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Bluffton schools provides update on 2021-2022 school year

School begins on Aug. 30

The following letter was provided by Dr. Greg Denecker, Superintendent of Bluffton Exempted Village Schools.

Dear Parents and Students-

School board reviews coaching contracts during tonight's meeting

Meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The school board meeting before the start of school includes action to approve several supplemental contracts for the following positions and employees:

Village meetings announced for Aug. 11 and 23

Committee meeting and council meetings set

The Village of Bluffton will hold meetings in August at Town Hall on August 11 and 23. Contact Jesse Blackburn, [email protected], for the link to the Zoom meeting.

  • Personnel Committee - Wednesday, August 11 at noon via Zoom
  • Joint Utilities and Finance Committees - Wednesday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Council Meeting - Monday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Village focuses on internet security and reliability

Amber Troutwine of Perry proTECH gave a presentation during the Finance Committee meeting, July 15, detailing the current internet network in use by the Village. Some wireless connections are either currently not working or very slow and lack cyber security. It was proposed to update these connections with reliable internet and improve security. The plan was quoted at $8,603.83. The Finance Committee agreed to continue with the proposal. Initial taps and connections for a virtual private network (VPN) are scheduled for installation by Spectrum on or before Friday, July 30.

School board will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Agenda includes a review of contracts and assignments

Bluffton school board will review its "Service Fund" at the July 19 meeting.

In addition, the board will act on appointing Paula Parish, treasurer, Wesley Klinger, board president, and Greg Denecker, superintendent, to the Records Commission for the 2021-2022 school year.

The board will also review several contracts and assignments, including changes in hours, new classified employees, supplemental contracts, classified substitutes, and substitute teachers.

Additional action can be found in the board’s agenda attached to this story.

Bluffton Planning Commission meeting set

The Village of Bluffton Planning Commission plans to meet on Tuesday, July 20 at 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of the Town Hall. The meeting will serve as a pre-application conference for a potential major subdivision off of Sunset Drive.

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