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2018-06-27 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION (BOE) REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 27, 2018.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Warner called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 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 Mrs. Yetter, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve the minutes from the May 21, 2018 Regular BOE Meeting and the Special Board Meeting on May 23, 2018; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills
Mrs. Keegan asked if there was any questions on the schedule of bills and then stated that the financial reports in the agenda reflect the eleventh month of this fiscal year (from July 1 2017 through May 31, 2018). Mrs. Keegan stated that the District’s General Fund revenue was down $(140,589) compared to last year and expenditures were up $(493,060) compared to last year. The primary reason for the revenue being less than last year is the continual phase out of personal property taxes and reduction in state financial aid dollars. The expenditures exceeded general fund revenues by approximately $(80) thousand after the first eleven months of the fiscal year. Last year during the same period, the General Fund revenues exceeded expenditures by approximately $0.6 million, resulting in a deterioration of approximately $(634) thousand from the same year-to-date period last year.

Mrs. Keegan then communicated that she had submitted on June 19, 2018 to the Erie County Budget Commission an Amended Tax Certificate request to add the permanent improvement TAN’s and that the details were included in the Board’s package.

Board and Staff Reports
Townsend Community School’s (TCS) Report
Chris Gasteier, TCS Vice-Principal, asked if there wer any questions about the TCS’s monthly report that was in the Board’s package. Mr. Gasteier then talked about the June 5th graduation and that as of June 13th TCS has graduated 236 students and there are still more in the near future.

TCS Sponsor’s Report
Mr. Hammond, Margaretta/TCS Compliance Officer, then reviewed the Margaretta TCS Sponsor Monthly Report. Mr. Hammond reported out that the District had uploaded the Compliance component to the Ohio Department of Education Epicenter. The District is hoping for 4 points in the upload to help facilitate an effective rating this year. Mr. Hammond also reviewed TCS’s current status of concerns raised at last month’s BOE meeting; new facilities, FTE review, and letter from a concerned teacher. Mr. Hammond then discussed the modification of the shared services contract and the termination of the white building and weight room lease. Mr. Hammond also talked about the transition of Compliance Officer to Drew Grahl effective August 1, 2018.

Public Participation
No public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to Agenda
Mr. Mock informed the Board of an additional item to accept the resignation of Kristi Frank, which was received on June 27, 2018. To be voted on during the personnel action portion of the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report
New Business
Motion by Mr. Miller seconded by Mr. Sutorius on Resolution number 17-18-80, to approve the expenditures that have exceeded the $3,000 threshold of the “then and now” statutory requirements ORC Section 5705.41(d); Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-81, to approve eSchool View education website Software for the School’s website; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-82, to approve a Shared Services Contract with Perkins Local Schools to provide Transition Specialist services to Margaretta students attending North Point Multi-handicapped units at Huron City Schools for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mrs. Yetter, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-83, to approve a contract with the PEP located in Cuyahoga County for the purpose of providing Educational Services to Margaretta students placed in the Positive Education Program (PEP) educational units for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-84, to approve a contract with Suburban School Transportation Company, Inc. to provide special education transportation services on a temporary basis during the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-85, authorizing the Treasurer to make the proposed budget modifications and supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 2017/2018 (as distributed at the meeting); Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-86, authorizing the Treasurer to make the proposed Inter-Fund Transfers of funds for the current fiscal year of 2017/2018 (as revised distribution at the meeting); Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-87, to adopt a Temporary Appropriation measure as proposed for the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year commencing with expenses incurred beginning July 1, 2018; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-88, to approve the renewal of an agreement with One Call Now to provide parent broadcast notification services for the 2018/2019 School Year; Mr. Warner opened it up for any questions and Mr. Sutorius asked about the cost, which was communicated to be $1.35 per student per year or a total charge of $1,746.56 per year. Mrs. Jennifer Moore asked why it wasn’t per household instead of per student. Mr. Mock stated that it is just how they bill us. Mr. Warner then asked for Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

 

Superintendent’s Report:
New Business
Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-89, to approve the July 2018 through June 2020 Memorandum of Understanding & Interagency/Transition Agreement for services for children from birth until kindergarten (including Help Me Grow); Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to adopt Board Resolution number 17-18-90, to approve the Erie County Health Department agreement to provide School Nursing services for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Mr. Mock then presented the first reading of the following policies: Drug Testing Policies and Procedures, Polar Cubs Preschool Parent Program Guide 2018/2019, Margaretta Elementary School Handbook 2018/2019, Margaretta Elementary School Staff Handbook 2018/2019, Draft - Margaretta Junior High/High School Handbook 2018/2019, Draft - Margaretta Junior High/High School Staff Handbook 2018/2019. Mr. Mock asked that the Board pay close attention to the changes in the drug testing policy that was purposed by the committee to change the first offense for a student’s positive test, from the current 20% suspension of the season to be raised to 40% suspension of the current season. Mr. Mock also stated that to date the District has not had a positive drug/alcohol test in the Junior High students, but have in the high school level.

