MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of July 19, 2005

Regular Board Meeting

 

Mark Davis, board president, called the regular meeting to order at 7:02 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 Mark Davis, Rusty Miller, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

 

                                               

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Mr. Robert Brumbaugh addressed the BOE with concerns about the proposed development outside Troy, referred to as the “Brown Annexation”.  Concerns included the effect of a larger enrollment on the current facilities and programs offered in the district.  Mr. Brumbaugh inquired what the district was doing to stop or slow down this new potential development.  Mr. Davis replied that as a district, there was little legally we could do to stop the development.  Mr. Rappold shared that the district shared similar concerns with the new development as Mr. Brumbuagh had described.  “We are not opposed to development” stated Mr. Rappold, but “we are gravely concerned about the effect of rapid growth to the district”.  Mr. Rappold shared that he has had discussions with council members in Troy imploring them to give consideration to any zoning approval to its effect on the school district.

 

Good News Recognition

>>Marie Carity, Amanda Hill, and Tyler Church shared their experiences in attending a summer FFA trip to Washington D.C.  Both Amanda and Tyler shared their experiences at a leadership conference and what they had learned and activities they participated in during the conference.  Both students remarked that they had met students from around the country and appreciated the activities that led to food being donated to a local food bank.

 

2004 -2005 Preliminary District-wide Test Scores.  Mr. Rappold shared preliminary test scores from 2004-2005 test results.  Mr. Rappold complimented the districts’ parents, students, staff, and administration in a wonderful job this year!  Included in the test scores were 21 indicators (tests) and the district has tentatively passed 18 out of the 21 tests.  Mr. Rappold attributed this outstanding result on a team-wide effort by everyone in the district.

 

 

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TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

A.        Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting of June 21, 2005. 

 

B.      Approval of the financial statements for June 2005. 

 

C.        Approval of the Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources

                       for FY 2006. 

 

.           D.      Discussion of placing an additional ½% School District Income Tax, for General

                      Operating Expenses, on the November 2005 ballot.

 

 

                     

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            E.      Discussion of placing an additional ½% School District Income Tax, for General

                      Operating Expenses, on the November 2005 ballot.

 

F.         Approval of a resolution prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP

   entitled “Resolution Proposing The Levy Of An Annual Tax For School District    

   Purposes On The School District Income Of Individuals And Of Estates And                 

   Requesting The Ohio Department Of Taxation To Certify Matters In Connection                           

   With A Proposed Tax Levy”.  Two options were approved.  The first option would be 
   for earned income of individuals.  The second option would be taxable income of
   individuals and estates.

 

            G.     Approval of a four (4) year contract, effective with the re-organizational
                     meeting in January, 2006, for Michael Sommer, as treasurer/CFO.

 

H.       Approval of 2 registrations for the 2005 O.S.B.A. Capital Conference

         to be held November 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio, at $225.00 each, for 

         registrants 1-5, (if more than five registrants, a flat fee of $1,200 would apply)

         with complimentary passes for spouses. 

 

I.          Other Information: 

 

  Review of transfers and advances of funds as approved at the June 21, 2005 regular  

  board meeting as follows:

 

                        ADVANCES

                        FROM                                      TO                                           AMOUNT

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Student Interv. (460-9405)    $ 14,662.29

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Title V (573-9205)                         1,205.41

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Title II-A (590-9905)                     9,471.95

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Title II-D (599-9005)                        952.77

                                                                                                                        $ 26,292.42

I.          Other Information Cont.: 

 

  Review of transfers and advances of funds as approved at the June 21, 2005 regular  

  board meeting as follows cont.:

 

        TRANSFERS

                        FROM                                      TO                                           AMOUNT_

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Idea-B (516-9605)                    $103,064.18

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Title I (572-9105)                       34,303.57

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Title II-A (590-9905)                   12,771.90

                        General Fund (001-0000)            Title II-D (599-9005)                          894.20

                                                                                                                        $151,033.85

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SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

A.      EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.     Approval of Christine Perry’s request for unpaid leave for

        September 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12, 2005.

 

2.        Approval of extended service days for the 2005-06 school year

for the following staff:

     a)   Ceal Turnbull – High School Counselor – 20 days

               b)   Craig Vasil – Counselor – 5 days

                                    c)   Sandra Finkes – Jr. High Counselor – 5 days

                                     d)   Kathy Blair – Vocational – 3 days

e)      Mark Rose – OWA – 10 days

f)       Wade Meyers – AV/Library – 6 days

 

        The number of days should all be assessed for the 2005-06 school year.

 

3.        Approval to rescind Melody Sowry and Kathleen Blair’s supplemental

contracts as sophomore class advisors and instead recommend approval of

Melody Sowry as the sophomore class advisor and Kathleen Blair as an

volunteer only.

 

            B.            PURCHASING AGENT:

 

        Approval of Todd Rappold as purchasing agent for Miami East Local Schools effective August 1, 2005.

 

            C.            2005-06 SCHOOL CALENDAR:

 

Approval of the modification of the 2005-06 school calendar for the 2005-06 school year.  The 2005-2006 calendar will now include January 3, 2006 as the date for students to return and Friday, March 24 will be a day school will be in session.

 

D.           2005-06 HANDBOOKS:

 

        Approval of the 2005-06 handbooks for Miami East High School,  

 Miami East Jr.High, and Miami East Elementary Schools. 

 

E.           2005-06 CLASS FEES:

 

                                    Approval of the 2005-06 class fees, as presented by the principals

for Miami East High School, Miami East Jr. High, and Miami East Elementary.

 

 

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F.            ASPHALT PAVING PROJECT AT MIAMI EAST HIGH SCHOOL:

 

       Approval of Patriot Paving to complete the Miami East High School paving project at a cost of $68,160.00. 

 

            G.               2005-2006 DISTRICT TUITION RATE:

 

       Approved the Miami East tuition rate for the 2005-2006 school year at a rate of $3,300.03, as set by the Ohio Department of Education. 

 

 

            H.         2005-06 BOARD OF EDUCATION LEGAL REPRESENTATION:

 

                               Approval of John Podgurski as the Miami East Local Board of                                                Education’s legal representative for the 2005-06 school year, on as a needed basis.

                        In addition, Approved of Subashi, Wildermuth, & Ballato Professional

Association  for legal representation regarding property issues, on an as needed basis.   

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

                     -    The Board –  “Why Sticking With Policy Matters” and “Raising Standards Without

                           Raising Costs”  - Addendum #12

         -     Review of the 2005 District-Wide Staff Handbook  

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

-  General Discussion(s)

 

 

 ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

August 16, 2005

7:00 P.M.