MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of April 18, 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, Mark Davis, Rusty Miller, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were Tim Williams, Ric Hacker, Dana Rasmussen, Rickie Reed, Herman Kiser, Doug Page, Fred Worth, Matt Roth, David Martin, Wes Welbaum, Allie Peterson, Heather Matheson, Brad Wick, and Kelly Dillahunt.

 

                  

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GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

As a result of House Bill 11, legislation that permits school districts to issue high school

diplomas to Vietnam War veterans who left school to serve in the armed forces the Miami East

School District awarded two diplomas this evening.  The Miami East Board of

Education was pleased to present diplomas to Herman J. Kiser and Rickie J. Reed.  Several Miami East High School Seniors participated in the awarding of these diplomas.  Brad Wick and Kelly Dillahunt began the evening’s presentation by describing the accomplishments and service record of Mr. Rickie Reed.  Mr. Reed was then presented with his diploma from the Board of Education.  This was followed by Allie Peterson introducing Mr. Herman Kiser and describing his accomplishments prior to his diploma presentation.

 

Heather Matheson, Senior class President addressed both individuals and once again, thanked them for their service to the country, acknowledged their accomplishments, and named them honorary 2006 class members.  Following the diploma presentation numerous senior students invited the honorees and their families to attend a reception being held in their honor hosted by the Miami East High School senior class.

 

Wes Welbaum, chairperson of the Staff Development Committee, reported on the

success of this committee’s progress as a part of the district’s five-year strategic plan.  Mr. Welbaum recognized the time and effort put into this year’s programs by the Staff Development Committee members, who include:

Teresa Brown                           John Cooper                            Kathy Knoop

Jodi Cron                                 Mary Ann Mumford                 Heidi Perry

Amanda Riley                           Cindy St.Denis

 

A description of the staff development programs and activities was given by Mr. Welbaum.  For the 2005-2006 school year a breakdown of the various programs included:

Special Education         20%    

Curriculum Mapping     24%

Technology                   20%

Teaching Strategies       24%

Safety                           8%

Hall of Fame                 4%      

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Treasurer’s reportTrTREASURER’S REPORT

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A.             Approval of the minutes of the March 21, 2006, regular board
    meeting. 

   

B.         Approval of the financial statements for March 2006. 

 

C.           Approval of a resolution, prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams,
      LLP, authorizing issuance of $2,000,000.00 of Bond Anticipation Notes after
      submission to electors. 

 

D.           Approval to contract with the Local Government Services
      Division of the Auditor of State to supervise the preparation of the FY’
      2006 G.A.A.P. Financial Statements, at a cost not to exceed $3,700.00.

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.         Approval of acceptance of Joyce Demmitt’s letter of

                        resignation, for retirement purposes, at the conclusion of 2005-06
                        school year.  Mr. Rappold thanked Mrs. Demmitt for her years of service to the
                        district and informed the Board of Education that finding a staff member to
                        replace her would be difficult because she has always been so positive with the
                        students. The district looked forward to seeing Joyce in the district in the future
                        as a substitute teacher.

 

2.         Approval of Doedee Trostel Patton’s request for maternity
            leave to coincide with FMLA beginning
April 11, 2006 to May
            23, 2006
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 3.        Approval of Annette Baker’s request for maternity leave to

                        coincide with FMLA beginning April 24, 2006 to June 2, 2006.  

 

 

 4.        Approval of Kristina Brush’s request for continuation of FMLA

                        from May 1, 2006 through conclusion of the 2005-2006 school year.

 

 5.       Approval of the non-renewal of Sandra Spilizewski’s long term

sub teacher contract, effective at the conclusion of the 2005-2006 school year.

                      

 6.                    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 2005-2006 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 – Bob Beam

                                                11th Class Advisor – Jane Worthington

              JUNIOR HIGH

                                                Assistant Track Coach    Jodie Gibson

 

   7.      Approval of the following supplemental contract for the 2005-06

                        school year:

             JUNIOR HIGH

                                             Volunteer Assistant Track Coach – William Deters

 

                    8.      Approval of the renewal for the following certified teaching

                        contracts, effective for the 2006-2007 school year, on the approved teacher

                        salary schedules as follows:

                                        CONTINUING:  

Patricia Jacobs, Carmen Richters, and Melissa Trimbach

              THREE-YEAR LIMITED:  

Max Current, Kathleen McCrillis, Ceal Turnbull, Lisa Arnold,

              Heather Gilliland (part-time), Kathryn Irick, Stephanie Larson, Megan
              Noll, and Angela Sandlin

               ONE-YEAR LIMITED: 

