Superintendent Dr. William Nye was back to work from having major hip surgery to give the board updates of the two year long building repairs all but completed.
said that all the roofs on building were replaced with metal and completed.
"The roofs are in good shape and we no leaks.
Our litigation case is still ongoing with the original general contractor and architectural firm.
This is with the OAG attorneys handling the case and hopefully conclude it this year," Nye
Some changes are being made said Nye, elementary principal Dr. Ellen Winer and Middle School principal Roberta Cozad in the testing methods mandated by the Ohio Dept. of Education in Columbus.
noted that each week some new state testing changes are coming out of Columbus.
also mentioned that on the secondary level there are different scoring formats for some subject courses.
"Every month we have new rules coming out.
I'd rather personally read from a book than online," he
said adding the changes come and go.
"We do have the students practice online before taking the tests by computer technology."
The board did take the first step to resubmit the 1.55 mills Permanent Improvement (PI) levy to voters at the May 5 spring election.
The levy lost by five votes last November in the general election, said Nye
The levy if approved will generate an estimated $124,907 each year for a five year period.
The revenue will be used to buy new school buses, renovate, remodel, construct or improve the existing school buildings if needed during the five year period.
The issue is a renewal and will not increase taxes for property owners, Nye
added that the major portion goes to school bus purchases and any additional equipment needed in buildings.
will discuss with the board at the February meeting on getting the need message out to voters to support this issue.
also took time to present special certificates of appreciation to all the board members for serving the community in their jobs.
"You only get $80 a month, but volunteer a lot of time and this is a thank you for serving your community and the kids," Nye
The cost of $48,756 is the same as the previous contract, Nye