Board of Education Members

From Left: John Downey, Phil Nofziger, Karen Beck, Roel Galvan, Jeremy Hurst


Current Board Meeting Report

October 15, 2018

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.


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