MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of August 19, 2008

Regular Board Meeting

 

Rusty Miller, 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, Lucy Taylor, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Dr. John Decker, Miami County Educational Service Center (ESC) Superintendent; Mr. Vickers, parent; and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

Dr. John Decker, Miami County Educational Service Center (ESC)
Superintendent presented the results and recommendations from the Miami East
Board of Education Self-Appraisal process.Annually, the Miami East Board of
Education completes a self-appraisal survey.Each of these surveys is then
submitted to Dr. John Decker who tabulates the results and presents findings and
offers recommendations for the upcoming school year.

���������� Dr. Decker reported that the 2007-2008 Board Self-Evaluation was very good.
Ninety-four percent (94%) of all answers were either excellent or satisfactory.All
sections of the evaluation had an efficiency rating of ninety-eight percent (98%) or
better, except one. Dr. Decker commended the Miami East School Board for participating
in an annual self-evaluation process. Additionally, Dr. Decker commended the BOE for
the good work it had done the previous year and the positive manner it displays as servants
of the
Miami East School District.

 

 

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TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.              Approval of the minutes of the July 15, 2008 regular board meeting, the

July 29, 2008 and the August 5, 2008 special board meetings, as presented by

the treasurer.

 

B.               Approval of the financial statements for July 2008, as presented by the treasurer.






C.               Approval to amend the Memorandum of Agreement with Clark, Schaefer,

Hackett & Company for Audit Services for FY2008 to increase the fee for

audit by $2,176.00. The increase in the fee is due to the amount of Federal
expenditures exceeding the $ 500,000.00 threshold to perform audit under the
Single Audit, Circular A-133, guidelines.

 

D.              Approval of a Resolution Determining To Proceed To Levy A Tax In

Excess Of The Ten-Mill Limitations for the renewal of a 3.5 mill current
expense operating levy, as prepared by Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP.



E.               Approval to repay the following advances of funds from June, 2008:

From To In The Amount Of

eTech-ePortfolio Grant General Fund (001-0000) $ 193.24

(452-9418)

 

Title IV-A Drug Free Grant General Fund (001-0000) $ 3,022.64

(584-9808)                                                                                                                                                              $ 3,215.88

(584-9809)                                                                                                                                                               

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

-           Approval of two registrations for the 2008 O.S.B.A. Capital Conference to be held November 9-12, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio.

 

-           O.S.B.A. Capital Conference Forms for Delegate and Alternate

 

-           Recommend approval for out of district travel and registration fees for the treasurer

to attend the annual treasurers clinic to be held at the Roberts Center, Wilmington,

OH, on September 16, 2008, at $95.00 per person, and the State Treasurers

Investment training held at Columbus State College, on September 9, 2008, at

$100.00 per person, as well as mileage reimbursement for both.

 

-           2008-2009 Hospitalization, Dental and Vision Insurance Premium Rates -

 

-           School Finance Newsletter

 

 

- Other -

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.       Approval of Chelsey Garster, as an elementary music teacher, at

Miami East Elementary, on a one-year limited contract, Bachelors

Degree, step 0, at the board approved rate of pay for the 2008-2009
school year, pending BCII/FBI check.

 

2.       Approval of adjustments for the following certified teaching contracts,

after receiving original transcripts on the following employees, effective for the 2008-2009 school year:

 

a) Steve Kirby BS to BS +150 @ Step 3

 

3. Approval of Betsy Wideners request for maternity leave to coincide
with FMLA beginning
September 19, 2008 to December 12, 2008.



 

4. Approval to rescind the following supplemental contracts, due

to letters of resignation, effective August 1, 2008:


a) Asst. Band Director Leah Brough Step 1
b) Show Choir Director Kristy Voisard

 

5. Approval of a revision for an increase in the step of John Cashs

supplemental contract, as high school assistant volleyball coach,
from step 0 to step 6, as previously approved at the
July 15, 2008
meeting.

 

 

6. Approval of the following person for supplemental contracts, effective

for the 2008-09 school year, based on their years of experience,

at the board approved rate of pay:

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Fall Site Manager Ashley Kinder

7. Approval of the sub teacher daily rate pay for the 2008-2009 school
year
to continue at $75.00 per day through 10th consecutive days, and
$83.00 per day from 11th day through 60 days in the same position,
then placed on beginning salary schedule.

 

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

County Educational Service Center and on file in the central
office.
These are all on an as needed basis for the 2008-09 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 days in
the same position, then placed on beginning salary schedule.

 

9. Approval of classified sub salary rates, by category, for the

2008-2011 school years.

 

10. Approval of classified subs, by category, as on file in the

central office. Classified subs are all on an as needed basis for the

2008-09 school year, at the approved board rate of pay per sub category.

 

11. Approval of Chad Wideners letter of resignation, as junior
high school social studies teacher effective
August 12, 2008.

 

 

B. VENDORS FOR 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR:

Approval for the following vendors for the 2008-09 school year, as

on file in the central office as follows: Nickles Bakery, Klostermans Bakery, Trauth Dairy, and Reiter Dairy, along with other vendors through the SWOEPC for all cafeteria bids; Artex Services for dust mops and walk-off mats and dish towels; Kirks Nationalease Garage for district bus maintenance; Grismers for all tire service for buses and other district vehicles; and Paxton Communications, for bus and base radios for the district.

 

C. 2008-2009 ANTI-HARASSMENT COMPLIANT OFFICER:

 

Approval of Todd Rappold as the 2008-2009 Miami East Local

School District Anti-Harassment Compliant Officer.

D. TRANSPORTATION COSTS FOR ATHLETIC CONTESTS IN 2008-09:

 

Approval for the board to assume transportation costs for athletic contests in 2008-09, at an amount not to exceed $15,000, and to support actual cost.

 

E. SPACE USAGE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNCIL ON RURAL SERVICES PROGRAM FOR 2008-09:

 

Approval of the Space Usage Agreement with Council on Rural Services,

to once again operate a pre-school program in the K-8 building for the upcoming

2008-2009 school year.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

- Mr. Rappold shared this months edition of The Board Your Role in Supporting
the Board President

- Mr. Rappold shared the events and activities that occurred earlier in the day for the
first First Staff Day August 19, which began at
7:30 a.m. in the Pre-K 8 Auditeria

 

- Superintendent Performance Evaluation Form

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Evaluation of the Treasurer

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS: The Board of Education recommended a 2.5% pay increase for the districts treasurer following the annual evaluation. Mr. Brumfield thanked Mike for another productive year as the districts treasurer.

Mark Davis requested that the next three BOE meetings be held on the third Monday instead of the third Tuesday as to not conflict with a course he will be teaching this fall.

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

September 15, 2008

7:00 P.M.