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The Oregon school board on Tuesday, May 15, will again discuss whether board member Diana Gadus should be paid for her time to attend a leadership conference in Columbus on April 13 and April 14.

“I was told at the board office that the payment to Gadus for attending the seminars is on the draft agenda and will be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting,” said Board member Jeff Ziviski.

If House Bill 433 were to become law it would establish the Sandusky County Municipal Court effective Jan. 1, 2013 and create one full-time judgeship position.

That position would have a six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014. An election would be held in 2013 to seat a new full-time judge.

Water quality report open for public comment
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comment until June 11 on a draft report of  the water quality in tributary streams to the Maumee River and Lake Erie.

Stream data was collected in 2006 and 2008 and a contractor began data analysis in 2010. The draft report includes conclusions from the data analysis and suggestions for improving water quality.

The Oregon school board has not decided whether to pay board member Diana Gadus for her time to attend a leadership conference in Columbus on April 13 and April 14.

Gadus went to the two day conference with board member Carol Molnar.

Oregon school board member P.J. Kapfhammer wants a plan in place to cut expenses after learning that the district paid over $400,000 to two companies last year for electrical repairs.
 
At a school board meeting last month, Kapfhammer said the board could find savings in some of the district’s business agreements and contracts.
 
“I keep hearing we’re going backwards financially. But business is still business as usual down here because of the way we’re doing things,” he said.
 
“We spent almost $500,000 in the last 12 months to two firms – very good quality firms, but for mostly non-bidded work. We call them, they do the work, and we pay the bills. We have to start tightening the purse strings in here real quick,” said Kapfhammer. “Every report we keep getting is how we’re going backwards, but it’s business as usual. I’ve never heard a report about how we can trim some fat and save some money.”
 
Dean Sandwisch, the district’s business manager, said the district saved $50,000 by hiring the companies.

Female coach

The Buffalo Bills last week hired the NFL's first female full-time coach (Kathryn Smith--special teams quality control coach). Should there be more women in coaching?
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