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2011-06-10 Board Minutes (Special)


The Margaretta Board of Education met in special session at 7:00 A.M. on June 10, 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 stated that on Monday June 6, 2011 the Margaretta Teachers' Association did ratify a two year contract commencing September 1, 2011 and terminating August 31, 2013. Mr. Kurt distributed the items within the contract that the teachers union has agreed to change with the enactment of the new contract. In summary, the teachers have agreed to a 0% increase on the base salary, will forgo step increases and will contribute 15% of the cost of the medical, dental and vision insurance premiums effective September 1, 2011. In return for agreeing to these issues, the teachers would receive a $50,000 term life insurance policy and most of the restrictions on two personal leave days would be lifted.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to agree to enter into a two year labor agreement with the Margaretta Teachers' Association for the period September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2013 under the terms and conditions resulting from negotiations; Roll call: all aye, except Mr. Lippert abstained.

Mr. Hammond led a discussion on a First Energy rebate program that would provide the district $0.80 per kilowatt saved by upgrading lamps and fixtures throughout the district. Mr. Hammond stated that the rebate proposal was part of the House 264 proposal presented last month by Heat Solutions. Mr. Hammond presented the Board with three options that he is aware of that would accommodate this rebate program. We need to have an assessment of all the lighting fixtures throughout the district which could be done as part of House Bill 264 project, a company by the name of Palmer Conservation Consultants could prepare the documents and perform the assessment or we could do the assessment with our staff and complete the forms with the assistance of Palmer or another organization. The application deadline for the project is October 2011. If approved, we would have to have all work completed within ninety days.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into a consultant agreement with Palmer Conservation Consulting to perform a lighting assessment, to make recommendations for implementing all or portion of the project and to assist with the application process for energy rebates with First Energy; roll call: all ayes.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to enter into executive session to discuss negotiations with the classified union; Roll call: all ayes.

The board convened into executive session at 7:26 A.M.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Myers, the board entered open special meeting; Roll call: all ayes. The board entered the special meeting at 7:48 A.M.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark, to adjourn having no further business before the board; Roll call: all ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 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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