Stryker Board Of Education Hears Of 100% Passage In Third Grade Reading

IMG_0090.JPGBy: Timothy Kays

The Stryker Local Board of Education convened in regular session on the evening of June 29.

The general fund cash balance was reported at $2,900,593.14, with total revenues for the month of $237,621.66, and total expenses of $441,411.55. The Board approved an anonymous donation of $225.25 for the Academic Awards, the final amendments to the Certificate of Estimated Resources, as well as the temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2016, and the establishment of the Class of 2019 and FFA funds. The Board approved the participation in all Federal Programs for 2015-2016 school year, including the participation in the 2015-2016 Federal Lunch and Breakfast programs, which includes free and reduced lunches, breakfasts, and the commodity program.

The Board agreed to the student activity and athletic purpose and budget statements for the 2015-2016 school year, and approved Then and Now Certificates to Huntington National Bank in the amount of $100,755 for Series A and Series B Bonds, and to the Williams County Health District in the amount of $18,195.80 for nursing services.

Principal David Schultz reported that for the second year in a row, the third grade reading guarantee saw 100 percent passage. Summer OGT administration has been completed, and new scoreboards have been installed in the 1957 and elementary gymnasiums. Mr. Schultz announced the initiation of Student of the Month Awards for the High School, and that school supplies for grades K-6 being are being provided by Pam Oberlin and Linda Woodall, in conjunction with all the local churches.

In personnel matters, the Board approved the reassignment of Jill Peters to the position of district Fiscal Administrator, effective July 1, 2015, and the reassignment of Nikki DeGroff to the position of Assistant to the Treasurer/CFO/EMIS effective July 1, 2015. The Board extended Supplemental Contracts for the 2015-2016 School year to Katie Jimenez as Mentor (as needed), Chad Powers as Track Assistant, and Kari Oberlin as Jr. High Track Coach.

The Board approved the following school fees for the 2015-2016 school year…
Grades K-3 – $25.00 (A reduction from last year)
Grades 4-6 – $50.00 (A reduction from last year)
Grades 7-12 – $65.00
Grades 5-12 Band Instrument Rental – $40.00

The Board approved the school lunch fees for the 2015-2016 school year as…
K-6 – $2.25
HS Regular – $2.50
HS Basket and Salad Lunch – $3.50

The Board approved the 2015-16 Technology Protection Fund for Electronic Devices at $30.00 per student participant in grades 7-12 (a reduction of $20.00 from last year), and the Technology AUP agreement for the 2015-16 school year. The Board approved the scheduled bus routes and authorized the Transportation Supervisor and Superintendent to make changes as necessary during the 2015-2016 school year.

The Board approved the District Handbooks and Guidelines for Faculty, all Student, Coaches, Athletic and Athletic Drug & Alcohol, and also approved College Course Tuition Reimbursement for Classified Staff.

The Board agreed to the NBEC Fiscal Services Coordinator Contract, and approved the 2015-2016 Agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center, at $38.00 per student, per week day. Finally, the Board approved the NwOESC Mentor agreement, and the current and updated NwOESC substitution lists for the 2015-16 school year, as well as a School Nurse contract with the Williams County Health Department for the 2015-16 school year.

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