SIDNEY — Linda Meininger and Jason Schaffner officially joined the Sidney City Schools Board of Education Thursday night when they were sworn into office.
The pair we’re elected by voters in November to serve on the board for the next four years. Treasurer Mike Watkins administered the oath of office.
They replaced Bill Ankney and Paul Heins who chose not to seek re-election to the board.
A new board president and vice president were elected during the organization portion of the meeting.
Bob Smith received the nod to serve as president for the year. Chip Hix was elected vice president.
For the 2018 calendar year, the board also:
* Authorized the treasurer to request tax advances from the Shelby County Auditor as soon as funds are available to distribution.
* Authorized the treasurer to pay all bills up to $25,000 that are nonrecurring and other recurring bills as they are presented, providing funds are appropriated and available ant to report bills paid on a monthly basis to the board.
* Appointed Superintendent John Scheu as purchasing agent for the district.
* Appointed Watkins as investment officer with authority to invest any interim funds with the goal of maximizing revenue for the district.
* Appointed Scheu as Civil Rights Compliance Officer for the district.
Appointed Scheu as district grievance officer and Brooke Gessler as assistant grievance officer.
* Appointed Jason McClain as suspension appeal/expulsion hearing officer and Gessler as alternate hearing officer.
* Appointed Tamara Drerup as the Section 504 compliance officer.
* Set the board of education meetings for 2018. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at the board of education office. Meetings will be held Feb. 5 and 20; March 5 and 19; April 2 and 16; May 7 and 21; June 25; July 16; Aug. 20; Sept. 17; Oct. 1 and 15; Nov. 5 and 19; and Dec. 3 and 17.
* Approved board representatives: Mandi Croft, legislative liaison and Hall of Honor: and Hix, Community Foundation liaison.
Reach the writer at 937-538-4822.