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2017

Superintendent Report

 

It was a great first semester for Archbold Area Schools.  We are excited to start the second half of the year and look forward to all of our winter and spring activities.

 

Our administrative team along with our special education staff is going to be meeting next week to look at how we currently serve our students with special needs. Our goal is to see if we need to make any changes/adjustments for the future and determine if we are serving each student in the best way possible.

 

During the next month we will begin our second round of walkthroughs in the district.  This process allows us to see our students and teachers in action.  We specifically look for instructional goals, formative assessment, and how students are engaged in the educational process.

 

Our winter sports teams are off to a strong start.  All teams are doing well with our girl’s high school team remaining undefeated and state ranked.  In addition, our 8th grade boy’s team remains undefeated and have not lost a game in two years.  We went into the winter season leading the league in all sports standings.  Good luck to our winter sports teams as they continue on!

 

Cindy Heckel passed away this week.  Cindy taught at Archbold Elementary for 39 years and impacted many of our young people’s lives.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and we remember Cindy for all that she did for our school district.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for January 4, 2017

Approved December 19, 2016 regular meeting minutes.

Approved December 2016 Financial Reports.

Approved the submission of the current 5 Year Forecast and the district schedules of debt in place of the tax budget to the County Budget Office.

Approved a policy in regards to prohibiting Sunday activities for school sponsored extra-curricular activities. 

Approved the increase to student worker/casual laborer, 1st year of service to $8.15, per the new Ohio minimum wage increase for 2017.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Christine Ziegler effective January 31, 2017.

Approved a Release and Waiver Agreement between the Board of Education and Christine Ziegler concerning employee’s retirement from employment with the Board.

Approved a resolution to re-employ Christine Ziegler as Treasurer effective February 1, 2017.

Approved an 18-month contract to Christine Ziegler, Treasurer beginning February 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. 

Approved Cassie Wyse as a softball volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year.

Superintendent Report

I have been working with Lorinda, Chris and Josh to come up with a plan for providing WiFi services on our school buses.  We plan to make this service available to our students in March depending on arrival of supplies and installation of equipment.  This will allow our students to use their devices on their trips home, as well as, when traveling to sporting events.  We are also considering how we can use buses as “hot spots” for students who may not have internet service at home.

 

Our cafeteria staff has been hard at work and put on a nice event for the Super Bowl.  Our MS set a record for the number of students served in one day and we gave away some nice prizes for the students who predicted the score and the winner.  We have an upcoming meeting to look at how we can continue to work together to make our lunchrooms the best they can be.

 

Mr. Short and I went to Four County for a visit this month.  Our goal was to make contact with all of our students who attend there and let them know we care about them and to see how their experience is going.  It was a good visit and something we would like to continue to do in the future on a monthly basis.

 

As you know we are continuing to look at scoreboard options for next year.  We plan to purchase the board this spring and have it installed and ready to go for the upcoming football season.

 

Simulations of funding for the biennial budget were recently released and it appears that our school system will receive just under $200,000 each year in 2018 and 2019.  However, if this budget proposal does stand we would essentially see no increase, as this is approximately the same amount of dollars we are losing each year to the TPP reduction.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for February 13, 2017

Approved January 4, 2017 organizational meeting minutes.

Approved January 4, 2017 regular meeting minutes.

Approved January 2017 Financial Reports.

Accepted the amounts and rates determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certify them to the County Auditor. 

Approved a donation from Sauder Manufacturing in the amount of $1,000 to be given to the Athletic Program.

Accepted the resignation of Michelle Wright as elementary custodian effective February 3, 2017.

Approved Diana Fridley as a 3-hour elementary custodian effective February 6, 2017.

Approved two weeks of vacation in first twelve months of employment year for Jason Baun. 

Approved fall supplemental coaching contracts for the 2017-2018 school year. (Exhibit)

Approved a one-year contract for Jack Downey as Assistant High School football coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

Superintendent Report

We had a successful McTeacher night this month.  In doing just two events we were able to raise $1000 for our schools.  I want to thank our volunteers, McDonald’s, and our community members who came out to support us.  Our volunteers will be back in action tomorrow as we sponsor our second community meal of the year.

 

I want to recognize Lisa Grisez for 36 years in education.  She spent 30 of those with Archbold and taught hundreds of students in her English classes.  Lisa had high standards for her students and for herself.  She told me that she has had an excellent year and she is ready to retire and possibly substitute.  I told her that we would definitely need her!

 

Mr. Short and I took a bus tour with other school officials and the Fulton County Economic Development Council.  We were able to see what some of our local businesses do, and also the need for skilled labor in these locations.

 

I recently learned that the Ohio Department of Education would be delaying the submission of the ESSA state plan until September.  This should allow some changes to be made to the plan, particularly in the area of testing.  The only issue could be that when it is released in September it does not give a lot of time to implement.

 

We were excited to see that last month’s electric bill had no charge for the usage of electricity at the high school or the elementary school. You will see on your agenda that money is again being transferred to turbine savings putting us closer to repaying the debt for construction.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for March 20, 2017

Approved February 13, 2017 regular meeting minutes.

Approved February 2017 Financial Reports.

Approved a Then & Now Certificate to Beamont Heating & Cooling dated 1/26/2017 for $4,257.53.

Approved the transfer of $340.00 from School Spirit, fund 300-9591, to High School Athletics, fund 300-9500.

Approved a $300 Change Fund for High School Track.

Approved participation in the OHI Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2018 policy year providing the group remains active.

Approved the depository agreement with the Farmers and Merchants State Bank beginning April 17, 2017 thru April 16, 2022.

Approved a fund transfer of $24,313.58 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved fund transfer of $9,979.76 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved McTeacher night donation from McDonalds Restaurants, Jim Rivello, in the amount of $500.00.

Approved an overnight trip for the High School football team to Camp Palmer located in Fayette, OH on July 31, 2017 to August 1, 2017.

Approved Brandon Morris for early graduation having met all the graduation requirements as of March 7, 2017.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Lisa Taylor Grisez, effective May 31, 2017.

Approved a supplemental contract for Alissa Stockburger as High School Fall Cheerleading coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a supplemental contract for Alissa Stockburger as High School Winter cheerleading coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Rachel Plassman and Stacie Armstrong, as classified subs for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Dinah Rice as a classified sub for the 2016-2017 school year, effective March 13, 2017.

Accepted the resignation of Krystina Bowerman as Jr Hi Cheerleading Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a contract for Abbey Nafziger as a home-bound tutor for the 2016-2017 school year, not to exceed 5 hours per week, effective March 17, 2017.

Approved a one-year contract for Megan Martz as Elementary Intervention Specialist for the 2017-2018 school year.

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

 

Superintendent Report

Mr. Short and I have been working with Mr. Link and Mr. Sell, along with some students to create a learning space in the courtyard.  We heard about this during one of the government presentations and discussed how it could be used more effectively for things like classroom learning, or simply a place for kids and teachers to go.

It appears that the Ohio Department of Education is seriously considering changing the graduation requirements after an advisory group met to discuss concerns.  I have placed a handout in your packet that outlines these proposed changes.

Our administrative team completed walkthroughs of every classroom at the elementary and the middle school last week.  We were able to see our teachers engaging our students in worthwhile learning activities as we looked for the posting of objectives and formative assessments.

I want to thank all of our staff members who prepared food or volunteered at the community meal at the end of March.  This is a great community outreach and our team was able to take part twice this school year.

For the fifth year in a row Archbold has been recognized as one of the best communities for music education.  Only 4% of school districts across the nation receive this award so we are proud of this recognition and obviously the people who continue to make it happen.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for April 17, 2017

Approved March 20, 2017 regular meeting minutes.

Approved March 2017 Financial Reports.

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

Vocal Music Boosters                       $794.52

NHS                                                  $1,589.04

Athletic Boosters                               $794.52

Student Council                                 $1,589.04

FCCLA                                               $1,191.78

After Prom Committee                       $5,958.90

Boy’s & Girl’s Soccer Program           $1,986.30

High School Art Club                          $1,589.04

Varsity Cheerleaders                          $3,178.08

Archbold Football Club                       $1,589.04

Class of 2018                                      $4,369.86

Physics                                                $1,191.78

Athletic Department                            $1,986.30

Principal Fund                                     $397.28

Spanish Club                                      $794.52

 

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

Approved appropriation Modifications. 

Approved the following donations:

Donor                                              Description                  Amount                       Recipient

Kinsman Propane                          Propane                       $150.00                       District

Shaun Roth Scholarship Fund       Cash                            $500                            Softball Program

Anonymous                                    Pizza Night                  $105.00                       R.O.C.K.S.

 

Approved Kaige Royal for early graduation, having met all the graduation requirements effective March 22, 2017.

Approved a 3-year contract for Royal Short as High School Principal effective from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021.

Approved a 3-year contract for Matt Shields as Middle School Principal effective from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021.

Approved a 3-year contract for Michele Bagrowski as Curriculum Director effective from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021.

Approved a 3-year contract for Esther Rupp as School Psychologist effective from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020.

Approved a 3-year contract for Allan Gladieux as Athletic Director effective from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020.

Approved contracts for the following individuals as summer 2017 student custodial workers: Trevor Short, Bailey Short, Angel Huerta, LJ Tijerina, Kierstyn Repp, and Leslie Simon.

Approved a contract for Taylor Gerken as a casual laborer for summer 2017.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Courtney Froehlich as Elementary Spring Musical Director for the 2016-2017 school year.

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the extended days as follow:

 

Name                                      2017-2018 School Year

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

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2017-2018 school year.

CERTIFIED

Anderson         Jamie              BA                2yr-19

Bowerman      Krystina           BA-150          2yr-19

Brunswick       Jeff                  BA-150          2yr-19

Clark                Cynthia           BA                2yr-19

Cobb                Jennifer          BA-150         1yr-18

Culler               John                MA               2yr-19

Daugherty       Breanna           BA                  2yr-19

Frey                 Lauren             BA                 1yr-18

Graber             Shelby             MA +15          2yr-19

Gruenhagen    Mindy              MA                  2yr-19

Guelde            Stacy               MA                  1yr-18

Johns               Amy                BA                  2yr-19

McCabe           Crista              MA                 2yr-19

Schwyn            Jody                BA                  2yr-19

Sell                  Ryan               MA                  2yr-19

Sumpter          Miranda           BA                   2yr-19

Stockburger     Alissa              MA                  2yr-19

Throne             Ryan               MA                  2yr-19

Voll                  Elizabeth         MA                  2yr-19

Wiemken        Megan             MA                  2yr-19

Wills                Miranda          BA                   2yr-19             

 

CLASSIFIED

Baun                Jason               Building Supervisor                 2yr-19

Burkle              Maghan            Playground Aide                      2yr-19

Fridley             Diana                EL Custodian                           2yr-19

Hicks                Ryan                EL Custodian                           2yr-19

Kruse               Tiffanie             Aide                                         2yr-19

Nafziger          Jill                     EL Computer Aide                   Continuing

Nafziger          Sarah               Sub Caller                                2yr-19

Rodriguez        Tricia               Aide                                         2yr-19

Rupp                Larry                District Maintenance              Continuing

 

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified employee for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Gericke            Zach                MA                  2yr-19

Approved compensation increases as follows:

Athletic Director shall receive 2% effective August 1, 2017, and 1.75% effective August 1, 2018.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

Superintendent Report

 

I want to thank Marco’s for working with us to help raise money for our school

system. On Wednesday evening we will receive a percent of all of the sales from

Marco’s pizza in Archbold. Please be sure to have pizza Wednesday night and help

support our school’s athletic department!

 

It is exciting that the Village of Archbold will be putting in a sidewalk to connect

Defiance Street with the elementary school. This work should start this month and

will make it much easier for our walkers to get to the school without having to

crossover Lafayette Street on two occasions, if they come from the North.

 

We have been celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week in all of the school buildings.

I want to thank our excellent staff for all that they do for our kids. We have an

outstanding group of teachers and support staff working with our young people!

 

I want to thank everyone who made our prom and post prom a great event for our

students. They had a great time at the dance and the post prom at BGSU. Without

the support of our volunteers and community it would not be such a memorable

event.

 

For the 2017-2018 school year we will be having a slight increase in our lunch

prices. We are currently at $2.45 for grades K-4 and $2.70 for grades 5-12. Our

basket meals or the B line are currently $3.00. We will be increasing by five cents to

$2.50 at the elementary and $2.75 for middle school and high school. The reason

for the increase is governmental regulations that call on schools to have their prices

at the paid lunch equity price of $2.86. This number is the amount we are

reimbursed for a free/reduced lunch $3.16 minus the 30 cents we are reimbursed for

a full pay lunch. Our prices with the increase are very comparable to our local

districts in the area.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for May 15, 2017

Approved April 17, 2017 regular meeting minutes.

Approved April 2017 financials 

Approved participation in the NBHP Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2018 policy year.

Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted.

Approved the following donations:

Donor                                               Amount             Purpose

JFS Chiropractic                                  $590                Washington DC Trip Sponsor

Rivello Archbold LLC                           $1,000             Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Annonymous                                       $500                Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Child’s Investment Group, Inc            $1,000             Football Shed, Athletic Complex

TJ Automation, Inc                              $1,000             Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Andres O’Neil & Lowe Agency           $1,000             Football Shed, Athletic Complex

WMTR, NOBCO, Inc                            $500                Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Ann & Andrew Dominique                  $1,000             Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Jodi Herman Ins. Agency, Inc              $300                Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Michael & Terri Krebs                         $100                Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Edgar Grisier Funeral Home               $500                Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Laub Auto Parts                                  $100                Football Shed, Athletic Complex

 

Approved a $200 Change Fund for athletic concessions.

Approved participation in the State of Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program. 

Authorized Great Lake Biomedical LTD as bus physical providers to administer and sign bus physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus drivers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved list of 2017 Graduates and Foreign Exchange attendance awards pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented.

Approved a one-year contract for Derrick Baksa as High School English teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a contract for Shawn Grime and Tess Pinter as summer school tutors for a combined total of 35-40 hours, for summer 2017.

Approved a contract for Royal Short as a casual laborer for summer 2017, effective May 13, 2017.

Approved contracts for Aiden Warncke and Tony Grime as student custodial workers for summer 2017.

Approved a contract for Josh Voll as a technology assistant for up to 160 hours for Summer 2017.

Approved a contract for Ann Dominique as a classified sub for the 2016-2017 school year, effective April 24, 2017.

Approved supplemental contracts for the 2017-2018 school year. (Exhibit)

Approved the resignation of Jody Schwyn as HS/MS Spanish teacher, effective at

the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved the termination of Norman Beck as Assistant Football Coach for the

2017-2018 school year.

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

 

I want to thank everyone who helped to make this an excellent school year!  We finished on a positive note in all of our buildings with lots of fun activities, awards, sporting events, and graduation.  We will again have over a 96% graduation rate and 92% of our graduates will be moving on to some type of post-secondary schooling.

 

Spengler Field has been re-seeded and will be ready for the beginning of our soccer season and junior high football.  We were able to level out the playing surface to try to eliminate standing water and also planted a heartier grass that will hold up to all of the events hosted there.

 

The first portion of the scoreboard has arrived.  We are waiting for the video board to be shipped later this month.  We are excited about all that this piece of equipment will be able to do.

 

We have a lot of summer projects going on around the district.  Roofing maintenance, parking lot paving, new carpet being laid, and normal cleaning of the facilities.  One special project is the remodel of the high school library

 

In mid-May Mr. Gladieux sent me a proposal for a social media policy that he recommended becomes part of our athletic handbook.  I have contacted other districts in the area to get sample policies and I am continuing to collect information.  I believe that it is important to teach our students about character, class, and in this case social media responsibility.  I am making this one of my goals for the year and plan to meet with our coaches to discuss.  I also believe it is something that we can do more with during the regular school day to our young people understand how to carry themselves and represent our school and themselves in a positive way.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for June 19, 2017

Approved May 15, 2017 regular meeting minutes.

Approved May 2017 financials 

Approved appropriate modifications as submitted.

Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY’17 budget amount.

Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018.  Total package amount $49,075.

Authorized the Fund Advance Return of $7,000 from 009 Uniform Supply to GF.

Approved an advance of $500 to 300-9500, HS Athletic Fund from 001, General Fund.

Approved a transfer of $22,074.25 to the Turbine Maintenance Fund and $22,682.73 to HB 264 Fund.

Approved a contract with Central Ohio Medical Review, LLC for ORP services related to the Medicaid School Program.

Approved the request from the Board of Library Trustees of the Archbold Community Library a resolution determining to proceed with a request that the Board of Education of the Archbold Local School District submit to the electors of that school district the question of a tax levy for the purpose of current expenses of the Archbold Community Library, pursuant to sections 5705l23, Ohio Revised Code.

 

Approved the following donations:

Donor                                     Amount                                                Purpose

Archbold Band Boosters         $7,252.63 (John Deere Gator TX)       To District

Marco’s Pizza                          $662.65 (Cash)                                   To Athletic Program

Archbold Vocal Boosters        $35,458 (Auditorium Renov.)               To District

Miller Bros. Const., Inc.          $1,000 (Cash)                                       Athl. Complex FB Shed

Christy Motor Sales, Inc.         $150 (Cash)                                         Athl. Complex FB Shed

Lauber Insurance Group         $2,748.99 (Dave Ramsey Workbooks) Student Finance Class

 

Approved revisions to the Elementary Student Handbook for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved revisions to the Elementary Faculty Handbook for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Teacher Handbook for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved Elementary School Fees for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved Middle School Fees for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved High School Fees for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved the 2017-2018 Fall & Winter Sports Passes and Reserved seat prices.

Approved agreement with Wood County ESC for Juvenile Detention Center Education Option Program.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Nancy Ruffer as school bus driver, effective May 31, 2017. 

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following LPDC members for the 2017-2018 school year: Kent Vandock, Amy DeLong, Bryan Miller, Dorothy Lambert and Royal Short.

Approved a one-year contract for Emily Hammersmith as an assistant volleyball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved Loren Brown as a high school football volunteer for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following SLO members for the 2017-2018 school year; Ryan Throne, Jan Lindsay, Matt Shields, Beth Voll, Michele Bagrowski.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Courtney Froehlich for the Elementary Spring Musical for 2017-2018 school year. 

Approved a one-year contract for Brianne Baden as Jr. Hi. Cheerleading Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Ben Gericke as 7th grade basketball coach for the 2017-2018 school year. 

 

Superintendent Report

 

I want to thank the Boy Scouts and specifically Levi Baus for their donation of the Faster Safety kits.  Levi raised all of the money to purchase the kits and his scout troop worked last Friday to install them in our classrooms.  We will be having staff training on how to use the kits during the second week of August.

 

Each of you should have a handout that outlines our savings and expenses for the wind turbine and HB 264 projects.  We will briefly discuss and you can feel free to ask any questions that you may have.  Both of these projects were taken on to save the district and our taxpayer’s valuable dollars when it comes to utility bills.  Chris does an excellent job tracking our savings and expenditures to make sure that we will be able to satisfy the debts from these projects and also show the savings they create.

 

The new scoreboard is to be installed during the week of July 25.  There will need to be some preparation work done the week before, but we are hopeful to have it up and running by the beginning of August.

 

Our administrative team will be meeting with all of our coaches, grades 7-12 on July 19 to discuss the social media policy.  Our goal is to get their input on what we have developed so far and to move forward with developing the most effective policy we can for our young people.

 

We were able to hire our new Spanish teacher over the July 4 holiday.  We now have all of our staff in place and we are excited about the new teacher orientation on August 4.  If you would like to meet the teachers and join us for lunch, please let me know.

 

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for July 17, 2017

 

Approved June 19, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved June 2017 Financial Reports.

