2015-09-30 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at the Margaretta Elementary to hold its regular meeting.

Mr. Lippert called the meeting to order with 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 minutes from the August 17, 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 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. He mentioned that he had more to say about the financial position of the District in his report on the budget.

Brad Rudolph Memorial Scholarship Presentation:

Margaret and Dave Rudolph presented the Board three checks. One check was for their son's memorial scholarship, one check was for the D.A.R.E. program and an additional check was a donation to the Leadership incentive account. The funds were generated from the Rudolph's golf outing held in June. Sheriff Paul Sigsworth was in the audience and thanked the Rudolph's and the Board for their support of the D.A.R.E. program. Deputy Henderson, the D.A.R.E. officer spoke about his role with the program.

Student Success in Action:

Mr. Schroer introduced Christine Opelt, Elementary Principal, who spoke of several programs which involved the Elementary students. Mrs. Opelt complimented the community for their incredible generosity. The programs mentioned raised in excess of $7,500. Mrs. Opelt introduced Amy Didion, 2nd Grade teacher, who in turn introduced Eli Connor, one of her students. Eli spoke about the fundraiser to support the Back to the Wild. The second grade initiated a fundraiser for Back to the Wild where students donated coins. One hundred ninety-five (195) students donated over $3,800. Mrs. Opelt then introduced Jessica Temari, 3rd Grade math teacher, who introduced Jaelle and Judah Keller who each participated in the Math-a-thon fundraiser. Jaelle and Judah each spoke about what they did to raise funds. Mrs. Opelt introduced John Zang who spoke about the "Jump for your Heart" fundraiser. He introduced and interviewed Nathan Burkett, a fourth grade student, who raised the most funds. Nathan was recognized for his efforts by the American Heart Association. The project raised in excess of $4,000. Mr. Schroer thanked all of the presenters and then presented the students with a book to sign that will be placed in the Elementary library.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Schroer introduced Pete Bartkoviak who reported that Townsend Community School has approximately 780 active students enrolled. He stated that there has been five students who have completed the necessary school work to graduate since July and these students will be part of the class of 2016. Pete updated the Board on the building project. The addition is moving along on schedule and that the building will be under roof by Thanksgiving. There will be an Open House on Monday October 12, 2015 from 4:30 to 7:00. The Board, staff and community are invited.

Mr. Schroer introduced Leroy Carroll, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, who gave a tour of the Elementary building showing the improvements made this summer. The cafeteria, where the Board meeting was held, has had the most work completed. The lighting was replaced, a suspended ceiling was installed, and there was an addition of two special education resource rooms. Mr. Carroll told the audience that new cameras were installed throughout the building, both inside and outside, in order to support a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer requested to correct a typo in his report, under Personnel Actions, Classified, item #2, Volunteer Princetta Fox should be Princetta Farmer. Mr. Hammond requested to replace Board Resolution #15-16-14 with revised budget figures, and to add two Board Resolutions, #15-16-18 and #15-16-19. These two resolutions are to contract with the Erie County Sheriff for a School Resource Officer and enter into an agreement with Townsend Community School to pay the District for the cost of the Student Resource Officer.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-13, 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, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: 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 4% from last year's budget at $14,519,169. He explained that this was primarily due to increases in special education and vocational education programs. The overall budget is up by approximately 3%, a total of $16,101.817.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-14 to approve the official budget for fiscal year 2016; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Hammond led a discussion regarding a School Resource Officer for the Townsend Community School Learning Center. Mr. Hammond told the Board that he was approached by Mr. Bartkoviak to have a full-time year round School Resource Officer for the Townsend facility. Unfortunately, the Sheriff is prohibited from contract directly with Townsend, and it was suggested that the Sheriff contract with Margaretta and that we will bill Townsend for the service. The first resolution is to enter into a contract with the Sheriff and the second resolution is to enter into an agreement with Townsend to pay the District for the cost of the resource officer.

Mr. Zang thanked Sheriff Sigsworth and Kent Miller for moving the Sheriff's outpost from the Township Hall to the Margaretta Elementary building.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-18, to enter into a contract with the Erie County Sheriff to provide a full-time year round School Resource Officer; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-19, to enter into a contract with Townsend Community School to reimburse the District the cost for the Sheriff to provide a School Resource Officer; Roll call: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-15 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 October 31, 2015; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-16 to enter into an agreement with Bowling Green State University to facilitate teacher education students for a three year period commencing August 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Schroer introduced the next resolution with the purpose of entering into a memorandum of understanding with Terra State Community College to provide a College Access Program to Margaretta high school students. Mr. Schoenegge asked several questions of Dan regarding the College Access Program and the necessity to commit to this program. He expressed that he would have liked more time to review the proposal prior to having to vote on the issue. Mr. Lippert recommended amending the memorandum to eliminate the year-to-year roll over provision and to stipulate that the agreement to expire at the end of the school year with the possibility to renew an agreement for any subsequent years.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-17 to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Terra State Community College to establish a College Access Program for the 2015-16 school year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, 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: Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Benjamin Stefancin as a student teacher with Adam Reardon for the 2015-16 school year; 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:

Lauren Drossman Martin – Varsity Assistant Swim Coach/Diving Coach (shared),
Mike Yantz – Junior High Swim Coach,
Angie Tucker – 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach,
Katie Kurt – Junior High Assistant Swim Coach, and
Cindy Norman – Limited Contract for Kindergarten Screening;

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

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to employ the following substitutes:

Tammy Nickles, Custodian,
Stevie House, Custodian,
Andrea Cullen, Bus Aide,
Misty Hermes, Lunchroom,
Rhonda Fultz, Lunchroom,
Robin Criswell, Lunchroom,
Heather Kehres, Lunchroom,
Allison Dreschel, Lunchroom,
Rebecca Lorenz, Lunchroom, and
Donna Colvin, Lunchroom;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the following volunteers:

Frances Kremer – FFA, Chris Niemeyer – FFA,
Kim Schroer – FFA, Collette Fox – FFA,
Cindy Orshoski – FFA, Mike Jarrett – FFA,
Janet Jarrett – FFA, Lydia Longnecker – FFA,
Kent Miller – FFA, Mike Myers – FFA,
John Schaeffer – FFA, Brian Sutorius – FFA,
Princetta Farmer – FFA, Mason Dye – Football,
Darren Draper – Football,
Steve Keller, Sr. – Boys Basketball,
Rob Wiedenheft – Boys Basketball,
Derick Bailey – Girls Basketball, and
Kevin Lindsley – Girls Basketball;

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

Old Business:

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

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroer thanked Mr. Schoenegge for his contribution and attendance at the Erie County Rotary Luncheon State of Schools presentation. Mr. Schroer reminded the Board that on the evening of Wednesday October 14th, there will be three candidates for the North West Ohio Schools Board Association award program from Margaretta including Bob Toney for Administrator of the Year, the Margaretta FFA program and the Townsend Ruritan Organization. Mr. Schroer told the Board members that if they were interested in attending, the event will be held at the Penta Career Center off of Inter State 75 near Perrysburg, Ohio, to contact him or Cathy at the Board office and we will make all the arrangements. Mr. Schroer mentioned that on Friday October 16th, Dave Roever will once again be presenting at the High School and that at the Football game that evening, there will be a tribute to all Veterans in attendance.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to enter executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, or compensation of public employees; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board entered executive session at 8:38 p.m.

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

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Elmer Lippert
Board President

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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