July 2014

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on July 7th, 2014. The Board took the following actions:

v Scott Bayless addressed the board concerning the following items: new intervention specialist position, retired employees, class sizes and board minutes.

v New staff members Jason Christman-Intervention Coordinator and Jeff Dorsey-Industrial Tech. teacher were welcomed by the board and introduced.

v Casey Dietz discussed Cole Field and would like the board to consider approving a Louise Sheets Grant and other fundraisers. She will have more info at the August BOE meeting.

v Approved the minutes of the June 16, 2014 regular Board of Education meeting.

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

v Committee reports were given. The Park board discussed park expenditures.

v Approved a $30,000 transfer from the General Fund to the Athletic Fund.

v Hired the following substitute teachers for the 2014-15 school year at the rate of $85 per day: Sue Carter, Jennifer VanSkyock, Shirley Umstead, Rebecca Walters, Lisa Albers, Jennifer Paulus, Kim Marchal, Kristen Higgins, Karen Christman, Janelle Lowry, Mary Dildine, Stephanie Noble, Erica Lyme.

v Approved the bus routes and authorized the superintendent to make changes as needed.

v Hired the extracurricular positions as presented for the 2014-15 school year per salary schedule:

Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach Logan Pitts

JV Volleyball Coach Hailey Furrow

Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach Ryan Gutman

v Accepted the resignation of Richard Brandeberry effective June 27, 2014.

v Moved that transportation to Sidney Christian Academy and Lima Temple Christian is impractical and the Board will pay parents in lieu of providing such services.

v Accepted a $500 donation from the Uppenkamp family and a $500 anonymous donation for the use in the courtyard area of the new school.

v Hired Jeff Dorsey on a 1 year limited contract as Industrial Tech./Driver’s Ed. per salary schedule.

v Approved a 3 year contract with the Botkins Federation of Teachers.

v Approved a 2 year contract for the Superintendent.

v Approved contracts with classified personnel for the 2014-15 school year.

v Approved participating in the Blizzard Bag program for the 2014-15 school year.

v Next regular Board of Education meeting will be held August 13, 2014.