MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of September 15, 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, and Harold Brumfield in attendance.

Also in attendance was Allen Mack, junior high principal.

                                               

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There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION:

 

            The Miami East Education Foundation (MEEF) was scheduled to present their annual

progress report and provide information regarding the second annual winter Vikingfest fund raising event.  Instead, MEEF requested to present their annual report to the Board of Education during the October meeting.

 

 

 

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6.         TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

A.            Approval of the minutes of the August 19, 2008 regular board meeting,

        as presented by the treasurer.

 

B.            Approval of the financial statements for August, 2008. 

 

C.            Review for consideration and then approval of Permanent Appropriations and Spending

                        Plan for Fiscal Year 2009 (2008-09 School Year). 

 

            D.        Approval of the following Fund Transfers:

 

                        From                            To                                            In The Amount of

                        General Fund                H.B. 412 Set-Asides                $ 198,308.22

                                                            Textbooks and Instructional

                                                            Materials, Software and

                                                            Equipment

 

                                                            Total of Transfers                     $ 198,308.22

 

E.             Approval to participate in the Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Plan for

                        2009 through the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Cooperative,

 with Hunter Consulting Company. 

 

 

 

OTHER:                     

                         

     -      Mr. Sommer shared information he received from a recent treasurer’s meeting.  This included information regarding the new section 403(b) regulations.  Mr. Sommer suggested the district enter into a contract with Greg Viviani, attorney for Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP for development of the district’s plan document for new section 403(b) regulations.  No action regarding this item was taken and several members requested information to review prior to the October meeting.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

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7.         NEW BUSINESS:

A.        EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.       Approval of Doedee Trostel Patton’s request for maternity leave to coincide
          with FMLA beginning October 6, 2008 to November 17, 2008.          

 

2.             Approval of Kristy Voisard, as athletic eligibility tutor, at one (1) hour per

          week, as part of the previously approved athletic eligibility plan, at the  

          tutor rate of pay.

 

3.             Approval of Loretta Yantis’s request for unpaid leave

on October 30-31 & November 3-4, 2008 (total 4 days).

 

4.       Approval of Carla Vandever’s request for unpaid leave

on October 8-10, 2008 (total 3 days).

 

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

on October 13-17, 2008 (total 5 days).

 

6.       Approval of additional classified subs for the 2008-09

School year, on an as needed basis as follows:

               Darla Hawkins – Asst. Cook

               Bev Fulton – Asst. Cook

               Sally Burnside – Bus Driver

 

7.         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

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 the following persons 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           

      Assistant Band Director – Chelsey Garster – Step 0
      Show Choir – Chelsey Garster – Step 0

                                             Assistant Wrestling Coach – Jason Sroufe – Step 4

                                             Varsity Boys Assistant Basketball Coach – Rick Hickman – Step 6

                                             Reserve Boys Basketball Coach – Justin Roeth – Step 5

                                             Freshman Boys Basketball Coach – Tom Meyer – Step 2

                                          Head Girls Basketball Coach – Preston Elifritz – Step 0

                                          Assistant Girls Basketball Coach – Brian Kadel – Step 6    
                                          Sophomore Class Advisor – Kevin Pyers

 

                                    JR. HIGH

                                          Head Wrestling Coach – Gary Church – Step 5

                                          Assistant Wrestling Coach – Kevin Pyers – Step 6

      7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach – Todd Stucker – Step 2

      8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach – Scott Shirk – Step 6

      7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach – Dean Denlinger – Step 5

      8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach – Steve Hedges – Step 6
      Site Manager (Fall/Winter) – Preston Elifritz & Jennifer Ziegenbusch –

½ stipend each

                                          National Honor Society Advisor – Janet Stevens    

 

B.         FY’ 2009 PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS:

      Approval of the FY’ 2009 Permanent Appropriations as presented for

                        review by the treasurer. 

 

 

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C.          OUT-OF-STATE TRIP APPROVAL:

Approval of the following out-of-state field trips for the 2008-09 school

                        year: 

 

1)   National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN. – October 22-25, 2008

2)   Jr. Class, Washington D.C.November 13-16, 2008

3)   High School Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Team – Indianapolis, IN. 

            November 21, 2008

4)   MEHS New York City Trip – April 15-18, 2009

5)   Eighth Grade Smoky Mountain Trip – May 11-15, 2008

 

 

D.           TRANSPORTATION AGREEEMENT W/TROY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:

Approval of the transportation agreement between Miami East Local

School District and Troy Christian School for the 2008-09 school year. 

 

 

E.            TRANSPORTATION AGREEEMENT W/MIAMI COUNTY MRDD:

Approval of the transportation agreement between Miami East Local

School District and Miami County MRDD for the 2008-09 school year. 

 




F.         WAIVER OF REGULAR TRANSPORTATION:

Approval of the Waiver of Transportation for students whose legal

residence is within the Miami East Local School District and who are attending

the Piqua Catholic Schools, Sidney-Lehman High School, Miami East Montessori
School
, St. Pat’s School, and the Miami County Consortium Pre-School and Special Education units, for reimbursement to the parents for the 2008-09 school year. 

 

 

            G.        PARENT/DISTRICT AGREEMENT FOR THE OHIO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF:

                                    Approval of Parent/District Agreement for the Ohio School for the Deaf.

 

 

H.        ALL FEDERAL PROGRAMS FOR 2008-09 SCHOOL YEAR:

Approval of Miami East Local School’s participation in all Federal

education programs for which we qualify.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEM(S):

 

-           Mr. Rappold shared the October edition of the The Board - “Five Operating
            Principles for Effective Board Meetings”

 

-           Thank You Letter to Pioneer Electric on behalf of the district for the tailgate
            offering on September 5, 2008. 

 

                        -           Mr. Rappold expressed gratitude for a banner donated by Alice Davisson
                                    and The Reynolds and Reynolds Company congratulating the district for
                                    its recent report card score.  This banner will be placed on campus for all
                                    students to view.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  The Board of Education made a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of completing the annual Evaluation of the Superintendent.  After a discussion, the Board of Education instead chose to delay the evaluation until the regularly scheduled meeting in October when all five members of the Board might be in attendance.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

-           Mr. Brumfield expressed a desire to recognize the staff for its efforts and
                  accomplishment on the recent report card.  Board members discussed how best to
                  accomplish this recognition.  It was suggested that perhaps prior to the October
                  meeting the Board might invite all staff members to the meeting and provide treats
                  and read a proclamation by Board members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

October 20, 2008

7:00 P.M.