VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler Board of Education honored outgoing board member Raymond “Bud” Zupp at last week’s regular meeting. Zupp has served 12 years on the Board.
Zupp “has distinguished himself as a leader, role model, and a strong supporter of the students of the Vandalia-Butler City Schools serving his community as a board member for twelve years,” read an appreciation proclamation.
The proclamation designated Decemebr 14-18 as Raymond “Bud” Zupp Appreciation Week in the school district.
It was signed by President Bruce Sucher, board members Robert Cupp, Mary Kilsheimer, and George Moorman, Superintendent Bradley Neavin, and Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers.
Zupp did no run for re-election in November and will be succeeded by Rodney Washburn.
In other action, the board tabled a vote to invoice the Ohio Department of Education for charter school funding lost by the district. Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers said the discussion stems from the fact that the district receives between $1,900 – $2,200 per student from the state of Ohio yet is forced to surrender around $5,500 for each student who chooses to attend a charter school.
“The resolution to bill ODE was actually tabled for further discussion,” Beavers said in an email. “The discussions will resume in January.”
The board also approved an agreement with the Miami County ESC to provide staff, occupational therapy, vision impaired, and home instruction services for the 2015-16 school year.
The board also approved an out of state trip for the Butler Kickline to participate in the Nationals Competition at the BB&T Arena in Northern Kentucky April 8-10, 2016.
In other action, the board approved these donations:
- Books valued at $290.82 for the media center at Demmitt Elementary School;
- $500 from the Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club to Helke Elementary School to purchase a Tower Garden Growing System;
- $500 from the Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club to Demmitt Elementary to help purchase iPads, apps, and accessories for third grade students;
- A bouncing chair valued at $850 donated by Lisa and Mel Rife to the MD classroom at Butler High School.
The Board of Education will hold its organizational meeting for 2016 on Monday, January 11 at 6 p.m. in the large conference room at the Board office. New board member Rodney Washburn will be sworn in at the meeting which is open to the public.