|Jennings school board receives standing ovation|
|Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:57 PM|
In a written quote, the administration, staff, teachers and students expressed their appreciation for each board member’s dedication and commitment of time, guidance and support. Elementary Principal Kathleen Verhoff stood and applauded the panel for their outstanding achievements.
The board approved the Alternative Tax Budget with board member Deb Calvelage explaining the budget.
“The Alternative Tax Budget is a 5-year forecast for gas expenditures,” Calvelage said. “It will change with gas usage.”
In financial business, High School Principal Nicholas Langhals reviewed bus repair expenses paid for in December. “We are right on track with previous year’s budget,” Langhals verified. In other financial news, the board accepted a variety of donations: $165 from poster boards donated by Drew Fields; $500 to the Elementary Activities Fund for COSI expenses; $250 to the Art Department and $250 to the band, all from the Fort Jennings Boosters; and the donation of a Sousaphone, valued at $1,100, from Dennis and Virginia Calvelage.
Citing a shorter Christmas break, good weather and strong student attendance, Verhoff announced that the school year is halfway complete.