MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of June 19, 2007

Regular Board Meeting

 

Rusty Miller, board vice-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 Mark Davis, Rusty Miller, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Carolyn Grimm, staff member; Ric Hacker, elementary principal; Don Nuss, parent; Tonya Nuss, parent; LaDonna Mays, staff member; Larry Leffel, parent; Jim Taylor, parent; Dustin Fisher, Troy Daily Newspaper; and Doug Page, Dayton Daily Newspaper.

 

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Mr. Larry Leffel addressed the Board of Education regarding the information that he had previously shared regarding PSEOP.Mr. Leffel stated that he did not believe the district was abiding by the intent of the policy and would be willing to speak with members if they had any questions regarding the information that he had shared earlier.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

The Miami East Board of Education formally recognized the following

staff members that have reached milestones of service to the district and those that will be

retiring at the end of the 2006-2007 school year:

10 Years 20 Years 25 Years Retiring

Shelly Bair Patty Taynor Sandy Finkes Eric Putnam (1977 - 2007)

Chris Weddle Christy Motter Diane Littlejohn Donna Teresa Brown (1977-2007)

Michael Sommer Mark Ward Carol Walker (1975 - 2007)

Allen Mack Fred Worth (1977-2007)



Facilities and Grounds Committee Report:

Ric Hacker, chairperson of the Facilities and Grounds Committee, reported

on the success of this committees progress as a part of the districts five-year strategic
plan. The Facilities and Grounds Committee is the last Committee as part of the five-year
Strategic Plan to report this year. Over the past four months, each of the five
committees has reported to the BOE the status of goals and objectives for this year.

Mr. Hacker shared that the Committee had conducted three tours of the campus this year: high school, K-8 building, and grounds. The Committee reported items across the district that need to continue to be focused upon and recommendations for next year. It was strongly suggested that the Board of Education continue reminding the district residents that the K-8 building was only the first phase of potential construction and as soon as the Ohio Facilities Commission moves the district up in eligibility the high school could potentially qualify for state assistance for construction. Additionally, the Committee shared several recommendations for further improvements to both the buildings and grounds that were recommended for the future.

 

 

2007 OGT TEST RSULTS:

 

Results from the 2007 Miami East High School Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) standardized test results were shared with the Board of Education. Miami East High School students scored the following on each of the five tests:
Writing 97%

Reading 95%

Math 89%

Science 87%

Social Studies 89%

 

Mr. Rappold congratulated those students that successfully passed this years Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). He recognized the efforts of the students and parents in preparing for the tests. Equally as important, he recognized the efforts of the staff members in making the necessary changes in curriculum, offering after-school sessions, working with Study Island, and the time & effort invested in the Action Plans in helping to improve the passing percentages on all five of the tests this year.

 

 

TREASURERS REPORT:

A. Approval of the minutes of the May 8, 2007 board meeting as

presented by the treasurer.

B.                 Approved the financial statements for May, 2007 as presented by

the treasurer.

C.     Approval of the transfers and advances of funds necessary to close

out the fiscal year 2007.

 

D.     Approval of the Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources for

fiscal year 2007 (final); approval to amend the FY 2007 appropriations; and to allow transfers of appropriations as necessary, and approval to revise the student activity budgets, as required to close out the fiscal year 2007.

 

E.      Approval of Temporary Appropriations for FY '2008 at 25% of the

FY 2007 actual expenditure amounts.

 

F. Approval to participate in the Workers' Compensation Group Rating

Plan for 2008, through the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Cooperative,

with Hunter Consulting Company.

 

G. Appointment of delegate (Mark Davis) and alternate (Brad Burton) to the O.S.B.A. Capital Conference to be held November 11-14, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

 

-            Review of Tax Revenue Information from Miami County Auditor

 

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT

 

NEW BUSINESS:

A.     EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1. Approval of Christa Everett, as a junior high school art

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

contract, Masters degree, step 6, for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

2. Approval of LaDonna Mays, as a elementary special education

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

Bachelors degree, step 1, for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

3. Approval of Monica Justice, as reading intervention tutor for

third graders, for July, at the intervention tutor rate of pay.

4. Approval of a Jr. High Site Manager for school year 2007-08,

at the stipend of .040 on the supplemental schedule, and to be reviewed for

the 2008-09 school year.

 

5. Approval of Ellen Granlunds request for unpaid leave of
absence for June 4, 2007.

 

6. Approval of Beverly Gheens request for unpaid leave of
absence for May 31, June 1, and June 4, 2007.

 

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

2006-07 school year, effective May 9, 2007, on an as needed basis as follows:

Assistant Cook: Judy Hornbeck

 

8. Approval of Anna Clark and Jeffrey Carpenter, as a new sub bus driver,

for the 2007-08 school year, on an as needed basis, at the approved classified rate of pay.

 

9. Approval of 30 extended service days (split between staff) for the following

classified custodial staff personnel, effective June 19, 2007 through July 31, 2007:

Steve Mason K-8 Custodian 15 days

June Lewis K-8 Custodian 15 days

10. Approval of the additional extended service days at the end of the

2006-07 school year for the following certified staff:

Ceal Turnbull High School Counselor 5 days

Kelly Young High School/Elementary Counselor 3 days







11. 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.

