2016-04-18 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 18, 2016.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 18, 2016 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Lippert called the meeting to order with roll call:

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner to accept the minutes from the March 16, 2016 Regular Board meeting and the March 23, March 28, March 31, April 2, and April 8, 2016 Special Board meetings as presented; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that the General Fund is performing as expected and should have a fiscal year end carryover in excess of $2.5 million.

Student Success in Action

Mr. Schroer introduced Erica Benkman, Principal at EHOVE who talked about the Tech-Prep Program offered to EHOVE students. Three Margaretta students who are attending EHOVE spoke about their experiences they have had at EHOVE this school year. The three students were Ben Longnecker, Eryn Spicer and Colton Schroer.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Schroer presented a Townsend Community School enrollment report to the Board. The report shows that 847 students were currently enrolled with Townsend Community School. Mr. Schroer went on to say that the building project is complete except for some minor check list items. The building looks beautiful and it is hard to tell where the original building ends and where the addition begins. He believes there will be an open house for the community in the planning stages. Mr. Schroer stated that Townsend is planning a training on Distracted Driving for Townsend and Margaretta students. The program will include representatives of the Erie County Sheriff, Life Flight, and Margaretta Township Fire and Rescue personnel. With the help of EHOVE, simulators will be made available for the students to observe the tragic consequences of distracted driving. Mr. Schroer stated that Townsend's graduation will be held at the State Theatre in Sandusky on Tuesday June 14, 2016.

Public Participation:

Mrs. Linda Fields stated that are thirty-seven (37) Margaretta students that are being bullied and she wanted to know what the Board and Administration is doing about the problem. Mr. Schroer responded to Mrs. Fields comments and questions and he told her to call him to set up time to address her concerns. Mrs. Kim Miller stated that the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is attempting to set up a speaker to come to the High School next school year. Meghan Rohde, a resident applicant for the School Treasurer position asked the Board about the decision to remain with Mr. Hammond as Treasurer. Mr. Lippert responded to Meghan and said that the Board went through the process and looked at what was the best interest of the District and decided to remain with the current Treasurer. Former Board member Kelly Kelble inquired as to when will Townsend Community School be able to finance their own copier machines without going through Margaretta. Mr. Hammond responded that when he spoke with the company that will be providing the copier that they need one more fiscal year to support entering a financing agreement with Townsend Community School.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Hammond requested to add Board Resolution number 15-16-64 to renew a contract with Lorain County Educational Services Center to provide supervision of the Speech services performed by the staff.

Treasurer's Report:

Mr. Hammond addressed the Board about the completion of the Fiscal Year 2015 Audit performed by the Auditor of State. He distributed a summary of the Net Financial Position of the District comparing Fiscal Year 2015 results to Fiscal Year 2014. He stated that the District's balance sheet reflects the new requirement to indicate the liability of the District's employees covered by the Statewide Public Employees' Retirement Systems. He also shared the Management letter. Mr. Hammond stated that this was a "clean audit" and that there was a few recommendations made by the Auditor of State that will be addressed in Fiscal Year 2016.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution Number 15-16-58 to renew a contract with North Point Educational Services Center to provide various shared services for the 2016-17 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution Number 15-16-59 to enter into a three year contract with Julian and Grube, Inc. to provide Financial Reporting preparation and support services for Fiscal Years 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18; Roll Call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution Number 15-16-60 to approve a contract with Palmer Conservation Consulting LLC. to provide a complete lighting assessment, analysis, and recommendations for energy savings options for the District; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution Number 15-16-61 to enter into an agreement with MT Business Technologies to lease a new copier/printer for Townsend Community School for a sixty month period; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution 15-16-62 to renew a contract with the Erie County Health Department to provide School Nursing services for the 2016-17 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the 2016 Senior Class for Graduation pending the completion of all State and Local requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Warner, to adopt Board Resolution Number 15-16-64 to renew a contract with the Educational Services Center of Lorain County to provide shared services support for Speech Supervision and professional development; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Mr. Schroer shared the proposed school calendar for the 2016-17 school year. Mr. Schroer stated that although the Calendar has been reviewed by the Board, there is a statutory provision that requires a thirty day period for public comment prior to the adoption of the School Calendar. He stated that next month we will take formal action to adopt the calendar provided that the Board is in support of the calendar.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller to rescind Jude Hammond's resignation for the purpose of retirement; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve the Classified Staff Contracts for the following:

