May Board Meeting

May Board Meeting
Posted on 05/19/2020
This is the image for the news article titled May Board Meeting The Indian Lake Board of Education met again via Zoom for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020. 
District treasurer Coleen Reprogle gave board members an update to the five-year forecast, reflecting recent cuts from the State of Ohio and projected cuts in the months and years to come stemming from the Covid-19 health crisis. She reports that the state cut more than $361,700, or 8.8%, from the Indian Lake Schools budget. She says during this time of school facilities shutdown we have realized some cost savings in the form of fuel, overtime, extra trips, substitute teachers and spring supplementals. However, some costs for maintenance, technology, unemployment and food service have increased, along with the need for additional cleaning supplies and social distancing measures. She continues to work on the forecast to give board members and the public a better understanding of the district's financial standing. 

Click here to see her presentation. 

ILHS Principal Kyle Wager offered an end of the year update, including a reflection on Sunday's graduation ceremonies. All agreed the commencement was a success, with 123 ILHS seniors receiving their diplomas in a socially distanced outdoor ceremony.
In his report, Superintendent Rob Underwood recapped the Equestrian Therapy program that Indian Lake students involved in the cross-categorial special needs classrooms took part in this year at Discovery Riders. He noted that students showed improvements in behaviors, attention span, understanding of vocabulary and speech. 
Finally, Superintendent Underwood discussed two important retirements within the district. 
ILHS custodian Barb Martin is retiring after 32 years at Indian Lake. 
Underwood said, 
Underwood if you need them. "As the (former) hs principal, Barb and I spent a lot of late nights, early mornings and weekends together and I just can't thank her enough for what she's given to Indian Lake Schools."
Vocal Music teacher Joyce King is also retiring after 30 years at Indian Lake and a total of 33 years in education. 
"I think "legendary" is a pretty good word for Mrs. King. She's definitely been extremely impactful on our music program. I just want to thank her for all that she's done." 
The Indian Lake Board of Education will meet again on Monday, June 15th at 6:30 pm. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to take place in the board office.