After taking care of the routine matters of the annual organizational meeting, we moved directly into our regular meeting for January. Our regular meeting schedule is the third Tuesday of each month - the organizational meeting of the year is required by the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) to be held prior to the 15th of January. We decided to use the same evening for our regular meeting, which is why it was a bit earlier than usual.
One matter of business covered that evening was to elect our new officers. Rick Ueberroth was selected as the new president, with Kris Oberheim as vice president. Our meeting schedule was determined to remain on the third Tuesday of each month at our usual time of 7 p.m. , with the exception of September's meeting. That one will be one week early, on September 13th.
After an executive session to discuss the dismissal of an employee, we returned to go over the reports of the Treasurer including the budgets for the high school musical and prom. Reports of the Superintendent were also discussed and accepted.
Under "New Business", we first voted to enter into a contract with the Swanton Police to have a uniformed officer present at all of our regular board meetings. The cost to do so is $25 per hour.
We then heard from transportation director Tim Walborn about software to be used to determine bus routes. This process has been done with pencil and paper until now. After checking into several options, Mr. Walborn recommended Transfinder be purchased. The Board agreed to do so.
The Board approved tournament site agreements with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), membership in the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) legal assistance fund, re-appointed Rheba Burtch to a 7-year term on the Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees, and approved contracts for High School Principal Steve Gfell and Steve Smith, High School Assistant Principal. (these contracts are for 3 years with no salary increase)
Building reports from each principal had been submitted electronically to the Board, and were able to be reviewed by each of us prior to the meeting that night. There were a few items discussed, and then we moved on.
Swanton Rec had submitted two sports budgets for our information, and the Superintendent reported on the current status of the Ohio Improvement Plan that our district has implemented.
We had a final executive session at the end of the night. Upon our return, the Board voted 3-2 to accept the resignation of Marianne Pearson.
We were adjourned shortly after nine o'clock.