2015-08-17 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 17, 2015.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 17, 2015 at the Administrative Offices.

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

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

Mrs. Kelble was excused from attending.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the minutes from the July 20, 2015 Regular Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the financial reports in the agenda reflect the first month of the new fiscal year and that the information shows that the General Fund received a significant amount of real estate property tax advances this July when compared with other years. As a result, our General Fund appears to be in a better position than last year over the same period.

Student Success in Action:

Mr. Schroer stated that this month there will be no Student Success in Action report. He stated that there will be a report at the September Board meeting.

Board and Staff Reports:

Pete Bartkowiak gave an update on Townsend Community School. He stated that he estimates that by October, Townsend will have approximately 800 active students enrolled. He updated the Board on the new building. He stated that the building construction is complete, however, they are waiting on furniture to be delivered. Townsend was planning on several open house opportunities, but with the delay in the furniture their plans have been modified and delayed.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

There was no changes to the original agenda.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve Board Resolution number 15-16-05, approving expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirement; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Board Resolution 15-16-06, renewing a Shared Service agreement with Perkins Local Schools with regard to providing a Pre-school classroom at Margaretta Elementary in which Perkins Special Education students will attend during the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Board Resolution 15-16-07, renewing a Shared Services contract with Perkins Local Schools to provide Pre-school Itinerant services for Perkins Special Education students during the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve Board Resolution 15-16-08, renewing a Shared Services contract with Huron City Schools to provide Pre-school Itinerant services for Huron Special Education students during the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Board Resolution 15-16-09, renewing a Shared Services contract with Perkins Local Schools to provide Special Education Co-Op Placement at their facilities for Margaretta Students during the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve Board Resolution 15-16-10, renewing a Shared Services contract with Perkins Local Schools to provide for a School Psychologist for the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Board Resolution 15-16-11, renewing a Shared Service contract with Sandusky City Schools to provide for Special Education Co-Op placement for Margaretta students at Sandusky facilities for the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to approve Board Resolution 15-16-12, entering into a contract with North Central Education Services Center to provide Audiology, Visual Impaired Support and Hearing Impaired Support services for Margaretta students during the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the bus routes for the 2015-16 school year; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the following handbooks for the 2015-16 school year:
Middle School/High School Faculty handbook,
Middle School/High School Student handbook,
Elementary Faculty handbook,
Elementary Student handbook,
Pre-School handbook,
Student-Athlete handbook, and
Coaches' handbook;

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

Personnel Actions:

Certified:

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

Kristi Frank – High School Math (B-0),
Kaitlynn Kurt – 3rd Grade (B-0), and
Brenda Fritz – Elementary Special Education (M+-10);

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

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

Katie Berg – 7th Grade Class Advisor shared with
Ann Ball – 7th Grade Class Advisor;

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

Classified Staff:

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

Jennifer Morris – HS Administrative Assistant – continuing;
Courtney Parr – Transportation Admin. Asst. – continuing; and
Ashley Williams – Special Education Aide – 2015-16 school year;

Roll Call: 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 contracts:

Darren Michel – 7th Grade Head Football Coach, and
Dave Miller – 7th Grade Assistant Football Coach;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the employment of Annette Hamilton, as a Substitute Custodian for the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to amend the employment contract with Cathy Guyton for the purpose of extending the term an additional sixty (60) days; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to employ Gabrielle Taylor, Kaycee Hallett and Kaylie Hallett-Szymanski as Summer Swim Program coaches for the summer of 2015; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve David Rudolph and Joe Cheek as volunteers for the Athletic Department; Roll call:, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Old Business:

There was no business pending for the Board to discuss.

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroer reminded the Board that the September Board meeting has been moved to Wednesday September 30, 2015. He requested to move the location to the Elementary building to show the Board the improvements made to the building over the summer. It was agreed to move the September meeting to the Elementary. There was a brief discussion on having a Board Work Session, however, no dates and times were set. Mr. Schroer mentioned that on August 26th there will be an Orientation program at the High School/Middle School. Various clubs and organizations will set up tables in the High School Gym. Each club and organization will be represented and students and parents will be encouraged to learn about the various activities we offer and to consider joining the organizations. There will be a levy committee meeting on August 19th and the Board members were encouraged to attend. Mr. Schroer announced that the Northwest Ohio School Boards' Association will be having another Awards dinner on Wednesday October 14th at Penta Career Center and Margaretta will once again have a few nominees for awards. We will be having an In-service day on August 20th, New Teacher day will be August 21st, Staff day will be Monday August 31st and our first school day will be Tuesday September 1st.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to enter into executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of public employees or regulated individuals; Roll Call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:45 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, the Board returned from executive session at 8:38 p.m. Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Elmer Lippert
President

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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