 

 

12.   Approval of the following persons for supplemental coaching contracts,

effective for the 2007-2008 school year, based on their years of experience, at the

board approved rate of pay:

HIGH SCHOOL

Strength Conditioning Coach Max Current

Head Football Coach Max Current Step 6

Asst. Football Coach Scott Donaldson Step 6

Asst. Football Coach Mark Rose Step 6

Asst. Football Coach Kevin Evans Step 1

Asst. Football Coach Frank Hall Step 4

Head Boys Soccer Coach Michael Schumacher Step 0

Head Boys Golf Coach Bruce Vanover Step 2

Head Girls Golf Coach Max Stubbs Step 0

Head Cross Country Coach Jim Siegel- Step 6

Head Volleyball Coach Wes Welbaum Step 6

Asst. Volleyball Coach Jennifer Ziegenbusch Step 4

Head Girls Soccer Coach Emalie Carson Step 3

Asst. Girls Soccer Coach Doedee Trostel-Patton Step 2

Head Cheerleader Advisor Pam Rice Step 4
Asst. Cheerleader Advisor Pam Wisecup Step 1

Ticket Sales (2) Janet Gump & Kevin Gump

Band Director Jeff Smith Step 6

Asst. Band Director Chris Weddle Step 2

Pep Band Director Jeff Smith

Musical Instrumental Director Jeff Smith Step 5

Show Choir Director Leah Brough

Yearbook Advisor (Class Offered) Heidi Perry

Audio Visual Director Wade Meyers Step 5

12. Approval of the following persons for supplemental coaching
contracts, effective for the 2007-2008 school year, based on their years of
experience, at the board approved rate of pay :

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Class Advisors:

10th Grade Kristy Voisard

11th Grade Meghan Arnold

12th Grade Melody Sowry

Department Heads:

Language Arts Janet Gump

Math Tricia Brautigam

Science Shelly Bair

Social Studies Nichole Lanning

Vocational Kathleen Blair

Academic Team Advisor Kathleen McCrillis

Key Club Advisor Becky Weldy

Muse Machine Advisor Kathleen McCrillis

National Honor Society Advisor Meghan Arnold

Student Council Advisor Kristi Kemen

Detention Advisor Kristy Voisard

 

JR. HIGH

Head 7th Football Coach Gary Church Step 3

Asst. 7th Football Coach Kevin Pyers Step 6

Head 8th Grade Football Coach Joshua Roeth Step 0

Asst. 8th Grade Football Coach Dan Wiford Step 4

8th Girls Volleyball Coach Jodi Carr Step 3

7th Grade Volleyball Coach Julie Mack Step 2

Head Cheerleader Advisor Denise Gibson Step 0

Audio Visual K-8 Chris Weddle

National Honor Society Advisor Linda Copeland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS CONT.:

 

B.     APPROVAL OF THE MDECA AGREEMENT FOR THE 2007-08 SCHOOL YEAR:

 

Approval of the agreement with MDECA for the 2007-08 school year,

for the FY 2007 services per contract on file.

 

C. APPROVAL OF 2007-08 SCHOOL LUNCH PRICES:

 

Approval of the 2007-08 school year school lunch prices at the same

prices they were set for the 2006-07 school year as follows:

Grades K-5 $1.90 6-12 $2.15 Adult $3.00 and Milk .45 cents

 

D. APPROVAL OF EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR DAYS FOR SPECIAL

EDUCATION STUDENTS:

 

Approval for extended school year days for the following special

education students:

 

Colt Cavanaugh  -  24 hours    

Damen Leistner  - 50 hours    

Kyle Magato - 12 hours

Kyle OReilly - 8 hours

Martin OReilly - 8 hours      

Ryan Vickers - 52.5 hours   

 

 

 

E.     APPROVAL OF RELIABLE ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL SERVICES

FOR 2007-09:

Approval of a two-year contract with Reliable Electrical Mechanical

Services for professional maintenance services for the heating and cooling system at

Miami East High School and Miami East K-8 building for the 2007-08 & 2008-09

school years.

 

 

F. APPROVAL OF ALLIED WASTE SERVICES FOR 2007-09:

Approval of a two-year contract with Allied Waste Services for waste

removal at Miami East High School and Miami East K-8 building for the 2007-08 &

2008-09 school years.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

- The Board Recognizing Change That Improves Student Learning and Seven
Questions To Ask Before Adopting A New Program.

 

- Miami East High School, Junior High, and Elementary Student Handbooks to review

for approval at the July Board of Education Meeting.

 

- Miami East Staff and Bus Driver Handbooks to review for approval at the July Board

of Education Meeting.

 

- 2007-2008 Chemical Hygiene Plan and Shop Safety plan to review for approval at the

July Board of Education Meeting.

 

- Miami East Junior High Viking Press Spring 2007 edition.

 

- Board Policy changes as recommended by Neola and presented as informational items

for review. The changes are as a result of changes in the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.)

and will be requested to be approved during the July regular meeting.

 

- 2006-07 Miami East Standardized test results.

 

- FFA Washington D.C. Letter

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Miami East Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING

July 17, 2007

7:00 P.M.

Miami East K-8 School