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2011-09-19 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2011.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday September 19, 2011 at the Administrative Offices to hold its regular meeting.

Mr. Bodey called the meeting to order with roll call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Lippert, to approve the minutes from the August 15, 2011 Regular 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 the schedule of bills, Financial Report, Budget-to-Actual Reports and Energy Cost reports were included under separate cover from the agenda. The reports reflect the first two months of the fiscal year and appear to be in align with financial expectations.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt reported on the status of Race to the Top and the Ohio Improvement Process. Mr. Kurt mentioned that Townsend Community School has over twenty students registered for the conversion school and we need 25 or more to open the school.

Public Participation:

Rusty Holliday stated that he is in favor of the strict dress codes at the High School, however, he wishes that parents would have had more time to prepare for the changes. He also inquired about the ability to walk elementary students to their classroom. Mr. Kurt told him that he will have Mrs. Hurd respond to his concerns.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that the following items be added under his report: under Personal Action Classified, add to item number 1, Kathy Maloney as Lunchroom and Transportation Substitute, item number 4 add Francis Hacker FFA volunteer, add item number 5 to employ Julie Guerrero as Special Education Aide; under Personal Action Certified, add to item number 1, Marnie Szymanski resignation as Junior High Swim Coach, add item number 3 to employ Fran Warner Race to the Top/Ohio Improvement Process Consultant.

Treasurer's Report:

Mr. Hammond updated the Board on the status of the Energy Conservation Grant Project. He stated that they had a bid opening on Thursday September 8 and we received no bids. Upon discussion the Board instructed Mr. Hammond to re-bid the project with the hopes of obtaining bids using a modified bid specification.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Myers, to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-11, to approve expenditures that exceed $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 presented a resolution to adopt the Official Budget for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. By statute, the Official Budget must be approved by the Board within the first 90 days of the Fiscal Year. We have been operating on a Temporary Budget since July 1st. The Budget presented to the Board totals $14,419,302 for all funds, of which the General Operating Fund is $12,211,511. The overall budget reflects an increase of less than 1%, however, the General Fund has increased by nearly 3%. This can be attributed to two factors, the expiration of federal "Stimulus" funding and the addition of an extra pay period falling within this fiscal year.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark, to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-12, adopting the Official Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Mr. Hammond then presented the Districts Five-year Forecast for Fiscal years 2012 through 2016. Mr. Hammond stated that the forecast reflects that the district will have a positive cash balance at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. This is due primarily to the passage of a $1,205,965 Emergency property tax levy in August, 2010 and the approval of the 7.75 mill property tax renewal in August, 2011. The forecast reflects the reduction in State aid and reimbursements of $1.5 million over the first two years and then a steady decline in reimbursement of Tangible Personal Property tax reimbursement over the remaining three years of the forecast. The assumptions in expenditures includes 0% salary increases over two years and 1% over the remaining years due to uncertainty in merit pay provisions approved by the State. Also, the forecast reflects a 5 to 7% increase in health insurance over the five years, and restores the expense to purchase textbooks.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-13, adopting a Five-year Forecast for Fiscal Years 2012 through 2016; Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark, to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-15, approving out-of-state travel for the FFA to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 18 through October 22, 2011; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-16, approving out-of-state travel for the FFA to attend the Keystone International Contest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from October 7 through 9, 2011; Roll Call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Board Resolution number 11-12-17, approving out-of-state travel for Adam Reardon to attend the Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, Illinois from December 15 through 17, 2011 with MARMO splitting the costs of the trip; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Myers, to approve the Elementary Faculty Handbook for the 2011-12 School Year as presented; Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark, to approve the School Bus Routes for the 2011-12 School Year as presented; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the employment of the following substitutes:

David Fultz – Bus Driver (upon completion of state and local requirements),
Donald Paule – Bus Driver (upon the completion of state and local requirements),
Pam Vaccarro - Lunchroom,
Gloria Dorobek – Lunchroom,
Beverly Solze – Lunchroom,
Tracy Strong – Lunchroom, and
Kathy Maloney – Lunchroom and Transportation;

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

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark, to accept the resignation of Kathy Maloney as a Kitchen Helper effective July 1, 2011; and employ Rebecca Kuns as Cook effective August 29, 2011; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the following volunteers:

Jay Muratore – 8th Grade Football
Tom Munk – FFA
Jodi Munk – FFA
John Gysan – FFA
Mandi Lane – FFA
John Steager – FFA
Jeff Meyer – FFA
Theresa Meyer – FFA
Brad Kuns – FFA
Edie Kuns – FFA
Mark Stacy – FFA
Mary Stacy – FFA
Tim Niemeyer – FFA, and
Francis Hacker – FFA;

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

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to employ Julie Guerrero as Special Education Aide; Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to accept the resignations of the following:

Chris Miller – Co-Junior Class Advisor,
Steven Gravenhorst – Social Studies Department Chair, and
Marnie Szymanski – Junior High Swim Coach;

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

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin to employ Jennifer Bordner as 6th Grade Unit Leader with 0 years experience and Fran Warner as Race to the Top/Ohio Improvement Process Consultant limited to 30 days;

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

Old Business:

No old business remained for the board to consider.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the District's status with the Ohio School Facilities Commission. Our time to apply for an OSFC project is getting near. We will need to reply to the State on our interest to request a project prior to June 30, 2012.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to enter into executive session to discuss negotiations; Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:37 p.m.

Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond were requested to attend the executive session by the Board.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Stark, the board returned from executive session at 8:13 p.m. Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 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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