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February 2013

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 14, 2013, and took the following actions:

·         Approved the minutes of the January 9, 2013, reorganizational meeting and the regular January 9, 2013, meeting, and the special board meeting of January 21, 2013.

·         Approved the Financial Report by Fund

·         Reviewed the Investment Report

·         Reviewed the Payroll, Expenses, Receipts, and GF Balances for FY09, 10, 11, 12, and 13 and cash balance report.

·         Approved the following Then and Now purchase:  Purchase Order #20019 to DP&L for the cost to install 3-phase electric service at the new building site.  This is co-funded.

·         Committee Reports: 

o   Finance & Audit – we will have an audit in March 2013.  Reviewed the possibility of having an independent auditor come in.

·         Approved overnight trips as presented:  6th grade trip to Henry Ford/Greenfield Village on May 9 & 10;  FFA State Convention on May 2 & 3; FCCLA State Convention on April 17 – 19.

·         Approved book fees for the 2013-14 school year with no increases.

·         Hired the following:  Dylan Newman as Throws Coach; Jenny Kinninger as Varsity Assistant Softball Coach; Kristen Altstaetter and Victoria Kesler as substitute teachers; Cheryl Fark as substitute tutor/substitute teacher; and Kathy Roggenkamp as intervention specialist.

·         Joined OSBA for the calendar year 2013 at a rate of $2981.00.

·         Approved the resolution authorizing the president of the board and treasurer to enter into a construction contractor retainage escrow agreement with U.S. Bank National Association.

·         Approved a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying to the county auditor.

·         Entered executive session to consider the purchase of property and to discuss an issue with a student which is confidential.

·         Left executive session.

·         Approved a donation of $100 from Heine Roggenkamp for the Roggenkamp Education Scholarship.

·         Accepted the resignation of Dave Maurer as the 2013 JV Baseball Coach.

·         Authorized the superintendent to begin the process of acquiring the land for the track.

·         Authorized the superintendent to place bids for the track.

·         The school staff will participate in Alice training in preparation for the 2013-14 school year.

·         We will be purchasing textbooks for the 2013-14 school year.



Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School