Fisher as a substitute/student janitor at a rate of $7.70 per hour.

*           Hired Brooke McGowan as JH Track Coach per salary schedule

*           Hired Dustin Ike as volunteer coach for JV Softball

*           Accepted $150 in donations for the Mark & Kathy Roggenkamp Education Scholarship

*           Moved to authorize the purchase of a new 72 passenger stock bus from Cardinal for the 2012-13 school year and approved financing for the bus purchase over 3 years.

*           Approved the project agreement with OSFC as presented.

*           Approved the resolution for the sale and issuance of school improvement bonds.

*           Approved an agreement for professional design services with Fanning/Howey related to the OSFC K-12 project.

*           Entered executive session to consider the purchase of property.

*           Agreed to change the March Board of Education Meeting to March 13 @7 p.m.

*           Heard Updates-

            -Note of Thanks from Ann Loy

            -Update on Annexation - Annexation process leg work is complete - we will continue with Annexation - end of February

            -Updated districting - Mr. Buchy

            -Construction Counsel Services - we will agree to the fixed rate for services.

            -We submitted a grant application for a scrap tire grant for the track - Thanks to Mary Lee Smock.

            -We are required to enter a new agreement with ESC for next fiscal year.

            -RttT - we are pursuing becoming a Formative Insuractional Process School - have a team of teachers/administration attending.


Connie Schneider, Superintendent

Botkins Local School