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March 2016

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on March 14, 2016. The Board took the following actions:

*      Mr. Ryan Gutman and National Honor Society officers Jared Goubeaux and Taylor Doseck discussed their service project to Booneville, Kentucky.

*      Heard a presentation by Ashlee Zimpfer and Carrie Topp concerning adding a Learning Trail with stations for primary students.

*      Approved the minutes of the February 10, 2016 Board of Education regular meeting.

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

*      Approved filing cash (or OCBOA) financial statements with the Auditor of State’s Office until further notice.

*      Heard from the following Committees:

o   Buildings and Maintenance –

§  Outlets for buses are complete at new building.

§  There should be lights in the parking lot by the end of March.

§  Working on lighting

§  Still issues with boiler system

o   Finance & Audit –

§  Audit is still not complete

o   Park Board –

§  Discussed the plans for the track

o   Technology –

§  Purchased laptop cart and will be purchasing an I-pad mini

*      Non-renewed all supplemental contracts effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

*      Adopted a resolution of commendations for the below:

o   The 7th Grade boys basketball team and Coaches Rick and Heath Geyer were named Shelby County League Champions and ended their season with a 15-3 record.

o   Joe Shuga was a District Qualifier in the 100 Back. He was seeded 30th and placed 25th with a time of 1.00.72, as a personal best.

o   Jonathon Yenser qualified for State by receiving 1st place for Extemporaneous Public Speaking at the District FFA Public Speaking contest.

o   Emma McName, Emma Ewry, and Chloe Richardson qualified for the Regional Power of the Pen.

o   Drew Ewry, Jared Goubeaux, Amber Buehler, Bella Ewry, and Olivia Ewry finished 1st in the small school division and 2nd overall at the Wright State Scholastic Bowl competition.

o   SSA Choir received straight I’s at District competition qualifying them for the State competition.

*      Approved 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.

*      Accepted the $4,000 donation from the ABC’s for the purchase of I-pad technology.

*      Issued a contract to Phil Snider for April 1st through August 15th, 2016 and hired Josh Schwartz as JV Baseball Coach.

*      Approved a Board Resolution Approving Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release of Claims with Reiter Dairy, LLC and Authorizing Board Representative to Execute Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release of Claims.

*      Moved to participate in Ohio School Comp for the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program. The third party administration is CompManagement. Enrollment fee is $130.

*      Accepted the resignation of Mary Lou Pitts due to retirement.

*      Received the following updates:

o   Learned a new scholarship fund will be established with the Community Foundation.

o   Building updates:

We continue to work on completing minor items with the building project. The cameras/lights will be installed on the north parking lot. The electrical outlets for bus plug-ins have been installed on the west parking lot of the school. Reviewed the plans completed by Garmann/Miller for completion of the track. Information will be shared with the Booster’s next month.

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