MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of May 8, 2007

Regular Board Meeting

 

Brad Burton, 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, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Rhea Kirk, staff member; Allen Mack, junior high principal; Wes Welbaum, high school assistant principal; Ric Hacker, elementary principal; Dr. John Decker, Miami County ESC Superintendent; Larry Leffel, parent; Kim Carey, parent; Tyler Church, student; Justin Roeth, staff member; and Dustin Fisher, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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Mr. Larry Leffel addressed the Board of Education regarding information that he shared with Board members regarding PSEOP during the April regular meeting.He once again asked the BOE to reconsider its existing PSEOP requirements and guidelines.Mr. Leffel offered to answer any questions board members might have regarding the information he shared or the concerns that he had.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

Prior to the start of the Regular meeting, the Board of Education toured and visited

student displays in the K-8 auditeria.The displays were a result of students that participated

in the Challenge Leadership Program this spring.Mrs. Ceal Turnbull, Mrs. Sandy Finkes,

and Mrs. Kelly Young coordinated students in the elementary, junior high, and high school

with their various projects.The Board of Education presented each of the three buildings

with certificates of appreciation for the tremendous amount of time and effort invested in

this program.Brad Burton, Board President, congratulated and thanked the students for their
efforts in completing these volunteer projects and shared how impressed the BOE were with the varied projects completed at each of the three buildings.Each of the three building counselors addressed the students and parents and briefly described some of their projects and their willingness and hope this program would continue next year.

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>Dr. John Decker, Miami County Educational Service Center (ESC) Superintendent presented results and recommendations from the Miami East Board of Education Self-Appraisal process.Dr. Decker began his presentation by commenting that once again the Miami East School Board was the only Board he was aware of that completed a self-appraisal each year.He commended the BOE for this self-introspection of their collective goals and direction.Overall, Dr. Decker commended the board for receiving the highest percentages from each category that they had received in the past ten years.Items of particular positive rankings included: Board/Community Relations, Board/Administrative & Staff Relations, and Strategic Planning.Dr. Decker suggested that future goals for the BOE members might include: a board in-service program and continued legislative involvement.

 

Wes Welbaum, chairperson of the Staff Development Committee, reported on the success of this committee�s progress as a part of the district�s five-year strategic plan.Mr. Welbaum shared the various programs and activities the staff at Miami East have participated in this year including waiver day activities and staff development days offered throughout the year.Wes pointed out that the staff development committee works cooperatively with other district strategic committees in assisting them with their own goals for the year.Mr. Welbaum shared that the staff development activities included programs such as curriculum, action planning, and health and safety programs.

 

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A. Approval of minutes of the regular board meeting of April 17, 2007.

 

B.     Approval of financial statements for April, 2007.

 

C. Approval to transfer the balance of the Class of 2006 Student Activity

Fund, in the amount of $36.05, to the General Fund.

 

D. Approval to amend the Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources

and the Permanent Appropriations as needed to accommodate the Bond Refunding

transactions.

 

E. Recommend the declaration of an urgent necessity for the water tower repair

project and to forego the normal bidding process for the repairs in an amount

in excess of the bid requirements.

 

F. Reviewed of the revised five-year forecast and discussion of the districts financial
position.

 

G. Approval of the revision of the districts financial 5-year forecast for 2007-2011 as
presented by the treasurer.

 

H. Approval to advertise for bids for one (1) seventy-two (72) passenger

transit style bus, with a bid opening on June 15, 2007, at 12:00 noon.

 

I.                    Approval to advertise for bids to resurface the high school track, with a

bid opening on May 25, 2007, at 2:00 P.M.

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J. Approval to purchase liability, property and fleet insurance from the

Ohio School Plan through The Hylant Administrative Services for July 1, 2007

through June 30, 2008 (12 months).

