H-L board notes student accolades

BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education began its meeting Wednesday evening by recognizing the boys track district champions, state qualifiers and Dustin Benner, who won a gold medal at the Skills

USA National competition.

During the public participation portion of the meeting, parent Jeff Burns distributed a report to board members, however it could not be discussed in the public meeting because it contained names.

Superintendent Nicole Jiran reported many sections of sidewalks are being replaced due to spalling concrete. Sidewalks are to be treated to prevent further damage, and uneven sidewalks have settled into place.

The board approved adoption of revisions, deletions and new bylaws and policies. The new language is to be available on the district website.

The board voted to support the movement to retain the language “thorough and efficient” in the state constitution. Keeping this wording would ensure the courts would continue to provide checks and balances concerning educational policies in the state.

Grants totaling $267,708 were accepted by the board.

The district again is to join the Ohio School Comp Plan for workers’ compensation at the rate of $1,845.

The year-end financial report showed expenses increased 3.6 percent while revenues fell 1.7 percent.

The board approved overnight trips for FFA Greenhand Camp, National FFA Convention, State FFA Leadership Conference, State FFA Convention, FFA Summer Camp, the volleyball trip to Toledo and the sixth-grade Nature’s Classroom.

Supplemental contracts, volunteer coaches and trip chaperones were approved.

The board adjourned to executive session to discuss employment and personnel.

The board is to meet Aug. 12.