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2014-08-18 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 18, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 18, 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. Schoenegge, to approve the minutes from the July 14, 2014 Regular Meeting; 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 mentioned that the financial reports in the agenda reflect the first month of the new fiscal year and that the information shows that the General Fund is in a slightly better position than last year over the same period.

Student Success in Action:

Mr. Schroer introduced a new item for the Board meeting called the Student Success in Action report. The concept is for the Board and community to hear from the success of students from the student's themselves. Mr. Schroer stated that there may not be a report each month and perhaps there may be more than one student at other Board meetings. He anticipates that the reports will be a brief summary of the actions and success stories.

The first report is from Morgan McClane, a 2014 graduate of Margaretta and EHOVE. Morgan received a Gold Medal from the Family Career and Community Leaders of America for her presentation on a culinary program for early childhood development. Morgan gave a power point presentation to the Board on her award winning program. Morgan received her award at the national convention for FCCLA in Texas last spring. The presentation was well received by the Board and all those in attendance. Mr. Schroer presented Morgan with a book and requested that she endorse the book and it will be placed in the Margaretta High School library.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Hammond presented to the Board a report from the Permanent Improvement/Facilities Committee. Mr. Hammond stated that the committee met on July 30, 2014. Mr. Hammond went over the summary report prepared for the Board. There are several improvement projects that are tops on the priority list. However, the amount of funds needed to complete all the projects will exceed the funds available from the Permanent Improvement levy and the Board will need to use General Funds to complete all the projects on the list. The estimated amount needed from the General Fund would be $144,000. The committee is recommending that the Board convene a work session prior to the next regular meeting on September 29th to discuss the projects.

Pete Bartkowiak gave an update on Townsend Community School. He stated that the Board interviewed several different companies interested in being project manager for their building project. The goal is to begin construction in the middle of October and to be finished by the middle of June, 2015. Mr. Bartkowiak stated that the Townsend Community School board has agreed to participate, 25% of the cost, to have a resource officer at the High School provided that the resource officer will also patrol in the Townsend classroom on the property.

Public Participation:

Diane Jacoby stated that she was very pleased with the way the High School looks with the new landscaping. Dave Myers asked about the easements on the Board's agenda. Mr. Hammond explained that do to the location of the proposed Townsend building, it was decided to approach the Village of Castalia to vacate the remainder of Burton Street. The Village approved the vacation of Burton Street in June. When that occurred, the remainder is split from the center of Burton Street and they are restored to the two adjoining property owners, the Board of Education and the Orlan Kuns family. The reciprocating easements will allow the district to use the Kuns portion of the property and the Kuns' family and visitors will be able to use the district's portion of the property. Included in the easement is a statement that the district will maintain each half of the vacated street.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer requested that his report be amended to remove an item under Personnel Actions, Classified, item number 2, to remove Joe Cheek as a volunteer for the Athletic Department. He is not a volunteer; he is compensated for his service to maintain the athletic equipment and uniforms.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-06, approving expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirement; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Board Resolution 14-15-07, approving reciprocating easements with Orlan and Helen Kuns regarding the vacated remainder of Burton Street; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-08, entering into a Shared Services contract with Perkins Local School District with regard to sharing a Pre-School Classroom at Margaretta Elementary for the 2014-15 school year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-09, entering into a Shared Services agreement with Perkins Local School District with regard to providing Pre-School Itinerant services for the 2014-15 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-10, entering into a Shared Services agreement with Huron City School District with regard to providing Pre-School Itinerant services for the 2014-15 school year; 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 approve Board Resolution number 14-15-11, to enter into a contract with Perkins Local School District to provide Special Education classrooms and services at the Perkins School facilities for the 2014-15 school year; 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 approve Board Resolution number 14-15-12, to enter into a contract with Sandusky City School District to provide Special Education classrooms and services at Sandusky School facilities for the 2014-15 school year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the bus routes for the 2014-15 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Schroer and Mr. Roth led a discussion on the amended student handbook at the Middle School/High School with respect to the carrying of book bags to and from the classroom. Under the new policy, students will be instructed not to take their book bags from their lockers. The purpose of the policy change is to improve student and staff safety by not leaving book bags in between desks within the classrooms.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the following handbooks for the 2014-15 school year:

Middle School/High School Faculty handbook,

Middle School/High School Student handbook,

Elementary Faculty handbook,

Elementary Student handbook,

Pre-School handbook,

Student-Athlete handbook, and

Coaches handbook;

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

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to approve the following substitutes:

Kim Storch – lunchroom,

Johnnie Turner – mail route carrier, and

Lori Arnold – mail route carrier;

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 approve the following volunteers:

Todd Hacker – 7th Grade Football,

Carolyn Cheek – Athletic Department,

Dave Rudolph – Football, and

Steve Kinder – 8th Grade Football;

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

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Miller, to amend the supplemental contract of Kelsey Day from 8th Grade Volleyball coach to Junior Varsity Volleyball coach for the 2014-15 school year; and to accept the resignation of Ali James as Junior Varsity Volleyball coach; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to employ Kristy Jensen, ½ time 3rd Grade teacher, and Heather Campana, 3rd grade teacher; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the supplemental contracts for Melissa Kuns – 8th Grade Volleyball Coach, and Erica Crone – Freshman Class Advisor; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

There was no business pending for the Board to discuss.

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroer suggested that the December 15th Regular Board meeting be moved ahead to 5:00 p.m. in order to leave time to attend the Holiday concert. The Board discussed scheduling a work session. It was agreed to be on Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Hammond reminded the Board of the Ohio School Board Association Capital Conference to be held on November 10 through November 13 and confirmed the hotel nights he needed to book. North Point Educational Services Center is having an all Boards program on Monday September 22, 2014 at Kalahari, Mr. Hammond told the Board members to let Trish Kuhlman no if they were interested in attending. Mr. Hammond questioned the Board to see if they were interested in replacing the aerial photos of the facilities. He met the Erie County Auditor's office to discuss using their aerial photography in graphic form and send the images to a plaque company to mount the photography. Mr. Hammond mentioned that staff day will be Monday August 25, 2014 and the Board is sponsoring a lunch for staff. Mr. Schroer mentioned that there will be an in-service day for certified staff on Thursday August 21, 2014. The morning session will be held at Port Clinton City Schools' new auditorium with a speaker.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to enter into executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of public employees or regulated individuals; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 8:17 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, the board returned from executive session at 9:38 p.m. Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Meeting adjourned at 9:41 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

JoAnn McMahon

President

Jude T. Hammond

Treasurer

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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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