Approved the following change funds for the 2017-2018 School year:

                        Ann Dominique           $50

                        Sarah Nafziger            $50

                        Renee Lovejoy            $50

                        Allan Gladieux             $2,500

                        Sandra Babcock          $900

                        Jeremy King                $500

                        Robin Wyse                 $100

                        Diane Bernath             $50

 

Accepted a donation of $29.35 from an anonymous donor to the cafeteria fund for unpaid lunches.

Approved the following donations for the Athletic Complex Football Shed:

DONOR                                               AMOUNT

Lee Eis Properties, LLC                        $5,450

Miller Construction                                $3,200

Nofziger Door                                        $700

Twin Cities Lawn and Landscape         $500

 

Approved a resolution with Northwest State Community College regarding public use of school bus.

Approved the transfer of $3,000 from Class of 2017 (200-9017) to class of 2019 (200-9019).

Approved the transfer of $1,167.95 from class of 2017 (200-9017) to General Fund (001).

Approved the transfer of $1,167.95 from General Fund (001) to PI Fund (003).

Approved a 2-year contract, $1,900/yr, with Julian & Grube, Inc. for agreed upon services related to Medicaid School Program and ODE.

Approved the following Neola Policy additions/revisions/deletions: 2430, 2430.02, 2431, 2461, 2623,312.08, 5111, 5111.01, 5111.03, 5200, 5460, 5610, 5630.01, 6320, 6423, 6700, 8210, 8300, 8305, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8452, 8500, 8510, 9270, 3217, 4217, 7217, 3220.03 (Deletion). 

Approved High School handbook changes/revisions for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved an increase in student lunch prices by $0.05 for the 2017/2018 school year per state requirements.  EL lunch price will be $2.50, MS & HS lunch prices will be $2.75. Basket meals will be $3.00 and adult lunch prices will be $3.00.

Approved a one-year contract for Joseph Williams as a Spanish Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved the classified sub list for the 2017-2018 school year.                       

Approved a one-year contract for Todd Ranzau as assistant football coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a resolution to re-employ Nancy Ruffer as Bus Driver effective August 16, 2017.

Approved a one-year contract for Nancy Ruffer for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Para-  Professional Substitute List for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved the Substitute teacher list provided by the NW Ohio Educational Service Center along with periodic updates for the 2017-2018 School year.

Approved Doug Williams as a volunteer basketball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Superintendent Report

 

We were pleased to be able to host bus drivers from all over northwest Ohio on August 10.  These drivers heard from Jesus Villahermosa who is a nationally recognized expert in the area of Active Shooter response training.  He spent 33 years in law enforcement with 30 of those on the S.W.A.T. Team.  His message is designed to educate, empower, and motivate professionals by equipping them with a new set of skills they can utilize when a crisis strikes.

The scoreboard installation process is underway.  The good news is the damaged scoreboard was covered under our insurance policy and we will be ready for our first game in September.

Allan Gladieux hosted a coaches meeting last month that dealt with the social media policy.  I think we received valuable feedback in the meeting and our coaches support this effort for our young people.  We plan to educate our students not just through athletics, but also during the school day.  Their activity on social media is something that will affect them not only in high school, but also throughout their lives.

Our new teachers were here Friday, August 4 for our new teacher orientation.  I know they are excited to start the new school year and we are looking forward to seeing their impact on our young people.

The state is starting to release information pertaining to the new grade card based on the state achievement tests and the end of course exams.  We will be sharing this with our staff once more information is available.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for August 14, 2017

Approved July 17, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 2017 Financial Reports.

Accepted a donation of $850 to Archbold Softball Program from Mark & Chrissy Stuckey.

Approved the appointment of John Downey as Board representative for the 2017 OSBA Annual Business Meeting and appoint Roel Galvan to serve as alternate.

Approved Bus Routes for the 2017-2018 School year.

Approved agreement with Wood County ESC for Juvenile Detention Center Education Option Program.

Approved List of certified bus/van drivers for the 2017-2018 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.

Approved a one-year contract for the following student workers for the 2017-2018 school year; Clay Nafziger, Trevor Short, Leslie Simon, LJ Tijerina, and Aiden Warncke.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2017-2018 Spring coaches.

Approved a one- year contract for Jennifer Rodriguez as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a resolution for hiring a non-licensed individual for High School Fall Concessions. 

Approved a one-year contract for Toni Babcock as Fall High School Concessions Manager for the 2017-2018 School year.

Approved a one-year contract for Brenda Beck as study table tutor for one hr. per week for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Accepted the resignation of Diana Fridley as Elementary Custodian effective August 9, 2017.

Approved a special meeting to be held on September 18th at 3:30pm in the High School Media Center to discuss facilities.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Prinicipal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

 

Superintendent Report

We were able to play our first soccer game at Spengler Field this past weekend.  I want to thank our players and coaches for their patience as we worked to get the field ready for their games.  Also, a thank you to the staff that put in extra time to arrange for goals, clock, benches, and more.  We are glad to be back and using Spengler Field.  I hope people will come out and join us for a game!

 

There is currently work underway to get started with Final Forms.  This program would allow us to enroll our students online and also have parents fill out required paperwork through the use of a web-based program.  Once this is completed they could simply update their information each year.  It can be used for registration, athletics, emergency medical forms and more.

 

Mr. Short and I will be going to Four County to visit with our students during lunch this coming week.  This is something that was implemented last year and gives us an opportunity to visit with the kids who choose to attend Four County.  We hand out candy, see how their year is going, and let them know of upcoming events.  We plan to do this once a month throughout the year.

 

The district will again partner with community organizations to provide Bluestreak Bags on the weekend.  These supplemental meals were served to approximately 70 students at the end of last school year.  We hope that this year we will serve that many or more.  Thanks for the groups who help support this financially, and also to the volunteers that make it possible.

 

As you know we changed the pick-up procedure at the elementary school this year to keep cars from stopping traffic on Lafayette Street.  At this point we seem to have just enough parking to allow parents to pick up their children.  The exit from the lot has gone fairly smooth up to this point.  We will keep an eye on it and make adjustments as needed. 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for September 18, 2017

Approved August 14, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 2017 Financial Reports.

Approved a cash donation of $211.82 from Boy Scout Troop 63 for Levi Baus’ Eagle Project. 

Approved donations valued at $725 to Archbold Middle School, $110 to Archbold High School and $178 to the Elementary from Green Acres Green House.

Approved revisions to OASBO 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan.

Approved ’18 Appropriations.

Authorized the following advances:

                                                            From                              To

09   Uniform Supplies                                                             $7,000

001 General Fund                              $7,000    

 

01-9500 Athletics                                                                   $8,000

001 General Fund                              $8,000    

Approved the following transfers:

                                                                From                            To

200-9022 Class of 2022                                                         $380.02

200-9023 Class of 2023                                                         $380.02

200-9024 Class of 2024                                                         $380.02

200-2021 Class of 2021                       $1,140.06

 

300-9501 Football Program                                                  $2,381.64

001 General Fund                              $2,381.64

                       

Approved Fund Transfer of $10,306.92 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $11,208.09 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved revisions/additions to Neola Policies 2464, 3217, 4217, 5111.01, 5111.03, 7217, 8300, 8305.

Approved revisions to policy #2105, Mission of the District. 

The Board of Education of the Archbold Local School District, as the taxing authority of the Archbold Community Library, on their behalf, requests that the current Library levy in excess of the ten-mill limitation approved by the voters on May 6, 2014 be rolled back or not collected for tax year 2017, payable in 2018 on account of the fact, the amount that would be collected is not required.

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tiffanie Kruse as Mail Courier for the 2017-2018 school year, effective August 23, 2017. 

Approved a one-year contract for Matthew Cousino as a 3-hr Elementary Custodian for the 2017-2018 school year, effective September 5, 2017.

Approved a one-year contract for Kelly Stahl as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Kelly Piercefield as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved the following as High School wrestling volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year: Grant Burkholder, Kenny Price, Larry Soles, Aaron Babcock, Jared Mattin.

Approved Garrett Grime as a Junior High/High School wrestling volunteer for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tony Grime as a student worker for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educator Mentors for the 2017-2018 school year.

RESIDENT EDUCATOR        YEAR               MENTOR

Joseph Williams                        1                    Krysti Bowerman

Lauren Frey                              2                     Shelby Graber

Miranda Sumpter                      3                     Alissa Stockburger

Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educator Mentors for the 2017-2018 school year.

RESIDENT EDUCATOR        YEAR              MENTOR

Megan Martz                              2                 Jennifer Hurst

Miranda Wills                             3                 Jennifer Hurst

Approved the following transfer:

                                                To                               From

French Club                                                              $3,900

Class of 2022                         $3,900

Approved a contract for transportation agreement between Ms. Billie Milliman and the Board of Education for transportation services.

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

 

 

Superintendent Report

We had our first two-hour in-service on October 12 and the focus was Google Classroom and Google Forms.  All of our professional development this school year will be focused on the use of Google by staff and students.  In addition to the in-service meetings we will have trainings included in our staff meetings.  We also have plans to have certified trainers in the buildings on designated days to help with questions or projects.

Last week we had our district calendar meeting.  Next year we are anticipating a calendar with one full day of staff in-service in addition to our two-hour delays.  We will have a proposed calendar to the board in November and will approve in January.

On October 18, we will be partnering with Marco’s Pizza for a fall fundraiser.  For all food purchased that day we will receive a portion of the proceeds.  We will also be having our first McTeacher Night on October 23.  In November, we will be partnering with Dairy Queen in a similar way.  It is great to have businesses like this supporting our school and our kids.

This week we will begin our first round of walkthroughs in all of our district classrooms.  These walkthroughs give us the opportunity to see our teachers instructing and see our students learning and meeting learning goals.  It is exciting to see what is happening in our classrooms.

I am pleased with our recent efforts to educate students in the area of social media and digital citizenship.  Our Guidance Staff has been talking with our students on this topic and they have also invited special guest speakers to come and share with our students.  There are more events scheduled to take place this year.

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for October 16, 2017

Approved September 18, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 18, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 2017 Financial Reports.

Approved Five Year Forecast.

Approved contract between Archbold Board of Education and Northern Buckeye Education Council for fiscal office services effective Oct. 2 thru June 30, 2018.

Approved tuition reimbursement (pending submission of requested documentation) for classes taken during the 2016-2017 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement (Exhibit).

Approved the Organizational Meeting for January 8, 2018 at 5:00pm with the regular board meeting immediately to follow.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Jennifer Hurst for classes taken during the 2016-2017 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Ben Gericke for classes taken during the 2016-2017 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved a one-year contract for Kay Ballin as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year, effective October 10, 2017.

Approved the resignation of Brianne Baden as Middle School Cheer Advisor for the 2017-2018 school year, effective October 9, 2017.

Approved Alissa Stockburger as Middle School Cheer Advisor effective October 9, 2017 for remainder of the 2017-2018 Middle School Football Season.

Approved David Dominique as a volunteer wrestling coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional Education Courses.

Name                                      Education Level                         

Joseph Williams                       BA-150

Cindy Clark                              MA

Miranda Sumpter                     MA

John Culler                              MA + 30

Dave Walker                            MA + 30  

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

               

 

 

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Superintendent Report

 

As you know we signed a contract last year to sell Rec’s (Green Energy Credits) to Karbone, which is an energy specialist and broker for these credits.  In our last quarter we were able to generate 379 credits.  We have an agreement with Sauder Woodworking and Karbone to sell all the Rec’s we create in a year.

 

We are one month away from the Ridgeville Falcon basketball game.  We have the uniforms made, cheerleading shirts, coaching shirts, and much more ready to go for the big night.  We have sold over 250 shirts for the event and all the proceeds will go the F.F. Hesterman Scholarship and the Ridgeville Community Park.  At this time that is approximately $500 each.

 

This month is School Board Recognition Month.  I would like to recognize all of our Board Members for their service to our students, our district, and the community.  I would also like to personally thank you for your help to me.  John Downey-4 years on the Board, Roel Galvan-4 years, Jeremy Hurst-first year, Jon Lugbill-6 years, Phil Nofziger-6 years, and outgoing Board member Bob Aschliman, who served a total of 16 years.  Thank you again for your service.

 

At our last meeting we approved a resolution to place our Emergency Levy renewal on the ballot during the spring primary.  This levy creates 1.1 million dollars in revenue for the school district and is vital to our financial needs.  This levy was originally passed in 2006 and renewed in 2011.  This renewal will not ask for any new money from our community members.

 

I am working with Sandy Babcock, Cafeteria Supervisor and the building principals to plan some upcoming events in our school cafeterias.  We had one today at the HS and will have more coming up as we approach the Super Bowl, spring break, opening day, and more.  All of these are fun days for our kids and our staff.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for January 11, 2016

Approved December 21, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved December 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved the submission of the current 5 Year Forecast and the district schedules of debt in place of the tax budget to the County Budget Office.

Approved cash donation of $100 from Beck’s Petro Country Store and a $300 cash donation from Sherwood State Bank to offset expenses related to the Falcon Basketball Game.

Approved Fund Transfer of $36,331.24 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $13,471.40 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved an anonymous $1,000 donation for Softball Field Renovations.

Approved the 2016-2017 District School Calendar.

Approved an overnight trip to Columbus for “We the People” competition for January 21, 2016.

 

Approved Elijah Robison for early graduation having met all graduation requirements as of January 5th, 2016.

Approved revisions/additions/deletions to Neola policies 1130, 1630.01, 2461, 3113, 3220, 3430.01, 4113, 4430.01, 7510, 8420, 8452, 8500, 8651, 9211, 3220.01 (Delete).

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the Archbold Area Local School District Board of Education and the Archbold Education Association in regards to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

 

This evening I will be asking the Board to approve a resolution to allow the district to seek bids to complete our office projects at the high school and the elementary.  This was a project we had intended to complete last summer, but time constraints would not allow it.

 

Over the last two weeks our administrative team has been able to complete walkthroughs of every classroom in the district.  We have observed some great examples of teaching, and I always find these valuable experiences.  They provide us with opportunities to see teachers using various strategies and tools that we can share with others.  It also gives our administrative team a chance to see our students in action.

 

A reminder that our emergency renewal levy will be on the ballot this March 15.  This levy creates 1.1 million dollars in revenue for the school district and is vital to our financial needs.  This levy was originally passed in 2006 and renewed in 2011.  This renewal will not ask for any new money from our community members.

 

Our Ridgeville Falcon night was a success.  We had our largest home crowd of the year and we were able to raise approximately $2300 from our T-Shirt sales that will go to the Hesterman Scholarship and Ridgeville Community Park.  I want to thank all of our sponsors and the individuals who helped make it happen!

 

McTeacher night brought in $400 to the district giving us a total of $900 for the year.  Mrs. Clark’s class at the Middle School won the classroom competition for students attending.  We have one more date in April and I want to thank McDonald’s and our staff for their work at these events.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for February 24, 2016

Approved January 11, 2016 Organizational Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 11, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 2016 Financial Reports.

Accepted the amounts and rates determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary tax Levies and Certify them to the County Auditor. 

Approved Fund Advance Return of $5,000 from ISS 300-9500 GF to 001.

Approved donations as follows:

Donor                                     Amount          Request

Anonymous                            $1,000           50% R.O.C.K.S./ 50% Student Lunch

Brookview Farm                      $150              Falcon Ball Game

Ridgeville Telephone Co.         $500               Falcon Ball Game (8/5/2015)

 

 

Approved an agreement with Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center to utilize agreed upon services pursuant to RC 3313.845 effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for the reconstruction of the Elementary front office.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for the reconstruction of the High School front office.

Approved an overnight trip to Washington DC, May 5-8, 2016 for 8th grade students.

Approved Sarah Wyse as a volunteer Softball coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Justin Dominique as a volunteer Wrestling coach for the 2015-2016 school year, effective 11/9/2015.

Approved Fall Supplemental Contracts for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jack Downey as Assistant High School football coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

 

 

Superintendent Report

 

I want to thank our administrators, teachers, and staff members for going above and beyond for our kids.  There have been situations in the past month where our staff has done so much to help our students with needs that extend beyond our doors.

 

 We have updated our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) according to the state template.  I will be asking the School Board to approve this plan tonight.  This is a very detailed 82 page document that each school in the state must adhere to.

 

A reminder that our emergency renewal levy will be on the ballot tomorrow.  This levy creates 1.1 million dollars in revenue for the school district and is vital to our financial needs.  This levy was originally passed in 2006 and renewed in 2011.  This renewal will not ask for any new money from our community members.

 

I have been communicating with our administrators and HC 3 (Healthy Choices Caring Communities) in regard to training on social media.  We are currently making plans to have this parent/public event on April 11.  More details will be coming within the next two weeks.

 

After our last meeting I spoke with Kent and our presenters.  I approved the purchase of the lighting board from our Permanent Improvement account after checking comparable prices.  They have the funding for the first phase of the project and the goal is to have it completed by the upcoming musical.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for March 14, 2016

Approved February 24, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved February 2016 Financial Reports.

Approved donations as follows:

                  Donor                                 Amount                 Request

                  Anonymous                        $265.00                 BBK Childhood Cancer Awareness Activity                                                                                                                                        

Approved the State Emergency Operation Plan to be used in conjunction with the schools previously adopted Crisis Response Plan that was board approved on October 22, 2012.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Mike Short as musical assistant for the Archbold High School Spring Musical for  the 2015-2016 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Luana King, effective May 25, 2016.                 

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certificated employees who have taken additional Education Courses.

 

                                    Name                       Education Level

                                    Jennifer Allen                 MA + 15

                                    Maria Oyer                     MA + 15

                                    Lori Coressel                  MA + 30

 

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendents Report

On Monday, April 11 we hosted a Social Networking Class for Parents at the MS.  There were approximately 30 parents in attendance to hear about various internet sites and phone applications that are available to our young people.  Thank you to HC3 and the Wauseon Police Department for their presentation.

 

We have been meeting with a representative from Robert’s Floors about the sanding and refinishing of the gymnasium floor.  This process will start the day after graduation and take about three weeks.

 

Tonight I will be asking the Board to approve the changes to the Operations Manual that we made in cooperation with our classified employees.  It was a productive process, and I presented these changes to our staff on Wednesday, April 13.

 

Rupp/Rosebrock was the low bidder for our 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 August 12.

 

It will be a busy summer as we will be working hard on our buildings and grounds this summer.  We plan on roofing work, parking lots, resurfacing the tennis courts, carpet and tile in multiple areas, and we will also be bidding out two new school buses.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2016

Approved March 14, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved April 6, 2016 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved March 2016 Financial Reports.

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                                               

 

Approved a change fund to Dina Gladiuex, Track Concessions, $200.

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

Approved appropriation modification.

Approved Rupp/Rosebrock, Inc. proposal of $76,776 for the High School and Elementary Office Remodeling/Security Door Entrance.

Approved an overnight trip for Middle School 8th graders tentatively set for May 4-7, 2017 to Washington D.C.

Approved the superintendent to solicit bids for the resurfacing of the tennis courts.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Kevin Bostelman as 8th grade football coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved Michelle Graber as a casual laborer for summer/fall 2016.

Approved Taylor Gerken as a casual laborer for summer 2016.

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  2015-2016 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Christa Gasser as the Consumer Sciences Teacher effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year.                          

Accepted the resignation of Gretchen King as Elementary Aide effective the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

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

                       

Name                                      2016-2017 School Year

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

 

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2016-2017 schools year.

