May 2016

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on May 9, 2016. The Board took the following actions:

The elementary staff consisting of Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Steinke, Mr. Christman, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Koeing presented information on the Balanced Literacy program and its impact on the elementary ELA.

Mr. Berryman and the Robotkins team did a presentation on the gifted Robotkins Program.

Approved the minutes of the April 13, 2016 Board of Education regular meeting.

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

Approved to amend the Certificate of Estimated Resources, make supplemental Appropriations as presented.

Approved the amended 5-year forecast as presented by the Treasurer.

Approved a $10,000 transfer from the General Fund to the Severance fund.

Approved a $72,000 transfer from the General Fund to the Textbook set-aside fund.

Approved a $324,352 transfer from the Debt Service fund (fund 002-0000) to the LFI fund (fund 004-999A) and a $25,390 advance from the General Fund to the LFI (fund 004-999A).

Approved a $10,000 transfer from the General Fund to the Permanent Improvement fund.

Approved a $100,000 transfer from the General Fund to the Permanent Improvement fund.

Approved a $75,415 transfer from the General Fund to the new Classroom maintenance fund (fund 034-9012).

Heard from all Committees:

o Buildings and Maintenance –

o Finance & Audit

o Negotiations

o Foundation

o Park Board

o Technology


o Louise Sheets

o Boosters

Approved to enter executive session to discuss employment of personnel.

Approved to hire personnel for supplemental contracts for the 2016-17 school year at a salary to be determined as presented:

o Approved the hire of Kelsey Borgert on a 1 year contract and a per-diem for May and June – School Nutrition Director

o Christina Paul as an Intervention Specialist on a 1 year limited contract for the 2016-17 school year.

Approved to hire certified staff members as presented:

o Teachers hired for 1-year contract

o Allison Bruns

o Katie Hottle

o Andrea Jones (part-time)

o Norman Leugers

Teachers hired for 3-year contract

Rachel Gregg (part-time/guidance)

Jane Hough

Ashleigh Ratermann

Maria Westgerdes

Approved the hiring of the following classified staff members for the contracts as presented:

Hired on a 1-year contract

Phil Snider

Ann McCafferty

Hired on a 2-year contract

Jeanie Bergman

Connie Greve (PT Janitor)

Billie Homan (PT Social Worker/PT Aide)

Drew Kreitzer

Kayla Sherman

Chad Steinke

Brenda Tennant

Susan Covelli

Jane Fullenkamp

Approved to hire the following staff members:

Hired on a 3-year contract

Ryan Loy-July 2019

Hired on a 2-year contract

Mick Jones-July 2018

Hired on a 5-year contract

Jody Jones-July 2021

Approved a 2-year contract for the AD:

Hired Brad Bergman for a 2 year-July 2018

Approved Jeff McPheron’s contract

Approved the hiring of summer seasonal workers:

Nicholas Fischio

Jared Goubeaux

Taira Greve

Janell Greve

Xavier Pax

Approved the hiring of the following personnel:

Linda Williams, Substitute bus driver

Brad Bergman, Girls Youth Basketball Coordinator

Approved that Botkins Local School will not provide students in grades 7 & 8 with CTE for 2016-17 school year and will apply for a CTE waiver.

Approved overnight trips for the following:

FFA: Ohio FFA Camp: June 6-10, 2016

FFA: Appaloosa Youth Association and American Junior Horse Assoc. in Ft. Worth, TX June 30-July 3, 2016

Volleyball: Volleyball team to tournament in Maumee Bay, July 14-16, 2016

Boys Soccer: Boys Soccer Camp at Ohio Dominican July 18-20, 2016

FCCLA: Parliamentary Procedure Team-FCCLA National Convention in San Diego, CA -July 3-7, 2016

Basketball: Boys basketball camp in Findlay, Ohio - June 17-June 19, 2016

Approved to adopt the following Resolution of Commendations:

SSA Women’s Choir: Excellent rating at State

FCCLA: 1st at State in Parli-Pro, Jr.-National Qualifier

FFA: General Livestock Judging Team: Placed 5th in State-National Qualifier

FFA: General Livestock Judging: Micah Smock placed 2nd

FFA: General Livestock Judging: Josh Miller placed 3rd

FFA: Equine Judging Team: Placed 2nd in State

FFA: Equine Judging: Madeline Okuley placed 1st in State

Approved from the class of 2018 a donation of $1,026.00 in memory of Carolina Meyer for the BEES.

Accepted the resignation of Jason Christman.


Graduation is Sunday, May 29, at 2:00 PM. Please plan to be here at 1:30.

Lights have been installed at the athletic complex. We have them set to work off of a


Cameras have been installed at the athletic complex.

All landscaping work continues to be worked on.

New 30-passenger bus is in and has been used. Drivers all like the bus.

Parking lot has been restriped last weekend.