Board of Education Meeting Archives

2022

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 10, 2022

Approved December 20, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved December 2021 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 a Then and Now to Defiance College, $3,800, for Rental Fricker Duals from athletic fund.

Per policy 6423, Use of Credit Cards, the board did not receive rebates in calendar year 2021.

Approved the Archbold Area Schools district calendar for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Approved Emaleigh Heckel and Samuel Ruffer for early graduation, pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented. 

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for a new school bus.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the increase of hourly rate for student worker/casual laborer as follows; 1st year of service $9.30, 2nd year to $9.45 and 3rd year to $9.60 effective January 1, 2022, per the new Ohio minimum wage.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

 

RESOLUTION TO FILL BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY

Whereas a vacancy has been caused on the board of education by reason of expired term*; and

Whereas this board of education has the legal authority to fill a vacancy for the expired term thereof;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by a majority vote of all the remaining members of the board of education of the Archbold Area School District that Gina Benecke be and hereby is, appointed to serve as a member of the board of education of this school district for the appointed term ending on December 2023.

*NOTE: A vacancy may be caused by death, nonresidence, resignation, removal from office, failure of member to qualify, etc. (RC 3313.11). 

Superintendent Report, February 14, 2022

Items of Interest

Retirements & Resignation:
Upon approval of the agenda items I would like to thank Tom Walker and Michelle Kinsey for their years of service to Archbold Area Schools and we wish them the best in retirement!

Bus Purchase:
Recently Archbold Area Schools was awarded $90,000 through a School Bus Purchase Program toward the purchase of two new buses to add to the fleet. The requirement is for each bus purchased, one must be taken off regular routes. This will be the first order and the second will likely be purchased in the next fiscal year. 

Rover Pipeline:
The scheduled appeal date for the Rover Pipeline is May 9, 2022. A coalition of Ohio entities impacted by the pipeline valuation have urged local organizations to contact Senate and House Representatives and advocate that values remain what Ohio Law indicated.

Nexus Pipeline appeal date was today Monday, February 14th. 

Building Project:
After almost two years I would like to resume discussions with the board on the potential of a Middle School building project. Since we have new members on the Archbold Board of Education, it would be prudent to bring everyone up to speed and discuss the interest of moving forward. 

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for February 14, 2022

Approved January 10, 2022 Organizational Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 10, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 2022 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 the following Donations:

 

From

Program

Amount

 

Three Cord

Archbold Athletic Program

$100.00

 

Anonymous

Wrestling Program

$574.11

Approved the updated Five Year Forecast as presented.

Approved the transfer of $3,702.10 from Class of 2021 to Class of 2023.

Approved the after-bid Board Resolution to use and purchase from the OSC Bus Bids received on November 1, 2021.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Michelle Kinsey effective May 31, 2022.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Thomas Walker effective May 31, 2022.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for David Dominique as Intramural Director (2) for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Debra Schnitkey as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved a one-year contract for Madeline Short as a student worker for the 2021-2022 school year, effective January 22, 2022.

Approved Linda Riegsecker as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved Shawn Grime as a certified van driver for the 2021-2022 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy, effective January 18, 2022.

Approved Chloe Schramm as a volunteer softball coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Leslie Beemer as an assistant softball coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jessie Nofziger as an assistant softball coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Shawn Grime as a classified substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, effective January 18, 2022.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report, March 21, 2022

Items of Interest

Retirements & Resignation:
Upon approval of the agenda items I would like to thank Dave Walker and Jennifer Johnson for their years of service to Archbold Area Schools and we wish them the best.

NEOLA Update:
Recently NEOLA drafted updates to our policies that you can see in the agenda. Those policies include several items including minimum wage, holidays, blended learning, district credit cards, & food services to name a few. These are a result of legislative bills and court rulings. 

Building Project:
Since we would not qualify for the traditional OFCC funds for a while, we have not been assigned a Planner since our previous contact, Eugene Chipiga, has retired. I do, however, have contact information for someone in the office who can assist us in getting the updated information. 


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for March 21, 2022

Approved February 14, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved February 2022 Financial Reports. 

Approved the following donations:

 

From

Amount

Department

 

Anonymous Donor

$450.00

Football Program

Approved the 2022-2023 agreement with NWOESC for instructional services.

Approved participation in the OHI Charter Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for 2023 policy year.

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

 

NHS

$291.77

 

Athletic Boosters

$1,458.83

 

Student Council

$875.30

 

FCCLA

$583.53

 

After Prom Committee

$ 2,917.67

 

Girl’s Soccer Program

$ 1,458.83

 

High School Art Club

$ 1,167.07

 

Varsity Cheerleaders 

$ 2,334.13

 

Archbold Football Club

$583.53

 

Class of 2023

$3,501.20

 

Physics

$875.30

 

Athletic Department

$ 3,014.92

 

High School Principal Fund

$875.30

 

Spanish Club

$875.30

 

GBK Program

$583.53

 

Vocal Music Boosters

$583.53

 

Football Program

$875.30

 

Softball Program 

$291.77

 

Track Program

$875.30

 

Girl’s Golf Program

$291.77

Approved Appropriation Modifications as submitted. 

Approved an overnight trip for the High School Band and Choir set for November 18-20, 2022 to Chicago, Illinois.

Approved the following new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 1616, 2271, 5511, 5772, 6110, 6114, 6325, 6423, 7217, and 8500.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional education courses: 

 

Name

Education Level

 

Danielle Vandock

MA+15

 

Megan Martz

MA+15

 

Alissa Stockburger

MA+30

 

Miranda Bzovi

MA

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Austin Schaffner as an assistant track coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following LPDC members for the 2021-2022 school year: Dorothy Lambert (chair), Jason Bacik, Bryan Miller, Shawn Grime, and Royal Short.

Accepted the retirement resignation of David Walker, effective May 31, 2022. 

Rescinded the one-year supplemental contract for Brian Ball as assistant track coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Jennifer Johnson, effective March 9, 2022. 

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Garrett Grime as a 9th Grade Baseball Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Rescinded the one-year supplemental contract for Joe Williams as Boys Soccer JV coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Joe Williams as an Assistant Boys Soccer Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a contract for Deb Zimmerman as Summer School Tutor for up to a total of 30-60 hours, based on student progress and performance, for Summer 2022.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report, April 18, 2022

Items of Interest

OSBA joins Consortium of State School Boards Association (COSSBA)

On April 10, 2022, OSBA, along with 21 other founding school boards associations, signed a resolution to officially form the Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA). COSSBA is a voluntary, nonpartisan, national alliance of state school boards associations. This consortium strives to provide member-focused information that is powered by collaboration and driven by shared commitment, shared resources and shared responsibility. It is a consortium founded by state school boards associations to support, promote and strengthen each other as we serve our local school districts and board members so they can provide excellence in local school board governance resulting in access to high-quality educational opportunities for all students.

Building Project

Recently I was able to meet with two representatives from the OFCC to get an update on our status as it relates to a building project. Because there have been changes to the Archbold Board of Education, we are required to submit a new Expedited Local Partnership Program (ELPP) application. There is no cost to complete this application and restart the process. Since previously applying the equity percentage has increased to 33% state share (previously 29%).

Ohio School Council Electricity Audit

As part of our membership in the OSC we are seeking approval to have Tankel & Associates conduct an electricity audit on our behalf. There is no out of pocket cost to participate and since its launch in 2018 the OSC Electricity Audit program has provided over $500,000 in rebates to OSC member districts.

Rover Pipeline Update

The Ohio School Pipeline Coalition recently met and shared that the Nexus appeal was returned to the Tax Commissioner to settle. This led Rover to request a delay in their hearing to see what happens with the Nexus decision. We believe Rover’s hearing is now scheduled for August 11th. 

Welcome New Staff

Upon approval of the recommendations in the agenda I would like to welcome Chloe Wotring, Elementary Counselor, and MacKenna Whitacre, AMS Teacher, to the staff of Archbold Area Schools. 


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2022

Approved the Master Agreement with the Archbold Education Association effective August 1, 2022 thru July 31, 2025.

Approved March 21, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved March 2022 Financial Reports.

Approved the following donations:

$500 from Jean and Joseph Rupp in memory of Bud and Margaret Rupp to the Class Funds of Middle School Students.

$1,000 Anonymous Donation to the Archbold Football Program.

Approved an agreement with Ohio School Council and Tankel & Associates, Inc. for an Electricity Audit.

Approved an overnight trip for the Middle School 8th graders to Washington D.C., May 4 - 7, 2023.

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved a 5 year Depository Agreement with Farmers and Merchants Bank effective April 16, 2022 through April 16, 2027.

Approved the after-bid Board Resolution to use and purchase from the OSC Bus Bids received on November 1, 2021. 

Approved a one-year contract for Chloe Wotring as Elementary Counselor for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved Cash Gericke as a volunteer football coach for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2022-2023 school year:

Certified Contract Renewals

 

Amy Baden

MA

2yr-24

 

Allison Bently

MA

1yr-23

 

John Brooks

MA+15

2yr-24

 

Jennifer Cobb

BA-150

2yr-24

 

Michelle Conway

BA-150

2yr-24

 

David Dominique

MA

2yr-24

 

Sarah Dominique

BA-150

1yr-23

 

Zeb Frank

BA

2yr-24

 

Ben Gericke

BA-150

2yr-24

 

Courtney Grisier

BA-150

2yr-24

 

Stacy Guelde

MA+15

2yr-24

 

Dana Hilfinger

BA

2yr-24

 

Bridget Ruffer

BA

2yr-24

 

Cody Ruffer

BA-150

2yr-24

 

Miranda Sumpter

MA

Continuing

Classified Contract Renewals

 

Stacie Armstrong

Cook

2yr-24

 

Cathy Brubaker

Custodian

2yr-24

 

Susan Crawford

Cook

2yr-24

 

Brittany Dominique

Special Education Aide

2yr-24

 

Danielle Dominique

Playground Aide

2yr-24

 

Danielle Dominique

Bus Aide

2yr-24

 

Justin Dominique

Building Supervisor

2yr-24

 

Diana Fridley

Sub Secretary

2yr-24

 

Mary Hall

Bus Driver

2yr-24

 

Jody Hulbert

Bus Driver

2yr-24

 

Tiffanie Kruse

Mail Courier

2yr-24

 

Tiffanie Kruse

Sub Secretary

2yr-24

 

Mark Miller

Bus Driver

2yr-24

 

Michelle Rose

Playground Aide

2yr-24

 

Kylie Rufenacht

Lunchroom Monitor/Study Hall Aide

2yr-24

 

Jessica Short

Media Center Specialist

2yr-24

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved contracts for the following individuals as Student Custodial Workers for Summer 2022: Brodie Dominique, Emily Walker, Jordan Rodriguez, and Mason Miller. 

Approved contracts for Tayanna Bagrowski as a student worker for technology support for Summer 2022, effective July 1, 2022.

Approved Josh Voll as a Technology Assistant for up to 160 hours for Summer 2022.

Accepted the resignation of Alissa Stockburger, effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved a one-year contract for MacKenna Whitacre as a Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report, May 16, 2022

Items of Interest

Tax-Deferred Payroll Deduction Plan:
Members enrolled in the Defined Benefit Plan may be eligible to purchase additional STRS Ohio Credit for a variety of circumstances. Currently our district only permits this process after taxes. With the approval of the board we would like to offer employees the option to purchase this credit before or after taxes, whichever is best for the employee. 

CCP Update:
Mr. Grime, AHS Guidance Counselor, provides annual updates regarding College Credit Plus for Archbold Students. For the 2021-2022 School year the cost to the district was $136, 429.74.

HVAC Bid:
Pending your approval we will begin the upgrades of the HVAC systems with Beamont Heating and Cooling using ESSER Funds. This project included a base bid of an A/C unit for the high school gymnasium and control modules at each of the three buildings. 

Bus Bid:
With your approval we will seek bids to purchase another school bus. This bus would be funded with both ESSER funds and a grant received from the Ohio Department of Education. 

Welcome New Staff at AES:
Archbold Area Schools would like to welcome a new staff member to the district. Bailey Gerken is an AHS graduate and will be teaching kindergarten next year.

State Board of Education:
This past week the State Board of Education announced that Steven Dackin will be hired as the next Superintendent of Public Instruction. The board also approved the Dyslexia Guidebook. 

Best wishes to Mrs. Lambert:
Regretfully, Mrs. Lambert will be leaving AES after 15 years, and 22 years working with the district. She has spent countless hours serving the students of Archbold Schools and will be greatly missed. We all wish you the best and look forward to working with you as Literacy Coach for the NwOESC. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 16, 2022

Approved April 18, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved April 2022 Financial Reports. 

Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted.

Approved the following donation:

 

Donor

Amount

Purpose

 

Class of 1967,
Memory of Ed Thatcher

$25.00

Wrestling Team

Approved the transfer of $9,076.83 from Class of 2026, 200-9026 to Class of 2027, 200-2027.

Approved a Tax-Deferred Payroll Deduction Plan with the State Teachers Retirement System.

Approved list of 2022 Graduates pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for a new school bus.

Approved a recommendation from Garmann Miller to award the contract for the Archbold High School HVAC upgrades to Beamont Heating and Cooling.

Authorized the Superintendent to enter into an Alternative Energy Credit Purchase Agreement with Karbone, Inc.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2022-2023 school year. 

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

 

Name

2022-2023 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 resignation of Dorothy Lambert, effective July 31, 2022. (Exhibit)

Approved the Ohio Blended Collaborative one-year supplemental contracts for Professional Development to the following staff for the 2021-2022 school year: Alissa Stockburger, Kim Walker, Dana Hilfinger, Danielle Vandock, Ben Gericke (completed half of the required course hours.)

Approved a two-year contract for Karla Petersen, School Nurse beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2024.

Approved a one-year contract for Bailey Gerken as a Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a contract for Maria Oyer as a tutor for extended school year services for up to a total of 30 hours, for Summer 2022.

Approved a contract for Maria Oyer, Amy DeLong, and Anne McCarty for Summer 2022 tutoring up to 60 hours each. 

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the Classified Operations Manual effective August 1, 2022 thru July 31, 2025.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Archbold Area Schools Board Special Meeting Minutes for June 6, 2022

Accepted letter of resignation from Andrea Thiel, Teacher, effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a two-year contract beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2024 to Andrea Thiel for Archbold Elementary Principal.

Approved a one-year contract to Anna Boyers, Girl’s Golf Coach, for the 2022-2023 school year.

Superintendent Report, June 20, 2022

Items of Interest

Welcome new staff:
Pending approval by the Board, I would like to welcome Emily Hammersmith (AMS) and Jesse Nofziger (AES) to the Archbold Area Schools Team. Emily comes to us from her position at the Independence Education Center through the NwOESC and Jesse joins us from Montpelier Exempted Village Schools.

Sale of Turbine Energy Credits:
We recently completed a transfer of 936 Tier 1 RECs to NDC Capital LLC at $21.00 per REC for a total of $19,656.00. Once received these funds will be transferred to the Turbine Maintenance Fund to offset expenses and the balance needed to pay off the debt on or before December 1, 2026

Additional Professional Development Days in 2022-23:
The administrative team is seeking approval for the addition of four two-hour delay days for the purpose of professional development for the 2022-23 School Year. The dates are scheduled for:

September 26, 2022
October 24, 2022
December 5, 2022
January 30, 2023

Parking Lot Update:
We are in the process of scheduling the next stage of our parking lot upgrade which will include the East High School Lot. The timeline for the job will be within the window of July 18, 2022 and August 12, 2022.

Legislative Updates

Work Session:
Without a scheduled board meeting in July, I would like to propose consideration for a board work session to discuss the financial forecast of the district. I have supplied some potential dates for you to review and check availability. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 20, 2022

Approved May 16, 2022, Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved June 6, 2022, Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved May 2022 Financial Reports. 

Approved appropriation modifications as submitted. 

Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY’22 budget amount.

Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023, total package $62,809.

Approved a transfer of $2,375.71 to the Turbine Maintenance Fund from GF.

Approved an advance of $717.79 to High School Athletic Sports Complex Fund, 300-9590 from GF.

Approved a transfer of $103.98 from Class of 2022, 200-9022 to Class of 2024, 200-9024.

Approved a Then and Now to Twin Cities, dated 3/31/2022 for $9,495.00

Approved School Year 2022-2023 Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center Educational Agreement at $77.00 per student, per week day for students assigned to NWOJDT & RC.

Approved the Class of 1967 $25 donation to the Archbold Band program in memory of Phyllis Grisier Reed.

Approved the following change funds for the 22-23 School Year:

   

Ann Dominique

$ 50.00

   

Sandy Babcock

$ 50.00

   

Renee Lovejoy 

$ 50.00

   

Allan Gladieux

$2,500.00

   

Royal Short, Concessions 

$ 900.00

   

AMS Athletics

$ 500.00

   

Robin Wyse

$ 100.00

   

Diane Bernath

$ 50.00

Approved a $500 anonymous donation to the High School Athletic Department.

Approved revisions to the Elementary Student Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Elementary Faculty Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Middle School Faculty Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved revisions to the High School Student Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved revisions to the High School Faculty Handbook for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved Elementary School Fees for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved Middle School Fees for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved High School Fees for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved a resolution of intent not to provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8 for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved an amendment to the 2022-2023 school calendar to include 2-hours of professional development on the following dates: September 26, 2022; October 24, 2022; December 5, 2022; and January 30, 2023.

Approved a Contract for Spanish Instruction with Edon Northwest Local School District beginning August 1, 2022 and ending on July 31, 2023. 

Approved the following one-year supplemental contracts for the 2022-2023 school year:

 

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Marli Cheney

 

LPDC - (High School)

Krysti Bowerman

 

LPDC - (Administrator)

Michele Bagrowski

 

LPDC - Chair (Administrator)

Royal Short 
(Revised from prior approval)

Approved Carson Meyer as a volunteer Football Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Ronda Lovejoy as EMIS Coordinator/District Registration Clerk, effective July 31, 2022, contingent upon being awarded a contract with NWOCA on Monday, June 27, 2022.

Approved Mitchell Hogrefe as a volunteer Jr. High Football Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved Michael Short as a volunteer Jr. High Cross Country Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved Jed Grime as a volunteer Girls Golf Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a contract for Joslyn Mohring as a Student Custodial Worker for Summer 2022, effective June 2, 2022.

Approved a contract for Abigail Short as a Student Custodial and Technology Worker for Summer 2022.

Approved a contract for Madeline Short as a Student Custodial worker for Summer 2022, effective June 7, 2022.

Accepted the resignation of Michelle Rose as Playground Aide, effective June 6, 2022. 

Approved the Classified Substitute list for the 2022-2023 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met. 

Approved a one-year contract for Emily Hammersmith as a Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jessica Nofziger as a Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved compensation increases for the administrative staff. 

Approved administrative salary index beginning August 1, 2022. 

Archbold Area Schools Special Board Meeting Minutes for August 1, 2022

Approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Village of Archbold/Police Department for School Resource Officer (SRO) for School Year 2022-2023, 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.

Accepted the resignation of Kylie Rufenacht as study hall aide/lunchroom monitor, effective June 24, 2022.

Accepted the resignation of Danielle Dominique as bus aide, effective June 23, 2022.

Accepted the resignation of Greg Kuhlman as High School concessions manager, effective July 18, 2022.

Accepted the resignation of Danielle Dominique as Playground Aide, effective July 27, 2022.

Approved Ryan Sell, 2021-2022 Fifth Quarter Grant Supplemental Contract, effective June 2, 2022.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Zeb Frank as 7th-8th Athletic Director for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Zeb Frank as Concessions Manager JH for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Emily Williams as EMIS Director/District Registration Clerk for the 2022-2023 school year, effective August 1, 2022.

Approved a one-year contract for Danielle Dominique as High School Studyhall Aide/Lunchroom Monitor for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for LaRoy Martinez as Assistant Cross Country Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Nick Hudson as Assistant Cross Country Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Rescinded the one-year supplemental contract for Allison Bentley as the 9th grade volleyball coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Allison Bentley as an Assistant Volleyball Coach for the 2022-2023 school year.

Superintendent Report, August 15, 2022

Items of Interest

Welcome new staff:

Pending approval by the Board, I would like to welcome Emily Williams to the Archbold Area Schools Team. Emily began the position of EMIS Coordinator and District Registration Clerk on August 1st. Emily is also a new resident of Archold, so we welcome her to the school district and to the community. Also upon board approval we welcome Kiersten Smith to AES as a playground aide. 

Staffing:

We are still finalizing the following positions:

AES Playground Aide
Bus Aide
Regular Route Bus Driver

Facilities

Thank you to Gerken Paving for their work on the high school parking lot.

Beamont continues to make progress on our HVAC project that installs AC in the high school gymnasium. 

Bodec is scheduled to replace one section of the elementary roof and then will prioritize a section in the high school for next summer. 

A huge thank you to our summer maintenance staff and student workers. They do a tremendous job getting the buildings ready for opening day. 

Financial Discussion with Fulton County Auditor- Brett Kolb


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 15, 2022

Approved June 20, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 1, 2022 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved June and July 2022 Financial Reports. 

Approved bus routes for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved $100 anonymous donation to the district.

Approved a $400 donation from Archbold Athletic Boosters for Cheerleading Uniforms.

Approved Healthcare Processing Consulting Service Agreement of $5,000 to facilitate the Medicaid School Program for the 2022-2023 School Year.

Approved the annual report requirement to the purchase of Commercial Paper and Banker Acceptances, per ORC 135.142.

