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November 2010

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on November 10, 2010.

Hearing and Recognition of the public--

*           Four 8th graders, Kaylee Bailey, Corinne Woodruff, Kaitlyn Barhorst, Mitchell Goubeaux, gave a presentation about their trip to Gettysburg and Washington D.C.

*           FCCLA members, Clair McCullough, Logan Pitts, Heather Brown, Paige Cooper, discussed FCCLA Fall Leadership Camp.

*           FFA members, Dylan Newman, Logan Russell, Paul Goettemoeller, Doug Schmerge, and Brent Schmerge, discussed the FFA Test Plot - the plot earned $2000 for the FFA program;

                                                            They also discussed the National Convention

The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the October 13, 2010.

*           Approved the financial and investment report.

*           Heard Committee reports

                        Learned that we were approved for 2 Louise Sheets grants --

                                    a kiln for the art room

                                    250 new folding chairs

                        Buckeye Bash is this Saturday.

                        Track/Boosters received $29,000 from Louise Sheets and have received $13,000 in donations.

The Board approved the following:

*           Contract agreemdent with ESC for contracted services beginning the 2010-11 school year.

*           Adopted a salary change for Tony Rogers bus route retroactive for 2010-11 school year ($1396)

*           Approved entering a agreement with the Community Foundation of Shelby County to release the Louise Sheets Fund to the Botkins Education Foundation.

*           Hired the following personnel:

                        Matt Eaton and Ben Gates as substitute teachers for 2010-11

                        Alex Hoying  -  8th grade basketball coach for the 2010-11 school year

                        Chad Berning  -  5th quarter grant

*           Approved a resolution of commendation for the musical 'School House Rocks Jr.'

*           Approved a resolution of commendation for boys' and girls' cross country teams.

*           Went into executive to discuss hiring of personnel.

*           Heard the following updates:

                        Our Race to the Top Grant was approved conditionally.  We will be receiving $25,000 sometime this fiscal year.

                        Reviewed the Athletic Fund balance.

                        Reviewed the updated maintenance schedule.



Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School