MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of January 24, 2006

Regular Board Meeting

 

Brad Burton, board president, called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., held at Miami East PreK-8 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 was Chuck Sodder, Robert Brumbaugh, Allen Mack, and Chris Weddle.

 

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District resident, Robert Brumbaugh addressed the Miami East Board of Education regarding the operating levy agenda item.Mr. Brumbaugh expressed frustration toward the district and the BOE for considering an operating levy.He informed the BOE that over the past year he has had to pay more for health care, fuel, phone, and electricity in his own home.In addition, he informed the BOE that he would not support a levy for employees in a district that do not work more than 182 days per year.He also expressed frustration of the district�s decision to move to the CCC, which he believes will raise the cost of transportation.

Brad Burton, Board President, thanked Mr. Brumbaugh for taking the time to attend the meeting and proceeded to the next agenda item.

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

����������� Mr. Rappold reminded the Board of Education that beginning during the February meeting each of the sub-committees from the district�s Strategic Plan will be making their annual reports.The first committee scheduled to make a report will be the Technology Committee.Throughout the spring each of the committee�s will choose a monthly regular Board of Education meeting to update the BOE of their progress.

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Treasurer�s reportTrTREASURERS REPORT

 

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A.     Approval of the minutes of the December 20, 2005 regular board meeing,

And the January 10, 2006 special (re-organizational) board meeting as presented
by the treasurer.

 

B. Approval of the financial statements for December, 2005, as

presented by the treasurer.




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C.     Reviewed the % additional School District Income Tax Levy resolution, for a
continuing period of time, and the 3.5 Mill Permanent Improvement Renewal Tax
Levy, for a period of five years, as prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP. R

During the discussion regarding the levy Mr. Rappold requested the opportunity
to respond to the comments made earlier during the public comment section.
First, Mr. Rappold addressed concerns regarding the increases in health care, fuel,
and electricity. Mr. Rappold agreed and shared with the BOE that these same
concerns and costs were being felt by the district as well and was one of the major
reasons the operating levy was needed in the district. Mr. Rappold wanted to
commend the staff at Miami East for recognizing the increase in health care costs
and as a result chose to agree to reductions in health care in an attempt to assist
the district. In addition, Mr. Rappold disagreed with the earlier comment
regarding the CCC move. Before this decision was made the athletic council took
a long look at travel time and distances and in comparing the existing CBC and
the new CCC the distances and times were comparable. Lastly, Mr. Rappold and
Mr. Davis both took offense to the comment that staff members were only
working 182 days out of a year. Mr. Rappold commented that it is not uncommon
to have staff members working after school and during the evenings in
preparation for school and many attend and work over the summer. Also, Mr.
Rappold reminded the BOE of the many reductions already implemented by the
district in an attempt to address the budget concerns.

 

D. Approval of the resolution prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams,

LLP, entitled Resolution Proposing The Levy Of An Additional Annual Tax

For School District Purposed On The School District Income Of Individuals And

Of Estates And Determining To Proceed With Submission Of Said Levy.

 

E. Approval of the resolution prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams,

LLP, entitled Resolution Determining To Proceed To Levy a Tax In Excess

Of The Ten-Mill Limitation for Permanent Improvements.

 

OTHER:

 

-Audit Update The Board of Education was informed that the district-wide audit
is still currently being conducted. The auditors are being housed in the high
school and are unsure of a targeted completion date. Because each of the Miami
East Board of Education members are serving on the Audit Committee, each
member will be invited to attend the culminating conference at the conclusion of
the audit.

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SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

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EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

             

1. Approval of the revision of following supplemental contract

for the 2005-06 school year:

High School

Class Advisor 11th grade Noelle Mumpower-Davis

stipend

 

2. Approval of the following supplemental contract

for the 2005-06 school year:

High School

Class Advisor 11th grade Jane Worthington

stipend

3. Approval of Amanda Rileys request for maternity leave to

coincide with FMLA beginning May 8, 2006 through June 2, 2006.

 

4. Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade of

degrees, effective at the beginning of the second semester of the 2005-06

school year, on the approved salary schedules:

 

Jeffrey Smith MA to MA+15

 

 

5. 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 2005-06 school year.
The board-approved rate of pay has been set at $73.00 per day through
10th consecutive day and $83.00 per day from 11th day through 60 days in
the same position, then placed on beginning salary schedule.







 

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B.                LATE ARRIVAL FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS DURING ADMINISTRATION

OF OGT:

 

Approval of Miami East High Schools request to allow Juniors and Seniors to arrive two hours late during the administration of the Ohio Graduation Test during the week of March 13 -16, 2006.

 

 

C.                NEWLY ELECTED MIAMI EAST EDUCATION FOUNDATION MEMBERS AND OFFICERS:

 

Approval of the following individuals for to serve on The Miami East

Education Foundation:

President: Derick Bendickson
Vice-President: Nancy McMaken

Treasurer: Ann Runner

Secretary: Sharon Buse

Voting Members: Lisa Bergman and Beth Culbertson

 

 

 

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OTHER INFORMATIONA/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

- The Board- The Crucial Role of Feedback in Leadershipand
Are You a Responsive Board

 

- Copies of the Miami East Education Association monthly newsletters were
distributed to each of the BOE members.

 

- Presentation of certificates in recognition of School Board Recognition Month

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- Mrs. Taylor and Mr. Burton both remarked how they appreciated receiving the
latest copy of the Junior High Viking Newspaper.

 

 

 

 

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ADJOURNMENT:

 

The Miami East Board of Education officially adjourned the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

February 21, 2006

7:00 P.M.