2015-06-29 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 29, 2015.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday June 29, 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 approve the minutes from the May 18, 2015 Regular Meeting, the May 14, 2015 Special Meetings as presented; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that through the month of May the financial position of the district does not match up well in comparison with last fiscal year's financial position through the same period. Through May 31, 2015 the General Fund's revenues exceeded expenditures by $582,617 while last fiscal year the General Fund's revenues exceeded expenditures by $895,669 through the same period. Mr. Hammond now believes that the General Fund carry-over balance may not exceed $2.5 million as once believed.

Student Success in Action:

This month's Student Success in Action focused on businesses who have contributed to our students' success. Recently several of the businesses who have supported our district over the years were recognized by the Ohio School Boards' Association Honor Roll for Businesses. Mr. Schroer introduced the following businesses: Advanced Health, who has been our Student Athlete Trainer/first responders, was represented by Kayla Collins, Dave Ott and Tim Pudolski; Castalia Trenching, who has performed many infrastructure projects over the years and most recently has volunteered to help set up the posts that will support our new scoreboards at the baseball and softball fields, was represented by Joe Verb; Routh Packing, who has supplied many pork products for fundraisers, meals, and the like, and has supported the district over the years, was represented by Steve Jarrett and Tom Routh; Thor Works, who converted our tennis courts adjacent to the Board Office from one in disrepair into a state-of-the art outdoor tennis court with a new surface at no cost to the district, was represented by Jeff, Rhonda and Xander Gearheart; Village Pizza House, who has prepared countless number of pizzas, hosted team feeds, and has been a tremendous supporter of our district over the years, was represented by Raul, Cindy and Karli Veliz. Each of these businesses were presented with a plaque memorializing their support. A small reception preceded the Board meeting with cookies and punch.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Schroer updated the Board on Townsend Community School's most recent school year. Townsend held their graduation commencement ceremony at the Sandusky State Theatre on June 9, 2015. Throughout this school year, Townsend graduated approximately 190 students. The event nearly filled every seat in the theatre. The ceremony concluded with a video of fireworks displayed accompanied by Katie Perry's song "firework." It was another exceptional celebration. Plans for next year's event may include finding a larger venue.

Townsend's building project is near completion, and plans are being drawn up for the addition. On the Board's agenda, under the Treasurer's report, will be a proposed resolution to expand the leased area to allow for the addition to the Townsend building. Townsend's facility will extend to within 20 feet of the High School Art room causing the steps leading up to the entrance area to be altered. With the changes to the steps will be a handicapped ramp so that this entrance to the High School will be handicapped accessible for students and community members.

Mr. Schroer stated that the district's 2014-2015 School Year Discipline Reports were included in the agenda pack sent to the Board in advance of the meeting. Mr. Roth commented that this year there were no disciplinary issues relative to the use or possession of drugs or alcohol on school property. Mr. Roth cited the presence of a full-time resource officer at the High School and limited use of book bags as possible explanations for this phenomenon. Mr. Roth also cited that the number of issues involving bullying and harassment had a sharp decrease, which he attributed to Mr. Schroer speaking to the student body at the beginning of the school year setting the tone for the year regarding these issues.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation at this time.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer requested to add under his report, personnel action classified item number 1 to employ Sandra Ramicone as a Special Education Aide on a one-year contract, item number four to enter into a supplemental contract with Mike Sabo as 8th Grade Assistant Football coach, and under item five to add Chris Leibacher as Volunteer for the Football program. Mr. Hammond stated that he has an updated version of Resolution numbers 14-15-61, 14-15-62 and 14-15-67 which were distributed prior to the meeting.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon to adopt Board Resolution number 14-15-61, to authorize the treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-62 to make Inter-fund transfers and advances for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Miller to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-63 to approve Temporary Appropriations for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Hammond presented the next resolution for the Board to consider, to amend the land lease with Townsend Community School Board in order to provide space for Townsend Community School to expand their new educational facility. Drawings for the new building and a legal description of the area to be leased were presented for discussion. The monthly lease will remain the same at $200 per month for 10 years, and then the future rent payments will be negotiated between the two boards. Included in the addition will be two science labs that will be made available for Margaretta students. Science labs have been discussed with the Board over the past several years and now it appears they will become a reality. In addition to the science labs, the expanded lease will include modifying the entrance into the High School to enable handicap accessibility.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-64 to approve an amendment to the land lease with Townsend Community School to extend the length of their newly constructed building effective July 13, 2015; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-65 to grant an easement and right of way to Buckeye Cablevision, Inc. to provide telecommunication services to the newly constructed Townsend Community School building adjacent to the High School; 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 14-15-66 to amend the Shared Services contract with Townsend Community School effective July 1, 2015, for the purpose of extending the number of years from three years to fifteen years; 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 14-15-67 to enter into a lease agreement with MT Business Technologies and US Bank on a large capacity copier/printer/facsimile machine for Townsend Community School which will become part of the shared services agreement, effective July 13, 2015 through July 12, 2020; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-68 to enter into an agreement with the Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (SORSA) to provide Comprehensive Liability Insurance coverage for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-69 to request the Erie County Auditor to certify the amount of property tax revenue to be generated by the renewal of an existing 7.75 mill property tax for the November 3, 2015 General Election; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-71 to renew a contract with One Call Now to provide communication services to parents, teachers, students, coaches and community members effective July 1, 2015; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-72 to renew a contract with the Erie County General Health District to provide School Nursing services for the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Schroer introduced the next resolution to approve the Board policy changes that were presented for first reading at last month's regular meeting. Mrs. McMahon identified a typo on policy #5460 wherein the word High School read as Hugh School on page one.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution 14-15-73 approving Board policies #2114 Meeting State Performance Indicators, #2271 College Credit Plus Program, #2413 Career Advising, #5114 Non-immigrant students and Foreign Exchange students, and as amended #5460 Graduation Requirements; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Schroer and Mr. Hammond spoke about the recently ratified collective bargaining agreement with Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) Local #379. OAPSE approved the tentative agreement on June 18, 2015. The tentative agreement is a three year contract that provides hourly wage increases for the OAPSE membership. The wage increases became available by the union agreeing to take health insurance concessions that will take effect on July 1, 2015. There were a handful of changes in the contract including the ability for certain year round OAPSE members to have vacation days paid out, changes in life insurance coverage, changes in the progressive disciplinary process and changes in Calamity Days.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to approve a negotiated agreement with OAPSE Local #379 on a three year contract commencing July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the employment of Mary Schaeffer as Special Education teacher on a one year contract for the 2015-16 school year, and Tim Niemeyer as a Junior High School Vocational Agriculture teacher 3/8 time on a one year contract for the 2015-16 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 Mr. Schoenegge to amend the teacher contract of Susan Miller from a one year contract to a two year contract adding the 2016-17 school year to the contract; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the following Supplemental contacts for the 2015-16 school year:

