By: Daniel Cooley
The Edgerton School Board meeting of April 18 began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the call to order.
All five board members, Lyn Bowsher, Amanda Giesige, Christina Herman, Nick Hug and Robert Siebenaler, were in attendance.
In the first order of business, council accepted the agenda, followed by approval of both the March 14 minutes and the special meeting minutes from March 29.
In the Four County Career Center report from March 16, student Brendan Degryse made a presentation before the board. Degryse is the first Four County student to be accepted into the military.
Also, the Four County business office received an auditor of the state award for its 2021 audit.
In the treasurer’s report, the Four County Board approved of the following: the February meeting minutes; the financial statements, modification and transfer from the general fund; cost sheets, uniform vendors and clubs; OHI worker’s compensation rating program and agreement with Red Rover for absence management and substitute placement service, beginning July 1.
In the superintendent’s report, the Four County Board approved of the following items: the retirement of Gary Hendricks,custodian, effective May 31; a three year contract to Tami Bevins, EMS/state testing supervisor; certified and classified substitutes; nurses aid clinical instructors; a one year contract for Rick Biddle, maintenance, for 2022-23; textbooks; a donation of a Dodge Charger police cruiser to the law enforcement program for the Williams CountySheriff’s Department; Building Trades Senior Carpenter House Project; a Resolution For Bids for the purchase of a school bus; acceptance of bus bid for Rush Truck Centers of Ohio; a contract with Toledo Pediatric Speech Therapy for Speech Services; the resignation of superintendent Tim Meister, effective December 31, 2022 and a contract with NwOESC to conduct a superintendent’s search.
In the school board treasurer’s report, the board approved the financial reports, bills for payment and appropriations for the month of March.
Next, the board approved $9,774 for the Spanish Trip Fund to help offset the students’ nonrefundable deposits because of cancellation of the trip, because of COVID restrictions. The board then approved the four year contract with NBEC for internet services.
In the superintendent’s report, the board approved of the following policies: NEOLA; staff dress; college credit plus program; dress and grooming; weapons (policy 5772); grant funds; cost principles spending federal grants; procurement of federal grants; credit cards use; weapons (policy 7217) and food services.
The superintendent gave commendations to the second quarter honor roll students for grades 4-12 and to the cast, staff and all those involved with the Wizard of Oz play.
Next, the school board approved of Mrs. Kristine Manning, FFA students and chaperones to the state FFA Convention in Columbus, May 5-6 and of Taylor Nickeson and selected choir students to a May 6 trip to Cedar Point for a choir performance.
In the Red Cross Blood Drive on March 18, the staff, students and community collected 44 units. The school board then approved of an agreement for services with an NwOESC mentor for 2022-23.
Next, the school board approved of the following supplemental contracts: Marchetta Caryer, girls varsity basketball and 5-6 grade girls basketball; Nicole White, girls basketball varsity assistant; Brittany Dugan, girls basketball junior varsity; Makayla Smith, junior high girls basketball; Nicole thiel, junior high girls basketball; Brett Grieser, boys varsity basketball and boys 5-6 grade basketball; Chase McClellan, boys junior varsity basketball; Nicholas Archer, freshman boys basketball; Tom Nye varsity wrestling; Rick Herman, varsity wrestling assistant; Mathias Shepler, junior high wrestling.
The board also approved of the following volunteers: Kennedy Flower, girls basketball, Matt Elder. girls basketball and Bryse Batt, wrestling.
Next, the board approved of the current NwOESC sub-lists for paraprofessionals and teachers.
The board then approved of the one year contract for McKayla Swank, kindergarten teacher and the one year contract of Crystal Miller, as assistant technology coordinator for 2022-23.
The board also accepted the resignation of Miller as a third grade teacher, effective at the end of the school year.
The board then approved of Patrick Bowsher, assistant varsity football coach and Bowsher as a volunteer boys basketball coach.
The board also approved the supplemental contracts of Josh Giesige, assistant boys varsity basketball and Emma Siebenaler, junior high volleyball.
The superintendent then reported that prom will be April 30 and gave thank yous to the KiDz Club and the Edgerton Village.
In the senior week events, there is a scheduled outdoor graduation ceremony, with backup plans for indoors.
In the elementary report, the T.I.E.S. program continues meeting on each Wednesday. Also, the mobile dentist visited the elementary school and provided services.
In upcoming events, Donuts with grownups is April 29, Daddy-Daughter Dance May 1; Teacher Appreciation Week May 2; Lego Club for K and first grade and Art Club, May 4; Perfect Attendance Awards May 6; Right to Read Week May 9; School Nurse Day and Kindergartners at Senior Center, May11; Family Literacy Night and third graders at the Wax Museum, May 12; Donuts with grownups, grades 1-2, May 13 and Coir Concert May 15.
In the high school principal report, Cole Meyer was awarded All-Ohio Academic Winter Team, the senior government guest speakers were Mike Thomas, Williams County EMS and Katy Zartman, Williams County Prosecutors.
The high school band went to Disney the week of March 21 and the high school choir performed at a Toledo Walleye game on March 12.
Upcoming events are the prom April 30, Senior Awards Night May 4, Mock Interviews Job Fair May 13, Band and Choir Concert May 15, Four County Recognition May 24 and high school graduation May 29.
The school board then went into executive session.
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