January 2009

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on January 19, 2009.

Recognition and Hearing of the Public -

Lynn Pleiman and Stacy Braun prepared a presentation concerning the eportfolio grant that was received. Samples of student portfolios were reviewed.

The Board took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the December 10, 2008, Board of Education meeting.

* Reviewed financial report by fund.

* Reviewed expenditures for the month.

Invested monies - it was noted that we have collected $26,000 less in interest for our investments.

* Approved the amended 5-year forecast.

Added change - $30,000 foundation

$30,000 expenditures - purchased services

* Heard committee reports:

Buildings & Maintenance - the pipes in grades 4-6 have frozen up and pipes have been rerouted.

* Approved bus routes for 2nd semester. Routes were changed January 12.

* Approved the calendar for 2009-10 school year.

* Established the cost for Dr. Education for the 2009-10 school year at $225. This cost is determined by the cost to operate the program.

* We received the following donations:

Mark & Kathy Roggenkamp Education Scholarship --

$200 Henie Roggenkamp

$ 25 Priscilla Wilt

$ 25 Greg & Priscilla Wilt

$300 Mark & Kathy Roggenkamp

$ 50 Rebecca Smith

* Hired the following substitute teachers:

Phillip Groves, Patricia Kramer, Amanda Wilt

* Hired the following substitute bus drivers:

Dan Knoop and Connie Greve

* Hired Don Ellinger as parttime janitor at $7.75 per hour.

* Joined OSBA for 2009 school year at $2720

* Adopted a resolution to declare it necessary to place a replacement tax on the ballot in May for a 2-mill permanent improvement levy.

This tax has been levied since 1980.

* Entered executive session to consider the employment, dismissal, discipline and/or investigation of charges against a public employee.


Connie Schneider


Botkins Local School