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Board approves routine items during last meeting of the year


Hilliard school board members swiftly dispatched an agenda of perfunctory items during a 40-minute meeting Dec. 10 at Hilliard Memorial Middle School.

It was the final meeting of the calendar year for board members.

Board members approved the treasurer's report for October, established hourly rates for substitutes and accepted a consent agenda approving numerous stipends, retirements, resignations and unpaid leaves of absence.

In other action, the Ohio Department of Education recognized the district at the start of the meeting.

Yolande Berger, Advanced Placement coordinator for the Ohio Department of Education, recognized the district for its achievement in increasing the number of students enrolled in AP classes and those earning college credits in AP courses.

Memorial Middle School students, teacher Brad Ruffener and Principal Barry Bay presented to board members about the school's pre-engineering program.

It is the first year the program has been available to middle school students.

Hilliard schools this year extended its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes to the middle school level.

In other formal action, board members set an organizational meeting for 6:45 p.m. Jan. 14 at Washington Elementary School, with the board's first regularly scheduled meeting of the year to follow at 7 p.m.

Also on Dec. 10, board members elected Andy Teater as president pro tempore. Teater will preside at the Jan. 14 meeting where board members will elect a president and vice president for 2013.