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������� Review of March 17, 2009

������ Regular Board Meeting

 

Rusty Miller, 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 Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Ashley Demmitt, staff member; Reed Pyers, student; Josh Furrow, student; Harold Furrow, parent; Tim Williams, high school principal; Allen Mack, junior high principal; Jennifer Everett, parent; numerous show choir students, Kent Buehrer, MEHS architect; Alan Polatka, The Quandel Group, and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

Several members of the high school Show Choir and their parents addressed the Board of Education regarding the status of the program for the upcoming school year.Mrs. Everett asked Board members their intentions for the Show Choir Program for the upcoming school year.Mr. Miller assured the students and parents that every effort is being made to locate a director and assist in supporting the program. Board members thanked the students for their enthusiasm toward the program and appreciated their comments and suggestions.





GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION:

 

Two Boy Scouts, Reed Pyers and Josh Furrow presented to the Board their plans for two projects to be completed on campus as part of their Eagle Scout projects. Reed Pyer�s Eagle project will be preparing the land lab for use by the students next year.Josh Furrow�s Eagle Scout project will include reconstructing a shelter house in the park area behind the K-8 building. The Miami East Local School District would like to thank and support both young men as they begin the arduous process of earning their Eagle Scout.

 

Kent Buehrer, the principal architect for the new high school construction project attended the BOE meeting Tuesday evening.  He shared the updated floor plans, which was revised based upon staff and community suggestions over the past few months.Plans are being made to host numerous community meetings to share the new floor plans with parents and residents in Miami East.

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TREASURER�S REPORT:���

 

A.        ���� Approval of the minutes of the February 17, 2009 regular meeting, as

����������� presented by the treasurer.��

 

B.         ��Approval of the financial statements for February, 2009.

C.�������� Approval of the Amended Tax Rates and Amounts for 2009 (to be

collected in 2010), as previously approved by the Miami County Budget

Commission.

 

D.     Approval of Official Certificate of Estimated Resources for FY 2010

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

 

1.            Approval of acceptance of Jill Huelskamps letter of resignation,

for retirement purposes, at the conclusion of the 2008-09 school year.

 

2.           Approval of acceptance of Debbie Cousers letter of resignation,

for retirement purposes, effective May 29, 2009.

 

3.           Approval of acceptance of Ric Hackers letter of resignation, for retirement

purposes, at the conclusion of his 2008-09 administrators contract.

 

4.           Approval of acceptance of Diann Fines letter of resignation, for retirement purposes, at the conclusion of the 2008-09 school year.

 

5. Approval of acceptance of Norma Karnehms letter of resignation,

for retirement purposes, effective April 1, 2009.

 

6. Approval of an unpaid leave of absences for the following staff

members:


June Lewis - April 27, 28, 29, 30, and May 1st (5 total days)
Suzie Weber - April 13, 2009 (1 day)

 

7. Approval of an additional classified sub for the 2008-09 school

year as follows:

Tracy Gilllum Bus Driver, effective February 25, 2009

 

8. Recommend the non-renewal of all fall and winter supplemental contracts for

personnel outside the teaching staff of Miami East, effective at the close of the

2008-09 school year season as follows:

High School

Site Manager (Fall Season) Ashley Kinder

Boys Assistant Basketball Rick Hickman

Boys Freshman Basketball Tom Meyer

Boys Head Soccer Michael Schumacher

Head Girls Soccer Emalie Carson

Asst. Wrestling Jason Sroufe

Girls Golf Max Stubbs

Cross Country James Siegel

Asst. Volleyball Coach John Cash

Asst. Cheerleader Advisor Pam Wisecup

Ticket Sales Kevin Gump

Flag Advisor Lisa Ritchea

 

Jr. High

Head 8th Football Coach Joshua Roeth

8th Boys Basketball Coach Scott Shirk

7th Boys Basketball Coach Richard Beard

8th Girls Basketball Coach Dean Denlinger

7th Girls Basketball Coach Stephen Hedges

Asst. Cheerleader Advisor Cathy Broughton

 

 

9. Approval of the following supplemental contract for the

2008-2009 school year:

High School

Asst. Girls Softball Coach Justine Bradley Step 0

10. 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 2008-09 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.

 

B. APPROVAL OF INTERDISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2009-10:

Approval of the Interdistrict Open Enrollment for the 2009-10 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

only.


C. APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY CHANGES PER NEOLA:

 

Approval of the Board Policies changes as recommended by Neola, as
a result of various O.R.C. changes and include updates to items such as background
checks, public records, and district support organizations, as presented for review at the
February board meeting.

 

D. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE MIAMI COUNTY
SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT AND MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
WITH REGARD TO THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Approval of the School Resource Officer Contract for the 2009-2010
& 2010-2011 School Year.






E. APPROVAL OF THE PROGRAM OF REQUIREMENTS (POR) FOR THE
MIAMI EAST HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AS
REQUIRED BY THE OHIO SCHOOLS FACILITIES COMMISSION
(OSFC):


Approval of the Program of Requirements (POR) for the Miami East High
School
construction project as required by the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC)
Master Plan.


 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

- Dr. Rappold shared this months edition of The Board What You Need To Know
About Violence In Schools & Transparent Decision-Making.

 

- A thank you letter was written to Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) on behalf of the
Board of Education for their continued support and offering of medical services to our
student athletes. UVMC donated their services the second quarter of the 2008-2009 school
year free of charge.

- The Board selected a date for their annual Board of Education Tour of the
Campus. The Board will tour the classrooms and buildings on Wednesday,
April 1, beginning their tour in the K-8 building at 9:00 a.m.

 

- The Board has historically completed a Self-Appraisal. This year members of the
Board suggested that they hold a work session to review the appraisal template that
has been used in the past. Board members agreed to meet on April 13 @ 7:00 p.m. as
a work session to review and modify their own Self-Appraisal form.

- Dr. Rappold shared information regarding Governor Stricklands Educational reforms
and its potential financial impact on the district.

Although we support reforms intended to assist our staff and students, it appears that
the district will be asked to implement these changes with a 0% increase in funding
next year followed by a 2% decrease in funding the following year.

 

In addition, numerous highlights of the proposed reforms will require our district to
hire additional staff members that have little or no impact on student learning in the
classrooms. Under the Governors proposal, our district would be included in the 43
percent of districts statewide that would receive a decrease in funding. Over the past
six months numerous parents and residents have lost their jobs and are battling to pay
their bills. Dr. Rappold stated it would be reprehensible based upon the current
economic struggles of our residents to ask them for additional funding for items that
have little or no impact on student learning.

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- General Discussion(s) -

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

APRIL 21, 2009

7:00 P.M.