BOARD HIGHLIGHTS FOR JUNE 28, 2018

The following is a summary of the Olentangy Local School District Board of Education's June 28, 2018 Business Session held at Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Road. 

Board President's Report:

Board Vice President Kevin O'Brien led the Board in a recognition of Olentangy students and staff for outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.

Superintendent's Report:

Superintendent Mark Raiff announced the grand opening ceremony for Olentangy Berlin High School  will be held at 12:30 p.m. August 5, 2018. The public is invited to attend. Mr. Raiff also reported the District has hired 92 of the 100 staff members it will need to hire over the summer to address retirements, resignations and growth.

Discussion Items:

Liberty High School Booster representatives John Stickel, Eric Kunar and Malcolm Rausch presented plans for construction and funding of an indoor baseball facility at Olentangy Liberty High School. Mr. Stickel said the facility, a 72-by-96-foot steel building, will cost approximately $318,000 and will be funded entirely by the Boosters. The facility, which will include pitching and batting areas, will provide a space for the baseball team to practice year-round while freeing up the school's gymnasium for other sports. Stickel said the project could be completed in December and that donations for the facility are being accepted at https://labteampayments.com/product/liberty-baseball-field-of-dreams-18/

Action Items:

All action items were approved as presented. Highlights include:

  • Approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the District's Maintenance/Janitorial union (OAPSE/AFSCME AFL-CIO Local #03)
  • Approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the District's Transportation union (APSE/AFSCME 4/AFL-CIO Local #32)
  • Hired the following administrators:
    • Brandy Bobek, Tyler Run Elementary School, Assistant Principal, effective August 1, 2018
    •  Nathan Davis, Olentangy High School, Assistant Principal, effective August 1, 2018
    • Michael Starner, Liberty High School, Principal, effective August 1, 2018
    • Christine Tartt, Orange High School, Assistant Principal, effective August 1, 2018
    • Garry Young, Orange High School, Assistant Principal, effective August 1, 2018
  • Approved a measure to maintain current lunch pricing for elementary lunches at $2.50, middle school lunches at $2.75, and high school lunches at $3 with the addition of a tiered lunch option of $3.50 at the high school level for the 2018-2019 school year.

The next meeting of the Olentangy Local School Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m. July 9, 2018 at the District's Administrative Office at 7840 Graphics Way.