May 2008

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on May 13, 2008.

The Board took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the April 9 regular meeting and April 30 special meeting.

* Heard the financial report

Discussed the 5-year forecast. Amended the 5-year forecast to reflect changes.

* Heard Committee Reports

Finance Audit - Reviewed the audit - we received an excellent audit.

Buildings - learned that the playground equipment on the small playground will need to be replaced due to noncompliance with safety standards.

* Negotiations are scheduled to begin

* Learned that we received Louise Sheets grant money to replace stage curtains.

* Learned that etech approved all 3-year Tech Plan.

* Approved the following overnight trips:

Soccer - July 25-27 Jamestown Greenview

Boys Basketball - June 20-22 Findlay Camp

Girls Basketball - June 27-29 Madeira Shootout

* Accepted the resignation of Mark Roggenkamp as teacher, effective May 31, 2008.

* Hired Ryan Gutman as the 7-12 math teacher on a 1-year contract for the 2008-09 school year.

* Hired the following summer help:

Tina Cartwright - summer painter $8.50

John Haehn - Tech Aide $7.00

Summer janitors were hired:

Jared Boyd $7.00

Miguel Rodriguez $7.00

Evan Maurer $7.00

Jordan Paul $6.85

Graham Counts $7.00

Travis Dietz $6.85

* Approved the following donations:

$100 donation from Brown Industrial for baseball

$200 donation from Cargill for library needs

$2600 from the ABC's for elementary teachers

* Heard updates on the following:

Health Inspection went well - we will receive a written report within 30 days.

We received four Copeland grants ($2000)

Krista Meyer STOP the Violence

Fred Schmerge/Janice Locker Making a Difference Using Pair-It Books

Luanne Powell Enhancing Rading Using Hands-On Manipulatives

Michele Meyer B.E.A.R. With Me!

Summer school will be June/July

* Adjourned

Connie Schneider

Superintendent

Botkins Local School