2014-02-17 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 17, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday February 17, 2014 at the Administrative Offices.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order with roll call:

Mrs. Kelble: present,

Mr. Lippert: present,

Mr. Schoenegge: present,

Mrs. McMahon: present.

Mr. Miller was delayed due to the snow storm. He was coming from out of town.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to approve the minutes from the January 15, 2014 Organizational and Regular Board Meetings and Special Meetings held on January 20, 2014 and February 6, 2014; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond referenced page J in the agenda and stated that in comparison from the same period in the fiscal year, the District's General Fund is approximately $108,497 ahead of last year. He anticipates that the ending cash balance at the end of the current fiscal year should be in excess of $2,000,000. If the cash balance is in excess of $2,000,000, than the General Fund will be in a better financial position than what was forecasted last September. Mr. Hammond went on further to caution the Board about the cost of the number of calamity days which the District has experienced so far. The cost for overtime and energy cost may have an impact on the General Fund financial position.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of the Race to the Top Federal Grant initiative. Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress of the Townsend Community School building project. Townsend Board of Education met last week and they received site plans for the facility from their architect. The proposed building site would be on the High School property between the parking lot and the Vo-Ag building.

Mr. Miller arrived at the meeting at 7:12 p.m.

Mr. Kurt told the Board that he, Leroy Carroll and Mr. Hammond met with Daniel Obrynba from OHM Advisors, Gahanna, Ohio. He is an architect for the firm. OHM has designed several school building projects in Ohio. He and his firm would like to prepare an assessment of the District's school buildings. Mr. Kurt also spoke with representatives of the Ohio School Facilities Commission regarding an updated assessment of the District's buildings for possible OSFC funding a new building. The last time an assessment was made for the District by OSFC was in 2004.

Public Participation:

Mr. John Zang asked about the security measures for the buildings. Mr. Kurt answered and stated that the District has applied for State grants to install lock down devices, one at each building and radios that will communicate with law enforcement. He also stated that the District has applied for Wightman/Weiber Foundation and Erie County Community Foundation safety grants to install cameras throughout the Elementary building.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that under the Superintendent's Report, Personnel Action Classified to add under item 3 Supplemental contracts John Yount, Jr. High Boys Track Coach, Gary Brown, Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach, Scot Lehrer, Jr. High Girls Track Coach, and Hali Berger as Varsity Assistant Girls Track Coach; under item 4 Approved Volunteers, add Chris Leibacher, Baseball, and Mike Limberios, Baseball. Mr. Kurt also requested that under Personnel Action Certified to add under item 1 to employ Mary Schaeffer as After-school Tutor for 3rd Grade Reading intervention, add item 3, to approve supplemental contracts for Chris Miller, JV Baseball Coach, and Erika Crone, Jr. High Assistant Track Coach, and add item 4, to amend supplemental contracts for Chris Smith and Jennifer Bordner as 6th Grade Mohican Trip Advisors to Chris Smith, Jennifer Bordner, Molly Biehl, and Ann Ball; Mr. Hammond requested and presented to the Board an amended version of Resolution 13-14-41 to add a bill from Sporting Enterprises under the "then and now" provisions requiring Board action.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-41, to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: abstain, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-42, to authorize the Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond distributed information from the Ohio School Boards Association announcing a couple of professional development opportunities for the Board members. Mr. Hammond stated that if the Board members were interested in attending, to let him know and he will assist in making the arrangements.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-43, to approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar as presented; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the employment of Ann Marie Pumphrey as a Special Education Aide effective January 29, 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: abstain, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to approve the employment of Nicole Purkeypile as a substitute custodian; 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 approve the following supplemental contracts:

Sarrah Palmer – Varsity Softball Coach,

Troy Hansen – Assistant Varsity Softball Coach,

Rob Hahn – Varsity Girls Track Coach,

Laura Lesniewski – Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach,

John Yount – Junior High Boys Track Coach,

Gary Brown – Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach,

Hali Berger – Assistant Varsity Girls Track Coach, and

Scot Lehrer – Junior High Girls Track Coach;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the following as Volunteers:

Kendra Gast – Softball

Chris Leibacher – Baseball, and

Mike Limberios – JV Baseball.

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

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to employ Melanie Hall as Home Instruction Teacher effective December 18, 2013, and Mary Schaeffer as After school Tutor at a rate of $20/hour; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the resignation of Superintendent Edward Kurt effective July 31, 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: nay, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the following supplemental contracts:

Chris Miller – Junior Varsity Baseball Coach, and

Erika Crone – Assistant Junior High Track Coach;

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 amend the Mohican trip Supplemental previously approved for Chris Smith and Jennifer Bordner, to now include Molly Biehl and Ann Ball; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business pending before the Board.

Informational Items:

There were no informational items raised.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to enter into executive session in order to discuss the employment of the Superintendent; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:30 p.m. with Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond present during the executive session.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, second by Mr. Miller, the board returned from executive session. Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board returned into regular open session at 8:23 p.m.

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: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Joann McMahon

Board President

Jude T. Hammond

Treasurer

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