Approved the transportation contract between Archbold Board of Education and David and Molly Short.

Approved the 2022-2023 Wood County Juvenile Detention Center Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio agreement.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Approved list of certified bus/van drivers for the 2022-2023 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy. 

Accepted the resignation of Mary Hall as a bus driver, effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Kiersten Smith as elementary playground aide for the 2022-23 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Linda Riegsecker as middle school cashier for the 2022-23 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Curt Bowerman as a classified substitute for the 2022-23 school year.

Approved the following one-year contract for Resident Educator Mentor for the 2022-2023 school year:

 

Resident Educator

Year

Mentor

 

Mackenna Whitacre

1

Kim Walker

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Appointed Jeremy Hurst as delegate and Tyson Stuckey as alternate for the 2022 OSBA Annual Business Meeting.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Archbold Area Schools Special Board Meeting Minutes for September 12, 2022

Approved a one-year contract for Victoria Burkhart as elementary playground aide for the 2022-23 school year, effective August 22, 2022, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved a one-year contract for Mason Miller as a student worker for the 2022-2023 school year, effective August 25, 2022.

Superintendent Report, September 19, 2022

Items of Interest

Financial Work Session Information:
The Lorain County auditor submitted a notice of appeal to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals regarding the settlement between the Ohio Tax Commissioner and NEXUS. It is the opinion of the Fulton County Auditor that if the NEXUS settlement was appealed, it would likely delay any settlement on ROVER. 

There is a current need for more operating funds as the district was in deficit spending last year, and continues throughout the forecast. Current projections show the final cash balance positive for the last time in 2024. 

Further discussions about the amount needed will continue at the next financial work session. 

HB 583:
Over the summer Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill (HB) 583, which extends the current temporary flexibility for school districts regarding the educational requirements of substitute teachers until June 30, 2024.

CCP (Update from Shawn Grime, High School Guidance Counselor):
Last year, for Fall/Summer terms we spent $76,683.83. This year for Fall/Summer terms we are on track to spend $88,652.16. That is an increase of $11,968.33. Given the increase of participation and classes taken this year, he estimates after spring term that we may be looking at an overall increase of $20,000+ from last year with a total expense over $150,000 for the year (this would be our most expensive year for CCP).

Bus Bid:
Archbold Area Local Schools was awarded $90,000 through the School Bus Purchase Program for the purchase of two buses. Our first order was placed last winter and we expect the bus after the new year. Approval for bids in the agenda would be for the second of the two purchases. 

337 Park St. Update:
The house on the corner of Park St. and Bluestreak Drive has been removed. We are now working on plans to clear the rest of the property and fill with top soil. 

Surveillance Grant:
Recently the district was informed we will be receiving an Ohio K-12 School Safety Program Grant in the amount of $128,296 for the purchase of security cameras at all three buildings. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 19, 2022

Approved August 15, 2022, Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 2022 Financial Reports. 

Approved September 12, 2022 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved a donation of $1,954.94 to the Archbold High School for a Camera & Lens set from Archbold Area Foundation.

Approved FY’23 Appropriations.

Approved Advance Return of $717.79 from 300-9590, Athletic Complex to 001-0000, General Fund.

Approved a resolution to temporarily adopt modified education requirements for substitute teachers in accordance with House Bill 583.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for a new school bus.

Approved an overnight trip for FFA to attend the National FFA Convention October 26 - 28, 2022 in Indianapolis.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Spring Coaches for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Brady Hoylman as a Classified Substitute for the 2022-2023 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met. 

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Royal Short (50%) and Dorothy Lambert (50%) as Fall Concessions Managers for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jill Nafziger as Concessions Manager Assistant for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Kiersten Smith as a Classified Substitute for the 2022-2023 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved a one-year contract for Victoria Burkhart as a Classified Substitute for the 2022-2023 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved a one-year contract for Jordan Rodriguez as a student worker for the 2022-2023 school year, effective September 12, 2022.

Approved a one-year contract for Joslyn Mohring as a student worker for the 2022-2023 school year, effective September 14, 2022.

Approved a one-year contract for Heather Stoner as a bus aide for the 2022-2023 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Items from the Board: Scheduled a financial work session for October 12, 2022, at 5:00 pm.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report, October 17, 2022

Items of Interest

Financial Work Session Information:
The recent financial work sessions have led to productive discussions about the future needs of the districts and the monetary needs to get there.

Classified/Certified MOU:
As a result of recent changes to the insurance offerings by the Northern Buckeye Health Plan, the Classified Team and AEA have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to update the recent contracts to reflect the changes to insurance offerings. 

NEOLA Policy Updates:
Policy revisions are a result of recent legislative action and other NEOLA recommendations. They include areas on school security, transportations, graduation requirements, employment of extra curricular personnel, Fair Labor Standards Act, etc. 

Professional Development:
To date we have utilized one of our four 2-hour delay professional development days and one full day. The feedback has been positive and the time for planning and collaboration appreciated. General topics have included content area meetings, literacy, and technology, to name a few.

Fall Sports Seasons:
Congratulations to our Fall athletes and coaches on their successes in the Fall season and we wish them luck in the upcoming tournaments. 

School Safety Meeting:
On Friday, the building principals and secretaries met with SRO Slough and Chief Leo Wixom to discuss recent security threats. It was a very productive discussion and we continue to appreciate our partnership with the Archbold PD as they provide valuable knowledge and experience in such areas. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 17, 2022

Approved September 19, 2022, Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 2022 Financial Reports. 

Approved October 12, 2022, Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved a donation of $570.00 to the Archbold Girl’s Tennis Program from Thresher’s Fundraiser for hours worked in the beef booth at the National Thresher’s Reunion 2022.

Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2021-2022 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement. 

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Archbold Education Association to amend the current contract language ARTICLE XV. FRINGE BENEFITS, commencing January 1, 2023. 

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Archbold Schools Classified Team to amend the current contract language ARTICLE XV. FRINGE BENEFITS, commencing January 1, 2023.

Approved a resolution for a transportation agreement for the 2022-2023 school year for Weston Cowell, Laney Cowell, and Brodie Cowell.

Approved the following new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 1617, 2413, 2430, 2431, 3120.08, 3217, 4217, 5111, 5335, 5336, 5460.01, 6700, 7217, 7440, 8210, 8320, 8330, and 8600.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Graber as a Classified Substitute for the 2022-23 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met. 

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Approved one-year contracts for the following IBS Tutors for the 2022-2023 school year: MacKenna Whitacre, Emily Hammersmith, Kevin K. Miller, Allison Bentley, Jan Lindsay, Deb Zimmerman, and Anne McCarty.

Approved a one-year contract for Brenda Beck as an IAT Tutor for the 2022-23 school year, effective October 10, 2022.

Approved Patricia Hyland as a long-term school psychologist substitute.

Accepted letter of retirement resignation from Christine Ziegler, Treasurer/CFO effective July 31, 2023.

Approved the following for one-year contracts for the After-School Program for Grades 5-8 for the 2022-2023 school year: Michele Bagrowski (coordinator), Krysti Bowerman, Dawn Rupp, Andrea Nafziger, Jan Lindsay, Allison Bentley, and Kevin K. Miller.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional education courses: 

 

Name

Education Level

 

Derrick Baksa

MA

 

Sarah VonSeggern

MA+15

 

Jessica Miller

MA+15

 

Zeb Frank

MA

 

Mary Gingerich

BA-150

 

Beth Yoder

SP/PHD

 

Allison Bentley

MA+15

 

Jennifer Allen

MA+30

 

Danielle Vandock

MA+30

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report, November 21, 2022

Items of Interest

Financial Work Session Information/Discussion:
After review of the information previously discussed at the work sessions, we can discuss the interests in a final work session before the end of the year. 

Bus Purchase:
Upon board approval, the district will purchase a 78-passenger school bus from Cardinal bus sales. Funds used to purchase this bus will be the remaining $45,000 funds from the ODE School Bus Purchase Program with the remainder coming from ESSER funds. 

District Security Project:
We have received multiple quotes for a camera project that I will ask for the board to approve in January. The project is a result of an OFCC grant that we applied for in the amount of approximately $128,000. Any amount above the grant allotment will be funded by permanent improvement. 

Veteran’s Day Program:
A huge thank you to Mr. Brian Miller, Mr. Shields and all those involved at the middle school who assisted with the Veteran’s Day Program on November 11th. One of the attendees shared the following statement with me:
“Archbold’s Veterans Day program was the best I’ve ever participated in.” I would also like to thank and recognize the Archbold Lions Club for their donation of $100 and the Rotary for their donation of $50 toward the cost of meals for the attendees.

School Calendar:
After reviewing the results of a staff survey, the Calendar Committee has proposed a calendar for the 2023-24 school year. The calendar has been shared this evening and will be on the January agenda for approval.


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 21, 2022

Approved October 17, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved October 2022 Financial Reports. 

Approved the Five Year Forecast as presented.

Approved the following donations: 

$100 to Veteran’s Day Program from Archbold Lions Club
$50 to Veteran’s Day Program from Archbold Rotary
$50 to Veteran’s Day Program from Jayson & Olivia Selgo
$400 to Archbold Cross Country Program from Dave’s Running Shop

Approved the Annual Food and Beverage Standards report.

Approved an Assignment of USDA Foods Member agreement with the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council. 

Approved an overnight trip for FFA to attend the State FFA Job Interview Contest, December 2-3, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.

Approved the bid from Cardinal Bus Sales of $122,219.00 to purchase a 78-passenger school bus.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Andrea Thiel as an IBS administrator for the 2022-23 school year.

Approved Krysti Bowerman to provide interim Spanish instruction at a rate of $75 per lesson for the 2022-2023 school year, effective October 31, 2022.

Approved a one-year contract for Madeline Short as a student worker for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year as presented.

Approved the date and time for the organizational meeting for January 9, 2023 at 4:30 pm.

Appointed a President Pro Tem for the Archbold Board of Education’s Organizational Meeting: Jeremy Hurst

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

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Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 11, 2021

Approved December 21, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approve December 2020 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 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. 

Per policy 6423, Use of Credit Cards, the board received the following rebates in calendar year 2020: 

American Express Rebate, June 2, 2020 - $101.99

American Express Rebate, November 27, 2020 - $103.70

Approved the Archbold Area Schools district calendar for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Appointed Greg W. Nafziger to the Archbold Community Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the increase of hourly rate for student worker/casual laborer as follows; 1st year of service $8.80, 2nd year to $8.95, and 3rd year to $9.10 effective January 1, 2021, per the new Ohio minimum wage.

Approved a one-year contract for Joslyn Tijerina as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Karen Walker as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Entered into executive session at 5:22 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 6:38 pm.

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

February 27    Fulton County School Vaccinations (1st round)

March 20        Tentative Fulton County School Vaccinations (2nd round)

March 29        Spring Break begins

Other Items of Interest

Renewal of Emergency Levy

The renewal of the Emergency Levy is essential to continuing the operation of the school district. This is a renewal, not a new tax. As a result of the COVID reduction of state funding and the Rover Pipeline appeal, the district is facing significant deficits moving forward. Maintaining this source of revenue is vital, but does not eliminate the financial concerns of the future. 

Notification of Deficit and Required Written Plan

Ohio Law requires the Ohio Department of Education to determine if a school district has the potential to incur a deficit during the first three years of the 5-yr forecast. As submitted in November, the 5-yr forecast for Archbold Schools included a projected deficit of $-434,693 in year three. As a result, Mrs Ziegler and I have been working together to address the projected deficit and prepare a plan to be submitted to ODE. 

Sale of 337 Park Street

We have been in communication with our legal council on the process to sell the residence located on the parcel previously acquired. We expect to have a public auction sometime in the coming Spring. 


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for February 22, 2021

Approved January 11, 2021 Organizational Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 11, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 2021 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 the annual State of Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program Membership beginning 2/1/2021.

Approved the following Donations:

From

Program

Amount

Anonymous

Archbold Athletic Program

$200.00

KDE Logistics LLC

Archbold Athletic Program

$250.00

Approved a resolution expressing commitment to the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. 

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved a one-year leave of absence for Jennie Johnson for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Rescinded the one-year supplemental contract for Jake Kraegel as assistant track coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Rescinded the approval of the following Track Volunteers for the 2020-2021 school year: LaRoy Marinez, Chris Baden, and Zach Belknap.

Approved Ben Osterland as a volunteer track coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following as assistant track coaches for the 2020-2021 school year: Chris Baden, Zach Belknap, Brian Ball, LaRoy Martinez, and Nick Hudson.

Approved Michelle Shafer as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year, pending background check and all requirements are successfully met.

Approved Chloe Schramm as a volunteer softball coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Entered into executive session at 5:33 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 6:42 pm.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

March 20     Tentative Fulton County School Vaccinations (2nd round)
March 29     Spring Break begins
 

Other Items of Interest

Retirements

On behalf of Archbold Area Schools and personally, I would like to recognize three individuals who are retiring from the district. Mrs. Jodi Gerken, Mrs. Diania Nemcik, and Mr. Craig Link. These individuals have made a positive impact on our students and community, and we wish them the best in retirement.

Graduation Flexibility

The State Board of Education passed a resolution by a vote of 16-1 to encourage legislative changes to graduation for the class of 2021. The resolution urges lawmakers to permit graduation flexibility for seniors in danger of not graduating to allow the use of:

▪ final course grades from this year in lieu of end-of-course exams; 

▪ workplace readiness criteria already in place in the current OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal; 

▪ the recommendation of the student’s principal in consultation with teachers and counselors.

Spring Sports

Gov. Mike DeWine announced that student athletes participating in spring sports will not be required to quarantine if they have an incidental exposure to COVID-19 in a classroom unless symptoms develop. Additionally, DeWine announced that ESCs will receive COVID-19 rapid tests that can be distributed to K-12 schools. 


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for March 15, 2021

Approved February 22, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved February 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved the following donations:

 

From

Amount

Department

 

Class of 1966, 

Memorial Frank Crossgrove

$25.00

Athletic Department

Approved Fund Transfer of $7,008.61 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001

Approved the 2021-2022 agreement with NWOESC for instructional services.

Approved appropriation modification as submitted. 

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

 

NHS

$139.00

 

Athletic Boosters

$417.00

 

Student Council

$417.00

 

FCCLA

$417.00

 

After Prom Committee

$837.00

 

Girl’s Soccer Program

$278.00

 

High School Art Club

$278.00

 

Varsity Cheerleaders

$837.00

 

Archbold Football Club

$417.00

 

Class of 2022

$1,390.00

 

Physics

$417.00

 

Athletic Department

$556.00

 

High School Principal Fund

$417.00

 

Spanish Club

$556.00

 

GBK Program

$278.00

 

Vocal Music Boosters

$139.00

 

BBK Program

$139.00

 

Football Program

$556.00

 

Softball Program

$139.00

 

Track Program

$139.00

 

Cross Country Program

$417.00

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Accepted the retirement resignation of Craig Link effective August 1, 2021. 

Accepted the resignation of Jenna Stuckey as middle school cashier, effective the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved contracts for the following individuals as Student Custodial Workers for Summer 2021: Adam Walker and Caleb Hogrefe

Approved contracts for Rusty Short as a student worker for technology support and casual laborer for Summer 2021.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Jodi Gerken effective June 30, 2021. 

Accepted the retirement resignation of Diania Nemcik as special education tutor, effective the end of the 2020-2021 school year on May 31, 2021. 

Authorized Great Lakes Biomedical LTD as bus and van physical providers to administer and sign bus and van physical form T-8 for Archbold Area Schools’ bus and van drivers for the 2021-2022 school year.

Authorized Activate Healthcare (Archbold) as bus and van physical providers to administer and sign bus and van physical form T-8 for Archbold Area Schools’ bus and van drivers for the 2021-2022 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Courtney Grisier as Elementary Spring Musical Director for the 2020-2021 school year, effective immediately. 

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jennifer Cobb as Elementary Spring Musical Director for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Entered into executive session at 5:30 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 6:26 pm.

The Archbold Area Schools Board of Education recognizes the financial forecast of the district, and the dedicated staff of Archbold Schools. To be fiscally proactive, while offering staff a unique opportunity that benefits both parties, we have proposed two resolutions that would allow eligible staff the opportunity to retire and rehire for one year. 

Approved the Retirement Incentive; Providing certified employees up to one additional year of employment upon ratification of the proposal by the AEA prior to 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2021.

Approved the Retirement Incentive; Providing classified employees up to one additional year of employment.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Items of Interest

Retirements
On behalf of Archbold Area Schools and personally, I would like to recognize Jr. Rodriguez who will be retiring from Archbold Area Schools. Mr. Rodriguez has been a valuable member of our transportation team and we wish him the best in retirement

Asphalt Bid
Within the agenda I am asking the board of education to approve the asphalt bid process to continue the multi-year plan of replacing the parking lots on the High School and Elementary campus. This year's upgrade will include the lot on the West side of the high school. 

Bus Bid
We are also seeking approval to purchase a new school bus to replace the bus that was involved in the accident in March. We plan to upgrade from the 43 passenger bus that was totaled to a new 55 passenger bus. This will allow us a little more flexibility within our transportation department. We will be trading and/or selling Bus #1 as part of this process. 

337 Park Street Auction
Upon your approval we will follow the necessary procedures to begin the auction process for the house. Our hope is to have the auction this Spring and have a buyer remove the house over the summer. 

OHSAA Membership Fees
The Ohio High School Board of Directors is expected to vote on implementing membership fees at their upcoming April meeting. At this time the amount of the fee is unknown, but I believe it to be around $75 per varsity sport. This would amount to approximately $2500 for Archbold Area Schools. 


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 19, 2021

Approved March 15, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved March 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved a $1,000 donation to the Boy’s Basketball Program Fund from an anonymous donor.

Approved participation in the OHI Charter Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for 2022 policy year.

Authorized $1,020 of proceeds from the high school concessions account to the Athletic Dept.

Approved the following new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 0131.1, 1422, 3122, 4122, 1623, 3123, 4123, 1662, 3362, 4362, 2240, 2260, 2260.01, 2266, 5517, 6144, 6220, 6600, 7440.01, 7450, 7455, 8450.01, 8500, and 8510.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for a High School parking lot repavement project.

Approved a resolution to authorize a purchase from school bus bids received by Ohio Schools Council.

Approved the sale of the house on 337 Park Street through public auction. 

Approved a letter of support to the Village of Archbold to enter into a CRA Agreement with Circle K.

Approved an overnight trip for middle school 8th graders to visit Washington D.C., April 28 - May 1, 2022.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Yrineo Jr. Rodriguez effective April 1, 2021.

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2021-2022 school year:

Certified Contract Renewals

 

Crista Bacarella

MA

2yr-23

 

Derrick Baksa

BA

2yr-23

 

Kristina Bowerman

BA-150

2yr-23

 

Jeff Brunswick

BA-150

2yr-23

 

Miranda Bzovi

BA

2yr-23

 

John Culler

MA+30

2yr-23

 

David Dominique

MA

1yr-22

 

Jacob Elting

BA

2yr-23

 

Zeb Frank

BA

1yr-22

 

Zach Gericke

MA

2yr-23

 

Mary Gingerich

BA

2yr-23

 

Shelby Graber

MA+15

2yr-23

 

Mindy Gruenhagen

MA

2yr-23

 

Amy Johns

BA

2yr-23

 

Megan Martz

MA

2yr-23

 

Ryan Sell

MA

2yr-23

 

Miranda Sumpter

MA+15

2yr-23

 

Alissa Stockburger

MA

2yr-23

 

Ryan Throne

MA+15

2yr-23

 

Megan Wiemken

MA

2yr-23

 

Joseph Williams

BA-150

2yr-23

 

Elizabeth Yoder

MA+15

2yr-23

 

Jamie Zagarella

BA

2yr-23

Classified Contract Renewals

 

Hans Burkholder

Maintenance/Custodian

2yr-23

 

Susan Crawford

Custodian

2yr-23

 

Ryan Hicks

Custodian

2yr-23

 

Tiffanie Kruse

Middle School Aide

2yr-23

 

Valerie Nafziger

Administrative Assistant

2yr-23

 

Karla Petersen

School Nurse

2yr-23

 

Rachel Plassman

Elementary Aide

2yr-23

 

Erinn Wyse

Assistant to the Treasurer

2yr-23

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as Summer School Tutor for up to a total of 20-30 hours for Summer 2021.

Approved a contract for Dawson Liechty as student custodial worker for Summer 2021.

Approved contracts for Jordan Rodriguez and Lance Bauer as student custodial workers for Summer 2021 on an as needed basis.

Rescinded the one-year supplemental contract for Jennifer Kidder as Assistant Girls Soccer Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Jennifer Kidder as a Volunteer Girls Soccer Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for David Walker as 8th Grade Football Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Tom Walker as 7th Grade Football Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Darin Sauder as a volunteer coach for Jr. High Football for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a two-year contract for Lorinda Brader as Technology Director effective from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2024.

Approved a three-year contract for Dorothy Lambert as Elementary School Principal effective from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2025.

Approved a five-year contract for Jayson Selgo, Superintendent, beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2027.

Approved the resignation of Nick Hudson as Assistant Track Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Amy Sauder as an Assistant Track Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the request for reassignment for Tess Pinter from High School Media Center Specialist to High School Secretary beginning the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Other Items of Interest

Emergency Levy
On behalf of Archbold Area Schools, I would like to thank the communities of Archbold and Ridgeville for the support of the 5-yr Emergency Levy passed on Tuesday, May 4th. The final tally was 318-67, which represents 83% support. As you will see in the upcoming 5-yr Forecast, these funds are critical to the district.

