2012-01-23 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON JANUARY 23, 2012.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in Regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday January 23, 2012 at the Administrative Offices.

Mrs. McMahon called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Hammond to take the roll:

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 the January 9, 2012 Organizational Meeting; Roll call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Financial Report/Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond reported that the financial position of the district as of December 31, 2011 is on target for what was anticipated at the half way point of the fiscal year.

Board and Staff Reports

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress being made with the Ohio Improvement Process and the implementation of the District's Continuous Improvement Plan. He also mentioned the use of the Federal Race to the Top Grant as being a contribution to the advancement of the Improvement process. He mentioned that the State of Ohio is exploring obtaining a waiver from the Federal No Child Left Behind Act to provide local school district flexibility with Federal Grant funds. Mr. Kurt reported that Townsend Community School has 163 students enrolled, with 45 of those students being handicapped and on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). So far the Community School has had over 1,600 exams completed by their students and have graduated eleven (11) students.

Public Participation

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda

No changes to the agenda were presented.

Treasurer's Report

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Resolution No. 11-12-41 authorizing the Treasurer to pay certain bills that exceed $3,000 that have met the "Then and Now" provision of the statutes; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Superintendent's Report

New Business

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mrs. Kelble, to approve Resolution No. 11-12-42, changing Board Policy # 5112, Entrance Requirements for entrance into Kindergarten at age five (5) from August 1st to September 30th, effective with the 2012-13 School Year; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Mr. Kurt led a discussion on the converting Board policies from a paper format to an electronic version to be maintained on the District's website. The advantage will be that Board, administration, staff, parents and the general public will have access to the Board's policy on-line and subjects and topics will be easy to search via the software which will be used to support the information. There is a one-time installation fee of $4,000 and a $500 maintenance fee for the software.

Motion by Mrs. McMahon, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to authorize the conversion of Board Policies from a paper version to an on-line application; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Personnel Actions

Classified:

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Tom Link as a Volunteer for Varsity Boys Basketball and to enter into a supplemental contract with Tom Crawford as Assistant Jr. High Boys Track Coach; Roll Call: Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

Certified:

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

Brittany Pickett - Asst. Jr. High Girls Track,
Robert Sartor – Jr. High Boys Track,
Erica Grahl- Entry Year Mentor, and
Marnie Hallet-Szymanski – Lead Mentor;

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

Old Business

There was no Old Business presented.

Informational Items/Correspondences

Mr. Kurt mentioned that on Saturday January 28, 2012 the Board has scheduled a work session that will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Board Room. The meeting is open to the public and the Board will be given an update on the financial status of the District as well as an update on the academic areas currently being addressed.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to move into Executive session for the purpose to discuss a pending legal matter before the Board with no business to follow; Roll Call: Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board moved into Executive Session at 7:22 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin to return to Open Session was made. Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mrs. Kelble: aye; Mrs. McMahon: aye.

The Board returned to Open Session at 8:05 p.m.

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 8:07 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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