2013-01-11 Board Minutes (Organizational)

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING ON JANUARY 11, 2013.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in Special session at 8:02 a.m. on Friday January 11, 2013 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.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to nominate Mrs. McMahon to be President of the Board of Education for calendar year 2013; Mr. Bodey motioned to close nominations for the President, seconded by Mr. Lippert; 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 nominate Mr. Rankin as Vice-President of the Board of Education for calendar year 2013 and to close the nominations; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to appoint Mr. Rankin as Legislative Liaison; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to appoint Mr. Lippert as Alternative Legislative Liaison; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Upon a discussion amongst the Board members, it was agreed that the regular meetings would continue to be held on the third Monday of the month, with the exception of February 25 and September 23, 2013.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution 12-13-25, to set the Regular Meeting dates for calendar year 2013; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Treasurer's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Resolution No. 12-13-26 to authorize the Treasurer to pay bills as they are presented, provided funds are available and duly appropriated and reported monthly to the Board for calendar year 2013. Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Resolution No. 12-13-27 to authorize the Board President and the Treasurer to borrow funds when the need arises calendar year 2013; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to adopt Resolution No. 12-13-28 to authorize the Treasurer to invest funds held in trust and for the purpose intended when surplus funds exist for calendar year 2013; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Resolution No. 12-13-29, to request from the county auditors from Erie and Sandusky Counties, to advance funds collected to the credit of the Margaretta Local School District pursuant to ORC Section 321.34 for calendar year 2013. Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Resolution No. 12-13-30 to authorize the Superintendent to approve staff attendance at workshops and meetings held within the State during calendar year 2013. Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Resolution No. 12-13-31 to authorize the Superintendent to approve special transportation trip request within the State during calendar year 2013 Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to adopt Resolution No. 12-13-32 to participate in all current Federal and State Programs and solicit public input regarding the use of funds and services provided for the school year 2013-14. Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to adopt Board Resolution No. 12-13-33, to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements. Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the purchase of a new school bus from Myers Equipment Corporation for the net price of $76,471. Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2013-14:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to adopt Board Resolution Number 12-13-34, to approve the Tax Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 and provide public input and inspection. Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Informational Items/Correspondences:

Mr. Kurt mentioned that he received a thank you from Peggy Kiser for her retirement party and gift. He then spoke about the Teacher Evaluation System and Student Learning Objective as part of annual student growth measures. He mentioned that the teachers in Erie, Lucas, and Ottawa counties will participate in a collaboration of resources for teachers to use toward improving student achievement.

Mr. Hammond mentioned that in January, the District will receive $24, 940.97 and Townsend Community School will receive $5,724.33 from the Casino Tax proceeds. Every public school district in Ohio will receive money with Columbus Public Schools receiving over $1 million. This money will be received twice in a calendar year, the next distribution to be in August.

Mr. Bohn updated the Board on discussion of a new sports league being formed. There was a meeting of the Athletic Council last Monday January 7th and a survey was taken from those in attendance. The overwhelming response was to join the new league if by joining there would be competitive balance from its member schools. Mr. Kurt stated that no decision to leave the Sandusky Bay Conference would occur without the Board's approval.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adjourn the Organizational Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

At 8:33 a.m. the Organizational Meeting adjourned

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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