May 2010

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on May 12, 2010.

Hearing of the Public-

Audrey Gutman spoke on behalf of the Community Club -- request was made for the use of the lobby for a ping-pong tournament.

The Community Club would like to gauge community support for parking on Cole Field.

Nancy Solosie - Presented an award of excellence for EF exchange program.

Parents/students were in attendance to discuss girls' soccer coaching.

* Heard and approved the treasurer's report and fund balances.

* Reviewed the SERS change to recoup funds so that payments are current. There has been a 6-month lag in paying in SERS. We have opted to pay this over 6 years.

* Reviewed, updated, and approved the 5-year forecast.

* Moved to transfer $45,000 to the severance account.

* Learned the following:

1) Progress is being made at the park with the first level of the track.

2) 18 local scholarships will be awarded.

* Approved the following overnight trips:

FCCLA National Convention July 2-8

Boys' Basketball June 21 and 22

Volleyball July 22-24

* Approved Resolutions of Commendation for--

Kurt Egbert - FFA - 1st in State

General Livestock Team - 4th in State

Kurt Egbert, Jordan Fledderjohann, Dylan Newman, and Logan Russell(7th overall in state)

FCCLA Jr. Parli Pro Team - gold rating at State Convention/National Qualifier -- Casie Bergman, Heather Brown, Colleen Greve,

Alex Hanby, Caitlin Lane, Colleen Maurer, Claire McCullough, Logan Pitts

Mortan Walker - Interior Deisgn - qualified for National FCCLA Competition

* Approved donations - $25 to Scholarship fund in memory of Jenny Degen and $2000 from Shelby Shooters

* Accepted the resignation of Harold Poppe due to retirement effective May 31.

* Hired the following personnel for summer custodial/tech aides--

Custodial - Graham Counts, Justin Schwartz, Erin Schnippel, Brooke McGowan, Josh Schwartz, Morgan Fullenkamp at $7.30 per hour

Tech Aides - John Haehn and Andrew Hruska at $7.30 per hour

* Entered Executive Session to discuss personnel

* Accepted the bid of Buehler Asphalt for the resurfacing of the north parking lot of $21,268

* Heard the following updates:

Erica Scully - Plug Into Books

Jen Holtzapple and Sybil Koenig - Enhancing Math Through Manipulatives

Lisa Kindelin - RO-Botkins - Biomedical Robotics

Amy Landis - Virtual Iditarod and Cross Country Adventure

* Graduation is Sunday, May 30

* We received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

* Counter complaint with Boomerang Rubber to reduce their tax liability.

* We applied for Round 2 of RTTT

* Am meeting with Grand Lake personnel to set up a partnership._


Connie Schneider, Superintendent

Botkins Local School