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MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION (BOE) SPECIAL MEETING OF AUGUST 15, 2018.
The Margaretta Board of Education met in special session at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at the Administrative Offices.
Mr. Warner called the regular meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. requesting roll call by Mrs. Keegan:
Mr. Miller: Present
Mr. Schoenegge: Present
Mr. Sutorius: Present
Mrs. Yetter: Present
Mr. Warner: Present.
Approval of the Minutes
Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve the minutes from the July 25, 2018 Regular BOE Meeting; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
Introduction of Additional Items to Agenda
Mr. Warner stated that he had a conflict for the Monday August 20, 2018 regularly scheduled Board meeting. After checking calendars, the Board was able to move it to Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Mock informed the Board of additional items of new business to approve several personnel items (see details below) and to vote on the SRO contract. This will be voted on during the personnel action portion of the meeting and the Treasurers Report.
Motion by Mr. Sutorius seconded by Mrs. Yetter to approve resolution number 18-19-04, to approve the Shared Service Agreement with TCS for the Margaretta School Psychologist and Science Teacher for the current fiscal year of 2018/2019; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
Motion by Mr. Miller seconded by Mr. Schoenegge on Resolution number 18-19-07, to modify authorized signatory personnel for the Civista Bank Accounts and to increase the petty cash balance from $2,000 to $5,000; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
There was discussion surrounding the renewal of the SRO contract. In particular, the contract last year was structured as 5 ½ hours per day and the Village is requesting an 8 hour per day contract, with the same hourly rate. After some discussion, the Board had requested to amend the Village contract to 7 hours (7:30-2:30), which would cover the full day of student class time. There was no further discussion. Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 18-19-07 as revised, to renew the contract with Castalia Village to provide School Resource Officer (SRO) at the High School/Middle School for the Board amended time of 7 hours (7:30-2:30) per day during the 2018/19 school year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
Mr. Mock also added a report out of the August 14th Ohio Department of Education (ODE) meeting that was held at the request of ODE to address concerns and questions about TCS operations. Mr. Mock stated that ODE said that the meeting was design to be fact finding and for ODE to gain an understanding of Townsend’s structure. Some of ODE’s questions were centered around the ‘Brick and Mortar School’ designation for TCS, How they account for hours and FTE (Full Time Equivalent) students, students physical attendance at the TCS building, How they track truancy, questions about the blended learning concept, multiple locations outside of the TCS building in Castalia, submitting Open Assurances for all locations and not just TCS, TCS’ documentation of withdrawn students, etc.
Mr. Mock also informed the Board that the first home football game will be played at Bellevue on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. due to a delay in receiving the completed and installed bleachers.
Mr. Mock informed the Board that he and Mrs. Keegan met with ODE, David Michel, relative to the District’s deficit. Currently the forecasted deficit is $(642,303) in 2020. Mr. Michel informed us that the District is classified in a Precautionary Status, due to our deficit in 2020. Mr. Mock asked Mr. Michel if ODE could authorize a District Performance Audit to help the District identify where we needed to cut.
Mr. Mock also informed the Board that he and Mrs. Keegan met with the legal firm of Bricker and Eckler LLP to discuss our 5 year forecast and review strategies on how to alleviate the situation and also how to fund the potential new facilities. Mr. Mock asked the legal firm if we could potentially borrow against the future Nexus tax revenue. This meeting was to gather all of the District’s pertinent information and they will get back to us on next possible steps.
Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve the hiring of Bill Jacoby (classified staff) as Intermittent Groundskeeper; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to approve Volunteer Coaches Certified: Angie Miller-Cheerleading, Jamie Bonnigson-Cheerleading, Marnie Hallett Szymanski-JH Cross Country and Classified: Abbey Yates-JV & Varsity Softball, Scott Bauer and Todd Moore and Jim Bodey-for JH Football. As well as Classified Coaches: Kathy Yausey-Freshman Volleyball, Chris Leibacher-Head 8th Grade Football, David Miller-Assistant 7th Grade Football; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
Mr. Mock reintroduced the team of Fanning-Howey to the Board. Their team presented how they would approach the project, engage the community, stay on budget, analyze current building costs against long-term energy savings, facilitate potential bond campaigns, etc. The Board then had an opportunity to ask questions of the team.
Mr. Mock then reintroduced the team of MKC to the Board. Their team presented how they would approach the project and reviewed engagement of the community, small group approach, stay on budget, position their projections and budgets to help facilitate Bid-Day savings, etc. The Board then had an opportunity to ask questions of the team.
Motion by Mrs. Yetter seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the Board; Roll call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
The Board adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
School Board Members
Mr. Kent Miller, Vice President
Mr. Paul Schoenegge
Mr. Brian Sutorius
Mr. Andrew Warner, President
Mrs. Mandi Yetter
Mr. Dennis Mock, Superintendent
Mrs. Diane Keegan, Treasurer
Margaretta Board of Education
305 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: (419) 684-5322
Fax: (419) 684-9003