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2015-07-20 Board Minutes

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

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday July 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. Schoenegge, to approve the minutes from the June 29, 2015 Regular Meeting; 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 fiscal year 2015 ended on June 30 and for the fifth year in a row, the General Fund received more funds than were expended. The ending cash balance grew by $130,169 from $2,343,339 to $2,473,508. Mr. Hammond stated that the fiscal year did not end as well as he expected. He anticipated that the ending cash position would have exceeded $2.5 Million.

Student Success in Action:

Mr. Schroer introduced Middle School/High School Principal Rod Smith to present a 6th Grade History Day Competition program. Mr. Smith introduced Mrs. Jennifer Bordner Middle School Social Studies teacher who opened the program introducing three 6th grade students who participated in the competition. The three students who attended the meeting in shirt and ties were Spencer Michel, Troy Miller and Cayden Orshoski. Their project and presentation was on the Tuskeegee Airmen who served in the Air Force during World War II. The students developed an interactive website chronicling the achievements of the African-American airmen who fought battles over Europe and racism in the United States. The students interviewed one of the remaining members of the airmen who lives in the area and they incorporated their questions and his answers on the website. The History Day competition was held at Terra State Community College. At the conclusion of the presentation, Mr. Schroer promised to have books for the students to sign when they return to school in September. The students will sign the books which will then be kept at the High School library.

Board and Staff Reports:

Pete Bartkoviak from Townsend Community School reported on the status of the community school. Pete distributed enrollment information and mentioned that Townsend graduated over 170 students during the 2014-15 school year. Mr. Bartkoviak updated the Board on the progress of the building project. He hopes that the new addition will be completed by January 2016.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer requested to remove item #1 under New Business within his report, the item being the approval of the Athletic Handbooks. He requested to add Resolution 15-16-04 approving the graduation of Seth French as part of the Class of 2015. Also, under the Personnel Action Certified add under item #2 to accept the resignation of Melanie Sutter as Elementary teacher. Mr. Hammond requested to replace Resolution 15-16-03 with an amended version.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-01, to declare the impracticality of transportation services and approval of payment in lieu of transportation for families attending Bellevue Immaculate Conception School and/or Norwalk St. Paul High School for the 2015-2016 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to adopt Board Resolution 15-16-02 to renew the lease agreement with Townsend Community School for areas located adjacent to the High School and at Townsend Elementary building for one year effective August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Hammond presented the next resolution for the Board to consider, which would place a renewal of an existing 7.75 mill property tax levy on the November 3, 2015 election. The levy is in place for the 2015 tax year, and the tax revenue will continue to be generated through calendar year 2016. This is the first opportunity for the Board to place the renewal of the levy before the voters. If the levy is not approved, the Board has the opportunity to place the same levy on the ballot up to four more times in 2016. The levy provides $1,028,054 in local property tax revenue and an additional $182,900 in Tangible Personal Property tax reimbursement. The total annual revenue impact to the District's General Operating fund is approximately $1.21 million.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-03, determining to proceed with the submission to the Electors of the District the question of a renewal of an existing 7.75 mill Current Expense property tax levy commencing with tax year 2016, to be placed on the November 3, 2015 General Election; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution 15-16-04 to approve the graduation of Seth French having completed all state and local requirements to be part of the Class of 2015; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the employment of Chrystal Liskai, 2nd Grade teacher, one year contract for the 2015-16 school year, and Keith Taylor, Middle School/High School Assistant Principal, two year contract effective August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2017; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to accept the resignation from Ann Marie Pumphrey, Special Education teacher and Melanie Sutter, Elementary teacher; 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 previously approved employment renewal with Mollie Biehl, Special Education teacher, from a one year contract to a two year contract for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to accept the resignation of Rebecca Kuns, Cook; 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 amend the previously approved employment renewal with Julie Guerrero, Special Education Aide, from a continuing contract to a one year contract in accordance with the OAPSE collective bargaining agreement; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

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

Mark Stacey – Bus Driver/OBI,
Bev Nicholson – Bus Driver, and
Steve Snyder – Bus Driver;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to approve the Supplemental contract with Mark Freeh, Assistant Athletic Director, for the 2015-16 school year; Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to approve Steve Kinder, as volunteer for the Football program; 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:

Mr. Hammond informed the Board that the Ohio School Boards' Association Capital Conference will be held this November 8th through November 11th. He requested that the Board members let him know their intention to attend and for how long. He also requested that the Facilities/Permanent Improvement committee convene to discuss the status of the district's facilities and to report back to the Board. It was decided that the Committee would meet on Wednesday July 22nd at 7:45 am.

Mr. Schroer informed the Board that Homeland Security will be conducting an interview, specifically with him, as part of the process to establish an F-1 Visa program for Foreign Exchange students. Mr. Schroer will report on the process after the interview is completed. Mr. Schroer questioned the Board to determine if they would be interested in having a Work Session to discuss the issues facing the district and to develop strategic plans moving forward. It was decided to wait until the facilities committee completes their work. Mr. Schroer commented on the Cold Creek Festival, specifically on the Margaretta student involvement and participation in various events. Mrs. Kelble complimented Mr. Schroer on his involvement with the festival. Mr. Schroer thanked Mr. Schoenegge on the success of the festival.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:59 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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