 

CERTIFIED

Anderson   Jamie              BA                      1yr-17

Baden       Amy                MA                      2yr-18

Brooks      John                MA                      2yr-18

Conway     Michelle           BA-150                2yr-18

Daugherty Breanna            BA                       1yr-17

Fether        Jonathan          BA-150               2yr-18

Froehlich    Courtney          BA-150                2yr-18

Hilfinger      Dana               BA                      2yr-18

Johns         Amy                BA                     1yr-17

King           Jeremy            MA                     2yr-18

Lewis          Elizabeth        BA-150                1yr-17

MacCabe       Crista              MA                  1yr-17

Nafziger         Abbey             BA                   2yr-18

Ruffer            Cody               BA                   2yr-18

Schwyn         Jody                BA                  1yr-17

Short             JoAnn              B-150              2yr-18

Steffes          Miranda            BA                  1yr-17

Vandock        Danielle            MA                 Continuing

Wiemken       Megan              MA                 1yr-17

Wills              Miranda           BA                  1yr-17

                                                                

CLASSIFIED

Ballmer           Jackie             AM Bus Aide                    2yr-18

Beck              Janelle             Bus Driver                      Continuing

Beck              Kathy             PM Bus Aide                    2yr-18

Beck              Mary              Playground Aide               Continuing

Fisher            Jennifer          Bus Driver                        Continuing

Kruse            Tiffanie           Playground Aide                 2yr-18

Miller              Joyce             Elementary Aide               Continuing

Pinter             Tess              Media Specialist                Continuing

Schmidt          Linda             Transportation Coordinator  Continuing

Voll               Josh                Technology Assistant         Continuing

Walker           Amanda          Playground Aide                 Continuing

Wright           Michelle           Bus Driver                         Continuing

 

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2016-2017 school year.

Gericke           Ben     2yr -18

Gericke           Zach    1yr- 17

Approved the Classified Operations Manual effective August 1, 2016 thru July 31, 2019.

 

Curriculum Director Report

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

 

 

Superintendent Report

On Friday, December 6 I was able to attend Leadercast with Chris, Michele, and four of our students.  It was a positive experience for our team, as well as our young people.  I heard good things from all who attended and brought back some excellent leadership ideas to share with our staff.

The first week of May was teacher appreciation week.  I want to thank the excellent teachers that we have in our district!  We do so many great things in our schools for our students, and this is a testament to our staff.

Senior citizen luncheon was again a big success.  I have heard from many who attended about how much they enjoyed this event.  A special thank you to Kent Vandock, Andrea Oyer and Christa Gasser for the work they put into this day!

We have had our bid meeting for the tennis courts and tonight I will be asking the Board to allow me to solicit bids for two propane buses.  One will be a 78 passenger full-size bus, and the other will be a 54-passenger handicap accessible bus.  I am currently looking into suppliers for our propane needs.

Congratulations to JoAnn Cousino for her participation in the state bus Road-e-o.  This was JoAnn’s fourth trip to state and the 9th year in a row we have had bus drivers qualify for the state competition.  Our drivers were first in the regional event as well.  We have excellent bus drivers in our district!

The plan is to start our gym floor project the day after graduation each of you should have a picture of the new set up.  June 1st they will begin the office-remodeling project at both the high school and the elementary buildings.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for May 16, 2016

Approved April 18, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved May 2, 2016 Special Session Board Meeting Minutes.

Approved April 2016 Financial Reports.

Approved participation in the NBHP Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2017 policy year.

Approved the multi-year renewal contract with Healthcare Process Consulting Inc. to assist in managing the district Ohio Medicaid School Program for the period of July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2019.

Approved a multi-year contract with Julian & Grube, Inc. to examine the Medicaid School Program cost report for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years.

Approved a contract with Central Ohio Medical Review, LLC for ORP services related to the Medicaid School Program.

Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted.

Approved McTeacher Night donations from McDonald’s Restaurants, James Rivello, in the amount of $557.00.

Approved a donation from the family of Keith Short in his memory to the Music programs, $765 and Athletic Department, $1,680.

Approved a donation from the family of Aden Storrer in his memory to the Music Programs, $500.

Approved a transfer to the Turbine Maintenance Fund and HB 264 Fund.  

Approved an overnight trip for the “Company” to Chicago, March 17-19, 2017.

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Neola Policies 1130, 2460.03, 3113, 4113, 4162, 5112, 5200, 5320, 5330.03, 6110, 6111, 6112, 6114, 6116, 6325, 7300, 7310, 7450, 8500, and 9270.

Approved list of 2016 Graduates and Foreign Exchange attendance awards pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented. 

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for one full size 78-passenger bus and one 54-passenger handicap bus.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for purchase of a truck for maintenance department.

Approved a bid from The Courtsmiths to complete the Tennis Court resurfacing project with a bid of $29,798.

Authorized Great Lakes Biomedical LTD as bus physical providers to administer and sign bus physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus drivers for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Faculty Handbook for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Lauren Frey as 2nd grade teacher for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a contract for Shawn Grime and Brenda Beck as summer school tutors for 20-25 hours, for summer 2016.

Approved a one-year contract for Sarah Nafziger as sub caller for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tiffanie Kruse as a HS/MS Aide for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved Supplemental Contracts for the 2016-2017 school year.                         

Approved a one-year contract for Maghan Burkle as Middle School Playground Aide for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tricia Rodriguez as High School Aide for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a contract for Josh Voll as a technology assistant for up to 120 hours for Summer 2016.

Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Cobb as a part time band teacher for the 2016-2017 School Year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Ben Gericke as 7th grade boys basketball coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved compensation increases as follows:

Superintendent, High School Principal, Middle School Principal shall receive 2% effective August 1, 2016, 2% effective August 1, 2017                             and 1.75% effective August 1, 2018.

Athletic Director shall receive 2% effective August 1, 2016.

School Psychologist shall receive 2% effective August 1, 2016, 2% effective August 1, 2017 and 1.75% effective August 1, 2018.

Elementary Principal shall receive 2.5% effective August 1, 2016, 2.5% effective August 1, 2017 and 2.5% effective August 1, 2018.

Curriculum Director shall receive 3% effective August 1, 2016, 3% effective August 1, 2017 and 3% August 1, 2018

Award Lorinda Brader, Technology Director a 2 Year Contract beginning August 1, 2016 thru July 31, 2018 and approve a 2%                           effective August 1, 2106 and 2% effective August 1, 2017.

Treasurer shall receive 3% effective August 1, 2016, 3% effective August 1, 2017 and 3% August 1, 2018.

Amend the Superintendent’s Contract effective August 1, 2016 thru July 31, 2021, to read; “per diem of up to 10 days of unused                                              vacation time each year”.

 

Elementary Report

Middle School Report

High School Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

Superintendent Report

We had a great end to the school year.  There were lots of activities in all of the buildings and our sports teams had an excellent spring.  Softball and baseball finished off their seasons in the regional finals, and we had multiple individuals at the state track meet.

Our custodial and maintenance staff made quick work of clearing out the offices and new construction has begun.  We are looking forward to seeing how the new offices look, and also to the protection it will offer our students during the school day.

We conducted our interviews for a new elementary custodian once school let out, and we will be voting on that individual this evening.  The goal is to provide training over the summer while also working with our summer crew on each of the buildings.

Our cafeteria ended the year on a high note with a positive cash balance.  I want to thank those ladies for their hard work over the last three years, and we will continue to look at new ways/ideas to get our students to buy lunches!

The gym floor project is well under way and should be completed in the next few weeks.  The heat has caused things to move a bit slower, but I believe they will finish ahead of the six week projected deadline.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for June 13, 2016

 

Approve May 16, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approve May 2016 Financial Reports.

Approve a transfer to the Turbine Maintenance Fund and HB 264 Fund.

Approve appropriation modifications as submitted.

Adopt temporary appropriations at 75%  FY’16 budget amount.Approve Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2017. Total package amount $47,622.

Authorize the Fund Advance Return of $8,000 from 009 Uniform Supply to GF.

Approve a fund transfer of $77.58 from Student Account 200-9020 to 200-9021.

Approve Elementary School Fees for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approve revisions to the Elementary student handbook for the 2016-2017 school year.

Rescind Neola Policy 5330.03.

Approve a donation from A.H.S. After Prom Committee for $2,000 to the Class of 2017.

Approve High School Fees for the 2016-2017 School year.

Approve a one-year supplemental contract for Justin Dominique as a junior high wrestling coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approve one-year supplemental contracts for the following LPDC committee members for the 2016-2017 school year; Jennie Johnson, Bryan Miller, Kent Vandock, Royal Short and Dorothy Lambert.

Approve one-year supplemental contracts for the following SLO members for the 2016-2017 school year; Ryan Throne, Jan    Lindsay, Matt Shields, Beth Voll, Michele Bagrowski.

Approve resolution for hiring a non-licensed individual for FCCLA  Advisor. 

Approve a one-year supplemental contract for Tess Pinter as  FCCLA Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year.

Authorize the following advance:

                                                            From               To

                  001 General Fund               $2,000          

                300-9500 HS Athletics                                $2,000

 

Approve the Middle School Fees for the 2016-2017 School year.

Approve Cameron Yontz as a volunteer football coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approve Garrett Grime as a volunteer football coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approve Jared Mattin as a volunteer wrestling coach for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Superintendent Report

 

The district office is mailing out our “back to school” newsletter.  I have included a copy with your Board packet.  This is mailed to all district residents and we think it is a good way to provide useful information and keep people informed of all that is going on in the district.

 

We will be meeting with our new teachers on August 3 for their orientation.  During that time they will receive a great deal of information that will assist them during their first year and beyond.  We finish off the morning with lunch at the Barn.  If any of the Board members would like to join us for lunch, please let me know.  We will be there at approximately 11:45.

 

The office remodel is continuing to make progress.  The spaces have been painted and the cabinetwork was to arrive today.  Once these are installed we will be able to move ahead with the carpeting, electrical and finish work.  The finishing date is scheduled to be August 12.

 

Today I will be asking the Board to approve the purchase of the two new propane school buses.  We would expect delivery to be in September or October, and we will have our fueling station ready during the month of August so we can train our bus drivers.

 

I want to thank all of our coaches, students, and staff members who helped with the 150th celebration.  The school was able to participate in multiple areas and it was good to see the community participation.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for July 18, 2016

 

Approve June 13, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 7, 2016 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved June 2016 Financial Reports.

Approved the following change funds for the 2016-2017 School year:

                        Ann Dominique         $50

                        Sarah Nafziger           $50

                        Renee Lovejoy           $50

                        Allan Gladieux           $2,500

                        Sandra Babcock         $900

                        Jeremy King               $500

                        Robin Wyse                $100

                        Diane Bernath           $50

Accepted a donation of $1,300 from Archbold Rotary to the Archbold High School Art Club.

Awarded the bus bid to Cardinal Bus Sales for a 78 Passenger School bus and a 54 Passenger Handicapped School Bus.

Approved a resolution to allow for the non-routine use of school buses for a public event, open to the public on July 20 and July 27 sponsored by Northwest State Community College.

Approved High School handbook changes/revisions for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved the 2016-2017 Fall Sports Passes and Football Reserved seat prices.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Andrea Thiel as a head softball coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved Kayla Wyse as a Tennis Volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved the classified sub list for the 2016-2017 school year.                           

 

Superintendent Report

The propane tank has been delivered and we are currently waiting for the electrical hook up.  I have contacted Cardinal bus to determine delivery dates for our buses and we will provide training to all bus driving staff once they arrive.

 

 

Play clocks are being installed at the football field and will be ready for the last scrimmage of the year.  Thank you to Creighton Electric in helping to make this possible for our student athletes.

 

 

The office remodel is complete and all staff should be back in their spaces by Monday afternoon.  We are pleased with the results and it will be a positive in terms of safety and work efficiency.

 

At our first home football game we will be recognizing the 1978 and 2016 State Acme Champions.  All players have received invitations and we hope that they will be able to make it.  The state champ picture for the hallway will be done on August 24, and our picture company is providing each player from the 2016 team with a free 8x10 copy of that photo.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 15, 2016

 

Approved July 18, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

Approved July 2016 Financial Reports.

 

Approved the following transfer:

                                                                                    To:                   From:

200-9014 Class of 2016                                                                     $2,292.37

200-9016 Class of 2018                                            $2,292.37         

 

Approved donations as follows:

Description                                          Amount                       To                                 From

Theatrical Controls & Cyc Lighting     $18,445                       District                        Vocal Music Boosters (effective March 2016)   

Stem Machine                                    $4,730                         Athletic Program         Athletic Boosters

Cash                                                    $100                           HS Cheerleaders        Rotary Club

 

Approved membership with Ohio Schools Council and Lake Erie Educational Media Consortium (LEEMC) for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Approved agreement with Wood County ESC for Juvenile Detention Center Education Option Program.

 

Approved Bus Routes for the 2016-2017 School year. 

 

Approved the appointment of John Downey as Board representative for the 2016 OSBA Annual Business Meeting and appoint (TBD) to serve as alternate.

 

Approved a change order to the High School remodel project to install additional countertop.

 

Rescinded Cameron Yountz as a volunteer football coach. 

 

Approved Kelley Phillips as a substitute speech pathologist from August 22, 2016 through November 14, 2016.

 

Approved List of certified bus/van drivers for the 2016-2017 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.

 

Approved a one-year contract for the following student workers for the 2016-2017 school year; Toby Walker, Austin Wilson, Trevor Short, Elijah Alvarado.

 

Approved the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Para-Professional Substitute List for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Sandy Babcock for Fall concessions for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Approved the Substitute teacher list provided by the NW Ohio Educational Service Center along with periodic updates for the 2016-2017 School year.

 

 

Superintendent Report

We have had a great start to the school year.  Thank you to all of our staff members for their part in making it a successful first few weeks.

 

We had our first cancellation day of the year on Friday.  A reminder that this year we will be moving to 8 cancellation days before we make up days for both teachers and students.

 

The 1988 State Football Champion sign arrived and was placed near the scoreboard in the south end zone.  We will be recognizing the team on September 22nd.

 

On September 16th, I will be attending an all-day professional development opportunity with other members of our administrative team and teaching staff.  This training looks at the best way to teach gifted students in the regular classroom.  This topic along with teaching students from poverty is the focus of our two professional developments that we will be holding on October 6th and December 8th during the    2-hr delay.

 

I want to thank the group that is in charge of the Bluestreak Bag Program and also the community for supporting this endeavor that feeds children on the weekends.  They are now supplying almost 40 of our young people with meals or supplemental foods.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for September 19, 2016

Approved August 15, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 2016 Financial Reports.    

Approved donations as follows:

 

Description                  Amount           To                                 From

Stone                           $157.50           Middle School             Anonymous                

Cash                            $80                  District                         DeTray Chiropractic Center

Play Clocks                  $6,589             Football Stadium        Creighton Electric

Play Clocks                  $715.50           Football Stadium        Ridgeville Telephone           

 

Approved 2017 Appropriations.  

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2016-2017 school year.

Authorized the following advance:

                                                            From                                                  To

009 Uniform Supplies                                                                                     $7,000

001 General Fund                               $7,000

 

Approved Fund Transfer of $7,607.11 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.  

Approved Fund Transfer of $9,356.73 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved a contract with Harbor Behavior Health for services rendered.

Authorized the following transfer:

                                                           From                                       To

200 9020 Class of 2021                                                                      $2,900

200 9125 French Club                         $2,900

 

Approved revisions to Neola Policy #3223, Standards-Based School Counselor Evaluations.

Approved a change of daily pay rate for substitute teachers from $80 to $90, effective October 1, 2016.

Accepted resignation of Kelley Phillips as substitute Speech Pathologist effective Friday, September 16, 2016.

Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Fisher as a Classified Sub for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved Tony Schutte as a volunteer swim coach for the 2016-2017 school year.  (Exhibit)

Approved a one-year contract for Bailey Short as a student worker for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as study table tutor, 1 hour per week effective 9/15/2016 through 5/11/2017.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Brenda Beck as Junior Class Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved resolution for hiring a non-licensed individual for Junior Class Advisor.  (Exhibit)

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jodi Gerken as Junior Class Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Spring Coaches for the 2016-2017 school year.  (Exhibit)

Approved a contract for Diane Wyse as a substitute Speech Pathologist as needed, through November 14, 2016.

Approved a contract for Deb Opdycke as a substitute Speech Pathologist as needed, through November 14, 2016.

Approved a contract for Cathy Selgo as a substitute Speech Pathologist as needed,  through November 14, 2016.

Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Cobb as a certified substitute teacher for the 2016-2017 school year, effective August 30, 2016.

Approved a one-year contract for Leslie Simon as a student worker for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educator Mentors for the    2016-2017 school year.

Resident Educator                              Year                 Mentor

Lauren Frey                                         1                      Shelby Graber

Jody Schwyn                                        2                      Krysti Bowerman

Miranda Sumpter                               2                        Alissa Stockburger

Dana Hilfinger                                     3                      Jessica Miller                  

Courtney Froehlich                              3                      Kent Vandock

Abbey Nafziger                                   3                      Brenda Beck

Jamie Anderson                                  3                      Andrea Thiel

           

Approved the following one-year contract for Resident Educator Mentor for the 2016- 2017 school year.

Resident Educator                            Year                 Mentor

Miranda Wills                                     2                      Jennifer Hurst

 

 

 

 

Superintendent Report

 

Thank you to our staff members, McDonald’s and all of the families who came to see us at McTeacher night.  The school was able to raise $500 from an extremely busy night.

 

Last week our staff was able to help with the community meal.  This is a great way to serve others and enjoy time interacting with each other.  I want to say how grateful I am for the people behind the scenes who make this happen and for our students and staff who volunteered, made food and made this evening a success.

 

Friday afternoon I was able to speak to a group at Northwest State about education “now and then”.  It was fun to share how classrooms, technology, testing and much more has changed over the years.

 

Our administrators have finished up our first round of walkthroughs in all of our district classrooms.  We were able to see teachers carrying out district goals and involving kids in excellent learning experiences.

 

Boy Scout Levi Baus has been able to raise over $5000 to place Faster kits in each classroom in the district.  These emergency trauma kits can be used to treat a variety of injuries caused on the playground, accidents, and dangerous situations.  We appreciate his work and say thank you to everyone who donated to the cause.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for October 24, 2016

Approved September 19, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved October 12, 2016 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 2016 Financial Reports.

Approved Five Year Forecast. 

Approved the following transfer:

                                                           From:               To:

200-9017 Class of 2017                                              $5,500

200-9018 Class of 2018                    $5,500  

Approved Lease Agreement between Archbold Board of Education and Kinsman Propane Inc. to lease liquefied propane gas storage tank for 5 years at the rate of $1.00 for the length of the term agreement.

Approved Waiver Application between NwOESC and Pettisville Local Schools in regards to special education.

Approved the Organizational Meeting for January 5, 2017 at 5:00pm with the regular board meeting immediately to follow.

Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2015-2016 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved winter sports pass prices for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Approved agreement between the Archbold Board of Education and district parent in regards to educational needs.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Jennifer Hurst for classes taken during the 2015-2016 school year for continuing her education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement. 

Approved resolution with the Board of Henry County Commissioners, acknowledging the acceptance of the Miller Brothers Construction Inc., enterprise zone agreement. 

Approved a resolution to initiate procedures under Ohio Law for the   Retirement and Reemployment of Christine Ziegler. 

Approved Jim Hartman as a band volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Larryjose Tijerina as a student custodial worker for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jamie Anderson for Winter Concessions for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved Trey Smith as a Jr Hi Boys Basketball volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional Education Courses.

Name                                      Education Level                         

Mindy Gruenhagen                 MA

Coricia Meyer                          MA + 15

Shannon Schmucker               MA + 15

Kevin K. Miller                         MA + 30

Elementary Principal Report      

Middle School Principal Report     

High School Principal Report         

Curriculum Director Report 

 

Superintendent Report

On November 30 our administrative team will be presenting to a group at the ESC

on community engagement. We plan to discuss our use of our webpage, Facebook,

Twitter, newsletters, and the multiple community events that our students and staff

take part in to keep our public informed and engaged.

