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2015-01-28 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON JANUARY 28, 2015.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in Regular session beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 28, 2015 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Lippert called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Hammond to take the roll:

Mrs. Kelble: present,
Mrs. McMahon: present,
Mr. Miller: present,
Mr. Schoenegge: present,
Mr. Lippert: present

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the minutes from the December 15, 2014 Regular Meeting and the Organizational Meeting and Budget Hearing on January 5, 2015; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Financial Report/Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond reported that the financial position of the district's General Fund as of December 31, 2013 is slightly ahead of last year at this time of the fiscal year. Mr. Hammond expressed his concern for the financial position of the Food Services fund. Through December 31, 2014, the Food Services Fund has experienced an operational deficit in excess of $45,000. Mr. Hammond said that he will be focused on this matter and will continue to update the Board on the fund status.

Student Success in Action

Mr. Schroer introduced four out of the five High School students who participated in an exercise to recognize the Board of Education members. Each of the five participating High School students were assigned the task to write a letter to one of the Board members in appreciation for what they do for the students of the District as part of School Board Member Appreciation Month. Each of the letters were framed and presented to the individual Board members. Becky Keller read and presented her framed letter of appreciation to Elmer Lippert. Lily Adams read and presented her framed letter of appreciation to Kelly Kelble. Courtnee Ambos read and presented her framed letter of appreciation to Joann McMahon. Toby Miller read and presented his framed letter of appreciation to Kent Miller. The other participating student was Mychael Fuller who was not able to attend the Board meeting due to another commitment. However, Lily Adams read and presented Mychael's letter of appreciation to Paul Schoenegge. The event was well received by the Board members and all those in attendance. Mr. Schroer, as with each of the previous Success in Action presentation, presented each student with a book to sign and to be placed in the High School Library.

Board and Staff Reports

Mr. Schroer updated the Board on Townsend Community School, including handing out an enrollment report prepared by Pete Bartkowiak. Townsend currently has 674 active students enrolled from various school districts around the state. Mr. Schroer updated the Board on the Race to the Top Federal Grant. With the grant funds, the District is pursuing a Student Learning Objective software package that will cost approximately $3,000.

Public Participation

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda

Mr. Schroer requested to add under his report Personnel Actions Classified item 4, Robert Avila as a Wrestling Volunteer.

Treasurer's Report

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to amend the non-teaching limited employment wage schedule effective January 1, 2015 in order to meet the new State minimum wage requirement; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-39 to authorize the District's Treasurer to make Inter-Fund transfers for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-40, to authorize the District's Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report

Personnel Actions

Classified:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to amend the current contract with Jude Hammond, Treasurer and to extend the contract term two years through July 31, 2018; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: nay, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to employee the following:

Mark Freeh, Technology Coordinator, 2 years 2015-17,
Leroy Carroll – Support Serv. Supervisor, 2 years 2015-17,
Trish Kuhlman – Administrative Asst., continuing period;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to employ Stephen Knowles as a Substitute Bus Driver, effective December 11, 2014; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the following volunteers:
Derrick Bailey – Girls Basketball,
Steve Keller, Sr. – Boys Basketball, and
Robert Avila – Wrestling;

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

Certified:

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

Troy Roth – High School Principal, 2 years 2015-17, and
Ryan Bohn – Athletic Director/Asst. Principal, 2 years 2015-17;

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

There was no pending business before the Board.

Informational Items/Correspondences

Mr. Schroer asked the Board about scheduling a day in February or March for a Work Session. It was determined that the Board would meet on Thursday March 12, 2015 beginning at 4:30 p.m. for a work session. On Thursday January 29, 2015, Mrs. McMahon, Mr. Schoenegge, Mr. Schroer and Mr. Hammond are registered to attend a workshop sponsored and presented by Pepple and Waggoner, the Board's attorneys, on negotiations to be held in Independence, Ohio. Mr. Hammond will drive and plans were made to leave from the Board Office around 4:00 p.m. Mr. Schroer mentioned that the first Business Advisory Council met on January 27, 2015 at the High School library and was successful. The next meeting of the council will occur on May 13, 2015. Mr. Hammond mentioned that on Saturday February 7, 2015 a celebration of the final graduating Class of Townsend School of 1965 will be held during the Boys Basketball game. The event details are being worked out but they include a reception in the library beginning at 6:00 p.m., the alma mater and national anthem being sung by Townsend graduates, t-shirts have been donated by Townsend Ruritan and will be given away at the game, and Senator Randy Gardner has agreed to be at the game with a proclamation of the event from the State Senate. It should be an exciting event. A weather make-up date will be Saturday February 21, 2015.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, for the Board to enter into executive session to discuss an employment related issue; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board entered executive session at 7:43 p.m.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, for the Board to return to open session; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board returned to open session at 9:09 p.m.
Motion by Mr. Miller, second by Mr. Schoenegge, to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the Board; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

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Elmer Lippert
Board President

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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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