The Fayette Local Board of Education convened in regular session on the evening of March 14.
In financial matters, the Board approved the February financial statements and also gave their approval to the following tax rates:
Inside Millage – 4.5 mills – $ 295,423
Outside Millage – 43.2 mills – $ 1,127,415
Outside Millage – 3.2 mills – 210,0781
Permanent Improvement (Maintenance)
Outside Millage – 0.50 mills – $18,325
The Board agreed to the creation of Funds for the Summer Ball Program and Student Rewards Incentive Accounts, and donations of $2,500.00 from Monsanto on behalf of Jeff Martin for FFA Activities, and $792.00 from the Class of 2016 Parent Support Group for Class of 2016 Senior Trip.
The Board entered into executive session at 6:24pm, and upon returning to regular session at 7:04pm, approved a three year contract with NBEC/NWOCA for internet access service from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019, also contracting NWOCA to provide the upgrade for internal network to 10G capability for $50,569.19 (E-Rate funded at $35,996.11). The Board agreed to enter into collective and individual agreements with Ohio Colleges and Universities, on behalf of the Board of Educaton, for terms related to the College Credit Plus Program that will be implemented throughout Ohio during the 2016-2017 school year. The Board passed a resolution to retain Peck, Shaffer & Williams, a Division of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, as Bond Counsel to prepare all necessary proceedings and bond issuance.
In matters pertaining to students, the Board consented to three FFA trips, the Washington Leadership Conference from June 7-12, the Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum at Carrollton, Ohio, from June 27-July 1, 2016, and the State FFA Convention on May 5-6. The Board also approved the National Honor Society application and rubic guidelines.
In matters pertaining to personnel, the Board accepted the resignation of Gene Rupp, effective July 31, 2016, and consented to a one day unpaid leave for personal reasons on April 1, 2016 for Scott Sanderson. The Board offered three year contract extensions to Superintendent Erik Belcher beginning August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020, with a 3% salary increase beginning August 1, 2016; Principal Jon Molter beginning August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020, with a 3% salary increase beginning August 1, 2016, and Treasurer Kelly Bentley beginning August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2022, with a 3% salary increase. The Board agreed to a $2,000.00 annual increase for the Technology Assistant beginning August 1, 2016, and approved Scott Brubaker as a volunteer assistant softball coach, pending proper background and reference checks for the 2015-2016 campaign.