MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of September 17, 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 Lucy Taylor in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Kathleen McCrillis, staff member; Don Nuss, Technology Supervisor; Rick Husa, parent; Karen Husa, parent; Beth Culbertson, MEEF Member; Kristina Vogel, student; Morgan Mitchell, student; Jamison Meyer, student; Sara Hess, student; Jacquelyn Weisman, student; and Dustin Fisher, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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Rick and Karen Husa addressed the Board of Education regarding their frustration with
the length of time in transporting their student to Piqua Catholic in the morning.They asked the Board of Education to reconsider different options with regard to transporting their student to Piqua Catholic in the morning.

 

��������� Mrs. Culbertson spoke about the Miami East Education Foundation�s upcoming Harvest Festival.This year�s 2nd annual Harvest Festival will take place Saturday, October 13th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Dale Lundgard Building at the Miami County Fairgrounds.Tickets are available in any of the school�s offices, from MEEF members, or at events and activities held in the district such as athletic contests or conferences.
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Mrs. Culbertson also shared events that will be offered at the Harvest Festival which include: a Hog Roast, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Free Children's Activities, and a Corn Hole Tournament. Tickets are $25 per adult, $15 per student, children 5 and under are free. Last year's Harvest Festival provided scholarships for Miami East Seniors and Teacher Grants. Mrs. Culbertson asked everyone to please support the school district by attending the Harvest Festival.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

Mrs. McCrillis and several students from the Miami East High School Muse Machine shared recent activities, workshops, and an award that was presented to the group
this summer. Mrs. McCrillis reported that the High School Muse Machine had over 80 students involved in the Muse Machine last year and the goal was to increase that number this coming year. During the 2007-2008 school year students in the high school Muse Machine will participate in five in-school performances and could participate and attend up to five out-of school performances.
The purpose of Muse Machine is to give students the opportunity to experience and enjoy the arts.  Members get to attend performances by professional artists.  They also have the opportunity to sign up for out-of-school performances at a very low cost to the student. School transportation is provided. The performing arts forms include: ballet, modern dance, opera, drama, musicals, symphonies, mimes, and many other types of performers.  Members are also eligible to try out for the annual Muse Machine musical, which is performed at the Victoria Theater every January. The High School Muse Machine is open to all students: 9th thru 12th grade

Five current Muse Machine members spoke about their experiences in the Muse Machine and activities they enjoyed as members. One member thanked the Board of Education for ensuring that the membership fees for Muse continued to be at a fee low enough for everyone to participate. Several students spoke about how much they enjoyed the performances both during the school day and the after school performances.

 

 

 

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TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.     Approval of the minutes of the August 21, 2007 regular board meeting,

as presented by the treasurer.

 

B.     Approval of the financial statements for August, 2007.

 

C.     Reviewed for consideration the Permanent Appropriations and
Spending Plan for Fiscal Year 2008 (2007-08 School Year).

 

D. Approval of the following Fund Transfers:

 

From To In The Amount of

General Fund H.B. 412 Set-Asides $ 193,840.18

Textbooks and Instructional

Materials, Software and

Equipment

 

E. OTHER:

-               Delinquent Student Fees Mr. Sommer updated the Board of Education of the status of current delinquent student fees across the district.

 

 

- New Section 403(b) Regulations Mr. Sommer informed the Board of
Education that new 403(b) regulations and information would be
forthcoming to the board in the coming months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

 

1. Approval of a revision of Crista Everetts one year limited

teaching contract, to reflect another step to years of experience after

verification of teaching experience received, to be set at Step 7, Masters

degree for the 2007-08 school year.

 

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 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 2007-08 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.

 

4. Approval of the following persons for supplemental contracts,

effective for the 2007-08 school year, based on their years of experience,

at the board approved rate of pay:

HIGH SCHOOL

Fall Site Supervisor Rick Hickman

Assistant Band Director Leah Brough Step 0
Musical Director Mark Iiames Step 1

Flag Advisor Lisa Ritchea

Volunteer Assistant Varsity Football Coach Mike Rose

Volunteer Assistant Varsity Football Coach Kyle Meyer
Volunteer Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach Chris Horstman

JR. HIGH

Head Wrestling Coach Gary Church Step 4

Assistant Wrestling Coach Kevin Pyers Step 6

7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach Scott Shirk Step 6
7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach Stephen Hedges Step 6

Co-Junior High Site Manager Jennifer Ziegenbusch & Preston Elifritz

Asst. Cheerleader Advisor Cathy Broughton Step 0

B.     FY 2008 PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS:

Approval of the FY 2008 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 2007-08 school year:

1) National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN. October 24-27, 2007

2) Jr. Class, Washington D.C. November 1- 4, 2007

3) High School Boys & Girls Basketball Team

to Indianapolis, IN. November 2, 2007

4) MEHS New York City Trip April 16-19, 2008

5) Eighth Grade Smoky Mountain Trip May 12-16, 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 2007-08 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 2007-08 school
year.

 

F.      WAIVER OF SCHOOL FEES:

Approval of waiver of school fees for a student, who is

in the care of Rose Rupert.

 

G. WAIVER OF REGULAR TRANSPORTATION:

Approval of a 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 Montessori School, St. Pats School, and the Miami County Consortium Pre-School and Special Education units, for reimbursement to the parents for the 2007-08 school year.

 

 

H. ALL FEDERAL PROGRAMS FOR 2007-08 SCHOOL YEAR:

Approval of Miami East Local Schools participation in all

Federal education programs for which we qualify.

 

 

 I. PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY:

Approval of the update to the Miami East Public Records

Policy 8310 as recommended by Neola. This update is as a result of recent
changes in O.R.C. changes.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEM(S):

- The Board - Seven Indicators Of A Successful Board Meeting

 

- Legal Brief - What Board Must Know About Public Records Training

- Mr. Rappold informed the Board of Education that the stadiums track
resurfacing project was officially completed today. The painting of the
lanes and markers on the track was completed today. Mr. Rappold shared
that everyone appeared very pleased with the work completed.

 

- Mr. Rappold shared a Proclamation from the Ohio General Assembly that
he received earlier in the day. The Proclamation congratulated the staff,
students, and parents of the Miami East Local School District for receiving
an Excellent rating on this past years Report Card. Representatives from
the Ohio Department of Education will be attending the meeting in October
to officially present the Board of Education with their Excellent banner.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board of Education proceeded to executive session
for the purpose of completing the evaluation of the Superintendent. The Board of Education returned from executive session to recommend and approve a 3% pay increase for the Superintendent for the 2007-2008 school year based upon the evaluations of all five Board of Education members..

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- General Discussion(s)

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

October 15, 2007

7:00 P.M.