Archbold Schools Plan Several Projects For The Summer

By: James Pruitt

Rupp/Rosebrock was the low bidder for the high school/elementary school office remodeling projects.

This renovation will provide secure entrances for both buildings and reconfigure the new office spaces. The start date is June 1 with a projected finish date of Aug. 12, Superintendent Aaron Rex stated in his report to the school board.

The board approved Rupp/Rosebrock, Inc.’s proposal of $76,776.

Other work slated for school properties include roofing work, parking lots, resurfacing the tennis courts, carpet and tile in multiple areas, and bidding out two new school buses.

The board authorized Rex to solicit bids for the resurfacing of the tennis courts.

The gymnasium floor will be sanded and refinished this summer.

The school has been meeting with a representative from Robert’s Floors. This process will start the day after graduation and take about three weeks.

The district hosted a class on social networking for parents at the middle school April 11.

There were approximately 30 parents in attendance to hear about various internet sites and phone applications that are available to youth, Rex said. He thanked HC3 and the Wauseon Police Department for their presentation.

Rex asked the board to approve the changes to the Operations Manual made in cooperation with the district’s classified employees.

“It was a productive process, and I presented these changes to our staff on Wednesday, April 13,” Rex stated.

The board authorized the distribution of proceeds from the high school concessions account to the following student activity accounts and organizations:

Vocal Music Boosters – $1,113
NHS – $742
Athletic Boosters – $742
Student Council – $1,484
FCCLA – $1,484
After Prom Committee – $5,565
Archbold Soccer Club – $1,855
High School Art Club – $742
Varsity Cheerleaders – $4,081
Archbold Football Club – $1,484
Class of 2017 – $3,710

In other news, the board:
Approved a change fund to Dina Gladiuex, Track Concessions, $200.

Approved a change fund to David Dominique, Football Club Concessions, $320.

Approved an overnight trip for Middle School eighth graders tentatively set for May 4-7, 2017 to Washington D.C.

Approved contracts for the following individuals as summer 2016 student custodial workers: Austin Wilson, Angel Huerta, Bailey Short, Will Collins, Matthew Benecke, Trevor Short, and Brian Ball.

Approved Reid Short and Carl Hamilton as classified subs for the 2015-2016 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Christa Gasser as the Consumer Sciences teacher and Gretchen King as elementary school aide effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Accepted the superintendent’s recommendation to approve the extended days as follows:

HS Guidance (2) – 10 days
MS Guidance – 10 days
ES Guidance – 10 days
Vo-Ag/FFA – 15 days
Vocal Music – 10 days
Band – 10 days

Some departments need extra time before and/or after the school year to complete their tasks, Rex said.

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