JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Board of Education passed a motion to re-elect Brad Wren as president and a motion to elect Dana Ware as vice president and accepted a donation of $7,613 from EMI Corp. during its organizational meeting, Monday, Jan. 8.
The board’s annual organizational meeting is a time for members to go over various housekeeping items for the year, allowing them the opportunity to change any details, if necessary.
The board established its regular meeting time and location for the year as 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the school’s west wing.
An authorization was passed to allow the treasurer, Tony Meyer, to make advance draws as available, invest inactive funds as available, pay bills as received within appropriations, and borrow funds as necessary to meet obligations within appropriations. This authorization is the same as in previous years.
The board passed the appointment of Superintendent Bill Reichert as purchasing agent for the district.
The board also passed the appointment of the treasurer as Title IX compliance officer, as well as the designee for matters concerning public record.
An establishment of travel mileage reimbursement for applicable employees was set at 45 cents per mile, which is the same as in previous years.
Authorizations were passed for the superintendent to approve professional meetings, as well as to accept resignations and hire employees between board meetings. Resignations and offers of employment are subject to the ratification of the school board but are deemed effective at the time of the superintendent’s offer after collection of satisfactory background information.
The board appointed an audit and finance committee, which will include Reichert, Meyer, and member Kristen Davis.
The board entered into a brief executive session to discuss the employment of public employees, with no action taken during the session.
A motion was passed to approve a resolution requesting the Ohio Department of Taxation to certify estimates relative to the potential renewal of an existing five-year, 0.5% earned income tax on the May 2018 ballot.
Superintendent Reichert updated the board on final activities in the renovation phase, including the building of some walls to create storage and changing areas within the school’s workout areas, final painting and other miscellaneous items.
The district received $1,650 from Efficiency Smart for rebates resulting from updates and use of energy efficient systems.
The next board meeting will be Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
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