 

 

At our parent teacher conferences, we will be promoting the Powerschool App to our

high school and middle school parents. This application on your phone allows you

to have instant access and notifications about grades, attendance, fees and much

more. Our two building principals have shared this with their staff and we think

parents will enjoy having this capability.

 

 

I was able to attend Capital Conference on Monday and Tuesday of last week.

There were some valuable sessions and John and I were able to attend a meeting at

the Statehouse where 300-400 school people showed their solidarity in wanting

changes to the grade card, graduation requirements, and testing.

 

 

On November 29th at 6:30 in conjunction with HC3 we will be hosting a community

conversation called “What’s Wrong with Sexting?” This presentation hopes to share

the impact social media can have on our kids legally, in employment, and when

applying for college. It will take place in the high school lecture hall and we hope

parents and students will be able to attend.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for November 21, 2016

 

Approved October 24, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved October 2016 Financial Reports.

Approved a change fund of $79 to Lori Coressel for Elementary Book Fair.

Approved donations as follows:

Donor                                      Amount           Description

Archbold Area Foundation      $1,279.95        Pottery Wheel

Mark & Chrissy Stuckey          $500.00           Archbold Softball Program

Anonymous                             $900.00           18 Yearbooks for Class of 2016 students

 

Approved an Addendum to the Service Agreement with Archbold Board of Education and the Governing Board of the NWOESC regarding operating Balance Adjustments. 

Approved a change in Notice of Employer Pick-up Plan with SERS effective 2/1/2017.

Approved Royal Short as a certified van driver having met all certificate requirements pursuant to board policy. 

Approved Matt Shields as a certified van driver having met all the certificate requirements pursuant to board policy.

Approved a one-year contract for Clay Nafziger and Kierstyn Repp as student workers for the 2016-2017 school year.

Appointed Jed Grisez to the Archbold Public Library Board for a 7-year term effective January 1, 2017.

Accepted the resignation of Dave Davis as Building Supervisor effective December 9, 2016.

Approved Miriam Miles as a volunteer swim coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved Garrett Grime as a volunteer wrestling coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

Superintendent Report

 

On December 8 we had staff training on how poverty affects the educational process.  We heard a lot of positive feedback and we want to thank Cecily Rohrs for her contribution to our meeting and to our community.

 

A special thanks to all of our students, staff, parents, and community members who helped with Christmas Cheer.  Our donations and volunteers at the event helped to make it a success.  We always hear a lot of positive feedback about our student workers.

 

We have now cancelled 4 days this school year.  The limit set for the year is at 8 and then we will consider adding days on to the end of the year.

 

Wednesday will mark the end of the first semester.  It has been a great school year thus far and it has really flown by.  I am looking forward to an excellent second half of the year.

 

I was recently at a meeting with a representative from the Ohio Department of Education where ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) was discussed.  It sounds like they are receiving a lot of feedback about the end of course exams and some changes may be made.  I also stressed to them the importance of letting people know that with all students taking the ACT that the average score will go down across the state.  Our current average is 22.1 and in states where they have 100% participation the scores range from 19 to a high of 20.7.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for December 19, 2016

Approved November 21, 2016 regular meeting minutes.

Approved November 2016 Financial Reports.

Approved a Then and Now Certificate to Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation dated 11/25/2016 for $30,550.

Approved appropriation modifications. (exhibit)

Approved Fund Transfer of $12,722.49 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $9,383.03 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved an overnight trip to Chicago for the High School Band on November 17-19, 2017 to participate in the Chicago Holiday Parade.

Approved an overnight trip for the Spanish Club to Puerto Rico, June 18-June 24, 2018.

Approved Neola updates/revisions/additions for policies: 100, 167.1, 169.2, 1415, 1530, 1619, 1619.01,1619.03, 2460, 3220, 3419, 3419.01, 3419.03, 4419, 4419.01, 4419.02, 4419.03, 5330.02, 5830.02, 5830, 6605, 6700, 8330, 9700, 8600.04.

Approved the 2017-2018 District Calendar.

Accepted an anonymous donation of $500 to the Archbold Wrestling Program.

Approved a one-year contract for Michael Short as musical assistant for the 2016-2017 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Lisa Roth effective November 22, 2016.

Approved a one-year contract for Michelle Wright as Elementary Custodian for the 2016-2017 school year, effective December 12, 2016.

Approved Lathon Babcock as a Baseball volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jason Baun as Maintenance Supervisor for the 2016-2017 school year, effective January 3, 2017.

Approved Dina Gladieux as a certified bus driver for the 2016-2017 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.

Approved a one-year contract for Dina Gladieux as a classified sub for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Michelle Schramm as a classified sub for the 2016-2017 school year, effective 12/16/2016.

Appointed Jon Lugbill as President Pro Tem for the Archbold Board of Education's Organizational meeting on January 4th, 2017 at 5:00.

 

Elementary Report

Middle School Report

High School Report

Curriculum Director Report

                            

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Superintendent Report

Our most recent electricity bill for the HS/Elem for the month of December was $3999.32.  Our usage was 29,100 compared to 49,500 last year, giving us a bill of $6541.  Therefore, we saw a savings of $2541.68 and 20,400 in KWH.  It is also interesting that even though we saved more dollars, we actually saw less production from the turbine.

This month each building will be conducting a practice of the ALICE procedure.  Students and teachers will learn more about how to handle an emergency in their buildings and then follow up will be done at staff meetings in each building.  These scenarios are designed to help our staff and students determine how they would react in the event of an emergency situation.

Each building administrator, Michele Bagrowski and myself will be completing our third round of walkthroughs this month.  In fact, we completed the Middle School walkthroughs on January 13 and were impressed with the results.  These are designed to help us see the teaching and learning in the classrooms and have valuable conversations with our staff about objectives, formative assessment, and other teaching practices.

This Friday I will be meeting with McDonalds to discuss our upcoming McTeacher nights.  We have reserved three dates where our administrators and staff will work alongside McDonald’s employees.  This is a great opportunity for our school to earn funds, as we will receive a portion of the proceeds from the time we work.  I want to thank McDonalds for this opportunity.

January is School Board Recognition Month.  I want to take this time to recognize and thank our board members for their service:

Bob Aschliman-15 years

John Downey-3 years

Jon Lugbill-5 years

Roel Galvan-5 years

Phil Nofziger-5 years

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 14, 2015

Approved December 15, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved December 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved the submission of the current 5 Year Forecast and the district schedules of debt in place of the tax budget to the County Budget Office.
Approved the hourly rate increase for Student Workers/Casual Laborers effective January 1, 2015 to $8.10, 1st year of service and $8.27 2nd year of service.
Approved 7 – anonymous cash donations on December 31, 2014 of $200 each to the Archbold Athletic Football Club Account.
Approved the 2015-2016 District School Calendar.
Approved Resolution to Authorize the Superintendent to enter into College Credit Plus agreements with Ohio Colleges and Universities.
Approved an overnight trip to Columbus for “We the People” competition for January 22, 2015.
Approved Natalie Rupp for early graduation having met all graduation requirements as of December 19, 2014.
Approved Mike Fether as a volunteer JV Baseball Coach for the 2014-2015 school year.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

 

As you have been able to see in the budget proposed by the House, we would be losing some of the dollars that we had previously been guaranteed by the state after the loss of the tangible personal property tax.  If this proves true we would lose approximately $200,000 a year or 10% of that previously guaranteed money.  This makes the renewal levy that much more important in 2016.  This levy brings in 1.1 million dollars per year.

I want to thank our staff for their work, and our students and parents for attending McTeacher night.  We were able to raise $800 for our school in two hours.  It was great to work together and see our families come out to support us.  Also, thank you to the Rivello family and McDonald’s for their efforts and support of our school system.

We recently met with representatives from our teaching staff to discuss the changes in teacher evaluation.  This school year brought about a state change where 50% of a teacher’s evaluation must come from Value Added if this data is available.  Due to this change we have eliminated the shared attribution (10%) from all teachers student growth measure data.  50% will now come from Value Added or SLOs.

At the beginning of this month our wind turbine was down from February 3 through February 12 due to a motor that malfunctioned and needed to be replaced.  Due to the fact that February is a good wind month, this will affect our production and therefore savings.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for February 25, 2015

Approved January 14, 2015 organizational meeting minutes.
Approved January 14, 2015 regular meeting minutes.
Approved February 11, 2015 special meeting minutes.
Approved January 2015 financial reports.
Accepted the amounts and rates determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certify them to the County Auditor.
Approved fund transfer of $49,026.22 from GF to 003-9001.
Approved a $1,250 district donation from Shopko Foundation “Help Us Give Back” campaign.
Approved an agreement with Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center to utilize agreed upon services pursuant to RC 3313.845 effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. 
Approved contract with Enlit for $3,500, beginning February 2015 thru the 2015-2016 school year.
Approved a 3-year (FY’15, ’16 & ’17) contract with Sammy L. Stamm & Company for preparation of GAAP Basic Financial Statements and notes in compliance with GASB, $4,000 per year.
Approved revision in the 2015-2016-school calendar to change the end of the first semester from after Christmas break to before Christmas break.
Approved Neola Policy revisions/additions 1530, 2210, 2430, 2430.02, 2510, 2520, 5330, 5330.02, 5336, 5830, 6144, 7540.02, 7540.03, 7540.04, 8325, 8330, 8400, 8500, 8510, 8540, 8660, 9211, 9270.
Accepted the resignation of Megan Nafziger as Speech Pathologist effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Norman Beck as Middle School Teacher effective May 31, 2015.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Tracy Stotzer-Kuhlman as High School Guidance Councilor effective June 30, 2015.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Lori Luderman as Middle School teacher effective May 31, 2015.
Accepted the resignation of Corbin Walker as Assistant JV Baseball coach.
Approved Mike Thompson as a volunteer softball coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Fall Supplemental Contract list A for the 2015-2016 school year.
Approved the Fall Supplemental list B for the 2015-2016 school year.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

This past Wednesday and Thursday I was able to attend a conference held by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators that focused on school facilities and safety.  It was good to hear about the items that we are currently doing well, and also gain some perspective for future ideas.

We had our second McTeacher night on Monday, March 9th.  We were very busy again and I want to thank our staff for volunteering, McDonald’s for the opportunity, and our community for supporting this event.  The school will again receive $500 for our efforts.

Our new website for the turbine is now up and running.  The goal is for it to be more informative and interactive.  You can find it under the district tab and then wind turbine.

Next week we will be meeting with an architect to look at redesigning the front entrances for the elementary and the high school buildings.  These projects will take place this summer and will require visitors to enter through the main office after the school day starts.

We will be starting our last round of walkthroughs at the end of this week.  We will continue to focus in on goals/objectives and teachers using formative feedback in their classrooms.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for March 16, 2015

Approved February 25, 2015 regular meeting minutes.
Approved February 2015 financial reports.
Approved advance return FROM 004 HB264 TO 001 in the amount of $779,975 and FROM 006 Lunchroom TO 001 in the amount of $40,000.
Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Tami Manley as Elementary teacher effective May 29, 2015.
Approved Jennifer Cobb as substitute teacher effective 3/13/2015 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a resolution to reduce employment contract “In-Whole” in accordance with Article XVIII of the collective bargaining agreement and section 3319.17 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Julia Nofziger effective June 1, 2015.

Superintendent Report

On April 10, I was able to take a bus tour of two local manufacturers: Archbold Container and Sauder Manufacturing.  It was eye opening to see all that these local businesses do, and the job opportunities they can provide to students upon graduation from high school or college.

We held our last McTeacher night on Monday, April 13. Again, I would like to thank our staff for volunteering, McDonald’s for the opportunity, and our community for supporting this event.  The school will again receive 20% of the sales from the two hours we were there.  This will put our total for the year just under $2000.

Mr. Shields and I were able to attend the BGSU job fair this last Thursday.  We continue to look for candidates to fill open positions at all three buildings.

I thought our “Opening Day” theme went well in district.  Thank you to those who helped to make it possible.  We served a large percentage of the students that day and plan to do more events like this in the future.

I want to remind the board members and the community of the upcoming senior citizen luncheon on April 24 at 11:30.  This is a great event put on by our staff and students.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2015

Approved March 16, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved March 2015 Financial Reports.

Authorized the distribution of proceeds from the High School concessions account to the following:

Vocal Music Boosters                        $    825

NHS                                                 $    550

Athletic Boosters                               $    550

Student Council                                 $ 1,100

FCCLA                                              $ 1,100

After Prom Committee                        $ 4,125

Archbold Soccer Club                         $ 1,100

High School Art Club                         $    550

Varsity Cheerleaders                          $ 3,025

Archbold Football Club                       $ 1,100

Athletic Department                          $ 1,375

Spanish Club                                   $    550

Class of 2016                                   $ 2,475

 

Approved an overnight trip for Middle School 8th graders tentatively set for May 5-8, 2016 to Washington D.C.

Approved revisions to the Athletic Student/Athlete Handbook.

Approved revisions to the Athletic Coaches Handbook.

Approved revisions to Policy # 6610 Student Activity Fund. 

Approved revisions to Policy # 3220.01 Teacher Evaluation Policy. 

Approved a one-year contract for Crista McCabe as Elementary Guidance for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Breanna Daughtery as Middle School Art teacher for the 2015-2106 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Megan Wiemken as Speech Pathologist for the 2015-2016 school year.

Rescinded approval of Mike Thompson as volunteer softball coach.

Approved Laroy Martinez as volunteer High School track coach for the 2014-2015 school year.

Approved contracts for the following individuals as summer 2015 custodial workers; Bailey Short, Nicole Stiritz, C.J. Gladieux, Angel Huerta, and Ethan Warnke.

Accepted the Superintendents recommendation to approve Esther Rupp for a 2 year contact for 2015-2017.

Approved to the 2014-2015 Musical Assistant supplemental contract to be split between Jessica Short and Micah Grime.

Approved a 3-year contract for Dorothy Lambert as Elementary Principal effective August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2019.

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2015-2016 school year.

CERTIFIED

Baden, Amy                                        MA                  1yr-16

Bowerman, Krystina                             BA-150            2yr-17

Brunswick, Jeff                                   BA-150             2yr-17

Clark, Cynthia                                     BA                   2yr-17

Culler, John                                        MA                  2yr-17

Froehlich, Courtney                             BA-150            1yr-16

Gasser, Christa                                  BA                   2yr-17

Graber, Shelby                                    MA                  2yr-17

Grime, Shawn                                     MA                  Continuing

Gruenhagen, Mindy                             BA                   2yr-17

Hilfinger,  Dana                                   BA                   1yr-16

Holdgreve,  Ryan                                MA                  Continuing

Nafziger, Abbey                                  BA                   1yr-16

Sell, Ryan                                           MA                  2yr-17

Stockburger, Alissa                             MA                  2yr-17

Throne, Ryan                                      MA                  2yr-17

Voll, Elizabeth                                     MA                  2yr-17

                                   

CLASSIFIED                                                           

Babcock, Toni              Administrative Assistant                  Continuing

Grime, Elizabeth          Custodian                                       Continuing

Hall, Mary                    Study Hall Monitor                          Continuing

King, Gretchen             Elementary Aide                             Continuing

King, Luana                 MS Aide                                        2yr-17

Nafziger, Jill                Computer Aide                                2yr-17

Nafziger, Sarah            MS Cashier                                    Continuing

Roth, Lisa N.                EL Custodian                                 Continuing

Rufenaucht, Josh        Grounds & Bus Maintenance           Continuing

Rupp,   Larry               District Maintenance                        2yr-17                                                 

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

Name                                      2015-2016 School Year                  

HS Guidance  (2)                            10 days

MS Guidance                                 10 days

ES Guidance                                 10 days

Consumer Science (1)                     5  days

 Vo-Ag/FFA                                   15 days

 Vocal Music                                 10 days

  Band                                           10 days

                                                                                                           

Approved contract for Skylar Gericke as a summer custodial worker for summer 2015.

 

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

In a recent release by the US News and World Report, Archbold High School was ranked #52 of the top 100 schools in the State.  This ranking contains 742 school districts.  We are proud of our school, staff and students for this accomplishment.

 

Chris Ziegler and I met with Randy Gardner and other community representatives in Wauseon on May 4.  We were able to hear about the budget bill and what we can expect to see.  From that meeting we were left with the impression that the budget proposal from the Senate will look much like that of the House and we will see a reduction of around 10-12% in our tangible personal property tax replacement.

 

 

We have not even reached the last day of school and we already have all of our teachers hired for next school year!  I want to thank our administrators and also any of our staff members that served on committees to help in this process.

 

Our cafeteria continues to do well in the area of sales.  They also did another special day for Cinco de Mayo.  One of the requirements from our State inspection is to continue to raise our lunch prices until we meet the equity mark.  I will be asking the board to approve an increase of 25 cents to help us reach this equity price point.  This is the designated price that the State of Ohio has established for school lunches based on the reimbursable price that we receive for free lunches.

 

We have continued to have meetings on the re-design of the front entrances at the high school and the elementary.  These projects will start after July 1st with the goal of being completed a week or two before schools starts.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 18, 2015

Approved April 22, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved April 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved participation in the NBHP Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2016 policy year.

Approved the renewal contract with Healthcare Process Consulting Inc. to assist in managing the District’ Ohio Medicaid School Program for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

Approved the five-year forecast as submitted.

Approved a letter of support from the Village Administrator to the Board of Education acknowledging the Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Tax Abatement arranged between the Village of Archbold and Liechty Farm Equipment.

Approved McTeacher Night donations from McDonald’s Restaurants, James Rivello in the amount of $1,700.00.

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2015/2016 School year.

Approved list of 2015 Graduates and Foreign Exchange attendance awards pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented.

Approved the superintendent to solicit bids for replacing the flooring in the High School cafeteria.

Approved the superintendent to solicit bids for reconstruction of the High School front entrance.

Approved the superintendent to solicit bids for the reconstruction of the Elementary front entrance.

Authorized list of bus physical providers to administer and sign bus physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus drivers for the 2015-2016 school year. (exhibit)

Approved Neola Policies 1530, 2114, 2413, 3220 Delete, 5114, 5340, 5350, 5460, 8390, 8400, 5113, 2271.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student handbook for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved an increase in student lunch by $0.25 and an increase of milk prices by $0.05 for the 2015/2016 school year per state requirements.  EL lunch price will be $2.45, MS & HS lunch prices will be $2.70. Basket meals will be $3.00 and adult lunch prices will be $3.00 (an increase of $0.10.) Milk prices will be $0.50.

Approved Brenda Beck as a Middle School Summer School Tutor for the 2014-2015 school year.

Approved Shawn Grime as a High School Summer School Tutor for the 2014-2015 school year.

Approved Austin Wilson as a summer custodial worker for summer 2015.

Approved Taylor Gerken as a casual laborer for summer 2015.

Approved Michelle Graber as a casual labor for summer/fall 2015 effective May 13, 2015.

Approved a one-year contract for Jamie Anderson as First Grade Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Miranda Wills as Fourth Grade Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Elizabeth Lewis as Middle School Intervention Specialist for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Miranda Steffes as Middle School Intervention Specialist for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jody Schwyn as a part time Spanish Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved supplemental contracts for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Josh Voll as a technology assistant for up to 120 hours for Summer 2015.                                                                  

Approved a one-year contract for Zach Gericke as a Fourth Grade teacher for the 2015-2106 school year.

Approved Ben Gericke as 7th grade boys basketball coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Superintendent Report

 

On Wednesday, June 17 we had our bid meetings for the security entrances and cafeteria flooring.  That work should begin in the very near future with the goal of having all work completed the week before school starts.

 

I have been talking with leaders of local districts, businesses, and other organizations about an opportunity to hear from author and speaker Jon Gordon.  He has written many books on leadership, motivation, and culture in the workplace.  He has been on the Today Show, CNN, talked to professional sports teams, and Fortune 500 companies.  We are excited about this opportunity on October 1.

