At the first Dublin Board of Education meeting of 2015, board members elected a board president and vice president and online school board meeting agendas were debuted.

At the first Dublin Board of Education meeting of 2015, board members elected a board president and vice president and online school board meeting agendas were debuted.

The district will no longer distribute hard copies of agendas.

Instead, community members are invited to go online to view the agendas, minutes, schedules and more.

Digitizing the agendas will increase productivity and save thousands of dollars annually, according to a district press release.

The school board meeting started an hour earlier, because Ohio State University was playing Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff championship game.

Lynn May was re-elected as president and Stuart Harris, vice president.

Both were first elected to the board in 2005.

The facility task force reported the engineering architectural firm of Garmann and Miller will attend the Feb. 9 school board meeting to answer questions.

The task force will recommend an architectural firm in February and a construction management team in March. Task force members also said Riverside Elementary School traffic problems will be addressed.

The gifted education task force has been sharing the draft service model with colleagues, parent groups and the community.

Additional input will be requested from middle school math teachers and administrators regarding advanced/accelerated math.

The task force hopes to present its final draft to the board in February.

Task force members have scheduled three additional community meetings to share revisions and gather feedback.

Future community meetings are planned for 7p.m. Jan. 21 at Coffman High School, Jan. 22 at Jerome High School, and Jan. 28 at Scioto High School.

The middle school schedule task force held several parent forums last week to address questions.

It is still on track to make a recommendation to the board by mid-February.

Members said they are reviewing middle schools in Illinois and Minnesota that appeared on the "Top 10 Best Education Suburban Districts" list.

For the staffing task force, Richard Bailey explained a more robust and detailed online screening program would be put in place to help narrow the candidate pool.

This week, the new screening tool will be in use for all new and current applicants.

Treasurer Steve Osborne discussed the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit Opinion and Audit Reports from Plattenburg Certified Public Accountants.

There were no citations or findings for recovery.

Osborne said it was a very good report and he thanked his staff.

Superintendent Todd Hoadley reminded community members of the state of the Schools address at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Dublin Community Recreation Center and the next Superintendent Community Coffee at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 27 in Sunny Street Cafe.

The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month.