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2013-09-30 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2013.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday September 30, 2013 at the Administrative Offices to hold its regular meeting.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order with roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye. Mr. Bodey was excused from attending the meeting.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the minutes from the August 19, 2013 Regular Meeting and the August 29, 2013 Special Meeting; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the schedule of bills, Financial Report, Budget-to-Actual Reports and Energy Cost reports were included in the agenda. The reports reflect the first two months of the fiscal year and appear to be in line with financial expectations. He mentioned that he had more to say about the financial position of the District in his report on the budget and the five-year forecast

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt reported on the status of Race to the Top and Townsend Community School. Kathy Day, a 5th grade teacher, made a presentation on a science project on ecosystems. She requested permission to establish a garden managed by the 5th grade students in conjunction with science curriculum. The concept was well received by the Board and staff to support the garden project.

Public Participation:

John Zang referred to an email that he sent to the Board and administration regarding student safety. The Board and Mr. Kurt acknowledged receiving the email. Mr. Kurt updated John and the Board about grant opportunities and the possible tax levy options now available for student safety and security.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that Melanie Sutter, half-time gifted teacher, Nancy Johnson, tutor, and Ann Strean as mentor resident educator to be added in his report under certified personnel actions. Mr. Hammond requested items six through eight in his report be removed and discussed at a future board meeting, and to add an item to amend the shared services contract with Townsend Community School. Mr. Kurt requested to add an executive session to discuss a pending legal issue.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-15, to approve expenditures that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now' statutory requirements; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: Aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond explained that the Townsend Community School board has approved the amended lease agreement with changes recommended by their attorney. He is recommending that the Board adopt the changes as recommended by Townsend Community School. Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to amend Board Resolution 13-14-08 to incorporate the recommendations from Townsend Community School attorney; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond reported to the Board that the Finance Committee held their first meeting on Thursday September 19, 2013. The Committee filed an official report wherein they reviewed the proposed budget, changes in the non-bargaining salaries and benefits and the five-year forecast.

Mr. Hammond reported that the proposed budget was overall just over 2% higher than the budget approved by the Board last September. Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-16 to approve the official budget for fiscal year 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to adopt Board Resolution number 12-13-14, adopting the Official Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond then presented the Districts Five-year Forecast for Fiscal years 2014 through 2018. The district's financial position has improved with the additional revenue coming from the Townsend Community School contracts, the extension of the Tangible Personal Property Tax Reimbursement from the State over the next two fiscal years and the concessions made by the employees' over the past four years. Mr. Hammond stated that the current State funding model appears to believe that our property tax wealth per student does not require additional state aide. Any future revenue growth will be dependent upon our relationship with Townsend Community School, increases in property tax from new construction or reappraisal of real estate, or new property tax levies being approved by the voters. Growth from Townsend Community School seems to be the most likely situation of the three categories.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-17, adopting a Five-year Forecast for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2018; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond told the Board that he was approached by Townsend Community School that they were interested in leasing a new copier and that they were having a difficult time receiving credit do to the lack of history. We agreed that Margaretta could lease the copier and charge the cost back to Townsend by including the copier lease in the shared services agreement. Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-20, to amend the shared services agreement with Townsend Community School; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-18, approving out-of-state travel for the FFA to attend the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on October 30 through November 2, 2013; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-19 to amend Board Policy number 1330, Evaluation of the Treasurer; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to defer the decision on an Ohio School Facility project for another year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to employ Shaina Trimarche and Don Paule, as bus drivers effective August 27, 2013; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the following Supplemental contracts:

Steve Keller Sr. – Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,
Tim Tucker – Varsity Girls Basketball Coach,
Rob Hawn – Freshmen Boys Basketball Coach,
Rob Wiedenheft – Varsity Boys Assistant Basketball Coach,
Jake Meisler – Varsity Boys Assistant Basketball Coach,
Mike Brunner – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Ryan Spicer – 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Ron Gyurke – Varsity Swim Coach,
Jerrid Tucker – Junior High Assistant Swim Coach, and
Mike Sabo – 7th Grade Assistant Football Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Greg Wiedenheft – Boys Basketball,
Mike Luma – Junior High Football,
Dan Miller – FFA,
Julie Etherington - FFA,
Shawn Holbrook – FFA,
Charles Hansen – FFA,
Christina Hansen – FFA,
Theresa Meyer – FFA,
Princetta Farmer – FFA,
Mary Wright-Nason – FFA,
Tim Niemeyer – FFA, and
Frances Kremer – FFA;

Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Carrie Lewis – Bus Driver,
Allison Dreschel – Lunchroom,
Lori Arnold – Courier,
Paulette Biglin – Secretary,
Annette Mann – Lunchroom, and
Jodi Parkhurst – Lunchroom;

Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into Supplemental contracts with the following:

Cindy Norman – Kindergarten Screening at $80/day, and
Nancy Johnson – Tudor Services at $20/hour;

Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Tranette Novak – Medicaid Services Provider,
Susan Miller – Preschool Coordinator,
Adam Reardon – 9 Extended days for Marching Band,
Amanda Reardon – 6 Extended days for Vocal Music,
Carolyn Cook – 15 Extended days for High School Guidance,
Heather Lott – 15 Extended days for High School Guidance,
Heather Wiley – 5 Extended days for Elementary Guidance,
Jackie Yambert – 20 Extended days for Library,
Kevin Kremer – 60 Extended days for Vo-Ag,
Keith Taylor – Varsity Wrestling Coach,
Ryan Bohn – Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,
Marnie Szymanski – Junior High Swim Coach,
Robert Sartor – JV/Varsity Asst Wrestling Coach, and
Ann Strean – Mentoring Resident Educator;

Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.
Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the employment of Melanie Sutter as half-time Gifted teacher; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

No Old Business was discussed.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt informed the Board that on Monday October 14 there will be an Inservice day for teachers and staff including a presentation from the Cleveland Clinic on Employee Assistant Program established by Huron-Erie School Employees Healthcare Consortium. Mr. Kurt also mentioned that the Band performed before the final Cleveland Indians home baseball game on September 25, 2013. Mr. Hammond reminded the Board that the OSBA Capital Conference will be held beginning on November 10 through November 13, 2013. He distributed to the delegate information to Mr. Rankin as the Board's representative to the annual delegate meeting held during the conference.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into Executive Session to discuss a pending legal matter; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into Executive Session at 8:07 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to enter into open session; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board returned to Open Session at 10:09 p.m.

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

Meeting adjourned at 10:10 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Joann McMahon, Board President

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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