 

This coming school year is the last school year of our negotiated contract with our teachers and classified staff.  Tonight we will be approving an agreement very similar to the one we did last year that allows for 8 calamity days for staff and 10 for students.  This has to be done in order to continue to be on hours and not days.  During the 2014-2015 school year we missed 9 school days due to weather.

 

We have all of our teachers hired for the upcoming year and will have our new teacher orientation on August 4.  All Board members are invited to join us for lunch.  We are excited to have these new staff members and I have seen many of them in the building already in the month of June!

 

I have been in discussion with Allan Gladieux, Royal Short, and some local groups about adding an American flag patch to some of our sporting uniforms.  I think this would be a great way to honor our country, our service people, and teach our students about the history of the Stars and Stripes.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 22, 2015:

 

Approved May 18, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved May 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.

Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY’15 budget amount.

Approved Hylant group /Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2016.  Total package amount $46,255.

Authorized the Fund Advance Return of $6,000 from 009 Uniform Supply to GF.

Approved Fund Transfer of $36,729.53 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $34,626.15 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved a Fund Transfer of $240.44 from Student Account 200-9019 to 200-9020.

Approved a contract with Northern Buckeye Education Council /NWOCA for payroll assistance during July and August, 2015.

Approved the Middle School staff handbook for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved High School Student Handbook for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approve Elementary Faculty and Student Handbooks for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved 2015-2016 High School student fees. 

Approved 2015-2016 Middle School student fees. 

Approved 2015-2016 Elementary student fees. 

Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Archbold Board of Education and the Archbold Education Association in regards to calamity days for the 2015-2016 school year in accordance with section 3313.48 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Approved educational agreement with Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Logan Wyse as Girls Tennis Coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for John Culler as Intramural Director for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Christa Gasser as FCCLA instructor for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jan Lindsay as High School Quiz Team Coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a change in position for Joyce Miller from Playground Aide and Bus Aide to Elementary Paraprofessional Aide.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following LPDC members for the 2015-2016 school year: Rob Mahnke, Kent Vandock, Jennie Johnson, Royal Short, Dorothy Lambert.

Approved a notice to hire Norman Beck as 8th Grade Football Coach, at July 13, 2015 regular board meeting at 4:00pm with a hearing of such to be on the same day at 3:55pm.

Accepted resignation of Kylie Rufenacht as Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach for 2015-2016, effective May 18, 2015.

Rescinded current 2015-2016 High School Girls Volleyball coaching contracts for Dale Grime, Jill Holdgreve, Amy Baden, and Lindsay Ames.

Approved the following one-year supplemental/coaching contracts for the 2015-2016 school year.

Head Coach:               Jill Holdgreve

Asst. Varisity Coach:   Amy Baden

JV Coach:                   Lindsay Ames

Freshman Coach:        Dana Hilfinger

Volunteer Coaches:     Dale Grime & Kylie Rufenacht

 

Approved a resolution rejecting certain bids and declaring urgent necessity with respect to renovation of the high School and Elementary offices and High School cafeteria flooring.

Approved Josh Voll as technology assistant for an additional 36.25 hours for summer 2015, effective June 4.

Approved to reschedule the regular July board meeting to July 13, 2015 at 4:00.

Superintendent Report

The Governor signed the budget bill, which now gives us a better picture of school funding over the next two years.  In 2016 we will see an increase of 182,814 and in 2017 we will see an additional 119,552.  He also made it clear that schools will receive the TPP replacement for only one more year and then these funds will be phased out.  We do not know to what degree this will happen as of yet.  Even though we will receive an increase, we will still need to renew our Emergency Levy in the Spring of 2016 in order to maintain our financial health.

 

This past Saturday I was able to attend the Ridgeville Banquet at the American Legion in Ridgeville.  At the event I presented the idea for our basketball game to recognize the community of Ridgeville and its school system that consolidated in 1969.

 

This evening I will be asking the Board to approve the work to be done in the high school cafeteria for our flooring project.  The work is to be done by Leininger flooring of Archbold.  As for the new entrance/security door projects at the high school and elementary, we were not able to make a timeline that I felt comfortable with at the budget we were expecting.  We will look to complete this project next summer after school releases.

 

As you all know, we recently learned that we will no longer be required to complete the online PARCC testing required this past school year.  The new testing, which is still being worked on by the Department of Education, is to only be given once a year (PARCC was two sessions), and the tests are to be shorter in length.  We are waiting for more direction and also to see the impact this will have on other areas of the educational process.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for July 13, 2015

Approved June 22, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved  June 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved the following change funds for the 2015-2016 school year:

Ann Dominique                       $50

Sarah Nafziger                       $50

Renee Lovejoy                       $50

Allan Gladieux                        $2500

Sandra Babcock                     $900

Jeremy King                           $500

Robin Wyse                            $100

Diane Bernath                         $50

Approved a $2,500 donation to Softball Club Account from Archbold Athletic Boosters for Softball Field Renovations.

Approved Leininger Floor Covering to complete cafeteria flooring project for a proposed price of $38,869.

Approved agreement with Edgerton Local Schools to share School Psychologist services for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Norman Beck as 8th grade boys football coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jackie Ballmer as AM bus aide for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Kathy Beck as PM bus aide for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved the resignation of Jodi Biederstedt effective the end of the 2014-2015 contracted school year.

Approved the classified sub list for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved the Substitute teacher list provided by the NW Ohio Educational Service Center along with periodic updates for the 2015-2016 School year.

Approved the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Para-Professional Substitute List for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Ed Miller as 8th grade boys basketball coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a 5-year contract for Aaron Rex as Superintendent beginning August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Amy Johns as a 2nd grade teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Jack Downey as a classified sub for the 2015-2016   school year.

 

Superintendent Report

 

I was able to attend a few of our staff gatherings last week and everyone is excited and ready for the start of the school year.  I want to thank our custodial staff for doing such an excellent job with getting the buildings clean and ready for everyone’s arrival.

 

Freshman/new student orientation was last Thursday at the high school.  We had a great turnout and it is a nice way for the kids to get a look at the high school and start to get acclimated to where their new classes will be.

 

I am currently working with our certified union to rewrite our evaluation policy.  With the changes that took place under the new budget bill, we will no longer be able to use Value Added scores as 50% of a teacher’s evaluation.  We had multiple options, but I felt that the best course of action was to have 50% of the evaluation be from teacher performance in the classroom (just as we have done), and the other 50% to come from shared attribution.  This will require us to do a MOU once we have re-written the language.

 

Tonight we have our open house scheduled for the elementary and the middle school.  I appreciate all of the opportunities offered by our school and community this evening to meet with bus drivers, teachers, community organizations, and other groups.  On Wednesday evening they will have the “Meet the Teacher” night at the HS.

 

We are currently at 91 open enrolled students for this school year.  We continue to see new families interested in our school district.  We had to close kindergarten to open enrollment as it has filled up all sections.  I will share this with our staff tomorrow along with the fact that we have 55 new students, and for the second year in a row we have the highest attendance rate in the county.  I think these factors demonstrate that people want to be here and involved in Archbold Schools.  Our awesome staff, and opportunities offered make this a great place for kids.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 17, 2015

 

Approved July 13, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved July 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved the following transfer:

                                                    To:                   From:

 

200-9014 Class of 2015                                          $5,115.16

200-9016 Class of 2017                  $5,115.16

 

Approved donations as follows:

Description                          Amount                      To                                           From 

Scoreboard                            $1,000                        Softball Club Program              Subway

Scoreboard                            $2,500                        Softball Club Program              Anonymous

Movie Night                           $25                             Volleyball Club Program           Steve & Tina Lange

Movie Night                           $100                           Volleyball Club Program            Subway

Movie Night                           $150                           Volleyball Club Program           Terry Henricks C-D-J-R, Inc.

Uniform Flags                        $1,000                         Board of Education                   Archbold Athletic Boosters

Ridgeville Falcon Night           $150                            Board of Education                   SanJan, Inc.

Ridgeville Falcon Night           $100                            Board of Education                   Alex Products, Inc.

Ridgeville Falcon Night           $25                              Board of Education                   Daniel & Gina Benecke        

 

Approved Bus Routes for the 2015-2016 School year.  

Approved the appointment of  Jon Lugbill as Board representative for the 2015 OSBA Annual Business Meeting and appoint John Downey to serve as alternate.

Approved the 2015-2016 Fall Sports passes and Football reserved seat prices.

Approved agreement with Wood County ESC for Juvenile Detention Center Education Option Program.

Approved a one-year contract for Tiffanie Kruse as Middle School Playground Aide for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tricia Rodriguez as High School Aide for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for the following student workers for the 2015-2016 school year; Elijah Alvarado, Lathon Babcock, William Collins, Garrett Grime, Mitchell Hogrefe, Toby Walker and Austin Wilson.

Approved a one-year contract for Bailey Short as a student worker for the 2015-2016 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Bryan Miller as Head High School Football Coach effective 8/11/2015.

Approved a one-year contract for David Dominique as Head High School Football Coach for the 2015-2016 school year effective 8/12/2015.

 

Superintendent Report

This week we will be starting the meetings for our district crisis committee.  This group reviews our safety policies, looks at options to make sure our students and staff are safe, and it also tries to think outside the box in terms of what we can do to make Archbold Area Schools the safest school system it can be.  Some of the changes this year from the State of Ohio were already items that this group had put into place.  The new State guidelines are attached.

 

I was able to meet with the owners of McDonald’s to plan our McTeacher Nights for this school year.  We will be doing three nights, with the first being October 26 where we will do a Halloween theme.  We are excited about continuing this partnership that brings dollars back to our buildings and students.

 

We currently have over 450 people attending our Jon Gordon presentation on October 1.  We are really excited about this opportunity and the partnership between our school, other local school districts, and many businesses in the surrounding area.  It will be a great message of positive energy!

 

As you all know we had a bus accident involving bus #8 on the morning of Monday, September 14.  Fortunately, we did not have any serious injuries on the bus.  All the students were assessed by paramedics on sight, or at the Fulton County Health Center.   After working with the people at the scene and seeing the video of the accident I want to thank our bus driver, fire department, Sheriff’s office and medical personnel for handling the situation.  It is great to live in a place where the people working with you and treating our kids are people we know and trust.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 21, 2015

Approved August 17, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved August 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved FY’16 Appropriations.

Authorized the following advance:

                                                       From:                          To:

009 Uniform Supplies                                                          $7,000

001 General Fund                             $7,000

Approved Fund Transfer of $6,946.21 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $37,468.17 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved the following donations:

Donor                                            Amount                      Description

Archbold Lions Club                         $600                            Uniform Flags

Archbold Radiator LLC                      $500                           Softball Field Project

Bradley D. Miller                              $1,000                         Softball Field Project

CIG Financial Services                     $150                           VB “Movie Night”

Anonymous                                     $500                           Softball Field Project

 

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Education and the Archbold Area Local School District and the Archbold Classified Staff in regards to calamity days for the 2015-2016 school year in accordance with section 3313.48 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Approved a letter of support from the Henry County Community Improvement Corporation to the Board of Education acknowledging the EZA Tax Abatement arranged between Henry County and T.J. Automation Inc.

Approved a one-year contract for Kimberly Garrow as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Rodriguez as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Amy Miller as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year, effective September 14, 2015.

Approved a one-year contract for Joyce Miller as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year, effective August 24, 2015.

Approved a one-year contract for Constance Smith as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Collin Walker as Assistant High School Football Coach for the 2015-2016 school year, effective August 24, 2015.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Spring Coaches for the 2015-2016 school year.

Track

Dina Gladieux – Head Coach

Jake Kraegel – Assistant Coach

Rachel Kinsman – Assistant Coach

Chris Baden- Assistant Coach

 

Softball

Joe Frank – Head Coach

Greg Kuhlman – Assistant Coach

Sarah Vonseggren – JV Coach

Andrea Thiel – Assistant Coach

 

Boys Tennis

James Kidder – Head Coach

 

Baseball

Dick Selgo – Head Coach

Jeff Brunswick – Assistant Coach

Scott Foor – Volunteer

Jon Fether – JV Coach

Mike Fether – Volunteer Coach

 

Middle School Track

Mike Kennedy

Tom Walker

Ryan Holdgreve

 

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jon Fether as a Science OGT Tutor for fall 2015-2016 for a maximum of 8 hours.

Approved a one-year contract for Brenda Beck as a study table tutor, 1 hour per week for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Ryan Throne as substitute study table tutor as needed for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved one-year contracts for Sandy Babcock and JoAnn Cousino for winter concessions, for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educator Mentors for the 2015-2016 school year.

Resident Educator                            Year                Mentor

Jody Schwyn                                      1                      Krysti Bowerman

Miranda Steffes                                   1                      Alissa Stockburger

Miranda Wills                                      1                       Jennifer Hurst

Dana Hilfinger                                     2                       Jessica Miller                  

Courtney Froehlich                              2                       Kent Vandock

Abbey Nafziger                                   2                       Brenda Beck

Jamie Anderson                                 2                       Andrea Thiel

Mindy Gruenhagen                             3                       Shelly Conway

                            

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

           

 

 

 

Superintendent Report

           

During our recent cancelation, Josh Rufenacht and I were able to attend a meeting regarding propane buses.  It was very informative and something we will explore this summer when we are considering the purchase of a new bus.  The cost of propane, maintenance, and performance make it a viable option.

 

Michele Bagrowski and I attended professional development training at Hicksville Schools.  The focus of the training was culture and climate.  We were able to see the interesting things that Hicksville has done over the last three years in regard to those topics, and also how their “initiatives” have affected classroom instruction.  We came away with some ideas we can incorporate into our buildings.

 

Last week I sent a memo and video to our staff about One Word.  The idea behind this is that each individual chooses one word to motivate him or her for the year.  All three buildings will have a place for staff to post their word.  I have also encouraged them to post this word somewhere in their room where they will see it daily.  We are also working on ways to introduce this to our kids.  I think this will be a great way to carry on our message of positive energy and motivation.

 

This last week was School Lunch Week.  I want to thank our cafeteria staff for getting excited about this all week and carrying out various activities.  They provided information about school lunches, handed out surveys, gave students the ability to submit recipes, decorated the café spaces, and more. I was also informed that we set a record for the number of lunches sold in one day at the Middle School.  Great Job!

 

National School Bus Safety Week will be next week.  We will be doing activities to coincide with this week as well.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 19, 2015

 

Approved September 21, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved September 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved Five-Year Forecast. 

Authorized the following transfer

                                                                                               From                To

200 9020 Class of 2020                                                                                  $3,100

200 9125 French Club                                                              $3,100

 

Approved the following donations:

Donor                                     Amount                      Description

Anonymous                            $150.00                      Childhood Cancer Activities

Rupp Furniture                        $250.00                      Softball Field Renovations

Anonymous                            $2,500.00                   Softball Field Renovations

 

Approved winter sports pass prices for the 2015-2016 school year.

Reserved Seats - $60.00

Winter Sports Pass – Adults $70.00, Students & Senior Citizens $40.00

Reserved Seats/Winter Sports Pass - $90.00, Sr. Citizens $60.00

Winter Family Pass-$ 190.00

(2 Adults & 2 Students, for each additional student add $20.00)

(Includes Jr. High and High School contests)

 

Approved an organizational meeting for January 11, 2016 at 5:00 with the regular board meeting immediately to follow.

Approved a one-year contract for Jessica Short as aide (band assistant) for the 2015-2016 school year, effective 10/6/2015.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Russ Lambert as a Jr Hi Track Coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Brenda Beck (25%) for winter concessions for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Andy Dominique as a football volunteer for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Pat Leupp as a volunteer track coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Laroy Martinez as a volunteer track coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved Tony Schuette as a volunteer swim coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2014-2015 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement (Exhibit).

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional Education Courses.

Name                                      Education Level                                     

Michele Gladieux                       MA +15

Shelby Graber                           MA +15

Shawn Grime                            MA +15

Mindy Gruenhagen                     B-150

Laura Kennedy                          MA +15

Kelly Kruse                               MA +15

Andrea Thiel                              MA +30

Kent Vandock                           Specialist/PhD

Sharon Ziegler                           MA +30

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

At the OSBA conference I was able to hear about the 10 most dangerous apps that are available to kids.  I have prepared a letter and sent it to our parents through email and social media.  I hope this will help us to protect our kids from a variety of issues and also help to prevent cyber bullying.

 

Our first McTeacher night was able to raise $500 for the district.  Thank you to our parents and students who came out to support us.  Also to our staff and McDonald’s for making it happen.

 

We are making preparations to open our Bluestreak shop at the HS.  This shop will allow us to sell Archbold gear that we feel adults and students will want to wear.  Our goal is to have it ready to go by parent teacher conferences.  All proceeds will go to the athletic department.

 

On December 10 we will have our second in-service training day for our staff.  We will be providing multiple sessions for our staff.  I have included the handout that our teachers received. 

 

We have developed a plan along with the teacher’s union for the new evaluation process. We will be using information from our state report card to determine the 50% for student growth.  This will be done in the form of a student-learning objective to create shared attribution.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 16, 2015

 

Approved October 19, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved October 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved change fund of $79 to Lori Coressel for Elementary Book Fair. 

 

Approved the following donations:

Donor                                    Amount                      Description

American Legion      

Ward L. Adams Post 454         $250.00                      Uniform Flags

Precise Cut                            $100.00                      Ridgeville Falcon BB Night

Lion’s Club                             $600.00                      Washington DC Trip Sponsor Students                                                                                                   

Appointed Dr. Laura Emch to the Archbold Community Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2016.

Approved a Resolution Declaring It Necessary to Renew An Emergency Levy for the Purpose of Providing for the Emergency Requirements of the School District.

Approved a Resolution Determining to Proceed With the Submission to the Electors of the Question of Renewing an Existing Emergency Tax Levy Pursuant to R.C. 5705.194 to 5705.197.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Maghan Burkle as Varsity Assistant Track Coach for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Approved the following individuals as volunteer indoor track coaches for the 2015-2016 school year: Dina Gladieux, Maghan Burkle, Jake Kraegal, Chris Baden, Rachel Kinsman, LaRoy Martinez and Pat Leupp.

Approved a one-year contract for Dawn Rupp as a Home Bound Tutor for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 3, 2015.

Approved Toni Babcock as a wrestling volunteer for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for John Culler as Intramural Director (2nd FTE) for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Margaret Custer as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 12, 2015.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

                            

                            

 

 

 

 

Superintendent Report

Tonight I am recommending two resolutions that will allow us to share transportation services with Fayette and Pettisville.  These agreements can be used when our students are going to events, or field trips at the same location.

The school staff was able to serve over 225 people at the community meal on December 1.  There were 20 staff members there to help, and all of the food was provided by or paid for by our staff.  It was a great meal and our group truly enjoyed serving others in the community.  I want to thank our volunteers, St. Johns Church, and all of the groups who continue to make this possible.

November was a very good month for the wind turbine.  We had no charge for energy consumption, only a charge for supply to the school.  The bill was $2,003.74 for this year, $3,819.98 in 2014, $3865.60 in 2013, and $12, 794 in 2012 before the turbine started production.  It is always good to look at how we are doing in terms of production and savings, and as you can see the turbine has been very effective the last three years in the month of November.

In our Board meeting tonight we will be accepting a transfer of $5000 from the athletic department to the general fund.  It is encouraging to see that money loaned to the athletic department for operations is being returned, and everyone is making a good effort when it comes to utilizing district dollars for operations.

We had a good morning of professional development on December 10.  Our staff had four options to choose from that related to serving students with sensory issues, Google classroom, drugs/issues facing our young people, and legal issues in education.  We received positive feedback from our teachers and we will now begin to plan for next year’s events.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for December 21, 2015

Approved November 16, 2015 regular meeting minutes.

Approved November 2015 Financial Reports.

