2014-09-29 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2014.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday September 29, 2014 at the Administrative Offices to hold its regular meeting.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order with roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the minutes from the August 18, 2014 Regular Meeting and the September 10, 2014 Work Session; 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 schedule of bills, Financial Report, Budget-to-Actual Reports and Energy Cost reports were included in the agenda. The reports reflect the first two months of the fiscal year and the General Fund's financial position is slightly better than over the same period last fiscal year. He mentioned that he had more to say about the financial position of the District in his report on the budget.

Student Success in Action:

Mr. Schroer introduced Steve Gravenhorst, High School Social Studies teacher and Zane (Frankie) Scott, a senior who participated in the Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio Business Challenge. Mr. Gravenhorst explained the competitive challenge prepared by the Junior Achievement. Area school districts had student teams who would input business decision variables into a simulator which would generate the business success. The simulation software would calculate the ranking of the teams' outcomes. The Margaretta team finished first overall. Zane Scott was a member of the 1st place Margaretta team. Zane demonstrated the decision matrix. He entered several different factors and went over the end results. He repeated the process making adjustments based upon the previous results. The Board and those in attendance were very impressed with Zane's presentation and accomplishments. Mr. Schroer presented a book to Zane to sign and the book will be placed in the High School Library with Zane's signature inside the cover.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Schroer introduced Dave and Margaret Rudolph and Erie County Sheriff Sigsworth. Margaret Rudolph presented the Board with two checks, one in the amount of $3,000 and the other in the amount of $1,000. The funds were raised by the Brad Rudolph Memorial Golf Outing held this past June. The $3,000 donation was made into the Brad Rudolph Memorial Scholarship Account and the $1,000 donation will be used to support a special DARE program at the Elementary. This is the second year for the golf outing and plans are already in place for next June. Sheriff Sigsworth commented on his gratitude that the Rudolph's support the DARE program.

Mr. Schroer mentioned that Pete Bartkowiak was not available to make a presentation on Townsend Community School. Mr. Schroer and Mrs. McMahon mentioned that they were in attendance at the last Townsend Community School Board meeting. Mr. Hammond stated that Townsend has enrolled over 150 students in August and September, and he also updated the Board on the building project. Lonnie Siesel asked several questions about Townsend which were answered by Mr. Hammond, Mr. Schroder and the Board members. She also made a statement that most of the Townsend Community School students are from Margaretta Schools. It was explained to her that just over 10% of the enrollment have come from Margaretta School District residents. Many of the students who are enrolled in Townsend Community School reside in Sandusky, Norwalk, Willard, Bucyrus, and even around the Columbus area.

Public Participation:

Lonnie Siesel expressed her concerns about the State Report Card for the 2013-14 school year. Mr. Schroer answered her concerns and stated that the test scores last school year were better than the previous year when the District received 6 A grades, however, the State altered the standards and we did not grade as well as we did two years ago. He stated that faculty and the Administrative team are preparing the students with a focus on improving the report card for the 2014-15 school year.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer requested to add items under his report under Personnel Actions, Classified, item #1, to add Steven Knowles as a substitute bus driver, and under Certified item #4 Supplemental contracts, to add Jaclyn Scott, and Ann Ball as 6th Grade Class Trip Advisors, and Kaitlyn Orshoski as Swim instructor/life guard.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-13, 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.

Mr. Hammond explained that he has met with representatives of Old Fort Bank. He also mentioned that part of the discussion was about Townsend School building project and whether Townsend Community School could finance their project. In order for Townsend to finance the building project, collateral would need to be established by Margaretta. Although no decision has been made by Townsend to finance the project, Mr. Hammond is recommending that the Board enter into a depository agreement with Old Fort Bank. He stated that Old Fort is offering competitive rates for certificates of deposit.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-14, entering into a depository agreement with Old Fort Bank; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond presented to the Board a proposed Official Budget for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year. He stated that the General Fund budget is up 6% from last year's budget at $13,955,459. He explained that this was primarily due to increases in two areas, open enrollment out and capital improvements to buildings and grounds that were recommended by the facilities committee. The overall budget is up by approximately 4.5%, a total of $15,651.675.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-15 to approve the official budget for fiscal year 2015; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-16, entering into a Shared Services contract with Perkins Local School District regarding a School Psychologist position 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. Schoenegge, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-17 to enter into a contract with Edison Local School District to provide Itinerant Preschool 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 Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-18 to approve an out-of-state field trip for the Margaretta FFA class to attend the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky October 28th through November 1, 2014; 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 adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-19 to approve the High School Band to attend a variety of musical performances in New York, New York from March 29th through April 2nd, 2015; 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 approve the North Point Educational Services Center's Student Handbook for Margaretta students who attend North Point ESC educational classrooms, and to authorize North Point ESC Administrators the ability to suspend students from North Point ESC classrooms should their actions warrant suspension, in lieu of a Margaretta Administrators; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

