Anna school board approves steps to place issue on March ballot

Staff report

ANNA — The Anna Local Schools Board of Education held its regular meeting for the month of November on Monday.

Andy Bixler, superintendent, reviewed the necessary steps that the board must take to participate in an OSFC project as well as place a bond issue on the March 2016 ballot. He reviewed several recommended updates to the board policy manual. Finally, he reminded the board of the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference in Columbus next week.

The school board took action to approve the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. in 2016. The board also acted to update the policy manual as presented and awarded the supplemental contracts as presented. The board then passed a resolution of necessity to place a combined income tax and property tax bond issue on the ballot on March 15, 2016.

Elementary Principal John Holtzapple reviewed preliminary results from last year’s state assessments. He noted that he was extremely pleased with the performance of the students and praised the efforts of the elementary staff.

Middle School Prinical Cindy Endlsey reviewed activities planned for the middle school chorus. She credited Ms. Freisthler with doing an outstanding job leading the students.

High School Principal Joel Staudter informed the board of the successes that occurred over the weekend including the Boys’ Cross Country team qualifying for state and being named Regional Champions while the Volleyball team earned a District Championship.

In the Treasurer’s report, Denny Raberding presented the most recent income tax settlement which was consistent with what was expected and continues to show a slight increase over previous years. He also showed the board how the total income of district residents has increased over time.

The next regular meeting of the Anna Local Schools Board of Education is set for Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

Staff report