Ridgewood Board of Education has first meeting of year

| January 10, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Ridgewood Local School District Board of Education met Friday, Jan. 6, to begin the New Year with the Budget Hearing, Organizational Meeting and Regular Meeting. The meetings began with the Pledge of Allegiance. All members were present. A Tax Budget Hearing for Fiscal 2018 commencing July 1, 2017 was approved to be submitted for consideration to the County Budget Committee.

The Budget Hearing was followed with the Organizational Meeting. Officers and Committee assignments for the 2017 calendar year were held with the following offices and committees:

Board President:  Marty Feldner; Vice President:  Cathy McCrea;

Standing Committees:

District’ Student Achievement Liaison:  John Riebesell

Building and Grounds: John Riebesell and Marty Feldner

Athletic Council: Marty Feldner and Frank Mathews

Certified Negotiations: John Riebesell and Cathy McCrea

Policy Committee Appointees: John Riebesell and Cathy McCrea

Records Commission: Marty Feldner

District’s Legislative Liaison: Cathy McCrea

Finance Committee: Helen Leindecker and Frank Mathews

Insurance Committee: Frank Mathews and John Riebesell

Classified Negotiations: Helen Leindecker and Marty Feldner

Wall of Fame: Helen Leindecker

Coshocton County Career Center: Cathy McCrea

The following Board Organizational Meeting Items were approved:

Resolution #17-02 Establishing Time and Place of Board Meetings. All meetings will be held at the Administration Building at 301 S. Oak Street, West Lafayette, Ohio 43845. A Finance Committee Meeting takes place 15 minutes prior to the Regular Board Meeting.

Monday February 27, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday March 20, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday April 17, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday May 15, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday June 19, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday June 30, 2017 @ 7: 00 a.m.

Monday July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday August 21, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday September 18, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Resolution # 17-02 Establish Service Fund

Resolution # 17-03 Waiving the Reading of Board Records

Resolution # 17-04 Designating the Coshocton Beacon and Coshocton Tribune as official newspaper outlets and WTNS official radio station for the district.

Resolution # 17-05 Surety Bonding for Board President, Board Vice President, Superintendent, and Treasurer.

Resolution # 17-06  Authorizing Professional Meetings for the Superintendent, Treasurer and Board of Education Members.

Resolution # 17-07 Authorizing the Superintendent/Treasurer to apply for and participate in all appropriate federal, state, and other programs beneficial to the district and to file the required application and reports.

The following Treasurer’s Authorizations were approved:

Resolution # 17-08 Payment of Bills

Resolution # 17-09 Authorization Advance on Tax Settlements

Resolution # 17-10 Amended Certificate of Estimate Resources

Resolution # 17-11 Borrowing Funds as necessary

Resolution # 17-12 Appropriation Modifications

Resolution # 17-13 Opening Funds

Resolution # 17-14 Depository Accounts

Resolution # 17-15 Change Funds

Resolution # 17-16 Transfer of Funds

The following Superintendent’s Authorizations were approved:

Resolution # 17-17 Student Activity and Student Field Trips

Resolution # 17-18 Professional Leave

Resolution # 17-19 Employment pending Board Approval

Resolution # 17-20 Purchases within the restrictions for normal operations not to exceed $ 15,000.

Approval of Tax Budget for Fiscal 2018.

Regular Board of Education meeting;


Recognized Board of Educations members with Certificates of Appreciation during Board of Education Appreciation Month.

Recognized Ridgewood Local School District Treasurer Jay Tingle for the Ohio Auditor of State Award

Approved the Treasurer’s Report: Finance report, Payment of Bills, and Transfer of Funds to the Schoolwide Pool Fund.

Approved the Superintendent’s Report:

Updated Substitute List.

Classified employment of Jo Mizer as bus driver retro to December 5, 2016.

Updates on Legislative items.

Old Business:  Discussion on Bus Garage

Updated on the High School Media Center with discussion on upcoming renovations.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Monday February 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Building at 301 S. Oak St., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845.

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