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2012-04-16 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 16, 2012.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 16, 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.

Mr. Lippert mentioned that he would like to see the names of the students who spoke at the March 19, 2012 Regular Board meeting added to the minutes. Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to accept the minutes for the March 19, 2012 Regular Board meeting with the addition of the names of the 5th grade students who spoke at the meeting; roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond commented that the district's Open Enrollment revenue is up from last year and will exceed an increase in open enrollment out. We also had a medical insurance holiday this year which will save the district around $100,000. When combining the additional revenue and the savings from the medical insurance, the district will have a better than expected fiscal year.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt mentioned that the faculty and staff will be meeting on Tuesday April 17, 2012 to discuss the changes in the core curriculum and the strategies that will improve the educational delivery system as developed through the Ohio Improvement Process and the Race to the Top program. Mr. Kurt presented the Board an update on Townsend Community School. Townsend Community School has 274 students enrolled for the current year with sixteen (16) students who have completed their course work and passed the Ohio Graduation Test which will qualify them for graduation this June. Another twelve (12) Townsend Community School students are on track to graduate in addition to these sixteen (16). Mrs. McMahon stated that she attended the Ohio School Boards Association's Board Leadership Institute where she was updated about the changes that have occurred in education with the passage of House Bill 153, the state's budget bill. She also spoke to another board member who had issues with the Ohio School's Facilities Commission over a building project.

Public Participation:

Geri Bogard addressed the Board regarding the Elementary Playground where high school aged students are playing basketball late at night. According to Mrs. Bogard, cars and motorcycles were coming and going late into the evening; they are playing music loudly; they have left a mess when they leave which blows onto her property. She has requested that the District post signs, lock the gate and place a trash can near the basketball court. Mr. Kurt responded that he will address her concerns.

Paul Schoenegge addressed the Board regarding the Castalia Cold Creek Festival. He requested access to the High School Gymnasium in case the Queen program needs to be moved inside if it rains; they would like to use the Cross Country course to have their 5k run if they cannot work things out with the Ohio Department of Transportation; he thanked Mr. Bodey for allowing the festival use his vacant lot.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt introduced an amendment to his report under Personnel Actions Classified staff, adding number 4, accepting the retirement of Paulette Biglin effective July 1, 2012.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution Number 11-12-56 to approve expenditures that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-57, to request the Erie County Auditor to certify the estimated property tax revenue from the renewal of the District's 1.50 mill Permanent Improvement tax levy for the August 7, 2012 Special Election; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Hammond led a discussion on the replacement of the boiler system hot water lines that extend into the band and choir rooms in the High School. We will need to replace the pipes in the band; however in doing so we need to have the asbestos material which is wrapped around the pipes removed a qualified hazardous waste removal organization. We have met with our consultant, Brett Brumbaugh and he has prepared specifications to send out to the qualifying organizations. The specifications call for three options, A. to remove the asbestos in the band room only, B. removed the asbestos in the band room, the choir room, and the offices in between, and C. remove the asbestos from the band, choir rooms, the offices and the hallway leading to this area. The bids to do option C may exceed the competitive bidding threshold; therefore we have prepared resolution 11-12-58 requesting the Board to take the necessary steps to procure the asbestos removal process.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-58 to authorize the procurement of asbestos removal services at the High School; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Bodey to adopt Board Resolution 11-12-59 to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year 2012; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

No new business was presented.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

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

Connie Kromer – Special Ed Aide – 1 year 2012-13;
Sandra Martin – Special Ed Aide – 1 year 2012-13;
Julie Guerrero – Special Ed Aide – 1 year 2012-13;
Trisha Simecek – Superintendent's Secretary – 1 yr.2012-13;
Richard Meyer – Custodian – Continuing Contract;
Rebecca Kuns – Cook – 1 year 2012-2013;
Arnold Hamilton – Bus Driver – Continuing Contract;
Debra McEowen – Bus Driver – 1 year 2012-13;
Mark Stacy – Bus Driver – Continuing Contract;
Lois Young – Bus Driver – 1 year 2012-2013;

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 approve the employment of the following substitutes:

Steven Snyder – Transportation, and
Mari Welty – Lunchroom;

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

Notion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to employ the following Summer Workers:

Andrew McGory – 6th year at $8.45/hr.
Adam Rice – 4th year at $8.45/hr., and
Dylan Rohrbacher – 2nd year at $8.00/hr.

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

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. McMahon to accept the resignation of Paulette Biglin; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Kurt stated that Paulette has served the district for 32 years. She has helped many students over the years. She will be missed.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon seconded by Mr. Bodey, to approve the following employment contracts for the 2012-13 School Year:

Abby Abernathy – 2 year 2012–2014;
Jeanine Adams – 3 year 2012-2015;
Dana Belak – 1 year 2012-13;
Janis Cheek – 2 year 2012-2014;
Robert Hawn – 1 year 2012-2013;
Ashley Kwiatkowski – 2 year 2012-14;
Susan Miller – 1 year 2012-13;
Tranette Novak – Continuing contract;
Brittany Pickett – 1 year 2012-13; and
Robert Sartor – 2 year 2012-14;

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

Old Business:

Mr. Lippert wanted to know the status of the Girls Golf Incentive Scholarships for this year. Mr. Kurt responded that there will be three $250 scholarships from the Girls Golf team fundraisers.

Informational Items:

Mr. Hammond informed the Board that he has been invited to the Townsend Alumni Annual Dinner to be held on Saturday May 5, 2012. He has been asked to give an update on the status of the Townsend Building.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into executive session to prepare for and review negotiations with the Certified and Classified staff bargaining units; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mrs. Lonnie Siesel addressed the Board concerned about post secondary extra credit and that Margaretta graduates are not being prepared properly for post secondary education.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:49 p.m. with Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond present during the executive session.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, the board returned from executive session at 8:23 p.m.; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 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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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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