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January 12 School Board summary

Organized for 2022, hired substitutes, FinalForms implementation, lunch supplies

The Board of Education for the Bluffton Exempted Village School District met on January 12 for a regular and organizational meeting. With all five members present, the board elected Larry Hoffman as president and Brad Dailey as vice-president. (See oath of office for new and re-elected members.)

Four visitors were present for the meeting.

Among the evening’s business, the board approved:

  • Standing financial authorizations for Treasurer Paula Parish and Superintendent Greg Denecker for 2022.
  • Regular meeting times at 7:30 p.m. in the Bluffton Elementary Media Center on
    • February 28
    • March 21
    • April 25
    • May 16
    • June 23
    • July 18
    • August 15
    • September 19
    • October 17
    • November 21
    • December 19


The board also approved 

  • Minutes of the December 13, 2021 meeting
  • Treasurer’s financial and investment reports of December 31, 2021
  • Cooperative purchasing agreements
  • Contracts were approved for an educational aide, seven substitute teachers, a substitute custodian, and a substitute cafeteria worker.



Superintendent Denecker noted that the FinalForms service platform will be introduced beginning with Feb. 1 enrollment of kindergarteners. It will be used to fill out and update forms including sports documents.

Several board members reported hearing that there wasn’t as much food available as usual for student lunches and asked the superintendent to report back on this subject.



Board member Jeremy Scoles requested that the board return to hosting students at meetings on a regular basis, a practice halted by the pandemic.