On Monday, Feb. 12, Oak Hill United School Corporation held a school board meeting.
“At this time of the year, we are just starting down the road of thinking about our staff for next year… That’s what we have on our table right now,” Superintendent Joel Martin said. “It’s an exciting time of the year.”
Board President, Lori Goss-Reaves, called the meeting to order. After discussion of agenda additions or deletions, the board took a moment of reflection, led by David Bettegnies.
After the pledge of allegiance, multiple consent items were discussed, including the high school senior class selling candles and a Future Farmers of America (FFA) trip to the National Farm Machinery Show. The termination of a custodian, Scott Johnson, was discussed as well. All were passed.
After no conditioning or new business, the business manager, Deb Smith, gave the financial report for the end of the 2017 calendar year. Smith shared information and statistics about the basic grant, the general fund and funding changes. The 2018 basic grant projection for January to June of this year was projected at $5,491,730 for the Oak Hill School Corporation.
In 2017, the school corporation spent 92.6 percent of their government approved budget. These costs were used predominately for personnel salaries and benefits. The end of the year balance for 2017, unencumbered, was $1,003,488.
Smith also updated the board on the rainy-day fund and retirees. She explained the property taxes for the tax levied funds in both Grant County and Miami County. The debt service fund for Oak Hill for 2017 decreased by 12.7 percent compared to 2016.
Martin made a few announcements about conflicts of interests and student involvement in future school board meetings as well.
Student and faculty celebrations were given for good behavior and the new second grade robotics team. Then, Goss-Reaves adjourned the meeting.
The next Oak Hill school board meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m..