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2012-12-17 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 17, 2012.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday December 17, 2012 at the Administrative Offices.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order with roll call:
Mr. Lippert: present,
Mr. Bodey: present,
Mr. Rankin: present,
Mrs. Kelble: present, and
Mrs. McMahon: present.

Mrs. McMahon requested a moment of silence in memory of the students and staff killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Mrs. McMahon recognized the members of the History Class who attended the meeting and stated that if they have any questions about the procedures, please ask.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mrs. Kelble, to approve the minutes from the November 19, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the December 6, 2012 Work Session Special Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the District is performing financially as expected. He mentioned that the November financials included three payrolls which accounts for the increase in wages as compared to last November which had only two payrolls.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt gave Board an update on Race to the Top. He also updated the Board on the status of Townsend Community School stating that Townsend Community School now has 339 students enrolled, 67 of these students are within 6 credits from graduating this Spring. Mr. Kurt told the Board that he has set up a meeting with Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth to discuss security of the staff and students at Margaretta in light of the recent shootings in Connecticut. Mr. Lippert stated that he is concerned about the High School/Middle School buildings because we prop open the doors on hot days to help cool and ventilate the buildings. This may be a problem if we lock all doors to secure our students and staff. He suggested that this might be the right time to talk about a new High School/Middle School building using State support funds.

Public Participation:

John Zang spoke about his concern for the safety of students and staff in the District. He suggested that we contact the Ohio National Guard to provide armed security guards at the buildings. Tom Johnson spoke about his concern for the safety of the students throughout the District and volunteered to be part of the discussion on how to improve building security.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested to add two items under his report, personnel actions for classified staff, item #4 to hire David Fultz as Assistant Mechanic, and #5 to accept the resignation of Melissa Taylor as a bus driver. Mrs. McMahon requested to add an item under Old Business an update on the Board's Work Sessions.

Treasurer's Report:

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the statutes require the Board to conduct an organizational meeting within the first fifteen calendar days of the new year.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to approve Board Resolution number 12-13-23 to set the Organizational Meeting on Friday January 11 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m.; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond updated the Board on the new real estate property values resulting from the reappraisal of real estate in Erie and Sandusky Counties. The result of the reappraisal is a 2.35% decrease in property values district wide, causing an estimated loss in revenue of $17,000 or 0.25%.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Mr. Kurt presented the Board the proposed new Mission Statement derived from the last Board Work Session on December 6, 2012.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt the new Mission Statement for the District; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Board Resolution number 12-13-24 amending Board policies regarding the Declaration of Material Assistance/Non-Assistance to a Terrorist Organization; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Classroom Observations for Lindsay Beck from the EHOVE Teacher Academy to observe Mr. Weyer's Math Classes from December 11, 2012 through January 11, 2013, and Abbey Prosser from the EHOVE Teacher Academy to observe Mrs. Bordner's Classes from December 11, 2012 through January 11, 2013; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Andrea Cullen as a Substitute in the Lunchroom; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye;

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to promote Kevin Kuns from Groundskeeper Assistant to Groundskeeper effective January 1, 2013; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to employ David Fultz as Assistant Mechanic at the Bus Garage effective December 18, 2012; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to accept the resignation of Melissa Taylor as a Bus Driver effective December 14, 2012; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

Mrs. McMahon updated the Board on the progress being made at the Work Sessions and that the next Work Session will be scheduled at January Regular Meeting. She thanked the Board for their input and support. She reminded the Board that evaluation of Superintendent and Treasurer will need to be returned to her at the Organizational Meeting.

Informational Items:

Mr. Hammond told the Board that the Edison School Board has hired Anne Arnold to be the next School Treasurer at their December 14, 2012 Board Meeting. The shared Treasure agreement will expire on January 9, 2013. He will work with Mrs. Arnold through that date on an as needed basis and that there will be no needed to extend or act on the agreement. He stated that the Edison Board publicly thanked the Margaretta Board and Mr. Hammond for their support during this transition process.

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

The Board convened into Executive Session at 7:50 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mr. Rankin, the Board return to regular session; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board returned from Executive Session at 8:28 p.m.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

JoAnn McMahon
Board President

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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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