2013-03-18 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 18, 2013.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday March 18, 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. Rankin, second by Mr. Bodey to approve the minutes from February 27, 2012 Regular Meeting and the March 11, 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 told the Board that the financial position of the General Fund is performing as expected. He also mentioned that the District received approximately $19,000 from the Erie County Auditor for the distribution of the surplus funds in the Real Estate Assessment Fund. The Real Estate Assessment Fund is funded by taking a percentage of property taxes and used to administer the Real Estate appraisal process. If there is a surplus of funds remaining in the fund subsequent to the Reappraisal which was completed last year.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress being made with the Race to the Top initiative, the Student Learning Objective and the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System. He told the Board that they will need to approve the policies on the Evaluation System by June 30, 2013.

Mr. Bartkowiak, the Executive Director of Townsend Community School, distributed his monthly report to the Board. He stated that their District currently has 371 students enrolled. They have already graduated over seventy (70) students this year and he anticipates several more students earning their diplomas this school year. The Graduation ceremony for Townsend Community is scheduled to be held on Tuesday June 4, 2013 at the Sandusky State Theatre. Mrs. Jacoby inquired about the number of students per teacher. Mr. Bartkowiak answered with approximately 50 students per teacher.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that in his report under Personnel Action Classified Staff to add the hiring of Steve Hofacker as Assistant Varsity Football Coach and under Certified Staff, to add Renewing the contracts of Ryan Bohn, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director and Troy Roth, High School Principal for two years, add the hiring of Andy Zuk as Math Teacher at the High School and as Varsity Head Football Coach for the 2013-14 School Year, and add the hiring of Steve Gravenhorst, Luke Weyer, and Keven Wise as Assistant Varsity Football coaches for 2013-14.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution Number 12-13-47, to approve expenditures in excess of $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. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution Number 12-13-48, to authorize the Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current Fiscal Year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond stated that the Governor's proposed budget for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 has been introduced into the House of Representatives and sponsored as House Bill 58. We will track the Bill as it makes it through the House and then the Senate and report to the Board on the possible consequences of the bill to the District's financial position.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Board Resolution number 12-13-49, to continue current Inter-District Open Enrollment policy (#5113) without changes for the 2013-2014 school year; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution number 12-13-50 to continue the current Margaretta Drug Testing Policy for extra-curricular activities 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 Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution 12-13-51 to approve the graduation of the Class of 2013 pending completion of all state and local requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution number 12-13-52 to amend Board Policy #5460 increasing the number of credits needed to graduate to a minimum of twenty-two (22) effective with the 2014-2105 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. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution number 12-13-53 to commit to being a member of the Sandusky Bay Athletic Conference for five years beginning with the 2013-2014 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the hiring of the following substitutes, pending completion of all State and Local requirements:

Patrick Trautman – Substitute Bus Driver,
Mark Gennari – Substitute Bus Driver, and
Jennifer Fultz – Substitute Bus Driver;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to accept the resignation of Bruce Walker, Maintenance Mechanic, effective March 11, 2013; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the Supplemental Contracts for:

Troy Hansen – Varsity Assistant Softball Coach, and
Steve Hofacker – Varsity Assistant Football Coach;

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

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Ashley Jett as Volunteer Assistant Girl's Track Coach, and accept the resignation from Courtney Parr as Assistant Varsity Softball Coach; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the renewal of employment contracts for Troy Roth, High School Principal and Ryan Bohn, Assistant High School Principal/Athletic Director for the period 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2015; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the contract for Andy Zuk as a High School Math teacher 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 the Supplemental Contract for Andy Zuk as Varsity Head Football Coach 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. McMahon, to approve the Supplemental Contracts for the following:

Steven Gravenhorst – Assistant Varsity Football Coach,
Luke Weyer – Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and
Keven Wise – Assistant Varsity Football Coach for the 2013-14 School Year;

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

Old Business:

There was no pending business before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mrs. McMahon reminded the Board members of the upcoming Work Session to be held in the Board Room on Tuesday April 2nd beginning at 5:30.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:27 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

Joanne McMahon
Board President

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