By: Daniel Cooley
The Edgerton School Board meeting of June 27 began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by roll call. All five board members, Lyn Bowsher, Amanda Giesige, Christine Herman, Nick Hug and Robert Siebenaler, were present.
In the first order of business, the board accepted the agenda for June 27 and also accepted the May 16 meeting minutes.
Next, treasurer Bill Blakely reported that they had moved the money from checking to a preferred Star Ohio account.
The school board then approved of the financial report regarding bills for payment, establishing resource modifications for May and some investments.
The investments were Star Ohio, Premier Bank CD, Premier Bank Money Market, Red Tree and State Bank CD.
Next, the school board approved the final appropriation and estimated resources for the 2022 fiscal year, with the amended certificate.
The school board then approved the temporary appropriations for 2023 and then submitted it to the county auditor.
In more treasury items, the board approved the following funds for temporary appropriations for 2023, at 80% of the actual expenditures for 2022: general fund, food service fund, uniform school supply, public support, district managed school activity, bond retirement, permanent improvement, construction projects, OSFC construction project, classroom facilities maintenance and student managed activities.
The school board then approved carry-over projects for temporary appropriations for 2023, at 100% of 2021 available grant allocation balance: ESSERS II, ESSERS ARP, Title I (20221-22), Rural Education Achievement (2021-22) and Title IV; a student support and academic enrichment for 2022.
Next, the school board approved projects for temporary appropriations for 2023, at 100% of available grant allocations: auxiliary service, special education Idea-B, Title I, Title IV and rural education achievement.
The board then approved the creation of funds for the following: the class of 2028, auxiliary service (2023), special education Idea-B (2023), Title I (2023), Title IV 2023) and Rural Education Achievement.
Finally, the board approved district liability coverage with SORSA. from July 1, 2022-July 1, 2023.
Under the superintendent’s report from Kermit Riehle, the board approved of the second reading for the athletic handbook, pass list and physical packet and also approved of a two-year contract with Studio 34 Photography.
Riehle also commended all the fourth quarter students who made the honor roll from grades 7-12 and from Four County.
The board then approved a quote from Kevin Etcher of $16,000 for painting the annex walls and ceiling.
The board then approved of the following: the faculty handbook and student handbook for grades K-6 and 7-12; the NwOESC Mentor Program for 2022-23 and the education agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center, through June 30,2023.
Next, the board approved a bid from Hill Asphalt for $23,380.46 for out district parking lot sealing.
The board then approved of the memorandum of Understanding for Hosting of Defiance College Teacher education candidates, through June 30, 2023.
Next, the board approved of the following personnel moves: Alissa Potorell as a substitute teacher; accepted the resignation of junior varsity girls basketball coach Nicole White; the resignation of varsity assistant girls basketball coach Brittany Drugan; accepted the resignation of special education van driver and cafeteria worker Connie Flegal and accepted the hiring of Amie Lower and Dare Shufelt as summer workers.
In addition, renovations at the Middle School are underway and are reportedly going well.
Next, the board approved of numerous supplemental contracts: Brittany Drugan, girls junior varsity girls basketball coach; Brian Striver, junior high boys basketball; Jason Zumbaugh, varsity track; Chase McClellan, Ashlie Grieser and John Michael, assistant varsity track coaches; Krista Pahl and Jayma Hug, junior high track; Michael Gilliland, varsity baseball; Marchetta Caryer, varsity softball; Krista Pahl and Jayma Hugh, junior high track; Michael Gilliland, varsity softball; Marchetta Caryer, varsity softball; Brody Flegal, summer strength coach; Erica Wehri, varsity cheer; Shanea Herman, mat maids advisor; Keith Merillat, athletic director; Michael Gilliland, junior high athletic director; Olivia Schaffner, freshman class advisor; Macie Schroeder, senior class advisor; Jawn Merillat and Krista Pahl, co-junior class advisor, senior class advisor and language club advisor; Nora Jackson, musical advisor; Angella Burklo, junior high science club advisor; Olivia Schaffner, national honor society advisor; Jenni Heisler, future education of America; Olivia Schaffner, scholastic quiz bowl advisor; Wendy Rice, elementary quiz bowl advisor; Seth Schroeder, senior high school quiz bowl advisor; Tracy Rendleman, mentor program.
The board then approved volunteer coaches Cole Meyer, cross country; Colin Gary, football; Clayton Flegal, football and Ally Cape, girls basketball.
Next, the board approved a one-year contract for Gabrielle Keller, third grade teacher; a one-year contract for Megan Davis, kindergarten teacher and approved an updated salary schedule for RTI staff member Julie Eitneiar, Step 3.
Next, the board approved of the hiring of Faith Herman as a varsity assistant girls basketball coach and a volunteer for track and accepted the resignation of Christine Herman (pictured) as a board member, effective July 31.
With Herman’s resignation, the treasurer is directed to notify the news media that all interested applicants need to submit a notice of interest to the Board of Education President before July 13.
Elementary principal Brett Grieser then gave a report. He stated that the year was completed with awards and graduation ceremonies. In other events, Nurse Tracy organized a health walk on May 20; the Right to Read Week was celebrated; students who met their reading goals earned a ticket to a Ft. Wayne TinCaps baseball game and three students earned honors from the principal for PTO fundraising.
In other events, the leadership skills group constructed a wax museum of their favorite historical figures. Paws-i-tive referrals, staff shout outs and TEAM gatherings took place over the final weeks of school.
Scheduled elementary events over the summer are summer reading, July 11-August 11 on Mondays through Thursdays; a TEAM gathering for the new staff cookout on August 2, kindergarten orientation August 11 at 5:30 p.m. and district open house on August 15, from 5-7 p.m.
In the high school principal report, Ben Wilhelm stated that Carter Herman competed at the OHSAA state track meet; senior week took place May 23-26 and senior graduation took place on May 29.
Also, in the Leadership Skills meeting, mock interviews and a job fair took place on May 12. In upcoming events, fall sports begin on August 1, teacher workdays will be August 15 and 16 and the school year begins on August 17.
The school board then went into executive session.
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