 

 

Information Items:

Scholarship Funds:

- Miami East Scholarship Fund in memory of Morris and Mildred Duer

- Linda Roth Scholarship

- Zach Perry Memorial Scholarship

- Boak-Gilmer Music Scholarship

 

Income Tax Receipts for 2007 Fiscal Year

 

School Finance

 

Treasurer Evaluation Forms New Treasurer Contract Legislation -

 

 

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SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

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            A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

             

            1. Approval of Brian Kadel, as a high school social studies

teacher, at Miami East High School, on a one-year limited contract,

Masters degree, step 7, for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

 

2. Approval of the following certificated personnel for upgrade

of degree, effective at the beginning the 2006-07 school year, on the

approved salary schedules, after receipt of official transcripts:

 

Shaun VanSkyock BS to BS+150 @ Step 0

(BS & BS+150 @ Step 0 is same salary per negotiated agreement)

 

 

3. Approval of an additional classified sub for the balance of

2006-07 school year, on an as needed basis as follows:

Bus Driver: Melissa Zellers

 

 

4. Approval of the non-renewal of extended services days at the

end of the 2006-07 school year for the following certified staff:

Kathy Blair Vocational 3 days

Mark Rose OWA - 10 days
Ceal Turnbull High School Counselor 20 days

Kelly Young High School/Elementary Counselor 5 days

Sandra Finkes Jr. High Counselor 5 days

Wade Meyers AV/Library 6 days

 

5. Approval and acceptance of Katie Hartleys letter of resignation

as junior high school head cheerleading advisor at the close of the 2006-07 school year season.

 

6. Approval for an unpaid leave of absence for Diane Littlejohn,

junior high secretary, for June 4, 2007.

 

7. Approval for an unpaid leave of absence for Jeffrey Smith,

Music teacher, for June 4, 2007.

 

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

County Educational Service Center and are on file in the central office.

These sub teachers are all on an as needed basis for the 2006-07 school year.

The board-approved rate of pay has been set at $75.00 per day through 10th

consecutive day, and $83.00 per day from 11th day through 60 consecutive day,

then place on the beginning salary schedule.

 

9.       Approval of a contract with Kimberly Rupert for maintenance and

upgrade of the districts website for the 2007-2008 school year, at $9,924.00.

 

            10. Approval of Justin Roeth, as an elementary kindergarten

teacher, at Miami East Elementary, on a one-year limited contract,

Bachelors degree, step 3, for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

            11. Approval of Betsy Widener, as an English

teacher, at Miami East junior high, on a one-year limited contract,

Masters degree, step 9, for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

 

            B. OHSAA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2007-2008:

Approval of membership in the Ohio High School Athletic

Association for grades 7-12 for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

 

C. EARLY RELEASE FOR SENIORS:

Approval for three days early release days for Seniors on May 30,

31, and June 1, 2007.

            D. APPROVAL OF CLASS OF 2007 FOR GRADUATION:

Approval of the Class of 2007 for graduation, 108 seniors, on

May 25, 2007, 7:30 p.m., at Miami East High School.

            E. APPROVAL OF THE SPORTS MEDICINE AGREEMENT:

Approval of the Sports Medicine agreement with Upper Valley
Medical Center for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Miami County Foundation grant awards to Stephanie Mitrisin and the Junior

High MUSE Machine program, and Ellen Donnelly for computers and software

for the Elementary Title I program. These staff members were thanked and
congratulated for their grant awards. Mr. Rappold suggested that the BOE visit the
junior high web site for pictures and descriptions of the last junior high MUSE
event held recently at the junior high.

- Mr. Rappold thanked the Board of Education for their recent tour of the district on
Friday, May 4th. The staff appreciates the Board members taking the time to visit
and recognize them all for their accomplishments and efforts.

 

- Mr. Rappold shared with the BOE that on the same day as the BOE tour, the high
school academic team competed against every high school in the county in a
county-wide bicentennial academic team competition. This team finished first in
the competition and additional recognition would be shared at next weeks Senior
Awards Assembly. Mrs. McCrillis and four seniors from the high school
participated in this fun-filled event.

 

- The Bus Road-e-o competition was held this past Saturday in Fairborn. Our drivers
did very well in competition and several qualified to move on to the state
competition. Mr. Rappold recognized all of the drivers that participated in this
program and the drivers and team that qualified for the state competition.

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- General Discussion(s)

 

- Both Mr. Burton and Mr. Davis spoke of how proud they were of the staff at
Miami East and how both of their children will soon be graduating from MEHS.
Mr. Burton and Mr. Davis remarked that they were very proud of the staffs work
with their children throughout their years in the district.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Miami East Board of Education adjourned the meeting just after 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

June 19, 2007

7:00 P.M.