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Summary of May 2023 Board of Education meeting

By Paula Scott

The Bluffton Exempted Village Schools Board Of Education held a Regular Meeting in the Elementary Library at 7:30 p.m. on May 15, 2023. All board members--Larry Hoffman, Roni Kaufman, Wes Klinger, Jeremy Scoles and Brad Dailey--were present. Eight members of the public were present.

All items requiring the approval of the board were passed unanimously.

The board agenda packet is attached HERE.

Special notice by Richland Township Trustees

Richland Township trustees will hold a special meeting on Wed, May 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township garage, 8435 Dixie Hwy, Bluffton, Ohio for personnel matters.

Regular meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Township Garage.

Summary of May 22 Bluffton Council meeting

By Andy Chappell-Dick

The Monday, May 22 meeting of the Bluffton council proceeded with dispatch, as councilors and administrators covered a lot of ground in only forty minutes.


Several Committees presented reports of their meetings from the last two weeks. Joe Sehlhorst said that Streets and Alleys had met for five minutes to discuss vacating an alley.  

May 22 Agenda for Bluffton Council

The Village of Bluffton will hold a Regular Council Meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22 on the third floor of Town Hall, 154 N. Main.

Items on the agenda in the attached 24-page packet include reports from the following committees:

Streets, Alleys, Lights & Sidewalks, Utilities, Parks & Recreation


Doug Westrick hired as new Bluffton Middle School principal

By Paula Scott

While the Bluffton Schools are busy wrapping up the 2022-2023 school year, the Board of Education has been busy interviewing candidates for a new middle school principal to start August 1, 2023.

On Wednesday, May 10, the board approved a 3-year contract with Doug Westrick, who is currently the superintendent of Delphos City Schools. 

Agenda for May 15 school board meeting

The Board Of Education of the Bluffton Exempted Village Schools will hold a regular meeting on May 15, 2023 in the Elementary Library, 102 S. Jackson St.

The full six-page meeting agenda is attached HERE. Agenda items include:

Approval Of Agenda 

Approval Of Minutes & Reports 

Involvement Of Visitors 

Treasurer's Transactions 


2023-2024 School District Insurance Plan And Participation Agreement 

Contracts, Assignments, Resignations & Etc.

Approval Of Graduates 

Administrative Reports