September 2007

The Botkins Board of Education met in regular session on September 12, 2007

The Board took the following actions:

* Approved the minutes of the August 8, 2007, Board meeting.

* Approved the Financial Report by fund

* Reviewed the Investment Report

* Heard committee reports

Audit - District will be undergoing our biennial audit within the next months.

Park Committee - money donated for new shelterhouse

parking problem on the new parking lot

* Approved the following:

Appropriations for the FY2008

$6,756,927.93 (all funds)

* Approved bus routes as presented

* Approved the 8th grade trip to D.C., Oct. 16-21

* Approved the modification of Chad Berning's contract to reflect 45 days due to the 5th quarter grant.

* Hired Sheri Abbott as a substitute for the 07-08 school year.

* Approved the modification of our student discipline policy to state the manner and timeframe in which the appeal of a suspension or expulsion can be made.

* Approved an overnight trip for the FCCLA to attend the Fall Leadership Meeting in Marengo, OH.

* Approved the FFA trip to the National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Oct. 24 - 26.

* Approved the Student Memorial Agreement to transfer funds to the Community Foundation for scholarships.

* Approved the Public Records Policy required by law and appointed Shirley Elsass, Ass't Treas., to attend the training on behalf of the BOE.

* Approved a resolution to bid for a 72-passenger school bus.

* Hired Carolyn Jensvold as the assistant musical director.

* Issued a continuing contract to Jason Liette effective 9-12-07.

* Entered executive session to discuss personnel.

* Heard updates:

According to Dayton Daily News, Botkins Local School ranked 2nd in a 7-county area as overachievers on the local report card.

Reviewed information from the architect concerning the OSFC project and plan to schedule a meeting.

Looked at open enrollment and enrollment data for the 2007-08 school year.


Connie Schneider