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January 2016

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on January 13, 2016. The Board took the following actions:

*      Marian Spicer provided an overview of the Foundation. The Dave Mielke Scholarship was amended to be compliant with NCAA rules.

*      The Community Club would like to use our facilities at the Athletic Complex for Carousel. Carousel will be June 10 – 12, 2016. Rides will be on north parking lot.

*      Approved the minutes of the December 7th, 2015 Special Board meeting and December 14th, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting.

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

*      Heard committee reports:

o   Buildings and Maintenance – Discussed issues with the heating at the Athletic Complex. Smith-Boughan is assessing the problems for a solution.

o   Boosters – We need to recruit new members. New officers are needed. We are working on a long range plan for the track. We will be working with Garmin & Miller.

*      Approved the bus routes as presented for the 2nd half of the school year.

*      Set the cost of Drivers Education at $275 for Botkins students and $325 for non-Botkins students for the 2016-17 school year.

*      Approved the National Honor Society’s service project to Kentucky for February 7-8, 2016.

*      Joined the OSBA for the calendar year 2016 at a rate of $2562.

*      Recognized indoor track for the 2016 season.

*      Hired the following personnel:

o   Seth Centers                      Softball Assistant Coach

o   Joseph Sponsellar            Substitute Teacher

o   Dana Cress                          Substitute Teacher

o   Rick Russell                         Substitute Teacher

*      Amended the Dave Mielke Scholarship Fund agreement as presented to make it compliant with NCAA rules.

*      Established the Jeff Roberts Memorial Scholarship as presented.

*      Adopted the 2016-17 school calendar as presented.

*      Accepted the following donations:

o   $100 from Lee and Marcy Braun for the Mark and Kathy Roeggenkamp Scholarship.

o   $500 from Joe and Janell Welker for the Nick Welker Scholarship.

*      Entered Executive session to discuss personnel.

*      Set a Special Board meeting for January 20th and 21st, 2016.

*      Building updates:

o   We are going to review the quotes on lights.

o   We are addressing the building issues – AHU in the new building; new boiler in the old building has been a concern, Smith-Boughan is addressing.

*      Board policies are online.