2012-08-20 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 20, 2012.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 20, 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, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the minutes from the July 23, 2012 Regular Meetings, and the August 8, 2012 Special Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the financial reports in the agendas reflect the first month of the new fiscal year and that all the information is as expected.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt introduced Mrs. Hurd, Elementary Principal, and Mrs. Hall, Special Education Supervisor who gave a powerpoint presentation on the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee. The Guarantee is a new statutory requirement that all 3rd grade students must be reading at grade level in order to advance to the 4th grade. The program will begin with this year's third grade testing scores. We will be required to provide intervention services to any 3rd grade students who do not meet the standards.

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of the Race to the Top Federal Grant Program and the Ohio Improvement Process. Mr. Kurt distributed a report from Townsend Community School stating that the school has 270 students enrolled going into the new school year. Townsend Community School is leasing space at the High School and the Townsend Elementary building to facilitate the learning process.

Mr. Kurt distributed the Title I Parent Involvement Policy #2261.01 and let the Board know how the parents of our Title I program are being engaged with the process.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested to modify the agenda adding under Personnel Actions Certified to add the employment of Jessica Kostura as a Title I teacher.

Mr. Hammond requested to add a resolution to his report to request the Erie County Board of Elections to remove the November Permanent Improvement Levy if the final results of the levy affirm that the levy passed.

Mrs. McMahon requested that the Board's Work Session be added to the agenda under Old Business.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to approve Board Resolution number 12-13-11, approving expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirement; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to approve Board Resolution 12-13-12, requesting the Erie County Board of Elections to remove the question of the renewal of a property tax levy for General Permanent Improvements from the November 6, 2012 Ballot conditioned upon official confirmation that the same levy passed on August 7, 2012; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to appove the bus routes for the 2012-2013 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to approve the Elementary, Middle School and High School Student Handbooks and the Middle School and High School Faculty Handbooks for the 2012-13 School Year as presented; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to approve the following supplemental contracts:

Brittany Nesbitt as Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach,
Jim Johnson as Varsity Baseball Coach, and
John Harris as 8th Grade Assistant Football Coach;
Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Lippert to approve Evan Estep as Volunteer Football Coach, Nicole Gysan as Volunteer Cheerleading advisor, and Dorothy Smith as a Substitute Custodian; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to approve the following supplemental employment contracts:

Sarah Lochotzki – Kindergarten Unit Leader,
Beth Burkett – 1st Grade Unit Leader,
Amy Didion – 2nd Grade Unit Leader,
Susan Deerhake – 3rd Grade Unit Leader,
Tonya Foos – 4th Grade Unit Leader,
Kathy Day – 5th Grade Unit Leader,
Keith Taylor – Varsity Wrestling Coach, and
Tim Tucker – Varsity Girls Basketball Coach;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to approve the employment of Jessica Kostura as Title I Teacher for the 2012-13 School Year; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

Mrs. McMahon reminded the Board that the Work Session will be held at the Administrative Offices Board Room beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday September 6, 2012. She encouraged the other Board members to contact her with their thoughts on topics they would like to discuss.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt mentioned to the Board that the Staff Day Breakfast will be held on Monday August 27, 2012 at 7:30 at the Elementary Gymnasium and the Board members were invited to attend. The first school day for students will be Tuesday August 28, 2012.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into executive session to discuss pending grievance with the Margaretta Teachers Association; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mr. Rankin, the board returned from executive session at 8:37 p.m. Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, second by Mr. Lippert to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the board; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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