JACKSON CENTER — At the Jackson Center Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board took a walk-through of the new building.
Dan Freytag of Freytag & Associates showed the board the building, which now has nearly all underground plumbing and electrical in place while masonry walls are being built. To date, after a slight delay due to weather in late spring, the project is considered to be on schedule and moving along well.
Also at the meeting, the board accepted a donation from the Jackson Center PTO in the amount $467.46 for an iPad to be used in the special needs areas. The board thanked the PTO for their on-going support and dedication to the district.
The board passed a motion certifying that Jackson Center Schools has adopted nutrition standards which are set forth by the Ohio Revised Code. They also passed a motion to approve an expenditure of up to $32,000 on the remodel and upgrade of flooring in the hallway south of the high school athletic complex and within the offices and locker rooms as well.
After an executive session the board accepted the resignations of Kassandra Hill, intervention specialist; Kelly Beckman, certified hearing impaired aide; and Blaine Wilges, junior high volleyball.
They also approved the employment of the following staff:
• Lydia Rinehart, junior varsity girls basketball coach
• Bethany Hoehne, 8th grade volleyball coach
• Blaine Wilges, volunteer junior high volleyball coach
The board accepted the financial report as presented. Overall the district ended the fiscal year on June 30 in a strong, net positive position which further strengthened it financial position. Revenues outpaced expenditures for the year as a result of strong real estate and state funding along with management of salaries that have grown a total of 2.5 percent over a 10-year period. This is mainly the result of a reduction in headcount over that same period.