Asphalt Bid
On Friday, May 14th we held the bid opening for the asphalt project. We had two companies present and one submitted their bid in advance of the scheduled opening. I am recommending the board approve the bid submitted by Gerken Paving to complete the project. This year's project will include the lot on the West side of the high school.

337 Park Street Auction
The property at 337 Park Street was approved at the April meeting for public auction and the legal ad was submitted and advertised in the May 12th Edition of the Archbold Buckeye and posted to the district website. The auction date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th at 9:00 a.m.

AHS Landscaping
As you leave the meeting, make sure to look at the new landscaping provided by Mr. Sell and the Ag classes. This has been a project that they have wanted to tackle for several years, and we were finally able to complete it just in time for Prom and Graduation. Mr. Sell and the students did an excellent job, and hopefully, we can find some additional projects in the upcoming years. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 17, 2021

Approved April 19, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved April 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted.

Approved a 3-year contract with Julian & Grube for GAAP Compilation beginning period July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 for $5,500 annually.

Approved the following donation:

 

Donor

Amount

Purpose

 

Sue Tokarz

$50.00

Choir Boosters

 

Sue Tokarz

$50.00

Band Boosters

 

Sue Tokarz

$210.00

High School Athletics

 

Anonymous Donor

$3,155.00

Band Program

 

Anonymous Donor

$1,000.00

Baseball Program

Approved list of 2021 Graduates pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented. 

Approved the amendment to Resolution 19-0068, establishing a Capital Projects Fund (USAS Fund 070) dated September 16, 2019. 

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved an overnight trip for the Spanish Club to Puerto Rico, June - July 2022.

Approved the sale of a 2006, 43 passenger, Bluebird bus. 

Approved the bid submitted by Gerken Paving of $59,920.00 for the High School Paving Project. 

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved Josh Voll as a Technology Assistant for up to 160 hours for Summer 2021.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2021-2022 school year.

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

 

Name

2021-2022 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

Approved a contract for Makayla Babcock as Summer School Tutor for up to a total of 20-30 hours for Summer 2021.

Approved the request for reassignment for Jessica Short from High School Study Hall Aide to High School Media Center Specialist beginning the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Brittany Dominique as Special Education Aide for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Allison Bentley as 9th Grade Volleyball Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Allison Bentley as a Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Accepted the resignation of Ryan Hicks as custodian, effective May 14, 2021. 

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Brodie Nofziger as Assistant Girls Soccer Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Items of Interest

Congrats to the Archbold Track team on their accomplishments and also to the Archbold Baseball Team.

Staffing updates:
Upon the acceptance of their resignations, I would like to thank Amanda Walker and Alicia Tijerina for their service to the Archbold Area School District. 

On behalf of Archbold Area Schools, I welcome Danielle Dominique and Michelle Rose who will be replacing Amanda and Alicia as Elementary Playground Aides. We also welcome Catherine Brubacker as an Elementary Custodian and Kylie Rufenacht as High School Study Hall Aide. Following the approval of these positions, current vacancies within the district are filled. 

Transportation Shared Services Agreement Fulton County:
This agreement was originally approved in 2019, however we have made some slight changes to allow for present circumstances. It allows the district flexibility and cost-saving opportunities. 

CITIA Summary:
Approximately a year ago, our district began the CITIA process in collaboration with NWOCA and NBEC to evaluate technology across the district. The CITIA is a tool that measures technology integration effectiveness and efficiency within a district. Mr. Grega has been the point person facilitating this process for the past year. I have asked that he attend our meeting tonight, so share a brief summary of the process with the board of education. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 21, 2021

Approved May 17, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved May 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.

Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY’21 budget amount.

Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2021 thru June 30, 2022. 

Approved a transfer of $6,348.55 to the Turbine Maintenance Fund.

Approved donations as follows:

 

Amount

Donor

Description

 

$1,000

Anonymous donor

Baseball Program

 

$350

Anonymous donor

Athletic Department

Approved Advance Return from 009-0000 to 001, $10,000

Approved transfer to 009-0000 from 001, $4,898.68

Approved transfer to 300-9500 from 001, $20,000

Approved request of district membership with the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council for the 2021-2022 school year. Archbold Local School District, hereby agrees to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council (EPC) and elects to become a member of the EPC, a Regional Council of Governments under Chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Approved School Year 2021-2022 Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center Educational Agreement at $44.00 per student, per week day for students assigned to NWOJDT & RC.

Approved contract with Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for Extended School Year Services for July 1, 2021 – August 20, 2021 for 8 hours.

Approved revisions to the Elementary Student Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Elementary Faculty Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Middle School Faculty Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved revisions to the High School Student Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved revisions to the High School Faculty Handbook for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved Elementary School Fees for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved Middle School Fees for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved High School Fees for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved a resolution of intent not to provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8 for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved the following new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 1615, 3215, 4215, 5460, 5512, and 7434.

Approved the 2021-2022 Fall & Winter Sports Passes and Reserved seat prices. 

Approved Transportation Shared Services Agreement with Fulton County Schools. 

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented

Accepted the resignation of Amanda Walker as Elementary Playground Aide, effective May 24, 2021. 

Accepted the resignation of Alicia Tijerina as Elementary Playground Aide, effective May 25, 2021. 

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the contract for the following classified employee for the 2021-2022 school year:

 

Classified Contract Renewal

 

Amy Sauder

Playground Aide

2yr-23

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Andrea Oyer as the FCCLA advisor for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Alexander Van De Bussche as Jr. High Athletic Director for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Alexander Van De Bussche as Jr. High Concessions Manager for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Danielle Dominique as Elementary Playground Aide for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved a one-year contract for Michelle Rose as Elementary Playground Aide for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jen Cobb as Jr. High Assistant Band Director for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Catherine Brubaker as a Custodian for the 2021-2022 school year, effective July 12, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Kylie Rufenacht as High School Study Hall Aide for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Courtney Grisier (50%) and Caleb Wyse (50%) as School Play Directors for the 2021-2022 school year.

Superintendent's Report: July 19, 2021

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for July 19, 2021

Approved June 21, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved June 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved the following change funds for the 2021-2022 school year:

 

Ann Dominique

$50.00

 

Sandy Babcock

$50.00

 

Renee Lovejoy

$50.00

 

Allan Gladieux

$2,500.00

 

Royal Short, Concessions

$900.00

 

Alex Van De Bussche

$500.00

 

Robin Wyse

$100.00

 

Diane Bernath

$50.00

Approved agreement with Julian & Grube to perform audit of Medicaid School Program for Archbold Area Local School District for years ending June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2023 at $2,100 each year.

Approved transfer from Fund 200-2025 of $16,488.95 as follows: $4,122.24 to Fund 200-2026, $4,122.24 to Fund 200-2027, $4,122.24 to Fund 200-2028 and $4,122.23 to Fund 200-2029.

Approved a change order with Gerken Paving in the amount of $4,000.00 for the replacement of catch basins as part of the parking lot project.

Approved the Behavioral Health Services Agreement entered into between ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital and Four County Career Center, effective August 15, 2021.

Approved an agreement with Four County Career Center (FCCC) for the payment of shared Behavioral Health Counseling Services. 

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the Classified Substitute list for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met. 

Approved a one-year contract for Mark Miller as a Certified Bus Driver for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Accepted the resignation of Jonathan Fether as a High School Teacher and all supplemental positions, effective the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Sarah Dominique as a Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Jed Grime as a Volunteer Golf Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Sarah Lovejoy as a Volunteer Assistant Girls Tennis Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Carly Osinski as a Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Appointed Jeremy Hurst as delegate and Tyson Stuckey as alternate for OSBA Annual Business Meeting, November 8, 2021.

Superintendent Report, August 16, 2021

Items of Interest

Fulton County Opening Agreement:
Once again, as we plan to return from summer break I would like to thank my superintendent colleagues in Fulton Co. and Health Commissioner Kim Cupp for working with our districts on providing a safe environment for the students and staff to return to. 

HVAC:
One of the priorities of the ESSER funds is the inspection, testing, maintenance, repair replacement, and upgrade projects to improve the indoor air quality in school facilities. Upon approval, we will seek bids to upgrade our HVAC system and hope to improve the air quality while increasing the consistency and efficiency of the HVAC systems throughout the district. 

Substitute pay rate increase:
We are extremely fortunate to have many wonderful substitute teachers who work for the district. Upon review of sub compensation, we were at the lower end within the four-county area. To correct this and better align with other districts in the area, Chris and I recommend an increase of the teacher sub rate to $100 per day. 

Upcoming meeting dates:
Due to scheduling conflicts for the previously scheduled board meetings in Sept. and Oct., the proposal is to move those meetings to September 27th and October 25th. 


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 16, 2021

Approved July 19, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved $2,000 donation from Archbold Area Foundation to the Technology Department.

Approved bus routes for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for a district HVAC project to upgrade indoor air quality in school facilities.

Approved the Child Nutrition Program Procurement Plan. 

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved list of certified bus/van drivers for the 2021-2022 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.

Approved Jed Grime as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, effective August 2, 2021.

Approved Elizabeth Leal as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved Kelley Phillips as a Substitute Speech Pathologist from August 25, 2021 through November 5, 2021.

Approved Kathleen Burnette as a Substitute Speech Pathologist from September 1, 2021 through November 5, 2021.

Authorized the increase in the pay rate for a substitute teacher from $90.00 per day to $100.00 per day, effective August 25, 2021. 

Approved Jill Mack as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met. 

Approved a one-year contract for Alex Van De Bussche as building and groundskeeping for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Tasha Short as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met. 

Amended Future Board meeting dates:

September 27, 2021 5:00 p.m.

October 25, 2021 5:00 p.m.

Archbold Area Schools Board Special Meeting Minutes for August 27, 2021

Accepted the bid to purchase 337 Park Street property.

Approved the 2021-2022 Wood County Juvenile Detention Center Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio agreement.

Approved a one-year contract for Sarah Short as an Aide for Band for the 2021-2022 school year, effective August 25, 2021, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved a one-year contract for Michelle Rose as an Aide for Band for the 2021-2022 school year, effective August 25, 2021.

Approved the resignation of Michele Bagrowski for High School Quiz Coach, effective August 17, 2021.

Approved a supplemental contract for Shawn Grime for High School Quiz Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Superintendent Report, September 27, 2021

Items of Interest

FCCRA Memorandum of Understanding:
Once again we are facing staff issues due to isolation and quarantine. While the number of staff impacted has been minimal, we wanted to extend similar options that were initially passed by the legislature in 2020 and extended locally by the Archbold Board of Education in January through the end of the 2020-21 school year. 

New Bus:
We are excited to add our new bus to the fleet this month. This was the one ordered last Spring. It is a 2022 International 55 passenger with a handicap liftgate. This will be used for our special education route.

Calendar Discussions:
As of last Thursday, I have met during lunches and after school with several staff members who have an interest in the school calendar. The goal was to look at the current guidelines in place, and determine if those are still a priority when creating the district academic calendar. We had some very good discussions and over the next week I plan on creating a survey to add data to the discussions in advance of the Calendar Committee meeting in October. 

Heart and Souls Project:
It is our pleasure to announce The Hearts and Souls Project—a collaboration of our three associations (BASA, OASBO, OSBA) for the 2021-22 school year aimed at connecting our member schools and their legislators.

The first step in advocacy is establishing a relationship with your state legislators. One of the best ways to do this is by creating a connection between your legislators and your school district by inviting your State Senator and House of Representatives member(s) into your schools. Many of our members have hosted their legislators in the past, but during the 2021-22 school year, we are asking our members to invite their legislators to their schools through The Hearts and Souls Project.

It's easy to make a judgement on a school district simply by looking at the district’s state report card. But it’s important to show our legislators that:

“Behind the test scores are the hearts and souls of children.”

By bringing your legislators into your schools, you are showing them the hearts and souls of the children you have the pleasure of serving every day. Our goal is that 100% of our member districts will host their House and Senate members and in their school district during the 2021-22 school year. 


 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 27, 2021

Approved August 16, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 27, 2021, Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved a donation of $100.00 to the Archbold Baseball Fund from an anonymous donor.

Approved a donation of $50.00 to the Archbold Athletic Department in memory of Curtis D. Cooley from Richard and Andrea Thiel.

Approved a Then and Now, PO# 220532, $3,713.86 dated August 25, 2021 to Jostens.

Approved ’22 Appropriations.

Approved Fund Transfer of $1,853.15 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved a Transportation Agreement between Archbold Board of Education and Jaren and Heather Stoner for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Lance Bauer as a student worker for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved a one-year contract for Jordan Rodriguez as a student worker for the 2021-2022 school year, effective September 7, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Emily Walker as a student worker for the 2021-2022 school year, effective August 31, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Joslyn Mohring as a student worker for the 2021-2022 school year, effective September 7, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Mason Miller as a student worker for the 2021-2022 school year, effective December 21, 2021.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Spring Coaches for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Accepted the retirement resignation of Kathy Beck effective on January 1, 2022. 

Approved Jenna Stuckey as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved Kimberly Wyse as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved one-year contracts for the following IBS Tutors: Bridget Ruffer, Dustie Vocke, Jamie Zagarella, Amy DeLong, Mary Gingerich, Ben Gericke, Shelly Conway, Allison Bentley, Jeremy King, Jan Lindsay, and Dave Walker.

Approved the following teachers/paras for one-year contracts for the After-School Program for Grades 5-8 for the 2021-2022 school year: Michele Bagrowski (coordinator), Maria (Liz) Croninger, Dawn Rupp, Andrea Nafziger, Kevin K. Miller, Krystina Bowerman, Michelle Rose, David Walker, Miranda Sumpter, Jeremy King, Thomas Walker, Allison Bentley, and Jannette Lindsay.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Caleb Wyse (75%) and Adam Grisier (25%) as Musical Directors for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Courtney Grisier as Musical Director Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Beth Yoder as Musical Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Josh Voll as Musical Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a contract for Josh Voll for 20.75 hours for Summer 2021 Technology Support.

Approved to extend the Family First Coronavirus Response Act with modifications in relation to employee absences as a result of COVID-19 beginning August 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report, October 25, 2021

Items of Interest

Recognition of School Resource Officer Slough:

At this time I would like to recognize our School Resource Officer Nate Slough. On Friday, October 15th, Chief Wixom and I were able to travel to Columbus to attend the Graduation Ceremony of DOT Class #74, of which SRO Slough was 1 of 16 members. SRO Slough attended the D.A.R.E. Officer Training Program for two weeks with colleagues throughout the state of Ohio. Upon completion, SRO Slough is now qualified to facilitate the D.A.R.E. Program within Archbold Area Schools. 

Updated NEOLA Policies:

Within the agenda there are many recommended updates to NEOLA policies. These recommendations are primarily the result of legislation that was passed when the summer recess ended and some as a result of recent court cases. 

ESSER Public Comment:

Areas of priority for the use of these funds are athletics, lunchroom, technology, building environment upgrades, salaries/benefits and capital equipment upgrade. Ultimately these funds will be used to support areas that otherwise would have been negatively impacted and as a result would have been supported by the general fund or permanent improvement fund. 

Enrollment: 

While many of the principals have already shared their opening day enrollments, I wanted to share the traditional October Count data for the 2021-22 school year:

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 25, 2021

Approved September 20, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2020-2021 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved Kendavid T. Kessinger Jr. for early graduation, having met all the graduation requirements effective October 5, 2021.

Approved a donation of $50.00 to the Archbold Athletic Department in memory of Curtis D. Cooley from Jayson and Olivia Selgo.

Approved the following new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 0169.1, 1530, 1617, 2271, 3217, 4217, 5111, 5111.02, 5200, 5350, 5464, 5516, 5630.01, 6114, 7300, 7450, 8330, 8400, 8462, 8600, 8651, 8740, and 2413.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional education courses: 

 

Name

Education Level

 

Zach Gericke

MA+15

 

Stacy Guelde

MA+15

 

Beth Yoder

MA+30

 

Cody Ruffer

BA-150

 

Shelby Graber

MA+30

 

Alissa Stockburger

MA+15

Amended Resolution 21-0034: Approve one-year supplemental contracts for 2021-2022 school year as follows:

8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, Tess Pinter

7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, Brooke Hines

Approved Brittany Dominique as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Kirk Weldy as an Assistant Baseball Coach (JV) for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved Sydney Ranzau as a volunteer wrestling coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Deborah Russell as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Approved the following one-year contract for Resident Educator Mentor for the 2021-2022 school year:

 

Resident Educator

Year

Mentor

 

Sarah Dominique

3

Sarah VonSeggern

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employee who has taken additional education courses: 

 

Name

Education Level

 

Dawn Elick

MA+15

 

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report, November 15, 2021

Items of Interest

2022-23 School Calendar:
We are currently finalizing the results of a district-wide survey collecting feedback and two calendar options for the 2022-23 School year. The two options presented by the calendar committee are very similar with some slight adjustments to Spring Break. All information will be finalized prior to the calendar being placed on the agenda for the January meeting. 

337 Park St. :
Although it has been delayed, we are still making progress toward the closing on the house at 337 Park St. The buyer is still working with the appraiser, lender, and moving company to finalize the deal. The addendum included in the agenda for your approval is because the current contract now has an expired closing date.

Senate Bill 1:
Governor DeWine recently signed legislation that will allow us a little more flexibility for the 2021-22 school year.

SB 1 permits a public or chartered nonpublic school, for the 2021-22 school year, to employ a substitute teacher according to the school’s own education requirements, provided the individual also is deemed to be of good moral character and successfully completes a criminal records check. The State Board must issue a nonrenewable temporary substitute teachers license to an individual who meets those requirements. The provision regarding substitute flexibility includes an emergency clause; therefore, it took immediate effect upon the Governor’s signing of SB 1.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Archbold Schools will offer a blended model of P/T Conferences this year. Parents and/or guardians will have the opportunity to schedule conferences in person or via zoom. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 15, 2021

Approved October 25, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved October 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved the Five Year Forecast as presented.

Approved an Addendum to Purchase Contract for the 1994 Schult Manufactured Home on 337 Park Street and authorized the Superintendent and Treasurer to sign the purchase agreement and any documents necessary to close the transaction.

Approved all Transferability/Schoolwide Pool fund transfers from Title IIA to Title I for FY’22 Title I Program.

Approved a resolution to temporarily adopt modified education requirements for substitute teachers in accordance with S.B. 1.

Approved the Annual Food and Beverage Standards report.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved a one-year contract for Kylie Rufenacht as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Tyson Schnitkey as a volunteer Boys Baseball Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Brenda Beck as an IAT Tutor for the 2021-2022 school year, effective November 8, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Christine Ziegler, Treasurer beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Carly Osinski as 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved one-year contracts for the following IBS Tutors for the 2021-2022 school year: Anne McCarty and Debra Zimmerman.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved the date and time for the organizational meeting for January 10, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

Appointed Jeremy Hurst as President Pro Tem for the Archbold Board of Education’s Organizational Meeting.

Superintendent Report, December 20, 2021

Items of Interest

Retirements & Resignation:
Upon approval of the agenda items I would like to thank Kathy Beck and Crista Bacarella for their years of service to Archbold Area Schools and we wish them the best of luck. 

Renewal of Agreement with Archbold Parks & Recreation:
Three years ago the district partnered with the Village of Archbold and specifically the Archbold Parks and Recreation Department to assist in maintaining Spengler Field and the Football Field. The district is grateful to have the expertise of Mike Rosebrook and look forward to three more years of top-notch care. 

Recognition of School Board members:
The Archbold Area School District and community of Archbold are grateful to the 12 years of service that Mr. Roel Galvan and Mr. Phil Nofziger have served as members of the board of education. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for December 20, 2021

Approved November 15, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved November 2021 Financial Reports. 

Approved Appropriation Modification as submitted. 

Approved Fund Transfer of $4,344.42 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Resolution No 2021-2 from Archbold Community Library Board of Trustee as follows:

Resolution Requesting The Board of Education of the Archbold Local School District, Ohio To Submit To The Electors of the Library District of the Archbold Community Library the Question of A replacement of an existing tax for current expenses of the Archbold Community Library. 

Appointed Brent Gnagey to the Archbold Community Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

Approved an agreement between Archbold Board of Education and Kinsman Propane Inc. 

Approved a Then and Now to Village of Archbold, December 15, 2021 for $3,591.00 for Football Field maintenance.

Approved an agreement between Archbold Area Schools and Village of Archbold for the maintenance of AHS Football Field and Spengler Field. 

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

Approved Shelyce Yeager as a volunteer wrestling coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Denise Brown as a volunteer swim coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved Sydney Ranzau as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

Accepted the resignation of Crista Bacarella as Elementary Counselor, effective December 31, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Danielle Dominique as a bus aide for the 2021-2022 school year, effective January 3, 2022.

Approved a one-year contract for Chloe Wotring as an Interim Elementary Counselor for the 2021-2022 school year, effective January 5, 2022.

Approved Adam Walker as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, effective December 14, 2021.

Approved Barbara Dominique as a Classified Substitute for the 2021-2022 school year, pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met. 

Accepted the resignation of Crista Bacarealla as IBS Committee Member, effective December 15, 2021. 

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Chloe Wotring as an IBS Committee Member, effective January 5, 2022.

Approved Chloe Wotring as a substitute elementary guidance counselor for up to 5 days, at a daily substitute rate, effective December 13, 2021.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Greg Kuhlman as Winter Concessions Manager for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2021-2022 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

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2020

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 13, 2020

Approved January 2, 2020 Organizational Meeting Minutes.

