MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of February 21, 2006

Regular Board Meeting

 

Brad Burton, 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 were: Matt Roth, Dana Rasmussen, Robert Brumbaugh, Gary Ogg, Allen Mack, Eric Putnam, Matt Adams, Sandy James, and Chris Vickers.

 

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Robert Brumbaugh, district resident, expressed his frustration that the publicized reductions, including the elimination of high school busing by the district, was a �scare tactic�.He also expressed his frustration of the district�s choice to move into the Cross County Conference for the 2006-2007 school year.Citing an article published in the Dayton Daily News describing the rising cost of fuel, Mr. Brumbaugh felt such a move was not sound financially.

 

Good News Recognition

Eric Putnam, chairperson of the technology committee, reported on the success ofthis committee�s progress as a part of the district�s five-year strategic plan.Mr. Putnam described how many of the same goals and objectives from the first District-Wide Strategic Plan, in 1993, were still being focused on this year.Eric felt the Board of Education displayed a great deal of foresight to begin focusing on goals such as staff development, facilities, and technology years ago.

Mr. Putnman described the technology committee�s �Six Essential Conditions for Effective Technology Use�.These included:
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In addition, Mr. Putnam described the district�s progress going from a total of twenty-two total computers in the district, where they were moved from building to building, to the current status having laptop carts, smartboards in the classrooms, and software that assists staff members.

The technology committee�s goals for the 2006-2007 school year will include:

1.      How does the district collect and analyze data to track student achievement?

2.      Is technology being used in conjunction with best practices?

3.      How does the district provide training for the staff with regard to technology?

4.      Continuing to replace obsolete technology and hardware.

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BOARD AGENDA

FEBRUARY 21, 2006

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A.                Approved of the minutes of the January 24, 2006 regular board meeting, as presented by the treasurer.

 

B.                 Approved of the financial statements for January, 2006.

C. Approval to establish and Education Foundation Fund, Fund 029, Special Revenue Fund, to account for the funds on deposit with the Miami East Education

Foundation, under the umbrella of the Troy Foundation, as directed by the

Auditor of States Office.

 

OTHER:

- School District Income Tax Receipts Update

- Response to Ohio Department of Education on Five-Year Forecast

Projected FY 2007 and 2008 Deficits

 

- School Finance Newsletter

 

- Audit Update

 

Executive Session:

For the purpose of discussing personnel (potential Reduction in Force)

Superintendents Report:

 

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New Business:

            A. Employment Items:

             

1.                  Approval of the following supplemental contract for the 2005-06

school year:

 

High School

Head Boys Baseball Coach Barry Coomes Step 3

Assistant Baseball Coach Jeff Haulman Step 1

Head Girls Softball Coach Curt Schaefer Step 2

Head Boys Track Coach Craig Vasil Step 2

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Assistant Track Coach Meghan Arnold Step 2

Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach John Streb

 

Junior High School

Assistant Track Coach Rhonda Vanover Step 1

Volunteer Assistant Track Coach Jodie Gibson

 

2.                  Approval of the following individuals to be used as substitute bus

drivers, following their successful passage of the state requirements:

 

Julie Kieswetter and Don Pemberton

 

3.                  Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade of

degrees, effective at the beginning of the second semester of the 2005-06 school year, on the approved salary schedules:

 

Melissa Trimbach MA to MA+15

Stephanie Larson- Bachelors to Bachelors + 150

 

4. Acceptance of Gary Oggs letter of resignation effective at the

conclusion of his administrators contract (6-16-06 - 209 days), for the
2005-2006 school year.

 

5. Approval of Amanda Rileys request for maternity leave to coincide with
FMLA beginning March 13, 2006 through April 28, 2006.

 

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 consecutive day, then placed
on beginning salary schedule.

 

B. Request For Out-Of-State Trip Approval :

Approval of the out-of-state trip for David Brush and Noelle Mumpower-Davis chaperoning the Visual and Performing Arts to New York City on April 26-29, 2006.

 

Also, Kelsey Deaton, 2005 FFA graduate, will be traveling to Costa Rica as a result of her award for the 2004 National Proficiency.

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C. 2006-2007 School Calendar Approval:
Approval of Calendar A for the 2006-2007 school year.

 

 

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Other Informationa/Discussion Items:

- Recommended Board of Education Policy changes. These changes include updates to grading policies, grading scales, Post Secondary Education Option (PSEOP), and early graduation. These items were reviewed this month and will be recommened for approval during the March Board meeting.

 

-           The Board Vital Aspects of Good Stewardship and The Law Of Substandard Performance

 

- Thank you to the Miami County Foundation for their recent donation to be used
for the use of technology and software. The Miami County Foundation made a
donation of $3,000 to be used in the area of technology.

 

- Thank you to Dan Blair for his work and donation in assisting the high school in
their recent phone equipment upgrade.

 

- Board of Education Self-Appraisal Process The Board of Education agreed to
use the self-appraisal process used last year and invite Dr. Decker to a spring
Board of Education meeting to evaluate the collected results.

 

- Board of Education annual tour of the campus and classrooms The Board will
look at available dates during the month of April to complete their annual tour of
the district.

 

- The Board was presented with this months installment of the Miami East
Education Association newsletter.

 

Board Members Comments:

 

- General Discussion(s)

 

 

 

 

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Adjournment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

March 21, 2006

7:00 P.M.