August 2014

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on August 13th, 2014. The Board took the following actions:

v Casey Dietz discussed the renovations to Cole Field. We will be applying for the Louise Sheets Grant. The total requested is about Cole Field.

v Scott Bayless made a request for when the Intervention Specialist position was created.

v Approved the Treasurer’s report by fund, the Investment report, and cash balance report as presented.

v The Park committee (Mark and Neil) discussed the possibility of the transfer of park land to the school and possibility of the village assuming ownership of Cole Field and the shed on State street.

v Approved the kindergarten routes as presented for the 2014-15 school year and authorizes the Superintendent to make changes as needed.

v Hired the following substitute teachers at a rate of $85 a day for the 2014-15 school year:

§ Jill North, Casey Dietz, Kara VanFossan, Jennifer Bumgarner, Abby Wente, Katelyn Yinger, Sara Hull, Joe Antram, Brian Rethman.

v Hired the following substitute bus drivers as presented for the 2014-15 school year:

§ Chad Berning, Tom Emerson, Dan Knoop, Ken Lemmon, Mike Free, Chad Steinke

v Hired the following substitute cafeteria workers for the 2014-15 school year per salary schedule:

§ Jody Marx, Jeanie Bergman, Holly Russell

v Hired Lavelle Smith as the Drivers’ Training Manager and Instructor per salary schedule.

v Hired the following extracurricular positions per salary schedule for the 2014-15 school year:

Art Director for Musical Jane Hough

Subsitute Aide Holly Russell

5th Quarter Grant Chad Berning

Tutor @ $19.50 Andrea Koenig

Tutor @ $19.50 Casey (Horstman) Phillips

Student Tech Aide John-Michael Haught

Social Worker (as needed) Billie Homan

2013-14 Summer School Tutor @ $18.50 Fred Schmerge

Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach Dennis McPheron

Jr. High Girls/Boys Track Coach Jason Christman

8th Grade Volleyball Coach Derek Skinner

Recycling Coordinator Tina Paul

Tutor Janice Locker

Tutor Luanne Powell

Aide/Tutor Sue Carter

Sub-Aide Jane Maurer

v Set the 2014-15 school year tuition rate at $4651.21.

v Approved the cross country overnight trip to Eaton on September 12th and 13thand for the FFA to attend the National Convention in Louisville, KY, October 29ththru November 1st.

v Entered a rental agreement with the Shelby Co. ESC @ $5,000 per room for the 2014-15 school year.

v Moved to adopt with no changes the admission prices for the 2014-15 school year as presented and moved to set the season passes at $85 for adults and $45 for students.

v Approved Betsy Spence as a student teacher for Mrs. Koenig for the 2014-15 school year.

v Hired Jennifer VanSkyock as a teacher’s aide.

v Changed the September Board Meeting to Monday September 8th, 2014 at 7:00PM.

v Discussed the following updates:

o The Botkins Community Club agreed to allow us to put our building on theirland. This building will be moved after the harvest and will be used to store track items.

o We will be reviewing options for the purchase of equipment for the care of the building. We attended a trade show with Powell.

o Would like to set the dedication date for January 4th, 2015.

o Would like to set the Auction date for January 31st, 2015.

o Close out session will be September 3rd.

o Reviewed a map of the layout of the current facility for demo/parking/green space.

o Gym floor is being installed.

o Concrete parking lot is finished.