The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education met Tuesday, discussing plans for the Clinton Elementary School building.
"The building is a landmark that brings good feelings to the Clinton Township community and means a great deal to those that attended the school," Roland Zimmerman said.
The board approved the building to be rezoned and to change the buildings zoning classification from an agriculture district to a business district in order to serve the bests interests of the citizens of Clinton Township.
By changing the zoning classification, the board will be able to sell the building in a public auction sometime in April.
People do not want to see it demolished, so the board wishes the building to be sold to a good company so the people of the community will continue to see the building, Zimmerman said.
During the meeting, the board also recognized Lincoln Elementary as National Blue Ribbon Award winner. Lincoln was given the rating of "exemplary," with students in the top 15 percent in performance.
"It is a pleasure and honor to be recognized for our efforts," said Doug Hartenstien, Krout Elementary principal.
The staff of Lincoln were presented with a certificate, plaque and flag.
The fall sports teams from Columbian High School also were recognized for successes this year. The teams recognized at the meeting were the girls tennis team, the football team for being undefeated this season and the boys cross country team.
The board heard personnel reports, including a report from Tiffin Middle School Principal Robert Boes about integrating Mechanical Ability and Career Explorations seminars on Saturdays. These seminars will be with STEMM, Science Technology Machine and Math. The programs are to begin in February and will develop skills in students in a hands-on environment.
The seminars will be open to all seventh graders, but space will be limited, Boes said.
The board also approved the lowest price proposal from Tiffin Ford Lincoln Mercury to purchase a new pick-up truck for maintenance purposes.
In other business the board:
Heard committee reports.
Heard a building presentation from Suzanne Reinhart and therapy dog, Kennedy, to Krout 2-3 Elementary School.
Heard the first reading of revised board policies.
Accepted employment for the 2012-13 school year.
Heard additional personnel reports:
Revisions to the Tiffin Columbian High School curriculum guide for the 2013-14 school year.
Lindsay Rellinger presented what the community of Tiffin wishes to be done with the federal Title Funds. For information, call Rellinger at (419) 447-2515.
Announced beginning of kindergarten registration. For parents to register, call Washington K-1 at (419) 447-1072.
Approved memorandum between Tiffin City Schools and Heidelberg University for Dual Enrollment Senior Portfolio for the second semester of the 2012-13 school year.
Approved memorandum between Tiffin City Schools and Tiffin University for Dual Enrollment Introduction to Environmental Science for the second semester of the 2012-13 school year.
Approved competitive bidding in order to start the process to purchase a new school bus.
Approved service agreement with Findlay Interpreting services for the deaf, $35 per hour.
Approved revised bus driver handbook.
Ratified 2012-13 school bus stops.
Approved Senco Media as yearbook publisher and Pegasus School Images to publish the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Columbian High School yearbooks.
The Tiffin City Board of Education recalled Rickie Shelhammer whose contract was suspended by previous board action as part of a reduction in force.
Approved lease for one copy machine to be used at Washington K-1 Elementary and for Krout 2-3 Elementary.
The board is to meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Tiffin Middle School Cafetorium.