2010-12-20 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 20, 2010.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday December 20, 2010 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Lippert called the meeting to order with roll call. All present except Mr. Stark was absent.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, second by Mr. Myers, to approve the minutes from the November 15, 2010 Regular Board Meeting; Roll Call: All present aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the financial position of the district is where he expected the district to be at through November. In the General Fund, the district has received $742,872 more than what was spent through November. The fund balance as of November was $1,066,762.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Hammond introduced Ron Thomas and Ray Robinson from H.E.A.T. Solutions. Ron and Ray made a presentation on House Bill 264 Energy Conservation Programs and, specifically, a proposal for improvements which could be made at the High School and Elementary facilities. The improvements would reduce energy cost and create maintenance efficiencies that would pay for the improvement costs. Mr. Hammond recommends that at this time the Board's Facilities committee meet with H.E.A.T. and formalize a plan to be presented in the near future.

Mr. Kurt introduced Jodi Conley and Paul Schroeder from Sure Energy who made a presentation on the energy generated at the Elementary from the Wind Turbine. Mr. Schroeder stated that the turbine has generated over 38,000 Kilowatts of energy to the building, which is estimated to save the district approximately $4,000 in reduced electric bills. Mrs. Conley presented the Board a model of a wind turbine as a gift in appreciation of the support for the project.

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the status of the Race to the Top Federal Grant and on the Ohio Improvement Process. Mr. Kurt stated that the Board's Permanent Improvement committee met in the week prior to the board. The committee reviewed projects that have been completed; listed and prioritized projects that need to be completed. The committee also discussed the need to have the Permanent Improvement levy addressed in November, 2011.

Public Participation:

Kim Miller addressed the Board stating that a family has experienced a house fire and are in need of many things including food, clothing, and household goods. She said that the high school is taking up a collection for the family.

Mr. Lippert thanked the efforts of Jean Smith and all those who volunteered to assist with Project Share. He mentioned that this year 75 families were given gifts for Christmas.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt stated that in his report, he has included a Board Resolution to approve the Margaretta music students to attend an event in New York City.

Treasurer's Report:

Mr. Hammond mentioned that the statutes require the Board to conduct an organizational meeting within the first fifteen calendar days of the new year. Motion by Mr. Bodey, second by Mr. Myers to approve Board Resolution number 10-11-24 to set the Organizational Meeting on Tuesday January 11, 2011 beginning at 5:00 p.m.; Roll call: All present aye.

Mr. Hammond explained to the Board that back in December 2007, the Board passed a resolution to "advance" $40,000 into the Building Improvement fund with the intention to return the funds if not needed. The funds were needed and now the Auditor of State is recommending that the Board resolve to amend the resolution to change the advance to a fund transfer.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Rankin, to adopt Board Resolution number 10-11-25 to amend Board Resolution 07-08-37 reflecting the change from an Advance to a Transfer of $40,000 to the Building Improvement Fund; Roll Call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve the purchase of a new School Bus from Myers Equipment Corporation at a net cost of $74,989.00; Roll call: All present aye.

Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

No new business from the Superintendent.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to approve the following:

Karen Cyr – Lunchroom Substitute;
Matt Johnson – Varsity Softball Coach at Level 5; and
Rob Watson – Varsity Baseball Coach at Level 4;

Roll call: All present aye.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Amanda Wahl as a Student Teacher with Mrs. Bramel for twenty (20) hours;

Roll Call: All present aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Bodey, to approve the following supplemental contracts:

Shannon Bramel – Varsity Girls Track Coach at Level 2;
John Zang – Varsity Boys Track Coach at Level 6;
Lindsay Miller – Junior High Girls Track Coach at Level 5; and
Sarah Roan – Junior High Boys Track Coach at Level 3;

Roll Call: Mr. Bodey, Mr. Myers and Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Lippert abstained.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, second by Mr. Bodey, to approve the following administrators and supervisors for a two-year contract:

Keith Bonnigson – High School Principal 8/1/11 – 7/31/13;
Troy Roth – Assistant HS Principal/Athletic Director 8/1/11
- 7/31/13;
Mark Freeh – Technology Coordinator 8/1/2011 – 7/31/13;
Peggy Kiser – Food Services Supervisor 8/1/11 – 7/31/13;
LeRoy Carroll – Transportation Supervisor 8/1/11 – 7/31/13;
Doug Schoewe – Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
8/1/11 – 7/31/13; and
Deanna Faber – EMIS Coordinator – part time 8/1/11 –
7/31/13;

Roll Call: All present aye.

Old Business:

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Bodey, to approve Board Resolution number 10-11-26 approving the Margaretta Music students to attend a trip to New York City; Roll Call: All present aye.

Informational Items:

Mr. Lippert wished all in attendance a happy and joyful holiday season.

Motion by Mr. Bodey, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to enter executive session to discuss a pending legal matter and contract negotiations; Roll call: All present aye.

The Board convened into Executive Session at 8:25 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Rankin, the Board return to regular session; Roll Call: All present aye.

The Board returned from Executive Session at 9:13 p.m.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, second by Mr. Bodey, to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the board; Roll call: All present aye.

Meeting adjourned at 9:14 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer/Business Manager

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