Bucyrus Board of Education has busy agenda

The Bucyrus City School District Board of Education had a very busy agenda during its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 25.

The Board recognized a small group of students whose artwork has been on display in the hallway of the Lincoln Administrative Center during the first nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. Students receiving commendations included: Victoria Stang, Michaelee Williams, Lucas Bradwell, Makinsey Weiler

Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 presented a check in the amount of $3,500 to the Bucyrus Backpack Program. The donation is part of the Beacon Grant awarded through the Elks National Foundation Community Investment Program.

“I cannot say thank you enough to Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 for their support of the students and staff of the Bucyrus City School District,” Bucyrus Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “They unwavering support of the Backpack Program, the annual Cross Country, Golf and Track event and many other programs is incredible, and we are grateful for all they do for our district!”

The Ohio School Boards Association presented the “Friends of Public Education” award to First Federal Community Bank, and its President/CEO Mr. Bradley Murtiff, for the tremendous impact the bank has had on the Bucyrus City School District through its commitment of financial resources and time as volunteers.

“Mr. Murtiff and First Federal Community Bank provided the funding to purchase a new digital sign in the front of the Bucyrus Secondary School,” Kimmel said. “They have also provided support for classroom programs, and we are thankful for everything Mr. Murtiff, the Board of Directors and staff of First Federal Community Bank provide for our school district.”

Treasurer Ryan Cook presented the Board of Education with the district’s Five-Year Forecast. The annual report projects revenues and expenses and can vary greatly based on several pieces of data that are outside the district’s control.

“Every two years, the state passes a new biennium budget and that can have a major impact on the Five-Year forecast for all school districts in the state,” Cook said. “I am cautiously optimistic about the future financial position of the district.”

The board approved all agenda items as presented during the remainder of the evening. The next regular meeting of the Bucyrus City School District Board of Education will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Administrative Center board room Thursday, Nov. 15.