The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on August 14, 2013. The Board took the following actions:
**Approved the minutes of the July 24, 2013, Board of Education regular meeting.
**Approved the Treasurer’s report by fund, the Investment report, and cash balance report.
**Approved the kindergarten routes as presented for the 2013-14 school year.
**Hired Chad Berning, Tom Emerson, Don Mack, David Uetrecht, Dan Knoop, Ken Lemmon, Chad Steinke, Scott Nanik, Curtis Bailey and Mike free as substitute bus drivers as presented for the 2013-14 school year.
**Hired Jody Marx, Jeanie Bergman, and Holly Russell as substitute cafeteria workers for the 2013-14 school year.
**Hired Lavelle Smith as the Drivers’ Training Manager and Instructor per salary schedule.
**Hired the following extracurricular positions per salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year:
Marian Epperly-Assistant Musical Director
Melissa Grunden-Musical Half-Assistant
Olivia Schneider-Musical Half-Assistant
Tom Platfoot-Junior Advisor (replacing Jacquelyn Russell)
Holly Russell-Substitute Aide
Lois Dietz-Substitute Secretary
Chad Berning-5th Quarter Grant
Denise Jones-7th Grade JH Girls Basketball
Andy Schneider-8th Grade JH Girls Basketball (moving up from 7th Grade)
Harold Poppe-Library Skills and Erate
Laura Mack-8th Grade Advisor
**Set the tuition rate at $4380.11 for the 2013-14 school year.
**Approved the cross country overnight trip to Eaton on September 13th and 14th, 2013.
**Approved the FFA Livestock judging team’s overnight trip to Omaha, Nebraska September 27th through September 30th, 2013.
**Entered a rental agreement with the Shelby Co. ESC @ $4500 per room for the 2013-14 school year.
**Adopted the admission prices for the 2013-14 school year as presented and moved to set season passes at $85 for adults and $45 for students.
**Denied the request for 100% abatement on a new construction project requested by Brown Industrial and adopted the resolution as presented that they will pay us 50% of estimated taxes due.
**Approved Casey Hortman as a student teacher for Mrs. Steinke for the 2013-14 school year.
**Adopted the revised policy and plan for the identification of gifted children and the accompanying approval form.
**Accepted the resignation of Kris Vordermark.
**Hired Richard Brandeberry on a 1 year probationary contract and enter a memorandum of understanding with the union concerning this position.
**Hired Sue Carter 3 days per week as needed at tutoring rate and Rebecca Walters as a substitute teacher.
**Awarded the track contract to Westside Paving and Excavating in the amount of $355,970.