2012-10-23 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 23, 2012.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 23, 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
Mrs. McMahon: Present.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mr. Rankin, to approve the minutes from the September 25, 2012 Regular 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 stated that the financial position of the District is on course after the first quarter of the fiscal year.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt introduced Peggy Kiser, Food Services Supervisor, who was present to make a presentation to the Board regarding the Healthier School Challenge Award program. Mrs. Kiser shared with the Board that the District has participated in a national program centered on youth health. A two prong approach to health by way of nutrition and physical activity. She explained that the program involved healthier menu items with less fat, sugars, and carbohydrates. A focus was made on fresh vegetables and fruits. She was proud to tell the Board that the District received the Healthier School Challenge Award. The Board thanked Peggy for the work that her and her staff did to achieve such recognition.

Mr. Kurt updated that Board on the progress the District is making with respect to Race to the Top program including the participation in recent trainings on Teacher and Principal evaluations methods. He also updated the Board on the status of Townsend Community School which now has 304 students enrolled for the current school year and has graduated over 50 students since the school opened just over one year ago. He introduced Pete Bartkoviak from Townsend Community School who shared with the Board the most recently adopted five-year forecast for Townsend Community School. Townsend Community School appears to be in sound fiscal position throughout the projected five year period.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that under old business we had a discussion on the Board's Work Session, and that at the conclusion of the regular business of the Board that an executive session be added to discuss a pending arbitration hearing with the Margaretta Teachers' Association. Mr. Hammond requested to add two resolutions to his report, 12-13-19 to amend the Shared Services agreement with Townsend Community School and 12-13-20 to enter into a Special Education Services agreement with Sandusky City Schools.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Board Resolution number 12-13-18, approve the expenditure of items that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; 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 approve an increase in the hourly rate of pay for Substitute Aides and Secretaries to $10.00 per hour and to increase the hourly rate of pay for Summer Workers and Life Guards to $7.85 per hour; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond, Mr. Kurt and Mr. Bartkoviak presented to the Board an expansion of services requested by Townsend Community School to provide transportation to and from the classrooms within the District for students residing outside of the District. The concept would be a bus or school van routinely stopping at locations in Sandusky, Norwalk and Fremont to be transported to the classrooms in Margaretta on an as needed basis. Margaretta would provide the transportation services and charge Townsend for the expense. Mr. Bartkoviak stated that the lack of reliable transportation to and from the teachers working with the Townsend Community School students for some students created a barrier to the objectives of the Townsend Community School District. It was recommended that an amendment to the existing Shared Services agreement would be the best way to address the situation.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Board Resolution number 12-13-19, to amend the Shared Services Agreement with Townsend Community School to add transportation services for the remainder of the 2012-2013 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond explained to the Board that we have a student who is being recommended for placement in a Sandusky School educational setting for the current school year as part of the students Individual Education Plan (IEP). In order for this to occur, a contract between the two schools needs to be in place. He is recommended that we enter into an agreement with Sandusky City School District to provide educational services under specific terms and conditions for the 2012-2013 School Year.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution number 12-13-20, to enter into an educational services agreement with Sandusky City School District for the 2012-13 School Year; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Mr. Kurt presented to the Board the current Board Committees and some of the Board's Policies for the Board to review and comment. Mrs. McMahon requested that the Board review the documents provided and be prepared to discuss at the next Board Work Session.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

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

Denny Bailey – Junior High Basketball
Gary Denman - Wrestling, and
Bob Avila – Wrestling;

And to approve the classroom observation for Hannah Lewis from Firelands College, to observe Vickie Meyers at the High School;

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 except the resignation/retirement of Food Services Supervisor Peggy Kiser effective January 1, 2013; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board and those in attendance all had kind words to express to Peggy who has served the District well since November, 1986. She will be missed.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Bodey to approve employment for the following substitutes:

Paulette Biglin – Secretary, and
David Whinnery – Custodian;

And to enter into Supplemental contracts for the 2012-13 school year for the following:

Holly Miller – Assistant Varsity Swim Coach ½ pay,
Joe Groscot – Assistant Varsity Swim Coach ½ pay,
Greg Wiedenheft – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Jake Meisler – Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball ½ pay,
Rob Wiedenheft – Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball ½ pay,
Ryan Spicer – 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Gary Wahl – Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach,
Courtney Fitzgerald – 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach,
Pete Hernandez – Junior High Wrestling Coach, and
Jarrid Tucker – Junior High Swim Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve supplemental contracts for the following:

Brittany Pickett – Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach,
Robert Sartor – Junior Varsity Wrestling Coach,
Rob Hawn – Freshman Boys Basketball Coach,
Angie Tucker – 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach,
Ryan Bohn – Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,
Mike Yantz – Junior High Swim Coach,
Amanda Reardon – 6 extended days for Vocal Music,
Adam Reardon – 9 extended days for Marching Band,
Carolyn Cook – 15 extended days for Guidance,
Heather Lott – 15 extended days for Guidance,
Heather Wiley – 5 extended days for Guidance,
Kevin Kremer – 60 extended days for Vo-Ag,
Jackie Yambert – 20 extended days for the libraries, and
Jennifer Bordner – 6th grade Class Advisor;

Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

Mrs. McMahon asked the Board to review their calendars to set the next work session meeting. It was agreed that the Board would hold a special meeting for the purpose of conducting a Work Session on Thursday December 6, 2012 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt and Athletic Director Ryan Bohn informed the Board that they have been approached by several schools in the area about leaving the Sandusky Bay Conference and forming a new league. The Athletic Council met to discuss the proposal and concluded that the District should consider all their options moving forward, although no decision has been made at this point. The Sandusky Bay Conference will convene again on November 7, 2012 and the future of the Conference will be on the agenda. Mr. Kurt and Mr. Bohn will keep the Board informed on the discussion moving forward.

Mr. Hammond reminded the Board members of the upcoming Capital Conference presented by the Ohio School Boards' Association beginning November 12 through November 14 for the board members who planned on attending.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to enter into executive session to discus the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of public employees; to conference with an attorney concerning disputes involving pending or imminent court actions; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:42 p.m.

Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond were requested to attend the executive session by the Board.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, second by Mr. Bodey, the board returned from executive session at 8:27 p.m. Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, 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 8:28 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Joann McMahon
Board President

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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