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2012-03-19 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 19, 2012.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday March 19, 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. Lippert to approve the minutes from February 27, 2012 Regular Meeting as amended, correcting for a typo on page C; 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 told the Board that the financial position of the General Fund is better than expected due to an increase in the funds coming from Columbus for Open Enrollment into the District up from last Fiscal Year and a full tax collection on the new Emergency Property tax levy. This will help the financial position of the District despite having to payout twenty-seven (27) payrolls within the Fiscal Year which is one pay period more than normal.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt introduced 5th Grade teacher Kathy Day and several 5th Grade students, Jake Kromer, Grace Bias, Conner Cooksey, Rockell Kuns, and Ty Paul, who reported on the NASA educational experience. The 5th Grade teachers prepared a slide show presentation to share with the audience during the student reports. The students reported on the simulation of being in a Space Center during a space flight. The Board was pleased with the report and happy that the District had the opportunity to provide the valuable learning opportunity.

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) and Race to the Top professional development programs. He then provided the Board with a written summary from the Townsend Community School which now has 251 students enrolled through March 19, 2012. Mr. Kurt informed the Board that Townsend is on target to graduate approximately 40 students this June.

Public Participation:

Mr. Ryan Spicer, Girls Golf Coach, asked the Board if some of the funds raised by the Girls Golf program could be used for scholarships for the graduating members of the Girls Golf team. Mr. Spicer was instructed to contact Mr. Kurt to setup a meeting to determine how this could occur and to what extent Mr. Spicer could have input on the selection of the scholarship.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that in his report under Personnel Action Certified Staff, to add another item, number 2, accepting the resignation for retirement purposes from Cynthia Norman.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Bodey to adopt Board Resolution Number 11-12-53, to approve expenditures in excess of $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 Mrs. Kelble to adopt Board Resolution Number 11-12-54, to renew the contract with NOECA to provide data processing support for the 2012-2013 school year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-55, to renew the contract with Lorain County Educational Services Center to provide Special Education supervision and support services for the 2012-13 school year; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert to approve the additional recommended Classroom Literature for the High School in the 2012-13 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to accept the resignation of Carl James as Assistant Varsity Softball Coach; 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 amend the employment contract of Courtney Parr from JV Softball Coach to Assistant Varsity Softball Coach; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to accept the resignation for the purpose of retirement from Julie Gardner Office Aide at the High School effective June 7, 2012; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to approve the Leave of Absence for one year requested by Kristen Gray, Title I teacher at the Elementary; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mrs. McMahon, to accept the resignation for retirement purpose requested by Cynthia Norman, Kindergarten teacher effective September 1, 2012; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Old Business:

There was no pending business before the Board.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt told the Board that the Ohio Department of Education in collaboration with the Ohio School Board has proposed a new School Evaluation system whereby School Districts across the State would receive a letter grade for their academic performance. Based upon the preliminary analysis prepared by the ODE, Margaretta Local Schools would have received the highest letter grade when compared to the other Erie County School systems, an overall B grade with an A in Annual Yearly Progress.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to enter into executive session for the purpose defined in Section 121.22 of the Revised Code, employment of public employee; Roll call: Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:45 p.m. with Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond present during the executive session.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Bodey, the Board returned from executive session at 8:34 pm. Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mrs. Kelble: aye, Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mr. Lippert 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 8:35 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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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