Approved December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved December 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved the Archbold Area Schools district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Authorized the following advances: 

 

From:

To:

009 Uniform Supplies

 

$7,000

001 General Fund

$7,000

 

Approved a $5,000 donation from the Athletic Boosters to the Wrestling Program for a wrestling mat.

Rescinded resolution dated 12/16/19 to transfer $5,000 to High School Athletics, 300-9500 from General Fund, 001-0000.

Authorized Fund 070, Capital Project Fund to accrue interest monthly on fund balance.

Approved a resolution opposing the State of Ohio EdChoice Scholarship (Voucher) Program.

Approved a $1,000 donation from Archbold Knights of Columbus, $700 to support the general food fund and $300 to support the middle school shirt fund.

Approved Zach Belknap as a volunteer track coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Brenda Beck as a Homebound Tutor for the 2019-2020 school year, effective January 6, 2020.

Accepted the resignation of Jill Holdgreve as Head Volleyball Coach effective December 19, 2019.

Accepted the resignation of Mary Hall as Lunchroom Monitor/ Study Hall Aide effective January 17, 2020.

Accepted the resignation of Becca Gerig as Third Grade Teacher effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved the increase of hourly rate for student worker/casual laborer as follows; 1st year of service $8.70, 2nd year to $8.85 and 3rd year to $9.00 effective January 1, 2020, per the new Ohio minimum wage.

Approved a one-year contract for Dawson Liechty as a student worker for the 2019-2020 school year effective January 9, 2020.
 

Entered into executive session at 5:07 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 6:22 pm.
 

RESOLUTION TO FILL BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY 

Whereas a vacancy has been caused on the board of education by reason of expired term*; and

Whereas this board of education has the legal authority to fill a vacancy for the expired term thereof;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by a majority vote of all the remaining members of the board of education of the Archbold Area School District that Tyson Stuckey be and hereby is, appointed to serve as a member of the board of education of this school district for the appointed term ending on December, 2021.

*NOTE: A vacancy may be caused by death, nonresidence, resignation, removal from office, failure of member to qualify, etc. (RC 3313.11).

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

McTeacher Night 2/10

In-Service Training 2/14

All-County Music Festival- at Archbold High School 2/23

Other Items of Interest

OFCC-Garmann/Miller

The assessment has been completed and now we have several options on the table. Our steering committee in collaboration with Garmann/Miller will review the plan, evaluate the current space in the elementary, middle, and high school, and then determine what the best option is for the district in the future. At this time, we have three basic options

Maintain the current middle school

Renovate existing structures to accommodate determined grade configurations

Build a stand-alone middle school

Rover Pipeline

Mrs. Ziegler and I met with a group of school districts and County Auditors in Sandusky on Wednesday, January 29th. At this time, we are trying to determine collectively what our best option is to ensure that the pipeline pays their fair share. 

Legislative Updates

EdChoice Voucher Program- Thankfully the House passed HB 120 delaying the implementation of EdChoice until April 1st. This will allow the Ohio Senate and House to continue looking at the issue.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for February 10, 2020

Approved January 13, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved an overnight Football team trip to Camp Palmer, July 22nd and 23rd.

Accepted the amounts and rates determined by the Budget Commission and Authorized the Necessary Tax Levies and Certify them to the County Auditor. (exhibit)

Approved the following donation: 

From

Program

Amount

Anonymous

Archbold Football Program

$1,250.00

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 a Then and Now Certificate to Brightspark Travel for $12,780 dated 9/5/2019.

Approved Jessica Short as a Lunchroom Monitor/ Study Hall Aide for the 2019-2020 school year, effective January 21, 2020.

Approved Jayson Selgo, Superintendent, as district designee for Public Records Training for board member term in 2020.

Approved a one-year contract for Lana St. John as a Classified Sub for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Elijah Alvarado as a Classified Sub for the 2019-2020 school year pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

All Archbold Area School buildings and offices will be closed to non-essential employees from 3:00 pm on Friday, March 13th through Friday, April 3rd. 

***Phone lines will not be monitored during this time. All communications and announcements will come through the district website or the One Call notification system.

Other Items of Interest

Educational Plans during extended closure

Commend staff for all the work and planning that has taken place since the Governor’s orders on Thursday, March 12th.

We have plans in place for all students in grades K-12, which will begin with their first assignments on Monday, March 30th.

The remainder of this week will be coordinating instructional materials, technology, and meals with each building, food service, and transportation department. 

We are currently planning for the distribution of meals for students who qualify for free and reduced lunches to begin on Wednesday, March 25th. This process will be in collaboration with the transportation staff and food service staff who are eager to help in any way they can. 

All information will be posted on the website and updated as frequent as necessary. 

School Resource Officer

In a recent conversation with Chief Wixon he expressed how valuable the SRO proved to help gather information on a missing student. These are not ideal situations, but when these or other situations occur it is a seamless relationship between the schools and police department. 

Turbine

Recently completed the sale of RECs, also known as green certificates to STX Commodities. The total sold was 4,056 RECs at $9.05 for a total of $36,706.80.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for March 23, 2020

Approved February 10, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved February 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved March 6, 2020 special meeting minutes.

Approved March 12, 2020 emergency meeting minutes.

Approved an overnight trip for the Middle School 8th graders to Washington D.C., April 29 - May 2, 2021.

Approved Andrea M. Stevens to the Archbold Community Library for a 7-year term effective January 1, 2020.

Approved Fund Transfer of $14,611.13 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved the 2020-2021 agreement with NWOESC for instructional services.

Approved appropriation modification as submitted.

Approved the following donations:

From

Amount

Department

Anonymous

$750.00

Football Program

Anonymous

$1,000.00 

Football Program

Class of 1966, Memorial Michael Schlatter

$25.00

Art Club

Rivello Archbold McDonalds 

$500.00

District

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

NHS

$243.75

Athletic Boosters

$975.00

Student Council

$731.25

FCCLA

$975.00

After Prom Committee

$4,143.75

Girl’s Soccer Program

$1,462.50

High School Art Club

$731.25

Varsity Cheerleaders

$1,950.00

Archbold Football Club

$975.00

Class of 2021

$2,925.00

Physics

$975.00

Athletic Department

$3,331.25

High School Principal Fund

$1,218.75

Spanish Club

$975.00

GBK Program

$853.13

Choir

$243.75

BBK Program

$365.62

Football Program

$1,706.25

Wrestling Program

$243.75

Softball Program

$975.00

Approved a contract with TSA Consulting Group, Inc. for services to restate the Archbold Area School District’s 403(b) Plan Document.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for the purchase of a school bus.

Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as summer school tutor for a total of 30-60 hours for summer 2020.

Approved advancing a maximum of five (5) days of vacation leave from the 2020-2021 contract year to Justin Dominique. In the event of resignation of employment, days to be repaid at per diem rate.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2020-21 school year.

Suspended the April 3, 2020 pay for Spring Musical Contracts to Chelsey Smith and Courtney Froelich due to the Coronavirus School Closure.

Approved Norm Beck as a volunteer football assistant coach for the 2020-21 school year.

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

Per Governor DeWine’s order on Monday, April 20th, Archbold Schools will continue to operate utilizing the alternative education model through the end of the current school year. All Archbold Area Schools buildings and offices will be closed to non-essential employees until further notice.

Other Items of Interest

Educational Plans during extended closure:

As each administrator shared a little bit about the experience, I want to commend them and their staff members on doing the best they can given the circumstances. 

We will continue to monitor the directives of the Governor, and make the necessary decisions as guidance is provided. 

Our food service staff and bus drivers are doing a tremendous job, we are currently serving about 1,900 meals per week. 

Our custodial staff is currently working modified hours as we begin to begin for summer preparation.

All information will be posted on the website and updated as frequently as necessary. 

NEOLA Policies:

There are several policy updates for your approval. Most are a result of two major legislative actions, HB 166 & SB 216. With these updates our policy will be compliant with all the necessary changes.

Middle School:

Garmann-Miller completed a tour of the middle school with several of their engineers prior to the shutdown. They will be reviewing the results of their inspection with the assessment provided by OFCC. They will present any items they feel were overlooked to the OFCC for review and possibly updates to the assessment. Garmann-Miller’s goal is to find areas to maximize the amount of state share that the district would receive.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2020

Approved March 23, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved March 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved the disposal of 20 iPads as a donation to Fairlawn Haven, total value $1,400.

Approved participation in the OHI Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2021 policy year providing the group remains active.

Approved the new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 1520, 2464, 3120, 3120.04, 3120.05, 3120.08, 4120, 4120.08, 4124, 4162, 5460, 5460.02, and 6107.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2020-21 school year for the following:

Volleyball Varsity Assistant Coach

Sharon Ziegler

JV Volleyball Coach

Dana Hilfinger

9th Grade Volleyball Coach

Darian Schnitkey

8th Grade Volleyball Coach

Kylie Rufenacht

7th Grade Volleyball Coach

Abby Pennington


Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2020-2021 school year:

Certified Contract Renewals

Amy Baden

MA

2yr-22

John Brooks

MA+15

2yr-22

Jennifer Cobb

BA-150

2yr-22

Michelle Conway

BA-150

2yr-22

Jonathan Fether

BA-150

2yr-22

Courtney Froehlich

BA-150

2yr-22

Ben Gericke

BA-150

2yr-22

Stacy Guelde

MA

2yr-22

Dana Hilfinger

BA

2yr-22

Bridget Ruffer

BA

2yr-22

Cody Ruffer

BA

2yr-22

Chelsey Smith

BA

2yr-22

Mary Gingerich

BA

1yr-21

Jacob Elting

BA

1yr-21

 

Classified Contract Renewals

Tiffanie Kruse

Mail Courier

2yr-22

Tiffanie Kruse

Sub Secretary, 1/4 hr per day

2yr-22

Diana Fridley

Sub Secretary, 1/4 hr per day

2yr-22

Ron Rice

Custodian

2yr-22

Nancy Ruffer

Bus Driver

1yr-21

Susan Crawford

Cook

2yr-22

Jody Hulbert

Bus Driver

2yr-22

Mary Hall

Bus Driver

2yr-22

Stacie Armstrong

Cook

2yr-22

Justin Dominique

Maintenance

2yr-22

Jessica Short

Aide

2yr-22


Approved the revised substitute list of teachers and paraprofessionals provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Zebulon Frank as an elementary school teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

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

Name

2020-2021 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

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 18th- Last day of assignments for K-12 students 

Tuesday, May 26th- Final Day of meal pick-up. Over 15,000 meals in 10 weeks 

Week of May 26th- Device pick up schedule

Sunday, May 31st- Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony 

Other Items of Interest

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week May 4th-8th:

This has been a unique end to the 19-20 school year and the entire staff of Archbold Area Schools deserve recognition for their efforts throughout the year, but specifically in the last two months. As a parent, community member, and member of Archbold Schools, I couldn’t be prouder of our district!

Fall 2020:

How will schools look after COVID-19

  • Custodial practices
  • Providing PPE- at the district’s expense
  • Protocols & Procedures (lunch, hallways, distancing, athletic contests, playgrounds, etc…)
  • Parent/student reactions
  • Class sizes (maintaining distances)
  • Bussing/Transportation

School Bus Bid Resolution

Approval to participate in consortium bus purchase by authorizing the OSC to advertise and receive bids on behalf of Archbold Schools. 

HB 166 provided $20 million for school districts to purchase school busses as in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Archbold was awarded $34,620.84 through a School Bus Purchase Program for the 2020-21 school year which will be used toward this purchase. 

State Funding Cuts

FY 20 K-12 $300.4M- 3.7% Reduction in Foundation Funding

Funding was reduced by an equalized per pupil amount ranging from $88.76-$304.32 (Districts with limited capacity to access resources locally will see lower per pupil reduction amounts, and high capacity schools will see higher per pupil reductions

Impact of reduction on Archbold

FY20 Per Pupil Funding $3254 - Adjusted Per Pupil Reduction $201

Total FY20 Reduction $248,252

A one-time Federal CARES Act Allocation will be received in the amount of $103,251.51 for a total reduction in FY20 of $145,000.49

Recommendation of an additional reduction of 10% in FY21. This equates to $376,881.

Also, important to note is the impact of the Rover Pipeline appeal. These two events have had a significant impact on the future forecast of the district. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 18, 2020

Approved April 20, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved May 13, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved April 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted.

Approved the following donations:

Donor

Amount

Purpose

SSRM Designs & Photography

$200

Graduation Pictures

Anonymous Donor

$1,000

Football Program

Anonymous Donor

$1,300

Football Program

Anonymous Donor

$500

Football Program

Anonymous Donor

$500

Football Program

Anonymous Donor

$250

Football Program

Anonymous Donor

$500

Football Program

Tad & Glenda Funnell

$50

R.O.C.K.S. Program

Approved list of 2020 Graduates pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented.

Approved a resolution approving the provision of distance learning retroactive to March 13, 2020 and continuing through the period of school closure due to COVID-19.

Approved payment to contracted personnel for all teachers per ORC 3319.08 (B) and all non-teaching staff per ORC 3319.081 (G) during COVID-19 School Closure.

Approved a resolution to authorize the Superintendent to use the Ohio Schools Council Cooperative to advertise and receive bids for school bus chassis and bodies in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education bus grant.

Approved a 3-year contract for Royal Short as High School Principal effective from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2024.

Approved a 3-year contract for Matt Shields as Middle School Principal effective from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2024.

Approved a 3-year contract for Michele Bagrowski as Curriculum Director effective from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2024.

Approved the resignation of Garrett Grime as Assistant Football Coach effective April 15, 2020.

Approved the resignation of Cash Gericke as Assistant Football Coach effective April 15, 2020.

Approved Garrett Grime as a Volunteer Football Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Cash Gericke as a Volunteer Football Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Amended the previous motion to approve Jacob Elting as a Volunteer Football Coach to reflect receiving a one-year supplemental contract (50%) as a High School Football Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Amended the previous motion to approve a one-year supplemental contract for Cody Ruffer as an Assistant Football Coach to reflect receiving a one-year supplemental contract (50%) as an Assistant Football Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Josh Voll as a Technology Assistant for up to 160 hours for Summer 2020.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

As of today, we have a variety of activities happening within the guidance provided by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. I wanted to commend our staff on taking all necessary precautions in order to allow these activities to occur. 

Other Items of Interest

Staffing
I would like to thank Miss Chelsey Smith and Mrs. Melissa Nafziger for their service and commitment to Archbold Area Schools. They will both be missed and we wish them well. 

We are currently evaluating the positions and plan to have them filled soon. 

HB 164 (Back to School)
Provides local flexibility in determining promotion to fourth grade for the 2020-21school year, rather than the mandates under the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee

Permits districts that do not currently operate a blended learning model to adopt a “remote learning plan” by July 31, 2020, that will constitute compliance with minimum hours requirements provided specified items in the bill are included in a district’s plan;

Allows districts temporary authority for the 2020-21 school year to assign teachers to teach courses and grade levels for which they do not hold the subject area or grade band license provided certain conditions are met;

Adds school psychologists to the list of providers eligible to serve special education students electronically for the 2020-21 school year;

Provides a payment to certain school districts to ensure a district’s net funding loss was not greater than 6% when considering the governor’s fiscal year 2020 reductions and CARES Act allocations.

Provides payment to certain districts that experienced decreases in their public utility tangible personal property (PUTPP) value or had state aid deductions due to PUTPP increases (SB 313).

Additionally, key provisions of SB 319 were included in HB 164, including:

Permitting high school students to use final course grades in lieu of the corresponding end-of-course exam if that exam was not administered in the 2019-20 school year;

Modifying teacher and principal evaluations for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years;

Maintaining the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee cut score for the 2020-21 school year at the level set for the 2019-20 school year;

Temporarily removing required qualifications for teachers who are assigned to provide intense remediation reading assistance in the 2020-21 school year;

Exempting districts from the requirement to implement reading and improvement monitoring plans for the 2020-21 school year based on test results from the 2019-20 school year;

Permitting certain state-licensed individuals to provide services electronically to students with disabilities through the 2020-21 school year;

Requiring the Ohio Department of Education to develop an online training program to satisfy the classroom portion of pre-service and annual in-service training for school bus driver certification for the 2020-21 school year only.

Legislative items
SB 164- Ohio Student Religious Liberty Act 2019 (Awaiting signature)

SB 320- School Closure (introduced)

Local control

No public official shall prohibit a district or school from opening its school buildings for instruction…

HB 322- Teacher Residency Program (hearings)

Staff Donations
Personal leave waiver- $13,124.09

Anonymous donation- $1200

Career Tech Resolution
Approve a resolution of intent not to provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Re-pavement Project
Solicit bids for an Elementary School, Middle School, and High School parking lot re-pavement project.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 22, 2020

Approved May 18, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved May 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.

Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY’20 budget amount.

Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance beginning July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021.

Approved a transfer of $17,809.25 to the Turbine Maintenance Fund.

Approved donations as follows:

Amount

Donor

Description

$1,200.00

Anonymous Teacher

General Fund

$270.00

Anonymous Teacher

General Fund

$1,450.00

Anonymous

Yearbooks for Class of 2020

$2,000.00

Lauber Insurance

Dave Ramsey Curriculum Program

Approved Fund 507 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

Approved and adopted changes in reaction to COVID-19 to Section 125 Plan, 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan documents accordingly.

Approved an agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Elementary Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved revisions to the Elementary Faculty Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Faculty Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved revisions to the High School Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Elementary School Fees for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Middle School Fees for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved High School Fees for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a resolution of intent not to provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for an Elementary School, Middle School, and High School parking lot re-pavement project.

Approved Garrett Morton as a volunteer football coach for the 2020-21 school year. 

Accepted the resignation of Melissa Nafziger as computer applications teacher and yearbook adviser effective the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Chelsey Smith as Vocal Music/Choir Director effective the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Rescinded the approval for Todd Grosjean as volunteer golf coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Clint Barnes as a volunteer golf coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Stewart Rodger as Head Boys Soccer Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Johnny Lantz (50%) and Joe Williams (50%) as assistant soccer coaches for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved contracts for the following individuals as Student Custodial Workers for Summer 2020: Emily Walker (effective June 3, 2020), Adam Walker (effective June 3, 2020), Jakob Beaverson (effective June 5, 2020), Molly Conway (effective June 5, 2020), Carson Meyer, and Lucia Rodriguez.

Approved Logan Grime as a Student Volunteer for Technology Support for Summer 2020.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for July 20, 2020

Approved June 22, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved June 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved the following change funds for the 2020-2021 school year:

Ann Dominique

$50.00

Jenna Stuckey

$50.00

Renee Lovejoy

$50.00

Allan Gladieux

$2500.00

Royal Short, Concessions

$900.00

Jeremy King

$500.00

Robin Wyse

$100.00

Diane Bernath

$50.00

Approved bid from Cardinal Bus Sales of $97,453.00 to purchase a 78-passenger school bus in conjunction with Ohio School Council and the Ohio Department of Education bus grant.

Approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Archbold Education Association regarding supplemental contracts for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the bid from Allied Paving Co. of $105,644 for the Elementary/High School Paving Project.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the Classified Substitute list for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for David Dominique as a Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved a transition for Jennifer Cobb to full-time teacher status beginning the 2020-2021 school year.

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

Back to school plan:

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Thursday, Aug. 20

Friday, Aug. 21

 

AES

Preschool & Grades 1&3 only

Preschool & Grades 2&4 only

Workday- No Students (Pre/Grades 1-4)

 

AMS

Grades 5 & 7 only

Grades 6 & 8 only

Workday- No Students

 

AHS

Grades 9 & 10 only

Grades 11 & 12 only

Workday- No Students


Other Items of Interest

Staffing
All of our certified positions are currently filled to begin the school year. We are in the process of accepting applications for a Middle School Playground Aide & 3-hour Elementary Custodian

Re-pavement Project
Allied Paving has been on campus completing the re-pavement and resealing project. Weather permitting, they are scheduled to complete the project by the Friday deadline. 

Karbone RECs
Recently there has been communication with Karbone Inc. about the sale of energy credits. This past week we uploaded the current credits into the system with the hope that they will be verified and available for sale at the end of the month. We anticipate approximately 1956 credits available for sale at the end of August. 

Bluestreak Academy
As of this morning, we have approximately 100 students enrolled in The Bluestreak Academy. This represents about 7% of our ADM. 

Ohio High School Athletic Association

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 10, 2020

Approved July 20, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved Fund 510. This fund will be used for Coronavirus Relief Funds. 

Approved a donation from the Archbold Band Boosters to the Archbold Band Department in the amount of $1,208.21.

Approved bus routes for the 2020-2021 school year.

Authorized the Superintendent to enter into an Alternative Energy Credit Purchase Agreement with Karbone, Inc.

Approved the following new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 1520, 1530, 2266, 2270, 2431, 3220, 5200, 5610, 5611, 6144, 6152, 6152.01, 6325, 8450.01, and 8800

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Accepted the resignation of Maghan Burkle as Middle School Playground Aide effective July 22, 2020.

Accepted the resignation of Kylie Rufenacht as the 8th Grade Volleyball Coach effective July 27, 2020.

Approved list of certified bus/van drivers for the 2020-2021 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.

