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2014-01-15 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON JANUARY 15, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in Regular session following the Organizational Meeting beginning at 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at the Administrative Offices.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Hammond to take the roll:

Mrs. Kelble: present,
Mr. Lippert: present,
Mr. Miller: present,
Mr. Schoenegge: present,
Mrs. McMahon: present

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the minutes from the December 16, 2013 Regular Meeting; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Financial Report/Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond reported that the financial position of the district's General Fund as of December 31, 2013 is slightly ahead of last year at this time of the fiscal year. Mr. Hammond anticipates that the General Fund cash balance at the end of this fiscal year should be near $2,000,000.

Board and Staff Reports

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress being made with the Race to the Top program. He mentioned the progress of the PARCC testing process and the challenges facing the district to be prepared for next school year's implementation of the testing applications.

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on Townsend Community School. Townsend currently has 461 active students enrolled. Townsend has been meeting with an architect, Scott Mularoni, on a new facility.

Public Participation

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda

Mr. Kurt requested to add under his report Personnel Actions Classified item 2, Deb Cousino and Ruth Duskins as Substitute Bus Drivers. Mr. Hammond requested to add Resolution number 13-14-40 to the agenda to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000.

Treasurer's Report

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the purchase of a new conventional school bus from Myers Equipment Corporation, Canfield, Ohio; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to amend the non-teaching limited employment wage schedule effective January 1, 2014 in order to meet the new State minimum wage requirement; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-38 to authorize the District's Treasurer to make Inter-Fund transfers for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-39, to authorize the District's Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-40, to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the statutory "then and now" requirement; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report

Personnel Actions

Classified:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to employee the following:

Sarah Ransom – Food Services Supervisor, 2 years 2014-16,
Jennifer Morris – Secretary, 2 years 2014-16, and
Courtney Parr – Secretary, 2 years 2014-16;

Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to employ the following substitutes:

Stephanie Speir – Custodian,
Deb Cousino – Bus Driver, pending completion of all state and local requirements, and
Ruth Duskins – Bus Driver, pending completion of all state and local requirements;

Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to employ the following:

Lynn Hurd – Elementary Principal, 1 year 2014-15, and
Kathy Hall – School Psychologist/Special Education Supervisor, 2 years 2014-16;

Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business

There was no pending business before the Board.

Informational Items/Correspondences

Mr. Kurt shared correspondences to the Board thanking them for their support, from the Carroll's, Deerhake's and Hannah, a Huron Student who was the recipient of the Volley for a Cure fundraiser. Mrs. McMahon distributed a list of all current committees of the Board and instructed the other Board members to let her know which committee the members are interested in joining. She also reminded the Board of the January 20, 2014 Work Session to start at 5:00 in the Board Room.

Mr. Kurt distributed Certificates from the Ohio School Boards' Association in Appreciation for School Board members who provide so much for the children in the State. Mr. Kurt updated the Board on some issues that have occurred since the first of the year with regard to the buildings. We had pipes crack in the 4th grade wing at the Townsend building. The Vo-Ag building had frozen pipes when temperatures were below zero degrees. Each of these issues has been resolved and the Buildings and Grounds department has been working hard to keep the buildings and parking lots operational.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 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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Castalia, OH 44824
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