February 2012

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 8, 2012.

The Board took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the January 11, 2012 Reorganizational meeting and the regular meeting.

* Approved the Treasurer's report by fund, the Investment report, and cash balance report as presented.

* Amended the Certificate of Estimated Resources, made supplemental Appropriations, and modified appropriations as presented.

* Approved the following overnight trips:

6th grade to Henry Ford/Greenfield Village - May 17 & 18

8th Grade trip to Washington DC - October 16-12, 2012

FFA State Convention - May 3 & 4

FCCLA State Convention - April 19 & 20

FCCLA State Officer Meeting - February 7-9

FCCLA State Officer Meeting - March 13-14

FCCLA State Leadership Meeting Prep - April 17-20

* Approved book fees for the 2012-13 school year with no increase.

* Hired Jonathan Fisher as a substitute/student janitor at a rate of $7.70 per hour.

* Hired Brooke McGowan as JH Track Coach per salary schedule

* Hired Dustin Ike as volunteer coach for JV Softball

* Accepted $150 in donations for the Mark & Kathy Roggenkamp Education Scholarship

* Moved to authorize the purchase of a new 72 passenger stock bus from Cardinal for the 2012-13 school year and approved financing for the bus purchase over 3 years.

* Approved the project agreement with OSFC as presented.

* Approved the resolution for the sale and issuance of school improvement bonds.

* Approved an agreement for professional design services with Fanning/Howey related to the OSFC K-12 project.

* Entered executive session to consider the purchase of property.

* Agreed to change the March Board of Education Meeting to March 13 @7 p.m.

* Heard Updates-

-Note of Thanks from Ann Loy

-Update on Annexation - Annexation process leg work is complete - we will continue with Annexation - end of February

-Updated districting - Mr. Buchy

-Construction Counsel Services - we will agree to the fixed rate for services.

-We submitted a grant application for a scrap tire grant for the track - Thanks to Mary Lee Smock.

-We are required to enter a new agreement with ESC for next fiscal year.

-RttT - we are pursuing becoming a Formative Insuractional Process School - have a team of teachers/administration attending.


Connie Schneider, Superintendent

Botkins Local School