School board OKs new roles

Tiffin City Board of Education started off the year electing officers, appointing committee chairpersons and setting meeting dates during an organizational meeting Tuesday.

The board elected Chris Widman to serve as president of the board and Dean Henry to serve as vice president.

Appointments to the board’s committees remained the same from 2016. Chairpersons to sit on committees, include Jeff Hoyda, business advisory council; Henry, finance committee; Randy Schwartz, marketing committee; Widman, program committee; Hoyda, support services committee; Henry, legislative liaison; Widman, personnel and records committees and Vanguard-Sentinel board; and Andrew Gase, wellness committee.

In addition, the board created two task forces to evaluate and possibly replace the satellite building at the high school and to look into Tiffin City School funding opportunities.

Dates of meetings for 2017 were approved and are to be at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December, at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive. Meetings are Jan. 24, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28. and Dec. 19.

All special meetings are to be announced.

The board also approved the Ohio School Board Association 2017 Fall Conference delegate as Henry and Hoyda as alternate delegate.

On another matter, the board had further discussed the issue of Qualified Zone Academy Bond capital plan within the finance committee.

In other business, the board:

• Approved the superintendent to serve as the equal opportunity compliance officers for Tiffin City Schools during the 2017 calendar year.

• Approved standing authorizations for the 2017 calendar year, such as advance on taxes collected, payment of bills, then and now certificates, employment of temporary personnel, appointment of purchasing agent, state and federal programs, board service fund, certificate of available sources and legal counsel.

• Approved the superintendent to act as agent for all federal, state and privately funded projects during the 2017 calendar year.

• Approved alternative tax budget information for the fiscal year commencing July 1 as required by Seneca County Budget Commission.

The board is to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the cafetorium of Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.