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2011-07-07 Board Minutes (Special)


The Margaretta Board of Education met in special session at 7:00 A.M. on July 7, 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

Superintendent's Report

Mr. Kurt introduced Pete Bartkoviak, former Superintendent of London Academy, London, Ohio. Mr. Kurt explained to the Board the concept of a conversion school. He mentioned that the Board sponsored the Margaretta and Townsend Academy several years ago and they were not permitted to open the schools as being proposed due to a moratorium on non-traditional charter schools at the time. Currently, the moratorium on the opening of non-traditional charter school has been lifted. Mr. Kurt is recommending the Board take action to sponsor two new community charter schools – Townsend North and Townsend South.

Mr. Bartkoviak and Mr. Kurt answered the Board questions on the start up of these two charter schools. They explained the need in this area for a conversion school, where Townsend North would service the students from the surrounding area; and Townsend South would service students from the areas serviced by London Academy. London Academy is considering only serving students who reside in the London School District. There would need to be at a minimum, twenty-five students enrolled in each school district in order for the schools to get started.

Townsend North may be able to serve students at the Townsend School building. The student population would be high school aged students who are in need of a non-traditional school setting in order to graduate.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark, to approve Board Resolution 11-12-01 to sponsor and enter into an agreement with the Townsend North Community School District; Roll call: all ayes.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Board Resolution 11-12-02 to sponsor and enter into an agreement with the Townsend South Community School District; Roll call: all ayes, except Mr. Rankin voted nay.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Stark to adjourn the meeting having no further before the Board; Roll call: all ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 7:18 A.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Mark Bodey
President of the Board

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer/Business Manager


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

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