Review of March 11, 2008

Regular Board Meeting


Rusty Miller, board president, called the regular meeting to order at 8:30 p.m., held in room 602/604 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: Allen Mack, junior high principal; Tim Williams, high school principal; Ric Hacker, elementary principal; and Nancy Bowman, Dayton Daily Newspaper.




There were no public comments heard.





            On behalf of the entire Miami East Local School District Mr. Rappold thanked all of the members of the Miami East Education Foundation (MEEF), parents, volunteers, and visitors to this year’s successful Vikingfest.  The event took place on Saturday, February 23 and the participation and crowd was deeply appreciated. 













A.             Approval of the minutes of the February 19, 2008 regular meeting, as presented

            by the treasurer.  


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


C.        Approval of the Amended Tax Rates and Amounts for 2008 (to be collected

in 2009), as previously approved by the Miami County Budget Commission.


D.           Approval of Official Certificate of Estimated Resources for FY’


            E.         Other:


-          “School Finance” –





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1.          Approval to re-employ Timothy Williams, as high school

principal, on a three (3) year administrator contract, effective August 1,

2008 through July 31, 2011, on a 260 day contract per year.               


2.                  Approval to re-employ Eric Hacker, as elementary principal,

on a three (3) year administrator contract, effective August 2008 through

June 2011, on a 212 day contract.


3.                  Approval to re-employ Don Nuss, as district technology

supervisor, on a two (2) year supervisor contract, effective August 1, 2008 through June 2010, on a 216 day contract per year.



4.          Approval of an unpaid leave of absence for the following employee:
                         June Lewis - 
May 5-9, 2008


                        5.         Approval of an additional classified sub for the 2007-08
                                    school year as follows:

Beverly Fulton – Bus Driver
                        Patricia Wente – Classroom Substitute Aide


     6.          Non-renewal of all fall and winter supplemental contracts for personnel
                  outside the teaching staff of Miami East, effective at the close of the

                              2007-08 school year season as follows:


                    High School

                        Site Manager (Fall Season) – Rick Hickman

Assistant Football – Frank Hall

                                                Boys Assistant Basketball – Rick Hickman

                                                Boys Freshman Basketball – Tom Meyer

                                                Boys Head Soccer – Michael Schumacher

                                                Head Girls Soccer – Emalie Carson

                                                Asst. Wrestling – Rick Randall

                                                Girls Golf – Max Stubbs

                                                Cross Country – James Siegel

                                                Asst. Cheerleader Advisor – Pam Wisecup

                                                Ticket Sales – Kevin Gump

                                                Flag Advisor – Lisa Richea


                                          Jr. High

                                                 Head 8th Football Coach – Joshua Roeth

                                                Asst. 8th Football Coach – Dan Wiford

                                                8th Boys Basketball Coach – Todd Stucker

                                                7th Boys Basketball Coach – Scott Shirk

                                                8th Girls Volleyball Coach – Jodi Carr

                                                8th Girls Basketball Coach – Dean Denlinger

                                                7th Girls Basketball Coach – Stephen Hedges

                                                Asst. Cheerleader Advisor – Cathy Broughton



7.         Voted not to approve the following supplemental contract for the

2007-2008 school year:

High School     

                                        Head Girls Softball Coach – Curt Schaefer – Step 4


                        8.         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 place on beginning salary schedule.




                       Approval of the Interdistrict Open Enrollment for the 2008-09 school year,

            for students who reside in school districts that border the Miami East Local

School District.  Applications will be available the months of April and May

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                      Acceptance of the bleacher bids from Dant Clayton for the materials

           and installation of the varsity bleachers. 




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          -             This month’s edition of The Board – “Implications of Narrowing the
” was shared with Board members.                                                      


                      -             Board of Education Tour of the Campus was set for April 25, 2008.


           -            Mr. Rappold shared that the annual Self-Appraisal process with Dr.
                        Decker was set for
Tuesday, June 17, 2008.


-           This month’s edition of the Miami East Education Association’s “News &
” was shared with Board members.

-           The Miami County Foundation formally invited BOE members,
            administrators, and staff members to an informational meeting being held
            during the month of April.  Invitations to this event were distributed.


-           Mr. Rappold shared an invitation from the Southwest Region of the Ohio
            School Boards Association for Board Member Harold Brumfield for the
            purpose of recognizing his ten years of service on the school board.

                       -            Mr. Rappold shared the results of the Miami East High School
                                    Facilities> >> > Assessment from the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission.








                                    The reports are a result of a reassessment conducted in November of 2007. 
                                    The reports included: enrollment projections, EPA reports, and
                                    construction options.


I.          Enrollment Projections

a. Page 1          Ten-year projections based on the following:
                                                            Live Birth Data
                                                            Historical data

                        b.  Page 8         Previous Ten-year enrollment history

                        c. Page 11        Open Enrollment Information

                        d. Page 18        Population Projections

                        e. Page 22        Miami East Enrollment Projections (+42 students)



II.        EPA Report  Enhanced Environmental Documentation”
                                    Conducted by Lawhon & Associates

Total Cost Estimates of Environmental Hazards Work:
                                    Renovation       $257,815.00
                                    Demolition        $63,415.00



III.       Master Plan Options

a. Decline OSFC financial support

b. Construct new High School

                        c. Renovate existing High School

                        d. K-12 option



IV.       Next Step?

Board members discussed all three reports along with input from the district’s Building & Grounds Chairpersons, Tim Williams and Ric Hacker.  Board members recommended that the next step in the process should include the following:

            1. Assemble the Buildings and Grounds Committee and present the reports to the group
                to gather input and suggestions.

            2. Contact the Buehrer Group to request they review the OSFC reports and offer

            3. Potentially survey the community for input to gather information regarding support or
                additional suggestions.          



         -      General Discussion(s) -





ADJOURNMENT: The Miami East Board of Education adjourned the meeting at: 10:15 p.m.








APRIL 15, 2008

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