Southern Board holds December meeting

Staff Report -

RACINE — The Southern Local Board of Education approved numerous agenda items during its December meeting, including a contract extension for one administrator.

The contract of Christi Hendrix as Southern Local Treasurer was extended for five years.

“Mrs. Hendrix has done a tremendous job managing the school finances,” stated the motion for the contract extension. Her current contract was to expire on July 31, 2017.

The purchase of nine mobile video system cameras were approved for the remainder of the bus fleet. The cameras will be purchased from American Bus Video at a cost of $8,190.

The Board approved a donation of $400 from the Southern PTO to be used to purchase a white board for K-8 music.

The purchase of two 10 packs of iPaid Air2 from Apple Inc. was approved in the amount of $7,480 with the funds for the purchase coming from the Early Childhood Education Grant Funds.

Payment to Flag House in the amount of #8,335.13 for kids cardio equipment was approved. The money for the purchase comes from the Carol White PEP Grant.

The Board approved entering into the Ohio School Board Association Legal Assistance Fund at a cost of $250 for the 2017 calendar year. Membership in the OSBA was approved, along with an OSBA Briefcase subscription, at a rate of $2,991.

Revised appropriations were approved in the amount of $12,692,570.06 as presented by the treasurer. Revised costs for services through the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center were approved.

A resolution was approved closing the Project Construction Fund as the final reconciliation with the Ohio School Facilities Commission has been completed.

The Board approved establishing a fund titled IDEA Early Childhood Special Education.

The Board approved purchasing an air compressor from Jim O’Brien for the bus garage in the amount of $400.

The Board approved a quote from Pat Mullen in the amount of $2,161 for landscaping around the sign in accordance with specifications.

The Board approved continuation of an agreement with Management Council-Ohio Education Computer Network for limited information processing services (employee kiosk).

In personnel items, the transfer of Courtney Ginther to the intermediate science position was approved.

Emily Hupp was approved as a substitute secretary, aide and teacher. Lisa Smith was approved as a substitute secretary. FMLA leave was approved for Lori Sharp and Joy Neal.

Denny Evans was named as President Pro-Tem for the January organizational meeting.

The Board heard a security update from Ed Baker and a playground proposal from Heather Dailey-Johnson.

The school board president surety bond was approved in the amount of $100 through Auto Owners Insurance Company.

The Board approved contacting AEP regarding lighting at the main entrance of the school.

Minutes of the November meeting, bills, financial statement, bank reconciliation statement and all checks were approved as presented.

The organizational meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9, with the regular meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Staff Report