Delaware City Schools first local district on OhioCheckBook


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@delgazette.com



From left to right, Delaware City Schools Board of Education Members Ted Backus, Frances O’Flaherty, Jayna McDaniel-Browning, Ohio Treasurer’s Office Public Affairs Liaison Mary Crall (with sign), Treasurer Melissa Lee, Board of Education Vice President Matt Weller, and Board of Education President Deb Rafeld.


Courtesy photo | Delaware City Schools

A representative of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced at the Delaware City Schools board of education meeting Monday night that the district is the first school district in the county to join OhioCheckBook.com.

Ohio Treasurer’s Office Public Affairs Liaison Megan Crall explained that the district digitally turned their financial documents over to the treasurer’s office so they could be uploaded to OhioCheckBook.com, a state-run website dedicated to government transparency.

Crall said 13 Delaware County townships and four villages are already on the site.

“As the first school district in the county to do this, they are truly leaders in transparency,” Crall said. “Hopefully, they’ll set the tone for the other school districts as well.”

Delaware City Schools Treasurer Melissa Lee said the district was proud to be the first on the site.

“As the first school district in the county to launch an Ohio Checkbook site, Delaware City Schools is proud to be a leader in financial transparency,” Lee said Tuesday. “Fiscal responsibility is one of our top priorities as a District, and we are excited to use this tool to demonstrate that to our community. We made the decision to sign on because OhioCheckbook is a great tool for both our staff and community to utilize for questions they might have regarding District spending.”

More information can be found at OhioCheckBook.com

Additionally, the board approved a number of change orders for recent construction projects.

The change orders included:

• A $5,223 reduction to a contract with Ohio Plumbing & Electric Inc. to recover the unused portion of contingency allowance money from Hayes High School’s phase II renovations.

• A $1,232 reduction to a contract with Bell & Blaire LLC to recover the unused portion of contingency allowance money from work at Smith Elementary School’s renovation and addition.

• A $5,584 reduction to a contract with Accurate Electric Construction Inc. to recover the unused portion of contingency allowance money from work at Smith Elementary School’s renovation and addition.

• A $4,667 reduction to a contract with Guenther Mechanical, Inc. to recover the unused portion of contingency allowance money from work at Woodward Elementary School’s renovation and addition.

• A $123 reduction to a contract with Accurate Electric Construction Inc. to recover the unused portion of contingency allowance money from work at Woodward Elementary School’s renovation and addition.

• A $1,167 increase to a contract with Feldkamp Enterprise, Inc. for additional work at Smith Elementary School.

The board’s next meeting is Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at Willis Education Center.

From left to right, Delaware City Schools Board of Education Members Ted Backus, Frances O’Flaherty, Jayna McDaniel-Browning, Ohio Treasurer’s Office Public Affairs Liaison Mary Crall (with sign), Treasurer Melissa Lee, Board of Education Vice President Matt Weller, and Board of Education President Deb Rafeld.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/10/web1_Delaware-City-Schools-joins-OhioCheckbook.com_.jpgFrom left to right, Delaware City Schools Board of Education Members Ted Backus, Frances O’Flaherty, Jayna McDaniel-Browning, Ohio Treasurer’s Office Public Affairs Liaison Mary Crall (with sign), Treasurer Melissa Lee, Board of Education Vice President Matt Weller, and Board of Education President Deb Rafeld. Courtesy photo | Delaware City Schools

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@delgazette.com

Contact Glenn Battishill at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Contact Glenn Battishill at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.