July 2008

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on July 9, 2008.

The Board took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the June 11, 2008 regular meeting.

* Approved the treasurer's report

* Approved the financial report

* Approved the investment report

* Heard committee reports

Building & Maintenance - parking lot to be finished this week

painting finished

roof is complete

* Approved the bus routes for the 08-09 school year

* Approved athletic prices for the 08-09 school year with no increases.

* Approved payment in lieu of transportation to Lima Temple Christian as our transporting

is impractical.

* Hiring of the following substitute teachers for the 08-09 school year at a rate of $80 per day:

Meghan Gehret, Krystal Loy, Alan Russell, Kim Gorski, Dwight Schmiesing, Heather Buchanan, Carolyn Jensvold, Tammy Gross, Lindsay Rogers,

Susan Carter, Susan Ware, Shirley Umstead, Jennifer Van Skyock, Sherri Abbott, Fran Miller, Ashley Brown, Bonnie Poeppelman, Jim Buehler, Peg Buehler,

and Carlotte Dodds.

* Hiring of summer tutors per hourly rate: Ryan Gutman, Scott Bayless, and Joyce Oakley

* Hired the following substitute bus drivers for the 08-09 school year:

Chad Berning, Kris Vordermark, Dorothy Gehrlich, Tom Emerson, Don Mack,

Gerald Lenhart, Alice Schmerge, and Ken Lemmon.

* Accepted a $50.00 donation from Perry & Kathie Miller for use of tables and chairs.

* Hired Carolyn King and Jodi Marx as substitute cafeteria workers.

* Changed the date of the August Board meeting to Thursday, August 14, at 7:00 PM.

* Passed a resolution to place a 1.25% earned income tax levy on the ballot Nov. 4, 2008.

* Hired the following extracurricular positions for the 2008-09 school year per salary schedule:

Ryan Gutman 8th grade advisor

Ryan Gutman Var/JH cross country coach at 12% of base per memo of agreement

Beth Armstrong Assistant Var/JH cross country coach at 7% of the base per memo of agreement

Jody Underwood Assistant Varsity girls' soccer coach

* Entered executive session to review negotiations.


Connie Schneider, Superintendent

Botkins Local School