ATTICA - If it is true that country folks get more done by 8 a.m. than most people do all day, the Seneca East board of education certainly reflected that Saturday morning.
At a rare 7 a.m. meeting, the board heard district treasurer Laura Brickner present the financial report for the end of May. She reported the cash balance is $303,000 down from this time last year and federal grants also are down $280,000. The report indicated there will be savings in employee insurance as the district is becoming self-insured.
One area where losses occur are athletics, Brickner said, as the expenses overcome the income, such as refurbishing athletic equipment, trips which incur hotel expenses and spring sports which bring in no income.
A question was asked about senior passes. No changes have occurred.
Motions approved included:
The May financial report.
An amendment to the permanent appropriations for FY 2013.
Temporary advances, temporary appropriations and return of temporary advances back to the general fund.
FY 2013 budget for the Seneca East public library. Superintendent Michael Wank emphasized the district is the governing authority for the library but doesn't actually govern. He added the library has its own budget and board.
Form RC-2 to be sent to the Ohio Historical Society.
Ohio School Compensation for the 2013 Workers' Compensation Group Rating program at $2,350.
High school principal Judy Watson gave her final report to the board. Watson is retiring this summer. She said the custodians have been doing a "fine job" preparing the facilities for this fall. She also reported:
Summer band lessons continue.
Beth Dietsch of Soil and Water Conservation District is to have Earth workshop today and Wednesday for grades K-12.
Athletic shutdown June 29-July 8 with no SE sponsored athletic activities.
Wank said a labor-management meeting is at 10 a.m. Thursday. He added an Aug. 7 inspection of buses probably will require someone to be brought in to assist to help prepare the vehicles. A motion was approved to execute a quit-claim deed for 1/4 acre of land in Scipio Township, which Wank said was to "clean up" a deed from the early 1900s which left the land to the district in case the need arose to build another schoolhouse.
Contract with NCOESC for Medicaid school program services for FY 2012 and 2013.
Membership in state principals and superintendent associations for 2012-13 school year for Wank, Brad Powers and incoming high school principal Don Vogt.
Recognized coaches and student-athletes for boys and girls track and field, softball and baseball.
One-year contract to sponsor Bridges Community Academy in Tiffin for 2012-13 school year. It may be sponsored by NCOESC following year.
Payment of $50 for residents whose driveways are used as bus turnarounds if requested by resident by June 30 of school year.
Following an executive session to discuss certified, non-certified and supplemental contracts, the following were approved:
One-year limited supplemental contracts for 2012-13 school year.
Non-renewal of all supplemental contracts for 2012-13 school year effective June 30, 2013.
Extended-time contracts at per diem rates for 2012-13 school year for certain instructors.
Offer one-year limited contract to Denise Kummerer as speech therapist for 2012-13 school year.
Resignation of Matt Hoy as sweeper cleaner effective June 1.
Up to $3,000 for moving expenses for Vogt.
Supplemental position of junior high student council advisor for Pat Marinis and Ed Phillips for 2011-12 school year.
Kris Caudill and Jerry Schlick as second-year mentors for certain students as required by ODE Resident Educator program.
Pamela Waldock as substitute for food service for next school year.
Offer one-year limited contract to Kiara Ruffing as student aide as needed and required by student IEP.
Hire Violet Wagner as substitute for treasurer's office at $20/hour.
Casey Enders, Frank Lamoreaux, Garrett Tusing, Bo Kinn, Andrea Saylors, Kay Fox Ruffing, Matt Schock, and Mike Farrell as volunteer coaches for 2012-13 school year.
Non-certified substitute list for 2012-13 school year.
After adjournment, the board conducted a work session. The board is to meet at 7 p.m. July 16 at the board office.