Jackson Center discusses new building

Staff report

JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Local Board of Education met on Monday, Aug. 17 for a regular meeting.

Bruce Metz, along with a couple of school staff members were present. A discussion lead by Treasurer Tony Meyer and Superintendent Bill Reichert ensued about those items within the building project which might not be possible due to budget limitations and how the district might formulate a prioritization plan for these items.

The board approved the activity account purpose and budget requests for FCCLA, FFA and music programs. FFA specifically is looking at a new fundraiser in anticipation that their greenhouse will be inactive next spring which will impact their yearly plant sales.

The board approved the submission to the state of the Program of Requirements for the design stage of the new pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade building. This document includes the P.O.R., master plan, budget breakdown, LEED Certification documentation and other project information.

The board approved the employment of the following people:

• Jerry Wagner as a bus driver/aide

• Rick Sailor as a substitute bus driver

• Tim Davis as a substitute bus driver

• Carol Hoying as a substitute bus driver

• Jeff Noah as a substitute bus driver

• Gregg Gooding as a substitute bus driver

They approved the use of certified and classified substitutes approved by the Midwest Regional Education Service Center.

The board approved bus routes and bus stops and authorized the superintendent to make changes as needed.

The principals reported the open house on Aug. 13 seemed to be quite successful and very well attended.

The superintendent said the P.T.O. will be looking into purchasing a Smart Board for one of the rooms in which the existing board is no longer functioning. Reichert also said the district is preparing for some additional cost related to the need to service two special education students in Sidney. Four junior high/high school students are being serviced in the county unit located in Botkins which is similar to last year and the district will now house a unit for its own elementary students.

The next board meeting will be Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Staff report