The regular meeting for the Continental School Board was held at 7:00 p.m. on March 17, 2020 in the administrative office. The meeting was called to order by president Dean Bidlack.
Mrs. Tracy Potts, Elementary Principal, reported:
•The Book Fair family night was well attended. We raised enough money from the Book Fair to provide a
book for every student.
•The Arts Festival was a big success. Congratulations to Mrs. Swonger and the elementary art students on
their artistic abilities.
•Dr. Joy Ellerbrock presented a program titled “Vinnie Vision” to third grade students.
•We had almost 99.2% of our families pick up their lessons today. Almost half of the students in grades 3-6
took home Chromebooks.
Mr. Tim Eding, JH/HS Principal, reported:
•Congratulations to the members of the Putnam County Honors Band and Honors Choir for great
performances at the Putnam County Fine Arts Festival. In addition, we had numerous students that had
artwork displayed in the county art show. Continental was very well represented!
•Thank you to Mr. Swonger for all his work with the County Band & Choir and to Mrs. Swonger for all of her
help with the Putnam County Art Show.
•The 3rd quarter ended on Thursday; grade cards will be finalized and published ASAP.
•100% of our students (and/or their parents) came to school today to pick up materials and instructions on
how we will deliver education over the next few weeks. I was so proud to see the way our students, parents,
and teachers came together to pull all of this off. I know there will be bumps in the road over the next couple
of weeks, but today was really something to see and I think a positive first step in dealing with this challenge
•I literally cannot say enough positive things about our teachers, students, and parents. If nothing else, we
have certainly seen time and time again over the last week or so that our staff, students, and families have
risen to the occasion. We are BLESSED to have such a great group of teachers, staff, students, and
parents. I don’t know what is going to happen or where we will be in the coming weeks, but I am CERTAIN
that we will meet the challenge head-on and we will come out of this better than we started.
•Approved the following appropriation change:
Fund 019 Other Grants $3,000.00 Increase
Fund 029 Educational Foundation Fund $1,000.00 Increase
•Approved to amend the Certificate of Estimated Resources as follows:
Fund 029 – Increase by $1,000
•Approved the following donation:
$1,000 from Katie and Sara Groff in honor of Floyd C. Groff, a 1938 CHS graduate and long time supporter of
education. It is the family’s wishes to award two $500 scholarships to two students in the Class of 2020.
•Approve VSP (vision) renewal rate: $18.87 per month.
•The transportation report was heard. Bus drivers have been working diligently to deep clean and sanitize our buses.
•Robin Etter gave the Vantage Career Center report.
•Approved the following College Credit Plus partnership agreements with Rhodes State College for the 2020-2021
•Phase 2 Concrete Project (student parking lot).
Approved the following quotes:
Schnipke Excavating and Concrete Contracting Co. $24,239.08
K & L Ready Mix $22,400.00
•Non-renewed the 2019-2020 fall and winter supplemental contracts:
•Approved the March 2020 Putnam County substitute teacher list, provided by the Putnam County ESC.
•Approved a one-year, 38-day limited contract for Krista Crossgrove, part-time assistant treasurer, pending satisfactory
background checks, effective April 6 thru June 30, 2020.
The next regular Board meeting is April 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the administrative office. The meeting adjourned at