By: Amy Wendt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
On Thursday, June 8, 2023, the Pettisville School Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting. All board members were in attendance except Brent King.
Meeting guest, and former Pettisville School employee, Amy Marshall, took a moment to address the board.
She offered a sincere thank you to the board for giving her the opportunity to work at the school and receive health insurance over the years.
Moving to the agenda items, the Board approved the May 2023 meeting minutes and payment of bills as submitted. Financial reports as presented by Treasurer Chris Lee were also accepted.
In personnel matters, the Board approved the following: the resignation of Betsy Salmi, Aide; the resignation of Katy Gruenhagen, Cook; the resignation of Matt Shumaker, School Psychologist; the hiring of Wendee Lovins, Cook, for the 2023-2024 school year; and Grace Hastings, Summer Custodial worker.
The following Academic Supplemental Contracts were approved: Sydney Wagenhauser – Senior Class Advisor, Andrew Switzer – Junior High Quiz Advisor, Andrew Switzer – National Honor Society Advisor, John Horning – Parking Lot Supervisor, Rebecca Sivik – High School Quiz Team Advisor, Nate Kester – High School Quiz Team Advisor, Joe Delphia – Art Club, Advisor Joe Delphia – Yearbook Advisor, Jan Litogot – FCCLA Advisor, Marla Miller – Freshman Class Advisor, and Donna Meller – Freshman Class Advisor
The following Athletic Supplemental Contracts were also approved: Varsity Cross Country – Gabe Jaramillo, JH Cross Country – Sarah Foor, Varsity Soccer – Barnaby Wyse, JV Soccer – Chris Thuma, Special Assistant Soccer – Gabe Beck, JH Soccer – Audra Klopfenstein and Mikala Avina, Varsity Golf – Mike Zimmerman, JH Golf – Nate Kester and Tom Lammers, Varsity Volleyball – April Beck, Volleyball Open Gym – April Beck, Volleyball Camp – April Beck, Special Assistant Volleyball – Rachel Horning, 9th Grade Volleyball – Savannah Short, 8th Grade Volleyball – Chelsea Waidelich, 7th Grade Volleyball – Jadea Wixom, Varsity Girls Basketball – Jason Waldvogel, Open Gym Girls Basketball – Jason Waldvogel, Special Assistant Girls Basketball – Nate Fox, JV Girls Basketball – Kendra Stahl, Varsity Boys Basketball – Brian Leppelmeier, Open Gym Boys Basketball – Brian Leppelmeier, Summer Clinic Boys Basketball – Brian Leppelmeier, Special Assistant Boys Basketball – Michael Schrock, JV Boys Basketball – Greg Waidelich, 9th Boys Basketball – Zach Pursel, 8th Grade Boys Basketball – Chad Aeschliman, 7th Grade Boys Basketball – Eli King, Varsity Cheerleading – Carissa Beck, Varsity Baseball – Paul Bishop, Special Assistant Baseball – John Horning, Varsity Softball – Lexie King, Special Assistant Softball – Chris Richer, Varsity Track – Gabe Jaramillo and Marty Rupp, Assistant Track – Gabe Jaramillo and Marty Rupp, JH Track – Casey Underwood, Special Assistant Track – Mike Harmon, Weight Room – Greg Waidelich, Fall Faculty Manager – Paul Bishop, and Winter Faculty Manager – John Horning.
Per policy, the board also approved the disposal of outdated curriculum that is no longer used by the district.
In the board report, Vice President Scott Rupp shared that the Pettisville School FCA has been asked to provide the worship for Pettisville Friendship Days.
Treasurer Chris Lee presented his report and asked for the approval of several housekeeping items that are typically addressed during this time of year. The Board approved the following:
– FY23 appropriation modifications and the accompanying Certificate of Resources as attached.
– FY24 Temporary Appropriations and Revenues at 60% of FY23 expenditures and revenues.
– An advance of $17,406.25 from the General Fund (001-0000) to the Turbine Fund (001-916A) effective 7/1/2023. Lee clarified that this transaction is to cover the bond payment for the turbine.
– Authority to make any other appropriation modifications and adjustments necessary to close the fiscal year and report those at the next regular meeting.
The treasurer also requested the Board to approve SORSA as the liability, fleet, and property insurance carrier for FY2024 at $42,252 which is $1,425 less than last year’s cost to the district. The Board approved Lee’s request.
Superintendent Clark began his report by noting that the first few weeks of June prove interesting with closing out the previous year and simultaneously getting everything ready for the next…”It’s kind of a mix of tear down, build up.”
He added that there are also a lot of exciting things to look forward to with new teachers excited to get into their new rooms.
Clark also noted that administrators have been collaborating to come up with a unified plan for professional development for the upcoming year.
Clark then spoke on a resolution before the board that would authorize the purchase of one eight-four passenger, Type D school bus (with lift) chassis and bodies from the bids received through the Ohio Schools Council. The board approved the resolution.
With no further items, the meeting was adjourned. The next Pettisville School Board meeting will be held on Monday, July 10, at 8:00 pm in the Conference Room at the school.
Amy can be reached at email@example.com