Review of March 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, Rusty Miller, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were Alan Mack, Barb Fulton, Tim Williams, Jim Taylor, Ruth Thompson, Carolyn Grimm, Jamie Meyer, Amanda Thompson, and Dana Rasmussen.



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Good News Recognition


Allen Mack reported on the success of the Junior High Math Counts Team and their recent Regional Competition.  Beginning in November, students meet weekly with Mrs. Teresa Brown and Lisa Bowman.  Students are then chosen to compete as a team and individually in competition.  Congratulations and appreciation were expressed to both Jamie Meyer and Amanda Thompson.   Jamie competed in the state Math Counts contest on March 11.  He was the first Miami East Junior High student to achieve this high honor in the past 10 years.  In addition, Jamie and Amanda Thompson were both recognized for outstanding performances at the regional competition on February 18 at Edison State.


Allen Mack, chairperson of the Business Partnership Committee, along with Barb Fulton reported on the success of this committee’s progress as a part of the district’s

five-year strategic plan.


The Business Partnership Committee consists of the following team members: LaDonna Mays, Brian Younce, Doug Buse, Scott Shirk, Jeff Smith, and Barb Fulton.  The focus and goal this year for the Business Committee was to develop an after-school intervention program to prepare students in grades 3-8 for the math portion of the Ohio Achievement tests in March of 2006.


Highlights of the after-school “Math Training Camp” were as follows:

  • Four after-school sessions beginning in February
  • 127 students participated (75 Junior High students & 52 Elementary students)
  • 43 volunteers participated including (parents, teachers, community members, and high school students)





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Treasurer’s reportTrTreasurer’s Report


A.             Approval of the minutes of the February 21, 2006 regular meeting, as

            presented by the treasurer.   


B.             Approval of the financial statements for February, 2006. 


C.             Approval of the Amended Tax Rates and Amounts for 2006 (to be
    collected in 2007), as previously approved by the Miami County Budget   


            D.        Approval of the Official Certificate of Estimated Resources for


E.         Other:


-          $2,000,000 Bond Anticipation Notes – Renewal or Issue Bonds –



Treasurer’s reportTSuperintendent’s Report:


A.  Employment Items

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1.       Approval and acceptance of Mary Everett’s letter of

          resignation, effective as of June, 2006.


2.      Approval and acceptance of Betty Kirk’s letter of resignation,

                     effective as of July 1, 2006.


3.       Approval of Kris Brush’s request for maternity leave to

                      coincide with FMLA beginning March 14, 2006 to April 28, 2006.


            4.       Approval for an unpaid leave of absence for Bev Gheen,
          assistant cook, for March 16 and 17, 2006.


5.       Approval and acceptance of Rhonda Vanover’s letter of
                      resignation as assistant junior high track coach, for the 2005-2006 school






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6.       Approval and acceptance of Jennifer Ziegenbusch’s letter of

                      resignation as high school varsity volleyball coach at the close of the 2005-06

                      school year season.


7.       Approval and acceptance of Amanda Riley’s letter of

                      resignation as high school assistant cheerleader advisor at the close of the

                      2005-06 school year season.


8.        Approval of the following supplemental contract for the

                       2005-06 school year:

High School

            Asst. Softball Coach – Bob Beam – Step 0

Junior High School

            Assistant Junior High Track Coach – Jodie Gibson – Step 0


9.       Approval of 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

                2005-06 school year season as follows:


                High School

                                                Assistant  Football - Steve Kirby

                                                Assistant  Football -  Frank Hall

                                                Assistant Boys Basketball -Dean Maxson

                                                Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball -       Barry Coomes

                                                Freshman Boys Basketball l-  Skip Peterson

                                                Boys Soccer -  Manuel Perez

                                                Assistant Boys Soccer -  Jon Kellems

                                                Girls Soccer - Emalie Carson

                                                Assistant Girls Soccer - Jennie Gearhardt

                                                Assistant Wrestling -  Rich Randall

                                                Cross Country -  Jim Siegel

            Flag Advisor - Lisa Richea


                                             Jr. High

                                                Head 8th Football Coach - David Weaver

                                                Asst. 8th Football Coach - Dan Wiford

                                                8th Boys Basketball Coach - Rob Maxson

                                                7th Boys Basketball Coach - Jeffrey Mullins



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                                                7th Girls Volleyball Coach - Julie Mack

                                                8th Girls Basketball Coach - Dean Denlinger

                                                7th Girls Basketball Coach - Kyle Vanover

                                                Asst. Cheerleader Advisor - Sarah Meyer


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 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 days in
                     the same position, then placed on beginning salary schedule.



B.  Approval Of Landscaping And Mowing Contract:

Approval of Lostcreek Lawn & Fence Company’s bid for summer mowing and landscaping the outside grounds of Miami East High School, Junior High, Elementary, and practice fields for the 2006 season. 


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C.  Approval Of Interdistrict Open Enrollment For 2006-07:

             Approval of the Interdistrict Open Enrollment for the 2006-07 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.   



 D.  Approval Of Administrator/Treasurer Salary Range For 2005-2006:

             Approval of the suggested salary range for administrators and
             treasurer to be used as a baseline for the 2006-2007 school year.   



 E.  Approval Of Board Policy Changes Per Neola:

  Approval of the Board Policies changes which include updates to

              the grading policies, grading scales, Post Secondary Education Option (PSEOP), and
              early graduation, as presented for review at the February board meeting.  








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Other Informational/Discussion Items:


          -      The Board publication – “Real Character Is Demonstrated In Challenging  
                  Times” and  Class Size Reduction – Is It Worth The Price? were passed out
                  to Board members.


                        -      The Miami East Board of Education Self-Appraisal Process forms were
                               distributed.  The BOE agreed to complete the appraisal forms by the April
                               Board meeting.  Thereafter, the completed appraisals will the be forwarded
                               on to Dr. Decker who will be asked to compile the results and report back to        
                               the Miami East Board of Education his findings.


                        -      The Board of Education annual tour of the campus and classrooms will be
                                held on Friday, April 21, beginning at
8:30 a.m.


            -      Logan Pyers is submitting a landscaping plan for the North Practice Fields as
                   part of  Eagle  Scout Project.


           -       Mr. Rappold reminded everyone that the district will be hosting a Pancake  
                   Breakfast April 1st and 29th from
9:00-11:00 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.



Board Members’ Comments:


         -      General Discussion(s) -




Adjournment:  The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.





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