May 21, 2018 @ 5:00pm
June 18, 2018 @ 4:30pm
July 16, 2018 @ 4:30pm
August 13, 2018 @ 5:00pm
September 17, 2018 @ 5:00pm
October 15, 2018 @ 5:00pm
November 19, 2018 @ 5:00pm
December 17, 2018 @ 5:00pm
January 7, 2019 @ 5:00pm
Board of Education Members
From Left: John Downey, Phil Nofziger, Karen Beck, Roel Galvan, Jeremy Hurst
Our team has been working together to prepare for implementation of the online substitute service-Frontline Education for next school year. Our goal is to have it ready for implementation in May so that we can introduce it to our staff and do the trainings to prepare us for next August.
I have included some information in your handouts in regard to a school resource officer for next year. The papers include how the officer can be utilized, financing, and also a sample job description. Tonight, we are lucky enough to have Police Chief Leo Wixom here with us.
I want to thank Deb Buehrer, who worked for our district for 20 years and has served a total of 32 years in education. Deb has been a great person for our kids and our staff, and she has done an excellent job in the elementary library. Our library is a warm and inviting place for our kids and that is a testament to how she has treated our young people. She will be missed!
Chris and I were able to meet with representatives from the OFCC during the last week of March. It was interesting to hear how they could assist us in the building project and I think we both learned a lot through the meeting. The state share is now at 29% and we will look at exploring the use of their services when the next sign on period comes about next school year.
I want to thank all of the Pastoral staff and community members who came to our buildings on March 28 for the prayer walk. It was encouraging to see all of the people here praying for our schools and the students. We live in a great community!
Thank you to Doug Krauss who has decided to step down from the head basketball coaching position after 34 years. He has helped to make our program one of the top in the state and I know that Doug has impacted the lives of many young men over his career. We wish him the best and appreciate all he has done for our district.
Archbold Area School Board Meeting Minutes for April 16, 2018
Approved March 19, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.
Approved March 2018 Financial Reports.
Approved participation in the OHI Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2019 policy year providing the group remains active.
Approved appropriation modifications
Approved the following donations:
Description Donor Amount Recipient
Cash Lisa Zuver Towns $150.00 Softball Program
Cash Jim Rivello $700.00 MS & Elementary
Authorized the distribution of proceeds from the high school concessions account to the following student activity accounts and organizations.
Athletic Boosters $345.60
Student Council $1,036.80
After Prom Committee $5,184.00
Boys and Girls Soccer Program $1,728.00
High School Art Club $1,036.80
Varsity Cheerleaders $2,764.80
Archbold Football Club $1,382.40
Class of 2019 $3,456.00
Athletic Department $6,336.00
High School Principal Fund $345.60
Spanish Club $1,036.80
Approved revisions/changes/additions to Neola Policies 4121, 4162, 5111, 5112, 8400, 8600.04, 9141.
Awarded the bus bid for 2- 78 Passenger school busses to Cardinal Bus Sales.
Accepted the retirement resignation of Deb Buehrer as Elementary Media Specialist, effective July 1, 2018.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Joe Frank as Varsity Boys Head Basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Chad Kruse as a certified bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year.
Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the extended days as follow:
Name 2018-2019 School Year
HS Guidance (2) 10 days
MS Guidance 10 days
ES Guidance 10 days
Vo-Ag/FFA 15 days
Vocal Music 10 days
Band 10 days
Approved a 2-yr contract for Lorinda Brader as Technology Director effective from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2020.
Approved Jason Fisher as a sub bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year pending background check and all requirements for bus driver certification are successfully met.
Approved Allan Miller as a sub bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year pending background check and all requirements for bus driver certification are successfully met.
Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve contracts for the following certified and classified employees for the 2018-2019 school year.
Certified Contract Renewals
Amy Baden MA 2yr-20
Derrick Baksa BA 1yr-19
John Brooks MA 2yr-20
Jennifer Cobb BA-150 2yr-20
Michelle Conway BA-150 2yr-20
Jonathan Fether BA-150 2yr-20
Lauren Frey BA 2yr-20
Courtney Froehlich BA-150 2yr-20
Stacy Guelde MA 2yr-20
Dana Hilfinger BA 2yr-20
Jeremy King MA Continuing
Megan Martz MA 1yr-19
Abbey Nafziger BA 2yr-20
Cody Ruffer BA 2yr-20
JoAnn Short B-150 2yr-20
Joseph Williams BA-150 1yr-19
Classified Contract Renewals
Jackie Ballmer Bus Aide Continuing
Kathy Beck Bus Aide Continuing
Tiffanie Kruse Playground Aide Continuing
Tiffanie Kruse Mail Courier 2yr-20
Ron Rice EL Custodian 2yr-20
Nancy Ruffer Bus Driver 1yr-19
Accepted the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve a contract for the following certified employee for the 2018-2019 school year.
Ben Gericke BA-150 2yr-20
Accepted the resignation of Lori Yoder as school nurse effective the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Approved a compensation increase for Lorinda Brader, Technology Director of 1.75% effective August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019.