MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of April 21, 2009

Regular Board Meeting

 

Rusty Miller, 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: Cindy Drapp, staff member; Linda Copeland, staff member; David Scott, staff member; Janet Taylor, staff member; Jim Taylor, parent; and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION


The Board of Education was presented with this year�s Curriculum Committee�s report.This year�s report was conducted by representatives from this year�s science textbook committee. The Textbook Committee is part of the curriculum committee which is one of five goals of the district�s five-year strategic plan. Staff members from this committee explained the process used in making their final textbook selections.
Representing the Science Textbook Selection Committee were David Scott, High School; Linda Copeland, Junior High; Janet Taylor, Junior High; and Cindy Drapp, elementary.

All of the science teachers present at the meeting discussed the textbook rubric that was used as a guide in making their selections.The rubric focused on integral items such as alignment with curriculum, the addition of technology resources to use in lessons, the inclusion of key concepts aligned with their curriculum maps, and the potential online use of additional supplemental materials.

Mrs. Copeland shared why the junior high selected the books they recommended to adopt.Mrs. Copeland discussed how these textbooks were aligned with the state standards, the use of technology resources, readability, size of print, and the graphics.Mrs. Taylor shared that they were very excited about the correlation of their selection with the Ohio Grade Level Indicators (GLI�s). Mrs. Drapp discussed how the elementary textbooks matched the GLI�s and benchmarks for the elementary level. Mrs. Drapp also expressed how it is often challenging for the staff to locate a textbook that matches the GLIs when many span several grade levels at the elementary. Mr. Scott allowed Board members to view each of the science textbooks selected by the high school science teachers. Mr. Scott spoke favorably of the readability of the books selected at the high school and how several of the AP editions and upper level textbooks are also used in college courses, better preparing our students in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.         Approval of the minutes of the March 17, 2009, regular board meeting,

as presented by the treasurer.

 

B. Approval of the financial statements for March 2009.

 

 

C. OTHER:

 

- Mr. Sommer shared this months edition of the School Finance newsletter.
This months edition focused on HB-1.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

NEW BUSINESS:

 

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1. Approval of several unpaid leave of absences for the following

employees:
Debbie Hunt March 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2009

(6 total days)

Diann Fine June 1, 2009 (due to retiring at end of May, 2009)

Noelle Mumpower-Davis April 30, 2009

 

2. Approval of the following classified sub for the 2008-2009

school year:

Bus Driver(s) Nancy Hitchcock (effective 4/20/09) and
Jacquelyn Winner (effective 4/15/09)

3. Approval of acceptance of Robert Stevenss letter of

resignation, for retirement purposes, effective May 29, 2009.

 

 

4. Approval of acceptance of Jody Crons letter of resignation,

for retirement purposes, effective July 31, 2009.

 

 

5.       Approval of the renewal of teaching contracts for certified

                                  employees, on the approved teacher salary schedules, effective for the

                                  2009-2010 school year as follows:

CONTINUING:

 Elementary :   Ashley Demmitt, Kathryn Irick and Carla Vandever       

                      

 

 

   SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT CONT.:

 

7. NEW BUSINESS CONT.:

 

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS CONT.:

 

         THREE-YEAR LIMITED:  

              High School:  Megan Arnold, Tricia Brautigam, Max Current,

                                    Kathleen McCrillis, Cecelia Turnbull, and

                                    Kristy Voisard

Junior High:   Heather Gilliland (Part-time), and Doedee Trostel-Patton

Elementary:    Stephanie Larson and Megan Noll 

 

           TWO-YEAR LIMITED:  

High School:  Kayln Fowler and Brian Kadel 

              Junior High:   Christa Everett and Elizabeth Widener

              Elementary:    LaDonna Mays and Justin Roeth

 

            ONE-YEAR LIMITED

              High School:   Danielle Dillon

           

 Junior High:    Alan Russell

 

              Elementary:     Steve Kirby

 

                        6.       Approval of the renewal of classified contracts, on the

                                   approved classified job classifications schedules, effective for the 2009-10

                                   school year as follows:

              CONTINUING:

               Asst. Cook Janice Jackson

               Bus Drivers Michelle Melvin and Julie Kiesewetter

 

7. 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 2008-09 school year. The board-approved rate

of pay has been set at $75.00 per day through 10th consecutive days, and $83.00

per day from 11th day through 60th day consecutive day in the same position,

then place on the beginning salary schedule.

 

 

8. Recommend approval of the following out of state trip:

April 14-17, 2010 Miami East High School
to New York City



9. Approval of non-renewing the contract of Chelsey Garster.



10. The Quandel Group has fulfilled the necessary submittal and interviewing requirements
to select the geotechnical firm for the Miami East High School Project. The Quandel
Group has selected CTL Engineering, Inc. to complete the soil borings and geotechnical
services for the project.



11.              Approval to advertise bids for an eight (8) passenger van.


12.              Approval to advertise bids for the excavation phase and related specifications for the varsity baseball and softball fields.

 

B. 2009-2010 MIAMI EAST ATHLETIC GPA ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM:

 

Approval of the 2009-2010 Athletic GPA Eligibility Program. The

Eligibility Program will continue to be reviewed/revised at the conclusion of the

2009-2010 school year.

 

 

C. ALL DAY/EVERYDAY KINDERGARTEN 2009-2010:

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.

 

D. SCIENCE TEXTBOOK ADOPTION AND PURCHASE:

 

Approval of adoption and purchase of the following Science Textbooks,
as recommended by the Science Curriculum Committee:


Kindergarten Second Grade MacMillan/McGraw Hill (2009)

Third Grade Fifth Grade Scott Foresman (2009)

Sixth Grade MacMillan/McGraw Hill (2009)
Seventh Grade Glencoe (2009)
Eighth Grade Pearson/Prentice Hall (2009)
High School Biology Prentice Hall (2008)
High School AP Biology Glencoe (2009)
High School Chemistry Prentice Hall (2009)

High School Anatomy McGraw Hill (2009)

High School Env. Science Holt (2009)

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

            - Dr. Rappold shared this months edition of The Board How Much Service Is Enough?

- Dr. Rappold shared correspondence from two State Representatives regarding our concerns
about the financial impact on the district from the Governors proposed educational

reform. Dr. Rappold had written several letters on behalf of the district detailing concerns
about the financial impact of the Governors reform suggestions on the district. While many
of these proposed reforms could be beneficial educationally to the district the lack of
additional funding by the state to offset these proposals could have a significant impact on
the district.

 

- Each month throughout the spring one of the five Strategic Planning Committees will be
completing their annual reports to the Board of Education. Dr. Rappold shared the schedule
for these upcoming annual reports.

 

-            Status of OSFC Report on the High School CFAP Project. The high school project continues to move forward. Last week soil borings were started in the area of the new site. The architects had hoped to have the soil borings completed by now, but the weather has slowed their progress. In addition, the architects have returned to the district to meet with the individual departments as the floor plan continues to be revised and updated.

 

-            The Board of Education was apprised of the current status of Varsity Baseball/Softball project. Excavating bids have been sent out and a mandatory pre-bid meeting will take place next week. Final bids for the excavating phase of the project are due in the BOE office Monday, May 4th.

 

-            Dr. Rappold shared both the current Annual Board Self Evaluation Form and the revised Evaluation Form from the previous work session by the Board of Education.

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- General Discussion(s)

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned this evenings meeting at 8:20 p.m.

 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

Scheduled for:

May 19, 2009 7:00 P.M.