2013-08-19 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 19, 2013.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 19, 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, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the minutes from the July 15, 2013 Regular Meetings, and the July 25, 2013 Special Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the financial reports in the agendas reflect the first month of the new fiscal year and that all the information is as expected.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of Townsend Community School. He said that the Administrators are working on updating the Crisis Plan for the District. Mr. Kurt then introduced Deanna Faber who made a presentation on the District's website. According to Deanna, the District now will maintain, with support from NOECA, the website now that the internet hosting agreement with Pabodie has ended. Deanna demonstrated the options and schematics of the website to the Board. She explained that the website is still a work in process and more features and information will be added as the website develops. The Board thanked Deanna for her efforts on the website and for her work as our EMIS Coordinator.

Public Participation:

Kim Harkness addressed the Board about her concerns with Cheerleading. She wanted to know why her two eighth grade daughters were charged full price for the fees when they will only cheer for half of the school year. She had other concerns about uniforms for volleyball and the turtle necks for the cheerleaders being too hot for the basketball season. Mr. Bohn and Mrs. Ballard addressed her concerns at the meeting.

Mr. Zang inquired about the pre-school transportation times for the upcoming school year. Mr. Kurt explained that we will have two (2) pre-school units at the Elementary this year. Pre-school students attend for a half day Monday through Thursday. We will be transporting Margaretta students in morning, near noon and at the end of the school day. Perkins will follow the same time schedules for students residing in Perkins School District and attending our shared pre-school unit.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested to modify the agenda adding under Personnel Actions Classified to add under item number 2, Mike Brunner as Volunteer for Football. Mrs. McMahon stated that she would like to schedule the next Work Session under Old Business.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-07, approving expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirement; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Board Resolution 13-14-08, amending the lease agreement with Townsend Community School effective August 1, 2013; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-09, entering into a Shared Services contract with Perkins Local School District with regard to sharing a Special Education teacher for the 2013-14 school year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-10, entering into a Shared Services agreement with Perkins Local School District with regard to a Pre-school unit at Margaretta Elementary 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 Mr. Lippert, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-11, to establish Board Policy 5360.01 Proper Restraint and Seclusion practices for students; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the bus routes 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 Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-12, to approve home-schooled and non-public school students who reside in Margaretta School District to participate in extra-curricular activities; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-13, to adopt the Common Core Curriculum 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 Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-14 to approve Dustin Smith to graduate with the Class of 2013, having completed all state and local requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the Student and Faculty Handbooks for the 2013-14 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Kurt mentioned that the All Boards' Dinner presented by North Point Educational Services Center is scheduled for Monday September 23, 2103 which is on the same date as the regularly scheduled Board Meeting. Upon a short discussion, the Board agreed to move the September Regular Meeting back one week to September 30, 2013.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert to approve the following supplemental contracts for Kendra Keegan as High School Play Director, and for Thomas Crawford and Mike Brunner to be Volunteers for the Football Team; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the following substitutes:

Lunchroom: Andrea Cullen, Kathy Maloney, Deb McEowen, Audra Rooker, Sandi Stout, Traci Sutorious, Pam Vaccaro, Jody Young, and Georgette McCullough;
Bus Drivers: Don Henry, Steve Snyder, Kim Trimarche, Mark Zorn, Ken Piotrowski, Carrie Meyer, Vicki Harp, Mike Taylor, Denny Bailey, and Barb Matter;
Bus Aides: Kathy Maloney, Stephanie Jackson, and Jen Fultz;
Custodians: Selle Guy (4 hours/week to clean Board Office), Dorothy Smith, Tammy Carroll, Stephanie Gamez, Bob Staley, Jerry Enfusse, Tom Barnes, Courtney House, and Brittany House;

Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert to approve the employment of Mary Schaeffer as Special Education Aide; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

Mrs. McMahon stated that she would like to schedule another Work Session. Upon checking schedules it was agreed that the next work session will be held at the Administrative Offices Board Room beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday November 21, 2013. She encouraged the other Board members to contact her with their thoughts on topics they would like to discuss.

Mrs. McMahon requested that the Board members finish and return to her the Treasurer's performance evaluation.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt mentioned to the Board that the Staff Day Breakfast will be held on Monday August 26, 2013 at 7:30 at the High School Gymnasium and the Board members were invited to attend. The first school day for students will be Tuesday August 27, 2013. He also mentioned that there will be a training day on Tuesday August 20, 2013 on Student Learning Objective and the new assessment model for any teacher who would like to attend, an In-Service day scheduled for all teachers to attend on Friday August 23, 2013, and a New Teachers day on Thursday August 22, 2013, any Board members are welcomed to attend any of these meetings.

Mr. Hammond informed the Board that they will be going around the buildings to show the progress made this summer on our facilities projects after the Staff Day breakfast on Monday August 26, 2013. He also reminded the Board of the Ohio School Boards Association 2013 Capital Conference on November 11 through November 13, 2013 at the Columbus Convention Center.

Mr. Zang thanked Mr. Bodey and Mr. Kurt for their assistance at the Cross Country team feed before the Board Meeting.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into executive session to discuss negotiations with the Margaretta Teachers Association; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 8:18 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, the board returned from executive session at 9:13 p.m. 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 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 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

JoAnn McMahon
President

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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