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March 2009

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on March 16, 2009.

The Board took the following actions:

*           Heard a presentation from Mrs. Armstrong's Advanced Radio/TV Production Class - Jamie Wisinski, Jesse Perry, and Michelle Schmidt -- class won 2nd place in the SOITA Documentary presentation.

*           Mayor Steve Woodruff asked the Board to pay for the mowing of the soccer field in the fall to give the school first rights to the use of the field.

*           Approved the minutes of the February 11, 2009 Board meeting.

*           Approved the financial report

*           Reviewed the investment report

*           Modified appropriations

*           Heard committee reports:

                        Building -  curtains were purchased with Louise Sheets monies.]

                                         are looking at playground equipment

*           Approved the following:

            ^           Nonrenewed all supplemental contracts effective at the end of the 2008-09 school year.

            ^           Adopted a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying to the county auditor.

            ^           Resolution of commendations:

                        --  Christin Fullenkamp - SCL Co-player of the Year

                        --  Advanced Radio/TV Production Class & Mrs. Armstrong for 2nd place finish with SOITA

                        --  High school choir and SSA -- earning a superior rating at District contest

                        --  FFA & Judging Teams for their finishes at Wilmington

            ^           Release of Louise Sheets Scholarship Fund transferred to the Botkins Local Schools Foundation through the Shelby Co. Community Foundation.

*           Hired the following employees:

                        John Spangler               $9.39 per hour               Park employee

                        Jerome Aselage            $8.76 per hour               Park employee

                        Terry Wilt                      $8.46 per hour               Park employee


                        Allan Egbert      -           Pole vault coach

                        Andy Thobe      -           Assistant Varsity Baseball coach

                        Howard Dewyer $12.50 per hour Sub janitor

                        Audrey Uetrecht            $80.00 per day  Sub teacher

*           Hired Kathy Roggenkamp as Intervention Coordinator as needed.

*           Accepted the resignation of Lavelle Smith due to retirement -- effective the end of 2008-09 school year.

*           Entered executive session to review contract status/evaluations of employees

 Heard Update on the following:

*           Evening With the Arts will be Friday, April 3, 6-9.  Open to the public.

*           Jane Angelhart will be presenting a workshop March 30-April 3.  Workshop will focus on oil painting.

*           Judge Zimmerman, new juvenile judge, met with our staff to explain his philosophy and to seek input -- we were pleased with his willingness to work with us.

*           Reviewed quotes for playground equipment for the small playground.  This equipment will be installed this summer.

*           Our food service program received an outstanding review by ODE.

*           4th graders were selected to participate in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade.



Connie Schneider


Botkins Local School