October 2013

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on October 9, 2013. The Board took the following actions:

¨ Approved the minutes of the September 11, 2013 Board meeting.

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

¨ Approved the 5-year forecast for the Botkins Local School District as presented.

¨ Approved all Activity Accounts for the Botkins Local School District for the 2013-14 school year.

¨ Approved Connie Schneider as the designated person in the Botkins School District to sign the participation agreement with the recommended electricity supplier by the EPC Utilities Committee.

¨ Approved the agreement and bylaws to supersede and replace WOCO’s current constitution effective July 1, 2014 and authorized the execution of this agreement on behalf of his board.

¨ Moved that transportation to Sidney Christian Academy and Lima Temple Christian is impractical and the Board will pay parents in lieu of providing such services.

¨ Adopted the Resolution declaring it necessary to levy a renewal tax and requesting the county auditor to certify matters in connection with a proposed tax levy.

¨ Approved that the accumulated leave plan is for all employees age 55 or older in the year of retirement and with a severance amount greater than $3,000.

¨ Reviewed the pictures of the gym roof depicting the slope. It is a 2’ slope.

¨ Reviewed the information on the LRC and the scores for District Typology. We were above expected performance based on demographic and geographic characteristics.

¨ Reviewed possible changes to the Washington, DC trip in light of the government shutdown.

¨ Reviewed information on the P.I. levy renewal.

¨ Learned we have been selected to be a pilot for the Kindergarten readiness test. Gina and Ashlee are working on this.

¨ Learned we received $49,431 in REAP funds. This supplements the CCIP-Title grants.

¨ Reviewed open enrollment numbers and learned we are up about 35 students.

¨ Learned we applied to have the Army National Guard help us with the move slated to happen December 13, 2014.

¨ We will be applying for Straight A funds for a gifted center.

¨ Learned we will be applying for an Emergency Communication System-MARCS Radio. Will attempt to apply for security door system. We will install on gym doors.

¨ Reviewed a proposal calendar for 2014-15 school year. We will shut down for a period for the move in to the new building.

¨ Building Updates:

o We reviewed the landscaping for the project.

o Bidding for remainder of the project will be done by electronic bidding.

o Reviewed location of the sign for the new building. We will have a 2 sided sign.

o Still trying to locate the leak in the water line. It is along the East property line.

o A change order will be issued on building enclosure.

o Reviewed the roof.

o Heard from Gander. There is asbestos in the glue on floor tile. Will need to be removed. Will need to look at caulking in windows.

o There is temporary lighting and power inside.


Connie Schneider


Botkins Local School