February 2014

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on February 12th , 2014. The Board took the following actions:

v Mike Powell from Sign Solutions presented information concerning the entrance sign for the school.

v The Community Club requested use of the school property for the 2014 BotkinsCarousel on June 6, 7, and 8.

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

v Approved the Casino revenue transfer to textbook set-aside. Total transferred $16,403.61.

v Heard Committee Reports:

o Building and Maintenance (Jack and Mark)-reported ongoing issues with heating system and buses. Both being weather related.

v Approved the overnight stay for the following:

o 6th grade trip to Henry Ford/Greenfield Village – May 8 & 9

o FFA State Convention – May 1 & 2

o FCCLA State Convention – April 24 & 25

v Approved the book fees for the 2014-15 school year with no increases and the revision to Drivers Ed. fees to reflect $275 for students and $325 for students not attending Botkins Local School.

v Hired the following. Head coaches will be monitoring the coaches.

o Brad Schmerge, JV Baseball Coach

o Kaitlin Underwood, Throws Coach

o Tina Flora, Special Ed. Aide – 2nd Grade

v Accepted the following donations:

o $500 in memory of Dorothy Greve from her family to be used for the new building and $525 for a scholarship fund.

o A reimbursement check in the amount of $119.94 that she received from the musical. She wished to donate it back.

v Adopted the 2014-15 school calendar as presented.

v Recognized indoor track as a sport for the 2013-14 school year. The sport is recognized from February until the conclusion of the State Track meet on March 8th. Appointed Ryan Gutman as volunteer coach. There will be no cost to the school.

v Adopted the resolution to approve a calamity day attendance plan.

v Approved paying $100,000 to Westside Paving for work on the track.

v The board reviewed the health inspection report. No areas of concern were noted.

v We applied for a Martha Holden Jennings grant to provide summer PD.

v The new College Credit Plus was reviewed – this will include current Post Secondary option and dual enrollment.

v The discussion was held to add on MD unit.

v PARCC Assessments were reviewed. These will be implemented for the 2014-15 school year.

v Discussed the agreement for the Shelby County DD board.

v Reviewed the report for Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.

v Reviewed the BLS Foundation report.

v Reviewed the millage rates.

v Reviewed the monthly RttT.