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October 2009

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on October 15, 2009.

The Board took the following actions:

*           Approved the minutes of the September 9, 2009, Board of Education meeting.

*           Approved the financial report by fund.

*           Approved the investment report.

*           Revised certificate and appropriations.

*           Heard Committee reports:

                        Building and Maintenance - learned that the pipes in the 1995 addition are developing leaks.  We will be investigating our options with this.

                        Park Board - The Athletic Boosters intend to move forward with the building of the track.

*           Approved the following:

            -- 5-year forecast

            -- Activity fund accounts for the 09-10 school year.

            -- A donation of $100 for the Mark & Kathy Roggenkamp Education Scholarship from Heine Roggenkamp.

            -- A donation of $150 in memory of Julius Greve for the Tech PI fund.

*           Hired the following personnel:

                        Missy Meyer                 7th gr. basketball coach

                        Graham Counts Substitute janitor

                        Miguel Rodriguez          Substitute janitor

                        Melissa Grunden           Assistant Musical Director

                        Chad Berning                20+ extended days

*           Resolution of Commendation for Eric Ambos for qualifying for District Golf and for the FFA Livestock Judging Team .

*           Entered an agreement with DPL through 2012 to provide energy resources.  We will receive a 12% savings on about 80% of our bill.

*           Changed the November Board meeting to November 10 at 7:30 PM.



*           Reviewed the 2008-09 Local Report Card.  We highlighted areas of excellence and reviewed areas for improvement.

*           Learned we received $46,190 in federal monies (REAP grant).

*           Reviewed open enrollment numbers.

*           Agreed for the school to be used for H1N1 vaccines after school hours provided the Health Department has insurance.

*           Learned that Michele Meyer will be taking unpaid maternity leave.



Connie Schneider