Approved a contract for Caleb Hogrefe as a Student Custodial Worker for Summer 2020, effective July 29, 2020.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Lindsey Ames as 8th Grade Volleyball Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Michele Bagrowski as the High School Quiz Coach for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved Susan Dominique as a Classified Substitute for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for the following student workers for the 2020-2021 school year: Ezekiel Miller, Carson Meyer, Lucia Rodriguez, Kylie Sauder, Emily Walker, Jakob Beaverson, and Caleb Hogrefe.

Accepted the resignation of Ron Rice as Elementary Custodian effective August 4, 2020.

Approved a transition for School Nurse, Karla Petersen, from part-time to 7.5 hours per day effective for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Logan Grime as a student worker for technology support for the Summer 2020 effective August 7, 2020.

Approved a one-year contract for Amy Sauder as Middle School Playground Aide for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a supplemental contract to Ryan Sell in the amount of $2,620.59 for 7 extended days in the 2020-2021 school year (5th Qtr Grant).

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

October 8th Professional Day
Zoom
Google Classroom
Recording lessons
Assessments via Google Forms

Other Items of Interest

Karbone RECs
On Monday, August 31st we closed the sale of RECs through Karbone, Inc. We sold 1956 credits at $9.60 each for a total of $18,777.60. 

Rover Pipeline
On Friday, September 11th we were informed that the Rover Pipeline has appealed the ruling of the Tax Commissioner. 

Bluestreak Academy
We have approximately 88 (35-AES/26-AMS/27-AHS) students enrolled in the Bluestreak Academy. Recently we contracted with NWOCA to provide two graders to assist with the 9-12 grading. Our internal staff is currently grading assignments for grades K-8. 

HB 606
It provides civil immunity to individuals, schools, healthcare providers, and businesses arising from COVID exposure as long as there was no reckless, willful, or intentional misconduct. 

Athletics
I would like to commend the athletic department, coaches, student-athletes, and community members for their support and efforts as we returned to play this fall. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 21, 2020

Approved August 10, 2020, Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved a donation of $3,970.00 to the Archbold Band Department from an anonymous donor.

Rescinded board approved donation from Archbold Band Boosters to the Archbold Band Department for $1,208.21 dated August 1, 2020.

Approved Fund 461, Vocational Education Enhancement.

Approved a Then and Now, PO# 210392, $1,072.16 dated August 1, 2020 to Village of Archbold.

Approved ’21 Appropriations.

Approved Fund Transfer of $4,050.68 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved a Remote Learning Plan to provide instruction using a remote learning model for the 2020-21 school year in accordance with Section 16 Sub. H.B. 164 of the 133rd General Assembly.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved a leave of absence for Ryan Hicks through June 30, 2021.

Approved a one-year contract for Tony Grime as a 3-hour custodian for the 2020-2021 school year, effective August 18, 2020.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Greg Kuhlman as Fall Concessions Manager for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Jen Throne and Kenzie Short as Volunteer Marching Band Assistants for the 2020-2021 school year.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Larry Rupp effective on January 1, 2021.

Approved Hans Burkholder as a classified sub for the 2020-2021 school year, effective September 17, 2020.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following LPDC members for the 2020-2021 school year: Dorothy Lambert (chair), Amy DeLong, Bryan Miller, Shawn Grime, and Royal Short.

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2020-2021 school year.

Accepted the retirement resignation of Susan Enderle effective January 1, 2021.

Approved advancing a maximum of five (5) days of vacation leave from the 2021-2022 contract year to Hans Burkholder. In the event of resignation of employment, days to be repaid at per diem rate.

Approved a one-year contract for Hans Burkholder as District Maintenance/Custodian for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Jennifer King as a classified sub for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

October 16th- End of 1Q
November 19th- P/T Conferences (Virtual)
November 23rd- P/T Conferences (Virtual)

Other Items of Interest

October 8th Professional Day
Thank you to Sarah VonSeggern, Danielle Vandock, Alissa Stockburger, Dana Hilfinger, Dina Gladieux, Jacob Elting. Jessica Miller, Josh Voll, Kim Walker, Lorinda Brader. Jeff Benecke, & Shawn Grime for their willingness to share their expertise with their colleagues. 

NWOCA Technology Assessments
There are two parts, the first is called Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Integration Assessment (CITIA). This process will look at our demographics, technology culture, curriculum, instruction, professional development, student performance, community alignment, and finances. This part will involve administrators, teachers, and students and provide a path for where we would like to be over the next 5-10 years. 

The second part, called Assessment of School Technology Infrastructure (ASTI) is more of the management of the technology. This part will look at our infrastructure, device management, and if our system is prepared for future expansion. While this will involve some of the previous stakeholders, the majority of this process is looking at the management and job responsibilities of the technology staff. 

McTeacher Day
On Saturday, October 10th we participated in the COVID version of McTeacher night. Several staff members signed up for two-hour shifts from 10-4 at McDonalds selling $20 gift cards. Rivello McDonalds donated $1200 to Archbold Schools as a result of the sales. 

Bluestreak Academy
We have approximately 80 (28-AES/20-AMS/32-AHS) students enrolled in the Bluestreak Academy.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 19, 2020

Approved September 21, 2020, Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved a $25.00 donation to the FFA in memory of Phil Grieser, Class of 1967.

Approved a $1,200.00 donation to the district for student enhancements from Rivello Archbold McDonald’s.

Approved a transfer of $393.45 from Class of 2020 (200-9020) to Class of 2022 (200-9022).

Approved a transfer of $1,089.76 from Class of 2024 (200-9024) to Class of 2025 (200-9025).

Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2019-2020 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved the date and time for a work session meeting for the Archbold Area Schools Board of Education on November 2nd at 5:30 pm in the high school media center.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Jennifer Hurst for classes taken during the 2019-2020 school year for continuing her education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional education courses: 

Name

Education Level

Elizabeth Yoder

MA+15

Miranda Sumpter

MA+15

Approved Pam Bernath as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year, effective October 8, 2020.

Approved Trevor Short as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year, effective October 3, 2020.

Approved Tony Grime as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year, effective September 18, 2020.

Accepted the resignation of Tony Grime as 3-Hour Custodian, effective October 8, 2020. 

Approved Ben Gericke as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved Sherry Tatum as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year, pending background check and all requirements are successfully met.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employee who has taken additional education courses: 

Name

Education Level

Jennifer Hurst

MA+30

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 16, 2020

Approved October 19, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved November 2, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved October 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved the Five Year Forecast as presented.

Approved appropriation modifications as presented.

Approved donations as follows:

Donor

Amount

Description

Archbold Area Foundation

$17,032.16

PPE & Technology

Anonymous Donor

$1,000.00

Football Program

 

Approved renewal agreement of electricity service with P4S as presented.

Approved the Annual Food and Beverage Standards report.

Approved the Superintendent to enter into a purchase agreement with Junge Sue Ann Trustee for the acquisition of 337 Park St. Archbold, OH 43502.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved Adam Cobb as a band volunteer for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a 1-year contract for Erinn Wyse as Assistant to the Treasurer for the 2020-2021 school year, effective December 7, 2020.

Approved Travis Jaramillo as a volunteer wrestling coach for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved a one-year contract for Susan Crawford as a 3-hour custodian for the 2020-2021 school year, effective October 26, 2020.

Approved a 1-year supplemental contract for Greg Kuhlman as winter concessions manager for the 2020-2021 school year.

Rescinded the 1-year supplemental contract for Rich Thiel as 9th grade boys basketball coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Rich Thiel as a volunteer boys basketball coach for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the date and time for the organizational meeting for January 11, 2020 at 5:00pm in the Archbold High School Library with the regular January Board Meeting to follow.

Appointed Jeremy Hurst as President Pro Tem for the Archbold Board of Education’s Organizational Meeting.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for December 21, 2020

Approved November 16, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved November 2020 Financial Reports. 

Approved all Transferability/Schoolwide Pool fund transfers from Title IIA to Title I for FY’21 Title I Program.

Approved Fund Transfer of $7,723.47 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Transportation Agreement between Archbold Board of Education and Bobby and Kara Cowell for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Approved a contract with Shared Resource Center for Assistant Treasurer and Mentoring services on an as needed basis beginning January 4, 2021 thru June 30, 2021.

Approved a Concession Stand Booth donation at the football field complex, valued $9,500.00, from Archbold Band Boosters.

Approved a $3,183.00 cash donation to the district from Jayson & Olivia Selgo.

Approved the following new, revised, replaced or deleted policies: 0169.1, 6114, and 6325.

Approved a purchase agreement contract with Junge Sue Ann Trustee for the acquisition of 337 Park St. Archbold, OH 43502.

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 cash donation of $1,280.00 from Jeremy Hurst to the Archbold Athletic Program.

Approved the paraprofessional substitute list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

Approved the advancement of Justin Dominique to Building Supervisor for the 2020-2021 school year, effective January 1, 2021.

Approved Denise Brown as a volunteer swim coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved Sherry Penrod as a classified substitute for the 2020-2021 school year, effective December 8, 2020.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Caleb Wyse (75%) and Adam Grisier (25%) as High School Musical Directors for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Beth Yoder as Musical Assistant for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Josh Voll as Musical Assistant for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Courtney Grisier as Musical Director Assistant for the 2020-2021 school year.

Approved the substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2020-2021 school year as presented.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

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2019

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 14, 2019

Approved December 17, 2018 regular meeting minutes.

Approved December 2018 Financial Reports.

Approved a Business Credit Card Application for Jayson Selgo, Superintendent.

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.

Authorized the following advances:

 

From

To

009 Uniform Supplies 

 

$7,000

001 General Fund

$7,000

 

 

Approved Maddie Rose for early graduation, having met all the graduation requirements effective January 11, 2019.

Approved Hannah Rabe for early graduation, having met all the graduation requirements effective January 11, 2019.

Appointed Andrew (Andy) S. Bentley to the Archbold Community Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2019.

Appointed Kevin J. Seibert to the Archbold Community Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2019.

Approved the increase of hourly rate for student worker/casual laborer as follows; 1st year of service to $8.55, 2nd year to $8.70 and 3rd year to $8.85 effective January 1, 2019, per the new Ohio minimum wage.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jon Fether (37%) and Chris Moore (37%) as STEM Club Advisors for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jon Fether as Director of Intramural Sports (2) for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved Sydney Ranzau as volunteer indoor track coach for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved Sydney Ranzau as volunteer spring track coach for the 2018-19 school year.

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

Professional Development on the topic of mental health and school safety on Friday, February 15, 2019.

McTeacher Night is Monday, February 25th.

Other Items of Interest

Archbold High School hosted the Fulton County Music Festival on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Thank you to Mrs. Voll and Ms. Smith for their hard work to prepare for this event.

Thank you to all the administrative team and athletic department for another successful Ridgeville Falcons night.

NEOLA policies to be reviewed and approved. This will get us mostly up to date, we will need to finish the College Credit Plus Language and the Social Media Policy.

Archbold Band Boosters recently purchased a new concert xylophone for the band program. They received a donation from the family of Bruce Stanforth, a 1968 graduate, who recently passed away.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for February 11, 2019

Approved January 14, 2019 Organizational Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 14, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved February 6, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved an overnight trip for the football team to Camp Palmer on July 29, 2019 and returning on July 30, 2019.

Approved Alex Azua for early graduation, having met all the graduation requirements effective January 21, 2019.

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

Approved the following donations:

From

Program

Amount

Fin Farm, LLC

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Bob & Peg Yoder

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

SSRS Designs & Photography

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Marc & Melinda Robinson

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$250.00

Sherwood State Bank 

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$ 50.00

Becks Petro Country Store

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Bret Ripke Concrete & Const.

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Brookview Farms

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$150.00

Miller Construction

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Miller Brothers Construction

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Jeremy & Jennifer Hurst

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Archbold Athletic Boosters

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

SanJan, Inc.   

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$150.00

Ridgeville Telephone Com

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$500.00

Ridgeville HS Class of 1969

Ridgeville Falcon BBK Game

$100.00

Anonymous

Lunchroom

$648.90

Archbold Band Boosters

Band Program (Concert Xylophone)

$2,530.00

 

Approved a transfer of $1,515.08 from 200-9018, Class of 2018 to 200-9020, Class of 2020.

Approved Five Year Forecast Update.

Approved the following transfers:

 

To

From

HB 264, 002-9914

$297,446.61

 

General Fund, 001

 

$297,446.61

Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001

$284,063.42

 

General Fund, 001 

 

$284,063.42

 

Approved Appropriations as submitted.

Approved Payoff Statement of $270,451.58 for Energy Loan 886-01-01.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Nathan Kester (50%) and Danielle Vandock (50%) as High School Musical Assistants for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved Martin Schmidt as a substitute van driver for the 2018-19 school year pending background check and all requirements for van driver certification are successfully met.

Approved Jeffrey Meyer as substitute bus driver for the 2018-19 school year pending background check and all requirements for bus driver certification are successfully met.

Approved a one-year contract for Amy Sauder as a classified substitute for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved Jenn Burkholder as homebound tutor up to 5 hours per week, for the 2018-19 school year, effective January 21, 2019.

Approved Shannon Schmucker as homebound tutor up to 5 hours per week, for the 2018-19 school year, effective January 21, 2019.

Approved a one-year contract for Holly Gors as a classified substitute for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Brittany Dominique as a classified substitute for the 2018-19 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Caleb Wyse as musical director effective immediately.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Chelsey Smith (50%) and Courtney Froehlich (50%) as High School Musical Directors for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Caleb Wyse as Musical Director Assistant for the 2018-19 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

IBB training on March 13, 2019

End of third quarter is March 15, 2019

Spring Break is March 18th-22nd

Other Items of Interest

Congrats to Brennan Short, Kasyn Schaffner, and Zach Rocha for qualifying for the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

I would like to congratulate and thank Mrs. JoAnn Short for her years of dedication to the Archbold Area School District and wish her the best in retirement.

Additionally, I would like to thank Jenna Stuckey for helping as a cashier at the middle school and wish her the best.

We are asking that you support the resolution withdrawing Archbold from the Northwest Safety and Special Education Financing District.

Chris and I have met with Chief Wixom and the Village and are in the processes of finalizing a contract for the SRO.

The NEOLA policies related to Social Media have been removed until NEOLA is able to provide better clarification on our options. I anticipate those being added for approval within a month or two.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for March 11, 2019

Approved February 11, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved February 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved the following donations:

From

Amount

Department

Anonymous

$500.00

Football Program

Anonymous (18 donors)

$2,355.00

Basketball Program

Athletic Boosters

$1,620.00

Softball Uniforms

Rivello Archbold McDonald’s

$600.00

District

Approved the following new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 0100, 0131, 0141.2, 0164, 0165.1, 0165.2, 0165.3, 0166, 0168, 0169.1, 1240.01, 1422, 1541, 1662, 2111, 2260, 2261, 2261.01, 2261.03, 2271, 2370.02, 2700, 3122, 3140, 3362, 4122, 4140, 4162, 4362, 5113.02, 5464, 5517, 5610, 5610.02, 5610.03, 5611, 6320, 6325, 6423, 6605, 7540.02, 8141, 8400, 8500. 

Approved fund transfer of $18,856.54 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved a resolution withdrawing the territory of the Archbold Area Local School District Board of Education from the Northwest Safety & Special Education Financing District.

Approved an overnight band trip to New Orleans, LA on March 12-17, 2020.

Approved one-year fall supplemental coaching contracts for the 2019 -2020 school year.

Accepted the retirement resignation of JoAnn Short, effective May 31, 2019.

Accepted the resignation of Jenna Stuckey as middle school cashier, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved Chris Baden as volunteer track coach for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jack Downey as an assistant football coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

Archbold High School begins their performance of Seussical this weekend.

Senior Citizen Luncheon on April 26th at Archbold High School

Prom is May 4th

Other Items of Interest

I would like to thank JoAnn Cousino, Linda Schmidt, the administrative team, bus drivers, and all the staff who assisted in the aftermath of the bus accident. 

Later in the board meeting, we are asking you to support the addition of a School Resource Office for Archbold Area Schools. I would like to thank Donna Dettling and Chief Wixom for their help with this process and we look forward to a successful partnership.

Requesting approval of continued membership in the OHSAA. This is a standard annual agreement.

I would like to thank the individuals who presented on self-defense and Mr. Short for helping to arrange this opportunity.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for April 15, 2019

Approved March 11, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved March 2019 Financial Reports.

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

NHS

$ 258.25

Athletic Boosters

$ 1,033.00

Student Council

$ 774.75

FCCLA

$ 774.75

After Prom Committee

$ 3,615.50

Girl’s Soccer Program

$ 1,033.00

Boy’s Soccer Program

$ 258.25

High School Art Club

$ 1,033.00

Varsity Cheerleaders

$ 1,807.75

Archbold Football Club

$ 2,066.00

Class of 2020

$ 2,582.50

Physics

$ 1,033.00

Athletic Department

$ 3,156.93

High School Principal Fund

$ 774.75

Spanish Club

$ 1,033.00

GBK Program

$ 516.50

Choir

$ 516.50

BBK Program

$ 258.25

Football Program

$ 1,291.25

Approved participation in the OHI Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2020 policy year providing the group remains active.

Approved appropriation modification.

Approved the following donation:

Description

Donor

Amount

Recipient

Cash

Anonymous

$2,000.00

Football Program

Cash

Anonymous

$950.00

Football Program

Weight Room Equipment

Archbold Athletic Boosters

$1,683.28

District

Approved the agreement with Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NWOESC) for Special Education Services for the 2019-2020 School Year.

Approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Village of Archbold/Police Department for School Resource Officer (SRO) for School Year 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a supplemental contract for Michele Gladieux as High School Fall Cheerleading Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a supplemental contract for Michele Gladieux as High School Winter Cheerleading Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Colton Soles as Volunteer Football Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Cody Ruffer (50%) and Garrett Grime (50%) as Assistant Football Coaches for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as summer school tutor for a total of 30-60 hours for summer 2019.

Approved contracts for the following individuals as Student Custodial Works for Summer 2019: Angel Huerta, Trevor Short, Zac Rocha, Adam Walker, TJ Rice, Carson Meyer, Zeke Miller, and Jacob Beaverson.

Approved a contract for Becca Gerig as a casual laborer for summer 2019.

Approved a 3-year contract for Esther Rupp as School Psychologist effective from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2023.

Approved a 3-year contract for Allan Gladieux as Athletic Director effective from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2023.

Approved a 2-yr contract for Lorinda Brader as Technology Director effective from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022.

Approved a 2-year contract for Christine Ziegler, Treasurer beginning August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2022.

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2019-2020 school year:

Certified Contract Renewals

Derrick Baksa

BA

2yr-21

Krystina Bowerman

BA-150

2yr-21

Jeff Brunswick

BA-150

2yr-21

Miranda Bzovi

BA

2yr-21

Cindy Clark

MA

Continuing

John Culler

MA+30

2yr-21

Breanna Daugherty

BA

2yr-21

Becca Gerig

B-150

1yr-20

Shelby Graber

MA+15

2yr-21

Mindy Gruenhagen

MA

2yr-21

Amy Johns

BA

2yr-21

Crista McCabe

MA

2yr-21

Megan Martz

MA

2yr-21

Bridget Ruffer

BA

1yr-20

Ryan Sell

MA

2yr-21

Chelsey Smith

B-150

1yr-20

Miranda Sumpter

MA

2yr-21

Alissa Stockburger

MA

2yr-21

Ryan Throne

MA+15

2yr-21

Elizabeth Voll

MA

2yr-21

Megan Wiemken

MA

2yr-21

Joseph Williams

B-150

2yr-21

Jamie Zagarela

BA

2yr-21

Classified Contract Renewals

Jason Baun

Building Supervisor

2yr-21

Maghan Burkle

Playground

2yr-21

Ryan Hicks

Custodian

2yr-21

Tiffanie Kruse

MS Aide

2yr-21

Nancy Ruffer

Bus Driver

1yr-20

Valerie Nafziger

Admin. Assist.

2yr-21

Tammy Damron

Bus Driver

2yr-21

Alan Miller

Bus Driver

2yr-21

Rachel Plassman

Elementary Aide

2yr-21

Karla Petersen

School Nurse

2yr-21

Approved a contract for Andrew Beck as a summer 2019 Student Custodial Worker.

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve a contract for the following certified employee for the 2019-2020 school year:

Zach Gericke

MA

2yr-21

Rescinded the one-year contract awarded to Cody Ruffer as Assistant Football Coach (100%) for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

Four County Recognition 5/21/19

Archbold Commencement 5/26/19 at 2:30 p.m.

Other Items of Interest

Mr. Short, Mr. Gladieux, and I are requesting the board to approve the updated Athletic Handbook. 

Mr. Shields and I would like to recommend Jacob Elting as a 6th-grade math teacher at the middle school. I would like to thank Mr. Shields and his staff for assisting with the interview process. We believe Jacob will be an excellent addition to the staff and community.

We would like to thank Mrs. Bre Daugherty for her service to the school district and wish her the best of luck.

We would also like to thank Mrs. Mary Beth Dunn for her years of service and wish her the best in retirement.

I would like to request the board rescind the resignation of Jenna Stuckey. Upon further consideration, she decided she would like to continue in her position at the middle school. Jenna does a great job and we are happy she will remain on our staff.

On behalf of the board of education and Archbold Schools, I would like to thank all staff members for their commitment and dedication to Archbold Area School, our students, and the community. March 6-10 was Teacher Appreciation Week and we took that opportunity to recognize all staff members who contribute to the education and well-being of our students.