Approved a shared services agreement between the Archbold Board of Education and the Fayette Board of Education regarding shared transportation services.

Approved a shared services agreement between the Archbold Board of Education and the Pettisville Board of Education regarding shared transportation services.

Approved appropriation modifications.

Approved Advance Return as Follows:

Amount                      From                           To

$5,000                        ISS, 300-9500             General Fund 001

Approved the following donations:

Donor                                                             Amount                      Description

James Rivello, McDonalds Restaurant             $500                           District Staff/Student Enhanc.

Richard & Rebecca Hallett                               $75                            Elementary Book fair

Archbold Rotary                                             $300                           Elementary Book fair

Bob & Peg Yoder                                           $100                           Falcon BB Game

Beck’s Petro Country Store                            $100                           Falcon BB Game

Beck Transportation                                       $200                           Falcon BB Game

Miller Construction                                        $100                           Falcon BB Game

Relaxations                                                  $100                           Falcon BB Game

Class of 1969 (James & Joanne Haver)          $150                           Falcon BB Game

Class of 1960 (Richard/Norma Beck)              $100                           Falcon BB Game

SSRM Designs & Photography                      $100                           Falcon BB Game

Ray Yoder Trucking                                      $150                           Falcon BB Game

Bret Ripke Concrete & Const.                        $100                           Falcon BB Game

Class of 1970 (Joyce Wyse)                          $100                           Falcon BB Game

Annonymous                                               $250                           Softball Renovations

Approved a one-year contract for Anne McCarty as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year, effective November 19, 2015.

Approved a one-year contract for Jenna Stuckey as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for David Dominique as Head Football Coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for MaryAnn Reimund as a classified sub for the 2015-2016 school year.

Appointed Roel Galvan as President Pro Tem for the Archbold Board of Education’s Organizational meeting.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

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2014

Superintendent Report

Through Thursday we have now cancelled six days.  Due to the fact that we have gone over the five allotted days, we will be looking at a make-up day of June 2.  At this point we do not know if the state will allow any waivers of days.  However, next year with the switch to hours instead of days, this will not be an issue.

 

We are currently in discussion as an administrative team of how we can add technology education at our elementary.  This would allow for common planning, important 21st century skills for our students, and the possibility of enrichment for our students as well.

 

In my recent memo to staff I have asked for volunteers to serve on a financial advisory committee.  This group would meet with Chris Ziegler and myself to brainstorm ideas of how to save district dollars.

 

We have now had two meetings for our drug testing committee.  Our next steps are to survey the parents, contact agencies about pricing, and decide how to proceed based on feedback.

 

Wednesday we will meet with representatives from the OFCC to get information about their program, and if we are interested in pursuing a project with the state.  There is a lot to consider, but it will be good to hear what they can do for the district.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 13, 2014

Approved December 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved December 2013 Financial Reports.
Approved the submission of the current 5-year Forecast and the district schedules of debt in place of the tax budget to the County Budget Commission.
Approved appropriation modification as submitted.
Approved the hourly rate of applicable student workers effective January 1, 2014 to reflect minimum wage, $7.95.
Approved Fund 466, Straight A Grant.
Approved Fund Transfer of $42,757.91 ($28,343.68+$14,414.23) from GF to 003-9001.
Approved a $2,000 donation from an anonymous donor dispersed as follows: R.O.C.K.S., $800, Student Lunches, $800, Cyclorama from Drama Club, $200, Entry Mat, $200.
Approved the 2014-2015 Archbold Area Schools District Calendar.
Approved a Money Market Plus Security Account with Farmers and Merchants State Bank for the holding of QSCB funds until maturity 12/1/2026.
Rescinded contract for Brannon Wurster as Assistant HS track coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved contract for Rachel Kinsman as Assistant HS track coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved 5th grade After School Intervention Contracts for the 2013-2014 school year to Tom Walker and Andi Nafziger and Jan Lindsey as substitute.
Approved 3rd and 4th grade After School Intervention contracts for the 2013-2014 school year to JoAnn Short, Manda Tilton, Kelly Boulton, and Alissa Stockburger.         
Approved a resolution authorizing the School District Board to apply for an active planning process with the Ohio School Facilities Commission Classroom Facilities Assistance Program.
Approved an overnight trip for “We the People” competition on January 23, 2014. 

 

 

Superintendent Report

Last week we sent out a survey by e-mail to all of our high school parents to gauge their opinions on implementing drug testing in all of our extra-curricular activities. We are able to receive instant feedback through Google docs.  In our next committee meeting we will review the information and decide how to proceed.  Our ultimate goal would be to make a decision this spring on how to move forward.

 

As noted in a recent e-mail, our turbine production for the month of January was very good, and in turn our bill was $13,000 dollars less than the previous year.  We went from a billed kWH of 181,500 in January 2013 to 49,500 billed kWH this year.  The $652 dollar bill was our smallest to date, and was the biggest savings we have incurred.  We have one month left to determine our savings for the year.

 

We were able to get our automated lunch payment system up and running this month.  This system allows parents to deposit money, view balances, and also see that their child is eating each day.  There is a one-time fee of $10 for the life of the membership and if you deposit money there is a credit card fee of $1.95.  Parents received this information through Facebook and One Call now.  We have seen an immediate response and positive feedback.

 

Update on our school safety and crisis response team.  Handouts and PowerPoint presentation.

 

Our guidance staff, administration, and technology personnel continue to push forward preparing our schools for the implementation of the Straight A Grant.  We have ordered our computers, made arrangements for more wireless access points, ordered furniture for the library, added electives to our HS curriculum guide and are currently researching courses for our middle school and elementary students.

 

As you know, I recently met with a group of individuals in regard to the boy’s soccer program at AHS.  In our meeting I expressed to them our support of their group and the willingness of the school administration and board to bring soccer on as a sport that is treated like any other in the district.  This will take place during the fall of 2016 season.  Mr. Gladieux will be working with Jennifer Kidder and the current staff to take on scheduling and all other duties as needed for the program.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for February 18, 2014

Approved January 2014 organizational meeting minutes.
Approved January 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved January 2014 Financial Reports.
Accepted the amounts and rates determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary Tax Levies and certify them to the County Auditor.
Approved a $1500 donation from Archbold Vocal Music Boosters to offset cost of Cyclorama in High School Auditorium.
Approved revisions made to the Crisis Response Plan to include the ALICE Procedure.
Approved an overnight trip for the FFA State convention on April 30-May 2, 2014.
Appointed Cara Ulrich to the Archbold Public Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2014.
Approved Mary Hall as a certified bus driver having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.
Approved Cody Ruffer as a certified van driver having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.
Approved Cody Ruffer as a classified substitute.
Approved Ryan Sell as a certified van driver having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.
Approved Kim Walker as a substitute 5th grade After School Intervention teacher for the 2013-2014 school year effective 2/5/2014.
Approved Jeff Benecke as a substitute elementary After School Intervention teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved the Supplemental Contract list A for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approve supplemental contracts for the 2013-2014 school year as follows:                      

Greg Kuhlman – Assistant Softball Coach

Sarah Betts   -    JV Coach

Dan Rychener –Volunteer Coach

Lauren Yoder – Volunteer Coach

Approve the Supplemental List B for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Archbold Area Schools Special Board Meeting Minutes for February 28, 2014

Adopted a resolution authorizing Juice Technologies LLC (D.B.A. Plug Smart) to submit to the Ohio School Facilities Commission, on the school districts behalf, a request for approval to participate in the school energy conservation financing program (HB264).

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the Archbold Education Association and the Archbold Board of Education in regards to a supplemental volleyball coaching position.   

Superintendent Report

We have moved forward with the bid process for the Spengler Field Bleacher project.  Bids are due by March 19 at 1 PM.  Our goal is to have the project completed by August 8th, for the upcoming soccer and MS football season.

 

We have recently had a lot of trainings and discussions going on with the Straight A Grant implementation.  Although this process has created more work for many of our staff, we have been able to see more wireless access points being added, computers have been ordered, furniture has been ordered, and at this point we have 26 students signed up to take almost 50 classes next year.

 

I want to thank our administrators, teaching staff, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, county personnel, and also our parents for making it a smooth transition to our new extended day schedule.  This move took a great deal of planning and cooperation on everyone’s part and it was only possible with all of us working together.

 

After passing the board resolution tonight to change our contingency plan, our goal would be to end school during the first week of June.  This of course does not take into account any possible days we may have to cancel in the spring.  I have given each board member a copy of the bill that was passed last week.  We have now canceled 17 days.

 

Tomorrow I will be meeting with our crisis response team to discuss our progress this year and also plan for the Spring.  I have invited local law enforcement and also the emergency management director to our meeting.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for March 17, 2014

Approved February 18, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved February 28, 2014 special meeting minutes.
Approved February 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved Fund transfer of $27,809.23 from GF to 003-9001.
Approved a donation in the amount of $1,750 from Shopko to be distributed equally among the district.
Approved an overnight trip for the Spanish Club who will be traveling to Puerto Rico, the end of June 2015.
Approved the agreement with the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center to provide agreed-upon services pursuant to RC 3313.843 effective July 1, 2014.
Approved an agreement with the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center to utilize agreed upon services pursuant to RC 3313.845 effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
Approved a Resolution to modify the school calendar and contingency plan in accordance with Article V of the collective bargaining agreement and section 3311.85, 3313.88 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Approved the revised 2013-2014 School Calendar.                
Approved Michelle Wright as a Home Bound Tutor for the 2013-2014 school year effective March 3, 2014.
Approved Amanda Auzins as a volunteer softball coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Dave Walker as an 8th grade football coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Rescinded a supplemental track coaching contract for Ken Walls.
Approved salary adjustment for Jeremy King for attaining the next level (Masters) on the salary schedule per the negotiated agreement.
Approved Cathy Selgo as a substitute speech pathologist for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Ronda Bruot as a substitute speech pathologist for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a resolution to reduce employment contract “In- Part” in accordance with Article XVIII of the collective bargaining                         agreement and section 3319.17 of the Ohio Revised Code.   

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

                   

Superintendent Report

Food services presentation-Based on our lunch sales, local comparisons, and government mandates, I will be recommending at the May board meeting that we increase our lunch prices twenty-five cents for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

In your packets you will see a letter sent to each home schooling family, virtual school family, and local preschool.  Also included is the pamphlet that was created to go to local businesses, restaurants, realtors, etc.  This is a good way for us to promote our school and let people know about the programs we offer.

 

We had our final drug testing committee meeting on March 31.  The committee is looking forward to presenting what we have learned over the past year to the board members at the May board meeting.

 

On Tuesday, April 22 the school is serving the community meal.  We have over 20 volunteers to help serve, provide desserts, set up and tear down.  I want to thank our staff for being involved in this community event!

 

Based on conversations that have been taking place in our crisis response team meetings, we will be having a lockdown this month and practicing an evacuation during the month of May.  This committee has been very productive in coming up with ideas to make our schools a safer place for all.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 21, 2014

Approved March 17, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved March 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved the appropriations modifications as submitted.
Approved the Addendum Lease Agreement with US Bank for the finance of color copy machines effective February 12, 2014.
Approved the contract with Julian & Grube, Inc to provide an independent audit of the district Medicaid School Program for the periods of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 for $1,900 each year.
Authorized the issuance of bonds in the amount of not to exceed $4,325,000 for the purpose of currently refunding a portion of bonds issued in August 2004 for the purpose of advance refunding a portion of the school district’s school facilities construction and improvement bonds, dates as of June 1, 1996; and authorizing and approving related matters.
Approved an overnight trip for Middle School 8th graders tentatively set for May 7 -10, 2015 to Washington D.C.

Approved a depository agreement with Huntington Bank effective February 16, 2014 through February 15, 2019.

Approved the 2014-2015 Middle School Student handbook.

Approved the 2014-2015 Middle School Staff handbook.

Approved a bid from Farnham Equipment Company to complete the Spengler Field Bleacher project with a bid of $85,900.

Authorized the distribution of proceeds from the high school concessions account to the following student activity accounts and organizations.

After Prom Committee                    $5,740

Vocal Music Boosters                   $1,230

FCCLA                                          $1,640

NHS                                              $820

Athletic Boosters                            $820

Student Council                             $1,640

High School Art Club                     $820

Archbold Soccer Club                    $2,050

Archbold Football Club                   $1,640

Varsity Cheerleaders                     $4,100

Class of 2015                               $4,510

Band                                             $410

Approved the retirement resignation of Mike Kennedy, effective May 31, 2014.
Approved the retirement resignation of Aliese Hill effective the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Scott Foor as a volunteer baseball assistant for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved contracts for the following individuals as summer 2014 custodial workers; Joyce Miller, Daniel Davis, Angel Huerta, C.J. Gladieux, and Bailey Short.
Approved Toby Spengler for a one year marching band assistant contract for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Mike Short as a volunteer marching band assistant for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Jessica Short as a volunteer marching band assistant for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a 2-year contract for Lorinda Brader as Technology Director effective from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2016.
Approved a 3-year contract for Royal Short as High School Principal effective from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018.
Approved a 3-year contract for Matt Shields as Middle School Principal effective from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018.
Approved a 3-year contract for Michele Bagrowski as Curriculum Director, effective from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018.
Approved Carrie Wanemacher as a Classified sub for the 2013-2014 school year.
Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Beck,Janelle                 Bus Driver                 2yr-16

Beck, Mary                   Playground Aide         2yr-16

Fisher, Jen                   Bus Driver                  2yr-16

Miller, Joyce                 Bus Aide                    2yr-16

Pinter, Tess                  Media Specialist         2yr-16

Rupp, Larry                   District Maintenance   1yr-15

Schmidt, Linda              Transportation Coord.  2yr-16

Walker, Amanda            Playground Aide         2yr-16

Wright, Michelle            Bus Driver                  2yr-16

Voll, Josh                     Technology Assistant  2yr-16

Bowerman, Krystina               B-150                1yr-15

Brooks, Jon                          MA                    2yr-16

Bryan, Elizabeth (Anne)         B-150                1yr-15*.38 FTE

Conway, Michelle                  B-150                2yr-16

Fether, Jonathan                   B-150                2yr-16

Gasser, Christa                    BA                    1yr-15

Graber, Shelby                     MA                    1yr-15

King, Jeremy                       MA                     2yr-16

Nafziger, Megan                  MA+30                1yr-15

Ruffer, Cody                       BA                       2yr-16

Short, JoAnn                     B-150                    2yr-16

Vandock, Danielle              MA                       2yr-16

Voll, Elizabeth                   MA                       1yr-15

Gruenhagen, Mindy           BA                        1yr-15

 

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

                Name                                       2014-2015 School Year

                  HS Guidance (2)                      10 days

                  MS Guidance                          10 days

                  ES Guidance                           10 days

                  Consumer Science (1)              5  days

                  Vo-Ag/FFA                              15 days

                  Vocal Music                            10 days

                  Band                                      10 days

Approved Joann Rupp as a homebound tutor for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Jack Downey and Skylar Gericke as summer 2014   custodial workers.
Accepted the superintendent’s recommendation to approve Ben Gericke for a 2yr-16 contract.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

During the week of May 12, I was able to hear Mrs. Oyer’s classes give presentations on “We The People”.  There were a variety of community members who volunteered their time and we heard a great deal of positive feedback on how well prepared our students were.

 

I have been meeting with our cafeteria staff in regards to our staffing and food options for next school year.  We have some good ideas in mind.  Our goal is to serve food that our students will enjoy and also boost our percentage of participation.

 

We have received initial reports on our spring OGT testing.  Even with the loss of 17 school days and changing the testing schedule, these reports show that all scores were up.  We will wait for the final reports, but I want to commend our staff and leadership for being flexible and adjusting to give our students the best chances for success.

 

Next week I will be meeting with Dean Beamont and other district administrators to look at a design for our new control module for the wind turbine.  Our goal is to design an application that will be friendly for the public and also provide us with valuable information on energy production, wind speed, and even dollars that we are saving.

 

Our House Bill 264 project has been approved by the OFCC and we have completed the application for the Department of Energy funding.  These were fairly cumbersome projects and with the help of Chris Ziegler and Plug Smart we look to be on track to start the project on June 9.  Request for quotes will be going out for our new lighting, air conditioning units and more next week.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 20, 2014

 

Approved April 21, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved April 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted.
Approved participation in the NBEC Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2015 policy year.
Approved the renewal contract with Healthcare Process Consulting Inc. to assist in managing the Districts’ Ohio Medicaid School Program for the period of July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015.
Accepted a $40,000 donation from the Archbold Athletic Building Club into the schools Permanent Improvement Fund.
Approved the Superintendent to solicit a loan from the Ohio Department of Energy for up to $779,974 to finance House Bill 264 project.
Approved an overnight trip for the High School Choir to New York, April 8-12, 2015.
Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2014/2015 school year.
Approved list of 2014 Graduates and Foreign Exchange attendance awards pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented.
Approved the superintendent to solicit bids for the elementary drive re-pavement and parking lot sealing and crack filling.
Approved an increase in lunch prices by $0.25.  Prices for the 2014/2015 school year will be: Elementary $2.20, Middle School $2.45, High School $2.45, Adult $2.90.
Approved Neola Policy Revisions/Additions 160, 1415, 1422, 1619.01, 1623, 2260, 2260.01, 3122, 3123, 3419.01, 4122, 4123, 4419.01, 6800, 8210 and the Post Issuance Compliance Policy to be assigned a number upon board approval.
Authorized list of Bus Physical providers to administer and sign bus physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus drivers for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Lori Yoder, R.N., B.S.N., to administer hearing tests for the physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus drivers for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Jill Grieser as a Home Instruction Tutor effective May 5th, 2014.
Approved the Supplemental Contract List C for the 2014/2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Jill Nafziger as an Elementary Computer Aide for the 2014/2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Abbey Graber as a Special Education Teacher for the 2014/2015 school year.
Approved Maghan Burkle as a classified sub for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved the transfer of Mary Hall from a cook position to an aide/study hall monitor.
Approved the transfer of Jean Rupp from Head Cook to a classified aide position.
Approved a contract for Tammy Bostelman to serve as a school psychologist for the summer of 2014 at an hourly rate.
Approved Shawn Grime as a summer school tutor for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved OGT Tutor contracts for the 2013-2014 school year for Joe Frank, Brenda Beck and Laura Bickel.
Approved the supplemental List D for the 2014/2015 school year.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

The HB 264 project is underway.  The lighting retrofit has started at the high school and it should take about 2 weeks per building.  Each building will now have T8 25 Watt bulbs to help with energy efficiency.

 

We had an excellent end to the school year.  Students were well behaved, staff members were busy wrapping up activities and our spring sports teams finished with strong tournament runs and even state placers/champions.

 

The administrative team met earlier this week and have come up with a comprehensive plan for our staff development this school year.  We will be focusing in on formative assessments.  This will provide our staff with methods to continually check for student understanding.

 

A lot of progress has been made at Spengler Field.  The bleachers look like they will be completed very soon and we expect the scoreboard to arrive in early July.  If you are near the park stop in and see it.

