DELPHOS — Representatives from Garmann-Miller Architects will be on hand at 6 p.m. today in the Delphos City School Administrative Building to go over the assessment the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and Regency Construction Services provided for the three district buildings with school board members.

The assessment is the only item on the special meeting agenda.

The assessment noted that while the buildings were outdated, they were structurally sound and could be renovated to bring them up to state standards.

Assessment areas included: heating system, roofing, air conditioning/ventilation, electrical systems, plumbing and fixtures, structure: walls and chimneys, structure: floors and roofs, general finishes, interior lighting, emergency/egress lighting, fire alarm, handicapped access, site condition, sewage system, water supply, exterior doors, hazardous materials, life safety, loose furnishings, technology and construction contingency/non-construction cost.

Delphos City Schools is 424th on the list of 611 public school districts in Ohio according to wealth, putting them in the 70th percentile. This translates to a 70-30 split with the state for renovations and new builds. The district pays 70 percent.

The school board approved the assessment at no cost to the district with the understanding that the district would seek voter support to fund the projects resulting from the assessment.

The school board met in regular session Monday and approved filling several positions in the district. Richard Suever III is the new technology coordinator with a two-year contract; Kent Smelser, former Van Wert City Schools athletic director, as the PE/health/athletic director; Sarah Jane Ainsworth as high school Spanish teacher; and Jessica Bertling as remedial tutor at St. John’s for the 2018-19 school year. The board also hired Mike Will as full-time bus route driver and Erica Krause as half-time bus route driver.

The board issued new contracts to Christine Grothaus, continuing; Jacqueline Deitering, Karla Kohler, Ryan Strickler, David Stearns, Whitney Harper and Marissa Schimmoeller, three year; Elizabeth Schosker, two year; and Aaron Elwer, Todd Schulte and Alan Unterbrink, one year.

Supplemental contracts were issued to: Chrissy Billiter, head girls basketball coach; Jordan Jettinghoff, head boys basketball coach; Randy McElroy, head wrestling coach; Stephanie Braun, high school student council; Kathy Buettner, pre-school transition; Jeff Caputo, girls athletic manager; Stephanie Ohtola, junior class advisor; Scott Elwer, VoAg advisor; Kristin Gable, boys athletic manager; Jeff Rex, Science Club; Judy Bevington, sophomore class advisor, National Honor Society; David Stearns, marching band, musical director and manager and stage band director; Bev Tuttle, FCCLA; Josh Vasquez, senior class advisor; Tammy Wirth, show choir, musical vocal coach; and Arnita Yoder, sophomore class advisor.

The spring update of the district’s Five-Year Forecast was approved.

Donations were accepted and include: $5,000 from the Mark Youngpeter Scholarship Fund for a sport utility vehicle for athletics; $40,000 from the Jefferson Athletic Boosters to support the athletic fund; $1,500 from Vince Ebbeskotte for the Delphos Pride Scholarship; $1,000 from John and Mary Brenneman for the Brenneman Scholarship; and $50 from Kevin Fraley for drama.

The board also approved the list of 87 seniors set to receive diplomas at 9 a.m. on May 26 in the Jefferson Middle School auditorium.

The day of school is May 24 with a 1:30 p.m. dismissal.

The other business, the board approved:

• Continued membership with the Ohio Highs School Athletic Association;

• The senior class trip to New York City from May 20-24;

• The Future Business Leaders of American trip to Baltimore, Maryland, from June 25 to July 3; and

• Keeping athletic tickets prices the same as late year.