Personnel Actions:
Classified Staff:
Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to correct the following: that we approved two Substitutes in error and approved the same two people as full time at the May 21, 2018 meeting; Therefore we need to rescind the Substitute positions for Natasha McCowan - Kitchen, and Shantelle Brant - Transportation Aide for the 2018/2019 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to amend classification of employee Nicole Blair; Nicole was hired as an Educational Aide as of August 8, 2016. Nicole is not a Special Education Aide as noted on agendas April 17, 2017 and May 21, 2018; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to approve Summer Worker, Shea Lehrer; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Schoenegge, to approve Supplemental Contracts for the 2018/2019 School Year: Mike Brunner - Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Darren Michel - 7th Grade Football Coach, Michael Sabo - 8th Grade Assistant Football Coach, Karen Pooch - Football Equipment/Uniform Manager, Eric Kochendoerfer - Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Dan Hedberg - Girls Reserve Basketball Coach, Derick Bailey - Boys Freshman Basketball Coach, Denny Bailey - Girls Freshman Basketball Coach, Ryan Spicer - Boys 8th Grade Basketball Coach, Gary Brown - Boys 7th Grade Basketball Coach, Greg Wiedenheft - Girls 7th Grade Basketball Coach, Jake Meisler - Boys Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Rob Wiedenheft - Boys Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Ray Neill - Girls Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Joe Cheek - Boys Basketball Equipment/Uniform Manager, Ron Chapman - Varsity Wrestling Coach, Cameron Gessner - Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, Gregg Hedden - Varsity Baseball Coach, David Ball - Reserve Baseball Coach, Scott Dickman - Varsity Softball Coach, Joe Fields - Reserve Softball Coach, Mike Williamson - Assistant Softball Coach, Kasey Parkhurst - Girls Varsity Track Coach, Scott Lehrer - Girls Assistant Varsity Track Coach, Ryan Spicer - Boys Varsity Golf Coach, Kasey Parkhurst - Reserve Volleyball Coach, Kathy Yaussy - Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach, Lauren Pooch – Reserve and Varsity Assistant Cheerleading Advisor, Michelle Cox - Junior High Cheerleading Advisor, Mark Freeh - Assistant Athletic Director, Angela Wiedbrauk -Drill Team Advisor, James Foreman - High School Play Director, Jennifer Morris Cox - 8th Grade Class Advisor, Kim Miller - SADD Advisor, Kim Miller - 8th Grade Trip Advisor; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: abstain, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to non-renew Ross Jenkins’ contract as the Intermittent Groundskeeper; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.
Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve Volunteers for the 2018/2019 School Year: Jeff Todd - Baseball Volunteer, TreGluth - Baseball Volunteer; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Certified Staff
Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to accept Kristi Frank’s, High School Math Teacher, resignation effective for next School Year 2018/2019; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye. Mr. Mock stated that with the help of Mr. Rod Smith, Mrs. Heather Lott, and Mrs. Meyers they were able to figure out how to absorb this math position without a backfill for next year. Mr. Mock thanked the people involved in the analysis of the schedules. This will help the District when addressing the 2020 deficit, where we will be forced to implement additional budget cuts to keep the District in the black.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to amend the previous motion for Certified Contract (stated as non-renewal), should be a Reduction In Force (RIF) for Jackie Yambert’s Certified Contract, Library Specialist, effective end of 2017/2018 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mrs. Yetter, to approve Supplemental Contracts for the 2018/2019 School Year: Todd Polk - Varsity Football Coach, Steve Hofacker - Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Mike Raifsnider - Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Steve Gravenhorst - Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Luke Weyer - Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Steve Keller Jr. - Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, Mike Raifsnider - Boys Reserve Basketball Coach, Ryan Bohn - Girls 8th Grade Basketball Coach, Marnie Hallett-Szymanski - Boys and Girls Varsity Swim Coach, Sarah Roan - Boys and Girls Varsity Assistant Swim/Diving Coach, Lauren Drossman - Varsity Diving Coach w/1 Additional Diving Team, Kaycee Hallett - Boys and Girls Junior High Swim Coach, Mollie Biehl - Boys and Girls Junior High Assistant Swim Coach, Chris Cullen - Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, Todd Polk - Boys Varsity Track Coach, Luke Weyer - Boys Assistant Varsity Track Coach, Steve Gravenhorst - Boys Junior High Track Coach, Katie Berg - Girls Junior High Track Coach, Jodi Brunner - Girls Junior High Assistant Track Coach, Mike Yantz - Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Coach, Jim King - Boys and Girls Assistant Varsity Cross Country Coach, Sarah Roan - Junior High Cross Country Coach, Chris Smith - Girls Varsity Golf Coach, Andrea Yaussy-Higgins - Varsity Volleyball Coach, Hannah Haynes - 8th Grade Volleyball Coach, Nicole Limberios - 7th Grade Volleyball Coach, Lauren Drossman - Varsity Cheerleading Advisor, Adam Reardon - Marching Band Director, Amanda Reardon -Assistant Band Director, Adam Reardon - Pep Band Director, Amanda Reardon - Vocal Music Director, Sarah Lochotzki - Kindergarten Unit Leader, Beth Burkett - First Grade Unit Leader, Amy Didion - Second Grade Unit Leader, Kristy Jensen - Third Grade Unit Leader, Tonya Foos - Fourth Grade Unit Leader, Kathy Day - Fifth Grade Unit Leader, Erica Grahl - Special Education Unit Leader, Lisa Wurzel - English Department Chair, Jim King - Science Department Chair, Vicki Meyers - Math Department Chair, Tim Volzer - Social Studies Department Chair, Susan Miller - Preschool Coordinator, Marnie Hallett-Szymanski - Lead Mentor, Ann Strean - Resident Educator, Teal Balduff - Resident Educator, Jessica Temari - Resident Educator, Vicki Meyers - Yearbook Advisor, Lisa Wurzel - High School Newspaper, Cyndi Hedden - Senior Class Advisor, Marnie Hallett-Szymanski - Junior Class Advisor, Andrea Yaussy-Higgins - Sophomore Class Advisor, Chris Miller - Freshman Class Advisor, Katie Berg - 7th Grade Class Advisor, Jennifer Bordner - 6th Grade Class Advisor, Sara Weller - Academic Challenge Team Advisor (Split), Mark Novak - Academic Challenge Team Advisor (Split), Marnie Hallett- Szymanski - Student Government, Jamie Drossman - National Honor Society, Marnie Hallett-Szymanski - Varsity “M” Advisor, Tim Volzer - International Club Advisor, Jennifer Bordner - 6th Grade Trip Advisor, Kevin Kremer - FFA Adult Education, Tranette Novak - Medicaid Services Provider, Tela Yetter - Medicaid Services Provider, Vicki Meyers - College Credit Plus Teacher, Lauren Drossman - College Credit Plus Teacher, Ann Ball – LPDC, Danielle Comparette – LPDC, Teal Balduff – LPDC; Roll Call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Motion by Mr. Schoenegge, seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to approve Extended Days to 2018/2019 contract as follows: Brett Kneeskern – 30 Days, Carolyn Cook – 15 Days, Kevin Kremer – 60 Days, Heather Lott – 15 Days, Adam Reardon – 9 Days, Amanda Reardon – 6 Days, Heather Wiley – 5 Days; Roll Call: Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

