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Monday, January 13, 2014 9:00 PM


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DELPHOS —Delphos City School District voters will see two renewal levies on the May 6 Primary Ballot.

Board members approved two resolution during Monday’s regular meeting, the first to renew the 5-year, 2.25-mills Permanent Improvement Levy and the second to renew the district’s 5-year, 5.5-mills Current Expenses Levy.

The Permanent Improvement Levy generates $264,038 per year with the funds used solely for items with a life of more than five years, such as repairs and additions to buildings and grounds, buses, etc.

The Current Expenses Levy raises $853,013 per year with the money going into the General Fund.

The district will contract with Squire, Sanders and Dempsey for the ballot language for both renewals.

A special board meeting has been called for 5 p.m. Jan. 27 to approve the ballot language and to place the levies on the ballot.

Supplemental contracts were approved for the following: Chris Sommers, head varsity football coach; Doug Geary, head varsity baseball coach; Josiah Stober, head varsity softball coach; Ben Rahrig and Jeff Stant as junior high track coaches; and Jon Kroeger as varsity assistant football coach.

Volunteer contracts were granted to Clay Erman, Rusty Thompson, Jeff Stockwell and Jordan Jettinghoff as baseball coaches; and Heather Brickner and Mike Wilson as assistant softball coaches.

Mike Brickner will fill the 3-hour Landeck Elementary School custodian position vacated by Zach Stemen. Stemen secured a full-time position with Spencerville Schools.

In Kevin Wolfe’s Superintendent report, he gave a special thank-you to the Knights of Columbus for its donation of $1,052 to Special Education.

Wolfe also gave a nod to board members for their dedication and service to the district as January is School Board Appreciation Month.

The board also approved the 2014-15 school calendar. The first day for students will be Aug. 25; the last is May 28; and graduation is May 30.

During the board’s Organizational Meeting prior to the regular session, new board members Andy North, Erica Pimpas and Brent Gables were sworn in. Joe Rode was tapped as president with North serving as vice president.

As president, Rode will head the Finance Committee with board members North and Erica Pimpas, Treasurer Brad Rostorfer and Superintendent Wolfe.

WDOH and The Delphos Herald were designated the official news outlets for the board to inform the public of special sessions and announcements.

Meeting will remain at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month with the Finance Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. the prior Wednesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:16 PM

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