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2013-07-15 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF JULY 15, 2013.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday July 15, 2013 at the Administrative Offices.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order with roll call:

Mr. Lippert: present,
Mr. Bodey: present,
Mr. Rankin: present,
Mrs. Kelble: present,
Mrs. McMahon: present.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mr. Rankin, to approve the minutes from the June 24, 2013 Regular Meeting and the July 3, 2013 Special Meeting; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that fiscal year 2013 ended on June 30 and for the third year in a row, the General Fund received more funds than were expended. The ending cash balance grew by $588,923, from $1,083,874 to $1,672,797. The only area of fiscal concern from Fiscal Year 2013 was the Food Services Fund which experienced deficit spending of $37,733, however, we transferred $10,000 from the General Fund in June to retain a cash balance of $19,902 in the Fund at the end of the fiscal year.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress of the Race to the Top initiative. We are entering the final year of the Race to the Top grant. The District will be implementing the new teacher evaluation system with the help of the planning and development which has occurred over the past three years using Race to the Top funds. Mr. Kurt distributed the monthly update of Townsend Community School which shows that the school currently has 409 students enrolled. The Governance Board of Townsend Community is interested in having a Joint meeting with the Board in January 2014.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that Board Resolution 13-14-06 be added for the Board to approve the Preschool Program rules. Mrs. McMahon distributed a draft Committee report for the Board to take action on under Old Business.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Board Resolution Number 13-14-01 to approve expenditures that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-02, to declare the impracticality of transportation services and approval of payment in lieu of transportation for families attending Bellevue Immaculate Conception School and/or Norwalk St. Paul High School for the 2013-2014 school year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Board Resolution 13-14-03 to renew a Shared Services contract with Townsend Community School for the 2013-14 School year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution 13-14-04 to renew a contract with One Call Now to continue to provide telecommunication services to parents and students for the 2013-14 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution 13-14-05 to renew a contract with North Central Ohio Educational Services Center to provide hearing handicapped services as needed for the 2013-14 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Board Resolution 13-14-06 to approve the Preschool Program for the 2013-14 school year; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve a professional development day on August 20, 2013 in order to provide the opportunity for the teaching staff to learn more about student assessment and learning objectives for the 2013-14 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to approve the job description of a Preschool teacher; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board tabled the approval of the Coaching Handbook, Student-Athlete Handbook, and the Polar Cubs Preschool Parent Program Guide.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to employ David Whinnery, Custodian II for a one year contract 2013-14, and to approve the employment of Thomas Barnes as a Substitute Custodian; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to employ Danielle Comparette as a Language Arts Teacher; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.
Old Business:

Mrs. McMahon discussed the goals and responsibilities of the various Board Committees. She referred to a report listing the committees and their respective goals and responsibilities for adoption of the Board. The Board was instructed to review the document and be prepared to discuss the responsibilities of each committee during the work session.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt informed the Board that the District's new website is still under construction and that the old website hosted by Pabodie will expire soon. Mr. Kurt complemented the work of Deanna Faber who is working to develop a new website within the framework established by NOECA. Mr. Hammond let the Board know about the upcoming Ohio School Boards' Association Capital Conference in November. He reminded the Board that if they plan on attending and if they would like to be included in the hotels near the Convention Center, we need to be registered by September.

There was a brief discussion on the status of the pool and natatorium. Mr. Kurt mentioned that he has been approached by the swim program to recognize the efforts and dedication of Holly Miller. He mentioned that we will be hosting the SBC swim meet next February. Negotiations with the Margaretta Teachers' Association are scheduled for August 15, 19 and 21st.

Mrs. McMahon reminded the Board of the upcoming Work Session to be held on Thursday July 25th starting at 5:30 p.m.. She asked if there are any items that we would like to discuss. Mr. Rankin mentioned that he would like to know more about the State Budget. Mrs. McMahon told the Board that she will have an agenda prepared and distributed prior to the work session.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into executive session for the purpose defined in ORC 121.22, preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations with public employees; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:33 p.m. with Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond in attendance.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, the Board returned from executive session at 8:03 p.m.; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, second by Mrs. Kelble to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the board; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:04 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Joann McMahon
President of the Board

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Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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School Board Members

Mr. Elmer Lippert, President

Mr. Kent Miller

Mr. Paul Schoenegge, Vice President

Mr. Brian Sutorius

Mr. Andrew Warner

Mr. Denny Mock, Superintendent

Mr. Jude Hammond, Treasurer


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