January 2007

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on January 10, 2007.

The Board acted on the following:

* Approved the minutes of the December 11, 2006 regular board meeting.

* Approved the financial report.

* Heard and approved the treasurer's report.

* Discussed the bond retirement -- we will collect all monies for the bond at the end of 2007. We will not need to collect any more after 12/31/07. We will be collecting interest on this money as it will remain in the general fund. We will drop off 6.7 mills over a 2-year period.

* Heard the committee reports:

Building and Maintenance - discussion of the sidewalk on the east side.

Finance & Audit - District financial data is being reviewed by board.

Foundation - the Louise Sheets money has still not been transferred to the Community Foundation.

Park Board - Looking for a new caretaker

Discussion on paving on the park lane

Looking at placement of track

Track will be east of golf course and will run north & south

Appoved the following:

* Made changes to the bus routes effective January 16, 2007.

* Approved the calendar for the 2007-08 as presented (First day of school is August 22, 2007, and the last day of school is May 22, 2008).

* Set the cost of drivers education at $175 for the 2007-08 school year.

* Adopted a resolution of commendation for the RoBotkins Lego League Team.

* Accepted the resignation of Principal Cheryl Fark effective June 30, 2007, due to retirement.

* Entered executive session to discuss a complaint.

Heard the following updates:

* Discussed the new minimum wage law and how it will affect our district.

* Heard an update on the fuel tank - final inspections are still pending.

* Heard an update on Louise Sheets scholarship.


Connie Schneider