July 2009

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on July 1, 2009.

Hearing of the Public:

Barb Roberts and Mary Lee Smock made a presentation to the Board about the progress of the track committee. The goal of this committee is to secure enough funds to begin building a track/soccer complex.

The Board took the following actions:

* Reviewed the year-end balances for FY09. Reviewed the cash flow report. Learned the Ohio General Assembly passed a temporary budget.

* Approved the treasurer's report as presented.

* Approved a resolution approving a 403b plan document to comply with IRS requirement regulations retroactive to June 1, 2009, to include the new accumulated leave plan.

* Adopted a resolution authorizing 403b tax deferred annuity plan services of planwithease.com

* Made the following supplemental appropriations to reflect the audit -- modify appropriations to reflect the auditor $15,000.

* Learned the audit is ongoing and will be finished this fall.

* We are purchasing 5 smart boards to be installed for the beginning of the school year.

* Moved that transportation to Lima Temple Christian and Wapak St. Joe is impractical and the Board will pay parents in lieu of providing such services.

* Approved bus routes for the 2009-10 school year.

* Approved athletic prices for the 2009-10 school year with no increases and set passes at $70 for adults and $35 for students.

* Hired the following substitute bus drivers -- Chad Berning, Dorothy Gehrlich, Tom Emerson, Don Mack, Gerald Lenhart, David Uetrecht, Dan Knoop, Alice Schmerge, Constance Greve.

* Accepted the following donations:

$345 from Mann Family Care

$200 from Heine Roggenkamp for Mark & Kathy Education Scholarship

$1298.11 from the Village Council for the Jacob Freisthler Scholarship

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

* Hired the following substitute cafeteria workers for the 09-10 school year -- Carolyn King and Jodi Marx.

* Hired the following substitute teachers: Heather Buchanan, Tonya Henderson, Susan Ware, Dwight Schmiesing, Julia Monnin, Audrey Gutman, Sarah Sheeley, Meghan Gehret, Susan Carter, Fran Miller, Shirley Umstead, Missy Meyer.

* Hired Phillip Groves as the 4-9 science teacher for the 09-10 school year on a 1-year probationary contract.

* Approved Elizabeth Rinehart as a student teacher with Vicki Steinke this fall.

* Approved the purchase of a 2009 Bluebird bus at a cost of $69,300 per 2008-09 EPC bids.


* Playground equipment has been installed and looks awesome.

* Discussed DP&L rebate and energy savings to our district.

* Bus inspection will be July 8.

* Learned preliminary district report results indicate we will have an excellent rating 30/30


Connie Schneider, Supt.

Botkins Local School