November Board of Education & 5-Year Forecast

November Board of Education & 5-Year Forecast
Posted on 11/22/2022
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Reagan RashReprogle presents

The Indian Lake Board of Education got updates on finances, facilities and furry friends to bolster mental health during their regular meeting in November. 
Members of the ILHS Key Club gave a special presentation about their ongoing effort to bring an emotional support dog to the district. They are currently working with 4 Paws 4 Ability out of Xenia to adopt a highly trained canine to help calm students who are having a difficult day or simply bring smiles to faces in hallways and classrooms.  
ILHS Key Club Advisor Jen Ignarski told board members that the waiting list for our own dog is quite long, but we may be able to acquire a foster dog yet this school year. 
Superintendent Dr. Rob Underwood offered an update on the project to expand HVAC/air conditioning to the original 1969 sections of Indian Lake High School next year. Further inspection shows a few small areas of asbestos that will be disturbed by the project causing extra steps in the process.
“We know that those items are going to be removed, therefore it’s going to push the timeline back a little bit and we’re going to have to hire an actual asbestos abatement contractor which will increase the cost of the project a little bit. At the end of the day we know when it’s done that all of that asbestos will be mitigated and we will have a good facility," said Underwood. 

In addition, District Treasurer Coleen Reprogle presented her annual five-year forecast. With the state’s two-year budget still in question, Reprogle says there is always uncertainty when it comes to school funding. Indian Lake does have a levy that will be up for renewal next year, prior to its expiration at the end of 2024. 

Five Year Forecast

Finally, Superintendent Underwood presented freshman Reagan Rash with a Certificate of Achievement for advancing to the State Cross Country Meet this fall. 
The Indian Lake Board of Education will meet again on Monday, December 19th at 4:15 pm in the board office for their final regular meeting of 2022.