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MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 21, 2013.
The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 21, 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 September 30, 2013 Regular 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 the financial position of the District is on course after the first quarter of the fiscal year. The General Fund continues to operate in the black. We ended the first quarter of the fiscal year as of September 30, 2013 with revenues exceeding expenses by $912,282.
Board and Staff Reports:
Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress of the Race to the Top Federal Grant program. Pete Bartkowiak updated the enrollment of Townsend Community Schools. He stated that Townsend and Margaretta has met in Joint Facilities Committees to discuss the options available to build a new facility. He stated that Townsend has contracted with an architect to prepare preliminary recommendations on the construction of a new facility. No decision on whether Townsend will build a facility or where a building will be located. Pete announced that Townsend Community is the recipient of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties Youth Program Award. He extended an invitation to the Board members to attend the Awards Dinner on Wednesday October 23rd.
Mr. Kurt mentioned to the Board that the District has been meeting with other schools in the area for a combined Straight A grant application. He believes that the District will be part of at least one grant application, perhaps even two different applications. He also stated that the District is exploring safety and security grants to address locking down the buildings and enhancing the camera systems. He mentioned that another small sink hole was discovered today in front of the High School is being addressed.
Diane Jacoby stated that it was good to see the Board of Education candidates at the meeting. She encouraged them to continue attending the meetings. Lonnie Siesel questioned why the non-bargaining employee salaries and benefits were not on the agenda. Mrs. McMahon stated that the Finance Committee did not have the opportunity to review the concerns discussed from the previous meeting and that the Board intends to address the issue once the finance committee has determined what if any changes should be proposed to the Board for adoption. Rick Gast asked if any one has approached the businesses in the community to seek support for safety and security issues. He believes that the businesses would be receptive to providing support for a project to protect our students.
Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:
There were no changes to the agenda.
Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-21, to approve the expenditure of items 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.
Mr. Hammond asked Mrs. McMahon and Mr. Rankin if they could provide a date for a Finance Committee meeting to discuss the non-bargaining wages and benefits and to meet with the Auditor of State's representatives regarding the fiscal year 2013 audit process. Mr. Rankin said he would be out of town until November 5th and it was determined that Mr. Hammond would contact the members of the Committee after November 5th to schedule a meeting.
Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to approve the employment of Kim Trimarche as a bus driver effective October 1, 2013; 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 table item 2 under Personnel Action, pending further explanation of supplemental contracts; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.
Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Craig Galindo, Volunteer Assistant Basketball Coach; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye;
Mrs. McMahon: aye.
There was no pending old business items discussed.
Mr. Hammond reminded the Board members of the Ohio School Boards' Association Capital Conference to be held November 11 through November 13, 2013 in Columbus.
Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mr. Rankin to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the board; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.
Meeting adjourned at 7:51 P.M.
Jude T. Hammond
School Board Members
Mr. Kent Miller, Vice President
Mr. Paul Schoenegge
Mr. Brian Sutorius
Mr. Andrew Warner, President
Mrs. Mandi Yetter
Mr. Dennis Mock, Superintendent
Mrs. Diane Keegan, Treasurer
Margaretta Board of Education
305 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: (419) 684-5322
Fax: (419) 684-9003