May 2021

The BOE met on May 12th for the regular board meeting and took the following actions:

  • Approved the minutes of the April 13, 2021, regular board meeting.

  • Approved the Treasurer's report by fund, general fund activity, the Investment report, and cash balance report as presented.

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

  • Approved a contract with Carol Riggle for the FY 2021 Modified Cash Basis/OCBOA Reports at a cost of $2000.

  • Entered executive session at 7:28 to consider the employment, appointment, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official.

  • Left executive session at 8:29.

  • Hired the following personnel for the 2021-22 school year for supplemental contracts at salaries to be determined:

Chris Abke - Adult Volunteer Coordinator

Chad Berning - Freshman Class Advisor

Stacy Braun - Senior Class Advisor

Stacy Braun - RESA Mentor

Sara Brown - Veterans Day Coordinator

Susan Covelli - JH Concession Stand Coordinator

Susan Covelli - HS Concession Stand Coordinator

Brittany Gross - Yearbook Advisor

Phil Groves - Sophomore Class Advisor

Melissa Grunden - Show Choir Director

Melissa Grunden - HS/JH Solo and Ensemble

Melissa Grunden - Sophomore Class Advisor

Melissa Grunden - Music Unlimited

Ryan Gutman - 8th Grade Advisor

Jena Holtkamp - Freshman Class Advisor

Sybil Koenig - RESA Monitor

Gerald Lenhart - Drivers Education Instructor

Jason Liette - 7th Grade Advisor

Jason Liette - RESA Monitor

Ryan Loy - Student Council Advisor

Ryan Loy - Winter Activities Director

Laura Mack - 8th Grade Advisor

Laura Mack - National Honor Society-1/2

Patty Mack - Musical Assistant Director

Jeff McPheron - Fall Activities Director

Paula Owen - Musical Director

Paula Owen - HS/JH Solo and Ensemble

Paula Owen - Pep Band

Tom Platfoot - Junior Class Advisor (1.5%)

Tom Platfoot - Junior Class Prom Advisor (1%)

Jeremy Pleiman - Publicity Agent

Jeremy Pleiman - 7th Grade Advisor

Lynn Pleiman - Academia Team

Lynn Pleiman - Senior Class Advisor

Lynn Pleiman - FTA Advisor

Keith Puschel - Senior Commencement

Keith Puschel - Musical Assistant - Lighting/Technology

Ashleigh Ratermann - Recycling Coordinator

Ashleigh Ratermann - National Honor Society-1/2

Olivia Schneider - Musical Assistant Director

Lavelle Smith - Training Manager/Drivers Education Instructor

Bryan Trego - Junior Class Advisor (1.5%)

Bryan Trego - Junior Class Prom Advisor (1%)

Bryan Trego - Athletics Facilities Manager

Katie Watercutter - Veterans Day Coordinator

Bobbie Young - RoBotkins

Tony Arnold - Coed Varsity & JH Cross Country Assistant Coach

Sarah Bergman - JH Girls Basketball Coach

Sarah Bergman - JV Volleyball Coach

Sara Brown - 7th Grade Volleyball Coach

Travis Dietz - Girls Golf

Brittany Gross - Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Phil Groves - Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Ryan Gutman - Coed Varsity & JH Cross Country Coach

Kevin Lynch - Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

Gavrielle Mann - Head Swimming Coach

Brett Meyer - Boys Golf

Brett Meyer - Boys JV Golf

Tom Platfoot - JH Girls Basketball Coach

Ashleigh Ratermann - 8th Grade Volleyball Coach

Kaci Schmerge - High School Cheerleader Advisor

Logan Watercutter - Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach

Elizabeth Will - JH Cheerleader Advisor

  • Hired the following certified staff members for the contracts as presented: Teachers eligible for a 3-year contract-Erin Hayes, Paula Owen, and Bryan Trego; Teacher eligible for a Continuing contract-Katherine Watercutter.

  • Hired the following classified staff members for the contracts as presented: Eligible for a 1-year contract-Lori Kramer; Eligible for a 2-year contract-Jill Kreitzer, Beth White, Ann McCafferty, Jayme McCullough, Mike Free, Phil Snider; Eligible for a continuing contract-Susan Covelli.

  • Hired the following administrative staff members for the contracts as presented: Eligible for a 3-year contract-Annette Hensley, Mick Jones, Brad Bergman.

  • Hired the following personnel: Business Education Teacher-Brittany Gross; 2nd Grade Teacher-Gavrielle Mann

  • Hired the following personnel as summer school coordinator and tutors: Summer School Coordinator/Tutor-Rob Berryman; Tutors-Karinne Lotz, Kristina Paul, Raquel Brown, Becky Walters, Ashleigh Ratermann; Summer School tutor (through the MRESC)-Erin Maier

  • Hired the following students as seasonal summer help: Keegan Thorpe, Elijah VanBrocklin, Makenna Maurer

  • Approved that Botkins Local School will not provide students in grades 7 & 8 with CTE for the 2021-22 school year and will apply for a CTE waiver.

  • Accepted donations from the following: $100 from Bornhorst Printing Co. to be used for Cole Field, Anonymous donation of $50 to be used for Cole Field, $1000 from First National Bank to be used for scholarships, $300 from Susan Schneider to be used for the Gary Schneider Memorial Scholarship, $176.50 from Kona Ice to be used for the Cross Country/Track Fund.

  • Approved the agreement with the Botkins Federation of Teachers for new contract language, salary, and benefits as presented.

  • Hired Brad Bergman as the 2020-21 Youth League Basketball Coordinator.

  • Approved the boys and girls basketball programs overnight trips to team camps during June 2021.

  • Granted a 1% increase to classified and administrative staff.