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July 2009

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on July 1, 2009.

Hearing of the Public:

            Barb Roberts and Mary Lee Smock made a presentation to the Board about the progress of the track committee.  The goal of this committee is to secure enough funds to begin building a track/soccer complex.


The Board took the following actions:

*           Reviewed the year-end balances for FY09.  Reviewed the cash flow report.  Learned the Ohio General Assembly passed a temporary budget.

*           Approved the treasurer's report as presented.

*           Approved a resolution approving a 403b plan document to comply with IRS requirement regulations retroactive to June 1, 2009, to include the new accumulated leave plan.

*           Adopted a resolution authorizing 403b tax deferred annuity plan services of

*           Made the following supplemental appropriations to reflect the audit -- modify appropriations to reflect the auditor  $15,000.

*           Learned the audit is ongoing and will be finished this fall.

*           We are purchasing 5 smart boards to be installed for the beginning of the school year.

*           Moved that transportation to Lima Temple Christian and Wapak St. Joe is impractical and the Board will pay parents in lieu of providing such services.

*           Approved bus routes for the 2009-10 school year.

*           Approved athletic prices for the 2009-10 school year with no increases and set passes at $70 for adults and $35 for students.

*           Hired the following substitute bus drivers -- Chad Berning, Dorothy Gehrlich, Tom Emerson, Don Mack, Gerald Lenhart, David Uetrecht, Dan Knoop, Alice SchmergeConstance Greve.

*           Accepted the following donations:

                        $345 from Mann Family Care

                        $200 from Heine Roggenkamp for Mark & Kathy Education Scholarship

                        $1298.11 from the Village Council for the Jacob Freisthler Scholarship

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

*           Hired the following substitute cafeteria workers for the 09-10 school year -- Carolyn King and Jodi Marx.

*           Hired the following substitute teachers:  Heather Buchanan, Tonya Henderson, Susan Ware, Dwight Schmiesing, Julia Monnin, Audrey Gutman, Sarah Sheeley, Meghan Gehret, Susan Carter, Fran Miller, Shirley Umstead, Missy Meyer.

*           Hired Phillip Groves as the 4-9 science teacher for the 09-10 school year on a 1-year probationary contract.

*           Approved Elizabeth Rinehart as a student teacher with Vicki Steinke this fall.

*           Approved the purchase of a 2009 Bluebird bus at a cost of $69,300 per 2008-09 EPC bids.



*           Playground equipment has been installed and looks awesome.

*           Discussed DP&L rebate and energy savings to our district.

*           Bus inspection will be July 8.

*           Learned preliminary district report results indicate we will have an excellent rating  30/30



Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School