District/Board of Education
Woodmore Board of Education District Office
349 Rice St. P.O. Box 701
Elmore, Ohio 43416
Linda Bringman -- Superintendent
Barbara Hasenfratz - Board Office Secretary 419-862-1060 ext. 100
Elaine Bringman Dianne Kopp
Assistant Treasurer/Payroll Accounting Clerk
419-862-1060 ext 103 419-862-1060 ext 104
Steve Huss -- President
Grant Cummings -- Vice President
Julie Bowman -- Board Member
Corinna Bench -- Board Member
Joe Liszak -- Board Member
The date for the regular board meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month.
The meetings will be held at the PreK-8 Building or the high school.
Please check the district calendar for any changes. View Minutes to the Board meetings on the left.
Woodmore Will Receive $280,000 Reimbursement from ESC
Woodmore Schools will be receiving a one-time reimbursement from North Point Educational Service Center in the amount of $280,000 by fiscal year’s end. After uncovering a possible overpayment on an Educational Service contract in 2013, Woodmore Treasurer Jaime Pearson contacted North Point ESC Treasurer Matt Bauer, who later corroborated her findings. Bauer plans to bring the discovery to the attention of North Point’s Board of Education in the near future and request a full reimbursement for Woodmore. If approved, the payment would be a one-time disbursement.
It is common practice for school districts to partner with Ohio’s Educational Service Centers. ESCs provide services such as specialized staff, professional development, technology, support, planning, and administrative services that help improve the quality of instruction for students. Each contract year, school districts have the choice to pay for ESC services in one of two ways: by deducting funds out of State Foundation monies, or by paying a bill directly. Over the course of the 2013 school year, it appears that Woodmore paid a portion of the ESC contract amount twice -- once through the state foundation money, and again through direct invoice. After investigating ESC contract payments in subsequent school years, both Pearson and Bauer seem fairly sure that the billing error was a one-time mistake. Woodmore’s 2014 financial records show no evidence of double-payment of ESC services. Woodmore will announce the final results once the North Point Board has reached a formal decision.
In spite of the fiscal “shot in the arm” that this reimbursement would provide to the district in the short-term, Pearson and the Woodmore School Board are still recommending the passage of the $600,000 emergency renewal and the 0.75% income tax levies on the ballot for May 5, citing the need for a long-term plan to restore the financial health of the district.