The May 12 meeting of the Montpelier School Board was mostly one of housekeeping measures consistent with the end of the school year drawing near. The meeting opened with a report on the Five Year Forecast presented by Carla Rice.
The forecast, according to Rice, shows a positive outlook. Despite deficit spending to begin occurring in the 2018 fiscal year, revenue categories are showing increases and House Bill 64, currently working its way through the Legislature and Senate, could come with additional funding for the district.
The forecast was approved for submission to the state as part of the Treasurer’s Agenda. Also approved under the Treasurer’s agenda were the financial statements and investment reports for April 2015 and various increases and decreased to appropriations as well as several donations, including:
•$500 from Athena Study Club to Locmotion,
•$500 from Athena Study Club to the Archery Club,
•$100 from Montpelier Lodge #547 and $50 from Athena Study Club to the Class of 2016,
•$250 from Robert and Holly Karnes to the Athletic Department,
•$175 from Bill Foster to the Jeff Thomas Memorial for Library,
•$300 from Athena Study Club to the Accelerated Reading Program.
The Consent Agenda searched and gained approval for several personnel items.
In Employment of Certified Staff:
•A recommendation to non-renew all supplemental contracts effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year;
•Graduate hours for the 2014-15 school year for David Bauer, Khrysta Coleman, Stephanie Friend, Stacy Guelde, Jennifer Hodapp, Miranda Oates, and Dawn Smith;
•The resignation of Sara Hammer, Kindergarten teacher, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year;
•A graduate hour reimbursement for Marjory Snyder for the 2014-15 school year.
In Employment of Classified Staff:
•A recommendation to non-renew all supplemental contracts effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year,
•Sidney Houk as a summer custodian for the 2014-15 school year,
•The resignation of Bess Cooley as the EMIS Coordinator effective July 31, 2015,
•Yolanda Saneholtz as an EMIS Coordinator effective May 13, 2015 through July 31, 2015, not to exceed 200 hours,
•Yolanda Saneholtz as an EMIS Coordinator effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016,
•Trent Shoup’s technology contract for 300 additional hours ending June 30, 2015.
Policy revisions for the College Credit Plus Program and for the Eligibility of Resident/Nonresident students were also approved.
•Under Purchases and Services Contracts approvals were gained for:
•ACE Digital Academy for the 2015-16 school year,
•The agreement with the Williams County Juvenile Court for Attendance Officer Services,
•The service agreement with Healthcare Process Consulting, Inc. to manage the district’s School Medicaid program for the 2015-16 school year,
•The continued agreement with the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2015-16 school year.
In other business, the Junior High State Track and Field Championships on May 23 and May 24 in Dublin, Ohio and the Montpelier High School Girls’ Basketball team’s attendance to the Findlay College basketball camp were also approved.
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