2014-04-21 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 21, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 21, 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 absent from the meeting.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert to accept the minutes for the March 19, 2014 Regular Board meeting and the April 3, 2014, April 8, 2014, April 11, 2014, April 15, 2014 and the April 16, 2014 Special Board meetings as presented; roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Schoenegge: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that the General Fund is performing better than the prior fiscal through March 31, 2014. Revenues have exceeded expenditures by $1,365,030 which is nearly $50,000 ahead of last year. He anticipates that the fiscal year will end in June with a carry-over cash balance of over $2,000,000 based upon the performance thus far. Mr. Hammond mentioned that he will have an amended five year forecast prepared for the May Regular Board meeting.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt told the Board that Townsend Community School has over 500 active students enrolled. Townsend Community School anticipates over 80 graduates this school year. Graduation ceremony will be held on June 3, 2014 at the Sandusky State Theatre. Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of the Race to the Top Federal Grant program. Mr. Kurt introduced Bob Toney, Curriculum Director who made a presentation on the testing process for next school year.

Public Participation:

Diane Jacoby questioned if the Board was considering applicants for Superintendent who do not have their Superintendent license. Mrs. McMahon answered that two of the twenty-one applicants do not currently have their Superintendent License, however, they can obtain a temporary license for up to three years while they complete the required course work.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt stated that he would like to add under Personnel Actions Classified staff, the hiring of Andrea Cullen as an Assistant Cook effective May 5, 2014.

Treasurer's Report:

Mr. Hammond addressed the Board about the completion of the Fiscal Year 2013 Audit performed by the Auditor of State. Within the Board agenda there were summary financial documents and the management letter. Mr. Hammond stated that this was the cleanest audit that the District has experienced since he started as Treasurer. The only management recommendation is to address the fixed asset system. Mr. Hammond stated that the Board's finance committee met with the Auditor in Charge and were satisfied with the financial performance of the district.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution Number 13-14-52 to authorize the Treasurer to procure two copier/printers on a three year lease using a competitive formal bid process; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert to approve the proposed literature for the 2014-15 School Year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge: aye, to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-53 to amend the graduating class of 2014 pending the completion of all state and local requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-54 to enter into a Multi-agreement with Educational Services Center of Lorain County to provide hearing supervision services for the 2014-15 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to employ Audra Rooker as Substitute Bus Aide and Andrea Cullen as Assistant Cook effective May 5, 2014; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: abstained, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the resignation for the purposes of retirement of Jacqueline Yambert, School Librarian effective at the conclusion of the school year; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business pending before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt mentioned to the Board that the EHOVE graduation is scheduled for May 23, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and all the Board members are welcomed to attend.

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

The Board convened into executive session at 7:23 p.m. with Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond present during the executive session.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, the board returned from executive session at 7:46 p.m.; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Joann McMahon

President of the Board

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Jude T. Hammond

Treasurer

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