MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS
Regular Board Meeting
Rusty Miller, board president, called the
regular meeting to order at , held in room 602 at
Roll Call was taken with board members Brad Burton, Mark Davis, Rusty Miller, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.
Also in attendance were: Carmen Richters, staff member; Justin Roeth, staff member; Preston Elifritz, staff member; Ellen Donnelly, staff member; Carla Vandever, staff member; Stephanie Mitrisin, staff member; Nicole Lanning, staff member; Ric Hacker, elementary principal; Don Nuss, technology supervisor; Tonya Nuss, parent; Emily Chappie, student; and Josh Matheson, student.
There were no public comments heard.
GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION
Two of the students that attended
this year’s New York City Trip shared their experiences during the trip. Josh Matheson and Emily Chappie both described
sites and events they enjoyed during this year’s trip to
Kindergarten staff members: Carmen
Richters, Justin Roeth, and Preston Elifritz reported on this year’s all-day
everyday kindergarten unit. Mr. Elifritz
began the presentation describing why the unit was created and the goals for
this year’s class. Mr. Roeth explained
to the Board how students are selected for the class. Four criteria are used in making the decision
beginning with the initial kindergarten screening process in the spring. Students are then tested a second time during
the first two weeks of school. An
average of these two testing periods, classroom teacher observations, and the
four criteria are all combined to assist in the selection process. Mrs. Richters presented pre-test and
post-test data showing significant gains in academic achievement for all of the
students enrolled in the unit this year.
Students in the unit had increases in their KDI Scores from an average
of 89.9 in the spring of 2007 to 146.8 in the spring of 2008. Additionally, Dibel scores increased in all
four areas for these fifteen students.
Additionally, Mrs. Richters thanked the two Title I teachers, Ellen Donnelly and Carla
Vandever for their time and effort in working with these students this year. All of the
kindergarten teachers thanked the Board for supporting this unit this year and
recommended its continuation for the 2008-2009 school year.
Report from the Social Studies Textbook
Selection Committee. The Textbook
Committee is part of the curriculum committee as part of the district’s
five-year strategic plan. Three of the
committee members reported on the selection process and the benefits of the new
textbooks and materials for the 2008-2009 school year. Carmen Richters, Stephanie Mitrisin, and
Nicole Lanning represented all three buildings and the overall selection
committee. Mrs. Richters described the
selections at the elementary level and how the course of study dictated several
different publishers being selected.
Mrs. Mitrisin described the selections at the junior high and how Holt
and Glencoe were aligned with the junior high benchmarks and indicators. Stephanie also described the supplementals
and smartboard items that coincided with the textbook selections. Mrs. Lanning described the selections at the
high school. Nicole explained how the
Economics course would be changing in future years and how that particular
textbook would be aligned with the new CORE requirements.
TREASURER’S REPORT:> >
Approval of minutes of the regular board meeting of
and the special
B. Approval of financial statements for April, 2008.
C. Review of the revised five-year forecast for 2008-2012 and discussion of the district’s financial position.
D. Revision of the district’s financial
5-year forecast for 2008-2012 as presented
by the treasurer.
E. Approval to advertise for bids for one (1) seventy-two (72) passenger
transit style bus, with a bid opening on
F. Approval to purchase liability, property and fleet insurance from the
G. Approval of the Revised Amended Tax Rates and Amounts for 2008 (to
be collected in 2009), as previously approved by the Miami County Budget
A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:
1. Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade
of degree, effective at the beginning the 2007-08 school year, on the
approved salary schedules, after receipt of official transcripts:
Kalyn Fowler – BS to BS+150 @ Step 0
(BS & BS+150 @ Step 0 is same salary per negotiated agreement)
2. Approval of an additional classified sub for the balance of
2008-09 school year, on an as needed basis as follows:
Custodian: Jackie Hall
3. Approval of the non-renewal of the spring supplemental contracts,
personnel outside the teaching staff of
of the 2007-2008 school year season as follows:
Head Baseball Coach – Barry Coomes
Assistant Baseball Coach – Jeffrey Haulman
Head Softball Coach – Curt Schaefer
Assistant Softball Coach – Pat Nevius
High School Musical Producer/Director – Mark Iiames
4. Approval of the non-renewal of extended services days at the
end of the 2007-08 school year for the following certified staff:
Kathy Blair – Vocational
– 3 days
Sandra Finkes – Jr. High Counselor – 5 days
5. Approval and acceptance of Mark Rose’s resignation as
high school head wrestling coach at the close of the 2007-08
school year season.
6. Approval for an unpaid leave of absence for Chris Perry, secretary,
for May 9, 12 and 13, 2008.
7. Approval of sub teachers who have been
approved by the
all on an as needed basis for the 2007-08 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 in the same position, then place on the beginning salary schedule.
Approval of a contract with
9. Approval of the suggested salary range for administrators to be used
B. OHSAA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2008-2009:
Approval of membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association
for grades 7-12 for the 2008-2009 school year.
C. EARLY RELEASE FOR SENIORS:
Approval for three days early release days for Seniors on May 30,
June 2, and
D. APPROVAL OF CLASS OF 2008 FOR GRADUATION:
Approval of the Class of 2008 for graduation, 95 seniors, on
E. ALL DAY/EVERYDAY KINDERGARTEN – 2008-2009:
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.
F. SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOK ADOPTION AND PURCHASE:
Approval of adoption
and purchase of the following Social
Studies Textbooks, as recommended by the Social Studies Textbook Committee:
Kindergarten National Geographic (2008 Windows on Literacy)
Grade 1 National Geographic (2008 Windows on Literacy)
Grade 2 Harcourt Social
Grade 3 Harcourt Social Studies (2008 Our Communities)
Grade 4 Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Grade 5 Harcourt Social
Studies (2008 The
Junior High School
Grades 6 Holt (2008 World History Ancient Civilizations)
American Government Prentice Hall (2008 Magruder’s American Government)
Government Prentice Hall/Pearson (2008 Government
American History McDougal Littell (2008 The Americans: Reconstruction)
Honors American History Pearson/Prentice Hall (2008 The American Journey, Vol.2)
Psychology Glencoe (2008 Understanding Psychology)
Sociology Glencoe (2008 Understanding Sociology)
Economics Glencoe (2008 Economics Today and Tomorrow)
World Studies Glencoe (2008 World Geography and Cultures)
G. APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY CHANGES PER NEOLA:
Approval of the Board Policies changes as presented for
review. These changes include updates to items such as policies related to Board
member conflict of interest, Board of Education Appointees, BCII and FBI Checks,
Equal Opportunity employment policy, and vendor relations.
H. APPROVAL OF THE BEVERAGE MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH
2008-2014 SCHOOL YEARS
Approval of the Beverage Marketing Agreement with Pepsi
OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:
- Board members received this month’s installment of The Board – “Setting A Foundation For Ethical Behavior” & “Ten Tips for Taming Controversial Meetings”.
Board of Education self-appraisal will be completed by Dr. Decker during
the regularly scheduled meeting in June.
letter from Senator Tom Roberts to the
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Discussion regarding a request
from a family that home schools their children
to revisit a partial enrollment policy for the district.
Dr. Phil Tieman will be
facilitating a professional development opportunity
for BOE members that will be held on June 9th.
Rappold shared that the district was informed this morning that Miami East
had won the Cross County Conference All-Sports trophy. Mr. Rappold recognized
the efforts this year from our student athletes, coaches, athletic director, and
parents in earning this award for the first time in the district’s history.
BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:
- General Discussion(s)
ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at
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