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The Ohio High School Board of Education met in regular session on Sept. 30 and conducted the following business:

• Budget hearing was held at 6:30 p.m. with the regular board meeting following.

• Principal Jason Wilt had a parent call him concerning the sports co-oping. The board discussed different options for co-oping. President Albrecht asked for a committee to meet and discuss this matter and bring options back to the board. The committee is Carol Debruhl and Mindy Ringenberg.

• Discussed one-on-one computing and decided to table it at this time. Superintendent Sharon Sweger asked two board members to volunteer to be on a committee to meet with the representatives from the company the district is looking at. Cindy Hacker and Carol Debruhl volunteered. No other action was taken.

• Approved salary percentages of shared faculty and staff as corrected.

• Approved the Application for Recognition of Schools.

• Accepted the Joint Agreement Budget for the Behavioral Disorder/Alternative Education Program.

• Approved the administrator and teacher salary and benefit report.

• Approved renewal Certificate of Membership Illinois School District Property/Casualty Insurance.

• Approved changing the frequency of the school’s drug screening to be determined by administration.

• Approved updating the copy machine in the principal’s office. The district had one year left on their five year contract, but Illinois Valley Business agreed to go ahead and update the district now and start a new five year contract for an increase of $2 a month.

• Sweger reported the tuck pointers came back on Friday and finished the tuck pointing for the year. Sweger was pleased with the work. Also, she shared a letter from Bart Piper, maintenance employee, about concerns with the condition of the tree out front of the building. Board president Albrecht suggested the building committee meet with Bart to discuss this matter. The ROE Life Safety Inspection was performed last week. Sweger reported there were a few items the school needed to address. She said the school is working on resolving the issues. Sweger also thanked Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground for the donation of crayons. The senior class could like to take a trip to Washington D.C. during spring break. They have outlined their plans, which include leaving Friday after school and spending the first night in Chicago. They’re taking several days to get to Washington D.C.

• Wilt reported the girls’ volleyball season has been very good. They has two home games which was nice for the Ohio fans. Right now, varsity is 4-0 in the conference and FS is 2-2. Also, the boys’ freshman football team has been doing well. There are 3-2. The cross country team is working really hard, too. Johnny Schulte place fourth and Jacob Tudor placed 10th in Kewannee this past weekend.

The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the school library.

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