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NB Board of Education Holds May Meeting

by Sue Miklovic

The North Baltimore Board of Education  held their May meeting at 2012 Tiger Drive Tuesday night with a packed room of community supporters and school staff on hand. Board member Mrs. Cheryl Cotterman was absent.

The silent protest was in support of NBHS Head Boys Basketball Coach John Kloepfer whose coaching contract recently was not recommended for renewal for the 2017-2018 season. No one in attendance had requested to be allowed to speak during the Public Participation portion of the meeting.

Support for Coach
Support for Coach

The entire meeting, including administrative and financial reports lasted only 21 minutes, before adjourning to go to  Executive session.

Principal’s Report–Dr. Falkenstein

  1. Congrats to our BVC Champions Softball Team!
  2. Welcome Maggie Adams!  Maggie is currently working in a cross categorical classroom in Toledo.  She will be a strong addition for our special education students and our staff!
  3. Our seniors had a campout on Thursday night and had a great time.
  4. Our baseball infield will soon be sprayed to kill the grass.  Then Maumee Bay Turf will elevate the infield with more soil, regrade it, reset the bases and replant the grass infield.
  5. See the attached changes to our handbook for next year. (posted here on theNBXpress in a separate story)
New NBMS/HS teacher Maggie Adams, lives in Bowling Green and attended Bowling Green State University. She said, “I’m very excited to be coming here.” WELCOME!!

Principal’s Report-Mr. Lange

Students are all finished with field trips as of today.  All were a success and very much appreciated.  We were complimented a number of times about how well our students were behaved and how respectful they were towards adults and other students.   A hearty thanks goes to all parents/guardians who helped chaperone our trips!

K – Country Lane Tree Farm, Genoa

1 – Imagination Station, Toledo

2 – Carter Farm, Bowling Green

3 – W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Perrsyburg

4 – Sauder Farm & Craft Village, Archbold

5 – Imagination Station, Toledo

6 – Toledo Art Museum & Spaghetti Warehouse, Toledo

All students participated in grade-level picnics this past Friday or yesterday.  A great time was had by all!  I would like to thank all of the parent volunteers that helped with the picnics.

Muffins for Moms was held Friday, May 12th and we had approximately 375 attendees.  It was a great success and wonderful to see so many moms, grandmothers, aunts, and other female caregivers turn out for our breakfast.

We had Field Day at Powell last Friday, May 19th.  Gwen Mauk visited to reminisce about when she started the field day tradition which was called “A to Z Day.”  The name changed to “Just for Fun Day” over the years and is now just called Field Day.   It was a great stroll down memory lane for teachers and retired teachers alike.

The BGSU Music department performed the Velveteen Rabbit for our students yesterday.  It was well received by all ages and there were plenty of questions for the performers during the question & answer period that followed the show.

Tomorrow morning, the North Baltimore Public Library will be holding the kick-off assembly for their summer reading program.  A traveling zoo will be visiting us complete with a kangaroo, a honey bear, and a snake!  The assembly starts at 9 am.

6th Grade graduation is slated for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00 pm in the Powell gym.  Please note that time was moved from 6:00 pm to 7:00.  D.A.R.E.  graduation will be immediately following the promotion.

Our annual awards assembly will be Thursday, May 25th at 9:00 in the Powell gym.

Schedules for next year are done.  Tentative class lists are done and will be distributed to staff on Friday as well.  95% of the teachers have placed their orders for classroom supplies for next year and most of the ordered materials have already been received.

You may have noticed my staff being a bit more casual in their attire.  Staff members were allowed to wear jeans the last two weeks of school if they made a donation of at least $20 to the Camp Storer account which helps pay for the 6th grade outdoor education trip.  I am happy to report that our students were the beneficiaries of their generosity to the tune of $485.

Superintendent’s Report-Mr. Delaney

*Congratulations to the Girl’s Softball team-BVC Champions for the second year

* “Thank you to the ANONYMOUS Donor of $10,000 for next year’s school supplies. It means a lot to our families”

*There will be 47 graduates in the class of 2017

 

No action was to be taken on the Executive Session items.

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3 Responses

  1. A number of people requested to speak and were told it was against board procedure. The silent protest was out of necessity.

  2. Against board procedure to speak at the meeting??? How could it be wrong to speak if done properly for the meeting? Guess the board did not care to hear how wrong they were poss.

  3. By what statute are citizens not allowed to speak at a school board meeting? Please publish in the nb express.

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