The North Baltimore Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, February 28th at the NBHS building. All Board members were present.
There was recognition of the Middle School Spelling Bee participants. Olivia Matthes, Dominic Sheeks, Meghan Thompson, Seth Cole, and Nick Morales, and their families were honored for representing our school and community at the competition.
District Treasurer Steven Stewart explained some projects he is working on for the district. He is looking into a Five Year Payback program for Exterior Lighting at both the Powell building as well as the NBHS building. He also is investigating the cost of replacing two district busses with propane vehicles. “Propane is the wave of the future in bus transportation,” Stewart said.
Superintendents Delaney’s Comments included:
*Working on tech projects with Mr. Csortos
*Sign-off on the ball fields will happen very soon. They are ready to go, but can’t be used until the sign off happens
*Propane busses are the IN thing. Bus #4 and#5 need replaced, then #14. Propane busses cost approximately $85,000 to $92,000.
*Athletic receipts are up this year, thanks to the great seasons both the boys and girls basketball teams are having.
Dr. Falkenstein’s Comments included:
*State mandated ACT for all Juniors will be March 21st.
*Several comments were sports related-David Patterson-wrestling; Girls Basketball-Sectional Champions; Boys basketball had lights go out during a thunderstorm at Vanlue;
*NBHS will host a Mock Crash on Thursday, April 27th at approximately 1:00pm at the football stadium. Community members are invited to attend. The follow-up discussion is Friday morning April 28th. Prom is Saturday, April 29th.
*An apples-to-apples comparison of BVC schools OHSAA Enrollment was shared
Mr. Lange’s Powell Elementary Comments included:
*The majority of 3rd graders have passed the Reading Assessment.
*Spring conferences and the accompanying Book Fair were both successes.
*Zach Walls, PE teacher was recognized for doing a great job on organizing Jump Rope for Heart on February 10th.
*Spring PICTURES are on March 23. There will be a Powell yearbook this year.
*After school tutoring is nearly at capacity.
*The end of the third nine week period is March 10!
*Payment plan options for Camp Storer trips are being explored.
*There are lots of testing dates coming up from Mid-March through Mid-May.
In other Board business, the following highlights to actions taken included:
* Approval of a new 3 year contract to Dr. Bob Falkenstein as MS/HS Principal with a base salary of $88,082.64 for 220 days per year (August 1, 2017-july 31, 2020)
* Approval of a 2 year contract to Laura Warden as Special Services Director (August 1, 2017-July 31, 2019) with a base salary of $67,485. For 220 days per year.
*Approved a one year classified contract with Chad Wright, six- hour daily custodian.
*Approved a continuing contract to Georgianna Lanning, Assistant to the Treasurer, base salary $45, 697.60 for 260 days per year
*Approved the purchase of a 2015 Ford transit cargo vehicle from Reineke for $26,037.00, with Mrs. Cotterman casting the only “No” vote of the evening.
The meeting adjourned at 6:55pm.