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Bluffton teachers agree to freeze base salaries

Complete agenda is available as an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Bluffton teachers agreed to freeze their base salaries for three years. The action took place at the April Bluffton school board meeting on Monday. In addition, teachers agreed to not take step increases in 2011-12.

In March the Bluffton school administrators agreed to no pay raises in 2011-12.


2011 village finances: "So far, so good"

Except for the price of gas, Village of Bluffton finances appear to be on target so far this year. That's a quick overview of the first quarter of 2011 as reported to Bluffton council by Nancy Kindle, village fiscal officer.

Kindle gave her assessment at Monday's council meeting. She said that revenue and expenses are "where we expected them to be." She continued: "The budget is holding up except for the price of gas." She indicated that if the price continued to increase this summer the village could face some tough decisions.


Meet - the newest kid on the Internet block

The top of the Village of Bluffton's home page

The Village of Bluffton's website is live! Fred Rodabaugh, mayor, told The Icon that the long-awaited site was officially posted on the Internet this weekend.

The website offers several bits of information including separate pages for:


Bluffton council approves ambitious 2011 street repair program

Bluffton council okayed a 2011street maintenance program on Monday that, when added together in one length, extends for more than one mile.

Depending upon the funds available, the following projects will take place this year:


Bluffton schools accepting applications for open enrollment for 2011-12

The Bluffton Exempted Village School District is currently accepting applications from students interested in attending the school district through open enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year.

Students from any school district in Ohio may apply and enroll in Bluffton Schools tuition free. Students are admitted on a full-time basis only.

Applications are approved annually on a first-come, first-served basis and approval is subject to grade level enrollment and educational programs.


BHS accounting teacher, athletic director, Jim Raabe to retire at end of school year

The Bluffton school board accepted the resignation of Jim Raabe on March 21. Raabe has been with the school system for 30 years and will retire effective June 2. He has taught accounting at Bluffton High School and served as the high school athletic director.