Meghan Arnold, Tricia Brautigam, Nancy Dunham,   

              Kristy Voisard, Kristina Brush , and Leah Berg







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

                           effective for the 2006-07 school year, on the approved classified job

                           classifications per salary schedule as follows:

 

TWO-YEAR LIMITED:         

Custodian:  June Lewis

 

Transportation Coordinator:  Kathy Knoop

 

Bus Driver:  Karen Pemberton and Melody May

 

                                                CONTINUING:   Luann Rozell

 

 

   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.        ALL DAY/EVERYDAY KINDERGARTEN – 2006-07:

            Approval an All Day/Every Day Kindergarten class, with a

cost set at $60.00 per week, with a minimum student number of 15 and a maximum number of 20.  The Guidelines for the program are listed within the attached form.  Addendum #8

 

               C.       RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO
                          ABOLISH CERTIFIED POSITIONS:

 

            In accordance with Article V of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the District’s Certified Staff, the Superintendent recommended the Abolishment of the following Certificated Positions, effective for the 2006-07 School Year, due to decreased enrollment of pupils.  

 

                        High School Science

                                                            High School Guidance Counselor

                                                            Elementary Guidance Counselor (Hired thru ESC)

                                                            Elementary Title I

 

 

 

 

 

    D.    RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO
                        SUSPEND CERTIFIED EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS:

 

                                    In accordance with Article V of the Collective Bargaining   
                        Agreement with the District’s Certified Staff, the Superintendent
                        recommended that the Employment Contract of the following Certified
                        Employees be suspended, effective for the 2006-07 School Year, due to
                        decreased enrollment of pupils, and that such employees be placed on a
                        Recall List:

 

Jason Moore

Craig Vasil

Doedee Trostel-Patton

Jim King (Hired thru ESC)

 

            E.         RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO
                        ABOLISH CLASSIFIED POSITIONS:

 

                                    In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3319.172, and
                        Article 7.03 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Superintendent
                        recommended the Abolishment of the following Classified Positions,
                        effective for the 2006-07 School Year, due to Financial Reasons:

 

K-8 Cook

Technology Facilitator

Aide(s)

 

F.         RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO
            SUSPEND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS:

 

            In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3319.172, and
            Article 7.03 of our collective Bargaining Agreement, the Superintendent  
            recommended that the Employment Contract of the following Classified
            Employees be suspended, effective for the 2006-07 School Year, due to
            Financial Reasons, and that such Employees be placed on a Recall List:

 

                                            Bev Gheen – Asst. Cook

  Tanya Couser – Technology Facilitator

Ronda Horton - Aide

Linda Deaton - Aide

Jill Huelskamp - Aide

 

 

 

G.          RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO
      SUSPEND,  IN PART, CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT
      CONTRACTS:

 

                                    In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3319.172, the
                        Superintendent recommended a suspension of one-half (1/2) of the per
                        contract day of the following bus drivers, due to financial reasons:

 

Norma Karnehm                     

Marsha Cremeans       

Wanda Clark               

Pam Shouse                

Sandy Jess                  

Melody May   

Karen Pemberton        

Tammy Hamiel

Pat Fraley        

Donna Deters              

Phyllis Wiford              

Les Kinder                  

 

 

H.          RECOMMENDATION TO ABOLISH ADMINISTRATIVE/

            SUPERVISOR POSITION:

            In accordance with Board Policy 3143.02, as authorized by Ohio Revised Code 3319.171, the Superintendent recommended the Abolishment of the Administrative Classification Position of Maintenance Building/Grounds Supervisor, effective for the 2006-07 School Year, due to Financial Reasons.

 

 

I.            RECOMMENDATION TO SUSPEND ADMINISTRATIVE/SUPERVISOR        

           EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS:

            In accordance with Board Policy 3143.02, as authorized by Ohio Revised Code 3319.171, the Superintendent recommended that the Employment contract of the following Administrator/Supervisor be suspended, effective for the 2006-07 School Year, due to Financial Reasons, and that such Employees be placed on a Recall List:

 

John Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  

                              -           The Board  – “Reaching Reluctant Learners”

 

-                     Reviewed the School Resource Officer Contract for the 2006-2007 school year.

-                     Congratulatory letter from the Miami East Optimist Club regarding the junior high oratorical contest.

 

-           Collected the Board of Education Self-Appraisal forms to pass
                        along to Dr. Decker from the ESC.

 

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

 

                        -           The superintendent reminded the community that the Levy
                                    Campaign will be hosting a second pancake breakfast on
                                    Saturday, April 29th from
9:00-11:00 a.m.  In addition, mailers and
                                    newsletters will continue to be distributed across the district during
                                    the last two weeks of the campaign.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

-  General Discussion(s)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

May 16, 2006

7:00 P.M.