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2016-07-18 Board Minutes

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

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

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

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

Mr. Sutorius was excused from attending.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner, to approve the minutes from the June 20, 2016 Regular Meeting, and the July 8, 2016 Special Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that fiscal year 2016 ended on June 30 and for the sixth fiscal year in a row, the General Fund received more funds than were expended. The ending cash balance grew by $154,865 from $2,473,508 to $2,628,372.

Board and Staff Reports:

Pete Bartkowiak from Townsend Community School reported on the status of the community school. Pete distributed enrollment information and mentioned that he anticipates that the enrollment at the start of the 2016-17 school year to be near 1,000 students. Pete mentioned that we have been very busy getting information to submit to the Ohio Department of Education regarding the Sponsor Review. Mr. Schroer stated that we have over one hundred documents to upload into the Epicenter by next Monday.

Public Participation:

Clayton Sosa, a High School student, read a prepared letter recognizing how important Mr. Schroer has been to him and many of his classmates as our Superintendent.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Hammond mentioned that he distributed the Lease document to the Board as part of item number 3, Resolution #16-17-03, within the Treasurer's Report.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner to adopt Board Resolution number 16-17-01, to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the statutory "then and now" stipulations of O.R.C. 5705.41(d); Roll call: 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 16-17-02, to declare the impracticality of transportation services and approval of payment in lieu of transportation for families attending Bellevue Immaculate Conception School and/or Norwalk St. Paul High School for the 2016-2017 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution 16-17-03 to renew the lease agreement with Townsend Community School for areas located adjacent to the High School for one year effective August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 16-17-04, to enter into an agreement with Julian and Grube to perform the Fiscal Year audits for 2016 through Fiscal Year 2020 as recommended by the Auditor of State; Roll Call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner, to approve the Athletic Handbook and the Coaching Handbook for the 2016-17 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Mr. Schroer introduced a new Food Services Policy to address the Charged Lunches at the High School for review. Mr. Schroer explained to the Board that this proposal is for review at this time and will be brought back at the August Board meeting for potential adoption. There was a discussion on the proposed changes in the process of collecting unpaid and charged lunches. Mr. Hammond explained that he is disappointed that some parents would be their child's nutrition at risk by not providing the funds to pay for a lunch or by providing a lunch for their students. Unfortunately, it's the children who are put in the middle of the process when we no longer allow the parent to charge unpaid lunches. We do make sure that the children will receive a sandwich and a milk and will not throw away a lunch that has been served to the student. Mr. Hammond stated that if you have any issues with the policy to contact him or Sarah Ransom at the Board Office.

Personnel Actions:

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve the employment of Jackie Yambert, Librarian Specialist, and Karl Ortner, Jr., as a Spanish Teacher, on one year contracts for the 2016-17 school year; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller, to accept the resignation from Daniel Schroer, Superintendent, effective July 31, 2016; Roll call: Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner, to accept the resignation from Erika Crone, Spanish Teacher and Junior High Cheerleading Advisor; Roll call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to amend the contract of Melissa Kuns, Gifted Instruction Specialist, to increase her time from 4 hours per school day to 3 days per week for the 2016-17 school year; Roll call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the following supplemental contracts:

Adam Reardon – Marching Band Director,
Amanda Reardon – Assistant Band Director,
Lauren Drossman-Martin – Drill/Dance Team Advisor,
Amanda Reardon – Vocal Music Director,
Kristi Frank – Academic Challenge Team,
Marnie Hallett-Szymanski – Student Government,
Jamie Bonnigson – National Honor Society,
Tim Volzer – International Club Advisor,
Lisa Wurzel – English Department Chair,
Vicki Meyers – Math Department Chair,
Jim King – Science Department Chair,
Tim Volzer – Social Studies Chair,
Jennifer Bordner – 6th Grade Class Trip Advisor,
Angie Tucker – 8th Grade Class Trip Advisor,
Marnie Hallett-Szymanski – Lead Mentor,
Jenna Kline - High School Newspaper Advisor,
Cyndi Hedden - Senior Class Advisor,
Marnie Hallett-Szymanksi - Junior Class Advisor,
Kristi Frank – Sophomore Class Advisor,
Jenna Kline – Freshman Class Advisor,
Angie Tucker – 8th Grade Class Advisor,
Katie Berg and Ann Ball – Shared 7th Grade Class Advisors,
Jennifer Bordner – 6th Grade Class Advisor,
Keven Kremer – FFA Adult Education "Young Farmers,"
Jennifer Bordner – Detention Supervisor, and
Susan Miller for three (3) extended days of employment at her contracted per diem rate of pay to participate and prepare for Step Up to Quality for Pre-School program for the 2016-17 school year;

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

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Warner, seconded by Mr. Miller, to employ Mandy Hilditch as a Special Education Aide for the 2016-17 school year; Roll call: Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the following supplemental contracts:

Kim Miller – SADD Advisor,
Jessica Burkhart – Junior High Cheerleading Advisor,
Steve Andres – Varsity Football Assistant Coach, and
Dave Rudolph – Football Equipment and Uniform Manager and
Basketball Equipment and Uniform Manager;

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

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner to approve Steve Kinder as a Volunteer Junior High Football Coach; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

Old Business:

There was no pending business before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Schroer informed the Board of a minor change in the 2016-17 School Calendar. He thanked the Board, the staff and community for the opportunity to the Superintendent over the past two years.

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

The Board entered Executive Session at 7:32 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Warner, to exit Executive Session and return to Open Public Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:39 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Elmer Lippert
President of the Board

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Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

Agendas/Minutes

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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