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January 2007

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on January 10, 2007.

The Board acted on the following:

*            Approved the minutes of the December 11, 2006 regular board meeting.

*            Approved the financial report.

*           Heard and approved the treasurer's report.

*            Discussed the bond retirement -- we will collect all monies for the bond at the end of 2007.  We will not need to collect any more after 12/31/07.  We will be collecting interest on this money as it will remain in the general fund.  We will drop off 6.7 mills over a 2-year period.

*           Heard the committee reports:

                        Building and Maintenance - discussion of the sidewalk on the east side.

                        Finance & Audit - District financial data is being reviewed by board.

                        Foundation - the Louise Sheets money has still not been transferred to the Community Foundation.

                        Park Board - Looking for a new caretaker

                                                Discussion on paving on the park lane

                                                Looking at placement of track

                                                Track will be east of golf course and will run north & south

Appoved the following:

*           Made changes to the bus routes effective January 16, 2007.

*            Approved the calendar for the 2007-08 as presented (First day of school is August 22, 2007, and the last day of school is May 22, 2008).

*           Set the cost of drivers education at $175 for the 2007-08 school year.

*           Adopted a resolution of commendation for the RoBotkins Lego League Team.

*            Accepted the resignation of Principal Cheryl Fark effective June 30, 2007, due to retirement.

*           Entered executive session to discuss a complaint.


Heard the following updates:

*            Discussed the new minimum wage law and how it will affect our district.

*           Heard an update on the fuel tank - final inspections are still pending.

*           Heard an update on Louise Sheets scholarship.




Connie Schneider