2012-06-18 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 18, 2012.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday June 18, 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 May 21, 2012 Regular Meeting as presented; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; and Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that through the month of May the financial position of the district is better than anticipated for this fiscal year. Mr. Hammond then stated that in one the reasons for the improved financial position is that our energy costs have dropped significantly from last year in part due to the mild winter. Our natural gas and fuel oil are down nearly $70,000 from the same period last fiscal year.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress being made in the areas of improving and tracking student achievement through the Race to the Top and Ohio Improvement Process initiatives. Mr. Kurt then shared with the Board a report from Townsend Community School. Townsend Community School had their first graduation ceremony held at the Sandusky State Theatre on June 5, 2012. The ceremony was inspiring to witness. Mrs. McMahon, Mr. Bodey, Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond were in attendance of the ceremony to show their support for the district that is sponsored by Margaretta.

Mr. Kurt presented to the Board the 2011-2012 School Year Discipline Reports. Mr. Kurt stated that there has been an emphasis on identifying and address bullying this past year. He was pleased with how the district has handled bullying, however he stated that we will need to remain vigilante when it comes to this area of intimidation particular with the social media outlets available to our children.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation at this time.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested to add the resignation of Special Education teacher Abby Abernathy to item number 1 under Certified Personnel Actions within the Superintendent's Report. Mr. Hammond stated that updated figures where distributed to the Board with respect to Resolutions 11-12-71 and 11-12-72.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon seconded by Mr. Bodey to adopt Board Resolution Number 11-12-69 to approve expenditures that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Bodey to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-70 to enter into an agreement with Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (SORSA) to provide Comprehensive Liability Insurance effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013; 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 adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-71, to authorize the treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-72 to make Inter-fund transfers for the current fiscal year; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Kelble: aye; Mr. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-73 to approve Temporary Appropriations for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond stated that last year at this time he had made a recommendation to increase lunch prices and to keep breakfast prices at the same level in an effort to encourage participation from students to have breakfast at the school. This year, driven mainly by the changes in serving requirements and associated costs, Mr. Hammond recommends increasing breakfast prices from $1.40 to $1.50 for the next school year. He also recommends not changing the lunch prices.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to approve the changes in the breakfast price as proposed for the 2012-2013 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-74 to approve the graduation of Brian Erckman with the Class of 2012 having met all State and Local requirements; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-75 to approve an out-of-state trip for Juniors and Seniors band members to attend a clinic in Chicago, Illinois from March 26 through March 28, 2013; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: abstain; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Kelble, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt textbooks for the 2012-13 School Year as presented; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.
Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Bodey to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-76 to amend the 2012-2013 School Year calendar as presented; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:
Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Bodey to employ the following Substitutes for the 2012-13 School Year:

Lunchroom: Transportation:
Martha Dyer Donald Barlow
Stephanie Gamez David Fultz
Stephanie Jackson Donald Henry
Kathy Maloney Joshua Kirk
Deb McEowen Barbara Matter
Theresa Meyer Donald Paule
Melissa Taylor Sheilah Pope
Pam Vaccaro Steve Snyder
Sherry Volz Michael Speck
Robert Staley
Custodians: Michael Taylor
Selle Guy Johnnie Turner
Stephanie Gamez
Tammy Carroll Bus Aides:
Martha Dyer Stephanie Jackson
Kathy Maloney

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

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin to employ the following:

Jennifer Morris – High School Secretary (10 months), and
Sandy Martin – Office Aide;

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

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to approve the employment of Brent Balduff as a Summer Custodian, Natascha Bondarenko, Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, and Beth Ballard, Junior High Cheerleading Advisor;

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

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to accept the resignations from Kathleen Danevich, 2nd Grade teacher, effective June 6, 2012 and Abby Abernathy, High School Special Education teacher, effective August 1, 2012;

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 employ Lauren Drossman as Summer School Intervention Teacher for five (5) days, four (4) hours per day at the Tudor rate of pay;

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

Old Business:

Mrs. McMahon led a discussion regarding the need for the Board to have a retreat or work session to establish goals and objectives of the Board moving forward. It was decided that the Board would have a Work Session in September with a date to be determined by the next Regular Board meeting date on July 23, 2012.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt announced that the Margaretta Citizens Committee – Levy Committee – is having a meeting on Monday July 11, 2012 to discuss the August 7th Election campaign.

Mr. Hammond and Mr. Kurt discussed the concept and feasibility of installing an enhanced wireless system for the High School/Middle School. Mr. Hammond distributed the cost of the project to update the building. Mr. Kurt discussed the objective of the project is to create a system to support technology brought from home by our students. A lengthy discussion was had by the Board regarding the timing of the project relative to the Permanent Improvement levy being on the ballot in August.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to move forward with the Wireless Management system for the High School/Middle School; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to enter into executive session for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel in accordance with ORC 121.22; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:51 p.m. with Mr. Kurt, Mr. Hammond and William Pepple, LPA in attendance.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, the board returned from executive session at 8:36 p.m.; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: 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: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:37 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Joann McMahon
President of the Board

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Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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