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2013-04-02 Board Minutes (Special)


The Margaretta Board of Education met in special session at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Administration Building.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order with the following Board members present:

Mr. Lippert,
Mr. Rankin,
Mrs. Kelble, and
Mrs. McMahon.

Mr. Bodey arrived at 5:42 p.m.

Mr. Kurt, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Bartkowiak, and Mr. Carroll were also in attendance.

Mrs. McMahon thanked the Board members and staff for taking time to participate in this work session.

Mr. Kurt and Mr. Bartkowiak began the meeting discussing the needs of the Townsend Community School District. Mr. Bartkowiak stated that the Townsend Community is growing faster than anticipated. The Townsend Community Board is exploring ideas of how to increase the facility space available to the students and staff. Townsend Community School Board has established a facilities committee that has been meeting with the Margaretta's Facility Committee to discuss options that would benefit both districts. There have been two joint committee meetings and the committees will continue to meet until a mutual decision and direction is determined.

Mr. Kurt distributed to the Board a draft copy of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for their review. Mr. Kurt reminded the Board that they will need to establish a new evaluation model that meets the expectations of the Ohio Department of Education by June 30, 2013. He also stated that this evaluation system will need to be incorporated into the collective bargaining agreement with the Margaretta Teachers' Association.

Mr. Hammond stated that he has discussed with Mr. Carroll, as he transitioned into his new position, regarding establishing a priority list of items that need to be addressed. Mr. Hammond and Mr. Carroll reviewed the list of items including changing the heating/ventilation/cooling of the Natatorium at the High School, installing cameras and door locking systems at the High School and Elementary, Roofing concerns at Townsend, the crawl spaces under the High School, replacing the HVAC system at the Field House at the Stadium, lighting replacements in the Gymnasium and Natatorium including new ceiling tile.

Mr. Hammond led a discussion involving compensation and benefits of staff and upcoming negotiations with certified and classified staffs.

It was agreed that we have many issues to resolve as we progress through this year. There was good discussion and it was determined that the Board should schedule another Work Session at a later date.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, 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 8:28 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond

Joanne McMahon
Board President


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

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