The Archbold Area School board met behind closed doors for about an hour and a half during its Monday, Dec. 19 meeting.
Stated reason for the closed-door executive session was personnel matters, specifi cally, the “employment, demotion (or) promotion of public employees.”
No action resulted when the board returned to regular session.
Invited into the executive session were John Downey and Bob Aschliman, who were elected to the board during the November election and will take board seats in January.
Also invited to meet with the board were Tim Meister, Archbold High School principal; Royal Short, middle school principal; and Dorothy Lambert, elementary principal. Supplemental Contracts
During the regular meeting, the board approved supplemental contracts for John Culler and Jeff Brunswick for high school intramural basketball.
Supplemental contracts were also approved for Marlyn Krueger and Mike Short, as musical assistants.
Board members recognized Scott Miller and Tony Warncke, outgoing board members, for their years of service.
The board also accepted two donations during the meeting.
A $3,000 donation was accepted from Farmers & Merchants State Bank for use toward a video camera for the school wind turbine.
A donation of $438 was received from True North for student lunches. Approve Trip
The board also approved a trip to France, sponsored by the school French Club, for June 18-26, 2012.
The trip will be under the direction of Anne Bryan, AHS French teacher.
The board also established Friday, Sept. 28, as “waiver day.”
Students will be released from school that day, while teachers undergo in-service training.
The designation refers to a waiver from the Ohio Department of Education.
The board also set Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, 6 pm, as the date and time of the board’s annual organizational meeting.
Jon Lugbill, current board president, was appointed president pro tem for the meeting. It will be held in the high school media center.
The regular January meeting will follow.