January 2015

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on January 14, 2015. The Board took the following actions:

v Josh Meyer attended the meeting to discuss the possibility of keeping the old gymnasium. It was mentioned that that option had been considered and it was cost prohibited.

v There was a public hearing to seek input on 2015-16 school calendar. We will review hours to determine if we can move exams to before break.

v The Community Club was present to request the use of school grounds and also the use of the new facility for Carousel. Carousel will be held June 12th – 14th, 2015.

v Approved the minutes of the December 10th, 2014 Board of Education regular meeting.

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

v Approved the following Then and Now purchase order for Southwestern Ohio EPC – Insurance for the new building.

v Heard from the following committees:

o Finance & Audit – Discussion was held concerning tax valuation for tax year 2014. Valuation is now $63 million.

o Park Board – Thanked the Board for payment for park usage.

o Louise Sheets – Heard an update on Cole Field project involving tiling.

o Boosters – Night at the Races – January 31, 2015 – discussion of soccer score board.

v Approved the bus routes as presented with second half changes.

v Set the cost of Drivers Education at $275 for Botkins students and $325 for non-Botkinsstudents for 2015-16 school year.

v Accepted anonymous donation of the funds for a salt spreader and the chaise lounge and the donation of the SCAL Logo sign from the Class of 1983 in memory of Jeff Roberts.

v Approved to join OSBA for the calendar year 2015 at a rate of $2513.

v Accepted the following donations to be used for the Jeff Roberts Memorial Scholarship when established:

o Terry and Sandi Wilt - $20

o Terry and Sandra Pellman - $25

o Thomas and Carole Hulsmeyer - $25

o Bradley and Candace Esser - $50

o Craig and Doris Ambos - $50

o Robert and Stacy Motter - $50

o Randy and Carolyn Robbins - $50

o Dan and Dorothy Brown - $50

o Wayne and Connie Schneider - $50

o Anthony Rogers - $100

o James and Cheryl Boyer - $100

o Jeff and Andrea Metz - $100

o Mike and Terrille Frilling - $100

o Retired Teachers - $700

o Family and Friends of the Jeff Roberts Family - $2765

o The Heidout Restaurant - $1416

v Hired the following personnel:

o Meagan Card – Seasonal Worker

o Connie Greve – Cafeteria and Janitor

o Harold Poppe – Regular Sub

o Jennifer Duncan – Regular Sub

o Jana Barga – Regular Sub

o Jessica Sommer – Regular Sub

o Kaitlin Underwood – Throws Coach

v Building updates – Students have made a smooth transition. We are working out minor bus with the building. Technology is 90% functional. Contractors are working to complete punch items. We will be adding additional parking spots to accommodate parking needs. Bid opening for demo/renovation project will be Wednesday, January 21st. Auction will be February 7th, 2015 at the old school building.