WEST LAFAYETTE — The Ridgewood Local School Board met Wednesday, Jan. 3, with the following actions:

The Budget Hearing was held and met all requirements of Section 121:22 of the ORC and Implementing Rules adopted by the Board were complied with for this meeting.

Marty Feldner and Frank Mathews were sworn in as recently re- elected Board Members.

The Organizational Meeting was held with the following actions:

Election of Officers: President: Marty Feldner; Vice President: Cathy McCrea

Oath of Office to President and Vice President.

Standing Committees: District’s Student Achievement Liaison: John Reibesell;

Legislative Liaison: Cathy McCrea; Building and Grounds: John Reibesell; Finance Committee: Helen Leindecker and Frank Mathews; Athletic Council: Marty Feldner and Frank Mathews; Insurance Committee Frank Mathews and John Reibesell

Certified Negotiations: Cathy McCrea and John Riebesell; Classified Negotiations: Marty Feldner and Helen Leindecker; Wall of Fame: Helen Leindecker; Policy Committee Appointees: Cathy McCrea and John Riebesell; Coshocton County Career Center Rep: Cathy McCrea; Records Commission: Marty Feldner.

Time and place for Board Meetings were set for the upcoming calendar year:

Tuesday February 20, 2018 @ Ridgewood Elementary School, 7 a.m.

Monday March 19, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 p.m.

Monday April 16, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 p.m.

Monday May 14, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 p.m.

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 a.m.

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 8 a.m.

Friday July 20, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 a.m.

Monday August 20, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 p.m.

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 p.m.

Monday October 15, 2018 @ Administration Building, 301 S. Oak St., 7 p.m.

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ Ridgewood High School, 7 a.m.

Monday December 17, 2018 @ Ridgewood Middle School, 7 a.m.

Establishing a service fund, waiving the reading of Board Records, designating the Coshocton Tribune and Coshocton Beacon as the official newspapers and WTNS as the official radio station of the Board of Education, bonding the District Treasurer for $20,000, authorizing professional meetings for the Superintendent, Treasurer, and Board of Education members, and authorizing the Superintendent and Treasurer to participate in all appropriate Federal, State, and other programs beneficial to the District.

Authorization of the Treasurer for the payment of bills, advance on tax settlement, amending certificate of estimated resources, borrowing funds, appropriation modifications, opening fund, depository accounts, change funds and transfer of funds.

Authorization of the Superintendent to approve Student activity and student field trips, professional leave, employment pending laws of employment and purchases for normal operations of the districts within the restrictions set forth by appropriations not to exceed $15,000.

Approval and adoption of the FY 2019 Tax Budget available for public inspection 10 days prior to the Budget Hearing.

Finance Committee Meeting was held with all requirements of Section 121:22 of the ORC and Implementing Rules adopted by the Board was complied with for this meeting.

Regular Board of Education Meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by these approved items:

Minutes of previous finance meeting and regular meeting

Commendations to all District Employees for their show of support and participation in the many holiday expressions of giving to the students in the community. Each school provided countless items of food, clothing, toys, and many special gifts for many families in the community and the humane animal shelter.

Ridgewood Elementary School for achieving 85% on the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee on the fall 2017 ELA State Assessment Test.

Recognizing January as the Board of Education appreciation month.

Treasurer’s report was approved

Superintendent’s recommendations:

Agreement with Coshocton County DD to hire an instructional aide

Final reading of several policy and procedures.

Next regular Board of Education meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 a.m. at Ridgewood Elementary School.