February 2007

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 14, 2007.

The Board of Education took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the January 10, 2007.

* Approved the minutes of the January reorganizational meeting.

* Approved the treasurer's report, the investment report and cash balance.

* Amended the Certificate of Estimated Resources, make supplemental appropriations and modify appropriations as presented.

* Heard committee reports:

Buildings & Maintenance - we are looking at some issues with heating controls.

Park Board - village will be hiring park maintenance personnel. Village employees may help out.

Soccer club members were present to discuss updates on the field.

Boosters - had white-out night and it was successful.

Are working on Night at the Races March 31, 2007.

New Business:

* Approved book fees for the 2007-08 school year with no increases.

* Hired coaches as presented:

Erin Zimpfer - Jr. High track

Jason Liette - JV baseball

Alan Egbert - Pole vault coach

* Hired Chad Berning & Ron Marchal as substitute bus drivers.

* Hired James Buehler and Lori Bornhorst as substitute teachers at a rate of $80 per day for the remainder of the 2006-07 school year.

* Hired Anthony Parsons and Howard Dewyer as substitute janitors for the remainder of the 2006-07 school year at the salary schedule.

* Approved the following overnight trips:

5th grade to COSI - Toledo Mar. 22, 23

6th grade to Henry Ford - May 10, 11

8th grade trip to Washington D.C. - Oct. 16 - 21

* Moved the March Board meeting to Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 7:00 PM due to a conflict.

* Approved the FFA state convention May 1 & 2 and

FCCLA state convention April 19 & 20

Heard updates on the following:

* A request for unpaid leave for pregnancy for Janine Schmitmeyer.

* Heard an overview of summer projects to be completed-

1. Painting of rooms 34, 35, 25, 31, 18, sophomore hall

2. Concrete work on the east side and northwest corner

3. Bleacher work

4. Refinishing the gym floor

* Reviewed 2006 tax rates

* Reviewed HB 671 - Treasurer's Contract

* Heard a discussion on adding JV girls soccer fall 2007.


Connie Schneider