COLUMBUS GROVE - The Columbus Grove Board of Education met for a reorganization meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. At the meeting Ned Stechschulte was elected as board president and Ken Kruse as vice-president.
COLUMBUS GROVE - The Columbus Grove Board of Education met for a reorganization meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. At the meeting Ned Stechschulte was elected as board president and Ken Kruse as vice-president. The board established that all future meeting dates and times would continue to be the third Monday of the month at 8 p.m. The board also appointed Brent Stechschulte to the athletic board and Nick Verhoff was appointed as the purchasing agent for the school district. Other items approved included authorize superintendent to accept resignations between board meetings and authorized superintendent to hire employees between board meetings.
Following the reorganization meeting was the regular agenda meeting for the month of January. One item on the agenda included the treasurer's report, which Mark Ellerbrock spoke about the new revenue coming from the casinos. Columbus Grove is getting about $19,000 for this school year and the next year is predicted to be around $50,000 to $70,000.

Ellerbrock shared he thought the money should be put in a special project fund reserve account, the money would still be within the general fund if they would need to use it in the future. "I think it is the perfect funding source to have that special account for reserved funding," stated Ellerbrock. Ellerbrock shared that overall the money the schools are receiving doesn't even come close to what we have lost over the last few years. "It is appreciated money, but it is no where close to what they have taken (from the budget), stated Ellerbrock.