2011-04-25 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 25, 2011.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday April 25, 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 March 28, 2011 Regular Meeting as presented; Roll call: all ayes.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond commented that the district's revenue is up in excess of $600,000 from local taxes compared to last year at the time due to the new levy approved last August.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt gave the Board an update on the Ohio Improvement Process which is focused on improving academic progress of our special education and economically challenged students.

Public Participation:

There were questions raised from the audience regarding why Soccer games are not being played on the Football field; why we do not collect fees to attend some sporting events; and a lengthy discussion on the transition of 6th grade to the middle school. Mr. Kurt invited the Board and audience members to attend a meeting on the 6th grade to be held on Thursday May 5 starting at 7:00 in the High School gymnasium.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt introduced an amendment to his report under Personnel Actions Certified staff, correcting the date of retirement for Keith Bonnigson from August 1, 2011 to December 30, 2011.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution Number 10-11-47 to approve expenditures that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Myers: abstain; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin to adopt Board Resolution number 10-11-48, to authorize the Treasurer to make budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year; Roll Call: all ayes.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Myers to adopt Board Resolution 10-11-49 to make inter-fund transfers for the current fiscal year; Roll call: all ayes.

Mr. Hammond then presented a resolution to request the Erie County Auditor to certify the tax revenue generated from a renewal of the district's 7.75 mill current expense levy that is expiring this year. Mr. Hammond explained that the filing deadline for the August 2, 2011 Special Election is the day after the May Election. He went on to explain that the resolution presented does not place the renewal levy on the August ballot; it is a preliminary step necessary to have a certificate from the Auditor with the ballot resolution. The board could hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 4th to take action on the renewal levy.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert to adopt Board Resolution 10-11-50 to request the Erie County Auditor to certify the amount of property tax revenue generated from the Renewal of an existing 7.75 mill Current Expense Levy on August 2, 2011 Special Election; Roll Call: all ayes.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark to adopt Board Resolution 10-11-51 to enter into an agreement with the Lorain County Educational Services Center to provide special education services to the district for the 2011-2012 school year; Roll Call: all ayes.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to employ the following:

Connie Kromer – Special Ed Aide – 1 year 2011-12;
Sandra Martin – Special Ed Aide – 1 year 2011-12;
Trisha Simecek – Superintendent's Secretary – 1 yr. 2011-12;
Richard Meyer – Custodian – Continuing Contract;
Lori Arnold – Bus Driver – Continuing Contract;
Arnold Hamilton – Bus Driver – 1 year 2011-12;
Debra McEowen – Bus Driver – 1 year 2011-12;
Mark Stacy – Bus Driver – 1 year 2011-12;
Melissa Taylor – Bus Driver – Continuing Contract;

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

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Rankin to approve the following supplemental contracts:

Sherry Bodey – JV/Varsity Cheerleading Advisor Level 5;
Karyn Barnette – Jr. High Cheerleading Advisor Level 4;
Jim O'Brien – Varsity Assistant Football Coach Level 5;
Tom Crawford – Freshman Football Coach Level 4;
Rob Watson – 7th Grade Football Coach Level 2;
Jim Johnson – Assistant 7th Grade Football Coach Level 2;
Mark Freeh – Varsity Boys Golf Coach Level 4;
Ryan Spicer – Varsity Girls Golf Coach Level 5;
Kurri Lewis – Girls Soccer Coach Level 3;
Greg Siesel – Assistant Cross Country Coach Level 5;
Joe Groscot – Varsity Swimming Coach Level 6; and
Holly Miller – Assistant Varsity Swimming Coach Level 6;

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

Notion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark, to employ the following Summer Swim Workers:

Trent Balduff – Lifeguard;
Natalie Braun – Lifeguard;
Alison Howard – Lifeguard;
Christy Miller – Lifeguard;
Noah Stanley – Lifeguard;
Katie Orshoski – Instructor; and
Jerrid Tucker – Instructor;

Roll Call: All ayes.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to accept the resignation of Kenneth Trimarche, Bus Driver, and to employ the following substitutes:

Kristine McCullough - Custodian;
Rhonda Neill - Custodian; and
Kenneth Trimarche – Bus Driver;

Roll Call: all ayes.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Stark to cancel the contract of Mark Brooks, JV Girls Softball Coach, due to lack of players, and to approve Mark Brooks as a Softball Volunteer;

Roll Call: all ayes.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the following employment contracts for the 2011-12 School Year:

Dana Belak – 1 year 2011-12;
Shannon Bramel – Continuing Contract;
Janis Cheek – 1 year 2011-12;
Rocky Farlow – Continuing Contract;
Kristine Gray – Continuing Contract;
Robert Hawn – 1 year 2011-12;
Rebecca Hegemier – 1 year 2011-12;
Eric Kaman – 1 year 2011-12;
Ashley Kwiatkowski – 1 year 2011-12;
Chris Miller – 2 year 2011-13;
Shawn Moses – 2 year 2011-13;
Tranette Novak – 2 year 2011-13;
Amanda Reardon – Continuing Contract;
Robert Sartor – 1 year 2011-12;
Janet Skaggs – 2 year 2011-13; and
Keven Wise – 2 year 2011-13;

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

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2011-12 School Year:

Rock Farlow – Varsity Football Coach Level 6
Keven Wise – Assistant Football Coach Level 4
Luke Weyer – Assistant Football Coach Level 6
Steve Gravenhorst – Assistant Football Coach Level 6
Robert Sartor – Assistant Freshman Football Coach Level 3
Matt Schwan – 8th Grade Football Coach Level 6
John Zang – Varsity Boys Cross Country Coach Level 6
Sarah Roan – Jr. High Cross Country Coach Level 4
Kathy Day – Varsity Volleyball Coach Level 5
Lindsay Miller – JV Volleyball Coach Level 5
Tim Tucker – Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Level 6
Brittany Pickett – JV Girls Basketball Coach Level 2
Keith Taylor – Varsity Wrestling Level 6
Garry Denman – JV Wrestling Coach Level 6
Robert Sartor – Jr. High Wrestling Coach Level 3
Marnie Szymanski – Jr. High Swimming Coach Level 2
Mike Yantz – Assistant Jr. High Swimming Coach Level 5

Roll Call: all ayes.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark, to accept the resignation of Keith Bonnigson effective December 30, 2011; Roll Call: all ayes.

Old Business:

None to report.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt informed the Board that the levy committee has been active in their efforts to encourage voters to support the renewal levy in May. Yard signs are out in the community and the committee is paying for a "One Call" phone message to all parents the weekend prior to the election. The district will be sending out a newsletter with information relative to the state of the schools. Mr. Kurt reminded the Board of the meeting on May 5 at the High School regarding the 6th Grade transitioning into the High School next year. Mr. Hammond asked Mr. Bodey and Mr. Lippert if they would be available for a facilities committee meeting on Thursday, April 28.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter into executive session to prepare for and review negotiations with the Certified and Classified staff bargaining units; Roll Call: all ayes.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:28 p.m. with Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond present during the executive session.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark, the board returned from executive session at 8:14 p.m.; Roll call: all ayes.

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

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Mark Bodey
President of the Board

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Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

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