2011-12-21 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 21, 2011.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 21, 2011 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Bodey called the meeting to order with roll call:
Mr. Stark: present,
Mr. Lippert: present,
Mr. Myers: present,
Mr. Rankin: present, and
Mr. Bodey: present.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Rankin, to approve the minutes from the November 21, 2011 Regular Board Meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond mentioned that within the schedule of paid bills, there was a $40,000 advance to Townsend Community School which should be repaid after the first of the new year now that Townsend Community School has received their first payment from the State, and a payment towards the purchase of a used dump truck which will be paid off over three years. The total purchase price was $41,820 for a 2010 Ford F350 truck with a diesel engine, 9 foot dump bed and a snow plow. Mr. Hammond reported that we sold the old dump truck to Townsend Township in Huron County for $11,257.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt gave Board an update on Race to the Top and the Ohio Improvement Process. He mentioned that the State was a recipient of additional Race to the Top funding. Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of Townsend Community School stating that Townsend Community School now has 141 students enrolled, far exceeding the anticipated number of enrollees. Five of the 141 students are Margaretta School District residents. Townsend School received their first payment from the State and it exceeded $200,000.

Public Participation:

No public participation occurred at the meeting.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

There were no additional items or amendments to the agenda.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopting Board Resolution number 11-12-30 to approve expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; Roll call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the statutes require the Board to conduct an organizational meeting within the first fifteen calendar days of the new year. Motion by Mr. Lippert, second by Mr. Rankin to approve Board Resolution number 11-12-31 to set the Organizational Meeting on Monday January 9, 2012 beginning at 5:30 p.m.; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the purchase of a new School Bus from Myers Equipment Corporation at a net cost of $70,011.00; Roll call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

No new business from the Superintendent.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Amber Curliss as a student observer for Mrs. Wurzel's Language Arts class from January 10 through February 17, 2012 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.; and to approve the following volunteers:

Bob Avila – Varsity Wrestling,
Sarah Fultz – Student Observation in the Science Department, and
Doug Wagner – Swimming;

Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Lois Young as a Bus Driver; Roll Call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

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

Robert Watson – Varsity Baseball Coach,
Jim Johnson – J.V. Baseball Coach,
Carl James – Assistant Varsity Softball Coach,
Courtney Parr – J.V. Softball Coach,
Greg Siesel – Assistant Varsity Boys Track Coach, and
Larry Lippert – Assistant Varsity Girls Track Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: abstain; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

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

Robert Staley – Bus Driver, pending completion of all State and local requirements, and
Dennis Rasnick – Bus Driver, pending completion of all State and local requirements;

Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Certified Staff:

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

Chris Miller – Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach,
John Zang – Varsity Boys Track Coach,
Shannon Bramel – Varsity Girls Track Coach, and
Lindsay Miller – Junior High Girls Track Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: abstain, Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Lippert, to approve the employment of Susan Miller as Grades 3 & 5 Intervention Specialist pending completion of all state and local requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Old Business:

There was no old business pending with the Board of Education.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt presented a letter of appreciation from Keith Bonnigson who is retiring from the District at the end of the calendar year. Mr. Hammond told the Board that the State legislature has resolve to eliminate the June primary and restored the August Special Election date for calendar year 2012.

Mr. Kurt and Mr. Bodey thanked Mike Myers for his twelve years as a Board member and Roger Stark for his four years as a Board member.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to enter executive session to discuss a pending legal matter and contract negotiations; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

The Board convened into Executive Session at 5:48 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Rankin, the Board return to regular session; Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

The Board returned from Executive Session at 6:13 p.m.

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

Meeting adjourned at 6:14 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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