By: Rebecca Miller
As part of the Treasurer’s Recommendations at the June 27, 2022 Stryker School Board meeting, the Board voted to approve “participation in the 2022-23 Federal Lunch and Breakfast programs, which includes free lunches, breakfasts and the commodity program.”
Superintendent Nate Johnson explained that this is necessary again, as the federal government has stopped the program that was going on throughout the past two years due to COVID.
He highly recommends that every family go online and fill out the Free and Reduced Lunches form to help with next year’s costs for their families.
As far as the costs for the school, he said that with rising food and fuel costs he will keep the board posted on any possible changes needed regarding that.
In other business, the Board approved the agenda as amended for June 27 meeting and the minutes for the May 16, 2027 meeting.
The Treasurer/CFO’s Financial Reports and Recommendations, which were all approved, included:
- General fund activity for May: Cash balance of $9,135,361.54; Total revenue of $207,857.47; and Total expenses of $491,728.93
- Donations: $3,702.40 from Stryker Foundation for Camp Palmer activity; $200 from Stryker American Legion; $3000 from Stryker Athletic Boosters to the Athletic Dept. for new gym flag; and $17,000 from Stryker Athletic Boosters with each of the following funds receiving $1700 each – Football, Cheer, BBK, Baseball, Track, Golf, Volleyball, GBK, Softball, and Cross Country
- Establishment of Change Funds for 22-23 school year in the following amounts (no changes from last year): Athletic $1000, High School $100, Jr. Class $250, Elementary $100, Cafeteria $60
- Temporary appropriations for FY23, with permanent coming in September
- Participation in all Federal Programs for 22-23 school year, including discussion regarding the spending of Title Funds, IDEA and other monies
- Participating in 22-23 Federal Lunch and Breakfast programs
- Property and Liability Insurance through SORSA for Fiscal Year 23 in the amount of $34,998 as. Presented
- Application for Student Accident Insurance through Love Insurance Agency for 22-23 (available for parents to purchase if they so choose)
Superintendent Johnson read reports from Dean of Students and Principal as they were not present for the meeting. Dean of Students report was that the Playground Equipment should be installed by fall.
Principal’s Report included: 21-22 Spring Test Results are that all sophomores passed the cut score in ELA and Algebra, meeting the new graduation requirement; all staff, tutors, and aides are in place for the 22-23 school year; new basketball hoops have been installed on the stage, allowing younger students to play as the hoops are adjustable; Thanks to Kent Holsopple, Athletic Director, “for doing an outstanding job this past year.
Facility upgrades and student participation has improved.”; Thanks also to the staff for great 21-22 school year.
Also approved were Superintendent’s Recommendations: 22-23 Agreement with Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center for assigned JDC and JRC students; and 22-23 Elementary Student Handbook updates.
The board went into an Executive Session “to consider the employment of public employees or officials.” After ten minutes, they came out of Executive Session and took action, approving the following Superintendent’s Personnel Recommendations, with President Jason Leupp abstaining:
- Approve the following Employment Contracts, Resignations and/or adjustments for all Certified and Classified personnel, beginning with the 22-23 school year – Melissa Andres Reassigned to Confidential Employee (HS Admin Assist.) 1 year; Renee Myers Tutor 1 year; Kylie Rufenacht Fine Arts Teacher 1 year; and Resignation of Kristi Miehls Music Teacher
- Approve Classified/certified substitutes and volunteers for 22-23 – Tim Morr for Golf
- Approve Supplemental Contracts for the 22-23 school year, contingent upon viable season starts and school related openings/closings and participation levels – Brittany Beck 7th Grade Volleyball and Kyleigh Nickels JH Football Cheerleader.
Before adjourning, the July meeting was discussed. In the past, they have not held it and Superintendent Johnson said that if they do not have enough agenda it will be cancelled.
It is scheduled for July 18, 2022, with the August meeting scheduled for August 15, 2022. The meeting adjourned close to 6 p.m.
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