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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:

Four council committee meetings set

Bluffton council members set four council committee meetings in June and July. The schedule follows:

• Thursday, June 28 - Personnel, town hall, noon
• Thursday, July 5, - Bluffton pathway, noon, town hall
• Monday, July 9 - Council as a whole, meeting with police department, 6:30 p.m
• Monday, July 23 - Personnel and finance, to discuss possible K-9 fundraiser, 6:30 p.m.


Insurance update on Monday's council agenda

Bluffton airport terminal and hangar now included in coverage

Bluffton council will hear an update from its insurance committee on Monday.

A recent audit and appraisal shows the value of village buildings and content increased by $3,728,296. And, inland marine increased by $866,014.

The village insurance premium will go from $51,261 to $58,174, according to information revealed at a June 14 insurance committee meeting.

“Basically we are getting an additional $4.5 million in coverage for $7,000,” Jerry Cupples, insurance committee chair wrote in a report in Monday’s council packet.