SE board reorganizes for 2019

ATTICA — School is nearing the halfway point, and Seneca East Board of Education spent Monday night’s school board meeting preparing for 2019.

Daniel Stacklin and Jamie Beamer were elected to serve the roles of board president and vice president respectively.

The board approved a resolution to set date, time and place of meetings to the third Monday of the month at the board of education office conference room at 6:30 p.m. The lone exception is to be next month’s meeting, which is to be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

In other business, the board:

• Named the law firms of Thomas C. Holmes and Peters, Kalail and Markakis to provide legal services during 2019.

• Appointed Laura Kagy as purchasing agent and Brad Powers as substitute purchasing agent.

• Authorized the treasurer to seek and collect advances on local tax monies as needed and available.

• Authorized the treasurer to invest funds as available and to place all interest from investments in the General Fund, the Heartland Scholarship, the Technology Fund and the Replacement Fund with the interest going back to each respective fund.

• Appointed the treasurer as the board’s designee for public records training.

• Authorized the superintendent to accept resignations when the board is not in session and resignations are to be deemed effective upon acceptance by the superintendent rather than the date of board’s ratification.

• Authorized the superintendent to make offers of employment on behalf of the board, subject to a subsequent vote, and upon ratification by the board, employment shall be deemed effective at the time of employee’s acceptance of employment offer.

• Denied a step-3 grievance submitted by Lori Leis.

• Approved a CCP service agreement with Owens Community College for the 2019-20 school year.

• Approved membership in Ohio School Boards Association for 2019 at a cost of $3,617.

• Approved membership in OSBA Legal Assistance Fund for 2019 at a cost of $250.

• Approved musical ticket prices for the 2019 show at $10 for adults, $8 for students and free for pre-kindergarten and for ages 65 and older. Ticket must be paid for when ordered.