June 2014

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on June 16th , 2014. The Board took the following actions:

v Introduced new staff members to the board.

v Approved the minutes of the special board meeting on May 12, 2014 and May 14, 2014 regular board meeting.

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

v Amended the Certificate of Estimated Resources, made supplemental appropriations and modified appropriations as presented.

v Approved a $6,302.42 transfer from the General Fund to the Permanent Improvement Fund. This is the money that was received for Straight ATransportation.

v Approved $108,870.23 advance from the General Fund to the Scrap Tire Fund ($75,000 should be reimbursed from a State Grant and the transfer of $75,000 for the track).

v Approved the purchase of a push mower from Koenig’s Equipment for $799.

v Approved the following change orders to Westside Paving as listed:

· Change Order #1 Deduct $24,852.00

· Change Order pricing #1 - $66,250.00; #2 - $1932.00; #3 - $3500.00

v Approved participation in the Ohio School Comp for the 2015 Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program. The third party administration is CompManagement. Enrollment fee is $285.

v Approved Temporary Appropriations for FY14 as listed.

General Fund $1,200,000

Debt Service $200,000

Enterprise Funds $100,000

Special Revenue $80,000

Capital Projects $1,500,000

Fiduciary Funds $20,000

v Approved the change order to Charles Construction in the amount of $131,412.02 for a synthetic pour-in-place surface for handicapped accessibilities and $36,639.30 for monument sign changes.

v Set the pay for substitute teachers for the 2014-15 school year at $85 per day.

v Set lunch prices to Grades 1-6 $1.70, Grades 7-12 $2.00, and adults $2.70; milk prices to Kindergarten $0.10, Grades 1-3 $0.25 and extra milk $0.25; and a la carte items as indicated for the 2014-15 school year.

v Hired the following personnel:

Rachel Gregg – 1 year – Part-time Elementary Guidance Counselor

Jason Christman – 1 year – Intervention Specialist

Ashleigh Raterman – 1 year – Intervention Specialist

Jane Hough – 1 year – Art Teacher

Casey Horstman – 1 year – Aide

v Hired the following extracurricular positions per salary schedule for the 2014-15 school year.

Mike Maurer – Girls Summer Basketball Coordinator

Mike Maurer – Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Kristin Altstaetter – Girls Varsity Basketball Assistant

Janine Schmitmeyer – Girls JV Basketball Coach

Denise Jones – Girls 8th Grade Basketball Coach

Andy Schneider – Girls 7th Grade Basketball Coach

Marian Epperly – Senior Class Advisor

v Approved the FFA Livestock Judging overnight trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the Keystone International October 3rd-5th, 2014.

v Adopted resolutions of commendation as presented:

Whitney Bornhorst – 2nd in 300m hurdles at District; 6th at Regional, Academic All-Ohio

Bethany Christman – Academic All-Ohio

Chloe Flora –1st in 800m run at District; 5th at Regional

1st in 1600m at District; 2nd at Regional, 6th at State

Kayla Heuker – 3rd in 400m dash at District

Jocelyn Counts – 2nd in Discus at District; 9th at Regional

4x800 girls relay – Whitney Bornhorst, Kayla Heuker, Chloe Flora, Bethany Christman - 2ndat District; 2nd at Regional, 16th at State

4x800 boys relay – Austin Jones, Micah Smock, Cameron Flora, Nolan Greve - 4th at District; 9th at Regional

4x400 girls relay – Whitney Bornhorst, Kayla Heuker, Chloe Flora, Bethany Christman – 2nd at District.

Austin Jones – 1st in 800m run at District; 6th at Regional

v Accepted the following donations to be used for scholarships and $200 from Care-A-Lot Preschool for the use of the facility for the pre-school graduation

§ Karen and John Green $50 Randy Ambos Fund

§ Joann Grieves $500 Student Memorial (Ralph Grieves )

§ Shirley Counts $500 Student Memorial (Counts)

§ Thomas Counts/Carolyn D. Eselgroth $500 Student Memorial (Counts)

Carolyn D. Eselgroth

§ Rhonda Freisthler $250 Jacob Freisthler Scholarship

§ Susan Schneider $300 Student Memorial (Gary Schneider)

v Adopted the resolution to award contracts for loose furnishings as presented.

o Teacher, office and lounge furniture – Tom Sexton - $241,936

o Classroom Misc. Furniture and Equipment – Continental Office - $155,775

o Student desk and chairs - $106, 590 – Martin Public Seating

o Media Center Furniture - $45,639.50 – Tom Sexton

v Approved the tournament manager rate/site manager rate of $100 per sectional game for each sporting event per OHSAA rules.

v Moved the July board meeting to July 17th at 7:00PM.

v Update on RttT – we have finished, this past year was year 4 of RttT.

v Update on track – reviewed punch list and items that need to be completed. Reviewed the care of the track. We have ordered signes to be posted and plywood. Lacal will donate rubber to go across the track. We have purchased a push mower to help maintain the inside of the track. We are investigating moving 1 of our sheds from Cole Field to maintain the track.

v Updated on area lunch prices.

v Updated on graduation requirements for Class of 2018.

v Updated on the revisions to Teach Evaluations.

v Updated on electronic textbooks.

v Updated on the Shelby County Educational Service Center merger. The new name is Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.

v Updated on the school zones – The Dept. of Transportation will put new school zone flashers 300 feet from our property line. The speed limit will be 20 mph in that area. We will be keeping the crosswalk at Huber St. and also at Sycamore St. That was the recommendation. In addition, we thought we would keep the sidewalk on the east side of our building after the demolition and continue it all along the west side of Huber St. We could make the asphalt part of the sidewalk. We believe we will be able to get a sidewalk on Walnut St. by the apartments with project.

Update on HS gymnasium. Architect will get back with us on this.