Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call and acceptance of agenda at the November 21, 2022 Edgerton School Board meeting, the board approved these items:
-Minutes of October 24, 2022 meeting
-General fund revenue and expenses comparison to last year
-Food service analysis
-CD’s at Hicksville Bank and overall interest rate trends
-Income tax collections
-Continued CRA discussion and the true effect on Edgerton Local Schools.
Other Recommendations that were approved included the financial reports, bills for payment, appropriation and estimated modifications for the month of October and investments as well as the November 2022 Five-year Forecast.
Recommendations from the superintendent were approved, including:
-First quarter honor roll
-2022 National Honor Society Inductees were commended – Alaina Beavers, Carter Herman, Owen Roth, Alexis Vermillion, Clara Gerschutz, Caytlin Lucas, Kennedy Stuut, Anna Vermillian, Lola Giesige, Ella Miler, Kayt Timbrook and McKenna Warner
-Blood Drive – students, staff and community members gave 32 units, potentially saving 96 lives
-Resolution to participate and authorize META to advertise and receive bids on Board’s behalf as per specifications submitted for the cooperative purchase of a conventional school bus, Purchase of a 72-passenger bus gas Bluebird bus, in the amount of $110,905.00. This cost has increased by approximately $15K in the last 2 years. We have been purchasing a bus every other year for some time now with Permanent improvement dollars. No dollars from the General Fund.
-Approved a $5000 grant from the NRA. These dollars cover the expense of the ASM(Armed Staff Members) program equipment and training supply needs.
-Approved request to name the Edgerton Local Schools softball field, Sharon Shaffer Field, per board policy 7250
In Personnel Recommendations, the following were approved:
-Non-renewal of 2022 fall supplemental contracts (annual action)
-Mathias Shepler’s resignation as JH wrestling coach, effective immediately.
-Ben Brown as JH Wrestling Coach for 2022-2023 school year, supplemental contract.
-Peggy Harvey as a substitute aide in the cafeteria.
-Current NwOESC sub lists
-Traci Suchocki’s resignation as a cafeteria aide, but will continue as Micro-Bus aide, transporting special needs students to IEC and Archbold.
-Jacob Carpenter as bus driver for 23-23 school year, and Tom Hall as substitute bus driver for 23-24 school year.
-One Year contract for Junior Puente for the balance of 22-23 as a part time 4 hour custodian at the rate of $15.82 per hour, with 10-years-experience.
Superintendent Kermit Riehle plans to use the Ohio Facility Commission (OFCC) Safety Grant, in the amount of $100,000 in the following ways: Inner communication between Annex and the Main Campus – Appx. $15,000, Public Address, Fire Alarms, and Security; Telephone Upgrade- 911 mandate – Replacing all district telephones (75) with phones with 911 capability, as it is now mandated by the state that law enforcement can identify what phone site the call originated from, Appx. $25,000; The BOOT device from THE LOCKOUT COMPANY – This is a security device that is installed at the inside base of every classroom and office door, securing all those inside from an intruder, $41,000.
The company has been invited to demonstrate the product at the December school board meeting; The remaining dollars will be considered as needed, potentially an upgrade to ballistic film on exterior doors, windows, and interior office doors.
Riehle also announced that on December 10, 2022, Edgerton Local Schools will be the privileged host of the Williams County Special Olympics Basketball Night.
The evening will begin at 7 pm, which will include the introduction of all 4 teams and cheerleaders, but most notably, the retirement of Stevie Kimpel’s jersey.
Other items included:
-2022 Capital Conference report
-Congratulations to all fall athletes and coaches for “outstanding success.”
-Thank you to all who were involved in the Veteran Day Program
Principal Brett Grieser shared that the students and staff at Edgerton Elementary “continue to do great things each and every day.”
The Elementary Quiz Bowl tournament was held on October 25 and their team competed in it.
Grandparents Day was a huge success with a tremendous turnout. “Bulldog’s Best, Bulldog Fridays and Paws-i-tive Referrals continue to lead the way.”
Important dates that were shared:
-November 29 Girls Mini Dogs play at halftime of varsity basketball game
-November 30 LEGO Club K&1
-December 7 Art Club
-December 7 LEGO Club 2&3; 2 hour delay for Professional Development
-December 9 Perfect attendance treats
-December 10 Shop with a Cop
-December 12 Santa Shop Week; Elementary Christmas Program
-December 14 Art Club; LEGO Club 4&5; 2nd Grade sings at Senior Center; District Staff Christmas Potluck
-December 16 Bulldog Best at 8 a.m.
Principal Ben Wilhelm showed pictures from the National Honor Society induction and their Blood Drive, as well.
The Canned Food Drive from October 31- November 4 went well and brought in plenty.
Pictures were also shown of the Senior Local History Tour on November 8; the EHS 2022 Speech and Debate Team; EHS Quiz Team who were Williams County Champions on November 15; EHS student artwork around the school; and the Four County visit on October 26.
Upcoming events from the High School that were mentioned included:
-November 25 Boys Basketball game at Bryan
-November 23-28 Thanksgiving Break
-December 3 Wrestling @Ironhorse Duals at 10 a.m.
-December 7 2-hour delay for Professional Development
The December Board meeting has a slight change from the normal and is scheduled for December 19, 2022 at 5 p.m., not 6 as usual.