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7th graders overnighter at Camp Berry; 8th graders headed to D.C. in May

Both trips on Monday's school board agenda

Bluffton seventh graders will have an overnight learning experience in October. Eighth graders will take a trip to the nation’s capital in May.

Both trips are annual experiences for junior high students. Bluffton’s school board will make these official during its Monday night school board meeting.

Seventh graders will participate in Outdoor School at Camp Berry, Arlington, Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 10 to 12. Eighth graders have an option to participate in a trip to Washington, D.C., Monday to Thursday, May 20 to 23.

Buckeye park will have new restrooms

75 trees hoped for are not coming to the village; paper work never completed

Bluffton council accepted the low bid from Schimmoeller Construction of Kalida, to construct new restrooms at the Buckeye Park.

The Monday night action accepted the Kalida firm’s base bid of $119,997 for the project, which is under the $120,800 engineer’s estimate. Council did not accept an addition proposal of  $16,497 to add a porch to the building.

Schimmoeller has until June 15, 2019, to complete the building. Council approved the contract as an emergency in the hope that construction would begin very soon.

Several contracts, assignments, one resignation

At Monday's Bluffton school board meeting

Bluffton school board puts some actions into place for the 2018-19 school year at its Monday meeting.

Among agenda items include:
• Contracts, assignments and resignations – Those include several contracts for supplemental coaching, substitute teacher, substitute educational aides, substitute secretary and substitute cafeteria workers.

• One student teaching assignment – Lauren Roberts of University of Dayton with Elizabeth Smith

Bluffton schools 2018-19 appropriations reach $19 million

News middle school science teacher to be hired


Bluffton school board will act on the hiring of a new teacher at its Thursday board meeting. Amanda Temple will be offered a one-year contract to teach sixth and seventh grade science. She will replace Lauren Moser, who has resigned.

If hired, Temple will join the system with a master’s, step 3, one-year contract at $44,023 per year.

Three council committee meetings set

Bluffton council set the following committee meetings for July:

• Personnel, town hall, Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m.
• Street and alley, town hall, Monday, July 23, 6 p.m.
• Committe of the whole, town hall, Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Looks like a "back-to-school" agenda for school board

Board meeting also includes review of school treasurer and superintendent

The complete agenda is found in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Tonight’s Bluffton school board meeting agenda is filled with several actions to prepare for the 2018-19 school year.

Among those agenda items include acting on the resignation of Sarah Schulte, teacher, and offering her a one-year contract as learning disability tutor. Kerry Godsil will be offered one-year teaching contract at $39,297.

The board will act on the following proposed breakfast and lunch prices: