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2014-12-15 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 15, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. on Monday December 15, 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, and
Mrs. McMahon: present.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the minutes from the November 17, 2014 Regular Board 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 District's General Operating Fund financial performance is better than last year's performance through November.

Student Success in Action:

Mr. Schroer introduced Jessica Stacey, a Margaretta graduate from the Class of 2014. Jessica received a prestigious American FFA Degree. Mr. Schroer stated that less than one-half of one percent of all FFA students nationwide receive this honor. Jessica gave an emotional report of her experience with FFA during her years as a Margaretta student. She attributed her success to her years at Margaretta and in particular her time spent in FFA. Today Jessica is participating in an intern program with Helena Chemical Company. Mr. Schroer recognized Mr. Kremer, Voc-Agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor for his dedication and performance over the years. Mr. Schroer thanked Jessica and her family for participating in the Student Success in Action. Mr. Schroer then had Jessica sign a book that will be placed in the High School Library.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Schroer gave a brief update on Race to the Top initiative. He stated that there will be a Race to the Top meeting tomorrow Tuesday December 16 wherein a representative of the Ohio Department of Education is planning on attending. Pete Bartkoviak made a presentation on the status of Townsend Community School. He distributed an enrollment report showing the number of students attending Townsend. Mr. Bartkoviak stated that the anticipated completion date of the Learning Center will be July 3, 2015.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer requested to add to his report under personnel actions for certified staff, item #2 to amend the contract of Kristi Jensen to go from half-time to full-time effective January 5, 2015. Mr. Hammond requested to amend Board Resolution number 14-15-25 that was distributed to the Board prior to the meeting.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve Board Resolution number 13-14-25, to approve expenditures that have exceeded the $3,000 threshold of the "then and now" provisions of the Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.41(d); Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond presented an analysis of the results from a formal bid process to purchase a conventional school bus. Mr. Hammond is recommending to acquire a 2016 conventional school bus from Cardinal Bus Sales and Services from Lima, Ohio, having the lowest bid meeting all the specifications with a net purchase price of $79,417.00. Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the purchase of a conventional school bus to replace bus number 13 from Cardinal Bus Sales and Services, Lima, Ohio; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond presented the next resolution to the Board explaining that Townsend Community School is interested in establishing a line of credit with Old Fort Bank to possibly assist in the construction of the new building. Margaretta will provide the collateral to back the line of credit using the recently purchased Certificate of Deposit as the instrument. Old Fort Bank is requesting that the Board resolve to establish the pledge of collateral for the line of credit.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-26 to establish collateral through Old Fort Bank to support a Construction Line of Credit for Townsend Community School; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the statutes require the Board to conduct an organizational meeting within the first fifteen calendar days of the new year. After a brief discussion on what date and time the meeting should take place, it was decided to hold the Organizational meeting on Monday January 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. with the January Regular Meeting to occur later in the month of January.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-27 to set the Organizational Meeting on Monday January 5, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m.; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-28 authorizing the Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year 2015; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve Board Resolution number 14-15-29, to approve Board Policies 1530, 2430, 2430.02, 2510, 2520, 5330, 5830, 6144, 7540.02, 7540.03, 7540.04, 8330, 8400, 8500, 8510, 8540, 8660, and 9211; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:
Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the employment of Jodi Parkhurst as a Substitute Bus Aide and Shaina Trimarche as a Substitute Kitchen Helper; 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 the employment of Taylor Polta, Student Worker effective December 8, 2014; 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 approve Brian Stimmel as a Track and Field Volunteer Coach; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve a limited 30-day contract with Jackie Yambert as a Library Support Specialist and to amend the teaching contract with Kristi Jensen from half-time to full-time effective January 5, 2015; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

There was no old business to discuss.

Informational Items:

The Board and Mr. Schroer provided a special thank you to Bob Toney who donated $1,000 to purchase Chromebooks for a Junior High Language Arts classroom. Mr. Schroer mentioned that MARMO and the music department, led by Mr. and Mrs. Reardon have received two grants, from the Mylander Foundation and from Weltman/Wieber which will be used to replace the curtains at the High School stage and also to provide new lights for the stage. Mr. Schroer mentioned that Pepple and Waggoner will be hosting a workshop on Collective Bargaining on Thursday January 29th and requested if any of the Board members would like to attend to let him or Trish know so that we can make arrangements to attend.

Mr. Schroer mentioned that we have an Indoor Track and Field Club started by a few parents which will allow some of our students to participate in events this winter leading into the Spring track season. There will be a Band and Choir holiday concert tonight at 7:00 and all are invited to attend.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Miller, 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 5:45 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

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Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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JoAnn McMahon
Board President

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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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