OHIO — The Ohio High School Board met in regular session on Monday, Aug. 21, and conducted the following business:
• Approved agenda as amended, the minutes of the July 24 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 Monday, Sept. 25, 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 24 meeting.
• Approved to accept the employment of Steven Olson, 3.5 hours-per-day as music teacher.
• Accepted with regrets the resignation of board member Mindy Ringenberg.
• 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 delivery date is to be finalized, and boiler installation will occur as soon as it is delivered.
• Enrollment: Grade school has 65 students and high school has 40 students.
• Letter of intent: QZAB allows us to complete work over summer 2017 and 2018. CTS need 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. We 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.
• 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 who 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 high school families attend.
• Sports update: Ohio has six girls out for volleyball, two boys out for football and one boy out for golf this year.
The board will meet again on Monday, Sept. 25, with the budget hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the regular board meeting immediately following in the district office.