OHIO, Ill. — The Ohio High School Board of Education met in regular session on May 19 with the following action taken or discussed:
• Approved the agenda as presented, the minutes from the April 28 regular board meeting and the Holiday Waiver Hearing, treasurer’s report as presented and bills and payroll.
• Appointed Marilyn Johnson as district treasurer.
• Authorized depositories for district funds: Midland State Bank of Princeton, Heartland Bank of Princeton, Citizens First State Bank of Walnut, First State Bank of Van Orin, Centrue Bank, Central Bank of Princeton and Illinois School District Liquid Asset Funds.
• Approved auditors Phillips and Associates of Bloomington.
• Approved architects for district lands, Benson and Parkins of Chillicothe and Scott Piper of Palos Park.
• Appointed legal representatives for district ward, Murray, Pace and Johnson, P.C. of Dixon and Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. of Chicago.
• There are no employees entering the contractual time; no action needed.
• Approved LaMoille two-year intergovernmental cooperation agreement.
• Superintendent Sharon Sweger reported to the board that after working with Regina, the bookkeeper, and checking with the auditors, there is no need to amend the budget, therefore there is no need to schedule a hearing.
• Sweger informed the board the district has two more teachers with master’s degrees. The board approved for administration to explore Sauk Dual Credit classes in history and English.
Sweger also reported:
• Enrollment is 34 students.
• Things are wrapping up for the year. This summer’s focus for the building will be the tuckpointing and getting the bids for the windows.
• As far as the levy report, the district had a decrease in the turbine revenue and an increase in other areas resulting in a total decrease of only $220.21.
• Sweger received the state special education evaluation. Both districts received the highest rating of 4.0.
• Board member Carol Debruhl asked about the playground. Sweger said she had been checking into fences and different materials to put under the playground equipment.
• Sweger informed the board they have had their first teachers’ contract negotiations meeting and have additional meetings scheduled.
Principal Jason Wilt reported:
• The award program and National Honor Society Induction was held May 14. Johnathon Schulte and Dustin Fultz were inducted into the National Honor Society.
• Science Fair was held May 3.
• Great America Trip was May 29. This trip was for not failing the random drug testing throughout the year and also for having no suspensions.
• Sauk Dual Credit Information night was held May 7. Wilt heard from parents that it was very informative and helpful.
• There will be a basketball camp run by Greg Albrecht starting June 9 and running through June 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for any boys or girls going into Grades 6-8. For boys and girls going into Grades 3-5, there will be a camp from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Albrecht must have a minimum of 10 kids in each age group signed up for the camps to take place.
• LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lion Volleyball Camp will be June 16-19. It will be held in the LaMoille High School Gym and the cost $40 a student.
The board convened to closed session at 7:43 p.m. and reconvened to regular session at 7:50 p.m.
After closed session, the board:
• Released closed session minutes from the April 28 meeting.
• Accepted, with great appreciation for her service, the retirement resignation of Sally Munson as part-time art teacher.
• Approved the employment of Sharon Kuntz as vision/hearing screener for 2014-15.
• Approved the superintendent to hire someone to assist with some of the cleaning for the summer. The full-time employee will be on medical leave.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be in the school library at 7 p.m. June 23.