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

Tara Riggs, Custodian, and bus driver (pending upon completion of all state and local requirements,
Peter Dodd, Custodian,
Andrea Cullen, Bus Aide,
Shaina Trimarche, Lunchroom,
Carrie Lewis, Lunchroom, and
Steven Knowles, bus driver (pending upon completion of all state and local 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. Lippert, to approve the following volunteers:

Mike Limberios – Varsity Assistant Baseball,
Mike Williamson – Varsity Assistant Softball,
Kaycee Hallett – Varsity Assistant Swimming,
Kevin Lindsley – 8th Grade Assistant Girls Basketball,
Joe Bias, Jr. – 7th Grade Assistant Boys Basketball,
Cindy Studer – FFA,
Lydia Longnecker - FFA,
Nancy Hagelberger – FFA,
Princetta Farmer – FFA,
Dennis Farmer – FFA,
Paul Fox – FFA,
Carol Greene – FFA,
Kathy Parker – FFA,
Mike Myers – FFA,
Mike Link – FFA,
Kent Miller – FFA,
Kaylee Kuns – FFA,
Kim Schroder – FFA,
Tim Niemeyer – FFA, and
Frances Kremer – FFA;

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

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the following Supplemental contracts:

Holly Miller - Varsity Assistant Swim Coach (shared),
Joe Miller – Junior High Wrestling Coach,
Jake Meisler – Varsity Boys Assistant Basketball Coach (shared),
Rob Wiedenheft – Varsity Boys Assistant Basketball Coach (shared),
Craig Galindo – Freshman Boys Basketball Coach,
Mike Brunner – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Ryan Spicer – 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Gary Wahl – Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball Coach,
Denny Bailey – Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and
Varsity Assistant Softball Coach,
Greg Wiedenheft – 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach,
Scott Dickman – Varsity Softball Coach,
Gary Brown – Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach,
Greg Siesel – Varsity Assistant Boys Track Coach, and
Kendra Moore – Play Director;

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

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to accept the resignation for purpose of retirement of Lynn Hurd, Elementary Principal effective December 31, 2014; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lipper, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the employment of Keith Bonnigson as Race to the Top Coordinator 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. Keble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Emily Green as a student teacher with Susan Miller, Preschool; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the following supplemental contracts:

Lauren Drossman Martin – Varsity Assistant Swim Coach (shared),
Mike Yantz – Junior High Swim Coach,
Angie Tucker – 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach,
Katie Orshoski – Junior High Assistant Swim Coach, and Summer Swim Instructor/Life guard,
Gregg Hedden – Varsity Baseball Coach,
Chris Miller – Junior Varsity Baseball Coach,
John Zang – Varsity Boys Track Coach,
Ann Strean – Resident Educator Mentor,
Teal Balduff – Resident Educator Mentor,
Jaclyn Scott – 6th Grade Class Trip Advisor (shared), and
Ann Ball – 6th Grade Class Trip Advisor (shared);

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

Old Business:

There was no pending business to be brought forward by the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroder informed the Board that on Friday October 3rd Dave Roever, a veteran of Afghanistan, who is an inspirational speaker, will be at the High School for an assembly. He will also be attending the Football game that evening. It is homecoming and we will be honoring all veterans at the game. Dan mentioned that the Levy Committee met on September 24th and there was a good discussion on how to proceed with the November levy campaign. The committee will be meeting again on October 9th and the Board members were encouraged to attend. Mr. Hammond mentioned that the Ohio School Boards' Association Capital Conference is going to be held on November 9th through November 12th. The Board members who plan on attending have rooms reserved. Agendas and badges were distributed to those who are registered.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Miller 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 8:12 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Joann McMahon
Board President

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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