VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler Board of Education presented five students Aviator Achievement awards on Tuesday evening during their regular business meeting.
Makenzie Blair and Leah Begley, both students at Morton Middle School, were recognized for being chosen as an exhibitor at the 38th Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition by the Ohio Art Education Association.
Eva Stalter and Lily Susag, Morton eighth graders, were also recognized for art. Stalter won first place in the Youth Art Month Flag contest and Susag placed second.
Jenna Albezreh, a senior at Butler, was recognized as Butler’s Youth Service Award winner by the Dayton LaSertoma Club.
As part of Superintendent Rob O’Leary’s report, members of the Morton Junior Honor Society provided an update on activities at the school including its Dude. Be Kind. initiative which encourages kindness and respect toward others. Additionally, Butler Kickline members Sally Slaton, Emma Ney, and Avery Gunderson reported on high school happenings at Butler High School.
In business items, the Board approved summer BASE Camp fees for 2018. There was no increase in registration fees or for the first child, but fees for additional children in the family rate increased $10 per week.
The Board also approved an AP Chemistry text book titled Approve Chemistry: A Molecular Approach by Nivaldo J. Tro.
Flory Landscaping will continue to provide the district’s grass mowing, trimming, and vegetation control at each of the district’s buildings. Flory submitted the lowest proposal of $38,700 per year.
The Board also approved several personnel items, student handbooks and code of conduct for each of the district’s five schools, and a preschool parent handbook.
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