MILLCREEK-WEST UNITY BOARD OF EDUCATION: Board OKs Advertising For Bids To Construct New Gymnasium

At 6 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, the Board of Education for Millcreek-West Unity Local Schools, met for the Organizational meeting, followed immediately with their regular monthly meeting.

The Oath of Office was given to Brian Wieland, Randy Mahlman and David Chester. Heather Jones was voted President for 2022 and Brian Wieland as Vice President.

The following agenda items were approved:

-Establish Board of Ed. Service Fund in the amount of $3000
-Meeting Day, Time and Location for 2022 were set at the Second Monday of each month (except for April 18, June 27, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Dec.19) at 6 p.m. in the school library

-Board Compensation – salary $100 per meeting with sixteen meetings in 2022.

-Designate Interest earned from funds to the General Fund and interest returned to fund of origin

-Legislative Liaison is Randy Mahlman

-Steve Riley and Laurie Worline as Superintendent Pro-Tem for 2022

– Committee Appointments are: Brian Wieland and Randy Mahlman to Facilities/Technology; Sarah Carothers and Heather Jones to Audit Committee (will serve with Treasurer and Superintendent); Board President, treasurer and superintendent serve on Public Records Commission

Authorizations were approved for the following:

-Treasurer to secure cash advances from the county auditor when funds become available and payable to the district

-pay all invoices within the limits of the appropriations as invoices are received

-invest active and inactive funds at the most productive rates after consulting with superintendent

-serve as the public records designee and to attend public records training for newly appointed, elected, or re-elected Board Members

-Superintendent to employ personnel and accept resignations as needed. Such employment decisions will be presented for consideration at the next regular meeting of the Board of Education
as purchasing agent for the Millcreek-West Unity School District

-to dispose of/sell vehicles, equipment and misc. property

-to authorize attendance at conferences and meetings at staff member requests

-to authorize graduate study requests

-to authorize job description changes and updates

-Attendance at local, district, state and national meetings for the members of the Board of Education, for the Treasurer, for the Superintendent including recruitment and certification meetings, and for the principals including recruitment.

The Organizational meeting ended at 6:05 p.m. and the January Regular meeting commenced with all members in attendance. Superintendent Jim Wyse presented the first semester Bully Report and both Principal’s reports.

The Board approved the following Consent Agenda:

-Minutes, financial statements and investments from the December 2021 Board of Education meeting

-School Calendar for 2022-23 school year

-Acceptance of donations of hats, gloves and scarves from Living Hope Free Methodist Church

-Graduate study requests for Dan Hurd, Kaitlyn Kuhn, and Desiree Arps

The Board entered into Executive Session at 6:12 for the purpose of discussing Security Arrangements and went back into regular session at 6:52.

They passed a Resolution to approve construction documents and gave authorization to commence advertising for and accepting bids for the gymnasium addition project.

Also authorized was the decision to change the February Board meeting from the 14th to the 22nd. The meeting adjourned at 6:54 p.m.


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