The Swanton Board of Education held their meeting on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.
An opportunity was then given for members of the public to address the board. With no individuals wishing to speak, the board moved to approve the agenda as presented.
Board Commendations followed after with Joyce Kinsman being recognized for receiving the 2022 OASBO Regional Distinguished Service Award for the Northwest Region.
Joyce was nominated by her peers for her outstanding service as the Northwest Regional Chapter Treasurer, Vice President, and past President. She currently serves as a mentor in the OASBA mentoring program.
Mr. Ron Kauffman was then recognized as being a big part of the Business Professionals of America Top-Ten All-State and National Qualifier contests with Swanton Students.
The following students were also introduced for their great work done in the contests. Reese Oberheim – Top Ten All-State in Advanced Accounting, Xander Gilsdorf – Top Ten All-State in Advanced Accounting, Riley Bellner – Top Ten All-State & Top Five National Qualifier in Advanced Accounting, John Heckert – Top Ten All-State & 3rd Place Finish & National Qualifier in Advanced Accounting, Jayden Hendricks – Top Ten All-State in Payroll Accounting, and Garrett Swank – Top Ten All-State & Top Five National Qualifier in Payroll Accounting.
The reports of the Treasurer was then given and approved which included the minutes for the March 16th meeting, a list of financial reports and investments, a list of donations given to the district, and appropriation modifications/estimated resource changes.
Reports of the Superintendent followed after with an update given on the status of the levy. It was stressed that this levy has been around since 1996 and that this is a renewal.
The following items were also discussed and passed as part of the report. A recommendation to buy three new buses after July 1st, 2022, as part of a State Initiative which includes a grant for a portion of the buses cost.
A recommendation for the board to approve a new three-year contract with members of the OAPSE union. A recommendation to authorize the sale, at public auction, of personal property owned by the board and no longer needed for any school purpose.
Also discussed was the adoption of the new and or revised policies from the NEOLA and numerous personnel items.
Building reports took place next before the board moved to enter into executive session. Upon their return, the board moved to adjourn for the evening.