Old Business
Mr. Mock gave a stadium update, stating that the project is on track currently for the deadline for the first football game. Mr. Mock said that the demo with Shortridge Construction has gone well and that during the demolition it became apparent that the stadium had hidden problems that could have been a safety issue in the future. As Shortridge Construction worked on demolishing the back wall, it crumbled easily and the block had so much trapped moister in spots that the concrete would crumble in their hands, also the steel was rusted and unattached in places. This tornado damage could have been a blessing in disguise. Mr. Mock also stated that we met with Joel from Rudolph Libbe, Janotta and Herner (who is doing the foundation work), Brian Shortridge, Mr. Carroll, Mrs. Keegan to review the project schedule and upcoming work. We still have an open issue on the placement of the new speakers and whether the light poles can support the speakers, which we are working with the pretainent people to determine. Mr. Schoenegge asked what Janotta and Herner’s hours will be and Mrs. Keegan stated they stated Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mr. Mock also commented on other summer projects including pool repairs of new LED lights, re-varnished and polyurethane the pool benches and that it looks very nice.

Informational Items/Correspondence:
No additional items other than the Amended Tax Certificate that Mrs. Keegan mentioned earlier in the meeting.

Mr. Schoenegge asked if the weight room is back open to the public and the response was no, will wait for Drew to start to have all the people involved to discuss the options and the future direction the District will go with the facility.

Motion by Mr. Sutorius, seconded by Mr. Miller, to enter Executive Session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal or compensation of public employees and to consider the purchase or sale of property; Roll Call: Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mr. Warner: aye. The Board entered Executive Session at 7:20 p.m. Mr. Mock and Mrs. Keegan remained in the Executive Session.

Motion by Mrs. Yetter, seconded by Mr. Miller to return from Executive Session and into Open Public meeting; Roll Call: Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

The Board returned from Executive Session at 8:17 p.m.

Motion by Mrs. Yetter seconded by Mr. Sutorius, to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the Board; Roll call: Mr. Schoenegge: aye, Mr. Sutorius: aye, Mrs. Yetter: aye, Mr. Miller: aye, Mr. Warner: aye.

The Board retuned to Open Public Session and adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted

 

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Andy Warner
Board President

 

 

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Diane Keegan
Treasurer

 

Agendas/Minutes

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


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