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Archbold Schools, Village Move Forward With School Police Officer Position

The Archbold School Board and Archbold village officials are continuing to move forward with putting a police officer in the schools.

Jayson Selgo, superintendent, gave that information to the Archbold School Board at its Monday, March 11 meeting.

Selgo said he, Christine Ziegler, district treasurer, and Leo Wixom III, Archbold police chief, are going through the MOU, or memorandum of understanding, between the district and the village.

Once the memo is complete, it will be reviewed by lawyers for both sides.

He said he anticipates the agreement will go before the board for approval in April.

After that, a search process will start for a resource officer.

An SRO should be ready to start work in August with the new school year.

Ziegler told the board she has a problem, but it’s a good problem.

Rover Pipeline, the company that operates the underground natural gas pipeline that was constructed through the district in 2017, paid its full property tax bill in February rather than paying half in February and half in August.

She said she decided not to make immediate changes in the five-year financial forecast for the district to account for the payment; she said the forecast will be adjusted in May.


Michelle Bagrowski, district curriculum director, told the board there is no better feeling than telling students they passed a test they found difficult.

The tests were end-ofcourse tests.

Royal Short, high school principal, said several juniors and seniors had retaken the tests; many passed tests they failed before.

They will not be required to find alternative paths to high school graduation, he said.

In fact, he added the Class of 2019 is in better shape in terms of graduating than any previous class.

Bagrowski said the students benefited from quick cram sessions given by teachers before the students took the tests.

If time elapsed between when students took the class and the date of the retake of the test, they might miss some of the formulas or concepts that were taught.

The cram sessions helped with that problem.

Bagrowski said she appreciated teachers taking the time to help the students review.

“It’s nice to hear students so excited,” she said.

Bagrowski also recognized the efforts of high school students who helped with the Junior Achievement program, “JA in a Day.”

The students were professional in their appearance as they assisted community volunteers in teaching business concepts to seventh- and eighth-grade students. The program went smoothly, she said.

All board members were present.

The next meeting is Monday, April 15, 5 pm, at the high school media center.

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