By: Jacob Kessler
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Evergreen Board of Education held their meeting on Monday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the approval of minutes from the October 16th meeting. The board then proceeded to review the October Financial Report.
Items discussed in relation to the financial report included income tax collection, an updated five-year forecast, a list of donations, grants, and transfers for approval, new board policy documents given to coaches, and a financial summary. The financial report was then approved along with the following agreement.
An Auxiliary Services Agreement with the Educational Services Center of Lake Erie West for the 2023-2024 school year in the amount of $90,698.40, for personnel for the benefit of Holy Trinity School, and to amend resources and modify appropriations accordingly.
Items as part of the Personnel Consent Agenda were approved next, followed by the following additional items.
An increase to the district substitute pay rate for bus drivers to $19.49 per hour, from $16.75 per hour. An overnight trip for Evergreen FFA members to attend the FFA Mission/Impact Conference in Dublin, Ohio, and an overnight trip for the Evergreen wrestling team to attend the Great Crossing Wrestling Tournament in Georgetown, Kentucky.
An international trip for Evergreen students to travel to San Juan and Fajardo, Puerto Rico for an immersive experience in the Spanish language and culture.
A service agreement approved by the Evergreen Local Board of Education to enter a Day Treatment-Purchase Service Agreement with A&G Education Services LLC, a special needs Education Company for the sole purpose of providing educational services in accordance with placement at the SOAR Program. Student placements will be at a per diem rate of $65.00 per student.
A district update was then given by Superintendent Smola, which included the need for a full-time nurse. It was stated a full-time nurse would be beneficial on campus as they would be on-site for all five days of the week, instead of just two days of the week. Approval was then sought out for the 2024-2025 school calendar, with most everything staying the same with one added staff training day.
This will be looked at again in the next meeting with public comments and feedback being welcomed.
Updates were then given by administrative staff members before the board entered into executive session at 6:48 p.m. Upon the board’s return, the meeting was adjourned.