Included in the agenda is a request for approval to begin the Expedited Local Partnership Program with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. This process includes free enrollment, a free assessment, and a free master plan. This process is the first step to see what opportunities we qualify for in a building project.

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 20, 2019

Approved April 15, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved April 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved the Five Year Forecast as submitted. (Exhibit)

Approved the following donations:

Donor

Amount

Purpose

Anonymous Donor

$500.00

District After School Programs

Anonymous Donor

$2,000.00

HS Music Program

Approved a 2-year contract with Julian & Grube, Inc. to complete CPA Services of the Ohio Medicaid School Program beginning July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021, $1,900/yr.

Approved a 3-year contract with Healthcare Processing Consulting (HPC) for managing the Ohio Medicaid School Program to procure Federal Medicaid reimbursement for Medicaid eligible services provided by Archbold Schools beginning July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022, $3,000/yr.

Approved an agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center.

Authorized Great Lake Biomedical LTD as bus and van physical providers to administer and sign bus and van physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus and van drivers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for one full-size 84-passenger bus.

Approved revisions to the AHS Student/Athlete Handbook.

Approved list of 2019 Graduates pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented. (Exhibit)

Approved an overnight trip for middle school 8th graders to attend Washington D.C., April 30 - May 2, 2020.

Approved a resolution with Northwest State Community College regarding Public Use of a School Bus.

Approved a resolution with Village of Archbold regarding Public Use of a School Bus for Safety City.

Approved a resolution of intent to participate in the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission Expedited Local Partnership Program.

Accepted the resignation of Breanna Daugherty as Middle School Art Teacher effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year. (Exhibit)

Accepted the retirement resignation of Mary Beth Dunn as cafeteria aid/playground aid effective May 24, 2019. (Exhibit)

Approved a reassignment for Diana Fridley from Elementary Cook to Elementary Cafeteria Aid/Playground Aide for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2019-2020 school year. (Exhibit)

Approved a one-year contract for Jacob Elting as 6th Grade Math Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Name

2019-2020 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

Rescinded the resignation of Jenna Stuckey as Middle School Cashier.

Approved a 2-year contract for Jenna Stuckey as Middle School Cashier for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.

Approved Josh Voll as a technology assistant for up to 160 hours for Summer 2019.

Approved a contract for Riah Short as a student worker for Summer 2019.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Ben Gericke as7th Grade boys' basketball coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a correction on the following certified contract renewal:

Chelsey Smith

BA

1yr-20

Approved the Master Agreement with Archbold Education Association effective August 1, 2019, thru July 31, 2022.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 17, 2019

Approved May 20, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved May 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.

Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY’19 budget amount.

Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020. Total package amount $54,103.

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

Approved a transfer of $13,146.16 to the Turbine Maintenance Fund.

Rescinded language in resolution approved February 12, 2018 to transfer $70,000 from PI 003-0000 to Wind Turbine Maintenance Fund 003-9001 effective FY’19.

Approved an anonymous donation of $1,000 to the High School Industrial Arts Department.

Approved bid from Cardinal Bus Sales of $91,195 to purchase an 84-passenger school bus.

Approved revisions to the Elementary Student Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved revisions to the Elementary Faculty Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved revisions to the Middle School Faculty Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved revisions to the High School Student Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Elementary School Fees for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Middle School Fees for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved High School Fees for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Danielle Culbertson for graduation, having met all the graduation requirements per 22+ Adult High School Diploma Program.

Approved the Classified Operations Manual effective August 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2022.

Approved Caroline Kinsman as a volunteer girls tennis coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Jacob Elting as a volunteer football coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Colton Soles as a volunteer football coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Nick Hudson as a volunteer cross country coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Kierstyn Repp as a volunteer girls basketball coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Mary Gingerich as Elementary Art Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a contract for Molly Conway as a summer 2019 Student Custodial Worker, effective June 11, 2019.

Approved a one-year contract for Stacie Armstrong as an Elementary Cafeteria Cook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

NwOESC Administrators’ Conference 8/2/19

New Staff Orientation 8/8/19

Other Items of Interest

We currently still have three positions to be filled. Two bus drivers and a two-hour cook at Archbold Elementary. All three will be on the August agenda for your approval.

Quarterly Business Advisory Council minutes from March 5, 2019. 

In Personnel Recommendations we will ask for your acceptance of the resignation of Mary Beck as playground aide and Tammy Damron as a bus driver. I would like to thank both Mary and Tammy for their service to Archbold Area Schools. 

Mr. Short and I spent Wednesday at the Archbold Village offices conducting interviews for the AAS School Resource Officer. The interviews went very well and we hope to have an applicant named shortly and ready to begin in August.

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2019

Approved June 17, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved June 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved the completion and submission of a new D5 liquor license to Downtown Restaurants and Sports, LLC at 301 N. Defiance St., Archbold to the Ohio Department of Commerce-Division of Liquor Control on behalf of the Board of Education to “Object to the application but not request a hearing” on the matter.

Approved the following change funds for the 2019-2020 School Year:

Ann Dominique

$50.00

Jenna Stuckey

$50.00

Renee Lovejoy

$50.00

Allan Gladieux

$2,500.00

Royal Short, Concessions

$900.00

Jeremy King

$500.00

Robin Wyse

$100.00

Diane Bernath

$50.00

Authorized Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center as bus and van physical providers to administer and sign bus and van physical form T-8 for Archbold Area School’s bus and van drivers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved the transfer of $8,000 from 018-9012 Elementary Principal Fund to 018-9010 Elementary Special Events Fund.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Doug Williams as 9th Grade Basketball Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Mary Beck as playground aide, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a contract for Kay Ballin as a custodian on an as needed basis for the Summer of 2019, effective June 19, 2019.

Accepted the resignation of Tammy Damron, effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Para-Professional Substitute List along with periodic updates for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved the Classified Substitute list for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved compensation increases for the administrative staff.

Approved the Substitute teacher list provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center along with periodic updates for the 2019-2020 School year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jody Hulbert as a certified bus driver for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Mary Hall as a certified bus driver for the 2019-2020 school year.

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

Staff Work Days 8/19 & 8/20

Students First Day of School 8/21/19

Other Items of Interest

SRO - Archbold Area Schools would like to welcome Nate Slough of the Archbold Police Department as our new School Resource Officer.

OFCC Update

Archbold currently ranks 429th on the 2019 equity rank list with a local share of 71%.

Due to the extended timeline, we are looking into the Expedited Local Partnership Program (ELPP).

OFCC will create a District-wide Master Facility Plan based on the building assessment and enrollment projection reports. 

The Building Assessment Report is a comprehensive study of the District’s existing building conditions. 

When evaluating buildings the OFCC uses a 2/3rds renovate/replace guideline that states if the cost of renovating a building is over 67% of the cost of a new building, then the recommendation would be to build new. It is anticipated that the Middle School will exceed 67% as it is nearly 100 years old.

Current legislation stipulates that no state funds can go into a building with fewer than 350 students. 

In ELPP, the ½ mill maintenance is not a requirement. 

HB 66- Ohio’s Biennial Budget Bill Highlights

Current formula is suspended- same basic aid for FY 2020 and FY 2021 as FY 2019.

Student Wellness and Success Funds

028 Correction- we should receive a credit from ODE for the deducted amount.

Increased State minimum salary for teachers

End-of-Course Exams/Report Cards/Graduation Requirements

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 12, 2019

Approved July 15, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 15, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved a review and acceptance of Career Advising Policy (Board Policy No. 2413).

Approved bus routes for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved the appointment of Roel Galvan as Board representative for the 2019 OSBA Annual Business Meeting and appoint Phil Nofziger to serve as alternate.

Approved 2019-2020 Wood County Juvenile Detention Education Program Contract, $75/day.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jennifer Kidder as Girls Soccer Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Phil Bontrager (33.4%), Ali Garcia (33.3%), and Jon Lantz (33.3%) as Boys Soccer Coaches for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Adam Cobb as a Marching Band Volunteer for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Mark Miller as sub bus driver for the 2019-2020 school year pending background check and all requirements for bus driver certification are successfully met.

Approved Todd Grosjean as a volunteer golf coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Susan Crawford as Elementary Cook for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved list of certified bus/van drivers for the 2019-2020 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy. (Exhibit)

Approved a one-year contract for the following student workers for the 2019-2020 school year; Adam Walker, Mason Babcock, Jacob Beaverson, Carson Meyers, Zeke Miller, Kylie Sauder, Lucia Rodriguez, Tony Grime, and Matthew Gladieux.

Approved a one-year contract for Emily Walker as a student worker for the 2019-2020 school year effective October 3, 2019.

Accepted the resignation of Alan Miller as bus driver effective the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved John Downey as a volunteer Jr. High Football Coach for the 2019-2020 school year pending all requirements and certifications are successfully met.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

October 3- OSBA Northwest Region Fall Conference

Other Items of Interest

BWC- SSSG: We are excited to announce that Archbold Schools received a $40,000 grant from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to install an Access Control Door System at the High School and Elementary School. Upon board approval we will work with the Northern Buckeye Education Council to begin the project. 

OFCC Update: OFCC has selected Van Auken Akins Architects to provide an on-site assessment of the Elementary, Middle, and High School. They are scheduled to be in the district September 25th and 26th. 

OSBA-Who’s Who Excellence Award for Outstanding Leadership: Congratulations to JoAnn Cousino who will be recognized at Tiffin Middle School on October 3rd at the Northwest Region Fall Conference

Fulton Co. Shared Transportation Agreement: Our county schools do an excellent job of sharing resources and helping each other out when in need. Chris has taken an agreement that we have had in place with Pettisville and Fayette, and created a county-wide agreement so we can share services and be as efficient as we can with transportation services. 

NwOESC Business Advisory Council Minutes: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 minutes

Art in the Community: Recently the Superintendents of Fulton Co. were approached by the County Commissioners about utilizing local art students to help create displays for the 24 empty storefronts throughout the county. We are excited that our new elementary art teacher, Mrs. Gingerich, will be working with Cara Leininger, Workforce Development Coordinator for Jobs and Family Services to create a local display in Archbold. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 16, 2019

Approved August 12, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved the following donations:

Donated Items Donor
$3,000, Football Uniforms Athletic Boosters
$1,960 Cross Country Uniforms Athletic Boosters
$500 to Volleyball Program Anonymous
$2,000 to Football Program (helmets) Anonymous
$570 Girl’s Tennis Program Thresher’s Reunion


Approved ’20 Appropriations.

Approved Fund Transfer of $6,854.87 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

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

Approved Transportation Shared Service Agreement with Edgerton Board of Education effective August 19, 2019.

Approved Transportation Shared Services Agreement with Fulton County Schools.

Approved ENGIE Resources LLC Master Electric Energy Sales Agreement beginning January 2020 thru January 2022 Billing Cycle.

Approved to immediately disband the Archbold Area Local School District classified sick leave bank and dissolve the balance by returning donated days to current Archbold Area Local School employees per the Ohio Attorney General opinion.

Approved the grant awarded from the Bureau of Workers Compensation of $40,000.00 for safety and security.

Approved one-year contracts for Dana Hilfinger (50%) and Jessica Miller (50%) as Jr. High Trip Coordinators for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Cobb as Jr. High Assistant Band Director for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following LPDC members for the 2019-2020 school year: Dorothy Lambert (chair), Royal Short, Bryan Miller, Rob Mahnke, and Amy DeLong.

Approved Lynlee Reinking as a Home Bound tutor for the 2019-2020 school year, effective September 9, 2019.

Approved a one-year contract for Darlene Sauder as a classified substitute for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Trevor Short as a student sub-custodian for the 2019-2020 school year, effective August 28, 2019.

Approved Zach Rocha as a student sub-custodian for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved the following teachers/paras for one-year contracts for the After-School Program for Grades K-4 for the 2019-2020 school year: Amy Delong (Coordinator), Crista McCabe, Mindy Gruenhagen, Ben Gericke, Jamie Zagarella, Jason Bacik, Andrea Thiel, Shannon Schmucker, Jeff Benecke, and Miranda Bzovi.

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Jason Baun as Building Supervisor, effective September 13, 2019.

Approved the following teachers/paras for one-year contracts for the After-School Program for Grades 5-8 for the 2019-2020 school year: Michele Bagrowski (Coordinator), Jan Lindsay, Maria Croninger, Bryan Miller, Brenda Beck, Andrea Nafziger, Tom Walker, Dawn Rupp, Dave Walker, Kevin K. Miller, Miranda Sumpter, Kristina Bowerman, Jessica Miller, and Kara Rosene.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following SLO members for the 2019-2020 school year: Michele Bagrowski, Ryan Throne, Beth Voll, Jan Lindsay, and Matt Shields.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2019-2020 Spring coaches.

Approved a one-year contract for Angel Huerta as a classified sub for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved .25 additional hours for Tiffanie Kruse and Diana Fridley as sub secretaries, effective August 21, 2019.

Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educator Mentors for the 2019-2020 school year:

Resident Educator Year Mentor
Rebecca Gerig 2 Shelly Conway
Chelsey Smith 2 Jennifer Cobb
Joseph Williams 3 Krysti Bowerman

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

OSBA Capital Conference- November 10-12

P/T Conferences November 21, 25, & 26

Other Items of Interest

Garminn/Miller Agreement:  We are requesting approval to enter an Interim Service Agreement with Garmann/Miller & Associates to assess district needs, assist in community meetings, formulate proposed district improvements, as well as manage and coordinate efforts to provide information to the school district and community about the scope of the Project. 

CCBCC Operations, LLC:  Our previous contract with Pepsi has expired and we have been accepting offers for a future partnership for the sale and distribution of products at our concession stands and cafeteria. Per board approval, we are excited to enter into a five-year agreement with Coke and look forward to working with them. 

Calendar Committee:  The calendar committee met at the beginning of October to review options for the 2020-21 school year. We had a good meeting and should have something to present to the board at the December meeting. 

Student Wellness and Success Funds:  Since the announcement of the Student Wellness and Success Funds from the Governor’s office, we have been considering options and programs to serve the needs of Archbold students. Our initial ideas are to continue offering and expand our after-school programs, nursing services, counseling programs, a social and emotional learning curriculum, positive behavior intervention training, and school safety and security. We welcome these funds and appreciate the Governor’s recognition of the need. 

Access Control Project:  We have a kick-off meeting scheduled with NBEC next week to begin the project. 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 21, 2019

Approved September 16, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved an Interim Service Agreement with Garmann/Miller & Associates, Inc.

Approved an agreement with CCBCC Operations, LLC for product sale and distribution.

Approved an anonymous donation of $1,000.00 to the Boys’ Basketball Program.

Approved tuition reimbursement (pending submission of requested documentation) for classes taken during the 2018-2019 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Dawn Elick for classes taken during the 2018-2019 school year for continuing her education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Jennifer Hurst for classes taken during the 2018-2019 school year for continuing her education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Rescinded the one-year contract awarded to Justine Johnston as an assistant softball coach for the 2019-20 school year.

Approved Justine Johnston as a volunteer softball coach for the 2019-20 school year.

Approved Denise Brown as a volunteer swim coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Bruce Wooley as Jr. High Track Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Name

Education Level

Dustie Vocke

M+30

Laura Bickel

M+15

Kara Rosene

M+15

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

P/T Conferences November 21, 25, & 26

Other Items of Interest

Congratulations to Mr. Hurst on his re-election as a member of Archbold Area Schools Board of Education

OFCC-Garmann/Miller

Mr. Galvan, Mr. Nofziger, and I had a productive meeting with representatives from Garmann/Miller at the OSBA Capital Conference. At this time we are still waiting to hear back from OFCC regarding the Master Plan and Enrollment Report. As soon as we receive those, we will schedule a meeting to review and start the next stage of the process.

Maintenance/Custodial Position

The application period has ended and we are now in the process of scheduling interviews with the candidates. At the end of the application period we had eight interested parties.

Thank you to Beamont Heating

NEOLA Policies

1310, 1340, 1615 (Tobacco), 2431 (Restoration of an Incomplete grade), 3215, 4215, 5113.02, 5200 (Attendance), 5350, 5512, 7300 (Disposition of Property), 7434, 8462 (Mental Health training), and 8500.

Capital Conference

eSports

Facility ideas

2019 case law update

Open resources

Presentation/Review/Public Input on 2020-21 Tentative School Calendar

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 18, 2019

Approved October 21, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved October 2019 Financial Reports.

Approved the Five Year Forecast as presented.

Approved appropriation modifications as presented.

Approved donations as follows:

 

Donor

Amount

Description

 

Anonymous

$180.00

2019-20 Yearbooks for Students

 

Terry Henricks

$2,000.00

Fall Drive 4 UR School

Approved the Annual Food & Beverage Standards Report.

Approved the new, revised, replaced and deleted policies: 1310, 1340, 1615, 2413, 2431, 3215, 4215, 5113.02, 5200, 5350, 5512, 7300, 7434, 8462, and 8500.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Greg Kuhlman as Winter High School Concessions manager for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Sue Gerig as a Classified Sub for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Patricia Wyse as a Classified Sub for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved Eric Pollitz as a volunteer boys basketball coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Chelsey Smith (60%) and Courtney Froehlich (40%) as High School Musical Directors for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Nate Kester (50%) and Josh Voll (50%) as Musical Director Assistants for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Beth Voll as Musical Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Caleb Wyse as Musical Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Kenzie Stickley as sub bus driver for the 2019-2020 school year pending background check and all requirements for bus driver certification are successfully met.

Report from any delegates attending the Ohio School Board Association’s Capital Conference.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

End of First Semester 12/20

Other Items of Interest

OFCC-Garmann/Miller

As of December 12th, we do not have a meeting scheduled with OFCC. However, I did receive the Enrollment Projection Report on Tuesday evening. I shared it with Wayne Colman of Garmann/Miller for review. It will need to be accepted before continuing with the project. 

Maintenance/Custodial Position

I am recommending Justin Dominique for employment for the Maintenance/Custodial Position. Justin is a 1999 graduate of AHS and has been working at Allied Moulded Products in Bryan since that time. I was very pleased with the quality of applicants for the position.

070 Fund resolution

Chris and I are asking for your approval of a resolution to set aside Rover Pipeline Funds for future capital projects. It is our belief that setting aside some of these funds is a proactive and responsible approach to offset future costs to the taxpayers of the Archbold School District. 

NwOESC Business Advisory Council Minutes

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 minutes

Legislative Updates

EdChoice Voucher Program

Territory Transfer

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for December 16, 2019

Approved November 18, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved November 2019 Financial Reports. 

Approved the donation of a 3D printer valued at $329 from an anonymous donor for the High School Science Department.

Approved a fund transfer of $11,743.39 from General Fund to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved a Then and Now to Loudonville-Perrysille EVSD for $3,136 dated 11/26/19 and $4,018 to be billed in December, 2019.

Approved a transfer to High School Athletics, 300-9500 of $5,000 from General Fund, 001-0000.

Approved a donation of $322 from Ladies at Miller Brothers for the Elementary Media Center.

Approved resolution establishing a capital project fund.

Approved Kierstyn Repp as a student sub-custodian for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Justin Dominique as District Maintenance/Custodian for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approved the date and time for the organizational meeting for January 2nd at 3:00 pm.

Appointed Jeremy Hurst as President Pro Tem for the Archbold Board of Education’s Organizational Meeting.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

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2018

Superintendent Report

This week we will be having our follow-up trainings with staff in all of our buildings. This training relates back to our most recent two-hour delay for professional development.  The goal is to have teachers group up and share out what they learned and how they have used it in their classrooms.  This is based on feedback we received after our last session in October.

Also, this week I will be meeting with the Village Engineer and Administrator to discuss our building plan.  The goal for the beginning of this new year is to reach out and get people on board for our facilities planning committee.  I have contacted staff and I am now working on community members and parents.

Before break, I met with a group consisting of teachers, parents, administrators, and food service personnel to review our Wellness Policy (8510).  The goal of this group was to review the policy and recommend changes.  However, we also discussed how we can keep our parents and community more informed about what goes on in our health and physical education courses.  The second half of the year we are working towards informing parents of what we do in these classes while providing activities/tips to keep kids healthy.  In addition, we are going to cap off the end of the year with a Bluestreak 5K.  We want parents and kids to work up to being able to participate in this run/walk during our second half of the school year.  We will be providing running plans, motivational tools, videos and more for this event.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for January 8, 2018

Approved December 4, 2017 special meeting minutes.

Approved December 18, 2017 regular meeting minutes.

Approved December 2017 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 a $100 donation from Marco’s Pizza for the Middle School Staff during Parent Teacher Conferences.

Approved Archbold Area Schools Gifted Education Plan for the Identification and Service of Children who are Gifted.

Approved Neola policy updates, revisions, additions to policies: 2271, 4120.05, 5136, 5136.01, 5200, 5330, 5530, 6233, 6680, 7300, 8600.04, 9141, 7540.03, 7540.04, 7540.05, 7540.06.

Approved the 2018-2019 Archbold Area Schools Calendar. 

Approved a transfer of $5,000 from HS Athletics 300-9500 to General Fund, 001.

Approved a one-year contract for Dakota Ballin as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year, effective January 3, 2018.

Approved a one-year contract for Jordin Stuckey as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year.

Superintendent Report

Last week we were able to complete classroom walkthroughs of every classroom in the middle school and elementary buildings.  These planned out and focused walkthroughs give us the opportunity to see our teachers posting objectives, using formative assessment, and utilizing other effective teaching methods.

