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May 2008

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on May 13, 2008.


The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the April 9 regular meeting and April 30 special meeting.

*           Heard the financial report

                        Discussed the 5-year forecast.  Amended the 5-year forecast to reflect changes.

*           Heard Committee Reports

                        Finance Audit - Reviewed the audit - we received an excellent audit.

                        Buildings - learned that the playground equipment on the small playground will need to be replaced due to noncompliance with safety standards.

*           Negotiations are scheduled to begin

*           Learned that we received Louise Sheets grant money to replace stage curtains.

*           Learned that etech approved all 3-year Tech Plan.

*           Approved the following overnight trips:

                        Soccer -  July 25-27                   Jamestown Greenview

                        Boys Basketball - June 20-22      Findlay Camp

                        Girls Basketball - June 27-29      Madeira Shootout

*           Accepted the resignation of Mark Roggenkamp as teacher, effective May 31, 2008.

*           Hired Ryan Gutman as the 7-12 math teacher on a 1-year contract for the 2008-09 school year.

*           Hired the following summer help:

                        Tina Cartwright - summer painter             $8.50

                        John Haehn - Tech Aide                          $7.00

                        Summer janitors were hired:

                                    Jared Boyd                                $7.00

                                    Miguel Rodriguez                       $7.00

                                    Evan Maurer                              $7.00

                                    Jordan Paul                               $6.85

                                    Graham Counts                         $7.00

                                    Travis Dietz                               $6.85

*           Approved the following donations:

                        $100 donation from Brown Industrial for baseball

                        $200 donation from Cargill for library needs

                        $2600 from the ABC's for elementary teachers

*           Heard updates on the following:

                        Health Inspection went well - we will receive a written report within 30 days.

                        We received four Copeland grants ($2000)

                                    Krista Meyer                                          STOP the Violence

                                    Fred Schmerge/Janice Locker     Making a Difference Using Pair-It Books

                                    Luanne Powell                                       Enhancing Rading Using Hands-On Manipulatives

                                    Michele Meyer                                       B.E.A.R. With Me!

                        Summer school will be June/July

*           Adjourned


Connie Schneider


Botkins Local School