January 2021 Board of Education Organizational Meeting

Held Remotely
Wednesday, January 13 - 7:00pm

    1. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
    Board President Pro Tem

    2. MOMENT OF SILENCE
    Board President Pro Tem

    3. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE RE-APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS
    Linda Schumacher, Treasurer
    • Mary Jean Theaker, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023
    • John Kime, Bucyrus City Schools, January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023

    4. ROLL CALL
    Board President Pro Tem

    5. ELECTION OF PIONEER BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT

    Chair received nominations for the Office of President.
    _______________ moved the nomination of _______________ for the office of President.  ________________ moved that nominations be closed.
    ___________________ was elected President of the Pioneer Career and Technology Center; a Joint Vocational School District Board of Education 2021.


    6. ELECTION OF PIONEER DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION VICE PRESIDENT

    Chair received nominations for the Office of Vice President.
    _______________ moved the nomination of _______________ for the office of Vice President.  ________________ moved that nominations be closed.
    ___________________ was elected Vice President of the Pioneer Career and Technology Center; a Joint Vocational School District Board of Education 2021.


    7. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO BOARD PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT
    Linda Schumacher, Treasurer

    8. ESTABLISH PIONEER BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING TIME AND PLACE
    Mr. Douglas Theaker, Board President

    Recommendation of Superintendent Gregory D. Nickoli that the Regular meeting of the Pioneer Career and Technology Center; a Joint Vocational School District; Board of Education be held at 7:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Pioneer Career and Technology Center Community room.


    9. APPOINT LEGISLATIVE LIAISON
    Mr. Douglas Theaker, Board President

    _________________ nominated ________________ for Legislative Liaison.  ________________ seconded and moved that nominations be closed.  _______________ was appointed Legislative Liaison.


    10. APPOINT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LIAISON
    Mr. Douglas Theaker, Board President

    __________________ nominated ________________ for Student Achievement Liaison.  ____________________ seconded and moved that nominations be closed.  ________________ was appointed as Student Achievement Liaison.


    11. APPOINT FINANCIAL AUDIT COMMITTEE
    Mr. Douglas Theaker, Board President

    Recommendation of Superintendent Gregory D. Nickoli that __________________, ________________ and ____________________ be appointed as the Financial Audit Committee.


    12. APPOINT ROUTINE ANNUAL BUSINESS
    Mr. Douglas Theaker, Board President

    12.1 Authorize Treasurer to pay outstanding bills.
    Board President

    that Treasurer; Linda Schumacher, be authorized to pay outstanding contractual obligations for the year 2021 when due, including such items as utilities, bonded debt, salaries and all other obligations, including invoices for supplies, equipment and services.


    12.2 Authorize Treasurer to invest interim monies

    that Pioneer Career and Technology Center; a Joint Vocational School District Board of Education Treasurer, Linda Schumacher, be authorized to invest interim and inactive deposits up to $25,000,000 when surplus is available at the Civista Bank; and/or PNC Bank; and/or US Bank, NA, Shelby Branch, Shelby, OH; and/or United Bank; and/or Farmers Citizens Bank, Bucyrus, OH; and/Or Huntington Bank, Mansfield, OH; and/or STAR OHIO/STAR PLUS, State Treasurers Investments Pool, Columbus, OH; and/or Richland Bank, Division of Park National Bank, and, in all allowable investments under ORC 135.03, 135.08, 135.14, 135.032, 135.142 and 135.145 including certificates of deposits with FDIC insurance with any bank domiciled in Ohio and subject to inspection by the Ohio Superintendent of Financial Institutions.


    12.3 Request Advance Payment on Current Collection of Taxes

    that the Auditors of Richland, Crawford, Huron, Morrow, Ashland, Wyandot, Marion and Seneca counties be requested to issue an order to the Treasurers of Richland, Crawford, Huron, Morrow, Ashland, Wyandot, Marion and Seneca counties to pay the Treasurer of all Pioneer Career and Technology Center; a Joint Vocational School District Board of Education all funds as may be available for distribution to the General Fund and to the Bond Retirement Fund; this warrant being an advance payment of the current collection of taxes due Pioneer Career and Technology Center; a Joint Vocational School District from the February and August 2021 settlements.


    12.4 Authorize Treasurer to prepare Blanket Certificates

    that Treasurer, Linda Schumacher, may prepare so called "blanket" certificates for a sum not exceeding $350,000 against any specific line item account over a period not extending beyond the end of the current fiscal year.  The Blanket Certificate may, but need not, be limited to a specific vendor.


    12.5 Authorize Treasurer to Waive Notice Period for Tax Abatement Proposals

    Pioneer Career and Technology Center Partner School District, Board of Education moves to authorize the Treasurer of Pioneer Career and Technology Center to waive all or part of any notice period for any tax abatement proposals.


    12.6 Approve Board of Education Expenses (Service Fund)

    that an amount of $15,000 be approved to fund 001-2310-433/434, in accordance with R.C. 3315.15 ORC.


    12.7 Appoint Purchasing Agent

    that the Director of Business Affairs, be appointed Purchasing Agent for the Pioneer Career and Technology Center; a Joint Vocational School District for calendar year 2021 and that in accordance with ORC Section 3313.51 shall be designated as the name required on each check should the Treasurer become incapacitated.


    12.8 Authorize Employment of Personnel

    that Gregory D. NIckoli, Superintendent be authorized during periods when the Board is not in session to make offers of employment directly to candidates for either teaching or non-teaching positions on behalf of the Board and to acknowledge acceptance of such offers on behalf of this Board, subject to subsequent vote of ratification by the Board; provided however, that upon ratification of this Board the employment shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of the employee's acceptance of the Superintendent's offer; however, that Board of Education shall not be required to employ or continue to employ an individual who has not provided a criminal records check satisfactory to the Board or who had not satisfied any other prerequisite to employment created by law or Board policy.


    12.9 Authorize Acceptance of Resignations

    that Gregory D. Nickoli, Superintendent be authorized, on behalf of the Board, to accept resignations which have been submitted by employees during times when this Board is not in session, subject to ratification by this Board; provided, however, that upon ratification by this Board, such resignations shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of the Superintendent's acceptance.


    12.10 Approve Authorization for Superintendent to Apply for Federal and State Grants

    that Gregory D. Nickoli, Superintendent, be authorized to apply for any federal and state grants appropriate for Pioneer Career and Technology Center.


    12.11 Approve Board Member Training Reimbursement

    Pioneer New Board Member training, OSBA training or other education - related training workshops, to exclude the OSBA Annual Capital Conference, for Board member training reimbursements when eligible.


    13. ADJOURN MEETING
    Mr. Douglas Theaker, Board President

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