March 2009

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on March 16, 2009.

The Board took the following actions:

* Heard a presentation from Mrs. Armstrong's Advanced Radio/TV Production Class - Jamie Wisinski, Jesse Perry, and Michelle Schmidt -- class won 2nd place in the SOITA Documentary presentation.

* Mayor Steve Woodruff asked the Board to pay for the mowing of the soccer field in the fall to give the school first rights to the use of the field.

* Approved the minutes of the February 11, 2009 Board meeting.

* Approved the financial report

* Reviewed the investment report

* Modified appropriations

* Heard committee reports:

Building - curtains were purchased with Louise Sheets monies.]

are looking at playground equipment

* Approved the following:

^ Nonrenewed all supplemental contracts effective at the end of the 2008-09 school year.

^ Adopted a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying to the county auditor.

^ Resolution of commendations:

-- Christin Fullenkamp - SCL Co-player of the Year

-- Advanced Radio/TV Production Class & Mrs. Armstrong for 2nd place finish with SOITA

-- High school choir and SSA -- earning a superior rating at District contest

-- FFA & Judging Teams for their finishes at Wilmington

^ Release of Louise Sheets Scholarship Fund transferred to the Botkins Local Schools Foundation through the Shelby Co. Community Foundation.

* Hired the following employees:

John Spangler $9.39 per hour Park employee

Jerome Aselage $8.76 per hour Park employee

Terry Wilt $8.46 per hour Park employee

Allan Egbert - Pole vault coach

Andy Thobe - Assistant Varsity Baseball coach

Howard Dewyer $12.50 per hour Sub janitor

Audrey Uetrecht $80.00 per day Sub teacher

* Hired Kathy Roggenkamp as Intervention Coordinator as needed.

* Accepted the resignation of Lavelle Smith due to retirement -- effective the end of 2008-09 school year.

* Entered executive session to review contract status/evaluations of employees

Heard Update on the following:

* Evening With the Arts will be Friday, April 3, 6-9. Open to the public.

* Jane Angelhart will be presenting a workshop March 30-April 3. Workshop will focus on oil painting.

* Judge Zimmerman, new juvenile judge, met with our staff to explain his philosophy and to seek input -- we were pleased with his willingness to work with us.

* Reviewed quotes for playground equipment for the small playground. This equipment will be installed this summer.

* Our food service program received an outstanding review by ODE.

* 4th graders were selected to participate in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade.


Connie Schneider


Botkins Local School