As the wind blows at Archbold, the district is realizing energy savings from their new wind turbine. But it’s not a totally inexpensive piece of equipment to operate. The Archbold school board of education approved a 5-year maintenance agreement on the turbine, at a cost of $12,500 per year. They have also committed to paying another $4,800 to the Renaissance Group; that will help put webcam images from the tower on the school’s website. This company will also help introduce education about wind energy into the classrooms.
In personnel action, the Archbold board of education approved a number employee contracts. Continuing contracts were approved for the following teachers: Sarah Betts, Andrea Oyer, Maria Oyer, and Kara Rosene.
The Archbold board also accepted retirement resignations from Susan Dominique and Sandra Wettle. Dominique has served in the Archbold district for the past 18 years, and Wettle for 27. Timothy Booth also resigned as instrumental music teacher after 11 years.