Review of April 17, 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, Rusty Miller, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Carolyn Grimm, staff member; Annette Baker, staff member;  Janet Gump, staff member; Allen Mack, junior high principal; Larry Leffel, parent; Dustin Fisher, Troy Daily Newspaper; and Doug Page, Dayton Daily Newspaper.




There were no public comments heard.





Allen Mack, chairperson of the School Business Partnership Committee, reported on the success of this committee’s progress as a part of the district’s five-year strategic plan.  One of the goals identified by this committee was the further development of community support.  For the second year the committee assisted in numerous after-school remedial tutoring sessions.  Over 40 junior high students and over 70 elementary students have participated in various after-school academic programs as a result of this committee.  Mr. Mack thanked the numerous parent/staff/resident volunteers who have donated time to be a part of these programs.


Report from the Reading/Language Arts Textbook Selection Committee.  The Textbook Committee is part of the curriculum committee as part of the district’s five-year strategic plan.



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A.             Approval of the minutes of the March 20, 2007, regular board meeting. 


B.         Approval of the financial statements for March 2007. 


C.           Approval to contract with the Local Government Services Division

of the Auditor of State to supervise the preparation of the FY’ 2007 G.A.A.P. Financial Statements, at a cost not to exceed $3,700.00.


D.        OTHER:


     -      “School Finance” –


-             Bond Refunding Status –





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A.             EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

      1.        Approval of acceptance of Carol Walker’s letter of

  resignation, for retirement purposes, at the conclusion of 2006-07

  school year. 


     2.       Approval of acceptance of Fred Worth’s letter of

  resignation, for retirement purposes, effective May 31, 2007.


      3.      Approval of acceptance of Melissa Trimbach’s letter of

  resignation, at the conclusion of 2006-07 school year. 


     4.     Approval of acceptance of Lisa Arnold’s letter of

  resignation, at the conclusion of 2006-07 school year. 


5.          Approval of an additional classified subs for the 2006-07

   school year as follows:


                                                Bus Drivers:  Wanda Starner and Wylena Hahn


    6.       Approval of the School Resource Officer Contract for the
               2007-2008 & 2008-2009 School Year, as presented for review at
               April’s meeting. 


    7.       Approval of the non-renewal of the spring supplemental contracts,

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

                                        of the 2006-2007 school year season as follows:

              HIGH SCHOOL

                                                            Head Baseball Coach –  Barry Coomes

                                                            Assistant Baseball Coach – Jeffrey Haulman

                                                            Head Softball Coach –  Curt Schaefer

                                                            Assistant Softball Coach – Pat Nevius

                                                Assistant Cheerleader Advisor – Pam Wisecup

                                                High School Musical Co-Advisors – Mark Iiames & Kaitlen Peterman

                                                Show Choir Advisor – Kaitlen Peterman


                                     8.      Approval of the renewal for the following certified teaching

                                        contracts, effective for the 2007-2008 school year, on the approved teacher

                                        salary schedules as follows:


Katie Peters-Crosby, Janet Stevens, Ellen Donnelly, and Cindy St. Denis

              THREE-YEAR LIMITED:  

            High School:     Shelly Bair, Jerry Black, Kathleen Blair, Gary Church,
                                    Kevin Evans,
Wade Meyers, and Jeff Smith


             Junior High:      Kristina Brush, Bruce Vanover, and Chris Weddle

             Elementary:      Rita Burnside, Preston Elifritz, Denise Gibson, Jennifer
                                    McCuistion, Carol Sutherly, and Carla Vandever



           High School:      Meghan Arnold, Tricia Brautigam, Nancy Dunham, and
                                    Kristy Voisard


            Junior High:       Doedee Trostel-Patton

            Elementary:       Leah Brough


                                9.          Approval of the renewal for the following certified teaching

                                       contracts, effective for the 2007-2008 school year, on the approved teacher

                                       salary schedules as follows cont.:

               ONE-YEAR LIMITED: 

            High School:      Kristina Kemen, David Scott, Shaun VanSkyock, and
Kelly Young


 Junior High:      Julie Mack (Part-time)


             Elementary:      Jodi Metzger


10.         Approval for the renewal of the following classified contracts,

                                       effective for the 2007-08 school year, on the approved classified job

              classifications per salary schedule as follows:



           Aide:  Jill Huelskamp     


           Assistant Cook: Beverly Gheen


                                               Special Education Bus Aide:  Teresa Robbins (On as needed basis)


             TWO-YEAR LIMITED:         

                                                  Assistant Cook:  Janice Jackson          

    Bus Driver:  Michele Melvin

                                              Special Education Bus Driver:  Julie Kiesewetter (On as needed basis)


11.        Approval of the following person for supplemental contracts, 

effective for the 2007-08 school year, based on their years of experience,   

at the board approved rate of pay:


              HIGH SCHOOL

                                              Boys Head Basketball Coach -  Allen Mack -  Step 6

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.




          Approval of Fallview Land Improvements bid for summer mowing

                         and landscaping the outside grounds of Miami East High School, Junior High, Elementary,

            and  practice fields for the 2007 season. 



            C.        ALL DAY/EVERYDAY KINDERGARTEN – 2007-2008:

          Approval of an All Day/Every Day Kindergarten Recovery class, with

a minimum student number of 15 and a maximum number of 20.  The guidelines for the program are listed within the attached form. 




                                  Approval of the 2007-2008 Athletic GPA Eligibility Program.
                        The Eligibility Program will continue to be reviewed/revised at the
                                    conclusion of the 2007-2008 school year.


             E.        OUT-OF-STATE TRIP APPROVAL:


            Approval of an out-of-state trip for Miami East High School
                        FFA students and advisor to attend the Washington Leadership Conference,

  to be held in Washington D.C. on June 5-10, 2007. 





                                    Approval of revisions and updates to the existing Technology
                        Supervisor job description. 




                                    Approval of adoption and purchase of the following Reading   
                          Language Arts Textbooks, as recommended by the Reading/Language Arts
                          Curriculum Committee:  

                                    Kindergarten – Sixth Grade        MacMillan/McGraw Hill (2007)
                                    High School – Grades 9-12        Prentice Hall (2007)
                                    High School – AP                     MacMillan (2007)





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                                   -      The Board  – “What Your Meetings Say About Your Leadership”.

                  -       Thank you letter written on behalf of the Board to Conover Lumber Company. 
                                     This year over eight drivers are planning on participating in the bus rodeo. 
                         Conover Lumber donated supplies and materials for the upcoming competition.


                      -       Mr. Rappold shared a complimentary letter written to the high school in regard
                         to the wonderful high school musical performance this year. 


-              Collection of Board of Education Self-Appraisal form to pass along to Dr. Decker

 from the Miami County ESC.  Mr. Rappold reminded the Board members to complete
        their self-appraisal forms.  These will then be forwarded to Dr. Decker.  The final
        results will be presented to the BOE during the May meeting.  


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

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


-              A proposed two-year contract with Upper Valley Medical Center for the district’s athletic trainer was shared as an informational item.  This contract will be included during the May Regular meeting.

-              A packet and letter from a parent was shared with the Board of Education.  The packet included concerns and questions regarding the district’s PSEOP policy.  Board members were encouraged to contact this parent if they had any questions and wished to clarify
any of the information which was provided.

-              Substitute pay rates for 2006-2007 & for 2007-2008 were shared with the Board.

-              This month’s edition of the MEEA News and Notes were shared with board members.



-  General Discussion(s)









ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.













Scheduled for:

May 8, 2007, 7:00 P.M.