2016-06-20 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 20, 2016.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday June 20, 2016 at the Administrative Offices.

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

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

Mr. Miller was excused from attending the meeting.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius to approve the minutes from the May 16, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that through the month of May the financial position of the District's General Fund has improved by over $200,000 in comparison to the same period last fiscal year. Through May 31, 2016 the General Fund's revenues exceeded expenditures by $819,780 while last fiscal year the General Fund's revenues exceeded expenditures by $582,616 through the same period. Mr. Hammond believes that the General Fund carry-over balance should exceed $2.7 million.

OSBA Business Honor Roll:

Recently several of the businesses who have supported our District over the years were recognized by the Ohio School Boards' Association Honor Roll for Businesses. Mr. Schroer introduced the following businesses: Bias Investments Services, represented by Joe Bias, Bodey Insurance, represented by Mark Bodey, OE Meyer, represented by Craig Wood, Mickey Mart, represented by Michelle Riesterer, and Fresch Electric, represented by Dan Fresch. Mr. Schroer spoke about the number of times each of the businesses have supported the District. There was a brief reception prior to the Board meeting for the businesses to enjoy refreshments. Each business received a plaque from the Ohio School Boards' Association which displayed the recognition that they each received.

Board and Staff Reports:

Pete Bartkowiak updated the Board on Townsend Community School's most recent school year. Townsend held their graduation commencement ceremony at the Sandusky State Theatre on June 14, 2016. Throughout this school year, Townsend graduated approximately 200 students. The event nearly filled every seat in the theatre. The ceremony concluded with a video of fireworks displayed accompanied by Katie Perry's song "firework." It was another exceptional celebration. Plans for next year's event may include finding a larger venue.

Townsend's building project is planning an anti-bullying/anti-drug use programs in September. Area schools will be invited to send their students to attend the event. The event is going to be held at Kalahari. Townsend is planning on having an Open House in August to allow the community to view the addition to the Student Learning Center which was completed in April. Townsend has graduated 522 students since their inception in October, 2011.

Public Participation:

Chris Leibacher had questions regarding the Superintendent work times and schedules. Jake Meisler also questioned the Superintendent spending time "across the bridge." The questions were answered by Mr. Schroer and Mr. Lippert. Karen Keller asked about next year's Football Game in Columbus. Mr. Hammond answered her questions. Mr. Lieb had questions about Mr. Rod Smith's contract and Mr. Hammond answered his questions.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Schroer referenced item number 1 under his new business report regarding adoption of certain Board policies. He requested that policies that address Anti-harassment be tabled until a later date. Mr. Hammond stated that he has updated versions of Resolution numbers 15-16-77 and 15-16-78 which were distributed prior to the meeting.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-76, to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the statutory "then and now" stipulations in Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.41(d); Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-77, to authorize the treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll Call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-78 to make Inter-fund transfers and advances for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-79 to approve Temporary Appropriations for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Warner to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-80 to enter into an agreement with the Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (SORSA) to provide Comprehensive Liability Insurance coverage for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017; Roll call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-81 to enter into an agreement with Central Ohio Medical Review LLC to provide medical review services and related therapy referrals for the District's Medicaid eligible students who receive Medicaid eligible services for the 2016-17 school year; Roll call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Warner to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-82 to enter into an agreement with Huron City School District to provide Title I services to Margaretta resident students attending Firelands Montessori Schools for the 2016-17 school year; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-83 to enter into an agreement with North Central Educational Services Center to provide Extended School Year services for the District's Visually Impaired student during the summer of 2016; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-84 to enter into an agreement with Castalia Village to provide a Resource Officer at the High School/Middle School during the 2016-17 school year; Roll call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Hammond informed the Board of change in Federal employment law as it pertains to overtime exemption for management employees. Mr. Hammond stated that the threshold for the exemption of overtime compensation for managers will double to $47,000 or more effective December 1, 2016. Mr. Hammond stated that this change may have an impact on a couple of supervisors and that Administration may be presenting amendments to the supervisor's contracts if necessary.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Mr. Schroer discussed with the Board that the policies being presented for Board approval were presented for first reading last month. He stated that he would like to table the policies that address Anti-harassment until after the Anti-Bullying presentations in June to obtain feedback from the parents.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adopt Board Resolution number 15-16-85 to approve the amendments and additions to the Board's policies as presented, policy numbers 1422, 1623, 2260, 2260.01, 3122, 3123, 4122, 4123, and 5517: Roll call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

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

Leah Kelley as a Special Education Aide, and

The following list of Event Workers:
Linda Beechler Deena Brace Kaylee Hallett-Szymanski
Casey Swartz Anne Taylor Nancy Johnson
Jim Edwards Tommy Anderson Nate Cruz
Scott Dickman Patrick Freeh Owen Fritz
Keeno Galindo Erin Hagelberger
Craig Hoffman Tony Hill Kirsten Smith
Gene VanOrsdall Bill Yost

Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Warner to approve the supplemental contracts of the following for the 2016-17 school year:

Chris Hilton as 8th Grade Football Head Coach,
Mike Sabo as Assistant 8th Grade Football Coach,
Darren Michel as 7th Grade Football Head Coach, and
Dave Miller as Assistant 7th Grade Football Coach;

Roll call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Warner, to accept the resignation for the purpose of retirement from Pamela Justi, Bus Driver, effective October 31, 2016 and from Brenda Rotsinger, Educational Aide, effective October 28, 2016;

Roll call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenengge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Certified Staff:

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

George Hossler as Junior High Intervention Specialist,
Ashley Williams as 5th Grade ELA/Social Studies teacher,
Keri Vela as School Psychologist – shared with TCS,
Gary Barrett as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal,
Brett Kneeskern as Agriculture Education Teacher – shared with TCS, and
Jenna Kline as High School/Middle School English Teacher;

Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Sutorius to approve the supplemental contracts for Erika Crone as Junior High Cheerleading Advisor, and Jamie Bonnigson as Volunteer Cheerleading Advisor for the 2016-17 school year;

Roll call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

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

Sarah Lochotzki as Kindergarten Unit Leader,
Beth Ann Burkett as 1st Grade Unit Leader,
Amy Didion as 2nd Grade Unit Leader,
Sarah Riedy as 3rd Grade Unit Leader,
Tonya Foos as 4th Grade Unit Leader,
Erica Grahl as Special Education Unit Leader, and
Kathy Day as 5th Grade Unit Leader;

Roll call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business pending before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroer requested that the Board convene in a Special Meeting – Work Session between the July and August Regular Meetings to discuss proposed changes in the High School/Middle School for the 2016-17 school year. It was determined that the Board would meet on Wednesday July 27, 2016 beginning at 5:00 pm.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:47 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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