MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of November 15, 2005

Regular Board Meeting

 

Mark Davis, 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 Eric Putnam, Ric Hacker, Tim Williams, Allen Mack, Jim Taylor, Janet Gump, Aprill Brandon, and Fred Worth.

 

                                               

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Good News Recognition

            Good news Recognition included Mr. Worth and several of his students describing their recent trip to Washington D.C.  Using a power point the students shared their experiences from the Washington D.C. Trip in addition to sharing pictures of the trip.  Mr. Worth introduced the students and commented that this was the 18th trip to Washington D.C. that he has chaperoned.  During his introduction, Mr. Worth informed the Board of Education that the touring company commented that this group from Miami East was the best behaved group that they have had the pleasure of working with in years.  Mr. Worth thanked the Board for allowing students to participate in activities such as this trip. The students described visiting many sights in D.C. which included: the capital, the changing of the guard at Arlington, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Zoo, and visiting the many monuments. 

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Treasurer’s reportTrTreasurer’s Report

 

 

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A.         Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting of October   
    18, 2005, as presented by the treasurer.   

 

B.         Approval of the financial statements for October 2005. 

 

C.         Approval of Faithful Performance Bonds, in the amount of
    $100,000 for the board president, superintendent, and treasurer for 2006. 
   

 

 

 

 

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 Other Informational Items:

 

-          Funds were used from the Permanent Improvement Fund (003) in the  
 amount of $177,537.66 in order to make the Debt Service payment due  
 December 1, 2005.  This was an allowable expense according to the
 board’s bond counsel.

 

-         Discussion of Financial Status of the District .  Mr. Sommer shared information regarding recent school income tax revenues, the recently approved mandatory state pool for school district health insurance, and the utility cost comparisons across the district over the past four years.

 

-          Review of the results of the November 8, 2005 election.  The Board discussed the recent results and discussed the need to make cutbacks across the district to ensure the district did not end the year in a budget deficit.

 

-          Discussion of Deferral of Bond Tax Levy.  This included the consideration  
of Resolution entitled “Resolution Requesting County Auditor To Collect Bond Tax Levy” in the amount of 5.30 Mills.  Following a lengthy discussion the board approved collecting the bond in the amount of 5.3 Mills.

 

-          The Board agreed to set a Records Commission Meeting on December 20, 2005, at 6:30 p.m., preceding the regular board meeting.

 

-          Set the Re-organizational Meeting and Alternative Budget Document  
 Review.  Mr. Sommer proposed January 10, 2006 as the date for the re-organizational meeting, which was agreed upon by the Board.

 

                 -     The recent publication “School Finance” was shared with the Board
                        members.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

A.        EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

            1.         Approval of placing Sandy Spilizewski on the beginning salary schedule, BS degree at Step 0, after completing 60 days in the same position.

 

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2.                  Approval to rescind Meghan Arnold’s contract as assistant

high school volleyball coach at step 0, and instead place her at step 2, based upon prior coaching experience.

 

3.         Approval of the following supplemental contracts for the

2005-06 school year:

 

High School

High School Saturday School Supervisor – Chris Weddle

Volunteer Varsity Boy’s Basketball Coach – Larry Leffel

 

Junior High School

       Volunteer Junior High Wrestling Coach – James Ganger    

 

           

4.         Approval of Melody May as an On Bus Instructor for Miami

            East Local Schools.

 

                        5.         Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade of
                                   degrees, effective at the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, on
                                    the approved salary schedule:
                                                           

                                                Megan Noll-  BS to BS+150

 

6.         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.

 

 

B.           WAIVER OF SCHOOL FEES:

 

Approval of waiver of school fees for Britny Hecker, who is in the care of Kathleen Kirchner. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C.            BAND EQUIPMENT TRAILER AGREEMENT

Approval of the band trailer agreement that is recommended to be reviewed annually. 

 

 

D.        2005-2006 MIAMI EAST BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS :

 

Approval of the Miami East Board of Education Goals, for the 2005-06 school year. 

 

 

 

            OTHER INFORMATIONA/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  

-              The Board – “Building Customer Service and Community Support”

& “Issues of Student Mobility”.

 

-             Miami East FFA Thank You Letter

-             Miami East Education Association Newsletter

-             Proposed revisions in the Board of Education Policy Manual from Neola were shared as informational items to be voted upon during the December regular meeting.

-             Mr. Rappold thanked the co-chairs on the recent levy campaign, Ric Wallace and Lisa Bowman, in addition to Ann Baird who served as the treasurer for the campaign.  Mr. Rappold thanked these three individuals for the time and effort they put into the campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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            EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Evaluation of the Superintendent

                                    Following Executive Session with the Superintendent, the Board of
                        Education returned to take action regarding the evaluation results.  The
                        Board of Education commented very favorably on the evaluation results of
                        the Superintendent and voted to offer the Superintendent a pay increase of
                        3%.

                                    Mr. Rappold thanked the Board of Education for the positive
                        working relationship the past year in the district and commented that with
                        the move into the new building and the transition period over the past year
                        and a half this has been a successful year both personally and
                        professionally.  However, based upon the current financial status of the
                        district and the need to make cutbacks across the district he felt it was
                        important to display his commitment in saving money and declined the
                        pay increase and instead offered to freeze his salary.  He reiterated that the
                       students should be the top priority when looking at cutbacks and he hoped
                       this would set an example that the district was committed to do whatever is
                       necessary to maintain programs for the betterment of the students.

 

 

            BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

     -     General Discussion(s)

 

 

 

 

          ADJOURNMENT:




 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

December 20, 2005

7:00 P.M.