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2015-04-20 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 20, 2015.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 20, 2015 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Lippert called the meeting to order with roll call:

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to accept the minutes for the March 16, 2015 Regular Board meeting and the March 18, and March 31, 2015 Special Board meetings as presented; roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that the General Fund is not performing as well when compared to the prior fiscal through March. Revenues have exceeded expenditures by $1,136,868 which is approximately $228,000 behind last year's results. However, he anticipates that the fiscal year will end in June with a carry-over cash balance of over $2,700,000 based upon the performance thus far. Mr. Hammond mentioned that he will have an amended five year forecast prepared for the May Regular Board meeting.

Student Success in Action

Mr. Schroer introduced Jennifer Bordner, 6th Grade Teacher, who made a power point presentation on the Mohican Out-of-Doors School 6th Grade Class Trip in February. 6th Grade students Josie Stark, Corbin Priuer, and Jessica Opfer reported on their experiences at Mohican. All in attendance had positive comments about the trip and hopes that the Board will continue to support the special trip. Mr. Schroer then presented each of the three students who reported about their experience each with a book to sign to be placed in the High School library.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Bartkowiak presented his report on Townsend Community School to the Board. Townsend Community School currently has 666 active students enrolled. Townsend has enrolled over 1,000 since August and is on pace to have over 100 students graduating this year. The building project is on schedule and under budget. Adeena, the project general contractor, has offered to finance an expansion of the facility and keep the project moving forward so that the expansion can be completed by the end of the calendar year.

Mr. Bartkowiak then led a discussion on entering into an agreement with Bricker and Eckler, a law firm out of Columbus, to prepare shared contracts between Townsend and the Board. They would act as an independent third party representing both entities without any bias toward either party for matters that would involve the sponsorship-community school relationship. The costs would be shared between the two entities for their services. Mr. Bartkowiak is prepared to discuss this with the Townsend Board at their Board meeting.

Mr. Schroer updated the Board on the status of the Race to the Top Federal Grant program. Mr. Schroer recognized Keith Bonnigon who has been the Race to the Top Coordinator for the District over the past two years. Mr. Schroer and the Board thanked Mr. Bonnigson for his efforts in working with the District to keep us on task with the goals of the Grant.

Public Participation:

Dale Sartor, Assistant High School Principal, announced that he attended the New York City trip with the Music Department in March. He stated that the students were very well behaved and they had a wonderful trip. He recognized the efforts of Adam and Amanda Reardon for their efforts in coordinating the trip and for keeping the kids focused on the performances.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer requested to present to the Board an updated 2015-16 School Calendar; that there was a duplication error on the Supplemental list whereby Ryan Spicer was included in the Certified Supplemental list in error; under item number 4 of the Personnel Actions Certified Staff, Melissa Kuns proposed contract is for two years; and that the Board include an executive session at the conclusion of his report. Mr. Hammond requested to have an amended resolution 14-15-59, to add to his report an update on the State Budget, and to add a motion to act on the proposal from Bricker and Eckler attorneys at law.

Treasurer's Report:

Mr. Hammond addressed the Board about the completion of the Fiscal Year 2014 Audit performed by the Auditor of State. He distributed a summary of the Net Financial Position of the District comparing Fiscal Year 2014 results to Fiscal Year 2013. The net position of the District increased by $848,861, expanding the net position to $5,222,356 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. He also shared the Management letter. Mr. Hammond stated that this was a "clean audit" and that there were a few recommendations made by the Auditor of State that will be addressed in Fiscal Year 2015 District.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution Number 14-15-49 to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the statutory "then and now" provisions of O.R.C. 5705.41(D); Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to adopt Board Resolution Number 14-15-50 to authorize the Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution Number 14-15-51 to approve a contract with NWOCA for network support services for the 2015-16 through the 2020-2021 school years inclusive; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon to adopt Board Resolution Number 14-15-52 to renew a contract with North Point Educational Services Center to provide shared services for the 2015-16 school year; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution Number 14-15-53 to renew a contract with the Educational Services Center of Lorain County to provide shared services support for Speech Supervision and professional development; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve a proposal for legal representation with matters that involve the sponsorship of Townsend Community School by Bricker and Eckler for an amount not to exceed $5,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year without Board approval; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Hammond informed the Board that the House of Representatives are close to approving a substitute version of House Bill 64, the Budget Bill. He anticipates that the bill will be sent to the Senate and assigned to committee by the end of the month. The Senate will probably amend the House version of the Budget and send the amended substitute bill to the House for concurrence. The House's version of the budget had a slightly less than favorable financial outcome than the Governor's original version of the bill. However, each of the version will treat the District better than what was anticipated in the current five year forecast. Mr. Hammond shared comparative documentation of the two versions of the bill.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Mr. Schroer shared the proposed school calendar for the 2015-16 school year. The following items of interest occur in the proposed calendar: first day of School will be September 1, 2015 Tuesday after the Sandusky County Fair; the calendar extends the student day/teacher day by one-half hour per day from September 1, through November 24, 2015 which will give students an additional amount of instruction time in the first fifty-nine school days, a total of 29.50 hours; a full week for Spring Break; and the final school day to be June 1, 2016, barring no additional make up days.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution Number 14-15-54 to approve the 2015-16 School Year Calendar; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Margaretta Teachers Association regarding modifications to the Teacher Day for the 2015-16 School Year; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the renewal of the following Classified Contracts:

