Retirees Deb Cowling, Suzie Hall, and Malinda Shellabarger pose together after being recognized for their years of service during Lincolnview's Tuesday Board of Education meeting. Also recognized but not pictured is Fred Fisher. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)
Retirees Deb Cowling, Suzie Hall, and Malinda Shellabarger pose together after being recognized for their years of service during Lincolnview's Tuesday Board of Education meeting. Also recognized but not pictured is Fred Fisher. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

MIDDLE POINT – The Lincolnview Board of Education recognized four recent retirees during Tuesday's regular Board meeting.

Deb Cowling, Suzie Hall, Malinda Shellabarger, and Fred Fisher were recognized. Cowling served the district for 11 years, Hall served the district for 24 years through the Marsh Foundation, Shellabarger served the district for 26 years, and Fisher served the district for 11 years and was the school's Director of Buildings and Grounds. Each retiree received a plaque recognizing their years of service.

"We're sad to see them retire but it's exciting to see them earn to retire and move on to what they are going to do next," said Superintendent Jeff Snyder.

During his report, Snyder noted that several dates have been set for those in the community with key fobs to the Lincolnview Community Center to come renew their fob. Snyder said that if one of the dates does not work, the district is flexible and can make other times work.

Treasurer Troy Bowersock reported to the Board that the funding for schools through House Bill 166 has slightly increased, but he noted that the funding did not make any major impacts on the district's revenue. While the funding is not significant, the school will not be losing any money from the state.

In other business, the Board made the following motions:

- Accept Shannon Walsh's resignation letter as elementary special education teacher effective at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year contract.

- Accept Jacob Staley's resignation letter as the seventh-grade boys basketball coach for the 2019-2020 season effective immediately.

- Approve the deposit of the July 15, 2019, alternative energy distribution as follows: Fund 001 0000 - $177,816.19 / Fund 001 9130 - $25,402.31.

- Accept the following donations: Cooper Family Foundation - Scholarship Donation - $2,500; Cooper Family Foundation - Education Grant Donation - $2,000; Saint Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Needy Student Fund - $300; and Lincolnview Athletic Boosters - Soccer Shelter Donation - $3,649.77.

- Approval to advertise for bids for the purchase of two 72-passenger school buses with options and trade-in information as listed on the specification sheets.

- Approved Eric Germann as the voting delegate to the OSBA annual business meeting at the 2019 Capital Conference with Mark Zielke to serve as the alternate.

- Approve personal service contracts to Theresa Anderson - assistant band, Megan Ryan - seventh-grade volleyball, Jacob Staley - boys freshman basketball, Steve Pardon - head wrestling, and Jarred Sawyer - junior high wrestling.

- Grant Troy R. Bowersock a five-year administrative contract as Lincolnview Local School District Treasurer for the period Aug.1, 2019 through July 31, 2024.

-Grant the advancement to the "Masters +15" payscale for Sandra Dowdy effective with the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

With no further business, the Board went into executive session for personnel matters concerning the employment and compensation of a public employee with no action taken and then adjourned.

The next Lincolnview Board of Education meeting is set for Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m.