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November 2008

The Botkins Board of Education met on November 13, 2008, for their regular monthly meeting.

The Board heard reports from the following:

            FFA presented the highlights of the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis.

            Members of the 8th grade class gave a presentation concerning their recent

                        trip to Washington D.C.

            Bob Doseck from HT Concepts presented the option of adding a link to our webpage as a fundraiser

                        for online shopping.

The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the Treasurer's report by fund, investment fund, and cash balance.

*           Amended the Certificate of estimated resources and make supplemental appropriations as presented.

*           Reviewed the ratification of the Ohio Educational Purchasing Council Natural Gas Sales Agreement.

*           Approved a resolution of commendation to the cast, crew, and directors of the musical Willy Wonka Jr.

*           Approved a resolution of commendation to express gratitude and appreciation to the Botkins LocalSchool District

                        community for their overwhelming support of our operating levy.

*           Hired the following employees:

                        Robert Sniegowski - 9th grade basketball coach

                        Marcy Oakley - Swim coach

                        Kris Vordermark - 7th grade basketball coach

                        Andrew Hruska - substitute janitor

*           Approved updates to Board Policy as presented - most updates dealt with all employees needing FBI checks.

*           Accepted the resignation of Kathy Roggenkamp effective December 31, 2008, due to retirement.

*           Approved a $2000 donation in memory of Ben Singer for the Class of 2008 scholarship.

*           Approved membership in the Chamber of Commerce at a cost of $82.50 for the calendar year 2009.

*           Designated the treasurer to attend the Public Records mandated meeting effective October 30.

*           Entered executive session.

*           Heard Updates on the following:

                        ^  Learned that we received the Louise Sheets grant for playground equipment and stage curtains - for a total of $14,879.

                        ^  Reviewed the 2007-08 annual report for ODE.

                        ^  Discussed the Louise Sheets Scholarship Fund.

                        ^  Entered an agreement with the Shelby Co. Board MRDD to continue preschool services.

                        ^  Reviewed the updated maintenance schedule.

                        ^  Learned we passed the State Fire Marshal inspection.



Connie Schneider, Superintendent

Botkins Local School