Board Meeting in Review – August 8, 2022

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The regular meeting was held starting at 6:00 p.m.

The July 2022 meeting minutes and treasurer’s report were approved with no changes.

State Rep. Julie Alexander commented that she was visiting the school district, township, and village meetings in her district to let everyone know that her six-year term is ending in December.  She highlighted some of the points of the state budget that was passed in June, such as the foundation allowance for schools and grant dollars.

The board approved both soccer and bowling to become fully-funded school sports beginning with the 2022-23 school year.

The hiring of two new elementary teachers for first and fifth grade was approved.

Superintendent Denney reported to the board members on the following:

  • There is a leak in the 10,000 gallon water pressure tank in the middle/high school, which will need to be replaced.  New tanks are in place and a pump is on order.  The water will not be drinkable for a few days next week.
  • There will be four candidates for three school board seats in the election in November.
  • Bus leases are expiring; we are waiting to get prices on extending the current leases, since new buses won’t be available in time this coming school year due to supply chain shortages.
  • Our Business Services Manager, Susan Michalsky, is working with County National Bank to add our board Treasurer, Leon Densmore, to the signature cards for the general fund checking account.  This will assure that Mr. Densmore will be able to conduct banking business if the superintendent should become incapacitated.
  • Supt. Denney will be looking into a proposal from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. to share a deputy with the Village of Hanover and Hanover Townships.
  • Landscaping at the high school will be completed soon.
  • Thank you to the custodial staff for the work they’ve done this summer; the buildings are looking great.
  • We are looking forward to the new school year.

The board members commented on the following:

  • The board is excited about the new hires for the coming year.
  • Folks Rd. paving has been held up until September or October.
  • The board is happy to be able to fully fund bowling and soccer.
  • Questions were raised about Covid provisions, school of choice waiting list, excavating, and teacher aides.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

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