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Ohio Grade School

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 3:14 p.m. CDT

The Ohio Grade School Board of Education met in regular session on Nov. 19 and conducted the following business:

• Approved agenda as amended, the minutes of the Oct. 15 regular meeting, October treasurer’s report and bills and payroll.

• There was no audience participation.

• Approved the resolution of estimated amounts for tentative levy as presented. There is no need for a levy hearing.

• Approved Health and Safety Amendment.

• Approve submission of maintenance grant for new windows.

• Approved Sharon Sweger and Jason Wilt as appointees to Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC).

• Approved one-to-one computer purchases.

• Approved first reading of policy manual updates.

In administrative reports, Superintendent Sharon Sweger reported:

• Current enrollment in the grade school is 84 students.

• The new scoreboards and pads installation started last week. The installer ran into a few problems with the height of the board. One board is completely installed and operational. The other board will be installed when the school receives the attachment for the donors. The installer also needed a lift for the second board installation. The other board and the new add-on will be installed at no additional cost.

• Sweger has a volunteer who would like to help supervise in the cafeteria during lunch time. This is a parent of a new fifth grader. The school is in the process of getting background checks completed.

• The district has had two FOIA requests this month. One, is for all union contracts from 2001 to present. This is from a research firm. The second was from a photographer wanting the names and addresses of the Class of 2015. Sweger has contacted Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office to determine if she can send them. It is Sweger’s opinion that this would not be a safe thing to send to anyone. Sweger has called the business and offered to personally pass out or mail any flyers they want to send to her.

• Sweger told the board she has three applications on her desk for girls basketball and will be hiring someone soon.

Principal Jason Wilt reported:

• The school’s Veterans Day program was cancelled. The veteran Wilt had lined up to address students got deployed last minute. Instead, after morning announcements, Patrick Anderson played Taps in the auditorium for the whole school to hear. The teachers also provided instruction pertaining to Veterans Day in the classroom. The staff participated in Jeans for Troops and made $65.

• Thanksgiving feast was on Nov. 26. Thanks to parents and staff who volunteered their time to make the Thanksgiving feast a success.

• The boys’ basketball team has been working hard. Coach Greg Albrecht has been dealing with injuries and eligibility.

• The Christmas concert was on Dec. 4.

There was no need to go into executive session. The next regular scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school library.

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