March 2008

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on March 12, 2008.

The Board took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the February 13, 2008 meeting.

* Approved the financial report

reviewed investment report

reviewed payroll, expenses, etc.

* Discussed that our carryover balance will be $700-$750,000

have spent down $250,000 from one year ago.

* Discussed options for funding - operating millage vs. income tax.

* Discussed a future meeting of the finance committee to discuss options for the district.

* Approved revised appropriations

* Committee reports:

Building committee - working on Jarod's Law

Finance committee - to meet

Audit is complete - report is not final

* Non-renewed all supplemental contracts

* Approved a resolution to accept the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission - authorized the necessary tax levies to certify to the auditor.

* Passed a resolution of commendation to Jean Goettemoeller for her first place finish in FFA prepared speaking.

* Approved changes to Board policy as presented.

* Approved the following make-up dates as needed - May 23, 27, 28, 29.

The board also agreed to add hours as needed.

* Approved a $100 donation from Buckeye Ford for the FFA

* Discussed traffic concerns on Huber Street. We will speak to the Botkins Village Council concerning traffic.

* Entered Executive session.

* Hired Kris Vordermark as IT teacher for the 2008-09 school year on a 1-year contract.

* Discussed the incidents of bullying for the first half of the 2007-08 school year.

* Accepted the resignation of Shirley Elsass effective June 30, 2008.

* Accepted the resignation of Patrick Elsass effective June 30, 2008.


Connie Schneider


Botkins School