JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Board of Education met Monday, Oct. 16, in regular session to discuss and approve the five-year district forecast.

Tony Meyer, Jackson Center treasurer, presented the forecast. The school is expected to end 2017 with a cash balance of about $2,684,507, up from $2,301,493 in 2016. The forecasted cash balance for 2021 is $1,708,674.

The forecast is available on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.

The board also approved:

• A budget request by Student Council and FCCLA. Student Council will be selling copies of the new movie about Jackson Center, and FCCLA will be holding a fundraiser involving freezer meals.

• Two changes to the Ohio School Board Association manual, one involving the food service and the other involving the gifted student program.

• Early graduation for Madison Yarkosky, who is a junior.

The board accepted several donations which were:

• USBank, $5,000.

• Wilson Health, $5,000.

• Mr. Concrete, $1,000.

• Duff Quarry, $1,000.

• Ohio Ready Mix, $1,000.

Elementary Principal Ginger Heuker reviewed the recent evacuation drill conducted at the school. There was an analysis of the event and improvements are planned. Another drill could occur yet this fall. Heuker also noted that state testing of third grade is scheduled for the end of October.

Superintendent Bill Reichert provided an update on the renovation phase of the building project. In summary, the project continues to have a target for completion near Thanksgiving. Also, discussion occurred about student and staff safety and the need for continuous review of current procedures and how to enhance them.

The next Jackson Center Board of Education meeting will be Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Staff report