Andrea Cullen – Assistant Cook for one year 2015-16,
Rebecca Kuns – Cook for one year 2015-16,
David Fultz – Assistant Mechanic for one year 2015-16,
Carrie Lewis – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16,
Debra McEowen – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16,
Don Paule – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16,
Kim Trimarche – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16,
Shaina Trimarche – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16,
Johnnie Turner – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16,
Lois Young – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16,
Mark Zorn – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16, and
David Whinnery – Bus Driver for one year 2015-16;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2015-16 School Year:

Steven Hofacker – Varsity Football Assistant Coach,
Kyle Meagrow – Freshman Football Coach,
Ryan Spicer – Varsity Boys Golf Coach,
Greg Siesel – Varsity Cross Country Assistant Coach,
Jennifer Morris – Junior High Cheerleading Advisor,
Jake Miesler – Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach,
Craig Galindo – Freshman Boys Basketball Coach,
Ryan Spicer – 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Gary Wahl – Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, and
Denny Bailey – Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach;

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:

Matt Fields – Junior Varsity Baseball 2014-15,
Andrew Barnum – Football for 2015-16, and
Sam Collier – Football for 2015-16;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to approve the following teacher contracts for the 2015-16 school year:

Jeanine Adams – Elementary Music 3 years through 2017-18, Karen Barnette – Pre-School for one year 2015-16,
Dana Belak – Elementary for two years through 2016-17,
Mary Jane Bible – Pre-school Itinerant one year 2015-16,
Mollie Biehl – Special Education one year 2015-16,
Heather Campana – Elementary one year 2015-16,
Danielle Comparette – High School English one year 2015-16,
Erika Crone – High School Spanish one year 2015-16,
Lauren Drossman (Martin) – High School Science one year 2015-16,
Kristine Jensen – Elementary one year 2015-16,
Samantha Lane – Special Education two years through 2016-17,
Chris Miller – High School English two years 2016-17,
Susan Miller – Pre-School one year 2015-16,
Mark Novak – Special Education one year 2015-16,
Lynsey Polley – Special Education one year 2015-16,
Ann Pumphrey – Special Education one year 2015-16,
Michael Simonton – Special Education one year 2015-16,
Janet Skaggs – Elementary Art two years through 2016-17,
Melanie Sutter – Elementary one year 2015-16,
Jessica Temari – Elementary one year 2015-16,
Keven Wise – High School English two years through 2016-17, and
Andrew Zuk – High School Math one year 2015-16;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the following Supplemental Contracts for the 2015-16 School Year:

Andrew Zuk – Varsity Football Coach,
Steve Gravenhorst – Varsity Football Assistant Coach,
Luke Weyer – Varsity Football Assistant Coach,
Keven Wise – Varsity Football Assistant Coach,
Tim Tucker – Varsity Girls Golf Coach,
John Zang – Varsity Cross Country Coach,
Sarah Roan – Junior High Cross Country Coach,
Lauren Drossman (Martin) – Varsity Cheerleading Advisor,
Steve Keller – Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,
Ryan Kurt – Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,
Tim Tucker – Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, and
Marnie Hallett-Szymanski – Varsity Swimming Coach;
Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to accept the resignation for purposes of retirement from Melissa Kuns, Elementary Teacher and to accept the resignation of Jason Gearheart, Kindergarten Teacher, at the conclusion of the school year; 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 employ Melissa Kuns, half-time Gifted Consultant for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 School Years; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business pending before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroer spoke to the Board about the Dodge Ball Contest at the High School that raised over $2,000 for the Alicia Garcia Family. Mr. Schroer told the Board that he recently met with Eugene Sanders, PhD., Superintendent of Sandusky City Schools about his State of Schools presentation. Mr. Schroer is considering doing something similar in the near future.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to enter into executive session to discuss negotiations with the OAPSE Local #379 contract; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:52 p.m. with Mr. Schroer and Mr. Hammond present during the executive session.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, the Board returned from executive session at 8:14 p.m.; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:17 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Elmer Lippert
President of the Board

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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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