Bay Board of Education March 21 meeting notes
This report contains member observations and selected highlights of the March 21 meeting of the Bay Village Board of Education. It is not an official statement by the League of Women Voters, nor does it represent the official minutes of the meeting.
Resolution to express opposition to the passage of HB 290 (backpack scholarship program): The board voted unanimously to approve the resolution due to concerns that this bill would create significant damage to the fiscal stability of the Bay school system.
Resolution to authorize the Ohio Schools Council Cooperative to Advertise and Receive School bids on the District’s behalf: The board approved the resolution to authorize the Ohio Schools Council cooperative to advertise and receive school bus bids on the district’s behalf in anticipation of receiving state financial support for the purchase of new buses.
Resolution to express opposition to the passage of HB 327 ("divisive concepts" bill): This resolution was requested because of concerns that the bill's passage would damage the quality of instruction in the Bay school system. This resolution passed unanimously.
Two grants from the Bay Village Education Foundation were approved and accepted: the Transportation Department’s grant application to create a Little Bus Library and a Food for Cultures program. Details available on the Bay Schools website, bayk12.org.
Report of the Superintendent
In honor of Women’s History Month, interim superintendent Char Shryock presented what she described as a “small sample” of women student leaders in the Bay Schools and described their many accomplishments. Students selected and attending the meeting were Annie Mullahy, Nina Manos, Milan Oppewall, Molly Rodgers, Maeve Ransom, Elizabeth Fetterman, Evelyn Lapolla, and Rachel Leighlighter. The board approved a motion to write commendation letters to the students present
OSC Electric Audit Project Agreement
This company provides a third-party audit of the school system’s electric bills to insure accuracy. There is no charge for the service and they get paid 9% of any overcharges discovered and refunded to the schools. The Board authorized the treasurer to enter into an agreement with the OSC.
Public participation was invited and no one responded.
The public part of the meeting was adjourned and the Board went into executive session.
The next regular meeting of the Bay Village Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. in the Bay Middle School cafeteria.
LWV observer Cynthia White
I am a 35 year resident of Bay Village and currrent Chair of the Bay Chapter of the League of Women Voters.