TCS board organizes

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education had their organizational meeting and budget hearing Thursday, where the board discussed election of officers and Treasurer Sharon Perry presented the board with the district’s alternative tax budget information.

In November, voters approved renewal of a five-year, 1.0-mill levy for permanent improvements. Perry said total revenue from the levy for the fiscal year from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, is estimated at $416,148, and total permanent improvement expenditures are estimated at $585,000.

Perry also presented the board with the General Fund estimate for the fiscal year, with an estimate of total revenue at $22,477,146 and estimate of total expenditures at $21,936,364.

Voters also approved a 4.9-mill continuing levy in March. The district’s goal is to generate enough revenue from that levy to keep the district in the black through the end of the five-year forecast, which goes through the 2016 fiscal year.

In other business, the board discussed the progress of the rezoning of the Clinton Elementary School Building. The board approved an exemption to the 30-day rule for the application process to rezone the building due to extenuating circumstances. The rule is that within 30-days, the zoning board will forward the application to Clinton Township trustees to approve, modify or deny at a township meeting. According to the zoning book, section 416, the building is proposed to be for the use of permitted principal uses, of the OI-Office and Institutional District. Uses such as, general offices, such as physicians, dentists, architects, engineers, administrative or legal personnel etc.; child care services, shops, public buildings, bank offices, private school services, or university services. The building is scheduled to be sold for the proposed uses by April 1.

Also during the meeting, the board:

Elected Kathy Venema as president and Shirley Smith as vice president.

Heard committee assignments: Smith and Dawn Iannantuono, business advisory council; Mike Klepper and Roland Zimmerman, finance; Smith and Venema, marketing; Venema and Klepper, program; Zimmerman and Iannantuono, support services; Zimmerman, legislative liaison; Venema and Smith, personnel and records; Iannantuono, Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers; Klepper, wellness; and Smith and Klepper, negotiations.

Set meetings for 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 at Tiffin Middle School’s cafetorium.

Appointed Zimmerman as the delegate and Smith as the alternate delegate to Ohio School Boards Association’s fall conference.

Approved the superintendent as the equal opportunity compliance officer and agent for federal, state and privately funded projects.

Approved standing authorizations.

The next regular meeting of the board will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Tiffin Middle School Cafetorium.