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January 2013

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on January 9, 2013.

Recognition and Hearing of the Public – Fanning & Howey reviewed safety and security of the new building.  The camera system, motion detectors and electronic lock & key fob system were discussed.  The Board is preparing to approve the construction design phase.

The Board took the following actions:

·         Approved the minutes of the December 12, 2012, Board of Education regular meeting.

·         Approved the Financial Report by Fund

·         Approved the Investment Report

·         Approved the Treasurer’s report by fund, the Investment report, and cash balance report as presented.

·         Amended the Certificate of Estimated Resources, make supplemental appropriations and modify appropriations as presented.  RttT mini grant for $1134.  Modify appropriations due to land acquisition.

·         Committee Reports –

Finance & Audit – we should receive $12,000 from casino profits

Park Board – discussion on mowing at the park – equipment necessary and manpower

·         Approved the bus routes as presented.

·         Adopted the school calendar for the 2013-14 school year.

·         Set the cost of Drivers Education at $275 for Botkins students and $300 for non-students.

·         Hired the substitute teachers for the 2012-13 school year --- Sara Greve, Paula Arnett, Hayley Barhorst, Karen Christman, Sara Meyer, Janelle Lowry

·         Accepted a donation of $1000 from First National Bank and $1000 from Botkins Community Club  for scholarships

·         Approved an overnight trip for the swim team for Southwest Classic for Jan. 19th to Trotwood.

Updates:

·         RttT – The regional coordinator met with the transformation team and reviewed our progress.

·         Building update – We are finishing up the Construction Design phase.  It will require Board approval in February.

·         School Safety Plan – Reviewed our Safety Plan.  Discussed a deputy coming to the building for a presence.

·         Safe Route to School – Board agreed to attend the Village Council meeting to discuss applying for a Safe Route to School Plan.

·         Fees for area schools – Reviewed consumable costs for area schools.  No cost increase is indicated for next school year.

·         Reviewed the investments for the Community Foundation.  They will be lowering our fees.

·         Reviewed the millage rates for the area schools for FY2013.

Adjourned

Connie Schneider

Superintendent

Botkins Local School

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