Edgerton School Board Approves New Fence For The Elementary Playground

The Edgerton School Board held their meeting on Monday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call. The board then moved to approve the current agenda followed by the previous meetings minutes.

Next, the board heard a report from the treasurer before moving on to recommendations from the Superintendent. The following recommendations were approved.

A recommendation to extend the education of Luisa Rudersdorf, an exchange student through ICES USA Exchange Program, through the 2021-2022 school year with host parents Mark and Erin Gerschutz.

A recommendation to approve the attendance of Kristine Manning and selected students to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 27th through the 30th of 2021.

A recommendation to accept a quote from R & C Fencing in the amount of $1,850.00 for fencing on the North side of the elementary school playground.

A recommendation to accept a quote in the amount of $3,615.00 from Elite Door & Security LLC, from Bryan, Ohio for key changes in the annex building. A recommendation with Community Memorial Hospital of Hicksville for the athlete trainer services at a rate of $5,000 for the athletic season, for a total of $15,000 for the school year.

A recommendation for an OTES 2.0 memorandum of understanding with the Edgerton Education Association. The recommendation to accept three opening bids for the Central Office Annex renovation project was rejected. The quotes had come in approximately forty percent above the budgeted cost set by the architect.

The board then voted to allow a donation to be made to the Edgerton Athletic Department. The donation is to go to the football field and is an American Flag which came from The American Legion J.D. Post #10.

The board then moved to approve several recommendations regarding school personnel. The board then moved to hear a report from the Superintendent. The Superintendent stated that he has publicly gone on record to oppose any residential tax abatement with the Edgerton Village.

He went on to state that the abatement would have a lasting detrimental financial effect on the school district.

The Board of Education, Superintendent, and Treasurer will be attending the professional development event in November just like in years past. Plans for Leader in Me House Flags is in process and will go into production soon.

The board was informed that due to embezzlement of funds at the PATH academy, local school districts are eligible for restitution of public funds invested in school educational services between 2014 and 2018.

A COVID-19 update was given with the result being that the district stands at 7 confirmed positive cases between staff and students.

It was also stated that in cooperation with the Edgerton Village, information is being gathered from Edgerton families to address the need for additional and reconstructed sidewalks as students travel to and from school, whether it be walking or riding bikes.

The board then heard reports from the school’s principals before having an opportunity to enter into executive session. Afterwards, the board moved to adjourn for the evening.


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