April 2013

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on April 10, 2013.

The Board held a public hearing as required by law for the expenditure of IDEA funds. IDEA funds are used to provide educational supports to those students on IEP’s – salaries for certified and classified personnel, pre-school services, technology and equipment.

Keith Buehler, on behalf of the Community Club, was present to request the use of school facilities for the

2013 Carousal.

The Board of Education took the following actions:

· Approved the minutes of the March 13, 2013, regular meeting and the April 3, 2013, special meeting.

· Approved the financial report.

· Approved the treasurer’s report.

· Approved a contract with Carol Riggle for FY13 GAAP Accounting for $4730 and Modified Cash Basis Reports for $1375.

· Approved the list of graduates who will be completing requirements in May.

· Authorized membership in OHSAA for the 2013-14 school year.

· Approved the following handbooks for the 2013-14 school year-

7-12 student handbook

K-6 student handbook

Faculty handbook

Classified handbook

· Approved updates to Board Policy

· Approved overnight trips for FFA Camp and boys’ basketball camp (June 14-15)

· Approved the lease agreement with the Community Club for the Carousal June 7, 8, 9

· Accepted a donation of $150 from Willis & Lois Metz for the Becky Grillot Scholarship Fund.

· Hired Corinne Metzger as a tutor at $18.50 per hour.

· Hired Jeff McPheron as JV baseball coach.

· Entered executive session to discuss personnel – for contract renewal.

Teachers eligible for 1-year contract:

Heather Thaman – teacher

Ashlee Zimpfer

Jacquelyn Russell

Teachers eligible for a 2-year contract:

Maria Westgerdes

Teachers in the middle of a 3 year contract:


Phil Groves 6-14

Vicki Steinke 8-14

Paula Owen 8-15

Bryan Trego 8-15

Teachers eligible for a 3-year contract:

Dan Knepper

Kris Vordermark

Teachers eligible for a Continuing Contract:

Ryan Gutman

Staff eligible for a Continuing Contract:

Nancy Brown

Staff in the middle of a 2-year contract to expire 7-14:

Adam Fullenkamp – Athletic Director

Staff in the middle of a 2-year contract to expire 8-14:

Jane Fullenkamp – nurse

Dorothy Gehrlich – bus driver

Connie Greve – bus driver

The following staff member has a 1-year contract to expire 7-13 and is eligible for a 2-year contract:

Mick Jones – maintenance supervisor

The following staff members have a 1-year contract to expire 8-13 and are eligible for a 2-year contract

Andrea Koenig – Library/Media

Kristin Ruppert – Special Ed. aide

Julie Schneider – H.S. secretary

Heather Thaman – aide

Jill Anthony – janitor

Art Zimpfer – head custodian/maintenance


Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School