Carrie Keller – Admin. Assistant – one year 2016-17,
Jessica Avants – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Jason Gearheart – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Julie Guerrero – Special Ed. Aide - one year 2016-17,
Jacqueline Henline – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Bradley Hoffman – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17
Sandra Ramicone – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Erica Rock – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Ann Taylor – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Ashley Williams – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Margaret Young – Special Ed. Aide – one year 2016-17,
Sarah Ransom – Food Services Supervisor – two years effective August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2018,
Andrea Cullen – Cook – one year 2016-17,
Misty Hermes – Assistant Cook – one year 2016-17,
David Whinnery – Custodian II – continuing period,
Larry Bales – Bus Driver for one year 2016-17,
David Fultz – Assistant Mechanic – continuing period,
Carrie Lewis – Bus Driver – one year 2016-17,
Kimberly Trimarche – Bus Driver – one year 2016-17,
Shaina Trimarche – Bus Driver – continuing period,
Johnnie Turner – Bus Driver – continuing period; and
Mark Zorn – Bus Driver for one year 2016-17;

Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: abstain, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2016-17 School Year:

Dan Fultz – Football Varsity Assistant Coach,
Kyle Meagrow – Freshman/JV Football Coach,
Ryan Spicer – Varsity Boys Golf Coach,
Greg Siesel – Varsity Cross Country Assistant Coach,
Jake Miesler – Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach,
Gary Brown – 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Ryan Spicer – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,
Gary Wahl – Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach,
Denny Bailey – Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach,
Greg Wiedenheft – 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach,
Haylee Strause – Volleyball Varsity Head Coach,
Kari Bernard – 8th Grade Volleyball Coach,
Ron Chapman – Wrestling Varsity Head Coach, and
Joe Miller – Junior High Wrestling Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller to approve the following volunteers:

Chris Leibacher – Football for the 2016-17 School Year,
Austin Spicer – Boys Golf for the 2016-17 School Year,
Kaycee Hallett – Swimming for the 2016-17 School Year,
Kaylie Hallett-Szymanski – Swimming 2016-17 School Year,
Rob Wiedenheft – Boys Basketball for 2016-17 School Year,
Steve Keller, Sr. – Boys Basketball 2016-17 School Year,
Derick Bailey – Girls Basketball for 2016-17 School Year,
Toby Miller – Jr. High Girls Basketball 2016-17,
Taylor Chapman – Wrestling for the 2016-17 School Year,
Mike Marks – Jr. High Wrestling for 2016-17 School Year,
Ted Ohlemacher – Jr. High Wrestling 2016-17 School Year,and
Guillermo Martinez – Track for the 2015-16 School Year;

Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: abstain, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve the following teacher contracts for the 2016-17 school year:

Karyn Barnette – Pre-School for a continuing contract,
Mary Bible – Pre-School Itinerant for one year 2016-17,
Heather Campana – Elementary for one year 2016-17,
Danielle Comparette – High School English for two years through 2017-18,
Erika Crone – High School Spanish for two years through 2017-18,
Lauren (Drossman) Martin – High School Science for continuing contract,
Kristi Frank – High School Math for one year 2016-17,
Brenda Jo Fritz – Special Ed for one year 2016-17,
Kristine Jensen – Elmentary for one year 2016-17,
Kaitlyn Kurt – Elementary for one year 2016-17,
Chrystal Liskai – Elementary for one year 2016-17,
Kelsey Lotycz – Elementary for one year 2016-17,
Scott Manuella – Special Ed for one year 2016-17,
Angela Miller – Elmentary for one year 2016-17,
Mark Novak – Special Education for one year 2016-17,
Lynsey Polley – Special Education for a continuing contract,
Mary Schaeffer - Special Education for one year 2016-17,
Michael Simonton – Special Education one year 2016-17,
Andrea Yaussy – High School Physical Ed for one year 2016-17,and
Andrew Zuk – High School Math two years through 2017-18;

Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: abstain, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner to approve the following Supplemental Contracts:

Andrew Zuk – Varsity Football Head Coach,
Steve Gravenhorst – Varsity Football Assistant Coach,
Luke Weyer – Varsity Football Assistant Coach,
Steve Hofacker - Varsity Football Assistant Coach,
Tim Tucker – Varsity Girls Golf Coach,
John Zang – Varsity Cross Country Coach,
Sarah Roan – Junior High Cross Country Coach,
Andrea Yaussy – Volleyball Junior Varsity Coach,
Vicki Meyers – 7th Grade Volleyball Coach,
Marnie Hallett-Szymanski – Varsity Swimming Head Coach,
Steve Keller, Jr. – Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,
Ryan Kurt – Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,
Tim Tucker – Varsity Girls Basketball Coach,
Angie Tucker – Freshman Girls Basketball Coach, and
Ryan Bohn – 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller to accept the resignation from Ryan Bohn, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director effective July 31, 2016; Roll Call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business pending before the Board.

Informational Items:

There were no informational items discussed.

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

The Board convened into executive session at 7:56 p.m. with Mr. Schroer and Mr. Hammond present during the executive session.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, the Board returned from executive session at 10:10 p.m.; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, second by Mr. Warner 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 10:11 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Elmer Lippert
President of the Board

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Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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