MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of May 16, 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: Matt Roth, staff member; Allen Mack, junior high principal; Jim Taylor, parent; Dana Rasmussen, Troy Daily Newspaper; and Doug Page, Dayton Daily Newspaper.

 

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GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

Dr. John Decker, who originally was to make a report to the Board of Education regarding their self-appraisals will instead present results from Board of Education Self-Appraisal at the June 20, 2006 board meeting.

 

The superientendent thanked the Miami East district residents and parents for their support and passage of the May 2 school levies.Although it would be impossible to thank everyone that assisted with the passage of the levy, the superintendent did recognize the efforts of the Citizens for Miami East Levy Committee, Kellie Mahaney, chairperson; the Miami East Elementary PTO, the entire staff in the district, students, and parents that all contributed in answering questions and distributing information throughout the spring.

 

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TREASURERíS REPORT:

A.     †††Approval of minutes of the regular board meeting of April 18, 2006.

B.     †††Approval of financial statements for April, 2006.††

C. ††Reviewed the revised five-year forecast and discussion of the districtís financial ††
†† position.†††

 

D.     ††Approval of the revision of the districtís financial 5-year forecast for 2006-2010
as presented by the treasurer.

 

E.           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.

 

F.           Approval to advertise for bids for one (1) fifty-four (54) passenger transit style handicap bus, with a bid opening at 12:00 noon on June 16, 2006.

 

G.          Approval to advertise for bids for the high school front parking lot paving project, with a bid opening at 3:00 P.M. on June 16, 2006.

 

H.          INFORMATIONALITEMS:

 

-         SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS:

†††† Miami East Scholarship Fund Ė In Memory of Morris and Mildred Duer

†††† Boak-Gilmer Music Scholarship

†††† Linda Roth Scholarship

†††† Zach Perry Memorial Scholarship

 

-         Income Tax Receipts for 2006 Fiscal Year Ė

 

-         OTHER:

†††† ďSchool FinanceĒ

 

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SUPERINTENDENTíS REPORT:

 

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EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.           Approval of Stephanie Larsonís request for maternity leave to coincide with FMLA beginning May 18, 2006 to June 5, 2006.

 

2.      †††Approval of the non-renewal of extended services days at the end of the

†††††††† 2005-06 school year for the following:

†††††††††† ††Kathy Blair, 3 days; Mark Rose, 10 days; Ceal Turnbull, 20 days;

††††††††††††††† Craig Vasil, 5 days; Wade Meyers, 6 days; and Sandra Finkes, 5 days

 

3.      ††††Approval of the School Resource Officer Contract for the 2006-2007

††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††School Year, as presented for review at Aprilís meeting.

 

†††††††††††† †††††††††††4.††††††† Approval of the salary schedule for administrators and supervisors for

†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††the 2006-2007 school year.††

 

5.†††††† 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.

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B.††††††† RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO RECIND THE
††††††††† ††EARLIER RECOMMENDATION TO SUSPEND,IN PART,
†† †††††††† ††CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS FOR BUS DRIVERS:

 

†† †††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††Approval to reinstate the following drivers to full-time status
††††††††††††††††††††† effective for the 2006-2007 school year:

Norma Karnehm†††††††††††††††††††††

Marsha Cremeans†††††††

Wanda Clark†††††††††††††††

Pam Shouse††††††††††††††††

Sandy Jess††††††††††††††††††

Melody May†††

Karen Pemberton††††††††

Tammy Hamiel

Pat Fraley †††††††

Donna Deters††††††††††††††

Phyllis Wiford††††††††††††††

Les Kinder††††††††††††††††††

 

            ††C.††††† OHSAA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2006-2007:

††††††††† Approval of membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for grades 7-12 for the 2006-2007 school year.

 

††††††††††††† D.††††††† EARLY RELEASE FOR SENIORS:

††††††††††††††† Approval for early release of Seniors May 30, 31, and June 1, 2006 as three

†††† days early release days for seniors.

 

            ††E.††††††† APPROVAL OF CLASS OF 2006 FOR GRADUATION:

†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††Approval of the class of 2006, 104 seniors, for graduation on June 2,
††††††††††††††††††††† 2006
, 8:00 p.m., at Miami East High School.††

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-†††††††††† Several Board of Education Policy changes were presented as
†††††††††††††††††††† †† informational items. These changes are being recommended by Neola, as a
†† †††††††††††††††††††† result of various O.R.C. changes and include updates to items such as
†† †††††††††††††††††††† audit policies, deposit of funds, personnel files, and student records.

 

-†††††††††† Phi Delta Kappa article highlighting Miami East and Katie Peters-
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Crosbyís use of the Battelle data in the district.Mr. Rappold discussed
††††† ††††††††††††††††† how the value-added information had been utilized across the district, how
††† ††††††††††††††††††† the district has made plans to train two more staff members to be trainers
†† †††††††††††††††††††† for next year, and a recent junior high and high school math department
†† †††††††††††††††††††† meeting that looked at the data in helping to make decisions for next year.

 

-†††††††††† Request permission to declare as a surplus item and advertise a 1999
††† ††††††††††††††††††† Bobcat mower that is no longer used by the district.The advertisement
†† †††††††††††††††††††† will run through
June 2, 2006.

 

-†††††††††† Discussed the status of earlier proposed financial reductions to provide
†† †††††††††††††††††††† needed stability as we continue working on a long-term financial plan that
†† †††††††††††††††††††† will enable us to continue offering the highest quality educational
†† †††††††††††††††††††† programs to our children.  Personnel recalls will be included on the June
††††††††††† ††††††††††† BOE Agenda.In addition, the superintendent shared that he would not be
†††††††††††† †††††††††† in favor of recommending pay to participate for next year, as earlier
†† †††††††††††††††††††† discussed now that the levy had been successful.

 

-†††††††††† Superintendent shared the initial district-wide achievement test scores
†† †††††††††††††††††††† from grades 3-8.These scores have not been finalized and a more
†† †††††††††††††††††††† thorough discussion will take place during the June BOE meeting.
†† †††††††††††††††††††† However, it was worth noting that several grade levels showed a dramatic
††† ††††††††††††††††††† improvement in scores as a result of the time and effort of the staff and
††††††††††††††††††††† students.

 

-†††††††††† Pre School status.The district will be sending out an interest survey for a
††† ††††††††††††††††††† potential pre school program that would open here in the district beginning
††† ††††††††††††††††††† at the start of the 2006-2007 school year.

 

BOARD MEMBERSí COMMENTS:

 

-General Discussion(s).Mr. Mark Davis inquired about checking on the legality of an earlier MOU between the Miami East FFA Chapter and the CTC regarding a recent proposal to change the name of the districtís FFA chapter.The superintendent responded that that the MOU would be reviewed by our districtís attorney before any final decision would be made regarding the name change.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:The Miami East Board of Education adjourned the regular monthly meeting
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8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

June 20, 2006

7:00 P.M.