October 2007

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on October 10, 2007.

The Board took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the September 12, 2007, Board meeting.

* Approved the financial report.

* Heard Committee Reports:

Buildings & Maintenance - OSFC meeting

Oct. 25 - 10:00 -- Fanning & Howey will attend

Park Board - annual submission of applications for workers for maintenance

Pool Committee - closing and beginning

Oct. 28 - 5:00 P.M. - prizes - Airstream Raffle

Louise Sheets - committee met

Main board will make final decision

Recommendation to save some dollars

Boosters - Buckeye Bash - Nov. 17

Meet the Team Night - Nov. 9

* Approved 5-year forecast

Cash balance - is declining

will need to consider operating funds -

will be flat -

FY 08 - $774,184

FY 09 - $469,181

FY 10 - $ 16,984

Additional expenses of $250,000 this year

* Approved all Activity Fund accounts for the 2007-08 school year.

* Approved a commendation for the Golf Team and District Qualifiers and

Travis Dietz State Qualifier

* Approval of board policy as presented.

* Hired Doug Short, Alan Russell as substitute teachers and Scott Bayless as a tutor.

* Approved membership in Chamber of Commerce for the 08 calendar year at a rate of $82.50

* Approved the overnight trip of FCCLA to Buffalo, New York, for the Cluster Meeting.

* Entered executive session to discuss student disipline.

* Heard updates on the following:

- OSBA Capital Conference

- Learned we received $44,882 in federal monies for REAP grant

- Reviewed the breakdown of OE numbers

- Reviewed the State Report Card.

* Adjourned

Connie Schneider

Superintendent