MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

             BOARD BITS

 

Review of May 17, 2005

Regular Board Meeting

 

Mark Davis, board president, called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 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.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:                For the purpose of discussing the proposed contract between the Miami Board of
                                          Education and Miami East Education Association.

                                                               

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GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION:

Dr. John Decker- Results from Board of Education self-appraisal.  Dr. Decker, Superintendent of the Miami County ESC, reviewed the results of the 2005 self-appraisal.  Dr. Decker commended the Miami East Board of Education for completing this process.  According to Dr. Decker, Miami East may be the only school board in the county that completes this process annually.  95% of the responses were scored either excellent or satisfactory. 

 

Miami East Education FoundationQuarterly Report.  Doug Larson detailed the progress and success of the Miam East Education Foundation.  Mr. Larson reviewed the community leader dinner, the working committees, and the teacher grant fund.  The teacher grant fund is being chaired by Chad Widener.  Mr. Larson informed the BOE that the Education Foundation hopes to report at the next quarterly meeting that they have now raised over $100,000 for future grants, scholarships, and improvement projects.

 

 

 

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TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

A.      Approval of minutes of the regular board meeting of April 19, 2005.  Addendum #1

B.       Approval of financial statements for April, 2005.   Addendum #2

C.       Approval to participate in the Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Plan for 2006 through the Southwestern Ohio Education Purchasing Cooperative, with Hunter Consulting Company.  Addendum #3

D.      Review of the revised five year forecast and discussion of the district’s financial position.  Addendum #4

E.       Revision of the district’s financial five year forecast for 2005-2009 as presented by the treasurer.

F.       Approval to advertise for bids for one (1) sventy-two (72) passenger transit style school bus with a bid opening of June 17, 2005, 12:00 noon.

G.       Approval to advertise for bids for high school parking lot(s) paving project, with a bid opening of June 17, 2005, 10:00 a.m.

H.      Approval to establish a student activity fund, “Pride in ME” fund 200-9246, and approval of a purpose and budget statement for such fund, as requested by the High School guidance office.

I.         Approval to transfer funds in the amount of $1,687.00 from the FEMA Fund to the general fund.

 

J.        OTHER INFORMATION:

 

-          Out of district travel for the treasurer to attend the annual treasurer’s clinic at the Holiday Inn South, Dayton, Ohio on June 8, 2005.  Pay registration fees of $95.00 per person and mileage reimbursement.

-          Scholarship funds
      Miami East Scholarship Fund in memory of Morris and Mildred Duer
      Boak-Gilmer Music Scholarship
      Linda Roth Scholarship
      Zach Perry Memorial Scholarship

-          Income Tax receipts for 2005 fiscal year.  Addemdum #5

-          Other
      Treasurer’s Evaluation

      “School Finance”

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

OLD BUSINESS:

  

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

            A.                EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

 

1. Approval of acceptance of Keith Martin’s request for a two year leave of
                  absence for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school year.

 

2. Approval of acceptance of Joyce Bell’s letter of resignation, for retirement purposes, effective
                 July 31, 2005.

 

3. Approval of Nanci Johnson to teach MEHS English. Step 0, with BS+150 hours, for the 2005-
                 2006 school year.

 

4. Approval of Tricia Brautigam as a math teacher at Miami East High School, on a one year
                  limited contract, masters degree, step 10, for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

5. Recommend approval of the voluntary assignment of Megan Noll as a third grade teacher, from
                  a Jr. High Special Education teacher, effective for the 2005-2006 school year:

 

6.  Approval of the re-assignment of Patty Taynor from assistant cook to Head Cook at Miami East High School, at the negotiated step, effective for the 2005-06 school year.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT CONT.:

 

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

    2004-05 school year for the following:

               

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

Caig Vasil, 5 days; Wade Meyers, 6 days; and Sandra Finkes, 4 days

 

 

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8.            Approval of a contract with Kimberly Rupert to maintain and upgrade

           the district’s  web site for the 2005-2006 school year, at $10,656.00

 

                            9.         Approval of Sally Burnside as an sub bus driver,  on an as needed basis,

                                             effective for the balance of the 2004-05 school year.

             

10.         Approval of sub teachers who have been approved by the Miami County

           Educational Service Center and are on file in the central office.  These are all on an as

           needed basis for the 2004-2005 school year, at the board approved rate of pay.

 

 

B.                  APPROVAL OF THE MEEA AGREEEMENT FOR 2005-2008 BETWEEN THE

MIAMI EAST BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE MIAMI EAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION:

 

                                                Approval of the MEEA Agreement for 2005-2008 Between The Miami

East Board of Education and The Miami East Education Association.        

               

 

            C.                APPROVAL OF CLASS OF 2005 FOR GRADUATION:

                                                 Approval of the class of 2005, 127 seniors, for graduation on May 29,

2005, 2:00 p.m., at Miami East High School.               

 

 

                   D.        APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY CHANGES AS RECOMMENDED BY NEOLA:

                                                 Approval of Board Policy changes as recommended by Neola as

presented for review at the April meeting, as a result in changes in the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.).  Addendum #6               

 

 

            E.                OHSAA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2005-2006:

                      Approval of membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association

for grades 7-12 for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

 

 

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                F.                APPROVAL OF F.F.A. OUT-OF-STATE TRIP:

 

Approval the F.F.A. out-of-state trip, June 28 through July 3, 2005 to Washington, DC.  Students participating are Amanda Hill, Tyler Church and Brandon Lavy and Marie Carity, chaperone.

 

 

 

 

 

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OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  

-                The Board –  “When You Are Asked To Talk About The Schools”  & “The Board’s

                     Role in Creating and Sustaining A Learning Community” – Addendum #7

 

                                -                   Miami East Education Association “News and Notes” – Addendum #8

 

-                    2005-2006 Tools to Improve Curriculum and Instruction Packet – Addendum #9

 

-                Strategic Planning , Saturday, May 21, 2005, K-8 School @ 8:00 a.m.

 

                                -                Response from governor Taft concerning invoice to State of Ohio – Addendum #10

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

-  General Discussion(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

June 21, 2005

7:00 P.M.