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Wickline named Indian Lake board president

Gabe Wickline (right) is sworn in by treasurer Colleen Reprogle.The Indian Lake Board of Education elected a new board president and vice president during their annual organizational meeting Monday night.

Gabe Wickline was unanimously voted board president, while Mark Albright was chosen to serve as vice president.

Albright had been board president for the past three years, but decided to take a step back, nominating Wickline for the post.

The local attorney is a 1997 Indian Lake High School graduate in his second year on the board.

The board considered and passed several annual housekeeping items to begin the new year and decided to keep the same committee assignments as last year.

The board also scheduled the meeting dates for the coming year, with all meetings to be held on the third Monday of the month, except the months of January and February, at 6:30 pm in the Indian Lake Board Office. The January regular board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. The February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21st because of Presidents’ Day.

Other action:

The board designated WPKO as the official radio station of record and the Bellefontaine Examiner as the official newspaper of record; while noting the excellent coverage from the Indian Lake Current and the radio stations out of Russells Point and Huntsville

Recognized the Indian Lake Education Association (ILEA) and the Indian Lake Association of Classified Employees (ILACE) as employee bargaining units

Established a Board Service Fund in the amount of $10,000 and that the Board of Education approve, Board of Education member participation in the district’s group health, dental, and vision insurance plans as provided for in Ohio Revised Code 3313.202, with the Board of Education member paying the full premium

Recognized the following constant school affiliated groups for their service to the school and for the purpose of securing liability insurance: Indian Lake Athletic Boosters, Indian Lake Music Boosters, and the Indian Lake Elementary School P.T.O.

Approved that the Board of Education finds proper public purposes are served by the involvement of the superintendent, treasurer, and other administrators in activities in the community and in the county including educational, civic, and service activities, and that the Board desires school administrators to be involved and supportive of these types of activities so that students are encouraged to be involved in educational, civic, and service activities

Authorized the limit on open purchase orders as guidelines provide

Authorized the treasurer to pay all bills within the limits of the appropriations resolution as bills are received and authorizes the treasurer to make fund-to-fund advances, advance returns, and transfers as needed throughout the year with Board of Education ratification as part of the financial reports at the next regular meeting

Authorized the superintendent to serve as district purchasing agent and the Board of Education designates that construction fund capital expenditures, funded by security proceeds, to qualify annually as part of the capital improvement and maintenance set-aside requirement and any excess of required set-aside may be carried forward to offset future year(s) set-aside requirements

Authorized the superintendent to employ or release from employment personnel as needed for emergency situations

Authorized the treasurer to secure advances from the Auditor when funds are available and payable to the district

Authorized the treasurer to invest interim funds at the most productive interest rate whenever interim funds are available

Authorized the superintendent to participate in Federal and State grant and entitlement programs as they become available in 2017 and to accept all donations to the school district on behalf of the Board of Education

Authorized the Student Activities/Athletic Director as Student Activities/Athletic Department Purchasing Agent

Appointed the Treasurer as the Board Designee to attend the mandated Public Records meetings/training as allowed and required by state law

Established the rate of pay for Board of Education Members at the maximum allowable amount per meeting, not to exceed 12 Board meetings

Established the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian Lake Board of Education Office as its regular meeting day, time and location except the January regular board meeting will be on January 17, 2017 and the February regular board meeting will be on February 21, 2017

Approve the following committee assignments as recommended by the superintendent:

C: Chairperson R: Reporter

Negotiations (2): Mr. Spath – C Mr. Albright - R

Building and Grounds, Equipment (2): Mr. Ross – C Mr. Spath - R

Transportation (1): Mr. Wickline

Technology (1): Mr. Albright

Finance (2): Mr. Ross – C Mr. Spath - R

Public Relations, Legislative Group (2): Mr. Wickline – C Mr. Albright - R

Policies and Ohio School Boards Association’s Legislative Liaison (2): Mr. Wickline – C Mr. Spath - R

Strategic Planning (2): Mr. Ross - C Mr. Albright - R

Ohio School Boards Association (2): Mrs. Boswell – Delegate Mr. Wickline - Alternate

Association’s Student Achievement Liaison (1): Mrs. Boswell

Mrs. Kim Boswell was appointed to the Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education on January 7, 2015 for a three-year term.

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