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2016-01-20 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON JANUARY 20, 2016.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in Regular session beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 20, 2016 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Lippert called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Hammond to take the roll:

Mr. Miller: present,
Mr. Schoenegge: present,
Mr. Sutorius: present,
Mr. Warner: present,
Mr. Lippert: present

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the minutes from the December 21, 2015 Regular Meeting and the Organizational Meeting and Budget Hearing on January 11, 2016; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Financial Report/Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond cautioned the Board that the financial position of the District as of December 31, 2015 has been affected by the advancement of $750,000 into the Building Fund. These funds will return to the General Fund once the proceeds from the Lease-Purchase agreement has been received by the District. However, the District appears to be lagging behind last fiscal year's results. We will continue to monitor this as the year progresses.

Student Success in Action

Mr. Schroer introduced High School Principal Rod Smith who had leadership students prepare letters of recognition for our Board members as part of School Board Appreciation Month. The letters were read to the Board members by Rebecca Denman and Brent Lander. The letters were framed and presented to each of the corresponding Board member. Mr. Schroer then introduced Elementary Principal Christine Opelt. She had several students prepare acrostic poems for each of the Board members as a way of expressing their gratitude for the commitment to the children of our community. Mr. Schroer, as with each of the previous Success in Action presentation, presented each student with a book to sign and to be placed in the Elementary and High School Libraries.

Board and Staff Reports

Mr. Schroer and Mr. Hammond updated the Board on Townsend Community School, including handing out an enrollment report prepared by Pete Bartkoviak. Townsend currently has over 800 active students enrolled from various school districts around the state. The expansion of the Townsend Learning Center is in progress and should be completed by the end of March.

Public Participation

Chris Leibacher inquired as to the status of the week 6 Football Game next year. Mr. Schroer and Mr. Lippert stated that meetings have occurred recently to make sure that all issues are addressed and that they anticipate that a decision will be made soon and shared with the coaches and parents.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda

No changes to the Agenda were presented.

Treasurer's Report

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-40, to approve expenditures that have exceeded the $3,000 threshold of the "then and now" provisions of the Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.41(d); Roll call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-41 to authorize the District's Treasurer to make an Inter-Fund advance of funds; Roll call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-42, to authorize the District's Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller, to add a two-hour scheduled delay for professional development opportunities on May 23, 2016; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Personnel Actions

Certified:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to offer Christine Opelt, Elementary Principal, a two-year contract for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years via North Point Educational Services Center; and to modify Bob Toney, Assistant Principal/Curriculum Director, existing contract from Full-time to Half-time for the 2016-17 school year via North Point Educational Services Center; Roll call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Classified:

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to except the resignation for the purpose of retirement of Jude Hammond, Treasurer effective July 31, 2016; Roll Call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: abstain (graciously), Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Old Business

There was no pending business before the Board.

Informational Items/Correspondences

Mr. Hammond asked the Board if any of the members were interested in attending a one day workshop on negotiations presented by Pepple and Waggoner on the evening of January 28, 2016. Mr. Schoenegge agreed to attend the workshop with Mr. Hammond.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller, for the Board to enter into executive session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of public employees; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board entered executive session at 7:33 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller, for the Board to return to open session; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Board returned to open session at 8:42 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Miller, second by Mr. Schoenegge, to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the Board; Roll call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

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Elmer Lippert
Board President

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Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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School Board Members

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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Castalia, OH 44824
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