MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of October 15, 2007

Regular Board Meeting

 

Brad Burton, 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: Matt Roth, staff member; Tim Williams, high school principal; Susan Haverkof, Ohio Board of Education member; and Dustin Fisher, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

                                               

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There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

Susan Haverkof, Ohio Board of Education member, presented the Miami East Board of Education a banner recognizing the district’s Excellent Rating.  Mrs. Haverkof commended the staff and students at Miami East for the time and effort they invested into the classroom.  In addition, Mrs. Haverkof recognized the BOE for its leadership and the parents in the district for their support and encouragement.

 

 

 

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TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

A.       Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting of September 17,
  2007
, as presented by the treasurer.

 

B.     Approval of the financial statements for September 2007. 

 

 

C.       Review the Five Year Forecast for FY 2008-2012.

 

 

            D.     Approval of the Five-Year Forecast for FY 2008-2012 as presented by

                     the treasurer. 





            OTHER:

 

-       Farm land rental for 2008 season - Approximately 20-24 acres to be farmed.  The BOE agreed to review the farm rental with Mr. Francis and make a decision during the November meeting whether to continue the lease.

 

                -       Audit Update – Mr. Sommer informed the BOE that the auditors have
                        visited the district twice this year and will be working to complete their
                        final audit which will be shared with the BOE in the next few months.

 

-       Amounts for participation in the following federal and state grant programs for fiscal year 2008:

 

                        FEDERAL

 

Title I - ESEA -                                                            $   88,158.02

Title V - Innovative Programs                                             1,823.26

Special Education, Part B-IDEA                                     240,512.88

Improving Teacher Quality, Title II-A                             34,456.83

Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant, Title IV                      3,508.85

Technology - Title II-D Grant                                               910.18

TOTAL FEDERAL GRANTS $ 369,370.02

 

                        STATE

Schoolnet Professional Development Fund-                   $      2,925.00

One Net Network Connectivity Subsidy -                          9,000.00

                        Ohio Reads Volunteer Coordinator Grant                                     -0-­­_

TOTAL STATE GRANTS                 $     11,295.00

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

 

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A.  EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.            Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade

of degrees, effective at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year, on the approved salary schedules:

 

           Heidi Perry – BS+150 to Masters

           Stephanie Larson – BS+150 to Masters

                                 



2.        Approval of Monica Justice, as a Reading Intervention Tutor,

                                    at the approved tutor rate of pay, on an as needed basis for the                                                 2007-08 school year only, submitted per time sheet on a weekly
                                    basis beginning October 15, 2007.

 

 3.        Approval of an unpaid leave of absence for the following

            classified employee:
                      Loretta Yantis -   October 25, 26, & 29, 2007

 

 4.        Approval of the following supplemental contracts for the

            2007-08 school year:

 

                        High School

                        Freshman Basketball Coach – Tom Meyer – Step 1

                                                Varsity Head Wrestling Coach – Mark Rose – Step 3

            Varsity Assistant Wrestling Coach – Rich Randall – Step 6
            Volunteer Boys Basketball Assistant Coach – Nathan Deal

 

                        Junior High School

            8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach – Todd Stucker – Step 1
            8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach – Dean Denlinger – Step 4

       

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 2007-08  
            school year.  The board-approved rate of pay has been set at  
            $75.00 per day through 10th consecutive days and $83.00 per day
            from 11th day through 60 days in the same position, then placed on
            beginning salary schedule.

 

6.         Approval of the bus routes and times and mileage for
            the 2007-08 school year, and on file in the central office, with the
            State T-1 report.

 

7.         Approval of an additional classified sub for the balance of

                                    2007-08 school year, on an as needed basis as follows:

                                                Bus Driver:  Tracy Faulkner

 

8.         Approval of Todd Rappold as the 2007-2008 Miami East
                        Local School District designee to attend the required Ohio Attorney
                        General’s Public Records Training session.

 

                        9.         Approval of the following out-of-state field trip for the
                                    2007-08 school year: 

            - Varsity Girls Softball Team, Gatlinburg, TN. – March 28-29, 2008

                        10.       Approval of the following out-of-state field trip for the
                                    2007-08 school year: 

 

            - Varsity Boys Baseball Team, Cocoa, FL. – March 24-30, 2008

 



            B.        TECHNICAL SUPERVISION SERVICE AGREEMENT W/ROB

TRISEL:

           Approval of the Technical Supervision Service Agreement with Rob Trisel and/or Phyllis Daley (alternate contractor), for the 2007-2008 testing  of the water treatment system at Miami East High School and Miami East Pre-K Schools.

 

 

C.           SNOW REMOVAL CONTRACT FOR 2007-08 WITH RUSH’S
      CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION:

 

            Approval of Rush’s Concrete Construction for snow removal,

                        for schools in the Miami East Local School District, for the 2007-08
                        school year. 

 

 

            D.        MEMORANDUM OF UNDERTANDING BETWEEN THE MIAMI
                        EAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AND THE
MIAMI EAST
                        BOARD OF EDUCATION:

 

      Approval of this Memorandum Of Understanding intended to address the Elementary Reading Intervention Tutor’s position. 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  

-              The Board – “When You Break The Chain Of Command” –

 

-             This month’s Miami East Education Association Newsletter was shared by Matt Roth, MEEA President.

 

-       Recommended Board of Education Policy changes.  Several Board of  
        Education Policy changes were presented as informational items. 
        These changes are being recommended by Neola, as a result of various
        O.R.C. changes and include updates to items such as Public Records
        Policy and Anti-Bulling Policy.

-             Miami East Board of Education Goals - 2007-2008 –  (Review for November approval)  

 

-             ADM Count – First Full Week of October –

  

-             Open Enrollment Students

-             Band Equipment Trailer Agreement (Review for November approval)

 

-       Participation in The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy Funding for

2008

 

-       Rough Draft of potential home side varsity bleacher project for summer

of 2008.  Mr. Rappold shared several suggestions to replace the home side bleachers during the summer of 2008.

 

-             The first Draft of the High School Economics Course of Study was shared.  This revised Economics course would meet the requirements of the CORE plan and would be a required semester course for incoming freshman beginning during the 2008-2009 school year.  Mr. Miller suggested that the topic of retirement be added to the personal finance section.

-             Mr. Rappold shared information from a recent Miami East Education Foundation (MEEF) meeting regarding the planned Harvest Festival and the suggestion that a winter school-wide carnival be held in February.

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

-  General Discussion(s)  Mr. Rappold suggested that the Board of Education schedule a work session during the month of November.  The purpose of this work session would be to discuss information that he gathered from a recent Ohio Schools Facilities Commission meeting regarding the potential construction of a new high school facility.  BOE members suggested that several dates in November be offered to determine the best time to meet.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Room 602/604

November 19, 2007 - 7:00 P.M.