Board Bullet

January 12, 2017



Beginning with the 2017 organizational meeting, we will have a high level summary of each board meeting available on the website after the meeting. The purpose is to share board business in a quick snapshot for those who would like a high level summary.


Board Leadership:

  •  We thanked Dave King for his service as the 2016 Board President and Roger Bartz for his service as the 2016 Vice President of the Board of Education.
  • The Board elected Roger Bartz to serve as Board President and Mindy Patrick to serve as Vice President for 2017.
  •  The Board set the 2017 meeting dates, which may be found on the District website.

  • Board members confirmed which committees and additional roles each Board member will assume for the upcoming year.



Board President’s Report:

  •  President Roger Bartz outlined the Board’s goals for the District Leadership Team during his remarks. Goals include strategic planning and goal development surrounding the areas of financial and physical asset management, employee retention, technology, community business partnerships, enrollment projections and growth management.


Superintendent’s Report:

  •   Superintendent Mark Raiff thanked the Board for their service as January is Board of Education Appreciation month. In addition, Mr. Raiff shared positive third grade reading results. Highlights included the fact that the district outperformed the state average in the percentage of students who scored proficient or better. Mr. Raiff also updated the Board on the number of staff meetings and coffee chats he has held this school year.


Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer Emily Hatfield shared that the hiring of a new assistant treasurer, Missy Griffith, would be on the board agenda for approval. Missy Griffith will join the District February 1 and comes to us from the Belpre Local School District.


Discussion items:

  •  The Board approved a resolution for the District to enter a $7.3 million financing agreement for the purposes of completing a House Bill 264 energy conservation project. The project enables the District to convert facility lighting and energy controls to more efficient equipment.  The savings in utility costs the District will incur from converting the lighting and energy controls will be used to pay the debt burden of the financing agreement. 
  • The Board reviewed and approved District policy updates as presented to them.



Action items:

  •  All action items were approved as presented.



The next meeting of the Olentangy Local School District will be 6 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the administrative offices.