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February 2016

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 10, 2016. The Board took the following actions:

*      Eric Guckes came to represent the Soccer Club to request the use of Cole Field for soccer for Spring2016 (March-June) practice field only. In the Fall of 2016 they will need 2 fields. They will also like to use Cole Field and east of the school. They would like 4 fields. They will visit the grass condition in the fall.

*      Casey Dietz asked for permission to use Cole Field for summer baseball.

*      Jody Underwood was present to address concerns with the basketball programs for grades 5-8 and how students are coached and the goals of the programs. She would like to see a more positive approach for all.

*      Approved the minutes of the reorganizational meeting and regular board meeting on January 13, 2016 with an amendment to the minutes.

*      The audit is still not finished/GAAP Analysis complete.

*      Approved the Treasurer’s report by fund, the Investment report, and cash balance report as presented. Transportation funding was an increase.

*      Approved the following overnight trips:

o   6th grade trip to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village on May 12th & 13th, 2016.

o   FFA State Convention in Columbus – May 5th & 6th, 2016.

o   FFA Washington Leadership Conference – June 21st – June 26th, 2016.

o   FCCLA State Convention in Columbus – April 28th & 29th, 2016.

*      Approved the book fees for the 2016-17 school year as presented with no increase.

*      Hired the following personnel:

o   Jodi Grillot                           Tutor

o   Jennifer Luebke                               Tutor

o   Kelli Lopuch                        Substitute Teacher

*      Amended the 2016-17 school calendar as presented.

*      Approved Logan Pitts as a student observer in Mrs. Meyer’s classroom for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.

*      Changed the regular March board meeting to Monday, March 14, 2016 due to a conflict.

*      Set a special board meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM for the purpose of meeting with the Village Council in the School Media Center.

*      Accepted the following donations:

o   Athletic Boosters             $2400                    Jeff Roberts Memorial Scholarship

o   Community Club              $1000                    Community Club Scholarship

o   Anonymous Donors        $508                       Cara Meyer Scholarship

*      Entered executive session to discuss hiring of personnel.

*      Approved the purchase of a 30 passenger bus per EPC bid contract.

*      Approved installing parking lot  lights at the Athletic Complex by Greve Electric for $24,700.

*      Approved the purchase of a truck through Buckeye Ford on the State Contract price.

*      New graduation requirements were reviewed which will begin for the class of 2018. An update was given on the status of our current sophomores.

*      Discussed the joint meeting with the Village Council to be held on March 14th.

*      Discussed the following building updates:

o   Fanning & Howey is finalizing punches on the renovations.

o   Discussion of lighting for parking lot.

o   Discussion of a building.

o   There have been boiler issues which we continue to address at the Athletic Complex.

o   The bleacher rails have finally arrived and have been installed.

*      Reviewed the meeting that was held with the Athletic Boosters to discuss the possibility of removing the bleachers from the fairgrounds. The board decided to pursue new bleachers.

*      We have Adobe licenses per a grant that was received for the Business Department.

 

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