PAULDING – The Paulding Exempted Village Schools board of education held a regular board meeting and an organizational board meeting on Jan. 15.

In the regular session, the board talked about redistricting students. Oakwood Elementary has empty classrooms, while Paulding Elementary has teachers sharing rooms.

They are in the early stages of discussion of what can be done to get more students to attend school at Oakwood Elementary to utilize the open rooms.

During the organizational meeting, officer positions were elected. Mark Manz was elected as president and Matt Stoller was elected vice president.

Brian Egnor was appointed as OSBA legislative liaison and the OSBA student achievement liaison.

The board also approved a list of board meetings for the year. They approved consent agenda items that included authorizing the treasurer to various tasks and appointing the superintendent as purchasing agent.

The board accepted a donation of $750 from the Johns Mansville S.T.A.R.S. committee. $500 will to go the Science Olympiad Boosters and $250 will go to the special education classes.

During the superintendent’s report, the board was recognized for their support of student and staff as part of school board recognition month.

They were also reminded that Academic Hall of Fame nominations are due by Feb. 1.

Vantage Career Center held a career adventure day for girls in seventh and eighth grade to introduce them to the programs Vantage has to offer. Vantage also has 14 seniors currently enrolled in the driving part of the CDL program.

Other business during the meeting included:

• Approved motion to continue membership in OSBA.

• Approved proposed 2019 school calendar.

• Approved one-year limited extra-curricular contracts for Todd Schweller, varsity track assistant, and Jacob Smith, girls varsity track assistant.

The board went into executive session to consider employment and compensation of employees or officials.