Jennifer Bordner – 8th Grade Volleyball coach;
Sara Lochotzki – Kindergarten Unit Leader;
Beth Burkett – 1st Grade Unit Leader;
Amy Didion – 2nd Grade Unit Leader;
Heather Campana – 3rd Grade Unit Leader;
Tonya Foos – 4th Grade Unit Leader;
Kathy Day – 5th Grade Unit Leader;
Erica Grahl – Special Education Unit Leader;
Adam Reardon – 9 extended days;
Amanda Reardon – 6 extended days;
Kevin Kremer – 60 extended days;
Tim Niemeyer – 10 extended days;
Heather Wiley – 5 extended days;
Carolyn Cook – 15 extended days;
Heather Lott – 15 extended days;
Jackie Yambert – Library Specialist, 30 days;
Teal Balduff – Resident Educator;
Ann Strean – Resident Educator;
Susan Miller – Preschool Coordinator; and
Tranette Novak – Medicaid Services Provider;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to approve Lindsay Miller as a Volunteer for Junior High School Volleyball; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to employ the following for the 2015-16 school year:

Jessica Avante – Special Education Aide, 1 year contract,
Debra Allen – Special Education Aide, 1 year contract,
Jason Gearheart – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract,
Julie Guerrero – Special Education Aide – continuing contract,
Jacqueline Henline – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract,
Bradley Hoffman – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract,
Kaitlyn Orshoski – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract,
Eric Rock – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract,
Anna Taylor – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract,
Margaret Young – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract, and
Sandra Ramicone – Special Education Aide – 1 year contract;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to amend the limited contracts for Rebecca Kuns, from a one year contract to a continuing contract, and Debra McEowen from a one year contract to a continuing contract; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve a 90 day limited contract with Cathy Guyton, Administrative Assistant, commencing June 8, 2015; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to approve supplemental contracts with Chris Hilton, 8th Grade Football Head coach, and Mike Sabo, 8th Grade Assistant Football coach; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to approve Derick Bailey – Girls Basketball and Chris Leibacher – Football, as volunteer; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to employ the following substitutes for the 2015-16 school year:

Audra Rooker – Lunchroom Annette Mann – Lunchroom
Georgette McCullough – Lunchroom Jodi Parkhurst –Lunchroom
Carrie Lewis – Lunchroom Pam Vaccaro – Lunchroom
Kim Storch – Lunchroom Jody Young - Lunchroom
Alex Calderon – Bus Driver Steve Snyder– Bus Driver
Mark Stacy – Bus Driver John Mulgrew – Custodian
Tara Griggs– Custodian Courtney House – Custodian Johnnie Turner – Custodian Vicki Bluhm – Custodian
Tom Barnes – Custodian Steve Knowles–Bus Driver
Daniel Gearheart – Bus Driver William Mohr–Bus Driver
Alex Calderon – Bus Driver John Mulgrew-Bus Driver*
Natashia McCowan – Bus Driver* Sarah Purcell–Bus Driver* Jodi England-Bus Driver* Audra Rooker – Bus Aide Tara Riggs – Bus Aide
(*) pending completion of all State and Local requirements

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to accept the resignation of Dolly Young, Bus Driver, effective at the end of the 2014-15 contract; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business pending before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroer requested that the September Regular Board meeting be moved back to the following week. Upon checking with calendars, the Board agreed to set the September Regular Meeting on Wednesday September 30, 2015 7:00 p.m. A notice and reminder will be sent out prior to the September meeting. Mr. Schroer informed the Board that Dale Sartor, Assistant Principal at the High School has tendered his resignation from North Point ESC and Rod Smith will set up an interview committee to begin the process. We may need to schedule a special meeting prior to July 10, 2015 if necessary to act on a prospective employee who may be under a teacher contract with another district.

Mr. Schroer talked to the Board about changing the framed Polar Bear portraits with framed pictures of our students at various events. Mrs. McMahon brought up an email that was shared with the Board to utilize earned advertising time with Buckeye Cablevision to run this fall. Mr. Hammond requested to have an item missed on his report brought back to the Board for approval.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon to adopt Board Resolution Number 14-15-70 to approve expenditures that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; 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 enter executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of public employees; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board entered executive session at 8:15 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to return from executive session into open public meeting; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board returned into Open public meeting at 8:47 p.m.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:49 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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