Board to place levies on March ballot


BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Local Schools board of education approved a resolution for the renewal of a .154 emergency tax levy that will generate $48,000.

The board also approved a resolution for the renewal of a .80 permanent improvement levy.

Both levies will be in effect for five years if approved by voters in the March 2024 election.

The board accepted the terms and conditions and the memorandum of understanding for the School Resource Officer program with the city of Brookville.

The board entered into a three-year agreement with the city that will allow the continuance of the School Resource Officer program at the school.

The agreement calls for the board and the city to each pay 50 percent of the SRO’s wages and benefits over the three-year period.

The three-year contract is retroactive to Aug. 1.

The board accepted the retirement resignation of Jeff Requarth as director of support personnel, effective Jan. 2, 2024.

“We want to thank Jeff for his years of service,” Brookville Schools Superintendent Jason Wood said.

“He’s been a tremendous asset to our district in his role as transportation as well as building and grounds supervisor,” Wood continued.

The board gave its permission for Brookville Local Schools to receive property tax advances from the Montgomery County auditor for tax year 2023. Collection of the 2023 tax funds will begin in 2024.

The board voted in favor of a pay rate increase to $14.50 an hour for substitute custodians, effective Nov. 20.

“That gets us in line with everyone else that surrounds us in the county,” Wood said of the pay rate increase.

The board approved extracurricular contracts for the 2023-2024 school year for:

• Megan Berning – Coding Club (certified)

• Deb Tidd – Coding Club (classified)

The board approved Lenny Cornett as a classified extracurricular high school girls basketball team volunteer for the 2023-2024 school year.

“He’s been with our high school girls basketball program for several years,” Wood said.

The board designated the district’s previous treasurer, Sam Braun, as the designee for the public records training with the Ohio Attorney General for the 2022-2023 school year.

“He was our treasurer at that time,” Wood said.

The board approved the athletic training services agreement with Miami Valley Hospital North.

The board approved the services agreement with the Montgomery County Educational Service Center.

The board granted the following professional leave requests:

• Stacy Derringer – Wilson Introductory Course at MCESC (Dec. 11-13)

• Kaitlin McPherson – Ohio Music Education Association’s professional conference in Columbus (Feb. 1-2, 2024)

• Jennifer Garst and Hailee Loughman – Link Crew basic training in Cincinnati (Feb. 26-28, 2024)

The board gave permission to the high school concert choir and Shades of Blue to travel to the National A Capella convention and Disney World in Orlando, Fla., April 3-9, 2024.

Reach Terry Baver at [email protected].

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