MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

        BOARD BITS

 

         Review of February 17, 2009

         Regular Board Meeting

 

Rusty Miller, board president, called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., held in room 602 at Miami East Junior High School. The country was honored by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call was taken with board members Brad Burton, Mark Davis, Rusty Miller, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Annette Baker, staff member; Rob Dickerson, visitor; and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

                                               

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Representing the Miami East Education Association (MEEA), Annette Baker passed along cards of appreciation to Board members in recognition of Board Recognition Month.  In addition, the MEEA provided snacks and treats to Board members and visitors.  Mrs. Baker thanked the Board members for their continued support and positive relationship with the staff members in the district.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

            Beth Culbertson, president of the Miami East Education Foundation, was present to remind
every student, staff member, parent, and resident of the upcoming Vikingfest that will be held on Saturday, February 21. 
Mrs. Culbertson described the events that are planned for Vikingfest.  Examples of these events/activities include:

                                   

·         Fletcher United Methodist church chicken and noodles, serving begins at 11:00

·         a chili cook-off

·         silent auction and local booths for shopping (Foundation spring bulbs, Miami  

             East alumni Cat's Meow buildings, other unique items)

·         student art show

·         children’s games (old “School carnival”)

            Additional information regarding the many activities and stage events can be found on the Miami East web site.

 

 

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TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

A.                 Approval of the minutes of the January 13, 2009 special (re-organizational)

board meeting, as presented by the treasurer. 

 

B.                 Approval of the financial statements for January, 2009.

           

C.         Approval to amend the Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources and amend

the Permanent Appropriations to revise the Federal grant allocations and to include the newly established funds for the High School Building Project and Debt Service. 

 

D.        Approval of the resolution for the sale and issuance of bonds not to exceed $6,575,000 for
            school Improvement Bonds.

 

E.         OTHER:

     -      Mr. Sommer shared the most recent School District Income Tax Receipts and
            presented BOE members with an update on its collection.

 

     -       Mr. Sommer shared this month’s edition of the School Finance Newsletter,
            titled An Integrated Approach to School Funding Reform in Ohio.

 

       

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

            A.        EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

 

1.      Approval of the following supplemental resignation for the second

         semester of the 2008-09 school year:

                            High School

                                       Show Choir Director – Chelsey Garster

 

                        2.      Approval of the following supplemental contract for the 2008-2009
                                 school year:

 

                            High School

                Asst. Baseball Coach – Jeff Haulman  – Step 4

                Head Boys Track Coach – Steve Karnehm  – Step 6
                Show Choir Director – Jennifer Everett (2nd semester)

                Jr. High

    Volunteer Track Coach  – Julie Mack

 

 

      3.      Approval of sub teachers who have been approved by the Miami County
                           Educational Service Center and on file in the central office.  These are
                           all on an as needed basis for the 2008-09 school year.  The board-approved rate 
                           of pay has been set at $75.00 per day through 10th consecutive day and $83.00 
                           per day from 11th day through 60 consecutive day, then place on beginning
                           salary schedule.

 

      B.        APPROVAL OF THE SELECTION OF THE COMMISSIONING AGENT
                  FOR THE MIAMI EAST OHIO SCHOOLS FACILITIES COMMISSION

(OSFC) MASTER PLAN:


              
Approval of Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. to assist with the completion of

the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) Master Plan. 

C.        APPROVAL OF THE MIAMI EAST SUPERINTENDENT TO RECEIVE
                        DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO MAKE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
                        RELATED DECISIONS.

Approval for the School superintendent to receive delegated authority from the School Board to make design and construction-related project decisions and to grant authority up to $25,000 to approve Purchase Orders and construction change orders. 

 

            D.        PARENT/DISTRICT AGREEMENT FOR THE OHIO SCHOOL FOR THE  
                        DEAF:

                                  Recommend approval of Parent/District Agreement for the Ohio School for

            the Deaf. 

 

 

     

 

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OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  

                  -     Dr. Rappold shared this month’s edition of The Board – “Managing Pressure and Special
                        Interest Groups”

 

     -      The Board of Education discussed completing their annual Board of Education Self-
            Appraisal Process.  Several members of the Board discussed the possibility of
            holding a work session prior to the start of a regular monthly meeting to review and
            possibly revise the self-appraisal form that has been used in previous years.

 

-            Several Board of Education Policy changes were presented as informational items

to be recommended to be approved during the March meeting.  These changes are being recommended by Neola, as a result of various O.R.C. changes and include updates to

items such as background checks, public records, and district support organizations.

 

-       Dr. Rappold shared a thank you letter written to Jumpy’s Inflatable Arena on behalf of the
            Board of Education.

 

-      Board members discussed the Board of Education annual tour of the campus and classrooms.  Members requested that several dates be offered during early spring to complete the tour. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Evaluation of the Superintendent



 ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

March 17, 2009

7:00 P.M.