|Ottoville in the black throughout 5-Year Forecast|
|Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:13 AM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville Local Schools Treasurer Bob Weber presented the district’s 5-Year Forecast for the school board’s approval Wednesday evening.
On June 30, 2014, the $3,992,549; at the end of fiscal year 2015, the district’s balance is $3,748,362; 2016, $3,334,723; 2017, $2,595,686; and 2018, $1,566,230.
Weber said the increasing decline in balances was due to the uncertainty of state funding.
The forecast must be submitted to the state by Oct. 31.
Weber also outlined the many changes in the district since the 2007-08 school year.
“We are down six staff members, Mr. Mangas moved to the superintendent/principal position, two aides’ duties were absorbed, we have one less bus driver and a full-time custodian is now part-time,” Weber said. “We also terminated two levies. I commend the school board, administration and teachers for these changes.”
Ottoville took its official student count last week. There were 225 K-5 students in attendance and 210 in grades 6-12.
Seniors Ryan Kemper and Cory Honigford presented information on their senior class trip. Students will travel to New York City April 2-6 and see sights such as Madame Toussuad’s, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Trinity Church and more. Thirty-two of the 34 seniors are planning to attend. There will also be three teacher chaperons.
In the High School Report, Principal Jon Thorbahn shared good reports on students attending Vantage Career Center and an upcoming National Honor Society Sadie Hawkins Dance on Oct. 25. The school’s Halloween Parade will be offered at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 and activities at the school’s Land Lab.
Superintendent Scott Mangas reported he is still working on the Safe Schools Grant for upgrades to the elementary and high school entryways and teachers and administration are making headway on the new teacher evaluation program.
Teachers at the high school and elementary levels will take advantage of Smartboard training in the near future.
In other business, the board:
• Approved American Fidelity Assurance Company as the district’s Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan Administrator for the December 1, 2013, through November 30, 2014, plan year;
• Accepted and thanked the following individuals/businesses for their donations to Ottoville Local Schools: Kalida Pioneer Days, $300 for participation in the Kalida Pioneer Days Parade; Chase Bank, $1,237.48 for the Ultimate Rewards Program; Recharge Enterprises, $58, recycling; and Ottoville Lady Otts, $500, Land Lab donation;
• Set season ticket sales prices for the 2013-14 basketball season at the following rates: high school boys basketball, $55 for adults and $25 for students; high school girls basketball, $45 for adults and $25 for students; and all junior high basketball $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets go on sale Nov. 5;
• Approved Drew Williams and Ryan Kimmet as student custodian workers on an as-needed basis. They will operate mowers as well as other school equipment and paid the state minimum wage rate; and
• Approved the following non-certified one-year supplemental contracts: Darren Schimmoeller, assistant varsity baseball; Samantha Modica, seventh-grade girls basketball; and Kaitlyn Ditto, volunteer cheer advisor.