The Ohio High School Board met in regular session on Nov. 25 and conducted the following business:
• Approved the agenda as presented, the minutes of the Oct. 21 meeting, October treasurer’s report, 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 Drivers Education Waiver to be submitted to the state board. (Invalid due to publication not printed in newspaper).
• Approved Health Life Safety Amendment.
• Approved submission of maintenance grant for new windows.
• Approved Jason Wilt as appointees to Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC). This is a committee that works with union representatives on new teachers evaluation tools.
• Approved one-to-one computer purchases.
• Approved first reading of policy manual updates.
In the administrative reports, Superintendent Sharon Sweger reported:
• Current high school enrollment is at 34 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.
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.
• The girls’ basketball team received fourth in the Princeton tournament. Adam Spencer has taken over as FS girls’ basketball coach this year.
• Thanksgiving feast was on Nov. 26. Thanks to parents and staff who volunteered their time to make the Thanksgiving feast a success.
• The Christmas concert was on Dec. 4.
• Wilt talked about the suicide prevention program held at the school. He said the school has about 25 to 30 attendees. It was a very good program and hard for the people giving it so he thanked them for their time.
• Wilt thanked Greta Bates for all she does for him. Whenever he has data information that needs to be analyzed, she is his “go to” person and he really appreciates her for that.
There was no need to go into executive session. The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. The next meeting will be Monday with the Drivers Education Waiver Hearing starting at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting immediately following in the school library.
Ohio Grade School