MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of November 19, 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: Meghan Arnold, staff member; and Dustin Fisher, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

The Board of Education congratulated and recognized the second grade teaching staff for receiving a recent grant.Last week Miami East Elementary received exciting news that the second grade had received a grant from McDonald�s to assist with the cost of offering space camp to our students.The grant totals $500.00 and will assist in paying for this popular program.

 

Congratulations to the Miami East Junior High Muse Machine!The Miami East Junior High Muse Machine is now featured on the front page of the Muse Quarterly Newsletter.More than 100 sixth graders participated in an original and completely student-written production of I Can See Clearly Now.The production addressed curriculum in math and language arts.

 

On Sunday November 11 Pride in ME sponsored a Dodgeball Tournament in the high school gym.Students, teachers, community members were encouraged to form a Dodgeball Team of 8 members to compete for prizes and contribute to a great cause!��Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that supports our soldiers who are injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to Mrs. Turnbull and the Pride in ME members that honored Veterans Day in a big way!

 

 

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TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.     Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting of October
15, 2007
, as presented by the treasurer.

 

B.     Approval of the financial statements for October 2007.

 

C.     Approval to amend the Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources

for the new allocations for the FY 2007 Grant Funds as presented.

 

D. OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

 

- School Income Tax Revenues Mr. Sommer shared with the BOE
the recent school income tax revenues.

 

- The Board of Education approved scheduling the Records
Commission Meeting for December 18, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.,
preceding the regularly scheduled board meeting.

 

- The Board of Education scheduled the Re-Organizational Meeting
and Alternative Budget Document Review for January 15, 2008.

 

- Mr. Sommer shared this months School Finance Newsletter. The
Board of Education recommended subscribing to the newsletter for
another year.

 

- Farm land rental for 2008 season The Board of Education
discussed the rental agreement with Mr. Francis to continue
farming the approximately 20-24 acres. Last year the acreage was
rented at $90.00 per acre. The Board of Education requested that
this price be reviewed to ensure we were getting a comparable
amount being charged in other areas of the district. This item will
continue to be discussed during an upcoming Board meeting.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

 

1.      Approval of the following certificated personnel for an upgrade

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

 

Chris Weddle Masters to Masters +30

 

2. Approval of the following supplemental contract for the

2007-08 school year:

 

High School

Saturday School Supervisor Chris Weddle

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 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.

 

 

B. BAND EQUIPMENT TRAILER AGREEMENT

Approval of the band trailer agreement that is recommended

to be reviewed annually.

 

 

C. 2007-2008 MIAMI EAST BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS :

 

Approval of the Miami East Board of Education Goals, for the

2007-08 school year.

 

 

D. APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY CHANGES PER NEOLA:

Approval of the Board of Education Policy changes as recommended by Neola, as a result of various O.R.C. changes. These include
updates to items such as Public Records Policy and Anti-Bulling Policy.

 

 

E.     APPROVAL OF THE DONATION OF DIGITAL CAMCORDERS:

Approval of the donation of two (2) Sony Digital camcorders,

paid for by the Miami East Athletic Boosters.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

-              Mr. Rappold shared this months installment of The Board titled Teamwork Matters

-             Mr. Rappold shared the District-wide Social Studies textbook adoption rubric and timeline. Each of the grade levels and departments have received the timeline and rubric. Textbook samples have already begun to be received across the district. The intent is to have textbook(s) recommended by the April Board of Education meeting. Mr. Brumfield thanked the staff for their diligence and time in ensuring that the best book is selected. He continued by commending the Language Arts teachers last year for their selection and informative presentation during last springs meeting.

-             For the past year parents across the district have requested the opportunity to view their childrens grades on-line. Mr. Rappold shared that during the December staff professional development waiver day an electronic grading program that would have on-line capability will be reviewed by staff members across the district.

-             During the November work session it was suggested that a survey be mailed across the district to collect opinions and level of support for the construction of a new high school. Mr. Rappold has contacted several survey firms that would assist in this endeavor. Mr. Rappold suggested to the Board that it might be more productive to wait until the OSFC re-assessment was completed before sending out the survey.

-             The Board recommended setting the date for the remainder of this years regular Board of Education meetings back to the third Tuesday of each month beginning in December. The December meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 18th.

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- General Discussion(s). Mr. Burton and Mr. Davis reported on several conferences they attended this past week at the Capital Conference.

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Miami East Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 8:01 p.m.



 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

December 18, 2007

7:00 P.M.