At our four, countywide superintendent meeting I was able to share our ideas for graduation requirements.  All of the 22 districts there, were given the chance to provide feedback and give input.  Although Laura Kohler was not able to attend from the State Board of Education, she asked that we share our discussion with her and hopefully, this relationship will allow us to have insight and influence on this topic in the future.

Our mid-year newsletter was finished this week and posted to our Facebook Page, webpage, and we printed copies to share with the people at Fairlawn, those who come to the community meal next Tuesday, and also shared them at a few of our local businesses.

Tomorrow night, February 13 the staff of Archbold Schools will be sponsoring the Community Meal.  We hope that people will come out and join us for good food and fellowship!

There are so many exciting things going on the district right now and we have had a lot of recent accomplishments that I am very proud of.  One Book, One School, We the People, Choral and Band awards and accomplishments, elementary math team, spelling bee competitors, mock trial, Super Streaks, and many more.  All of these programs and successes take place because of our outstanding staff and students!

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for February 12, 2018

Approved January 8, 2018 Organizational Meeting Minutes. 

Approved January 8, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved January 2018 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 the donation of 576 Candy Canes to the elementary school from Spangler Candy Company in December. 

Approved a transportation contract with Dawn Gerig effective 2/5/18 for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Approved a 3-year contract with Julian & Grube, Inc. to prepare GAAP financial statements in compliance with accounting principles for $5,300 annually.

Approved a 60-month copier contract with Current Office Solutions beginning March 2018.

Approved an overnight trip for the football team to Camp Palmer on July 30th, 2018 and returning July 31st, 2018.

Approved an updated 2018-2019 Archbold Area Schools Calendar, reflecting the correct President’s Day. 

Approved Macey Rupp for early graduation, having met all the requirements as of December 20, 2017.

Approved revisions to Wellness Policy #8510.  

Approved revisions to Class Rank policy #5430 

Approved an overnight choir trip to New York City on March 27-31, 2019.

Approved a one-year contract for Jeremy King as homebound tutor   up to 5 hours per week, for the 2017-2018 school year, effective February 8, 2018.

Accepted the resignation of Matt Cousino as EL custodian, effective January 9, 2018.

Approved a one-year contract for Ron Rice as EL custodian for the 2017-2018 school year, effective January 24, 2018.

Approved Tess Pinter as a certified van driver, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to board policy effective 1/19/2018.

Approved a one-year contract for Tess Pinter as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved one-year fall supplemental coaching contracts for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved Garrett Grime and Loren Brown as volunteer baseball coaches for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jack Downey as an assistant football coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a resolution to approve a lump-sum principal payment on the H.B. 264 Project Loan and to set aside a fixed annual amount to the Wind Turbine Maintenance Fund for the purpose of satisfying debt to the Qualified School Construction Bonds.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Thank you to Rivello McDonald’s, our volunteers, and also to our community members who made our most recent McTeacher Night a huge success.  This event helped us to raise $700 for our school buildings.  The night also featured solos and ensembles from our high school band members.

Tonight, you are receiving a handout that deals with one of the safety ideas that I proposed last month.  The binder contains information that deals with allowing carry conceal on school campus.  In addition, I have provided information from our insurance carrier and the school’s attorney.  This idea has gained a lot of attention in the media, politics, and school settings.  In my meetings with local police and superintendents, the implementation of carry conceal by staff is becoming more prevalent and appears to be supported by police, politicians, and school personnel.

As you are aware from previous information shared, HB 512 is currently in hearings and is being met with a great deal of opposition.  This bill would consolidate the Ohio Department of Education with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.  I have contacted our State Representative to share my view that this would weaken the department and cause the concerns of our educators and students to get lost in an even larger bureaucracy.

This month was a great month for all of our programs.  All of our choirs received a 1 or Superior rating at district contest, the band received a 2, boy’s basketball has been having another outstanding season, and wrestling had two state placers-Colton Soles finished 8th at 152 and Gavin Grime won a state championship at 145.

A few updates on the potential building project: I have arranged for tours of Bryan and Eastwood and these will take place in April and May.  In addition, I have given the questions brought up at our first meeting to the architect for him to consider and address.  Finally, representatives from the OFCC will be here on March 27 to discuss how accepting state dollars would affect the project.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for March 19, 2018

Approved February 12, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes. 

Approved February 2018 Financial Reports.

Approved a contract for Home Bound Services with NWOESC effective December 1, 2017. 

Approved a Then and Now Certificate to NWOESC dated 12/1/2017 for $3,195.26. 

Approved a $250 Change Fund for High School Track. 

Approved Fund Transfer of $18,494.47 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $9,380.31 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved a letter of support to the Village Administrator from the Board of Education acknowledging the Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Tax abatement arranged between the Village of Archbold and Discount Drug Mart.

Approved an overnight trip for middle school 8th graders to attend Washington D.C. May 3-6, 2018.

Approved an overnight trip for middle school 8th graders to attend Washington D.C. tentatively set for May 2-5, 2019.

Accepted the resignation of Sarah Nafziger as substitute caller, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Alissa Stockburger as High School Fall Cheer Coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Alissa Stockburger as High School Winter Cheer Coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Michelle Wright as school bus driver, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Kylie Rufenacht as Jr Hi Volleyball Coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved Patricia Leupp as a certified bus driver for the 2017-2018 school year, having met all the certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.

Approved a one-year contract for Patricia Leupp as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report 

Our team has been working together to prepare for implementation of the online substitute service-Frontline Education for next school year.  Our goal is to have it ready for implementation in May so that we can introduce it to our staff and do the trainings to prepare us for next August.

I have included some information in your handouts in regard to a school resource officer for next year.  The papers include how the officer can be utilized, financing, and also a sample job description.  Tonight, we are lucky enough to have Police Chief Leo Wixom here with us.

I want to thank Deb Buehrer, who worked for our district for 20 years and has served a total of 32 years in education.  Deb has been a great person for our kids and our staff, and she has done an excellent job in the elementary library.  Our library is a warm and inviting place for our kids and that is a testament to how she has treated our young people. She will be missed!

Chris and I were able to meet with representatives from the OFCC during the last week of March.  It was interesting to hear how they could assist us in the building project and I think we both learned a lot through the meeting.  The state share is now at 29% and we will look at exploring the use of their services when the next sign on period comes about next school year.

I want to thank all of the Pastoral staff and community members who came to our buildings on March 28 for the prayer walk. It was encouraging to see all of the people here praying for our schools and the students.  We live in a great community!

Thank you to Doug Krauss who has decided to step down from the head basketball coaching position after 34 years.  He has helped to make our program one of the top in the state and I know that Doug has impacted the lives of many young men over his career.  We wish him the best and appreciate all he has done for our district.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for April 16, 2018

Approved March 19, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.  

Approved March 2018 Financial Reports. 

Approved participation in the OHI Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2019 policy year providing the group remains active. 

Approved appropriation modifications 

Approved the following donations:

Description

Donor

Amount

Recipient

Cash 

Lisa Zuver Towns

$150.00

Softball Program

Cash 

 Jim Rivello  

$700.00

MS & Elementary 


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

NHS 

$691.20

Athletic Boosters

$345.60

Student Council 

 $1,036.80

FCCLA 

$1,036.80

After Prom Committee

$5,184.00

Boys and Girls Soccer Program

$1,728.00

High School Art Club

$1,036.80

Varsity Cheerleaders  

$2,764.80

Archbold Football Club

$1,382.40

Class of 2019

$3,456.00

Physics

$1,382.40

Athletic Department

$6,336.00

High School Principal Fund 

$345.60

Spanish Club   

$1,036.80

Softball

$345.60

Choir

$691.20

 

Approved revisions/changes/additions to Neola Policies 4121, 4162, 5111, 5112, 8400, 8600.04, 9141. 

Awarded the bus bid for 2- 78 Passenger school busses to Cardinal Bus Sales. 

Accepted the retirement resignation of Deb Buehrer as Elementary Media Specialist, effective July 1, 2018. 

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Joe Frank as Varsity Boys Head Basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.  

Approved a one-year contract for Chad Kruse as a certified bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year. 

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

Name

2018-2019 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

 

Approved a 2-yr contract for Lorinda Brader as Technology Director effective from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2020.

Approved Jason Fisher as a sub bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year pending background check and all requirements for bus driver certification are successfully met. 

Approved Allan Miller as a sub bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year pending background check and all requirements for bus driver certification are successfully met. 

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Certified Contract Renewals

 

 

Amy Baden

MA

2yr-20

Derrick Baksa

BA

1yr-19

John Brooks 

MA

2yr-20

Jennifer Cobb

BA-150

2yr-20

Michelle Conway

BA-150

2yr-20

Jonathan Fether

BA-150

2yr-20

Lauren Frey

BA

2yr-20

Courtney Froehlich

BA-150

2yr-20

Stacy Guelde

MA

2yr-20

Dana Hilfinger

BA

2yr-20

Jeremy King

MA

Continuing

Megan Martz

MA

1yr-19

Abbey Nafziger

BA

2yr-20

Cody Ruffer

BA

2yr-20

JoAnn Short

B-150

2yr-20

Joseph Williams

BA-150

1yr-19

 

Classified Contract Renewals

 

 

Jackie Ballmer

Bus Aide

Continuing

Kathy Beck

Bus Aide

Continuing

Tiffanie Kruse 

Playground Aide

Continuing

Tiffanie Kruse

Mail Courier

2yr-20

Ron Rice

EL Custodian

2yr-20

Nancy Ruffer

Bus Driver

1yr-19

 

Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contract for the following certified employee for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Ben Gericke

BA-150

2yr-20

 

Accepted the resignation of Lori Yoder as school nurse effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Approved a compensation increase for Lorinda Brader, Technology Director of 1.75% effective August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

The first full week of May we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week.  We have an outstanding staff here are Archbold Area Schools and we were able to show a small token of appreciation by serving all of our staff members lunch on various days that week.  Thank you to our teachers and staff for all that you do for our kids and this district!

We have so many events going on around the district. Senior honors night, awards night for our underclassmen, Four County graduation, high school graduation, and we will wrap up the school year with the last day being May 30.  The year has flown by as it usually does.

This week they will be cleaning the track and we will follow up with painting and re-striping.  We are glad to see this process being completed as we have been working on this for over a year.

I want to thank Chris Ziegler and Susie Enderle for all of their work on the Frontline substitute system.  As we transition to this online system they have been responsible for the bulk of the work and data entry.  I am sure they will be ready to have the process in place and see their hard work come to fruition with this new system.

The Bluestreak 5K is coming up on May 26th. We have approximately 150 people signed up to run the race and we will have other activities going on at the same time.  We look forward to families, students, and adults coming out for the event.

A thank you to Maxwell Sauber for installing a new barrier system around the elementary playground.  He was able to raise all of the funds and then organize workers to take out the old barriers and put in the new.  It is great to see young people like Max take this type of initiative and provide community service to their school.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for May 21, 2018

Approved April 16, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.  

Approved April 2018 Financial Reports. 

Approved the five-year forecast as submitted. 

Approved appropriation modifications as submitted. 

Approved the following donations:

Donor

Amount

Purpose

Anonymous

$750

Football Bags

Anonymous

$250

Football Bags

Anonymous

$500

Football Bags

Anonymous

$500

Football Bags

Anonymous

$500

Football Bags

Anonymous

$1,000

Football Bags

Anonymous

$1,250

Football Bags

Rivello Archbold LLC

$500

Archbold R.O.C.K.S.

 

Rescinded approval of Concession transfer, $1,382.40 to Archbold Football Club. 

Approved concession transfer of $1,036.80 to Archbold Football Club. 

Approved concession transfer of $345.60 to Girls’ Basketball Team. 

Approved contract with Central Ohio Medical Review (COMR) to complete the referral process as part of the Ohio Medicaid School Program from the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved the following transfer: $335,000 from 003-9001 Wind Turbine Maintenance to 002-9914 HB 264 Debt Payment. 

Approved list of 2018 Graduates pending completion of all state and local requirements as presented. 

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 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved continued membership to the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved a resolution for a Joint Agreement Appointing the Business Advisory Council of the Educational Service Center to Serve as the Business Advisory Council for the School District. 

Approved a reassignment for Jill Nafziger from Elementary Computer Lab Aide to Elementary Media Center Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year.   

Approved a reassignment for Sarah Nafziger from Middle School Cashier to Elementary Computer Lab Aide for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved contracts for the following individuals as Summer 2018 student custodial workers:   Angel Huerta, Adam Walker, Aiden Warncke, Trevor Short, Tony Grime, Larryjose Tijerina, Zacchaeus Rocha and Thaddeus Rice. 

Approved a contract for Ron Rice as casual laborer for Summer 2018, effective May 11, 2018.

Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as Homebound Tutor for the 2017-2018 school year, not to exceed 5 hours per week, effective May 11, 2018. 

Approved a supplemental contract for Garrett Grime as a Freshman Baseball Coach for the 2017-2018 school year, effective March 19, 2018. 

Approved supplemental contracts for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved a 2-year contract for Christine Ziegler, Treasurer beginning August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2020 with a revision to vacation day entitlement from 20 days to 25 days.

Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as Summer School Tutor for summer 2018, not to exceed 45 hours total, based on student progress and performance. 

Approved a contract for Andrew Beck as a Summer 2018   Student Custodial Worker.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Ben Gericke as 7th grade boys’ basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved a 1.75% salary increase to Christine Ziegler, Treasurer in year 1 of contract beginning August 1, 2018 and ending July 31, 2019.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Zeb Frank as JV Boys Basketball Coach for the 2018-2019 School year.  

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

The high school track has been professionally cleaned and repainted.  It looks great and should be in good shape for at least another five years before any resurfacing needs to be considered.  Following the completion of that project we had the high school football field top dressed along with the regular scheduled routine maintenance.  This process will make the grass come in thicker and also help with drainage.

I want to thank and congratulate our cafeteria staff on another successful year.  They were able to end the year with a healthy cash balance and they served meals that our students really enjoyed.  I know that next year they will continue to evaluate what our kids like and implement new ideas to keep the cafeteria exciting for our young people.

It was a successful graduation ceremony!  I want to thank Mr. Short, his staff, and our maintenance crew for everything they did to get the building ready and then put everything back together for the end of the school year.

We currently have a variety of summer projects underway or will be getting started at the beginning of July.  There will be parking lot resurfacing, roofing work at the elementary, we are upgrading the sound system and the audio-visual in the lecture hall, a new public address system at the elementary, carpet in the HS and central offices, repair of the basketball hoops at the elementary and various other projects to keep the buildings in top shape for our students.  Also will mention that our two new school buses should arrive at the beginning of August and we will then receive the $26,000 rebate from the State of Ohio for purchasing propane buses.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for June 18, 2018

Approved May 21, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved May 23, 2018 Special Meeting Minutes.  

Approved May 2018 Financial Reports. 

Approved appropriation modifications as submitted. (Exhibit)

Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY ’18 budget amount. 

Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2019. Total Package amount $49,670.

Authorized the Fund Advance Return of $16,000 from 300 9500 HS Athletic Fund to GF.

Approved a transfer of $16,609.57 to Turbine Maintenance Fund and $18,584.48 to HB 264 Fund from General Fund.

Approved a transfer of $70,000 from PI 003-0000 to Wind Turbine Maintenance Fund 003-9001.

Approved the following donations:

Donor

Amount

Purpose

Dr. & Mrs. Sue McKernan

$2,000

Volleyball Netting Systems

Archbold Athletic Boosters

$1,000

Volleyball Netting Systems

Ickey’s 

$500

Volleyball Netting Systems

TJ Automation 

$500

Volleyball Netting Systems

Napoleon Lynx

$500

Volleyball Netting Systems

Subway

$1,000

Volleyball Netting Systems

Anonymous

$2,500

Volleyball Netting Systems

Mary Hall

$100

Guitar

 

Approved agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center. 

Approved revisions to the Elementary Student Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved revisions to the High School Student Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved revisions to the Middle School Teacher Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved Elementary School Fees for the 2018-2019 school year. (Exhibit)

Approved Middle School Fees for the 2018-2019 school year. (Exhibit)

Approved High School Fees for the 2018-2019 school year. (Exhibit)

Approved updates/revisions to Neola Policies 3120.04, 2430.03, 2271, 7530, 7530.02, 7542, and 7543. 

Approved a resolution with Northwest State Community College regarding Public Use of a School Bus. 

Accepted the resignation of Abbey Nafziger as HS Intervention Specialist, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. (Exhibit) 

Approved the following one-year supplemental contracts for the 2018-2019 school year:

Student Council

Tess Pinter & Amy Baden

FCCLA

Tess Pinter

Musical Assistant

Beth Voll

Jr. Hi. Cheerleading

Taylor Caudill

LPDC

Amy Delong, Dorothy Lambert, Rob Mahnke, Royal Short, & Kent Vandock

 

Approved resolution for hiring a non-licensed individual for 7th grade girl’s basketball coach. 

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Tess Pinter as a 7th grade girls basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved Josh Voll as a technology assistant for up to 160 hours for Summer 2018. 

Approved Ron Rice as a custodian for Summer 2018 as needed, effective May 31, 2018. 

Approved a contract for Marc Robinson as Interim Superintendent from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. 

Approved Marc Robinson, Interim Superintendent for up to 10 transition days, at daily rate through July 31, 2018. 

Approved a contract for Riah Short as a student worker for Summer 2018, effective June 13, 2018. 

Accepted the resignation Kent Vandock as High School/Middle School Choir Director, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year as well as the following supplemental contracts. 

1.         Choir Director

2.         Fall Play Director

3.         Spring Musical Director

4.         Extended Time as Choir Director

Accepted the resignation of Toni Babcock as Administrative Assistant, effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year. 

Approved a one-year contract for Jenna Stuckey as Middle School Cashier for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved a one-year contract for Bridget Ruffer as Elementary Intervention Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Valerie Nafziger as Administrative Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved Valerie Nafziger, Administrative Assistant for 2 transitional days, at daily rate, through July 31, 2018. 

Superintendent Report

I have been in contact with IPS, a company that specializes in bearing repair and they are on site to get the turbine back in operation. At this point it has been down for two months, which has affected our electric bills for May and June.

Our custodial staff has been doing a lot of work this summer to get the buildings ready for the start of the year.  Parking lots are completed, roofing work is underway, the lecture hall has been painted with a new sound system, new carpet in the board office and much more.  Between our staff and the work being done on site by contractors, the district facilities are in great shape.

We want to welcome Valerie Nafziger to the district! She will be the new Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.  I am confident she will be a great addition to the staff.

We will have our bus inspection on August 8th. We plan to have the two new propane buses on sight at that time.  In addition we are doing some upgrades to our electrical system at the bus lot so drivers can re-fuel the propane buses at anytime of the day or evening.

 

 

Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for July 16, 2018

Approved June 18, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 9, 2018 Special Meeting Minutes.  

Approved June 2018 Financial Reports. 

Approved the following change funds for the 2018-2019 School year:

Ann Dominique

$50.00

Jenna Stuckey

$50.00

Renee Lovejoy

$50.00

Allan Gladieux

$2,500.00

Royal Short, Concessions

$900.00

Jeremy King

$500.00

Robin Wyse

$100.00

Diane Bernath

$50.00

 

Authorized the Fund Advance Return of $5,000 from 009 Uniform Supply to the General Fund.  

Approved the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Para-  Professional Substitute List for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Kara Rosene for the 2018-2019 Art Show. 

Approved the Classified Sub list for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved Robert Atkinson as volunteer golf coach for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Accepted the resignation of Chad Kruse as bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved a one-year contract for Alan Miller as a certified bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved Nick Hudson as a cross country volunteer coach for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved Derek Rupp as volunteer football coach for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Approved the Substitute teacher list provided by the NW Ohio Educational Service Center along with periodic updates for the 2018-2019 School year. 

Superintendent Report

Upcoming events:

Our next Board of Education Meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, September 17, beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m.  However, we will need to decide of a work session is needed to further discuss and plan for the Superintendent search.

Staff work days are scheduled for Monday, August 20 and 21.  The Staff Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th beginning at noon.  Please know that you as Board of Education members are invited to attend that luncheon.

Other items of Interest:

The building maintenance staff continue to work hard to get the buildings ready for the start of the school year.  We are close to having everything completed.

The fall athletic and band activities are in full swing.  The students, coaches, and teachers have really been working hard as they prepare for yet another season.

I am getting my indoctrination with the Wind Turbine.  We have had a couple mornings where it did not seem to be working properly.  With quick phone calls to the company and valuable assistance from our representative, we have been able to immediately get things back up and running smoothly. 

Bus inspection took place on Wednesday, August 8th.  All of our busses have passed inspection which is great news and a tribute to our mechanic and staff.

Representatives from Toledo Edison (Gary Keys and Greg Flaczynski) stopped by to introduce themselves as well as provide us with some detailed electric data for the district.  It was a valuable meeting as they provided me with a little additional insight about the Wind Turbine in addition some tips on purchasing should we ever need to upgrade some of our systems.

We had an HVAC issue at the Elementary School.  A compressor in one of the roof top AC units went out.  Beamont did a great job in tracking down the part and was very timely in getting a crane to set on the roof and get installed.  We appreciate how quickly they addressed the situation.

I started full time on Monday, July 30th while Mrs. Valerie Nafziger (Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent) started on Wednesday, August 1st.  It is challenging, to say the least, when you have new people in both of these positions.  I want to comment how helpful everyone has been in assisting us both with the transition.  I always knew that this school district and this community had great people.  It has never been more evident than through this process.  I am truly excited to be working here.   

