Review of March 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: Kristy Voisard, staff member; Preston Elifritz, staff member; Tim Williams, high school principal; Jim Taylor, parent; Mark Rose, Head Coach; Levi Smith, student/athlete; Zane Goldberg, student/athlete; and Patrick Cooley, Troy Daily Newspaper.




There were no public comments heard.






-�� State Wrestling Placers & QualifiersMark Rose, Head Coach

���������������� Ryan Gambill, Levi Smith, and Zane Goldberg were invited to describe the
���� ������ ����accomplishments of this year�s high school wrestling team. Additionally, the Board of
Education congratulated and thanked the wrestlers for a very successful season and for their
success at the state tournament this year.


- Eric Putnam, chairperson of the Technology Committee, reported on the success of this
committees progress as a part of the districts five-year strategic plan. Mr. Putnam described
the essential conditions for effective technology use, which includes: vision, effective practice,
equity, leadership, and access.

Mr. Putnam pointed to the continued use of technology in all of the classrooms in the district,
the use of
Study Island this year, the tremendous amout of achievement data now available for
staff members on our server, the use of the action plan templates, and the continued increase of
information on our web site as ways technology is helping to assist and improve achievement
in the district.


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Treasurers reportTrTREASURERS REPORT


A.        Approval of the minutes of the February 20, 2007 regular meeting, as

presented by the treasurer.


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


C. Approval of the Amended Tax Rates and Amounts for 2007 (to be collected

In 2008), as previously approved by the Miami County Budget Commission.


D.     Approval of Official Certificate of Estimated Resources for FY 2008.


E.      Approval to place a moratorium on the approval of additional 403(b) (tax

Sheltered annuities) providers due to the pending IRS regulations for plan administration

and plan document preparation requirements.


F. Other:


- Mr. Sommer updated the Board of Education on the progress of the bond
refunding status.


-          A copy of the School Finance newsletter was shared with Board members.
















1. Approval and acceptance of Eric Putnams letter of

resignation, effective as of June 30, 2007.


2. Approval to re-employ Wes Welbaum, as high school assistant

principal, on a three (3) year administrators contract, effective

August 2007 through July 2010, on a 212 day contract.


3. Approval to re-employ Scott Donaldson, as athletic director, on a
three (3) year administrators contract, effective August 2007 through June 2010,
on a 215 day contract.


4. Approval to re-employ Allen Mack, as junior high principal, on a
three (3) year administrators contract, effective August 2007 through June 2010,
on a 212 day contract.


5. Approval and acceptance of Kevin Evans letter of

resignation as high school head boys basketball coach at the close of the

2006-07 school year season.


6. Approval to reassign Michelle Melvin to a regular full-time route.


7. Approval of Julie Kiesewetter, as a bus driver (special education route), effective March 12, 2007, on an as needed basis per time sheet submitted bi-weekly, on a one year limited contract, at step 0, at the approved board rate of pay.

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

year as follows:


Denise Millet Bus Driver


9.                    Approval of June Lewiss request for unpaid leave of absence for

April 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2007.

10. Approval of the following supplemental contract for the

2006-07 school year:

High School

Asst. Softball Coach Pat Nevius Step 0
Volunteer Softball Coach Bob Beam
Head Baseball Coach Barry Comes Step 4


11. Approved 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

2006-07 school year season as follows:


High School

Assistant Football Frank Hall

Boys Assistant Basketball Rick Hickman
Boys Varsity Assistant Basketball Casey Clawson

Boys Freshman Basketball Tom Meyer

Girls Assistant Basketball Brian Kadel

Boys Soccer Patrick Jump

Boys Assistant Soccer Michael Schumacker

Girls Soccer Emalie Carson

Girls Assistant Soccer Jennie Gearhardt

Assistant Wrestling Rich Randall

Cross Country Jim Siegel

Flag Advisor Lisa Richea


Jr. High

Head 7th Football Coach David Weaver

Asst. 7th Football Coach Dan Wiford

8th Boys Basketball Coach Scott Shirk

7th Boys Basketball Coach Todd Stucker

8th Girls Volleyball Coach Jodi Carr

8th Girls Basketball Coach Kyle Vanover

7th Girls Basketball Coach Dean Denlinger

Asst. Cheerleader Advisor Wendy Ingle


12. 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.


13. Approval and acceptance of Teresa Browns letter of

resignation, effective as of July 1, 2007.



Approval of the Interdistrict Open Enrollment for the 2007-08 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.

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Approval of the suggested salary range for administrators to be used

as a baseline for the 2007 - 2008 school year.




Approval of the guidelines and procedures associated with the creation

of a Miami East High School Athletic Hall of Fame.



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- The Board Great Schools Are Built One At A Time


- Board of Education Self-Appraisal Process


- Board of Education annual tour of the campus and classrooms will be held on Friday,

May 4th, beginning at 8:30 a.m.


- Memorandum of Understanding between the Miami County Sheriffs Department and
Miami East Local School District with regard to the School Resource Officer.


- The new Ohio CORE requirements, beginning with the graduating class of 2014 and
its potential effect at
Miami East.


- Thank you letter written to the Piqua Fraternal Order of Eagles for their donation to
the high school academic incentive program.


- A copy of the Miami East Education Association newsletter was shared with Board

- Mr. Rappold shared information regarding upcoming kindergarten screening and
potential changes to the all-day everyday unit in the elementary. Mr. Rappold
recognized the effort and time put into both the revised screening processs and all-day
unit by Mr. Hacker, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Rchters, and Mr. Elifritz.


EXECUTIVE SESSION: For the purpose of discussing employment of personnel.




- General Discussion(s) -

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at approximately 9:20 p.m.







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