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2014-06-30 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 30, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday June 30, 2014 at the Administrative Offices.

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 Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the minutes from the May 19, 2014 Regular Meeting, the June 7, and June 25, 2014 Special Meetings as presented; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that through the month of May the financial position of the district is better than anticipated for this fiscal year. The General Fund should have a carry-over fund balance in excess of $2.1 million. If this holds true, the carry-over funds would exceed estimates used in our forecast.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on Townsend Community School. On June 3, Townsend held their graduation commencement ceremony at the Sandusky State Theatre. Throughout this school year, Townsend graduated a total of 91 students. Margaretta provided some extended transportation services for Townsend students to take their graduation tests.

Mr. Kurt presented to the Board the 2013-2014 School Year Discipline Reports. Mr. Kurt was pleased with how the district has handled matters involving student discipline. The number of incidents is down from last school year. He stated that the Administrators will be meeting with Mr. Schroer prior to the start of the school year to map out strategies to continue the improvement.

Mr. Kurt mentioned that the Race to the Top Grant will be given one additional year to use up any unspent funds from the four year grant. Mr. Kurt stated that the district will have less than $10,000 to use next school year. The funds will be used within the scope of the original program.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation at this time.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested to add under his report to eliminate the High School Newspaper supplemental contract that appears on the list of certified supplemental contracts; to add item #6 under certified staff, a request from Kristen Gray to take a one year leave of absence; to add under item #4 certified staff, the employment of Michael Simonton as Intervention Specialist.

Mr. Hammond stated that he has an updated version of Resolution numbers 13-14-68, and he request an additional resolution number 13-14-72 to advance funds from the General Fund into two Grant funds.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution Number 13-14-68 to approve expenditures that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Miller to adopt Board Resolution 13-14-69 to approve Temporary Appropriations for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond presented the next resolution for the Board to consider, to enter into a land lease with Townsend Community School Board in order to provide space for Townsend Community School to build a new educational facility. After several discussions on a proper location, it was decided that the best location would be parallel to the High School within the current senior parking lot area. Drawings for the new building and a legal description of the area to be leased were presented for discussion. The lease will be for a ninety-nine year period. Townsend will pay Margaretta $200 per month for 10 years, and then the future rent payments will be negotiated between the two boards. Utilities will be metered to the Townsend building. An upgrade to the existing transformers will be include in the construction process to replace the transformers servicing the High School and the transformer will service the Townsend building as well. Townsend presented a proposed five year forecast demonstrating their ability to pay for the building. Although, they are exploring financing options that might improve their financial position. Mrs. Kelble inquired as to the property tax consequences of the additional structure and Mr. Hammond explained that the land is owned by the Margaretta Board of Education and the building will be used for an exempt purpose, to provide public education, and therefore the lease property would continue to be property tax exempt.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution 13-14-70 to approve a lease of land with Townsend Community School to construct a facility near the High School effective July 1, 2014; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution number 13-14-71, to authorize the 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 Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adopt Board Resolution 13-14-72 to make Inter-fund advances for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the following Supplemental contacts for the 2014-15 school year:

Kim Miller – SADD Advisor, and

Ali James – Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to employ David Whinnery as a Custodian II for one year commencing July 1, 2014; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Lippert to employ the following substitutes for the 2014-15 school year:

Allison Dreschel – Lunchroom Annette Mann – Lunchroom

Georgette McCullough – Lunchroom Jodi Parkhurst –Lunchroom

Audra Rooker – Lunchroom Sandi Stout – Lunchroom

Pam Vaccaro – Lunchroom Jody Young - Lunchroom

Alex Calderon – Bus Driver Steve Snyder– Bus Driver

Mark Stacy – Bus Driver Dorothy Smith – Custodian

Stephanie Gamez– Custodian Courtney House – Custodian

Brittany House – Custodian Vicki Bluhm – Custodian

Johnnie Turner – Custodian Nicole Purkeypile–Custodian

Donna Colvin – Custodian Tom Barnes - Custodian

Stephanie Jackson – Bus Aide Kathy Maloney – Bus Aide

Audra Rooker – Bus Aide Jen Fultz – Bus Aide

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

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to accept the resignation of Robert Sartor, Intervention Specialist and Sandy Carroll, Intervention Specialist, Mrs. Carroll for the purposes of retirement; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mrs. McMahon and the Board thanked Sandy Carroll for her years of service to the students of Margaretta, and extended her best wishes in the future.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Mrs. McMahon, to approve an amendment to the contract for Ashley Kwiatkowski, from a two year contract to a continuing contract effective July 1, 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: abstain, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Erika Crone as a volunteer for the Girls Golf program; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Jaclyn Scott – Invention Specialist, Bachelors 0, for a one year contract, 2014-15 school year,

Mary Jane Bible – Itinerant Teacher, Bachelors 14, for a one yr. contract effective June 17, 2014, 2014-15 school year,

Michael Simonton – Intervention Specialist, Bachelors Plus 7, for a one year contract, 2014-15 school year;

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 enter into Supplemental employment contracts with the following for the 2014-15 school year:

Adam Reardon – Marching Band Director,

Amanda Reardon – Assistant Band Director,

Lauren (Drossman) Martin – Drill Team Advisor,

Amanda Reardon – Vocal Music Director,

Lisa Wurzel – Language Arts Department Chair,

Jim King – Science Department Chair,

Vicki Meyers – Math Department Chair,

Tim Volzer – Social Studies Department Chair,

Jennifer Bordner – 6th Grade Trip Advisor,

Christine Smith – 6th Grade Trip Advisor,

Angie Tucker – 8th Grade Trip Advisor,

Marnie Szymanski – Lead Mentor,

Sarah Roan – Academic Challenge Advisor,

Sarah Roan – Student Government (shared assignment ½ pay)

Marnie Szymanski–Student Government (shared assignment ½ pay)

Jamie (Drossman) Bonnigson – National Honor Society,

Tim Volzer – International Club Advisor,

Kevin Kremer – Adult Education – Young Farmers,

Jennifer Bordner – Detention Supervisor,

Sara Weller – Yearbook Advisor,

Chris Smith – Extended School Teacher,

Sarah Roan – Junior High Cross Country Coach,

Kathy Day – 7th Grade Volleyball Coach,

Sarah Lochotzki – Kindergarten Unit Leader,

Beth Burkett – 1st Grade Unit Leader,

Sarah Riedy – 3rd Grade Unit Leader,

Tonya Foos – 4th Grade Unit Leader, and

Kathy Day – 5th Grade Unit Leader;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve a one-year leave of absence for Kristen Gray; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business pending before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt told the Board that Dan Schroer will be in the District to meet with law enforcement and administrators on Thursday July 10, 2014. Mrs. Kelble requested that the July 14, 2014 regular meeting be moved ahead to 6:00 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. The Board approved the change in time.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:26 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Joann McMahon

President of the Board

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Jude T. Hammond

Treasurer

 

Agendas/Minutes

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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