NUMBERS … Fulton County Auditor Brett Kolb passed out packets with nexus values and tax information to answer any questions from Archbold Board of Education. (PHOTO BY LINDSAY PHILLIPS, STAFF)
By: Lindsay Phillips
Archbold Board of Education began their meeting on Monday, August 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order followed by a roll call and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes from the June 20th regular meeting and the August 1st special meeting were approved by the board, along with financial reports from June and July.
Elementary Principal, Mrs. Andrea Thiel, started off the educational reports. Thiel first shared the playground needs one more supervisor as they only have one currently and are looking at interviews within the week.
Principal Thiel stated, “I just want to take a minute to thank everyone for answering all the rookies’ questions and being so supportive and making me feel welcome.”
Archbold Middle School Principal, Mr. Matt Shields was next to give his report. Shields shared, “I really appreciate the maintenance and tech crew for all they’ve done moving classrooms around, they’ve done a great job and I’m confident everything will be ready for the first day school.”
Shields shared the parking lot has been recently marked with signs to prevent confusion on where to park. Mr. Shields also shared that the middle school numbers are up, with over 100 kids in the fifth thru eighth grade classes.
The high school will have three new classes, including a nutrition course, a cooking class, and an intro to photography. Along with new classes the building is receiving a few small updates, including the doors being painted navy blue by the maintenance staff.
High school principal, Mr. Royal Short, shared, “The building updates look great, I’d like to thank the summer help, they were out there and painted the concession stand.”
Short also shared this year homecoming will be two weeks earlier, usually they have the dance on the second week of October but this year it will be the third week of September.
Curriculum Director, Mrs. Michele Bagrowski updated the board on the Resident Educator Mentor for the upcoming school year. She shared the original four-year program, beginning for the 2023-2024 school year will change to a two-year program.
Bagrowski said, “At this time we are not sure what is going to happen with the people who were in the four-year program, whether they will be grandfathered into the two year or not.”
The Archbold Rocks program is still up in the air on whether it will continue this year due to the uncertainty of receiving the grant again or not for the program.
Superintendent Jayson Selgo began his report by welcoming the new staff members Emily Williams and Kiersten Smith to the school district.
Emily began as the EMIS Coordinator and District Registration Clerk on August 1st and Kiersten will serve as a playground aide.
Selgo shared, “Thank you to Gerken Paving for their work on the high school parking lot.” Beamont Heating and Cooling are continuing to make progress on the HVAC project installing air conditioning in the high school gym.
Bodec Fiber Glassing and Roofing is scheduled to replace one section of the elementary school’s roof and will prioritize a section in the high school for next summer’s projects.
Fulton County Auditor Brett Kolb was a guest at the meeting to have a financial discussion with the board regarding the Nexus and Rover pipelines.
The following items were approved by the board of education:
- bus routes for the 2022-2023 school year.
- A $100 anonymous donation to the district.
- A $400 donation from Archbold Athletic Boosters for Cheerleading
- Healthcare Processing Consulting Service Agreement of $5,000 to facilitate the Medicaid School Program for the 2022-2023 School Year.
- The annual report requirement to the purchase of Commercial Paper and Banker Acceptances, per ORC 135.142.
- The transportation contract between Archbold Board of Education and David and Molly Short.
- The 2022-2023 Wood County Juvenile Detention Center Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio agreement.
- The paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.
- List of certified bus/van drivers for the 2022-2023 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.
- The resignation of Mary Hall as a bus driver, effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
- A one-year contract for Kiersten Smith as elementary playground aide for the 2022-23 school year.
- A one-year contract for Linda Riegsecker as middle school cashier for the 2022-23 school year.
- A one-year contract for Curt Bowerman as a classified substitute for the 2022-23 school year.
- The following one-year contract for Resident Educator Mentor for the 2022-2023 school year:
- The substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.
Jeremy Hurst was appointed as delegate and Tyson Stuckey as alternate for the 2022 OSBA Annual Business Meeting.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 6:03 p.m.
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