Superintendent's Weekly Update - December 18, 2015

The regular December Meeting of the Otsego Board of Education was held on December 17th.

The Board of Education recognized the Otsego High School Students of the Month for December: Jordan Chaney, Freshman, Will Varner, Sophomore, Lane Gerschutz, Junior, and Grayce Vollmar, Senior

Treasurer’s Financial Reports / Recommendations

A. Approved the Financial Report for November 2015

B. Approved the increase of the appropriations

C. Renewed the OSBA membership for 2016

D. Approved the request for Advance of Taxes collected for 2016 – Wood, Lucas, and Henry Counties

E. Approved the Resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor

F. Budget Hearing – January 5, 2016 at 12:00 noon in the Treasurer’s Office – informational item only.

Superintendent Recommendations

A. Approve the High School Cheerleading Competition Squad to attend the National Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida, February 4, 2016 – February 8, 2016. (at no cost to the board)

B. Removed the ELL board policy #2225 per

C. Approved a memorandum of understanding with the Otsego Educators Association in regards to retire/rehire contracts to comply with federal regulations.

D. Held a first reading of the 2016-2017 High School Program of Studies

E. Hired the following individuals:

2015-2016 Supplemental Contracts:

Shaun Downey .5 High School Assistant Track

Chad Gregory Assistant Softball

Dan Sheperd Head Softball

Scott Wongrowski Head Track

2015-2016 School Year Substitute Non-Teaching Employees:

Allison Luce

Deborah Lybarger

Taylor Vaught

2015-2016 Volunteers:

Scott Bowen, Hannah Perez, Josh Richardson, Ron Tolles


Adam Koch


Informational Sessions for Parents throughout Wood County


The Otsego Education Foundation (OEF) is currently seeking self-nominations to serve on its recently expanded board of trustees. Trustees help in the operational activities of the foundation, including its annual reverse raffle fundraiser, and review of grant proposals.

We are particularly seeking someone who would be willing to chair the Reverse Raffle Committee. If you know of someone you think would be interested or are interested yourself, please contact us. The board will review nominations of all submitted parties at its January Meeting.

The purpose of the Foundation is to generate and distribute financial support for Otsego Local Schools for enrichment programs or projects which enhance the quality of education and/or educational opportunities. The OEF always welcomes involvement by any interested community members, in addition to Trustees. We meet in the Jr. High Conference room at 6:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 8 times a year . Meetings are open to the public.

If you would like to be considered for a trustee position, or are interested in more information please feel free to contact President Sue Clanton at spclanton@gmail.com, or Treasurer Ellen Pullins at ellen.pullins@utoledo.edu.


Upcoming performances:

12/21 High School Choral Holiday Concert

We have a freshman, Brittany Vollmar, sophomore, Kelly McBride, junior, Kyra McCoy and senior Casey Barbour all performing in the Nutcracker All Jazzed Up!!

Shows are Saturday, December 19th 2:00 and 7:00 and Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 BGSU Moore Musical Arts Center – Kobacker Hall

Otsego Athletic Booster Spirit Wear

Meet the teams for winter athletes will be December 18th. Varsity athletes will be introduced after the game with shirt signing to follow in the commons. Shirts will be $5.

Spirit Wear will be sold during the game. There will be $5 t-shirts for sale during the game. Many items including stadium chairs, stocking hats, sweatshirts and other Otsego apparel is available.

Spirit Wear Orders can be picked up during the game.

From the Desk of Emily Cornish, Prevention Specialist

Questions, Concerns, Comments, or Rumors

I would like to introduce a way for the community to ask the Otsego Team a question, clarify a rumor, address a concern, or comment on anything Otsego. Please use the form below to ask your question. We will answer them throughout the year in this update. Our goal is to be transparent with the Otsego Community and give you another avenue to ask us questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or email. Thank you!

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December 22 @ Fostoria – 6:00

January 02 (H) Van Buren – 6:00

January 05 (H) Eastwood – 6:00

January 08 @ Genoa – 6:00

January 09 (H) Bowling Green – 1:00


December 18 (H) Rossford – 6:00 *Meet the Teams

December 19 @ Delta – 6:00

December 23 (H) Swanton – 6:00

December 30 @ Maumee – 6:00

January 07 @ Fostoria – 6:00


December 18 (H) Rossford – 4:45

December 19 @ Delta – 4:45

December 23 (H) Swanton – 4:45

December 30 @ Maumee – 4:45

January 07 @ Fostoria – 4:45


December 19 Bobcat Duals – 9:00

December 20 Bobcat Duals – 9:00

January 05 NBC Quad @ Woodmore – 5:30

January 08 Perrysburg Inv. – 4:30

January 09 Perrysburg Inv. – 9:00


Friday, February 12 for Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading


Tuesday, March 8 @ 7:00 in the High School gym


Community Events Section

Reminder: Please send me any and all community events that you might know of. I love sharing things in and around our great community. I will start sending out updates every Friday starting the first week of school. If you could email me community events by Thursday evening that would be great. Thank you.

Youth Basketball in BG


Free Dental Exam for Kids


Bowling Green Ohio Events

Otsego Board of Education

President: Brad Anderson banderson.otsego@gmail.com

Vice President: Judy Snyder jasnyder715@gmail.com

Board Member: James Harter jameslharter@gmail.com

Board Member: Mark Tolles mdt814@cs.com

Board Member: Elizabeth Gorski jegorski@frontier.com

Lisa Austin, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/EMIS Coordinator

Lori Rea, Curriculum and Technology Integration Director

Lauri Dunham, Special Education Supervisor

Stephen Bihary, School Psychologist

Marc Opsincs, Assistant Elementary Principal

Eva Vasher, Transportation Supervisor

Jeanne Jeffers, Food Service Supervisor

Rick Haskins, Maintenance and Custodial Supervisor