OTTAWA - The Ottawa-Glandorf School district is looking to update its phone system at the high school. According to Superintendent Kevin Brinkman, the school district would like to have most of its buildings on the same phone system.

During its monthly school board meeting, Brinkman told the board members that he has met with the engineers that developed the two phone systems in the new elementary buildings. He said during that meeting they took into consideration the age of the system in the high school building. He said that because there is newer technology out there than what is currently in place at the high school, plans were included into the elementary packages for a new system at the high school.
"We have some of the things that are required for a new system (at the high school)," said Brinkman. He was seeking an opinion for an upgrade to the high school's system and was granted permission from the board to obtain an estimate from the engineers to upgrade the phones that will match the systems at the elementary schools.
He said that a lot of the equipment has already been purchased, when they bought equipment for the new schools and will seek three bids that will also update the wireless system at the school.
Other items on the board's agenda included the approval of a five-year clinical affiliation agreement with Ohio Northern University effective August 1.
• Approved an agreement with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for audiology services for the 2012-13 school year.
• Approved the employment of Mary Jo Williams as a part-time director of curriculum and special services effective Sept. 19.
The next school board meeting will be held on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.