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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:07 AM


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ELIDA — The Elida Local Schools Board of Education announced the resignation of board member Brad Settlage during Tuesday’s meeting. Settlage cited his reasons for resigning as medical issues resulting from an accident three months ago, which kept him from attending the last several board meetings.


“We’ll be accepting resumes for the opening on the board, beginning right now,” Board President Dennis Fricke said “We’ll need to be finished in 30 days.”


Prior to the regular meeting, the board met for a “study session” to discuss the state of Elida’s finances. With the district looking at a return to the same funding level as a decade ago, Treasurer Joel Parker recommended a November levy attempt to help bolster the district against decreases in funding and revenue.

On June 30, Elida ends fiscal year 2013 with a 32-day carryover. Parker shared expectations for a June 30, 2015, carryover, factoring in levy possibilities. If no levy is passed, an eight-day carryover of $474,554 is projected; if a levy were passed this November, a 65-day carryover of $3,650,456 is estimated.

The board will make a definitive decision next month on whether or not to make another levy attempt. The district has recently weathered two failed attempts: an earned-income tax in November 2012 and a property tax issue this past May.

In other news, the board announced the rehire of retirees Maureen Rentz and Dennis Thompson. During the buildings and grounds report, Mark Miller announced to the board that the new security vestibule at Elida Middle School has been completed.

The board voted to approve a quote from the Stolly Insurance Group (Ohio School Plan), for liability, contents, building, property and fleet insurance for the amount of $81,172.

The board approved the following resignations: Supplemental- Mike Eilerman, seventh-grade girls basketball coach; Non-certified- Jan Swickrath, correct retirement date to Aug. 26; Certified- Linda Hansen, intervention specialist, effective June 1 for retirement purposes; and Nancy Carter, music teacher, effective June 1, 2013 for retirement purposes.

The following individuals were approved for employment: Faith Cummings, part-time curriculum and assessment director (140 days, year) effective Aug. 1; Daniel Swick, asst. elementary principal (223 days, year) effective Aug. 1; Elementary teachers Denise Ellerbrock, Aletia Hartzler, Amanda Jerwers, Jen Kristoff, Rebecca Russ, Amy Sarno, Carly Stiger and Lindsay Burgei, effective Aug. 23.

Also approved were the following supplemental employees: Ron Varland, high school publication advisor; Krissa Goncher, high school student council; Shelby Cluts, high school quiz bowl; Mike Klaus, Thursday school monitor; Karla May, Marci Halker and Mike Graham (split), building technology at Elida Elementary; Kelly Waltz, sixth-grade Quiz Bowl; Michelle Steinke, National Honor Society; Missy Hyland, fifth-grade Quiz Bowl; Barb Hawk, 7-8th-grade Quiz Bowl academic advisor; Rhonda Bargerstock, musical director/musical vocal director; and Jeff Amspoker and Bryan Horn (split), lights and sounds technician.

The board approved the following ticket prices for the 2013-14 school year: Fall/Winter Combo Pass- student, $50 (doesn’t include Tipoff Classic, girls holiday tourney or MS wrestling tourney); Football (FB) reserved season ticket- adult/student $32.50, senior citizen $20; FB home pre-sale general admission (GA)- adult $6, student/senior citizen $4; FB tickets at door- adult/student $6, senior citizen $4 (Elida resident); FB parking pass-priority to season ticket holders and senior citizens- $15; Volleyball GA- adult $6, student/senior citizen $4; Boys & Girls Soccer GA- adult $6, student/senior citizen $4; Boys Soccer GA Pass- $30 (doesn’t include Fall Classic); Girls Soccer GA Pass- $40; Boys Basketball (BB) Reserved Season Ticket- adult/student $65, senior citizen 440; BB Home Pre-sale GA- adult $6, student/senior citizen $4; BB tickets at door- adult/student $6, senior citizen $4; BB GA Pass- $45 (doesn’t include tipoff classic); Girls Basketball (GB) GA- adult $6, student/senior citizen $4; GB GA Pass- adult $36 (doesn’t include holiday tourney); GB Holiday Tournament GA- adult $6, student/senior citizen $4; GB GA Pass- adult $14, student $8; GB Holiday Tournament (JV session) GA- adult $3, student/senior citizen $2; GB GA Pass- adult $14, student $8; Wrestling GA- adult $6, student/senior citizen $4; Middle School (MS) Volleyball GA- adult $3, student $2; MS Boys & Girls Basketball GA- adult $3, student $2; MS Football GA- adult $3, student $2; MS Wrestling GA- adult $3, student $2; MS Girls Basketball Tournament GA- adult $4, student $2; MS Wrestling Tourney GA (all day)- adult $6, student $4; Freshman Boys & Girls Basketball GA- adult $3, student $2; Freshman Volleyball GA- adult $3, student $2; Freshman Football GA- adult $3, student $2.

Last Updated on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:18 AM

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