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2011-08-15 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 15, 2011.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 15, 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:
Mr. Bodey: Present.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Lippert, to approve the minutes from the July 18, 2011 Regular Meetings; 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 financial reports in the agendas reflect the first month of the new fiscal year and that all the information is as expected.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of the Race to the Top Federal Grant Program and the Ohio Improvement Process. Mr. Kurt mentioned that the District Leadership Team met on August 5, 2011 as part of each of these programs.

Public Participation:

Andy Ouriel, a reporter from the Sandusky Register asked the Board and Superintendent to give him an update on the status of the Conversion School (Townsend North Community School) and on the subject of school district consolidation. Mr. Kurt informed the reporter that the Community School is pending the filing of certain documents with the Ohio Department of Education and the enrollment of at least 25 students prior to opening the school. He told the reporter that currently we have received over fifteen inquiries from families and students interested in attending the community school.

The Board, Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond updated the history of the conversation on consolidation of school districts and stated that they have not heard from a single resident interested in moving the process forward. Mr. Hammond stated that it appears as though the Sandusky Register is the only interested party at this time.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested to modify the agenda adding under New Business item number 4 approving the graduation of Torey Welk with the Class of 2011; under Personnel Actions Classified item number 7 add David Rudolph as a volunteer for the Football program, item number 8 add Robert Gannett as Agricultural Education Field Experience, item number 5 remove proposed amendment of Assistant Athletic Director; under Personnel Actions Certified remove item number 4 amending the Assistant Athletic Director.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark to approve Board Resolution number 11-12-08, approving expenditures in excess of $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirement; 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 approve Board Resolution number 11-12-09 entering into a depository agreement with Citizens Banking Company for a five year period commencing September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2016; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Stark: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Myers: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye.

Mr. Hammond led a discussion on a proposed Energy Conservation Grant available through First Energy that would upgrade lighting fixtures throughout the district whereby First Energy will provide partial funding for the capital investment and the district would experience energy savings by the reduced amount of kilowatt hours that the new fixtures and lamps would generate. The district has been working with Palmer Conservation Consultant who has prepared a preliminary assessment for all the buildings in the district. The proposed project would cost an estimated $178,423 and would qualify for a First Energy Grant estimated to be $97,176. The estimated net cost to the district would be $81,247 which would be paid back in energy savings at less than eighteen months based upon estimated current annual electric usage.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution number 11-12-10 to authorize the Treasurer to advertise and pursue the procurement from electric service providers a proposal to renovate the district's lighting fixtures and provide the appropriate lamps and materials; 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. Lippert, to adopt changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum to the new State standards; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Myers: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Stark: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the Elementary, Middle School and High School Student Handbooks and the Middle School and High School Faculty Handbooks for the 2011-12 School Year as presented; 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 approve the use of the book "The Kite Runner" as part of the 12th Grade Advanced Placement Literature and Composition class for the 2011-12 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Stark: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Myers: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Myers, to approve the graduation of Torey Welk with the Class of 2011, having met all the State and Local requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Stark, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Myers: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Rankin to employee Stephen Knowles as a Substitute Bus Driver pending meeting all State and Local requirements, custodian Rhonda Neill effective August 1, 2011, and accept the resignation of Carol "Suzie" Stephens as a Cook; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Myers: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Stark: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark to approve the employment of Vickie Bluhm as Cook and to increase the hours of Kristine McCullough from a six hour Cook position to a 6 ½ hour Cook position; Roll Call: Mr. Myers: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Stark: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Myers, to amend the Supplemental contracts Mandy Dauch from the 7th Grade Volleyball Coach to the 8th Grade Volleyball Coach and Courtney Parr from the 8th Grade Volleyball Coach to the 7th Grade Volleyball Coach; and to amend the contract levels for the following Supplemental contracts previously approved by the Board:

Mark Freeh – Varsity Golf Coach to Level 3,
Thomas Crawford – Freshman Football Coach to Level 3,
Jim Johnson – 7th Grade Assistant Football to Level 1,
Kurri Lewis – Girls Varsity Soccer Coach to Level 2, and
Rob Watson – 7th Grade Football Coach to Level 1;

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

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark, to approve Todd Spore to shadow Mr. Hammond as part of his certification as a School Treasurer, Warren Huber as 7th and 8th Grade Football Volunteer, David Rudolph as a Varsity Football Equipment Volunteer, and Robert Gannett for Early Field Experience in Vocational Agriculture with Mr. Kremer;

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

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin to amend the contract levels for the following Supplemental contracts previously approved by the Board:

Robert Sartor – Assistant Freshman Football to Level 2,
Mike Yantz – Assistant Jr. High Swimming to Level 4,
Keven Wise – Assistant Varsity Football to Level 3,
Sara Roan – Jr. High Cross Country to Level 3,
Marnie Szymanski – Jr. High Swimming to Level 1,
Robert Sartor – Jr. High Wrestling to Level 2,
Brittany Pickett – JV Girls Basketball to Level 1, and
Kathy Day – Varsity Volleyball Coach to Level 4;

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

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Stark to approve the following supplemental contracts for extended days:

Kevin Kremer – 60 extended days for Vo-Ag,
Heather Lott – 15 extended days for HS Guidance,
Carolyn Cook – 15 extended days for HS Guidance,
Jackie Yambert – 20 extended days for the Libraries,
Heather Wiley – 5 extended days for Elementary Guidance,
Adam Reardon – 9 extended days for Instrumental Music,
Amanda Reardon – 6 extended days for Vocal Music, and
Rock Farlow – 8 ext. days for Career Based Intervention; and

to issue a supplemental contract to Kathy Hall for Special Education Supervisor;

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

Old Business:

None.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt mentioned to the Board that the Staff Day Breakfast will be held on Monday August 29, 2011 at 7:30 in the High School Gymnasium and the Board members were invited to attend.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Myers, to enter into executive session to discuss 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 7:37 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Stark, the board returned from executive session at 8:49 p.m. Roll call: Mr. Stark: aye, Mr. Lippert: aye, Mr. Myers: aye, Mr. Rankin: aye, Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Stark, second by Mr. Lippert 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 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer/Business Manager

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School Board Members

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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