MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of October 20, 2008

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: Matt Roth, staff member; Allen Mack, junior high principal; Tim Williams, high school principal; Beth Culbertson, MEEF; Nick Gwin, Troy Fish & Game; Curt Schaefer, Troy Fish & Game; Bill Faulk, Troy Fish & Game; Don Anderson, Troy Fish & Game; Bob Deeter, Troy Fish & Game; and Susan Haverkof, Ohio Board of Education.

 

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There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

-              The Miami East Education Foundation (MEEF) presented their annual progress report to the Board of Education and provided information regarding the second annual winter Vikingfest fund raising event.Beth Culbertson, MEEF President, described the two teacher education grants awarded at the start of the school year to both the fourth grade and junior high.In addition, Mrs. Culbertson informed the BOE that all of the donors to the Education Foundation are currently being thanked on the MEEF web site.

 

- Susan Haverkof, Ohio Board of Education member presented the Miami East Board
of Education a certificate and banner recognizing the districts Excellent Rating. This is the
second consecutive year that Mrs. Haverkof has visited Miami East to present the district
with its Excellent banner from the Ohio Department of Education. This year the district
received one of only 74 Excellent with Distinction Banners.

- The Troy Fish and Game Club presented the Miami East Board of Education a donation to
be used to recognize the staff members at Miami East for its recent Excellent with
Distinction designation and to be used for the districts athletic department. A portion of
the donation was used to purchase t-shirts for every staff member in the district and the
remainder will be used for athletic permanent improvements across the district. Mr.
Rappold thanked the Troy Fish & Game for its longstanding support to the district.

 

 

 

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TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.     Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting of September 15,
2008, as presented by the treasurer.

 

B. Approval of the financial statements for September 2008.

 

C.     Review the Five Year Forecast for FY 2009-2013.

 

  D. Approval of the Five-Year Forecast for FY 2009-2013 as presented by

the treasurer.

 

OTHER:

 

- Farm land rental for 2009 season Board members discussed the renting of 20-24 acres of school property that have been farmed. Several Board Members expressed their satisfaction with Mr. Francis renting this property over the past few years.

 

- Mr. Sommer shared this months edition of the SCHOOL FINANCE Newsletter -

 

- 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

Schoolmen 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

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.       Approval of Alan Russell, as a junior high social studies teacher,

at Miami East Junior High, on a one-year limited contract, Masters

Degree, step 0, at the board approved rate of pay for the 2008-2009 school

year, pending BCII/FBI check, effective October 13, 2008.

 

2. Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade of degrees,

effective at the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, on the approved
salary schedules:

 

 

Meghan Arnold BS+150 to Masters

Max Current BS+150 to Masters

Ellen Donnelly MS+15 to MS+30

Julie Mack MS to MS+15

Chuck Martin MS+30 to MS+45

Stephanie Mitrisin MS+30 to MS+45

Carmen Richters MS to MS+15

Mark Rose BS+150 to Masters

David Scott MS+30 to MS+45

Janet Taylor MS+15 to MS+30

 

3. Approval of Monica Justice, as a Reading Intervention Tutor, at the

approved tutor rate of pay, on an as needed basis for the 2008-2009

school year only, submitted per time sheet on a weekly basis

beginning October 20, 2008.

 

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

classified employees:


Debbie Hunt - October 15, & 16, 2008


Chris Perry -
October 27-31, 2008 (This is a change from

the previously approved dates of

October 13-17, 2008)

 

 

5. Approval of additional classified subs for the 2008-09 school

year, on an as needed basis as follows for the following

classifications:

Debbie Roeth Bus Driver

Sherrie Knisely Bus Driver

Nicholas Braun Bus Driver

Ann Snider Bus Driver

Greg Baker Custodian

 

6. Approval of the following supplemental resignation for the

2008-09 school year:

Junior High School

7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach Todd Stucker Step 1

 

7. Approval of the following supplemental contracts for the

2008-09 school year:

 

High School

Assistant Girls Basketball Coach Kevin Gump Step 0
Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach Kelly Cash

 

Junior High School

Volunteer Boys Basketball Coach Todd Stucker

Service Club Suzie Weber

 

Revision for previously approved supplemental classifications:
8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach Dean Denlinger Step 5

7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach Steve Hedges Step 6

 

8. 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

days and $83.00 per day from 11th day through 60 days in the same position,

then placed on beginning salary schedule.

 

9. Approval of the bus routes times and mileage for the 2008-2009 school

year, and on file in the central office, with the State T-1 report. 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT CONT.:

 

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7. NEW BUSINESS CONT.:

 

B. TECHNICAL SUPERVISION SERVICE AGREEMENT W/ROB

TRISEL:

Approval of the Technical Supervision Service Agreement with Rob Trisel,

for the 2008-2009 testing of the water treatment system at Miami East High School and Miami East Pre-K Schools.

 

 

C.     SNOW REMOVAL CONTRACT FOR 2008-09 WITH RUSHS
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION:

 

Approval of Rushs Concrete Construction for snow removal, for schools

in the Miami East Local School District, for the 2008-09 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 requirement of the district to create a Master Teacher Committee, as required by Senate Bill 2.

 

 

E. WAIVER OF SCHOOL FEES:

Approval of waiver of school fees for students, who are in the care

of Rose Rupert & Patricia Cruea.

 

 

F.     OUT-OF-STATE TRIP APPROVAL:

Approval of the following out-of-state field trips for the 2008-09

school year:

1) Varsity Baseball Team, Cocoa Beach, Florida April 4-12, 2009

G. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD TO
ENTER INTO A RESOULTION OF ACCEPTANCE IN THE
OHIO
SCHOOLS FACILITIES COMMISSION CLASSROOM FACILITIES
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

 

Approval of the Miami East Local School District to enter into the Ohio
School facilities Commission Classroom Facilities Assistance Program
(CFAP).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

- Mr. Rappold shared this months installment of The Board When The Board is
Divided

 

- Several Board of Education Policy changes were presented as

informational items to be recommended to be approved during the

November meeting. These changes are being recommended by Neola,

as a result of various O.R.C. changes and include updates to items such

as courses of study, background checks, and vendor background checks.

 

- Board members reviewed last years 2007-2008 BOE goals. The Board will formally
discuss and set its goals for the for the November meeting the Miami East Board of
Education Goals for the 2008-2009 school year. The 2007-2008 Goals have been
included.

 

- ADM Count First Full Week of October

 

- Participation in The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy Funding for 2009 -

 

- Thank you letter written to Reynolds and Reynolds on behalf of the Board of
Education.

 

- Thank you letter written to Miami East Education Foundation on behalf of the
sixth grade staff in appreciation of their teacher education grant.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Evaluation of the Superintendent.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- The Board of Education recommended and approved extending the superintendents contract to a new five-year contract.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Room 602/604

November 17, 2008 - 7:00 P.M.