story by Russell Bretz; photos & captions by JP
On Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:00am the auctioneers started the familiar auctioneer’s chant. The auction, to sell items that could not be used in the new MS/HS complex, was underway in two locations; the cafeteria area and the gym. The sale moved along at a rapid pace and the two auctioneers moved right along with it.
The items that were sold included kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, old electronic stuff, bleachers, floor mats with NB on them, lights from the auditorium (not the ceiling lights), the stage curtains, cafeteria tables, old TV’s, doors, and whatever else could be found to sell. A few seats from the auditorium were sold and the rest may end up in the new-Virginia Theater if the owner can revamp them a little.
Here are some photos from auction day, followed by the School Board Meeting Report:
Getting a number for the auction, in case you decide to bid.
Auditorium seats were expected to be a popular item.
The gym was filled with surplus office furniture, tables, chairs, filing cabinets and other larger items.
Some of the auditorium lights had the potential to be "big ticket" items. The highest price paid for "choice" was $275 - each. One fellow took four lights at that price! The average price was around $200 - $225.
Some of the more heated bidding was for some of the old lockers. They went for around $45 per bank and there were like 30 banks of six lockers each. One shrewd bidder connected for five banks for just $25 each!
Stainless steel, commercial kitchenware can often create a buzz among the bidders. A large table top commercial mixer, with all of the attachments brought around $1,700 and was the most "aggressive" bidding that observed. (and here I thought maybe I could get it for $50... silly me!)
Just a handful of the old gym bleacher seating was available to bidders, as the lockers in the Woodruff Athletic Complex are going to be constructed out of these solid old boards. Who knows, they might even be "native" lumber!
A final sale tally will be announced later.
Board of Education Report:
Approved a one year administrative supplemental contract to Bradlee Rowlinson as Athletic Director and Summer Coordinator duties at a rate of $19,219 effective August 1, 2012, (same as last year).
Approved a one year Certified Contract to Katelyn Eckel as an Elementary Teacher for the 2012-13 school year. She will be teaching 2nd Grade.
Approved a summer School supplemental contract to Tonda Hollenback at the current rate of $18 per hour.
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2012-13 school year at the appropriate step, pending proper background checks and certification:
Sarah Bugner JH Cheerleading Coach
Marty Gazarak Freshman Boys BB Coach
Nick Brossia JH Boys BB Coach
Joey Hagemeyer JH Boys BB Coach
Jeff Wright Assistant Varsity Girls BB Coach
Troy Trumbull JH Girls BB Coach
Frankie Hernandez Varsity Softball Coach
Marty Gazarak Varsity Baseball Coach
Justin Wisner JH Football Coach-2/3
Chris Lofquist Athletic Trainer-at the rate of $20 per hour as needed
Hank Flores Volunteer Assistant Varsity Girls BB Coach
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2012-13 school year at the appropriate step pending proper certification and required background checks:
Matt Archer JH Girls BB Coach
Tim Archer Assistant Varsity Golf Coach-Volunteer
Approved in lieu of transportation costs for students that attended non-public schools and are impractical to transport but eligible to receive state reimbursement of $225.22 per student for the 2011-12 school year for an estimated total of $675.66 upon verification by the school of attendance:
Micah Foreman Bowling Green Christian Academy-2nd grade
Jesiah Foreman Bowling Green Christian Academy-K
Merryn Lowery St. Louis Catholic School-K
Approved an emended service agreement with the Wood Country Educational Service Center for two days per week for ATOD Services for the 2012-13 school year based on a cost of $6,968 to be paid from the general fund.
Approved a agreement with Children’s Resource Center (CRC) for on-site service for the North Baltimore Community at a cost of $20,985 for the 2012-13 school year.
Approved a petty cash account at the Huntington Bank for the Athletic Department at the MS/HS in the amount of $1,000 for the 2012-13 school year.
Approved a delegate and an alternate to the Ohio School Boards Association for the 2012 OSBA Annual Business Meeting:
Approved a service agreement with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (NCOESC) for Audiology Services at a cost of $77 per hour plus .45 cents per mile for the 2012-13 school year on an as needed basis.
Approved an annual agreement with Ohio SchoolComp, a group rating program of OASBO and OSBA for the calendar year 2013. Ohio SchoolComp will use CompManagement as its third party administrator for BWC and unemployment claims. The cost of this service is $2,375 annually (same as last year).
Approved a service contract with Simplex Grinnell for summer 2012 work at Powell Elementary at a cost of $976.
Approved a service contract with Simplex Grinnell for Powell Elementary for FY 13 at a cost of $1,565.
Approved the third amendment to the agreement with CTL Engineering for the OSFC project.
Approved a contract with Paladin Protective Services for monitoring and maintenance services for the emergency detection and reporting system at the MS/HS building for FY 13 at a cost of $336.
Approved a contract with VLN (Virtual Learning Network) if needed for on-line educational services.
Accepted an anonymous donation of school supplies valued at approximately $8,000 for all PreK-6 grade students. All necessary consumable school supplies will be given to Pre K-6 students for the 2012-13 school year.
Accepted a donation of $800 from Sherry Bretz representing the Class of 1969 for trees at the new MS/HS site in Honor of the Class of 1969, to be deposited in the new MS/HS Landscape Fund 019-9199.
Other Board Business:
Community Open House will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Back to School Open House-Powell & MS/HS Buildings – Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
First Day of School – Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Building Dedication Day – Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:00pm.
The Board moved to executive session at 6:17pm. No action taken.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held in the Community Room of the North Baltimore Public Library at 5:30pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.