Olentangy school board meets on Valentine’s Day


The Olentangy Board of Education will come together for a meeting on Valentine’s Day.

On Tuesday, the board is expected to take action on a policy update that increases the cost threshold to require the school treasurer or designee to obtain competitive bids.

If approved, when the board decided to build, repair, improve or demolish a school building, the treasurer or designee would obtain bids if the cost exceeds $50,000 rather than $25,000. The district may forego the bidding process depending on specific situations such as the acquisition of educational materials used in teaching.

In addition, the board will continue to seek at least three price quotations on purchases of more than $5,000 for a single item, except in cases of emergency.

Superintendent Mark Raiff will give his State of the Schools address.

The board will also receive a presentation about fine arts from faculty and AP Honor Roll from a representative of the College Board, which administrate the SAT, a standardized test used in college admissions.

The board will meet at the Olentangy Administrative Office, 814 Shanahan Road, 6 p.m. in the BOE conference room.

By Brandon Klein

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Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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