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2014-01-15 Board Minutes (Organizational)

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING ON JANUARY 15, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in Special session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Hammond began the meeting by administering the oath of office to the newly elected board members Elmer Lippert, Kent Miller and Paul Schoenegge.

The Margaretta Board of Education members for calendar year 2014 are as follows:

Mrs. Kelley Kelble, Mr. Elmer Lippert, Mrs. Joann McMahon, Mr. Kent Miller and Mr. Paul Schoenegge.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order with roll call:
Mrs. Kelble: present,
Mr. Lippert: present,
Mr. Miller: present,
Mr. Schoenegge: present,
Mrs. McMahon: present.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller to nominate Mrs. McMahon to be President of the Board of Education for calendar year 2012; Mrs. McMahon called for any other motions; Mr. Schoenegge made a motion to nominate Mrs. Kelble as President, the motion died for a lack of a second. Mr. Miller made motion to close the nomination and elect Mrs. McMahon President, seconded by Mr. Lippert; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to nominate Mr. Lippert as Vice-President of the Board of Education for calendar year 2014; no other nominations were made. 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 appoint Mr. Miller as Legislative Liaison for Ohio School Boards Association; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to appoint Mrs. McMahon as Alternate Legislative Liaison for the Ohio School Boards Association; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mrs. McMahon distributed a one page document titled Margaretta Local Schools Board of Education Code of Ethics. She explained that this was developed by the Ohio School Boards' Association and is a recommended practice to have the Board members and sign agree to support the items identified on the form. Mr. Schoenegge expressed his concerns regarding the document and did not feel comfortable signing the form. It was suggested that Paul express his concerns with Bill Pepple, the Board's attorney at the January 20, 2014 work session.

Upon a discussion amongst the Board members, it was agreed that the regular meetings would continue to be held on the third Monday of the month, with the exception of January 15, March 19, June 30, July 28, and September 29, 2014.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Board Resolution 13-14-29, to set the Regular Meeting dates for calendar year 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Treasurer's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller to adopt Resolution No. 13-14-30 to authorize the Treasurer to pay bills as they are presented, provided funds are available and duly appropriated and reported monthly to the Board for calendar year 2014. Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Resolution No. 13-14-31 to authorize the Board President and the Treasurer to borrow funds if the need arises during calendar year 2014; 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 Resolution No. 13-14-32 to authorize the Treasurer to invest funds held in trust and for the purpose intended when surplus funds exist for calendar year 2014; 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 Resolution No. 13-14-33, to request from the county auditors from Erie and Sandusky Counties, to advance funds collected to the credit of the Margaretta Local School District pursuant to ORC Section 321.34 for calendar year 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Resolution No. 13-14-34 to authorize the Superintendent to approve staff attendance at workshops and meetings held within the State during calendar year 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Resolution No. 13-14-35 to authorize the Superintendent to approve special transportation trip request within the State during calendar year 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Resolution No. 13-14-36 to participate in all current Federal and State Programs and solicit public input regarding the use of funds and services provided for the school year 2014-15; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2014-15:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution Number 13-14-37, to approve the Tax Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 and provide public input and inspection; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adjourn the Organizational Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.
At 7:24 p.m. the Organizational Meeting adjourned

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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