OHIO — The Ohio Grade School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and conducted the following business:
• Approved agenda as amended, the minutes of the July 25 regular board meeting and special waiver hearing as presented, treasurer’s and activity account reports and bills and payroll for July.
• Approved tentative budget for public display in the district office for the FY18 school year.
• Set time and date for budget hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. with the regular board meeting immediately following.
• Approved Jennifer Hamilton and Jason Wilt as qualified evaluators.
• Tabled setting graduation date and time until next month.
• Approved contract with Quentech Inc.
• Approved contract with Jennifer Donnelly for speech services for FY18.
• Approved bus drivers’ contracts with Eric Seibert, Dena Hughes, Roberta Davis and Robb Kleist.
• Approved to retain Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins as legal counsel.
• Approved to continue to retain the closed session minutes from the July 25 meeting.
• Approved to accept the employment of Steven Olson, 3.5 hours per day as music teacher.
• Employed Stephanie Hull as a bus aide for the preschool bus route.
• CTS walk through and building updates: Tuck pointing is finished, lintel replacement is almost done, roof above the gymnasium entrance is done and along with that the flashing and gutters are complete. Abatement of boiler room and boiler removal completed. Boiler has been received, now waiting for it to be installed.
• Enrollment: Grade school has 65 students and high school has 41 students.
• Letter of intent: QZAB allows the district to complete work over summer 2017 and 2018. CTS needs a letter of intent to complete the work in summer of 2018. This will fulfill the QZAB requirements for the 10 percent in-kind contributions. The district will do another project next summer to use the remainder of finances allocated to be used by summer of 2018. Hamilton will meet with the building committee and discuss a project it would like to do next summer.
• Preschool: We have eight students who will be riding the Ohio bus to Malden preschool. With so many students, we feel it is necessary for the safety of our students to employ a bus aide to ride to and from Malden everyday.
• Salary report: One of the board members asked for a breakdown of salaries by districts. Hamilton went through this when she went through tentative FY18 budget with the board.
• Back-to-School Kick-Off Night: Once again this was a huge success. There were hot dogs and every family that attended received a $10 gift card from Ohio Filling Station. Jason Wilt thanked the teachers that came in the week before school and set up for the kick-off night and made it a success. Ohio had 93 percent of grade school families attend and 69 percent of high school families attend.
• Sports update: Ohio has nine girls out for volleyball this year.
The board will meet again on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with the budget hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the regular board meeting immediately following in the district office.