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BOARD BITS

 

Review of February 19, 2008

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, and Lucy Taylor in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Ashley Demmitt, staff member; Beth Culbertson, MEEF; and Dustin Fisher, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

Beth Culbertson, representing the Miami East Education Foundation (MEEF) addressed the Board of Education regarding the upcoming Vikingfest 2008 event. Mrs. Culbertson invited every student, staff member, parent, and resident to MEEFs upcoming Vikingfest that will be held on Saturday, February 23. Beth described the events that are planned for Vikingfest. These events/activities include:

        free estate planning seminar, led by Rusty Miller, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

        Fletcher United Methodist church chicken and noodles, serving begins at 11:30

        a chili cook-off

        silent auction and local booths for shopping (Foundation spring bulbs, Miami

East alumni Cat's Meow buildings, other unique items)

        student art show

        childrens games (old School carnival)

Mrs. Culbertson shared that students at the Elementary, Junior High, and High School that are participating in this years Leadership Conference volunteered to also assist with the festival. Thanks to Kelly Young, Sandy Finkes, and Ceal Turnbull for coordinating these student volunteers. The goal of Vikingfest is two-fold. First, proceeds from the festival will be used to fund student scholarships and teacher grants. Secondly, the festival is an excellent opportunity to continue educating and informing the community of the mission and goals of MEEF. Mr. Rappold thanked Beth and all of the members of the Foundation for the tremendous amount of time and effort they have devoted to the festival.

 

 

 

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TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.                 Approval of the minutes of the January 15, 2008 special (re-organizational)

board meeting, as presented by the treasurer.

 

B.                 Approval of the financial statements for January, 2008.

 

C. OTHER:

- Mr. Sommer updated Board members of the collection of the last quarters
school district Income Tax receipts.

 

- This months School Finance Newsletter was shared with Board members.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

            A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

 

1.                  Approval of Patricia Gentiss revised request for maternity leave

and for it to coincide with FMLA beginning March 10, 2008 through

May 30, 2008.

 

2.                  Approval of Meghan Arnolds request for maternity leave and for

it to coincide with FMLA beginning March 1, 2008 through May 23, 2008.

 

3.      Approval of unpaid leave of absences for the following employees:

Kathy Knoop - February 28-29, 2008

Diane Littlejohn - day on March 20, 2008
Cindy Hirsch - March 31, 2008

 

4. Approval of the following out-of-state professional leave requests for two

(2) high school foreign language instructors, Glenna Rinehart and Kathleen

McCrillis. They will be attending the Central States Conference on the

Teaching of Foreign Language which will be held at Dearborn, MI. on

March 6-8, 2008.





 

 

5. Approval of the following supplemental contracts for the 2007-2008
school year:

 

High School

Head Boys Baseball Coach Barry Coomes Step 5

Asst. Boys Baseball Coach Jeff Haulman Step 3

Head Boys High School Track Coach Brian Kadel Step 0
Head Girls High School Track Coach Megan Noll Step 3

Assistant High School Track Coach Preston Elifritz Step 0
Assistant Softball Coach Patrick Nevius Step 1
Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach John Streb

Junior High School

Head Junior High Track Coach Gary Church Step 3

Assistant Junior High Track Coach Jenny Ziegenbusch Step 3

 

 

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

 

 

            B. APPROVAL OF LANDSCAPING AND MOWING CONTRACT:

Approval of Lostcreek Lawn & Fence Companys bid for summer mowing and

landscaping the outside grounds of Miami East High School, Junior High, Elementary,

and practice fields for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

 

 

C. 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 10-14, 2008.

 








 

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OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

- Board members were given this months edition of The Board Why Every
Board Needs A Behavior Code & How Media Centers Are Important to
Academics

 

- Board members discussed completing the Board of Education Self-Appraisal
Process that they have completed for the past several years. Board members
directed Mr. Rappold to contact Dr. John Decker, ESC Superintendent, to
determine if he would once again facilitate the collection and analysis of this
years self-appraisal.

 

-                     Board of Education members unanimously approved participating in an annual tour of the campus and classrooms. BOE members asked Mr. Rappold to suggest several potential dates for the spring tour.

 

- Mr. Rappold updated the Board on the status of the district-wide Social Studies
textbook selections. Teams have been requested to present their selections to the
BOE later this spring.

 

- Mr. Rappold encouraged everyone to attend both the MEEF Vikingfest 2008, on
Saturday February 23, 2008 & the Junior Class Donkey Basketball Game on
Monday, February 25, 2008.

- Board members were given this months Miami East Education Associations
newsletter.

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- General Discussion(s)

 

ADJOURNMENT: Board members adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

March 18, 2008

7:00 P.M.