DELPHOS - Delphos City School’s Board of Education met for a special meeting Monday night where Superintendent Kevin Wolfe explained Board Policies were either changed and/or updated to reflect state requirements.

“The policies changes were state required,” Wolfe said. “New policies (JFCG) will reflect language banning the use of electronic cigarettes on school property.”

In addition, the Board to accepted these additional updates/changes to the following Board Policies:

• AFC-2 (Also GCN-2) – Evaluation of Professional Staff;

• GCB-1_R – Professional Staff Contracts and Comp. Plans;

• GCPB – Resignation of Certified Staff • JFCG – Tobacco Use by Students;

• IGAE – Health Education;

• IGBE – Remedial Instruction;

• IGBEA – Reading Skills Assessments and Intervention (Third Grade Reading Guarantee);

• IGBEA-R - Reading Skills Assessments and Intervention (Third Grade Reading Guarantee;

• JEC – School Admission;

• JEE – Student Attendance Accounting (Missing and Absent Children);

• KG – Community Use of School Premises.

Wolfe highlighted the Grant Advisory Board (GAB) meeting discussions including revisiting/reviewing the Chromebook policy at the end of the school year, continuing with business partnerships contacts, checking on and inventorying cracked laptop screens and purchasing replacement screens and keys with excess grant funds, investigating software allowing teachers to monitor students during class time and providing new/additional training at the end of the year for MAP assessments, Google Apps, etc., and having members of the GAB team present to the staff.

“The Vantage All-Boards Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on April 9 and there will be two speakers engaged in discussions about the state budget,” Wolfe said.

Wolfe said there are now three teachers, including Missy McClurg, Josh Vasquez and Judy Bevington, who are credentialed by Rhodes Community College to teach CC+ courses for next school year.

Board members approved the Delphos Public Library Permanent Appropriations of $883,700 for the 2015 Calendar Year, accepted the donation of $2,000 from the Delphos Eagles and approved the annual OSBA contract for Board Policy Services.

“The Delphos Eagles wants us to use the donation however we see fit,” Wolfe said ” The $675 fee for the OSBA contract will cover modifications for new/revised policies; an updated Master CD containing our district policies; and PDQ e-newsletter as well as new/revised sample policies, which will be completed by McClurg.”

In addition, board members approved extra pays to Stephanie Braun, John Edinger, Mark Fuerst Megan Ryan and Kay Gossman at $11 each for Local Professional Development Committee; Ben Rahrig for Quiz Bowl at $264.85; and Josh Vasquez ($127.80) and Josiah Stober ($63.90) for Saturday School.

Board members accepted the resignation of Kory Zenz as Middle School Intervention Specialist at the end the current school year.

“He is resigning to accept a position with the Spencerville School system, which is his home town,” Wolfe said.

Board members also agreed on establishing an Elementary Technology position for grades 1-8 and assigned Jennifer McElroy as the teacher.

The Board issued the following supplemental coaching contracts for the 2015-16 school year: volunteer varsity assistant volleyball coach Cammy Miller, junior varsity volleyball coach Melisa Smith and 7th-grade volleyball coach Jodi Cartegena. All contracts are pending proper certification.

Board members approved dividing the assistant high school football coaches salary between Principal John Edinger and Brandon Behnfeldt for the 2015 season.

“John stepped up and wanted to split the contract between he and Behnfeldt,” Wolfe said.

“It’s important to get more teachers coaching,” Edinger said.

During the special meeting held prior to the Board meeting, there was no opposition to the retire/rehire of Edinger.