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NBLS District Monthly Meeting News for July

The North Baltimore Local Schools Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the MS/HS Building.

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All Board Members were present for this month’s meeting.

Board President Tami Thomas called the meeting to order shortly after 6:00pm. All members were present this month.

Mr. Lockwood and Dr. Falkenstein, Principals, are still on Summer Break, and were not in attendance. The only Administrative report was given by Superintendent Mr. Delaney. In his comments he shared:

-20 kids attended Summer School

-Sports teams are beginning practices. “It seems like each year it gets more and more early, “Mr. Delaney said.

-The 240 Chromebooks the district ordered have arrived and they will all be ready to go for the first day of school.

-The athletic council has received blueprints for the baseball and softball fields at the school. The village Zoning Board will review them, with Village Administrator Donna Dettling.

– August 4 and 5 will be screening of Kindergarten students.

-Open enrollment early estimates seem to indicate an increase from last year.

In other business:
The Board accepted the resignation of Elizabeth Trigg, Elementary teacher, and hired, Rachel Smith as her replacement.

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Newly Hired Special Services Director Laura Warden

The Board also hired Laura Warden as the District Special Services Director, with a two year-administrative contract offered (220 days per year, 5 days per week, $66,000). She will be responsible as head of all special services offered. Previously the district had separate supervisors at the pre-school, elementary and high school levels. Ms. Warden will assume all those roles in her position. “North Baltimore has 23 to 24% special education population (and related services, like occupational and speech therapy) in our district, which is high. We have streamlined for efficiency” Delaney said. “It should save us over $40,000 annually.”

The Board approved Powell fees at $46 per student. Parents can receive a $5 discount by paying fees before the end of the first grading period.

The Board approved paying $1500 to high school student Seth Thompson (Panda Technologies) for website services.

The Board selected Russell Bretz as their Delegate and Tim Archer as the Alternate to the Ohio School Boards Association annual Business meeting

The Board accepted an anonymous donation valued at approximately $8000. for the purchase of all necessary consumable school supplies to be given to students in PreK through Grade 6.

The meeting adjourned at 6:39pm in order for the Board to go into Executive Session.

The First day of school for the District is August 18th.

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