Review of April 19, 2005

Regular Board Meeting


Mark Davis, 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.



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Good News Recognition


The Miami East Education Foundation was scheduled to conduct their quarterly meeting.  Instead, they requested to wait until the May meeting to make a more detailed report to the Board of Education.


Congratulations was extended to Stephanie Mitrisin who was recently awarded a grant for over $1,000 for use for the Muse Machine!




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Treasurer’s reportTrTreasurer’s Report


A.                 Approval of the minutes of the March 15, 2005, regular

board meeting.  Addendum #1


B.               Approval of the financial statements for March 2005.

Addendum #2


C.              Approval to revise the district’s inventory policies, useful

life for depreciation calculations, for land improvements (from 7 to 20

years) and business equipment (from 3 to 3-8 years).  Addendum #3


D.              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.  Addendum #4


                E.             Approval to contract with the Local Government Services, Division of the Auditor of State, to
                              supervise the preparation of the fiscal year 2005 G.A.A.P. Financial Statements, at a cost not to   
                              exceed $3,700.00.  Addendum #5





-          “School Finance” –


-          Treasurer Evaluation Forms –





Superintendent’s Report:

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            Employment Items:

1.                 Approval of acceptance of Marilyn Reynolds letter of

resignation, for retirement purposes, at the conclusion of 2004-05

contracted days, per contract.


2.                   Approval of acceptance of Jean Morgan’s letter of

resignation, for retirement purposes, at the conclusion of 2004-05

contracted days, per contract.


3.                Approval of Ambie Lennartz’s request for a one year

leave of absence, for the 2005-06 school year.


4.            Approval of Donette Weldon effective April 1, and

Tammy Cron effective April 7, 2005, as classified subs in the

following areas:  assistant cook, aide, and custodian.


5.                Approval of the non-renewal of Sandra Jess’s contract,

as special education bus driver, at the conclusion of the 2004-05 school

year contracted days.


6.                   Approval of the non-renewal of Jill Huelskamp, Ronda

Horton and Linda Deaton contracts, as special education one-on-one

aides, at the conclusion of the 2004-05 school year contracted days.


7.                   Non-renewal of all spring supplemental contracts, for

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

of  the 2004-2005 school year season as follows:


                 HIGH SCHOOL

Head Baseball Coach –  Barry Coomes

Assistant Baseball Coach – Jeffrey Haulman

Assistant Track Coach – Micah Mitchell

Head Softball Coach –  Curt Schaefer

Assistant Softball Coach – James Nickel

Assistant Band Director – Greg Baldschun

Ticket Taker- Sharon Martin



Assistant Track Coach    Rhonda Vanover

Head Cheerleader Advisor – Christina McCuistion

Assistant Cheerleader Advisor – Jenna Duff


                                8.             Approval of the renewal for the following certified teaching

contracts, effective for the 2005-2006 school year, on the approved teacher

salary schedules as follows:


Nicole Lanning, Keith Martin, Heidi Perry, Mark Rose, Rebecca

Weldy, Michael DeHart, Jennifer Haney, William Peters (part-time), Janet Stevens, Annette Baker, Ashley Demmitt, Amanda Riley,

Mary Simmons, Fred Worth, and Jennifer Ziegenbusch.


Jerry Black, Gary Church, Kevin Evans, Wade Meyers, Bruce

Vanover, and Preston Elifritz.

                ONE-YEAR LIMITED:     

Jason Moore and  Craig Vasil.



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

effective for the 2005-06 school year, on the approved classified job

classifications per salary schedule as follows:


TWO-YEAR LIMITED:                     


Custodian (part-time):                Ellen Granlund


Assistant Cook:   Beverly Gheen


Special Education Bus Aide:  Teresa Robbins


10.                Approval of the sub teacher rate for the 2005-2006 school

year at a rate of $73.00/day for 10 consecutive days, and $83.00/day for

the 11th through 60th days, then placed on the beginning salary schedule.


11.             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 2004-05 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 consecutive day, and then placed on the beginning salary schedule.



New Business Continued:

                   B.             ALL DAY/EVERYDAY KINDERGARTEN – 2005-06:

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

cost set at $50.00 per week, with a minimum student number of 15 and a maximum number of 20.





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OtherOtheOther Informational/Discussion Items:


                                    -           The Board  – “The Board’s Role in Closing Gaps in Achievement” and

                                                     “Strategies For Maintaining Facilities”- Addendum #6


-                      Review the Board Policy changes as recommended by Neola as a result in changes in the O.R.C. – Addendum #7


-                      A Discussion was held concerning the irrigation of the practice fields using water from the water tower.  This would be a joint effort between the athletic boosters and the BOE.


-                      The BOE was updated on the progress of the baseball diamonds being utilized by the Junior Diamond baseball group.


-                      The strategic planning committee will be meeting on Saturday, May 21 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the K-8 building in room 604.





Board Members’ Comments:


-  General Discussion(s)



















May 17, 2005

7:00 P.M.