DELPHOS — The Career Connections Center at Jefferson High School is still on schedule for a grand opening in March.
According to Superintendent Kevin Wolfe, the construction phase is complete with flooring being finished this week.
next step is to get the soft furnishings in there like desks, chairs,
the different stations, etc.,” he said. “The solar panels are already
online and creating energy. We received a notice from American Electric
Power that we are being credited for the electricity they generate.”
resolution to submit the ballot language for the district’s renewal
request of a 5.5-mill current operating expenses levy on May 2 ballot
was approved. The levy, first approved in 1992, generates $667,000 for
the General Fund.
Treasurer Brad Rostorfer said the passage of the levy is necessary for the financial health of the district.
need the money and we are at the 21-mill floor of local funding
measures required by the state,” Rostorfer said. “If it doesn’t pass,
people wouldn’t see a noticeable drop in their property taxes, but we
would see a marked reduction in commercial and industrial taxes.”
now official. The board accepted the resignation of Chris Sommers as
varsity football coach. Sommers had told his players last week he would
not be returning to coach this coming fall. A contract to hire Sommers
as varsity football coach in Spencerville Local Schools is on their
agenda for this evening.
“We want to thank Chris for the three years he was here,” Wolfe added.
board also accepted a $3,335 donation from the Delphos Eagles Aerie
471. The school has received almost $15,000 in donations from the Eagles
in the past three years.
“These are really nice donations,” Wolfe
explained. “They are used directly for the students and usually go
through the principal funds.”
Spring coaching supplemental were
approved as follows: Ben Rahrig, junior high girls track coach; Bub
Lindeman, junior high boys track coach; Roger Arroyo and Eric Wallace,
split assistant varsity track coaches; Mandy Wrasman and Kristi Hageman,
split junior varsity softball coaches; and Luke Tavino, volunteer
Wolfe also presented school board members with
certificates honoring their service and noted January is School Board
Prior to the regular school board meeting, the
board held its annual organizational meeting to elect a president and
vice president, to assign members to committees and set the time, date
and place for the 2017 school board meetings.
Joe Rode will serve
as board president and legislative liaison; Andy North will serve as
vice president and student liaison; and meetings will be held at 7 p.m.
the second Monday of each month in the Administrative Building.
Finance Committee will consist of the board president and vice
president, the superintendent and the treasurer and meet at 7 p.m. the
Wednesday before the second Monday in the Administrative Building with
all board members and the public welcome in February, April, May,
August, October and November.
The Policy/Curriculum Committee will
consist of the same four with all board members and the public welcome
at 7 p.m. the Wednesday before the second Monday in the Administrative
Building with all board members and the public welcome in March, June,
September and December.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee
consists of board member Terrence Keaser and Brent Gable and the
superintendent and meets as needed.
In other action during the organizational meeting, the board:
• Appointed the superintendent as the purchasing agent and set the spending limit at $24,999;
Authorized the treasurer to pay invoices as they become due, invest
un-used funds, re-appropriate funds and request advance draws as needed;
• Designated WDOH, The Delphos Herald and the Delphos City
Schools website as official news outlets for the board of education to
inform the public of special sessions.