NEW RIEGEL - New Riegel Superintendent Elaine Nye provided information on a new lighting project that could provide energy savings for the district, during a recent board of elections meeting.
The district received bids for another energy project recently using a different materials list. Nye asked consultant Jeff Fetter to produce a new list for three companies interested in the project. The deadline for quotes is Feb. 29
The district is seeking an AEP rebate of $4,400. Some adjustments were made to lighting hours and the district expects to save $2,000 annually.
Ten teachers submitted technology grants to the administration, which are to be reviewed. Twenty iPad 2 devices are to be awarded this week for classroom use.
Nye said there have been some school bus behavior violations reported the last three years to DASL, the student reporting system. Because the school does not have cameras on the buses, Nye asked for consideration of the equipment and presented price quotes. Board members would like to hear bus drivers' opinions before making a decision.
She also said Midland Athletic League superintendents are to meet today to discuss options for the league as Mohawk, Carey and Seneca East will be leaving.
New Riegel elementary students observe Right to Read Week March 12-16. The theme is "Get Hooked on Reading."
Principal Dave Rombach reported Hopewell-Loudon High School is hosting the National Machinery Awards March 19.
The Ohio Graduation Test is to be conducted the week of March 12 in the junior high gymnasium. Breakfast is to be provided to students all week.
Treasurer Jane Schalk presented a sport's revenue and expense report.
Stephanie Reinhart said HB 116, legislation regarding bullying in school, has moved out of committee. Members discussed cyberbullying.
In other action, the board:
Approved a $400,000 certificate of deposit at First National Bank for 12 months earning 0.35 percent interest.
Accepted the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorized the necessary tax levies and certified them to County Auditor Julie Adkins. Adkins has reduced the bond retirement rate on New Riegel School to 1.75 mills.
Approved a supplemental position.
Approved the use of two school buses and drivers by All Saints Parish March 16 at the rate of $1.05 per mile plus driver costs.
Approved a "no contact" period for all New Riegel School organizations July 1-7.
Entered into contract with the Northern Ohio Computer Association for internet services effective July 1 through June 30, 2017 at a cost of $30,480 annually.
Approved the 2012-2013 school year calendar.
Discussed bowling league expenses.
The board of education is to meet at 7 p.m. March12.