Board of Education Members
From Left: Tyson Stuckey, Roel Galvan, Phil Nofziger, Karen Beck, Jeremy Hurst
Current Board Meeting Report
June 22, 2020
As of today, we have a variety of activities happening within the guidance provided by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. I wanted to commend our staff on taking all necessary precautions in order to allow these activities to occur.
Other Items of Interest
I would like to thank Miss Chelsey Smith and Mrs. Melissa Nafziger for their service and commitment to Archbold Area Schools. They will both be missed and we wish them well.
We are currently evaluating the positions and plan to have them filled soon.
HB 164 (Back to School)
Provides local flexibility in determining promotion to fourth grade for the 2020-21school year, rather than the mandates under the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee
Permits districts that do not currently operate a blended learning model to adopt a “remote learning plan” by July 31, 2020, that will constitute compliance with minimum hours requirements provided specified items in the bill are included in a district’s plan;
Allows districts temporary authority for the 2020-21 school year to assign teachers to teach courses and grade levels for which they do not hold the subject area or grade band license provided certain conditions are met;
Adds school psychologists to the list of providers eligible to serve special education students electronically for the 2020-21 school year;
Provides a payment to certain school districts to ensure a district’s net funding loss was not greater than 6% when considering the governor’s fiscal year 2020 reductions and CARES Act allocations.
Provides payment to certain districts that experienced decreases in their public utility tangible personal property (PUTPP) value or had state aid deductions due to PUTPP increases (SB 313).
Additionally, key provisions of SB 319 were included in HB 164, including:
Permitting high school students to use final course grades in lieu of the corresponding end-of-course exam if that exam was not administered in the 2019-20 school year;
Modifying teacher and principal evaluations for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years;
Maintaining the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee cut score for the 2020-21 school year at the level set for the 2019-20 school year;
Temporarily removing required qualifications for teachers who are assigned to provide intense remediation reading assistance in the 2020-21 school year;
Exempting districts from the requirement to implement reading and improvement monitoring plans for the 2020-21 school year based on test results from the 2019-20 school year;
Permitting certain state-licensed individuals to provide services electronically to students with disabilities through the 2020-21 school year;
Requiring the Ohio Department of Education to develop an online training program to satisfy the classroom portion of pre-service and annual in-service training for school bus driver certification for the 2020-21 school year only.
SB 164- Ohio Student Religious Liberty Act 2019 (Awaiting signature)
SB 320- School Closure (introduced)
No public official shall prohibit a district or school from opening its school buildings for instruction…
HB 322- Teacher Residency Program (hearings)
Personal leave waiver- $13,124.09
Anonymous donation- $1200
Career Tech Resolution
Approve a resolution of intent not to provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8 for the 2020-2021 school year.
Solicit bids for an Elementary School, Middle School, and High School parking lot re-pavement project.
Archbold Area Schools Board Meeting Minutes for June 22, 2020
Approved May 18, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes.
Approved May 2020 Financial Reports.
Approved appropriation modifications as submitted.
Adopted temporary appropriations at 75% FY’20 budget amount.
Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance beginning July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021.
Approved a transfer of $17,809.25 to the Turbine Maintenance Fund.
Approved donations as follows:
Yearbooks for Class of 2020
Dave Ramsey Curriculum Program
Approved Fund 507 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.
Approved and adopted changes in reaction to COVID-19 to Section 125 Plan, 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan documents accordingly.
Approved an agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved revisions to the Elementary Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved revisions to the Elementary Faculty Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved revisions to the Middle School Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved revisions to the Middle School Faculty Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved revisions to the High School Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved Elementary School Fees for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved Middle School Fees for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved High School Fees for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved a resolution of intent not to provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8 for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved the Superintendent to solicit bids for an Elementary School, Middle School, and High School parking lot re-pavement project.
Approved Garrett Morton as a volunteer football coach for the 2020-21 school year.
Accepted the resignation of Melissa Nafziger as computer applications teacher and yearbook adviser effective the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Accepted the resignation of Chelsey Smith as Vocal Music/Choir Director effective the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Rescinded the approval for Todd Grosjean as volunteer golf coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved Clint Barnes as a volunteer golf coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Stewart Rodger as Head Boys Soccer Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Johnny Lantz (50%) and Joe Williams (50%) as assistant soccer coaches for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approved contracts for the following individuals as Student Custodial Workers for Summer 2020: Emily Walker (effective June 3, 2020), Adam Walker (effective June 3, 2020), Jakob Beaverson (effective June 5, 2020), Molly Conway (effective June 5, 2020), Carson Meyer, and Lucia Rodriguez.
Approved Logan Grime as a Student Volunteer for Technology Support for Summer 2020.