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for August 13, 2018

Approved July 16, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved July 2018 Financial Reports.

Approved the appointment of John Downey as Board representative for the 2018 OSBA Annual Business Meeting and appointed Jeremy Hurst to serve as alternate.

Approved Bus Routes for the 2018-2019 School year.

Authorized Great Lake Biomedical LTD as bus and van physical providers for Archbold Area Schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved the following donations:

Donor

Amount

Purpose

Norman Kuhlman

$250.00

Softball Program

Mark & Christina Stuckey

$500.00

Softball Program

Neil Spengler Trust

$5,000.00

Athletic Department

 

Accepted the resignation of Danielle Vandock as Assistant Musical Director and Choir Director, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Lauren Frey as a third-grade teacher, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Jessica Short as a classified sub for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tina Stanley as a classified sub for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tammy Damron as a classified sub for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Tammy Damron as a certified bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for the following student workers for the 2018-2019 school year; Clay Nafziger, Aiden Warncke, Tony Grime, Adam Walker, Zachaeus Rocha, Thaddeus Rice, Mason Babcock, and Larry Jose Tijerina.

Approved Kelley Phillips as a substitute Speech Pathologist from August 20, 2018 through November 9, 2018.

Approved Kevin L. Miller as a volunteer Golf Coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Chelsey Smith as the Vocal Music/Choir Director for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Chelsey Smith as Choir Director for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved List of certified bus/van drivers for the 2018-2019 school year, having met all certificate requirements pursuant to Board Policy.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Greg Kuhlman as Fall High School Concessions Manager for the 2018-2019 School year.

Approved a one-year contract for Brenda Beck as study table tutor for one hour per week for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Rebecca Gerig as third-grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.

Entered into executive session at 5:39 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 7:05 pm.

With no further action, adjourned.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

The next Board of Education Meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, October 15, beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m.

The District will be on a Two-Hour delay on Thursday, October 11th, for a Teacher In-Service.

Other Items of Interest

The District’s transition to both Final Forms and AESOP/Frontline has gone well. As is the case any time you move to a new procedure that involves technology, there will always be a few glitches. However, the Staff and Administration have worked really hard to get through the wrinkles. Job well done by all!

With the increased number of propane powered busses and obviously the increased usage of propane, it has been necessary for our tank at the bus lot to now be filled on a much more regular basis. We have worked out with Kinsman propane that they will refill every week to ten days.

Our Fall athletic teams and other extra-curricular activities have all been working extremely hard and their successes are evident in game day performances. We continue to wish them the best of luck.

Over the course of the past month, we have had a handful of times where the Turbine has stopped turning. Through conversation with our rep, a couple of times were due to the excessive heat, while other times due to stormy/windy weather the rotor has been turning to rapidly and forced a shutdown. Fortunately, all that has been needed is a reset to get it back up and running. Our company continues to monitor to see if there are any specific issues that need resolved during the next scheduled maintenance.

The Ohio Department of Education released the Local District Report Cards this past Thursday. We received an overall or a “District Overview” grade of a “B.” Although we are always striving for an A, this year’s results are still outstanding! Kudos to teaching staff, non-teaching staff, administration, and students for the role that each of played in this noteworthy accomplishment. The Archbold Community is lucky to have such a dedicated staff working with its young people! 

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for September 17, 2018

Approved August 13, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved August 2018 Financial Reports.

Approved 2018-2019 Wood County Juvenile Detention Education Program Contract, $73/day.

Approved following donations from Archbold Athletic Boosters:

$2,27.95, Boy’s Soccer Uniforms

$416.00, Multi Tennis Tower

Approved Extended Year Services agreement with NWOESC beginning 8/1/18 – 8/21/18, $485.

Approved Home Instruction/Tutor Services agreement with NWOESC beginning 8/22/18 – 2/1/19, $37.75/hour.

Approved ’19 Appropriations (exhibit)

Approved Fund Transfer of $2,378.40 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $7,582.95 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

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

Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as a home-bound tutor for the 2018-2019 school year, not to exceed 5 hours per week, effective September 6, 2018.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the following SLO members for the 2018-2019 school year; Matt Shields, Beth Voll, Ryan Throne, Janette Lindsay, and Michele Bagrowski.

Approved the following teachers/paras for one-year contracts for the After-School Program for Grades 5-8 for the 2018-2019 school year: Maria (Liz) Croninger, Kevin K. Miller, Bryan Miller, Jessica Miller, Janette Lindsay, Dawn Rupp, Cody Ruffer, Krystina Bowerman, Miranda Sumpter, Tom Walker, Brenda Beck, Dave Walker, Amy Delong, Andrea Nafziger, Kelly Boulton, and Michele Bagrowski.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for the 2018-2019 Spring coaches. (Exhibit)

Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Brian Miller as an LPDC member for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a 3-year administrative contract for Dorothy Lambert, effective August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2022.

Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educator Mentors for the 2018-2019 school year:

Resident Educator

Year

Mentor

Rebecca Gerig

1

Shelly Conway

Chelsey Smith

1

Jennifer Cobb

Joseph Williams

2

Kristi Bowerman

Megan Martz

3

Jennifer Hurst

 

Entered into executive session at 5:35 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 6:50 pm.

With no further action, adjourned.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is set for Monday, November 19, at 5:00 p.m.

October 22nd will be “McTeacher Night” at our local McDonald’s. Volunteers from the district will be working a brief shift and funds will be donated to the district based on sales during this window of time.

Other Items of Interest

Our Teacher In-Service day was held on Thursday, October 11th. This was a technology based morning of professional development and focused on training for the Google platform. We had four distinct breakout sessions and were assisted by the staff at NWOCA to help with the training.

I will be meeting in the near future with Chief Wixom of the Archbold Police Department to have discussion about the status of the School Resource Officer. Up to this point, we have had very casual discussion and determined that we wouldn’t look to begin the program until after the first of the new year.

Our Archbold High School Journalism class received an award from Josten’s, the company that publishes our Yearbook. Specifically, they were awarded the National Yearbook Program of Excellence for the 2017-2018 Yearbook. Out of 36,000 yearbooks that Josten’s works with, only 2% receive this award. Archbold is one of only two districts in our region that have received this award multiple times. Outstanding accomplishment.

I would like to congratulate all of our fall athletes, coaches, and other activities for all of their hard work. Tournament time is drawing near. In addition, winter activities are right around the corner. Keep up the great work!

Lastly, I want to again say a giant thank you to Chris Ziegler, Royal Short, Matt Shields, Dorothy Lambert, Michele Bagrowski, and the rest of the certified and classified staff. They have all been so helpful in pointing me in the right direction. This community is truly blessed with an outstanding group of educators and a tremendous school system.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for October 15, 2018

Approved September 17, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved September 2018 Financial Reports.

Approved Five Year Forecast.

Approved Fund Transfer of $3,129.71 from 200 9125 French Club to 200 9023 Class of 2023.

Approved tuition reimbursement (pending submission of requested documentation) for classes taken during the 2017-2018 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Dawn Elick for classes taken during the 2017-2018 school year for continuing her education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved the following teachers/paras for one-year contracts for the After School Program for Grades K-4 for the 2018-2019 school year: Amy Delong (Coordinator), Jennifer Burkholder, Shannon Schmucker, Miranda Bzovi, Jeff Benecke, Andrea Thiel, Jason Bacik, Crista McCabe, Kelly Boulton, and Mindy Gruenhagen.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Chelsey Smith (60%) and Courtney Froehlich (40%) as High School Play Director for the 2018-2019 school year.

Rescinded one-year contract awarded to Kelly Boulton for the After-School Program for Grades 5-8 for the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Name

Education Level

Jennifer Burkholder

M+15

Craig Link

M+15

John Brooks

M+15

Ryan Throne

M+15

 

Entered into executive session at 5:41 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 7:29 pm.

With no further action, adjourned.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Entered into executive session at 3:30 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 5:10 pm.

With no further action, adjourned.

Accepted the resignation of Marc Robinson as Interim Superintendent effective the end of the work day on December 31, 2018.

Approved a 3 year and 7 months Superintendent contract for Dr. Jayson Selgo, effective January 1, 2019 through July 31, 2022, pending receipt of all necessary documentation for employment or licensure.

Approved an Associate Superintendent contract for Marc Robinson effective January 2, 2019 through January 31, 2019, and not to exceed 10 work days.

With no further action, adjourned.

Superintendent Report

Upcoming Events

The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is set for Monday, December 17th, 2018, beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m.

Other Items of Interest

Our next Teacher In-Service day will be held on Thursday, December 6th. We have invited Diana Patton to conduct the in-service dealing with the topic of diversity. In addition, Ms. Patton will also conduct two assemblies, one for our AHS students and another for our 7th and 8th grade students on the same topic.

I have met with Chief Wixom regarding the SRO position. He is in the process of putting together a Memorandum of Understanding that will need to be approved by both Village Council and School Board as we prepare to move forward with the position. We will be looking to interview in late December and hope to have the SRO in place by mid-January.

I would like to congratulate all of our fall athletes, coaches, and other activities for all of their hard work. In addition, and as previously mentioned, a special recognition of our 4 teams that advanced to State competition: Golf, Girls Cross Country with a 3rd place finish, Girls Soccer as a State Semi-Finalist, and Boys Soccer who brought home the gold with a State Championship. What a tremendous accomplishment by all!!

Lastly, Jayson Selgo and I have scheduled three days (December 26, 27, and 28) to work together in preparation for him to start full time on January 2nd. It will be his intent to attend the December Board meeting.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for November 19, 2018

Approved October 15, 2018 regular meeting minutes.

Approved October 17, 2018 meeting minutes.

Approved October 25, 2018 meeting minutes.

Approved October 29, 2018 meeting minutes.

Approved November 1, 2018 meeting minutes.

Approved November 5, 2018 meeting minutes.

Approved October 2018 Financial Reports.

Approved the transportation agreement with Ms. Lisa Roth beginning September 18, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved donations as follows:

Donor

Amount

Description

Anonymous

$540.00

2018-19 Yearbooks for Students

McDonald’s

$700.00

McTeach Night to Ele, MS, and HS

Athletic Boosters

$1919.68

GBK Uniforms

 

Approved Trevor Short, Zach Meyer, and Colton Soles as volunteer wrestling coaches for the 2018-2019 winter season.

Approved Derek Rupp and Nate Hammersmith as volunteer indoor track coaches for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Derek Rupp as High School assistant track coach for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Nate Hammersmith as High School assistant track coach for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved Angel Huerta as a student sub custodian effective October 27, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved Trevor Short as a student sub custodian effective November 9, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Greg Kuhlman as Winter High School Concessions Manager for the 2018-19 school year.

Approved the Treasurer as district designee for Public Records Training for board member term in 2018.

Approved Jayson Selgo, Superintendent, for up to 3 transitional days, at per diem rate, through December 31, 2018.

Approved the Archbold Area Schools district calendar for the 2019-2020 school year as presented.

Approved Andrew Beck as a student sub-custodian for the 2018-19 school year.

Report from any delegates attending the Ohio School Board Association’s Capital Conference.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

On Thursday, December 6th, a 2-hour delay was held for a professional development session for our staff. Diana Patton was the guest presenter. The title of her program was “Be The Difference” and did an outstanding job of providing the staff tips on building relationships and dealing with the diverse populations we are all faced with in public education today. In addition, she then spoke at an assembly for all AHS students and then traveled to AMS for an assembly for all 7th and 8th graders. A job well done and impactful to all.

About a month ago, the service team for the Wind Turbine were on site for the quarterly service update. Things went smoothly. I am happy to say that ever since this routine service call, the Turbine has not been down even 1 day and I have not had to contact them at all.

As I have mentioned to you previously, Mr. Selgo and I will be working together on 12/26, 12/27, and 12/28. I have a full agenda with him. In addition to a number of items to go over, I plan on introducing him to our supervisors and taking him out to the ESC and NWOCA to introduce him to the folks out there. Then I will be available as needed in January. 

We have continued to have some HVAC problems. Most recently, the Elementary building had a number of cold rooms on Monday, 12/10. Beamont had to be called in to deal with the issue. It will be valuable for Mr. Selgo to have a meeting with Dean Beamont to obtain his take/evaluation on all of our systems.

Congratulations to all of our winter sport athletes. A great start to the season with outstanding team and individual accomplishments so far. Keep up the great work.

As this is my final Board meeting, a huge thank you to the Board, Administrators, Staff and Students for helping my time here be an outstanding experience. I am so appreciative of the support.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for December 17, 2018

Approved November 19, 2018 regular meeting minutes.

Approved November 2018 financial reports.

Approved appropriation modification.

Approved fund transfer of $10,868.36 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved fund transfer of $7655.51 from GF to HB 264 loan fund, 002-9914.

Approved Matthew Gerig for graduation having aged out of special education as of December 21, 2018.

Approved a donation of $1,919.68 from the Archbold Athletic Boosters for Boys Basketball uniforms.

Amended the previous motion to approve Pat Leupp as a volunteer track coach to reflect receiving a one-year supplemental contract as a High School Assistant Track Coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Ashton Johns (50%) and Bailey Johns (50%) as middle school cheerleading coaches effective November 29, 2018 for the 2018-19 winter sports season.

Approved Denise Brown as a volunteer swim coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Rebecca Gerig as JV assistant softball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Accepted the resignation of Tricia Rodriguez as elementary aide effective December 14, 2018.

Accepted the resignation of John Culler as Director of Intramural Sports effective December 10, 2018.

Accepted the resignation of Laura Bickel as STEM club advisor effective December 10, 2018.

Approved a one-year contract for Rachel Plassman as an elementary aid for the 2018-2019 school year, effective December 17, 2018.

Approved the date and time for the organizational meeting for January 14th at 4:30 pm.

Appointed Phil Nofziger as President Pro Tem for the Archbold Board of Education’s Organizational Meeting.

Entered into executive session at 5:29 pm to discuss the employment, compensation, promotion or demotion of public employees and returned at 6:22 pm.

With no further action, adjourned.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

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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

$500.00

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

$590.00

Washington DC Trip Sponsor

Rivello Archbold LLC

$1,000.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Annonymous

$500.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Child’s Investment Group, Inc

$1,000.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

TJ Automation, Inc

$1,000.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Andres O’Neil & Lowe Agency

$1,000.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

WMTR, NOBCO, Inc

$500.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Ann & Andrew Dominique

$1,000.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Jodi Herman Ins. Agency, Inc

$300.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Michael & Terri Krebs

$100.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Edgar Grisier Funeral Home

$500.00

Football Shed, Athletic Complex

Laub Auto Parts

$100.00

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

$50.00

Sarah Nafziger

$50.00

Renee Lovejoy

$50.00

Allan Gladieux

$2,500.00

Sandra Babcock

$900.00

Jeremy King

$500.00

Robin Wyse

$100.00

Diane Bernath

$500.00

 

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

$5,450.00

Miller Construction

$3,200.00

Nofziger Door

$700.00

Twin Cities Lawn and Landscape

$500.00

 

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

 

$7,000.00

001 General Fund

$7,000.00

 

01-9500 Athletics

 

$8,000.00

001 General Fund

$8,000.00

 

 

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

 

$3,900.00

Class of 2022

$3,900.00

 

 

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

Superintendent Report

Mrs. Ziegler and I attended the capital conference along with two board members last week.  We were able to sit in on multiple sessions where we heard information about a variety of topics.  Whether it was building projects, communicating with the public, upcoming legislation or others, I think it was a worthwhile experience.

Thank you to Bryan Miller and our MS staff for putting together the Veteran’s Day recognition.  Our students who presented did an excellent job as well.  There was a great turnout of veterans and I know they appreciate that program as we receive a lot of positive comments.  Most of all thank you to our veterans!

On December 7, we will have our next scheduled two-hour delay for staff development.  We asked our staff to complete a survey to see what their feedback was and how we can improve upon the last meeting.  We took this information and we are offering six options and also time for people to create or put into practice what they learn.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our DQ event last week.  It is great to have these community partners who help our district.  We learned that our pizza night with Marco’s raised $573 and that is awesome.  When I have the information from Dairy Queen I will share that with the public and the board as well.

Congratulations to all of our fall sports teams and coaches.  It was an outstanding season for our young people with multiple championships and state placers.  We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

 

 

Regular Meeting Minutes for November 20, 2017

Approved October 16, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Approved October 2017 Financial Reports.

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

Approved donations as follows:

Donor

Amount

Description

Anonymous

$200.00

Street Banners designed by Archbold MS Students

Anonymous

$1,880.00

Marching Baritone

Anonymous

$600.00

Yearbooks for Class of 2017 Students

McDonald’s 

$500.00

McTeacher Night for EL and MS

Marco’s

$573.00

Athletic Dept.

 

Accepted receipt of cash and Farmers and Merchants Bancorp stock from the Estate Sale of Lucinda R. Heckel, total value as of 10/24, $45,070.79

Approved changes to OASBO Section 457 Plan to include AXA as a Plan Provider. 

Appointed Jay Budde to the Archbold Community Library for a 7-year term beginning January 1, 2018.

Approved a resolution of the Archbold Area Schools Board of Education in Support of Ohio Senate Bill 216. 

Approved a one-year contract for Jamie Zagarella as Elementary After School Program Coordinator for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Approved the following teachers for one-year contracts for the Elementary After School Program for the 2017-2018 school year: Mindy Gruenhagen, Jeff Benecke, Kara Bacik, Miranda Wills, Dustie Vocke, Amy DeLong, Jason Bacik and Shannon Schmucker.

Approved Jesse Fidler as a volunteer Girls Basketball Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Greg Kuhlman as Winter Concessions Manager for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Michael Short as Musical Assistant for the 2017-2018 school year.

Rescinded a one-year supplemental contract for Kent Vandock as Musical Director for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Approved one-year supplemental contract divided between Kent Vandock, Adam Grisier and Caleb Wyse as Musical Directors for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Ashton Johns and Rachel Wiemken as middle school cheerleading coaches for the 2017-2018 school year at 50% each of the remaining contract.

Approved a one-year contract for Diane Keefer as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year, effective October 19, 2017.

Approved a one-year contract for Ron Rice as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year.

Rescinded contract awarded to Kevin Bostelman as High School Assistant Wrestling Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Kevin Bostelman as Jr Hi Wrestling Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Approved a one-year contract for Mason Babcock as a student worker for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Grant Burkholder as Assistant High School Wrestling Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.  

           

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

Superintendent Report

Mr. Shields invited me to his MS team meetings during the last week.  We were able to discuss a variety of topics with the staff, and also had some conversation about the building project.  Teachers were invited to consider joining a facilities team that will move forward with plans for the addition/middle school building.

Mr. Short and I have continued to go to Four County to visit with our students during their lunch periods.  This has been a good way for us to stay connected with those young people and let them know we are interested in their progress/programs at the Career Center.

I want to thank all of our students and staff members who have been actively involved in the community throughout this last month.  Performances at many events, helping with Christmas Cheer, bringing in food items, providing coats and winter items for those in need.  It is great to work in a school that goes out of its way to get involved and provide whatever services may be needed.

I have provided a rough timeline for the building project to give us an idea of where we are and where we are going.  This is a working timeline so we can add to it as we see fit.  This is something I would like to use to keep our staff, students, and community informed.

Chris has spent some time preparing a document that outlines how much is currently owed on our Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) and the HB 264 project loan through the Ohio Department of Energy.  We have been questioning and discussing what the benefit would be to pay off the HB 264 Loan or at least a large portion of it early.  By looking at the document you can see we would save $63,188.44 if we pay off essentially half of that loan now.  We would keep a small reserve for turbine expenses and also set aside a portion of PI each year to keep us in line to pay off the turbine loan in 2026.

 

 

Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for December 18, 2017

Approved November 20, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes

Approved November 2017 Financial Reports.

Approved a $200 donation from DQ Grill & Chill to the Archbold Athletic Program.

Approved $84 donation from Marco’s Pizza for the elementary staff during PT conferences.

Approved appropriate modification. 

Approved Fund Transfer of $11,372.58 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.

Approved Fund Transfer of $10,067.51 from GF to HB264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.

Approved the increase to hourly rate for student worker/casual laborer as follows; 1st year of service to $8.30, 2nd year to $8.45 and third year to $8.60 effective January 1, 2018, per the new Ohio minimum wage.

Rescinded the contract awarded to Ryan Holdgreve for Jr Hi Track for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Derrick Baksa as Jr Hi Track Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Approved a one-year contract for Lori Gault as a classified sub for the 2017-2018 school year pending the verified completion of her background checks.

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

 

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

$1,000.00

50% R.O.C.K.S./ 50% Student Lunch

Brookview Farm

$150.00

Falcon Ball Game

Ridgeville Telephone Co.

$500

Falcon Ball Game (8/5/2015)

McDonald’s 

$500.00

McTeacher Night for EL and MS

Marco’s

$573.00

Athletic Dept.

 

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

Superintendent 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

$1,113.00

NHS

$742.00

Athletic Boosters

$742.00

Student Council

$1,484.00

FCCLA

$1,484.00

After Prom Committee

$5,565.00

Archbold Soccer Club

$1,855.00

High School Art Club

$742.00

Varsity Cheerleaders

$4,081.00

Archbold Football Club

$1,484.00

Class of 2017

$3,710.00

 

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:

 

From

To

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 Larry jose 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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2015

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.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

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.

 

Elementary Principal Report

Middle School Principal Report

High School Principal Report

Curriculum Director Report

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

$2,500

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:

 

From

To

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 Repor

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

Anonymous

$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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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.

Approved 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.