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January 2009

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on January 19, 2009.

Recognition and Hearing of the Public -

            Lynn Pleiman and Stacy Braun prepared a presentation concerning the eportfolio grant that was received.  Samples of student portfolios were reviewed.


The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the December 10, 2008, Board of Education meeting.

*           Reviewed financial report by fund.

*           Reviewed expenditures for the month.

                        Invested monies - it was noted that we have collected $26,000 less in interest for our investments.

*           Approved the amended 5-year forecast.

                        Added change -                        $30,000 foundation

                                                                        $30,000 expenditures - purchased services

*           Heard committee reports:

                        Buildings & Maintenance - the pipes in grades 4-6 have frozen up and pipes have been rerouted.

*           Approved bus routes for 2nd semester.  Routes were changed January 12.

*           Approved the calendar for 2009-10 school year.

*           Established the cost for Dr. Education for the 2009-10 school year at $225.  This cost is determined by the cost to operate the program.

*           We received the following donations:

                        Mark & Kathy Roggenkamp Education Scholarship --

                                    $200                 Henie Roggenkamp

                                    $  25                 Priscilla Wilt

                                    $  25                 Greg & Priscilla Wilt

                                    $300                 Mark & Kathy Roggenkamp

                                    $  50                 Rebecca Smith

*           Hired the following substitute teachers:

                        Phillip Groves,  Patricia Kramer, Amanda Wilt

*           Hired the following substitute bus drivers:

                        Dan Knoop and Connie Greve

*           Hired Don Ellinger as parttime janitor at $7.75 per hour.

*           Joined OSBA for 2009 school year at $2720

*           Adopted a resolution to declare it necessary to place a replacement tax on the ballot in May for a 2-mill permanent improvement levy.

            This tax has been levied since 1980.

*           Entered executive session to consider the employment, dismissal, discipline and/or investigation of charges against a public employee.



Connie Schneider


Botkins Local School