Review of February 20, 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: Keith Bowman, parent; Ben Bowman, student; Stephen Kalmar, visitor; Ray Kiser, visitor; Kevin Pyers, staff member; Reed Pyers, student; Mike Deweese, resident; Donna Deweese, resident; Mike Allen, parent; Hannah Allen, student; Patrick Cooley, Troy Daily Newspaper; and Susan Hartley, Piqua Daily Call.




There were no public comments heard.





The Miami East Board of Education recognized the Junior High Math Counts Team.  Hannah Allen and

Ben Bowman, students involved in the Math Counts Team were both in attendance.  Ben informed the BOE of the activities the team has been participating in over the past few months.   Between 20-30 Junior High students have been participating in weekly math sessions since October. Four students will represent Miami East in team competition while four others will serve as alternates at Clark State Community College on February 24th.




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A.                 Approval of the minutes of the January 23, 2007 regular board meeting, as presented by the treasurer. 


B.                 Approval of the financial statements for January, 2007. 


            C.         Reviewed the Resolution prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP, for issuing a Bond

                        Refunding of the eligible 2002 School Improvement Bonds.  


D.           Approval of Resolution prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams. LLP, entitled

“Resolution To Issue Bonds to Replace The Bond Anticipation Notes In The Amount

of $2,000,000. 




-           School District Income Tax Receipts Update – Mr. Sommer updated the Board
             of Education of the current status of the collection of income tax receipts.  

-                      Audit Update – Mr. Sommer informed the Board of Education that the final audit report has yet to be released.      





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1.         Approval of Nancy Dunham’s request for maternity leave to
            coincide with FMLA beginning
March 29, 2007 through June 1, 2007.



2          Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade

of  degrees, effective at the beginning of the second semester of the 2006-07

school year, on the approved salary schedules:


                                                Bruce Vanover   BS + 150 to Masters



3.         Approval to rescind the following supplemental contract for

                                      the 2006-07 school year:


      High School

      Head Girls’ Track Coach – Bruce Vanover – Step 3


4.         Approval of the following supplemental contract for the 2006-2007
            school year:


       High School

      Head Boys’ Track Coach – Bruce Vanover – Step 3

            Head Girls Softball Coach – Curt Schaefer – Step 3

            Asst. Boys’ Baseball Coach – Jeff Haulman – Step 2


       Junior High School

Volunteer Assistant Track Coach – Kelly Young


5.          Approval of an additional classified sub for the 2006-07 school

year as follows:


                        Jo Lynn Werling – Aide & Clerical


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 2006-07 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 place on beginning
              salary schedule.





                        Approval of Calendar   A ” for the 2007-2008 school year. 




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                        -           The Board- “The Most Important Personnel Question You Can Ask” -


                        -           Revised Miami East Athletic Hall of Fame Purpose and Guidelines Information -


            -           Miami East Junior High “Viking Press” -  Handout


                        -           Board of Education Self-Appraisal Process  - Mr. Rappold inquired whether the
                                       Board of Education wished to complete the self-appraisal process.  Board
                                       members all agreed that they would like to complete this process once again this
                                       year and directed the superintendent to contact Dr. John Decker to determine a
                                       date that he could attend a future meeting to report his findings and summaries of
                                       the collected appraisals.


-                      Board of Education annual tour of the campus and classrooms – The BOE requested that the superintendent give the members several potential dates to consider for their annual tour.


-           Miami East Education Association News & Notes -  Handout


-           Regional Meetings regarding the proposed Constitutional Amendment to fund
            schools in
Ohio.  Mr. Rappold shared with the BOE dates for upcoming regional
            meetings which will better explain the details of the potential amendment. 





 -                        The Miami East Board of Education invited Stephen Kalmar, SJK   

International, and Ray Kiser to present information regarding the proposed Honey Creek residential development.  Mr. Kalmar answered questions from both visitors and Board members regarding the proposed development.  Additionally, a DVD was shown and information was distributed to BOE members regarding the development.


ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned at 8:40 p.m.




March 20, 2007

7:00 P.M.