Members of the Wauseon Board of Education met for their regularly scheduled noon board meeting on Thursday, January 23. During the meeting the board took care of regular business items, including both financial and personnel matters. Financial matters included the approval of an alternative tax budget as request by the county auditor including the most recently approved five year forecast and debt service schedule as well as modifications and supplemental modifications to the FY14 Permanent Appropriations and FY14 Certificate of Estimated Resources. Accounts affected by the modifications included both the Athletic Fund and the Athletic Tournaments Fund. The adoption of a resolution accepting the rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor for the fiscal year 2015. In addition, the board also accepted the following donations:
- $100.00 from Worthing Industries to the Wauseon Middle School SOAR program
- $398.00 from Congregational United Church of Christ to the Wauseon Primary School/Wauseon Elementary School Food Pantry
- $25.00 from Andy and Marleen Roth to the Wauseon Primary School Food Pantry
- $200.00 from the Wauseon Bus Drivers to the Wauseon Primary School Food Pantry
Personnel items brought before, and approved by, the Board included Jessica Schultz as a Substitute Cook, Substitute Secretary, and Substitute Playground Aide for the 2013-14 school year; Erin Cheesbro as a Substitute Playground Aide for the 2013-14 school year; and that the rate for lifeguards/teaching swim instructors be increased from $7.85 per hour to $7.95 per hour in accordance with the Ohio Minimum Wage increase of January 1, 2014.
Additionally, Kayla Heising, Matt Hutchison, Collin Lane, Alex Schmidt, LaChelle Thomas, Joe Torres, and Becky Wagner where approved as Team Dual Wrestling Tournament Workers while Arraon Barajas, Ken Baumgartner, Glenn Coblentz, and Cody Pontious were approved as Team Dual Wrestling Tournament Volunteers. Approvals for both workers and volunteers are effective January 22, 2014.