JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Local Board of Education met on Saturday, Jan. 20, for a special meeting, during which three motions were passed.
A motion to reimburse staff members with a direct deposit of $25 in to their Health Savings Accounts was passed. These members incurred an unforeseen fee of $25 per person to close their BenefitWallet accounts with Mellon Bank. This was necessary in order to transfer their account balances to the Universal 1 Credit Union, in Sidney, which was selected by the district to house these accounts moving forward.
A motion was passed to proceed in placing a renewal of the 0.5 percent earned income tax on the ballot in May.
The final motion passed was to approve support to the family of Holly Tipple, in the amount of $15,000, for assistance relative to her death. Tipple passed away, due to complications from pneumonia, on Jan. 15 of this year.
According to Tony Meyer, treasurer of the board, the $15,000 in support comes from the district’s general fund, which is also where the district’s typical retirement severance payments come from.
After taking into consideration that Tipple was set to retire within the next few years, the board felt this support payment was appropriate and something that the Jackson Center community would hope be provided by the district.
Tipple was the high school Spanish and English teacher in her 28th year of service at Jackson Center and would have become eligible for early retirement in 2020.
The next Jackson Center Board of Education meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.