The regular meeting for the Continental School Board was held at 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2018 in the administrative office. The meeting was called to order by president Dean Bidlack. Treasurer Bev Sabo was absent from the meeting. Interim Treasurer Ann Lamb was present.
Mrs. Tracy Potts, Elementary Principal, reported:
•Grandparent’s/Grandfriend’s Day was Friday, November 16th. We received positive feedback from the new
•The first-grade classes had their Pilgrim Palooza. The students participated in seven stations set up by the
teachers. Each station had an activity for the students to do and was facilitated by a relative of one of the
•The fall gifted testing is complete.
•Parent/Teacher Conferences are almost over. We had an excellent turnout again this year.
•The elementary students collected $1,100 for Christmas for Kids. They will donate the money on Thursday,
November 30th at H & K. Mrs. Retcher’s class won the donation competition. They brought in a total of $204.
•The teachers participated in two professional development days (ALICE/Stop the Bleed and data training).
Both days were well received and needed.
Nov. 27, K-2 Christmas Program, 1:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2nd Quarter Midterms
Dec 10-13, Candy Cane Lane supported by the POP organization
Mr. Tim Eding, JH/HS Principal, reported:
•Congratulations to the Cast & Crew of “Spark” for successful performances. Thank you to Mrs. Heil, Mr. Swonger, and all of the other parents, teachers, and staff members that helped the students get the play on stage.
•Parent/Teacher Conferences have been well attended. We calculated that there were 209 conferences scheduled this year (up very slightly from last year).
•Irene Butter, a Holocaust Survivor currently residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be here to speak to all of our
students on Tuesday, November 27th at 1:00 p.m. A special thank you to the Cooper Family Foundation for providing the school with a grant that is paying for this event and to Mrs. Emily Fuller for helping coordinate and plan the assembly.
•7th & 8th graders that qualified for the Kalahari Trip based on their sales for the Junior High Fundraiser will be
making the trip on Wednesday. There are 45 students that qualified.
•Our High School Students will be traveling to Ft. Jennings High School on the morning of Friday, November 30th for an assembly being sponsored by the Putnam County ADAMHS Board and the nine local school districts. Mr. Kevin Hines will be speaking to the students about living mentally well, how a healthy lifestyle can lead to better mental health, and helping students build their own toolkit for maintaining their own mental health and the wellness of those around them.
•The NHS Induction Ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th.
•The Winter Band & Choir Concert will be on Monday, December 10th.
•The Juniors will be attending a career day at Rhodes State on Friday, December 14th.
•Semester exams will be done before Christmas Break this year—they are scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th.
•Approved the following donations:
•$250 from Ottoville Park Board to the Continental Music Fund for our band’s participation at the Ottoville
•$250 from Sons of the American Legion to the Continental Art Fund for the Continental Fall Fest road mural.
•$100 from Continental Enews to the Drama Department for ads and donation.
•$100 from Todd and Carolyn Etter to the Drama Department.
•$25 from Laura Ford to the Drama Department.
•$123 from concession sales to the Drama Department to be used for microphones.
•Per the requirements of Ohio law, the board reviewed the language of Policy 2413 (Career Advising) and feels it still meets the needs of our students.
•Approved second readings of NEOLA policies.
•Approved a resolution regarding Amenities and Incentives for Continental Local School.
•The transportation report was heard.
•Recognized Principals Tracy Potts and Tim Eding for having the elementary and junior high/high school identified by the Ohio Department of Education as “Independent” based on Ohio’s accountability system. We currently meet the
subgroups of special education and economically disadvantaged and will continue to meet with these subgroups as
the numbers drop. The good new is our staff is doing an excellent job with these subgroups and we remain in an
Independent Status. More information on improvement and innovation can be found at [email protected]
•Ron Bradford gave the Vantage Career Center report.
•Approved anticipated six-week maternity leave for kindergarten teacher Taylor Geckle. Anticipated leave will begin
Approximately December 13.
•Approved the following volunteer coaches:
Tim Vogt, High School Boys Basketball
Ron Harter, Junior HIgh Girls Basketball
•Approved Arden McGinnis as a substitute bus driver, pending proof of certification and documents.
•Entered into executive session at 5:27 p.m. to discuss the employment of a public employee and exited at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held on December 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m in the administrative office.