Vanguard-Sentinel board reorganizes

FREMONT – The Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers Board of Education met Jan. 17 for its organizational and regular meeting.

The board made the decision to meet at Tiffin Sentinel in even months and Fremont Vanguard in odd months.

Don Ellis of Old Fort, board president for 2012, served as president pro tempore until Barb Drusbacky of Port Clinton City Schools was elected board president for 2013, with Anthony Thompson of Fostoria City Schools elected vice president.

The oath of office was administered to five members whose terms will run through 2015, including Michelle Davis of Bettsville Schools, Nancy Greenslade of Clyde-Green Springs Schools, Linda Hershey of Fremont City Schools, Neil Kinley of Upper Sandusky Schools and Anthony Thompson of Fostoria City Schools.

The board authorized the treasurer to request advances on tax collections and investment of interim funds that become available in excess of regular operating costs. Vanguard-Sentinel Superintendent Gregory Edinger was selected as purchasing agent.

The board voted to terminate an agreement with the Management Council of CANWO, a council of governments, stating in the resolution that it was “in the best interests of Vanguard-Sentinel to terminate the agreement.”

The financial consent agenda, consisting of the reported estimated tax revenue and monthly financial reports, also was approved.

There were many administrative actions, including youth club advisor stipends provided to 26 instructors for VTC Skills USA; SCTC Skills USA; VTC CBI; Hopewell, New Riegel and Upper Sandusky FFAs; VTC FCCLA; VTC medical aide, and Port Clinton CBI donated back to their clubs and programs.

Certified supplemental teaching contracts were issued to 29 individuals for the balance of the school year with stipends also approved as youth club advisors for VTC Skills USA; SCTC and Lakota FCCLA; Lakota, Upper Sandusky, Fremont, Clyde, VTC, SCTC and Old Fort FFAs, VTC; Fostoria and Upper Sandusky DECAs; and VTC BPA.

Michael Shanahan was approved as a substitute instructor. SCTC custodian Judy Mileto’s resignation was accepted as of Jan. 31.

Membership investments were renewed for Ohio Association for Career-Technical Education, Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, Upper Sandusky Area Chamber of Commerce, Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and OSBA annual membership dues and subscriptions.

The board accepted donations of $2,500 each from the National Machinery Foundation and the Tiffin Charitable Foundation for SCTC student programs.

The next board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, Tiffin.