 

Discussion of OGT scores-brief presentation.  We should also be receiving our OAA scores in next few weeks and I hope to share those results with you at our July meeting.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 16, 2014

Approved May 20, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved May 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.
Approved Five Year Forecast as submitted.
Approved temporary appropriations at 75% FY’14 budget amount.
Approved Hyland Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015. Total package amount $44,943.
Authorized the Fund Advance Return of $7,000 from 009 Uniform Supply to GF.
Approved Fund Transfer of $29,291.93 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.
Approved Fund Advance of $10,500 from GF to HS ISS 300-9500.
Approved Fund Advance of $779,975 from GF to Fund 004, HB264 Project.
Approved Drug Testing Policy for the 2014-2015 school year, to be assigned a number upon board approval.
Approved Early Graduation Policy 5464.
Approved 2014-2015 High School Student Fees.
Approved 2014-2015 Elementary Student Fees.
Approved Elementary 2014-2015 Student Handbook.
Approved Elementary 2014-2015 Faculty Handbook.
Authorized updated list of Bus Physical providers to administer and sign bus physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus drivers for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Middle School 2014-2015 Student Fees.
Approved Allied Paving as the approved contractor for the elementary/high school paving project.
Approved educational agreement with Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Brenda Beck as a middle school summer school tutor effective June 6, 2014 for Summer 2014.
Approved Nicole Stiriz as a casual laborer for Summer 2014 effective July 9, 2014.
Approved Josh Voll as a Technology Assistant for up to 160 hours for Summer 2014.
Rescinded the board approval of Danielle Vandock as Company Volunteer.
Approved a one-year contract for Courtney Froehlich as an Elementary Music teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the resignation of Jessica Badenhop as Title 1 Teacher effective the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Dana Hilfinger as a Middle School English teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2014-2015 school year:

Rob Mahnke             LPDC             Dorothy Lambert      LPDC

Kent Vandock            LPDC           Royal Short               LPDC

                  Jennie Johnson         LPDC

Rescinded the contract awarded to Ben Gericke as 7th Grade Boys   Basketball coach.
Approved Ben Gericke as a Volunteer Assistant Varsity Boys   Basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year.

Archbold Area Schools Special Board Meeting Minutes for June 24, 2014

Approved appropriations modifications as submitted.
Accepted the resignation of Jen Nagel as Intervention Specialist at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Rachel Kinsman as High School Cross Country Coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Todd Grosjean as the boys 7th grade basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Michelle Graber as a casual laborer for Summer/Fall 2014 effective June 23, 2014.
Approved Shawn Grime as an OGT Coordinator for the 2013-2014 school year for 3 days, effective June 9, 2014.

Superintendent Report

Allied Paving has begun the re-paving project at the elementary school.  Paving, Crack filling, and sealing should finish up this week.

 

The Spengler Field project is still underway and should be completed within the next few weeks.  The bleachers are done, new scoreboard was put up last Friday, sprinkler system is going in, and we are going to be doing some work on the sound system.  Our kids and community will be able to enjoy games there for many more years.

 

We experienced some issues with the turbine over the weekend.  It was shutting down due to some issues with a pump and possible overheating.  We are working with Aeronautica to address this issue and we hope that it will back up and running soon.

 

Cafeteria update:

The yogurt machine has been ordered for the high school.

We have a design worked out with Three Cord for the awning at the middle school.

Our cafeteria staff at the high school did some painting last week and have redesigned how it will look in the serving area.

The presentation for our drinks will change as we have worked with Pepsi to obtain two new coolers for the middle school and high school.

We plan to have some meetings and trainings in August to get ready for the school year.

 

We will be moving from days to hours next year in terms of calamity days.  Due to new changes in the law, schools are now allowed to operate on an hour-based schedule.  This means that hours missed/days canceled would not have to be made up until you fall below the state minimum.  Due to the fact that we are well above the state minimum school day we would not have to make up days until we missed hours totaling 19 days.  However, we feel students should be in school as much as possible, so we will be setting a limit to days missed for our staff and students.  Once this number of days would be missed, we would add days onto the year.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for July 21, 2014

Approved June 16, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved June 24, 2014 special meeting minutes.
Approved June 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved the following change funds for the 2014-2015 school year:

Ann Dominique                $50

Sarah Nafziger                 $50

Renee Lovejoy                 $50

Allan Gladieux                 $2500

Sandra Babcock              $900

Jeremy King                    $400

Robin Wyse                    $100

Diane Bernath                  $50

Approved Then and Now certificate for $17,829 to Northwest State Community College for Dual Enrollment, 2013-2014 School year.
Approved Dr. Stanley Rowan as an approved Bus Physical provider to administer and sign bus physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus drivers for the 2014-2015 school year effective June 20, 2014.
Approved the 2014-2015 High School Handbook.
Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Archbold Board of Education and the Archbold Education Association in regards to transitioning from days to hours for the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with section 3313.48 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Approved a one-year contract for Luana King as a middle school Aide for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Amy Baden as an Intervention Specialist teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Melissa Nafziger as a certified van driver, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to board policy effective 7/14/2014.
Approved Beth Voll as a certified van driver, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to board policy effective 7/14/2014.
Rescinded contract awarded to Josh Johnson as 7th grade girls basketball coach.
Approved a one-year contract for Abbey Graber as a volunteer Jr. high girl’s basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved one-year contracts for the following as student workers for the 2014-2015 school year: Garrett Grime, Ethan Warnke, Carl Brubaker, and Angel Huerta.
Approved a one-year contract for Mike Kennedy as a 7th grade football coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Mike Kennedy as an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the classified sub list for the 2014-2015 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jack Downey as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Skylar Gericke as a student worker for the 2014-2015 school year.

Superintendent Report

The HB 264 project is complete in the area of lighting.  They are also nearing completion in the installation of the VAV boxes, controls, and the AC units will be installed on August 30.

 

We recently had our new teacher orientation, and it was exciting to talk with our new staff members about the roles they will be fulfilling in our school system.  They were able to hear a lot of good information about our district and also know that our staff, administration, school board, and parents of the community will support them as they start their first year in our district.

 

Monday I was able to meet with our transportation department.  Our bus drivers have been working on their routes and contacting parents/students about their bus stops for the start of the year.

 

We continue to see a large number of students enrolling in the district.  We are actually fairly close to the number of students enrolling last year at this time.  We are over 60 new students, but we are seeing a good number of students who had been choosing homeschooling in the past, and we have seen an increase in the number of open enrolled students as well.  At this time we have 82 open enrolled students.

 

I want to commend our custodians and maintenance staff for all of their hard work this summer.  The buildings and grounds look great for the return of our students.  It is great to see how much pride they take in their work, and it is greatly appreciated.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 18, 2014

Approved July 21, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved July 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved the following transfer:

                                                                To                   From

200-9014 Class of 2014                                                   $718.76

200-9016 Class of 2016                         $718.76

 

Approved Class Accounts beginning with 5th grade thru 8th grade for the 2014-2015 school year and each 5th grade annually.
Approved the following advances

                                                       To                   From

006           Lunchroom                    $40,000

300 9500 HS Athletics                    $10,000

001           General Fund                                        $50,000

 

Approved Cooperative Purchasing Program Agreement of Participation for the 2014-2015 fiscal year with Ohio School Council.
Approved agreement with Wood County ESC for Juvenile Detention Center Education Option Program.
Approved Bus Routes for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the appointment of John Downey as Board representative for the 2014 OSBA Annual Business Meeting and appoint Phil Nofziger to serve as alternate.
Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Archbold Board of Education and the Archbold Classified Staff in regards to transitioning from days to hours for the 2014-2015 school year in accordance with section 3313.48 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Approved the 2014-2015 Fall Sports passes and Football reserved seat prices.
Approved revisions to Neola Policy #3220.01.
Approved agreement with Edgerton Local Schools to share School Psychologist services for the 2014-2015 school year.
Accepted the resignation of Robyn Kuhlman as school psychologist effective August 1, 2014.
Approved a one-year contract for Esther Rupp as a school psychologist for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Rebecca Kohler as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved one-year contracts for the following as Student Workers for the 2014-2015 school year:  Mitchell Hogrefe and Lathon Babcock.
Rescinded contract awarded to Tatum Smith as a Jr. Hi Cheerleading Advisor for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Krysti Bowerman as a Jr. Hi Cheerleading Advisor for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved List A of certified bus/van drivers for the 2014-2015 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.
Approved the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Para-Professional Substitute List for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the Substitute teacher list provided by the NW Ohio Educational Service Center along with periodic updates for the 2014-2015 School year.
Approved a one-year contract for Janelle Beck as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

 

The HB 264 project is nearing completion.  The installation of the heating and cooling units was finished over the weekend.  I will also be asking the board to approve our loan agreement with the Ohio Department of Energy this evening.

 

It has been a good start to the year in the area of food services.  With some of our new menu items and options, we have seen an increase in total meals sold.  The students seem to like our new basket options and additional a la Carte choices.  As you know, we have also made some changes to the appearance of our cafeterias.  I want to commend our cafeteria staff for all they have done thus far into the school year.  They have been able to make adjustments on the go and are working very hard to serve our students.

 

The Athletic Hall of Fame dinner is going to be held on September 27, 2014 at Founders Hall.  There will be 12 new members inducted.  The dinner will start at 6:30 with the program starting at 7:30.

 

October 2 is our first 2-hour delay for staff in-service.  We will be discussing the benefits of formative assessment in the classroom.

 

Mr. Short has been working with Mr. Link in the Woods Class to create our shadow boxes for the high school and middle school cafeterias.  These boxes will showcase some of the history of our school system and will be displayed in our cafeterias for years to come.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 15, 2014

 

Approved August 18, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved August 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved 2015 Appropriations.
Consented to the assignment of the Board of Education’s Investment Management Agreement with Baird Public Investment Advisors (BPIA) to Red Tree Investment Group (Red Tree) in accordance with Red Tree’s acquisition of the business currently known as BPIA.
Approved Fund Transfer of $20,592.45 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.
Approved an overnight trip for the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky October 28-31, 2014.
Approved a loan agreement with the Ohio Department of Energy for an energy loan as outlined in the energy loan fund term sheet.

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved resolution for hiring a non-licensed individual for High School Student Council Advisor.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Tess Pinter as High School Student Council advisor for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Mary Hall as a Tech Assistant for the 2014-2015 school year, effective September 9th, 2014.
Approved a 1% increase to Lorinda Brader as Technology Coordinator for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.
Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educators for the 2014-2015 school year.

Shelly Conway – Mentoring Mindy Gruenhagen (year 2)

Jessica Miller – Mentoring Dana Hilfinger (year 1) and Christa Gasser (year 3)

Kent Vandock – Mentoring Courtney Froehlich (year 1)

Laura Bickel- Mentoring Danielle Vandock (year 3)

Brenda Beck- Mentoring Abbey Graber (year 1)

Sarah Betts – Mentoring Jon Fether (year 4)

Approved a one-year contract for Laurie Rufenacht as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Spring coaches for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the following as volunteer wrestling coaches for the 2014-2015 school year; Aaron Babcock, Kenny Price, and Travis Jaramillo.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

Superintendent Report

 

As you were able to see in one of my recent updates, the cafeteria is making good progress this year in terms of meals sold at breakfast and lunch.  During the month of September we were able to sell almost 1800 more lunches and 125 more breakfasts than we did the previous year.  I want to thank our cafeteria staff for their hard work and also recognize them, as last week was cafeteria worker appreciation week.

 

During our two-hour delay our administrative team was able to present to our staff information on objectives and formative assessment.  The group did an excellent job and we will be back with a follow-up training on November 14 during another two-hour delay for staff development.  In conjunction with that, we have approximately 20 teachers doing a book study among the three buildings on formative assessment.

 

I want to thank our administrators and staff for all of the opportunities they have been providing our kids and also the climate in the buildings.  Grandparent’s day, spirit week, trips to Sauder Village, College week, community helper week, and much more are part of the reason we have such a great school and community.

 

Our administrative team has completed one round of walkthroughs and will be doing the second round in early November.  These classroom visits have been a great way for us to talk about instruction with each other and share ideas about the teaching-taking place in our school buildings.

 

The HB 264 project is wrapping up as they finish retro-commissioning the controls at the middle school.  I have been in contact with the Department of Energy about our loan to reimburse the General Fund as we are waiting to make our first draw of money through that program.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 20, 2014

 

Approved September 15, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved September 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved Five Year Forecast
Authorized the following advance:

                                                            From:              To:

009 Uniform Supplies                                                    $7,000

001 General Fund                                   $7,000

 

 

Approved an anonymous donation in the amount of $900 to the high school for shadow boxes in the cafeteria.
Approved an overnight trip for the Band on March 20-25, 2016 to Disney World.
Approved revisions to Attendance Policy #5200.
Approved an Organizational Meeting for January 12, 2014 at 5:30 with the regular board meeting to follow.
Approved winter sports pass prices and for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the following one-year contracts, for the 2014-2015 school year as OGT Tutors effective October 13, 2014.

Joe Frank – Social Studies

Brenda Beck – Math

Jon Fether – Science

Taylor Gerken - Writing

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jon Fether as 7th grade girl’s basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Nicholas Rice as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Tony Schuette as volunteer swim coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional education courses.

6.5.1.        Kara Bacik                  MA+15

6.5.2.        Joe Frank                   MA+15

6.5.3.        Chris Moore              MA+15

Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2013-2014 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.
Approved a one-year contract for Donna Robinson as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year pending completion of background checks.
Approved winter concession contracts for the 2014-2015 school year to Sandy Babcock and Ann Dominique.
Approved a one-year contract for Taylor Gerken as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

 

 

Superintendent Report

 

On Wednesday, November 5th, I was able to meet with our new representative from the Ohio Facilities Commission.  We discussed our eligibility for state funding in the future and how that process will continue to work.  It appears that our local share continues to drop, now 76%, down from 79%.  Our goal would be that when we are ready to move forward with buildings that the state share would continue to grow.

 

Great job to our cast in the fall play and to our director, Mr. Vandock.  Our students did a great job presenting “Fools” it was a great performance and very funny.

 

On November 24 and 25 we will be hosting our parent teacher conferences in all three buildings.  This is a great time for our parents to learn more about their student’s education and hear directly from their teachers how much progress they have made over the first few months of school.

 

Our administrative team has completed our second round of walkthroughs in the district.  We have been able to get into every classroom in the district and we have been seeing our teachers and students doing some great things.  Our main focus has been to look at Goals/Objectives and the use of Formative Assessment in the classroom. 

 

Our Crisis Committee met on November 4 and discussed some of the recent developments in school safety.  We are going to continue to come up with ways to make sure our students are safe and our staff is prepared to react in emergency situations.  Coming up in December we will discuss with our students and staff how to react if we were to implement an ALICE alert.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 17, 2014

 

Approved October 20, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved October 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved change fund of $79 to Shelby Graber for Elementary Book Fair.
Approved changes to the Investment Policy.
Approved a Then and Now Certificate to Northern Buckeye Education Council for $4,585.31 dated 10/28/14 for wireless connectivity. 
Approved resolution for hiring a non-licensed individual for High School Concessions.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract (1/4 contract) for JoAnn Cousino, High School Concessions for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Beck as a classified sub for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Trey Smith as a volunteer Jr. Hi. Boys basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved the following volunteer indoor track coaches for the 2014-2015 school year; Dina Gladieux, Jake Kraegel, Rachel Kinsman, Brett Cordy, Chris Baden and LaRoy Martinez.
Rescinded approval of Travis Jaramillo as volunteer wrestling coach.
Approved a one-year contract for Diania Nemcik as a Homebound Tutor for the 2014-2015 school year for not more than 5 hours per week, effective November 3, 2014.
Approved a one-year contract for Jeff Brunswick as a substitute Homebound Tutor for the 2014-2015 school year, for not more than 5 hours per week, effective November 3, 2014.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Beth Voll as a High School Musical Assistant for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Mike Short as a High School Musical Assistant for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved Preschool Special Education Waiver Request to exceed Centerbased Teacher Caseload.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

 

Superintendent Report

All of our paperwork for the HB264 is completed and after approving a loan agreement with the Department of Development of the State of Ohio this evening we can move forward with the final phase and begin drawing payments from the Department of Energy (Developmental Services) to reimburse the school.

According to the new Ohio Law on Days to Hours, and our negotiated agreement, I have supplied you with our 2015-2016 calendar.  Tonight will serve as our public hearing to allow input and we will plan on voting on the calendar at our January meeting.

This past Thursday I was able to talk with our Stem club about the wind turbine.  Our goal in January will be to follow up with the President of Aeronautica, and then in the spring have the workers who climb the turbine come in and speak to the class.  This will be a good way to learn about the science/math behind the turbine, and also careers in the field.

It was a good month for wind production in November.  Our bill was $1,043.82 with no charge for consumption.  Last year our bill was $3865.80 with consumption of 26,100 and in 2012 it was $12,793.75 with consumption at 158,400.  This is good news for our energy savings efforts over the past few years.

The first week of December we released our new school web page.  Thanks to Lorinda Brader for all of her hard work in making this happen.  We will now evaluate our individual pages and work with our staff to make sure that we can keep the website updated daily.

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for December 15, 2014

Held a public hearing for the proposed 2015-2016 School Calendar.
Approved November 17, 2014 regular meeting minutes.
Approved November 2014 Financial Reports.
Approved a $1,200 cash donation from an anonymous donor for cafeteria staff accessories and offset expenses to build a bus lot shelter.
Approved a donation from True North Church for student lunches in the amount of $312.
Approved a $75 cash donation from Richard and Rebecca Hallett to the Elementary Book Fair.
Approved a $300 cash donation from the Archbold Rotary Club to the Elementary Book Fair.
Approved Appropriation modifications.
Appointed Gerald Short to the Archbold Public Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2015.
Approved a loan agreement with the Department of Development of the State of Ohio as related to the HB 264 Project.
Appointed a President Pro Tem from the Archbold Board of Education’s Organizational meeting.

Curriculum Director Report

High School Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

Elementary School Principal Report

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2013

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 7, 2013

 

Approved December 2012 regular meeting minutes.
Approved December Financial Reports.
Approved the submission of the current 5-year Forecast and the district schedules of debt in place of the tax budget to the County Budget Commission.
Approved appropriation modification as submitted.
Approved the hourly rate of applicable student workers effective January 1, 2013 to reflect minimum wage, $7.85
Approved contracts for Cindy Clark, Mandy Eigensee, Tami Manley, Andi Nafziger, JoAnn Short, Tom Walker and Tara Yunker as needed for the After School Intervention program for the 2012-2013 school year.
Approved Jason Bacik, Jan Lindsay and Alissa Stockburger as substitute teachers for the After School Intervention program for the 2012 -2013 school year on an as needed basis.
Accepted the resignation from Joe Long as Interim Superintendent effective February 3, 2013.
Approved Aaron Rex as Superintendent effective February 4, 2013 through July 31, 2016.
Approved Joe Long as Associate Superintendent effective February 4, 2013 for a maximum of fifteen days through February 28, 2013.
Accepted the resignation from Brent Gnagey as Technology Director effective the last contract day in May of 2013.

Archbold Area Schools Special Board Meeting Minutes for February 13, 2013

Approved a Renewable Energy Credit Purchase and Sale Agreement between Sauder Woodworking Company and Archbold Area School District Board of Education.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for February 25, 2013

Approved January 7, 2013 organizational and regular meeting minutes.
Approved February 13, 2013 special meeting minutes.
Approved January 2013 Financial Reports.
Accepted the amounts and rates determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary Tax Levies and certify them to the County Auditor.
Approved an anonymous donation of $100 for the Turbine Dedication.
Approved changes to Policy #7510 Use of District Facilities.
Approved changes to Facility Rental Agreement Form #7510B F1.
Approved the contract with the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company.
Approved the copier contract proposal for 6 copiers and 1 color copier with MT Business Technologies.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Kris Warner effective May 31, 2013.
Approved Shannon Schmucker for the after school intervention program for 2012-2013 school year effective February 11, 2013 on an as needed basis.
Approved the resignation of Ken Walls as Assistant Track Coach effective February 20, 2013.
Approved Ken Walls as a volunteer track coach for the 2012-2013 season.
Approved Jack Downey as a substitute custodian for the 2012-2013 school year.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for March 18, 2013.

