District Office 

D. Office                    

349 Rice St. P.O. Box 701

    Elmore, Ohio 43416       

        419- 862-1060                               Fax: 419-862-1951                                                                                         

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 Woodmore Board of Education District Office

349 Rice St. P.O. Box 701

Elmore, Ohio 43416


                              Linda Bringman -- Superintendent            

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                         Barbara Hasenfratz - Board Office Secretary  419-862-1060 ext. 100

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Elaine Bringman                                      Dianne Kopp
Assistant Treasurer/Payroll                       Accounting Clerk
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Members of the Board of Education

Steve Huss -- President

 Grant Cummings -- Vice President

  Julie Bowman -- Board Member

  Michael DeStazio -- Board Member

Joe Liszak -- Board Member  


The date for the regular board meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in RM 101 at the high school. 

Please check the district calendar for any changes.


 Summary of Board Meeting

Woodmore Local School District

349 Rice Street, P.O. Box 701, Elmore, Ohio 43416

Fax (419) 862-1951     Phone (419) 862-1060



The Woodmore Local Board of Education held their regular meeting at the high school on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

The Board entered into Executive Session to discuss matters required to be kept confidential by state or federal law. 


After returning from Executive Session, the board approved:

  • Employment of Karen J. Botzko as Interim Treasurer
  • Approved a Board Separation Agreement


Minutes were approved for the following meetings:         June   4, 2014         Special Meeting

                                                                    June 17, 2014 Regular Meeting

                                                                    June 30, 2014  Special Meeting

                                                                    July    3, 2014  Special Meeting

                                                                    July    8, 2014  Special Meeting


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discussion/Information:          OSBA Capital Conference to be held November 9-12, 2014; New PreK-8 Bldg./Elementary Update; Jr. High/Special Education Update; High School Update; School Lunch Prices; Handbooks


Treasurer Items Approved:

  • A resolution to approve Huntington Bank signatures for operating and payroll account for Steve Huss, Board President and Karen J. Botzko, Interim Treasurer 
  • A resolution to approve Huntington Bank signatures for Athletic checking account for James Kieper, H.S. Principal; Steve Barr, Athletic Director and Dianne Kopp, Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • A resolution to appoint a delegate and alternate to the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Capital Conference November 9-12, 2014
  1. oDelegate to OSBA Conference – Julie Bowman
  2. oAlternate to OSBA Conference – Joe Liszak
  • The Board approved placing a bond levy on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the amount of $4,500,000 for the purpose of
  • A three-year contract with Mercy Health Partners Sports Medicine Division and Elmore Physical Therapy for Athletic Training Services that shall commence on July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2017.
  • Disposal of books and equipment from the elementary
  • An agreement with the Woodmore Education Association (WEA) for a Resolution Adopting a Calamity Day Alternative Make-Up Plan (Blizzard Bag) for the 2014-15 school year. 


Recommendations of the Superintendent:


  • Approved a request for unpaid leave of absence for Amanda Kinison, 4th grade teacher, for 1 year with intention to return for the 2015-16 school year.  

Summary of July 21, 2014 Regular Board Meeting



  • Renewed administrative contracts effective July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2018 for Kevin Ball, Jr. High Principal/Special Education Director; Jim Kieper, H. S. Principal; Joe Wank, Elementary Principal.


  • Approved employment of the following personnel: 

Consultant (Limited Contract): Karen J. Botzko (Effective May 1, 2014)

One-Year Limited Contracts

MD Teacher:  Andrea Mihalko

Intervention Specialist: Kellie Leady

Social Studies Teacher (7th/8th Gr.): Donna Katafias

MD Paraprofessional / Recess Monitor: Tammy J. Hasselkus

Paraprofessionals: Ashley kaylor, Sue Martin, Carol Fawcett, Paula Hernandez

Substitute Contracts (On an as-needed basis)

Substitute Teachers: Gary M. Good, Lynn A. Grear, Colleen Montry, David Ninke, Sandra J. Otte, Justin C. Smith

Substitute Custodian: Timothy Busdiecker, Reggie DeWitt

Substitute Aide:  Reggie DeWitt

Substitute Food Service:  Reggie DeWitt

Substitute Secretary:  Reggie DeWitt

Summer 2014 Migrant Program Staff

Teacher: Mary Selzer

Substitute Bus Driver:  Ray St. Marie

Fall 2014 Migrant Program Staff

TR Clerk:  Beth Wolford

Bilingual Teacher (Fall 2014):  Hope Nevins

Aide (High School):  Sarah Hernandez

Substitute Teacher (High School):  Ken Leist

Lead Teacher (Elementary):  Fareal Gause

Teacher (Elementary): Wendy Ritzman, Madelyn Hetrick, Jane Garlilng, Mary Selzer, Janice Fisher, Linda Aspacher

Bilingual Aides: Torrie Ruiz (Elementary/H.S.), Blanca Segovia (Elementary)


Academic Supplemental Positions 2014-15 S.Y.

Quiz Team Advisor (Jr. High)                                        Courtney Reiner                                             

Band / Instrumental Music Director                            Ken Emerine

Assistant Band / Instrumental Music Director           Mike Czeczele                                           

Flag Corps Advisor                                                          Rachel Stewart

FFA Advisor                                                                     Adam Downs

Director of Vocal Music                                                 Tracy Nycz

Yearbook Advisor (High School)                                 Tina Sandwisch

Yearbook Advisor (Middle School)                             Cari Thumel

Newspaper Advisor                                                         Carolyn Nitz                                              

Dept. Chair – without Conference                               Whitney Flick, Jennifer Haar,  Kristina Curtis                          

Senior Class Advisor                                                       Whitney Flick, Keisha Kuns                   

Junior Class Advisor                                                       Carolyn Nitz, Jean Schultz                     

Sophomore Class Advisor                                             Angie Balduf                                             

        Co-Creativity Competition Team Advisor                 Whitney Flick

Future Teachers Advisor                                                Kim Cook  

        National Honor Society Advisor                                  Ellen Saffran

Summary of July 21, 2014 Regular Board Meeting



Foreign Language Advisor                                             Tom Adams

        Student Council Advisor - 7th/8th Grades                     Michele Albright


Athletic Supplemental 2014-15 S.Y.  

Golf – Head Coach                                                                                     Steve Burner

Strength & Conditioning Coach                                   Charles Wooten

Softball – Head Coach                                                  Tasha Floro


Other Items of Business Approved:

  • Increase in school breakfast and lunch prices beginning with the 2014-2015 school year

                   Breakfast Prices                                                     Lunch Prices

                                      From             To                                                      From               To    

Elem. Students             $1.50          $1.60             Elem. Students                $2.25          $2.50

JH / HS Students           $1.50          $1.60            JH / HS Students             $2.75          Same

Adults                           - - - -                             Adults                            $3.00          $3.00

Milk                              - - - -                              Milk                               $  .50          $  .50

  • Approved the Elementary, Jr. High/High School and Athletic Handbooks
  • Approved a field trip request from Adam Downs, FFA Advisor, for 8 students to attend the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY from October 29 through November 1, 2014
  • Approved requests for open enrollment for 3 students for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Approved presentation of a citation to Woodmore student Colton Bryan Dawkins in recognition for his achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  The court of honor was held in Elmore on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
  • The following fundraisers for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years:
  1. 1.Woodmore Volleyball Program – Sell Cookie Dough – July 21, 2014
  2. 2.Woodmore Volleyball Program – Sell Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits – August 4 – August 29



The next regular Board of Education meeting will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. 



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