The district’s finances were reviewed when the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education met on May 12.
Scott Osborne, district treasurer, explained the five year forecast, created in 1998, its purposes and its effects. He reviewed the district’s enrollment history - it has dropped from 1302 in 2007-2008 to 1173 this year. Open enrollment has also dropped from 104 who came in to the district in 2007-2008 to a net loss of 30 students this year.
He said we are a guaranteed district based on the history - and the state’s doing away with that guarantee and will fund based on the number of students.
He also reviewed revenue and the savings made from electric, water and sewer probable savings from closing the intermediate building. Wage costs are lower. He noted the income tax revenue that will be coming and other positives.
At the conclusion of his report, Chuck Jones, board president, thanked Osborne for his “comprehensive report.” “When I leave here I have a clearer understanding and a better grasp of the situation.” Supt Brian Petrie said “It’s a much better situation now than at any point in the last three or four years, due to the adjustments we’ve made and how we research our purchases, etc.”
The board approved payment of bills totaling $825,468.69 written on warrant checks 84317-84433.
The board heard the end of year reports from Scott Hardwick, elementary and intermediate principal and Joe Mills, junior high and high school principal.
John Brehm, athletic director, said the school hosted 15 schools in the recent COLA athletic tournament. He also said the athletic department has an unencumbered balance of $14,569.74.
Supt Petrie gave an update on the 21st Century Learning grant application - final word has not been received yet- and the elementary guidance grant application.
The resignation of Tom DiNuoscio, Instrumental and vocal music director, was accepted effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Also accepted was the resignation of Brandon Dodrill, physical education and health.
The resignation of John Brehm, assistant principal grades 7-12, was accepted effective July 31, 2014.
Continuing contract renewals were approved for Greta Kanagy and Shannon Byerly, 7-12 building; and John Brehm, K-12. One year limited contracts were approved for Suzanne Woodmansee, Laura Williams, elementary; and Neil Swonger, 7-12.Two year limited contracts were approved for Corie Moore, and Ben Thiel, 7-12 and Abby Miller, intermediate and three year limited contract for Rich- ard Uyak, 7-12.
Classified staff employed on continuing contracts were Curtis Adams, maintenance and Nicole Hiett, aide.
Limited contracts begin August 12, 2014 and continuing contracts begin immediately.
The board approved the non-renewal of Jennifer Weikle, Spanish. The resignation of Dorothy Saunders, custodian, effective May 30, 2014, was accepted.
The board approved the issuance of diplomas to the members of the Class of 2014 and the Cardington-Lincoln Digital Academy
Also approved was continued membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2014-2015 school year and purchase service contracts were approved for fiscal year 2015 for nursing service with Morrow County Board of Health for $18,460 and Occupational Therapy Service, k-12 with Rentz Therapy LLC, not to exceed $46.00- per hour (four days a week) up to 7.5 hours a day.
Occupational therapy services (pre school) with Rentz Therapy LLC not to exceed $46 per hour 2.5 days per week; speech therapy services (pre-school) with Romas and Associates, Inc, not to exceed $62 per hour, three days per week and Speech therapy services, K-12, with Romas and Associates, not to exceed $62 per house four days per week.
Classified employees employed were Carol Holt, assistant cook, and Tammy Hinkle bus driver.
Supplemental contract was approved for FY 14 for Marty Barnett, spelling bee coordinator.
Winding up the meeting, Chuck Jones, president, commented that “It’s been a good year academically and a year that is looking up financially. I’m looking forward to another year and I’m proud to be a part of this district.”
The board entered executive session based on ORC 121.22 (G) 18.104.22.168.5.6 at 8:37 pm. It ended at 9:17 pm and no further business was transacted. The meeting adjourned at 9:18 pm.
The board will meet next on June 9, 2014 at 7 pm.