Lincolnview girls’ and boys’ cross country State runners were present at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)
Lincolnview girls’ and boys’ cross country State runners were present at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

MIDDLE POINT – The Lincolnview girls’ and boys’ cross country teams were present at Lincolnview’s Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, where coach Matt Langdon spoke about the experience of having both teams at State at the same time – something that has never happened in school history.

While the boys’ team qualified for State for the fifth year in a row, the girls also qualified this year for the first time in many years. The boys’ team placed 14th at State and the girls’ team placed 20th.

“It’s pretty incredible to have both team go down to State,” said Langdon. “The kids had an incredible year this year and it was a lot of fun to be with them.”

Langdon thanked the overwhelming response from the Lincolnview community who followed the athletes to Columbus to watch them run.

Superintendent Jeff Snyder also noted that each of the athletes are also excellent students. Seven of the athletes are Academic All Ohio, and the average GPA for the girls’ team is 3.93.

The board approved a resolution to congratulate the teams on their performance.

Also during the meeting, treasure Troy Bowersock presented the five year forecast for fiscal year 2018. The school expects to see around $10.3 million in revenues each year. Bowersock noted that the revenues from State foundation haven’t changed in 10 years, which means that while expenditures have increased, money from the State has not.

Bowersock noted that while the revenue forecast is some-what fixed, the expenditure portion has an upward trend. He noted that the forecast is a combination of information the school has and what the school estimates the future might look like.

“Years one and two, we feel pretty confident on what is going to happen,” said Bowersock. “When we go three, four, and five years, there is a lot of assumptions that we make that can either impact us favorably or unfavorably.”

Bowersock noted that the forecast assists schools in making decisions both now, and in the future.

“Expenditures continue to trend upward so at some point in time those expenditures are going to meet our revenues which will put us into deficit spending,” said Bowersock. “But all things considered, the forecast presents stability, not only for today but we’ve been able to have a stable picture of our finances for the last 20 years.”

The board motioned to approve the five year forecast.

During his report, Snyder gave an update on the Community Center which has had most of the steel structure erected. Water lines and plumbing will be put in soon. After that, the roof will be the next stage of the project.

Snyder also noted that Lincolnview will be recognizing the 1962 State baseball team for it 55th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 16 during a home basketball game.

In other business the board approved the following: the employment of Valerie Hamman as a cook on a one-year classified contract, support of Ohio Senate Bill 216, a supplemental contract to Jeff Snyder as junior class advisor, and recognized the Lincolnview Drama Club for their play “Sitting in a Tree.”

The board went into executive session and then adjourned.

The next meeting will be Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.