RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND … Three Stryker School Board members took the oath of office to continue their service on the board, during the January 12, 2022 Organization meeting. Left to right are Sharon vonSeggern, Jason Leupp and Emily Clemens. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
The School Board for Stryker Local Schools met on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. for their Organizational Meeting, followed immediately by the regular monthly meeting.
The Oath of Office was administered by Treasurer Jill Peters to Jason Leupp, Sharon von Seggern and Emily Clemens, all returning members of the board. President Pro-Tem Jason Leupp called the meeting to order and following roll call, led the Pledge of Allegiance for the evening’s meetings.
Election of officers for the coming year placed Jason Leupp for President and Brent Froelich as Vice President again. Meetings will still be held on the third Monday of each month except for July 18, unless adjusted for unexpected reasons. They will be held at 5:30 in the HS Meeting Room.
Appointment of Board members as Liaisons/Trustees for 2022 included Brent Froelich as OSBA Legislative Liaison; Sharon vonSeggern as OSBA Student Achievement Liaison; and Dan Hughes and Emily Clemens as Stryker Schools Foundation Trustees.
Superintendent Appointed Board Members to the following 2022 Committees include:
-Buildings/Grounds/Transportation – Jason Leupp and Brent Froelich with Alternate Dan Hughes
-Curriculum/Technology/Policy – Sharon von Seggern and Dan Hughes with Alternate Jason Leupp
-Finance – Emily Clemens and Sharon vonSeggern with Alternate Brent Froelich
-Special – Jason Leupp and Dan Hughes with Alternate Emily Clemens
Other items approved were:
-Establishment of 2022 Board Service Fund at $7500
-Grant Authority to the Treasurer for duties
-Grant Authority to the Superintendent for duties
-Appoint Legal Counsel Ennis Britton (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Newcomer, Shaffer, Spangler and Breininger (Bryan, Ohio)
-Public notice of meetings to be published in Bryan Times
The Organizational portion of the meetings adjourned at 5:17 and the Regular meeting was called to order.
The board voted to approve the January 12, 2022 Regular meeting agenda as amended and the minutes of the December 13, 2021 regular meeting.
Treasurer Jill Peters gave reports and recommendations, and was given approval for the following:
– the General fund cash balance for December was $7,989,166.16, Total Revenue was $264,231.48 and Total Expenses were $450,537.06.
-Donations: $500 from UPI/Parks, LLC for Stryker FFA; Anonymous $5000 for Stryker Boys Basketball; $200 from Stryker Athletic Boosters to Stryker Yearbook; and $25 from Kathy Kramer to Stryker Girls Basketball.
-Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources
-Amendment to the Appropriations.
Dean of Students Beth Morr shared that the School Spelling Bee went well and the winner was 7th grader Aaron Cheeseman. Runner up was 5th grader Brenna Creighton and Alternate was 8th grader Hunter Rivas. The County Wide Spelling Bee will be hosted at Stryker on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Spirit week was being held during the week of this meeting. Archery has officially started with the first tournament to be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Dave Schultz, Stryker Principal, reported that the December Student of the Month for the character trait “Integrity” was Marissa Myers, sponsored by Mr. Schultz. Fall AIR testing is complete. Upcoming schedule holds:
-January 14 Battle of the Classes in the afternoon
-January 15 Homecoming Night vs. Tinora followed by a dance
-January 17 No School for students/Teachers PD
-January 24 WC Spelling Bee
-February 2 Third Nine Weeks mid term
-February 8 JH/HS Band Choir Show at 6 p.m.
Superintendent Nate Johnson recommended and received approval for:
-agreement through the TIPS purchasing program with Duro-Last Roofing and Richland Co., Defiance, Ohio for the 1957 Gym Roof replacement
-Event workers for the 21-22 school year: Dustin Blevins, Paul Ferrel, Joe Greiser, Taylor Heath, David Rethmel, and Laurin Wyse
-Supplemental Contracts for the 21-22 school year contingent upon viable season starts and school related openings/closings for Varsity Baseball head Coach Graig Kidston and Varsity Baseball Assistant Brody Shock
-Marilyn Frank for Tutor for 21-22 school year, under addendum
Mr. Johnson also expressed a big thank you to Mr. Matt Arnos who helped the Stryker Foundation get a $10,000 donation for students going into skilled trades.
The next meeting will be held on February 14, 2022 at 5:30 in the meeting room. With no Executive Session and no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:30.
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