Clyde-Green Springs BOE holds organizational meeting

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District Board of Education reorganized Tuesday morning for 2019 by electing member Matt Nicely as the new president while Trisha Prunty was chosen to serve as vice president.

Treasurer Meghan Rohde swore the members into service.

Members discussed a more comprehensive “no tobacco” policy for the district. The district has a policy covering the buildings and district-owned vehicles but are questioning a grounds policy. Board members favor including vaping in a policy. Prunty presented an all-inclusive policy from the Ohio Department of Health, which includes forbidding chewing tobacco as well, to use as a possible guide.

Posting warning signs around district properties was discussed and Superintendent Dennis Haft is to contact legal counsel for guidance in creating a new policy.

The board approved committee appointments: Mark Rosche, Clyde Recreation Board and Athletic Board of Control; Mike Cleveland, transportation and finance; Matt Jenne, safety and school grounds; Matt Nicely, Safety Village and Arts Council; Trisha Prunty, curriculum and special education; and Nancy Greenslade, Vanguard-Sentinel Career Center liaison.

Board members moved into executive session to discuss the employment and compensation of a public employee.

In other business, board members:

• Established a service fund of $20,000 for board duties.

• Confirmed board member pay for 2019 at $80 per meeting with a 15 meeting maximum.

• Authorized the treasurer to make blanket purchases up to but not to exceed 95 percent of the prior fiscal year expenditure.

• Authorized the treasurer to file complaints and countercomplaints with the Sandusky County Board of Revision upon recommendation of legal counsel.

• Approved Clyde-Green Springs students to attend other districts and for students from other districts to attend C-GS.

• Approved the superintendent/designee as suspension/expulsion hearing appeals officer.

• Set the 2019 calendar for board meetings.

• Approved a report of estimated tax revenue for fiscal year 2020 to determine the estimated tax revenue for 2019.

• Approved Pepple and Waggoner Ltd. to provide legal services.

• Appointed Rohde as the public records training designee.

The board meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in Clyde council chambers.