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 Park Board
o Louise Sheets
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)
Approved the hiring of the following classified staff members for the contracts as presented:
Hired on a 1-year contract
Hired on a 2-year contract
Connie Greve (PT Janitor)
Billie Homan (PT Social Worker/PT Aide)
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:
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.