John Glenn Education Foundation Grants Approved

Nine grant applications were recently approved to receive funds from the John Glenn Education Foundation.

Superintendent Richard Reese told the John Glenn School Board members this week that $7,500 to $8,000 worth of grants were awarded to teachers who applied for project funding. He added that the names of teachers who applied for the grants will be released at the next school board meeting in November along with the specific projects and grant amounts.

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John Glenn School Board Approves Resolution to Reduce Appropriations

The John Glenn School Board approved a resolution Tuesday night that would reduce an appropriation by $69,000 to carry over into next year’s budget.

Business Manager Tom Bendy explained that the school board has purchased all of the school buses they are going to purchase this year and the board has the opportunity to move the unused funds to next year’s budget.

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will adopt the 2018 budget as advertised. The General Fund is just over $12.7 million with the Capital Projects Fund just under $1.35 million. The transportation fund is $936,000. The total for all funds is $17,730,462.

The school board members will also approve a resolution to reduce an appropriation as well as appoint a library board member to the Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library.

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John Glenn School Board Hold Public Hearing on Budget

The John Glenn School Board members held a public hearing on the 2018 budget on Tuesday night.

The 2018 budget estimate for all funds totals $17,730,462. The General Fund is just over $12,740,000 while the Capital Project Fund is estimated at $1,344,165. Officials told MAX 98.3 FM News that no major projects are anticipated in 2018, just maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds. The Bus Replacement Plan is estimated at $300,000.

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John Glenn School Corporation Receives Lilly Grant

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Corporation was recently awarded a $188,500 Lilly Endowment grant.

Superintendent Richard Reese explained to the school board Tuesday night that the grant will help with counseling services.

“This basically has to with us hiring another counselor, particularly K-8, to assist in career to work stuff,” said Reese. “This will give kids more of a feeling for what’s necessary to be successful in the workplace.”

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will hold a public hearing on the 2018 budget when they meet tonight. The board members then plan to adopt the budget including the Capital Projects Plan and Bus Replacement Plan.

Reports from all of the building principals will be given along with information from Superintendent Richard Reese.

The John Glenn School Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the meeting room in the administration building.

John Glenn School Board Approves Transfer Student Acceptance Deadline

The John Glenn School Board set a deadline date and the maximum number of transfer students in each grade. The board voted Tuesday night to allow 45 students per grade with a deadline date of May 25, 2018 for this school year.

Superintendent Richard Reese recently reported to the board that the number of transfer students into the corporation this school year totals 401. The number of transfer students last year was 376.

John Glenn School Board Discusses Budget

The John Glenn School Board held a work session Tuesday night on the 2018 budget.

Business Manager Tom Bendy gave information to the board about the proposed budget that will be advertised. A public hearing on the budget will be held at a later date.

The board did approve the advertisement of the 2018 Capital Projects plan and the Bus Replacement Fund. The corporation is advertising the purchase of two 84-passenger buses and two 14-passenger buses.

John Glenn School Board Approves Teacher Longevity Gifts

Teachers at the John Glenn School Corporation who have been in the education profession for 20 years or longer will receive an appreciation gift. Gift cards will be purchased from the Swan Lake Resort.

Superintendent Richard Reese asked the school board for permission to purchase seven gift cards in the amount of $190 for non-certified and certified teachers who have been dedicated to education for at least two decades. Continue reading

John Glenn School Year off to a Positive Start

Building administrators and Superintendent Richard Reese gave a positive report on the first day of school to the John Glenn Community School Board Tuesday night. Tuesday was the first full day for students.

Reese said the unofficial student count is 1,922 which shows an increase of 21 students from last year. He noted that the number of kindergarten students entering school is less than last year’s outgoing senior class. The state’s official student count day will occur this fall. Real-time attendance is taken every Wednesday.

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will meet tonight. School starts for students today so the board members will get an update on the start of school from all of the school administrators and review the number of transfer students. The number of transfer students at last count was at nearly 400.

Superintendent Richard Reese will also have a report for the board members on a few corporation discussion items.

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John Glenn Building Trades Class Sells House

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn Building Trades Class recently sold the house the students worked on during the last school year.

John Glenn School Board member Dennis Holland updated the board Tuesday night and said the house sold at approximately $173,000.

The class does not have a specific project for a community member for the upcoming school year so the students will build another spec house to be sold when completed. Holland said land has been purchased in the Walnut Crossing area just north of town.

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will meet tonight. It will be the last meeting before the start of the school year for students.

The school board members will discuss the creation of a new Director of Guidance position and appoint a member to the Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library Board. Superintendent Richard Reese will update the school board on items as the staff prepares for the start of the new school year.

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John Glenn School Board Approves Textbook Rental Fees

The John Glenn School Board approved textbook rental fees this week.

Fees reflect the purchase of science textbook adoption and technology fees. New science textbooks hadn’t been purchased in 12 years. Teachers and administrators have found that teaching with both the digital component and textbooks enhance learning. Not all students learn as easily with just a textbook or use of a technology device.

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John Glenn School Board Hires New Band Director

Nathanael Suddeth

A new leader will guide the John Glenn music department at the high school.

The John Glenn School Board welcomed Nathanael Suddeth to the school corporation Tuesday night as they approved his appointment to the position. He along with four other candidates underwent a rigorous interview process which included administrative team interviews, previous and current choral director input and consulting of the band booster president. Two band students also had a chance to interview the candidates.

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will meet tonight.

The school board members will be approving staff for the second session of summer school which began last week and approving textbook fees for all schools for the upcoming school year.

The board will also discuss a stipend for Interim Band Director Cathy Austin-Burnett and appoint a temporary maintenance director.

The John Glenn School Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in the John Glenn Administration Building.

John Glenn School Board Amends Technology Purchase

The John Glenn School Board approved a resolution to rescind a previous technology purchase in the amount of $143,888.25.

The school’s attorney found some items that needed to be amended so the board approved a resolution to revoke the previous decision to move forward with the transaction.

Technology Director Andrew Stegemiller gathered quotes for a fewer number of Chromebooks at a price of $111,690 from Trinity 3 Technology. The purchase price approved by the board this week also includes the warranty on the computers.

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