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Continental Board of Education December 2022 Meeting | #Education | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey

The regular meeting for the Continental School Board was held at 5:00 p.m. on December 20, 2022 in the
administration office. The meeting was called to order by board president Dean Bidlack, who opened the
meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Hearing of the Public:
Macie Cordes was recognized as “Student of the Month” for the junior high/high school. Macie is
a senior at Continental High School and the daughter of Matthew and Nicole Cordes.
Mrs. Tracy Potts, Elementary Principal, reported:
•The elementary students enjoyed buying Christmas gifts at the Candy Cane Lane Shop. The
elementary staff and students would like to thank the P.O.P. for sponsoring Candy Cane Lane.
•Congratulations to the elementary staff and students for donating $2,498.85 to Christmas for Kids
from their raffle basket sales, jeans day, and kindergarten chores. Fort Jennings students donated
money as well. The funds raised helped buy Christmas gifts for 36 families in Putnam County. Thank
you to Mrs. Erin Schmidt for organizing the distribution of gifts.
•Thank you Mrs. Erin Schmidt for partnering with a local church to provide Christmas meals for 26
Continental families.
•Third-grade reading guarantee results are in. 58% of our third-grade students passed the test.
•Santa and Mrs. Claus came to visit this week followed by the Grinch.
•Each student received a book for Christmas from the Leipsic Community Center. Local businesses
sponsored the books.
•The elementary combined their November/December students of the month and they will be
announced at the January board of education meeting.
•Upcoming events:
December 22-January 2 – No School
January 6 – End of Quarter
January 16 – No School, Martin Luther King Day
Mr. Tim Eding, JH/HS Principal, reported:
•The JH/HS Students collected nearly 1800 items that are being donated to the Continental Food
Bank later this week. Thank you to the Student Council and NHS for organizing the food drive as
well as for everyone’s generosity and willingness to donate to help our students meet this year’s
•Congratulations to Mrs. Katie Meyer and the FCCLA for being awarded two $1000 stipends from the
state FCCLA organization! The first stipend is due to increased membership in the local FCCLA
chapter and the second stipend is being used to pay for a Distracted Driving event that the FCCLA
will be doing for our students.
•Semester Exams took place this week for the JH/HS building. The end of the 2nd quarter/1st
semester is Friday, January 6th.
•Auditions for the Spring Musical, Tarzan, took place on Monday. The cast list will be released soon
and rehearsals will begin immediately after the break.
•Christmas Break is December 22 through January 2. The JH/HS Staff wishes all of our students and
families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing everyone back in the
building on January 3rd!
Treasurer’s Report:
The Board:
•Approved the following donations:
$200.00 from Defiance Lions Club to the Band Fund
$25.00 from Kent Snyder to the NHS Fund
$300.00 from an Anonymous Donor to the Athletic Department
$100.00 from Duane Cox to the Athletic Department in Memory of Wyatt Davis
•Approved the TIF Agreement Application for The Brick Farm Swine, LLC.
•Set the 2023 compensation for board members at $100 per local meeting, not to exceed 16 meetings,
plus $100 for one county meeting per year.
•Appointed Brian Donaldson as President of the January Organization Meeting.
•Approved the purchase of the following subscriptions:
OSBA Annual Membership (Based upon ADM) – $4,751
Briefcase (Electronic Subscription) – Free
School Management News – $150.00 (Electronic Subscription)
Superintendent’s Report:
•The transportation report was given.
•Board member Robin Etter gave the Vantage Career Center report.
•Appointed Robin Etter to the Vantage Career Center Board of Education for a three-year term of
office commencing January 2023.
•Approved College Credit Plus Alternative Funding Structure Agreement between Tiffin University and
Continental Local School.
The Board:
•Approved the third and final reading on the following policies:
1617 Weapons
2220 Adoption of Courses of Study
2413 Career Advising
2430 District Sponsored Clubs and Activities
2431 Interscholastic Athletics
3120.08 Employment of Personnel for Co-Curricular/Extra-Curricular Activities
3217 Weapons
4217 Weapons
5111 Eligibility of Resident/Non Resident Students
5335 Care of Students with Chronic Health Conditions
5336 Care of Students with Diabetes
5460.01 Diploma Deferral
6550 Travel Payment & Reimbursement
6700 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
7217 Weapons
7440 Facility Security
7440.03 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
8210 School Calendar
8320 Personnel Files
8330 Student Records
8600 Transportation
•Approved the December 2022 Putnam County substitute teacher list, provided by the Putnam County
•Approved Justin Etter as Musical Director for the 2022-2023 school year and issued him a pupil-activity
contract, pending proper certification and satisfactory background checks if applicable.
•Approved dock days to the following employees:
Pam Relue, January 11, 12, & 13, 2023
Christy Bartley, January 26 & 27, 2023
Brian Stegbauer, February 24, 2023
•Approved new hourly substitute rates of pay, effective January 1, 2023.
•Approved maternity leave to Mrs.Taylor Geckle. Expected maternity leave will be from February 7 to
March 20, 2023 with an anticipated return to work date of March 21, 2023.
•The 2023 Organizational Board Meeting will be held on January 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the administrative
office with the Regular January Board meeting following.
•The meeting adjourned at 5:39.

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