BOE reviews high school debt millage

Veterans’ breakfast set for Nov. 20

By Belinda M. Paschal -

CASSTOWN — During a meeting that covered mostly routine business on Monday evening, the Miami East Board of Education also reviewed the debt millage for the high school.

Two years ago, the debt millage on the building was reduced from the collected 2 percent to zero percent, according to Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold.

“We’re just discussing whether we’re going to stay at that zero percent level,” he said. “It’s the result of cost savings and the construction of the high school.”

The board also gave a good-news recognition to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, now in its fifth year at the elementary school. Research has shown that children who are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade are likely to have trouble learning in all subjects in higher grades. As a result, the Ohio General Assembly approved the Third Grade Reading Guarantee in 2012.

“It’s just to ensure that students have scored high enough on state reading tests to be promoted to fourth grade,” Rappold explained.

The board approved entering into a technical supervision service agreement with Rob Trisel for the 2017-18 testing of the water treatment systems at Miami East High and Miami East Pre-K schools.

In addition, a number of donations and contracts were approved, as well as the following:

• The five-year forecast for fiscal years 2018-2022

• Appropriations modifications as follows: increase fund 200 (9317) by $3,824.82 and increase fund 200 (9236) by $4,800, effective Sept. 30, 2017. (These funds are related to class fees, Rappold said.)

• Athletic field maintenance by Les Kinder to be paid through payroll

The board also announced that at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, a Veterans Day breakfast will be held in the cafeteria at Miami East High School to honor veterans and active military personnel who reside in the Miami East school district or graduated from Miami East schools.

“Several years ago, our high school student council thought it was important to recognize our veterans in the district and invite those individuals to a special breakfast,” Rappold said. “The sponsor rotates each year; this year, the elementary school is sponsoring it.”

Spouses are welcome to attend the breakfast, and members of the public who reside in the Miami East district also are invited.

The next meeting of the Miami East Board of Education will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 20, in the lecture hall at Miami East High School.

Veterans’ breakfast set for Nov. 20

By Belinda M. Paschal

Reach Belinda M. Paschal at (937) 451-3341

Reach Belinda M. Paschal at (937) 451-3341