Benjamin Logan’s Updated Five-Year Forecast


Benjamin Logan School District Treasurer/CFO Jennifer Sudhoff presented the school board with the required November update to the district’s five-year financial forecast at the monthly school board meeting Monday night. The report is mandated by the Ohio Revised Code and provides the district with a snapshot of current and expected revenue and expenditures.

Sudhoff talks about changes to the report: 

Sudhoff discusses what the district is doing to be fiscally responsible: 

She stressed to the board that the forecast is based on trends and assumptions and is subject to change as circumstances dictate.

Senior of the Month Evan Carpenter

In other board actions, the November Seniors of the Month were recognized. Seniors Mya Burrey and Evan Carpenter were honored with a certificate of achievement, a Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, and a Maries Candies chocolate bar.

John Stafford was approved as the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education for a three-year term that commences January 1, 2024.

The board accepted two resignations. Transportation Director Brenda Fahle is set to retire effective June 30, 2024, and Food Service worker Carrie McCullough effective November 1, 2023.

The board approved Jane Hough for Detention, Saturday School, and Study Tables.

The board approved Lindsay Freeman as an English Language Learner Tutor to be paid per hour/per timesheet at a rate of $24.00 per hour for the 2023-2024 school year. Not to exceed $1,300.

The following were approved as substitutes for the 2023-2024 school year, contingent upon completion of all O.R.C. employment requirements:

  • Teacher – Kendra Kennedy

  • Transportation – Elizabeth Savage- Van Driver effective November 13, 2023
  • Food Service – Elizabeth Savage

  • Custodian – Elizabeth Savage

Several supplemental contracts were also approved:


  • Ski Club Advisor HS- Kelly Gibson {BOE 11/27/23}

  • Swimming Coach (Girls) HS- Renae Deardurff {BOE 11/27/23}

  • Wrestling Coach MS-Cadman Roose {BOE 11/27/23}

  • Wrestling Coach MS- Cole Carpenter (BOE 11/27/23}

  • Wrestling Coach Assistant HS- Matt Marshall {BOE 11/27/23}; rescind previously approved Wrestling Coach MS- Matt Marshall {BOE 9/18/23}

  • Wrestling Coach Head (Girls) HS- Bryan Newland {BOE 11/27/23}; rescind previously approved Wrestling Coach MS- Bryan Newland {BOE 9/18/23}


  • Musical Director HS- Maggie Bowlby {11/27/23}

  • Testing Coordinator ES- Heidi Fuller  {BOE 11/27/23}

  • Testing Coordinator ES- Brian Hunt  {BOE 11/27/23}

Also, several overnight trips were approved by the board:

Overnight FFA Trips

  • May 2-3, 2024 Ohio FFA State Convention- Columbus, Ohio

  • June 2024 Ohio FFA Camp- Carrollton, Ohio

  • July 29-31, 2024 Officer Retreat- Mansfield, Ohio

  • September 2024 Ohio FFA Greenhand Camp- Carrollton, Ohio

  • October 23-26, 2024 National FFA Convention Indianapolis, Indiana

Overnight Wrestling Trips

  • December 27, 2023, GMVWA @ Vandalia Butler Student Activity Center

  • February 26, 2024-March 2, 2024 OHSAA District Tournament- location TBD

  • March 8-10, 2024 OHSAA State Tournament- location TBD

Two volunteer coaches were also approved:

  • Indoor Track Coach- Brian Hemmelgarn

  • Indoor Track Coach- Trish Hemmelgarn

The next meeting will be held on December 18, 2023, at 6:00 PM.

Sally Stolly contributed to this story.