Approved February 25, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved February 2013 Financial Reports.
Approved the lease agreement with US Bank for the finance of copy machines effective February 27,2013.
Approved the contract with Julian & Grube, Inc to provide an independent audit of the district Medicaid School Program for the periods of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 and July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 for $1,900 each year.
Approved Anne Kindinger as a classified sub effective 3/13/2013 for the 2012-2013 school year.
Approved Tricia Rodriguez as a classified sub for the 2012-2013 school year.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Carla Hoverman effective May 31, 2013.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Jane Stevens effective September 30, 2013.
Accepted the resignation of Lisa Roth effective May 29, 2013.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Kelly Ducey effective the last contracted workday in May.
Authorized the Superintendent to accept the following settlement of the liquidated damages issue and related matters for the turbine system, as extended by Marous Brothers Construction in its correspondence dated March 10, 2013, and recommended by The Renaissance Group, and to take the necessary action on behalf of the Board to carry out the following items related to the settlement:

a.   The contract sum stated in the contract between the Board and Marous Brothers Construction for the turbine system will be reduced by $145,000, in full settlement for liquidated damages assessed under the contract for the turbine system through April 1, 2013.

b.  The reduction to the contract sum for liquidated damages related to the turbine system will be accomplished through a change order.

c.   After April 1, 2013, Marous Brothers Construction agrees to accept liquidated damages at a reduced rate of $500 per day.  This will be an actual daily rate, but after April 1, any liquidated damages assessed against Marous Brothers Construction until completion of the project will be credited with energy production during the period after April 1.  Completion is defined in the contract as the time when the turbine system is available to produce energy 95% of the time over a 30 day period.

d.   Change orders #3 and #4 will be paid in the amount of $16,685.

e.   The District has the right to extend the service contract with Aeronautica for the turbine system that is included in the contract up to 12 months at the current rate specified in the contract, and Marous Brothers will pay the pro-rated service contract cost for the period between the service start date specified in its subcontract with Aeronautica and the actual date that the turbine system is accepted under the terms of the contract, per the terms of the contract.  Commencement of service does not imply acceptance of the turbine system.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 15, 2013

Approved March 18, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved March 2013 Financial Reports.
Approved the appropriation modifications as submitted.
Approved the revised Athletic Code of Conduct.
Approved fund 034 facility maintenance.
Approved a five-year maintenance agreement with Aeronautica effective April 1, 2013.
Authorized approval of a Owner-Consultant Agreement with The Renaissance Group for the purpose of providing owner representative services related to turbine data systems support, systems license and wind turbine project support services for the wind turbine erected on the School District Board’s property at a cost of $4,800 annually for a period determined by the Superintendent and Treasurer.
Authorized the distribution of proceeds from the high school concessions account to the following student activity accounts and organizations:  

After Prom Committee - $4,848.00

High School Art Club - $303.00

Vocal Music Boosters - $909.00

Archbold Soccer Club - $1,818.00

FCCLA - $1,212.00

Football Parents Club - $1,212.00

NHS - $606.00

Varsity Cheerleaders - $2,727.00

Athletic Boosters - $606.00

Class of 2014 - $3,030.00

Student Council - $1,212.00

Band - $303.00

Approved Scott Foor as a volunteer varsity baseball coach for the 2012-2013 season.
Approved contracts for the following individuals as summer 2013 custodial workers: Joyce Miller, Daniel Davis, Dylan Lantz, Kristen Fonseca, C.J. Gladieux.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Sandra Wettle effective June 1, 2013.
Accepted the resignation of Timothy Booth effective at the conclusion of contract.
Accepted the resignation of Ashley Double as the Jr. Hi. Cheerleading advisor.
Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the extended days as follows:

                  Name                                     2013-2014 School Year

                 HS Guidance (2)                      10 days

                  MS Guidance                         10 days

                  ES Guidance                          10 days

                  FCCLA (1)                              10 days

                  Vo-Ag/FFA                             15 days

                  Vocal Music                           10 days

                  Band                                      10 days

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees beginning the 2013-2014 school year.

Name                                     Degree                       Contract Recommendation

Betts, Sarah                          MA                             Continuing

Brunswick, Jeff                      B -150                        2 yr. -15

Camen, Vanessa                   MA                             2 yr. -15

Clark, Cynthia                        BA                             2 yr. -15

Conway, Michelle                   B-150                         1 yr. -14

Culler, John                           MA                             2 yr. -15

Fether, Jonathan                    B-150                         1 yr. -14

Grime, Shawn                        MA                             2 yr. -15

Hill, Aliese                             B-150                         2 yr. -15

Holdgreve, Ryan                    MA                             2 yr. -15

Hurst, Sue                             MA                             2 yr. -15

Oyer, Andrea                         MA                             Continuing

Oyer, Maria                           MA                             Continuing

Rosene, Kara                        MA                             Continuing

Ruffer, Cody                          BA                             1yr. -14

Sell, Ryan                             MA                             2yr. -15

Stockburger, Alissa               MA                              2yr. -15

Throne, Ryan                        MA                              2yr. -15

Vandock, Danielle                 MA                              1yr. -14

Babcock, Toni                      Administrative Assistant             2yr. -15

Beck, Gloria                         Bus Aide                                   2yr. -15

Grime, Elizabeth                   Custodian                                 2yr. -15

Hall, Mary                            HS 3 Hr. Cook                           2yr. -15

King, Gretchen                     El Aide                                     2yr. -15

King, Luana                          Sub. Teacher Scheduler           Continuing

Miller, Joyce                        MS Playground Aide                 Continuing

Nafziger, Sarah                    MS Cashier                              2yr. -15

Pinter, Tess                         Media Assistant                       1yr. -14

Roth, Lisa N.                        Custodian                                2yr. -15

Rufenacht, Josh                   Grounds & Bus Maint               2yr. -15

Rupp, LarryBldg.                  Maint/Custodian                       1yr. -14

Accepted the retirement resignation of Susan Dominique effective June 28, 2013.
Approved a summer 2013 custodial contract for Jack Downey.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 20, 2013

Approved April 15, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved April 2013 Financial Reports.
Approved the participation in the NBEC Workers Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2014 policy year.
Approved the renewal contract with Healthcare Process Consulting Inc. to assist in managing the District’ Ohio Medicaid School Program for the period of July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014.
Approved the resolutions for authorizing employer pickup of employee contributions with STRS as submitted.
Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted.
Approved MS Student Handbook Changes for 2013-2014.
Approved the MS Faculty Handbook Changes for 2013-2014.
Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2013/2014 school year.
Approved the superintendent to solicit bids for the elementary school parking lot re-pavement project, and the high school sealing and crack filling project.
Approved list of Graduates (class of 2013) and Foreign Exchange attendance awards pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented.
Approved Deb Zimmerman as a classified sub effective April 23, 2013.
Approved Missy Warncke as a classified sub effective April 23, 2013.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Jacalyn Ripke effective May 31, 2013.
Approved Christina Gasser for a one-year contract for the 2013-2014 school year as Family and Consumer Science Teacher.
Approved Lorinda Brader for a one-year contract for the 2013-2014 school year as Technology Director.
Approved Lorinda Brader Technology Director beginning May 30, 2013-July 31, 2013 for a maximum of 20 days.
Approved the Supplemental Contract List A for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved the Supplemental Contract List B for the 2013-2014         school year.
Approved a one year contract for Beth Voll as the Band Director for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a supplemental contract for Kevin K. Miller as the Middle School Student Council Advisor for the 2013-2014 school year.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 17, 2013

Approved May 20, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved May Financial Reports.
Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.
Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY ’13 budget amount.
Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014.  Total Package amount $39,152.
Authorized the advances return as follows:

                                                                  From               To

009 Uniform Supply                                    $7,000

001 General Fund                                                           $7,000

Approved Neola Policy Revisions/Additions 0165.1, 0165.2, 1520,1530, 2270, 2431, 2623.02, 3120.08, 3131, 3220.01, 3220.03 (Delete), 5515.01, 5630.01, 6110.
Approved the HS Handbook for the 2013/2014 school year.
Approved Elementary Student Handbook for the 2013-2014 School year.
Approved Elementary Faculty Handbook for 2013-2014.
Approved HS 2013-2014 student fees.
Approved MS 2013-2014 student fees.
Approved Elementary 2013-2014 student fees.
Approved Veteran Darrell A. Schultz as an Archbold High School graduate.
Approved Ward Construction Co. as the approved contractor for the elementary/high school paving project.
Approved Maria Oyer as the summer intervention teacher for 2013.
Approved a one-year contract for Krystina Bowerman as Spanish teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.
Accepted the resignation of Sarah Tiplady effective May 29, 2013.
Accepted the resignation of Tara E. Yunker effective May 29, 2013.
Accepted the resignation of Gloria Beck effective May 29, 2013.
Approved a one-year contract for Krystina Bowerman as Spanish teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2013-2014 school year.

 

                  Junior Class Advisor            Krystina Bowerman

                  Student Council Advisor      Jen Nagel

                  HS Band Director                  Elizabeth Voll

                  MS Band Jazz & Pep          Elizabeth Voll

                  LPDC Chair                        Dorothy Lambert

                  LPDC                                 Royal Short

                  LPDC                                 Kent Vandock

                  LPDC                                 Jennie Johnson

                  LPDC                                 Rob Mahnke

Approved Ben Gericke as substitute summer intervention teacher for 2013.
Approved a special board meeting June 24, 2013 at 5:30 to approve AEA Contracts and to approve Classified Operation Manual.
Authorized the advances return as follows:

                                                                                    From               To

003-9001      Wind Turbine Maintenance                                           $21,751.89

001                 General Fund                                      $21,751.89

Approved the following Supplemental Contract for the 2013-2014 School year.

            Jr. Hi Cheerleading Advisor                        Tatum Smith

Accepted the resignation of Vanessa Camen effective the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

 

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Special Board Meeting Minutes for June 24, 2013

Adopted interim end-of-course examinations to assess mastery of American history, American government standards, and historic documents to comply with H.B. 165.
Approved Josh Voll as Technology Assistant for the 2013-2014 school year for 186 days.           
Approved Josh Voll as the Technology Assistant for summer 2013, July 1 – August 1.
Approved Molly Graf as interim Transportation Coordinator.

Approved the Master Agreement with the Archbold Education Association effective August 1, 2013 thru July 31, 2016.
Approved the Classified Operation Manual effective July 31, 2013 thru July 31, 2016.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for July 17, 2013

Approved June 17, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved June 24, 2013 special meeting minutes.
Approved June Financial Reports.
Approved HS Teacher Handbook for the 2013-2014 school year.
Authorized the treasurer to credit interest earning accordingly to Fund 003-9001 effective June 2013.
Approved the superintendent to solicit bus bids.
Approved the following change funds for the 13-14 School Year:

            Ann Dominique         $50.00

            Sarah Nafziger          $50.00

            Renee Lovejoy          $50.00

            Allan Gladieux           $2500.00

            Sandra Babcock        $900.00

            Jeremy King              $400.00

            Robin Wyse              $100.00

            Diane Bernath            $50.00

Approved an amendment to contract of the administrative assistant to adjust the hours per day from 6 to 8.
Approved the memorandum of understanding between the school board and the Archbold Education Association in regards to the supplemental salary schedule as attached.
Accepted the resignation of Jonathan Fether as assistant football coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Rescinded volunteer supplemental contract for Dan Grime as assistant football coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Dan Grime as assistant football coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Linda Schmidt as Transportation Coordinator for the 2013-2014 school year effective 7/10/2013.
Approved a one-year contract for Joyce Miller as Bus Aide for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Mindy Wanemacher as Third Grade Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Shelby Graber as First Grade Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved supplemental contract for Donovan Ziegler as Marching Band Assistant for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Fisher as a Bus Driver for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Melissa Nafziger as a summer technology assistant effective June 6, 2013.
Approved the resignation of Linda Schmidt as Playground Supervisor effective May 28, 2013.
Approved the Substitute teacher list provided by NW Ohio                          Educational Service Center along with periodic updates, for the 2013-14 school year.
Approved a one year contract for Jennifer Fisher as a Bus Driver for the 2013-2014 school year.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 26, 2013

Approved July 17, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved July Financial Reports.
Approved the following transfer:

                                                                        To:                  From: 

            200-9013      Class of 2013                                       $1,866.13

            200-9015      Class of 2015                $1,866.13

Approved Cooperative Purchasing Agreement of Participation for 2013-2014 with Ohio School Council.
Awarded the offer from Cardinal Bus for an 84 Passenger Bus.
Approved an anonymous donation of $2,000 to the High School Athletics for Golf Uniforms.
Approved a motion to declare transportation impractical for Christopher Schaub to attend Fountain Christian School in Bryan, Ohio.  Payment will be made to the parent/guardian at the rate approved and calculated by the Ohio Department of Education.
Approved agreement with Wood County ESC for Juvenile Detention Center education option program.
Approved agreement with Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center.
Approved Bus Routes for the 2013-2014 School Year.
Approved the appointment of John Lugbill as Board representative for the 2013 OSBA Annual Business Meeting and appoint Jon Downey to serve as alternate.
Approved an amendment to Curriculum Director contract to include the duties of Gifted Coordinator.
Approved the memorandum of understanding between the school board and the Archbold Education Association in regards to the STRS pick up.
Accepted the resignation of Albert Babcock Jr. as Bus Driver
Accepted the resignation of Barbara Figgins as 7th grade girls basketball coach.
Approved Baldo Quintanilla as volunteer assistant football coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Megan Nafziger as Speech Pathologist for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Mary Beck as a Playground Aide for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Amanda Walker as Playground Aide for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Michelle Wright as Bus Driver for the 2013-2014 school year pending proper bus certification.
Approved High School and Middle School Athletic Workers for the 2013-2014 School Year.
Approved Michele Bagrowski, Royal Short, Dorothy Lambert, Matt Shields and Aaron Rex as Certified Ohio Teacher Evaluators.
Approved the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Para-Professional Substitute List for the 2013 – 2014 School Year.
Approved Laura Bickel as Stem Club Advisor for the 2013-2014 School Year.
Approved Christa Gasser as the FCCLA Advisor for the 2013-2014 School Year.
Approved Krystina Bowerman as the Junior Class Advisor for the 2013-2014 School Year.
Approved a Three-year Contract for Allan Gladieux as Athletic Director through July 31, 2017.
Approved a Three-year Contract for Robyn Kuhlman as School Psychologist through July 31, 2017.
Approved the Classified Sub list for the 2013-2014 School year.      

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 30, 2013

Approved August 26, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved August Financial Reports.
Approved 2014 Appropriations.
Approved a revision to the Employee Fitness Room Operational Procedure Manual to include spouses as attendees.
Approved a donation of Auto Plus 8’ 6” Tandem Axel Band Trailer, value of $6,385 to the district from the Band Boosters.
Approved donation of the landscape at the Elementary School Butterfly Garden from the Class of 2021 and an anonymous donor (s) in memory of Maddy Lambert, total value $1,500.00.
Approved superintendent to solicit 9 passenger Micro-Bus Bids.
Approved Neola Policy #9270 Equivalent Education Outside the Home.
Approved a change order for Ward construction for $1,648.50 for the resurfacing project.
Approved supplemental contracts for the following SLO committee members for the 2013-2014 school year Ryan Throne, Jan Lindsay, Michelle Bagrowski, Matt Shields and Beth Voll.
Approved supplemental contracts for the following IBS team members for the 2013-2014 school year Dorothy Lambert, Sharon Ziegler, Maria Oyer, Manda Tilton, Robyn Kuhlman.
Approved Michael Kennedy (effective 9/19/2013), Russell Lambert (9/10/2013), Kevin K. Miller, and Kevin L. Miller as Classified Subs.
Approved Michael Rosebrook as a classified sub for the 2013-2014 School year effective 9/7/2013.
Approved Tony Schuttee as a volunteer swimming coach for the 2013-2014 school year. 
Approved Tracy Weber as a volunteer swimming coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Spring Coaching Contracts for the 2013-2014 season.
Rescinded Josh Johnson’s volunteer wrestling coach contract for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Josh Johnson as the 7th grade Girls Basketball Coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved John Culler as the Middle School Tech Assistant for the 2013-2014 school year effective 9/4/2013.
Approved Resident Educators for our new teachers.

                         Shelly Conway for Mindy Wanemacher

                         Jessica Miller for Christa Gasser for her 2nd year

                         Jennifer Nagel for Danielle Vandock for her 2nd year

                         Sarah Betts for Jonathan Fether for his 3rd year

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 21, 2013

Approved September 30, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved September 2013 Financial Reports.
Approved Five-year Forecast.
Authorized the transfer as follows:

                                                                                    From               To

        003 9001 Wind Turbine Maintenance                                          $21,490.79

        001                 General Fund                               $21,490.79

Approved 2013-2014 Winter Sports Passes and Boys Basketball Reserved Seat Prices.
Approved the organizational meeting for January 13, 2014 at 5:30 with the regular board meeting to follow.
Approved a Then and Now to Ohio Department of Commodity Distribution dated 9/17/2013 for $5,011.85.
Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2012-2013 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.
Approved Michelle Graber as a classified sub for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved Aaron Babcock as a certified bus driver having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy. 
Approved OGT Tutor contracts for the 2013-2014 school year effective 10/10/2013 to Joe Frank, Brenda Beck, and Linda Lauber.
Approved Winter Concession Contracts for the 2013-2014 school year to Sandy Babcock, Joann Cousino and Ann Dominique.
Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional education courses:

            6.6.1   Michelle Kinsey         MA + 30

            6.6.2   Tracy Kuhlman           MA + 30

            6.6.3   Dawn Rupp               MA + 15

Approved a resolution declaring it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten mill limitation for the purpose of the current expenses of the Archbold Community Library.
Approved a motion to declare transportation impractical for Kendall Sears to attend St. John Lutheran School in Napoleon, OH.  Payment will be made to the parent/guardian at the rate approved and calculated by the Ohio Department of Education.
Accepted the resignation of Randy Ruffer as Bus Driver effective October 25, 2013.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 18, 2013

Approved October 21, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved October 2013 Financial Reports.
Approved change fund of $79 to Ronda Lovejoy for Elementary Book Fair.
Approved membership to State of Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program effective October 1,2013.
Approved a $10,000 donation from Archbold Athletic Boosters designated toward the sound system in the high school gymnasium.
Approved Neola Policy Revisions/Additions 1220, 1310,1520, 1630.01, 1662, 2430, 2431, 2623.02, 3120, 3362, 3430.01, 4362, 4430.01, 5111, 5310, 5340, 5513, 5517, 5517.01, 6152, 7300, 8210, 8390, 8405, 8462, 8510, 9160, 9700, 8451.
Approved a donation in the form of vouchers from McDonalds, valued at $100 designated to all 3 school buildings.
Approved Randy Ruffer as a classified sub for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved the following Volunteer Indoor Track Coaches for the 2013-2014 school year; Dina Gladieux, Brannon Wurster, Jake Kraegal, Chris Baden, Brett Cordy, Ken Walls.
Approved Trey Smith as a volunteer Jr.Hi. Basketball assistant coach for the 2013-2014 school year.
Approved a supplemental contract for Beth Voll as a Musical Assistant for the 2013-2014 spring musical.
Approved a supplemental contract for Michael Short as a Musical Assistant for the 2013-2014 spring musical.
Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employee who has taken additional education courses effective November 16, 2013:

      Jeremy King  B-150

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for December 16, 2013

Approved November 18, 2013 regular meeting minutes.
Approved November 2013 Financial Reports.
Advanced $7,000 to 009 Uniform Supply Fund from the General Fund.
Approved a donation from True North for student lunches in the amount of $312.00.
Approved to join the Straight A Fund consortium with Fayette Local School and 15 other school districts to receive Straight A Grant Funds for the fiscal year 2014.  Whereas the Fayette Local School will serve as administrators and fiscal agents for grant funds.
Approved Janelle Beck as a certified bus driver having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.
Approved a one year contract for Janelle Beck as a bus driver effective 12/12/2013 for the 2013-2014 school year.

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