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PAULDING - The Western Buckeye ESC Governing Board held their regular monthly Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Paulding ESC office. Board President William Poe II welcomed Board members and school personnel to the meeting.

Treasurer Gary Ginter reviewed the current financial reports, investments and the monthly expenditures with the Board.

Superintendent Brian Gerber discussed the next biennial budget proposal which includes fiscal year 2014 and fiscal year 2015 and the potential impact the FY14 and FY15 biennial budget could have on our area school districts. Again, the next biennial budget is only in the discussion stages and will not formally come out until last spring or early summer of 2013. Gerber also discussed the 21st Century Grant at Wayne Trace Junior High School and the potential positive impact the grant could have on the middle school students. He commended Ashley Shepherd and Matt Krites on the work they are doing with students regarding 21st Century Grant monies.

In the business portion of the meeting, the Board approved the following items:

A. Motion to accept the resignation of Rebecca Johns from the paraprofessional position at Allen County ESC, effective Sept. 22.

B. Motion to employ Debra Nolte, paraprofessional for the Allen County ESC system, effective Sept. 24 for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year, salary and benefits as presented.

The Board meeting adjourned at 7 p.m. with no additional Board action. The next regular governing board meeting of the Western Buckeye Educational Service Center will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14 starting at 6 p.m. at the Van Wert ESC office located in the Thomas Edison Early Childhood Building.