MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of April 19, 2010

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 Kevin Accurso, Brad Burton, Gayle Carson, Mark Davis, and Rusty Miller in attendance.

Also in attendance were: Jodi Metzger, staff member; Preston Elifritz, staff member; Justin Roeth, staff member; Allen Mack, junior high principal; Wes Welbaum, elementary principal; and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

���������� An annual report from the District�s School Business Partnership Committee began the meeting.The School Business Partnership Committee is part of the district�s five-year strategic plan.Mr. Allen Mack shared this year�s Partnership accomplishments which included this year�s Math Camp.

���������� Mr. Mack described the Value-Added Math scores for Junior High students showing students in grades 6-8 all progressed above the predicted average. In addition, Mr. Mack shared the results in Math in grades 3-8 that showed significant gains in comparison to the state average.

Mr. Mack shared that Math Camp plays one part in the students success academically. This year over 100 students and 20 volunteers have participated in Math Camp activities. However, Mr. Mack pointed out that Math Camp is just one of hundreds of things offered to students to assist them academically. He stated that the academic gains made by students were also based in large part to the attention given to them by the staff, volunteers, and parents throughout the year.

 

 

TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.         Approval of the minutes of the March 15, 2010, regular board meeting, and the

March 22, 2010, special board meeting, as presented by the treasurer.

 

B. Approval of the financial statements for March 2010.

 

 

C. OTHER:

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

NEW BUSINESS:

 

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1. Approval of acceptance of Donna Deters letter of resignation, for
retirement purposes, effective July 1, 2010.

 

2. Approval of acceptance of Jennifer Haneys letter of resignation,
effective at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year.

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 2009-10 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 60th day consecutive day in the same position,

then place on the beginning salary schedule.

 

 

4.      Approval of the renewal of teaching contracts for certified employees,

                                 on the approved teacher salary schedules, effective for the 2010-2011

                                 school year as follows:                         

          THREE-YEAR LIMITED:  

             High School:  Shelly Bair, Kathleen Blair, Gary Church,

Kevin Evans, Kristina Kemen, David Scott

Jeffrey Smith, and Shaun VanSkyock

Junior High: Kristina Brush, Julie Mack (Part-Time) and Bruce Vanover

Elementary:    Preston Elifritz, Denise Gibson (Part-Time), Jennifer

McCuistion, Jodi Metzger, Carol Sutherly, and Christopher

Weddle

 

            TWO-YEAR LIMITED:  

High School:   Danielle Dillon 

            Junior High:    Alan Russell

           Elementary:   Steve Kirby

 

             ONE-YEAR LIMITED

            High School:    Omar Lozano, Jerry Black, and Wade Meyers

             

            Junior High:     Abbey Bergman

 

Elementary:     Rita Burnside

 

 

5.      Approval of the renewal of classified contracts, on the approved classified

job classifications schedules, effective for the 2010-11 school year as

follows:

             TWO-YEAR LIMITED:

               Custodian Greg Baker (Part-time @ 5 hrs/day 12 months)

Asst. Cook Dawn Brown and Jo Lynn Werling (Part-time @ 3 hrs/day)

               Bus Driver Wylena Hahn

 

B. PARENT/DISTRICT AGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION TO
HORACE MANN SCHOOL:

Approval of Parent/District Agreement for transportation to Horace Mann
School (Dayton City Schools) for the balance of the 2009-10 school year.

 

 

C. 2010-2011 MIAMI EAST ATHLETIC GPA ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM:

 

Approval of the 2010-2011 Athletic GPA Eligibility Program. The

Eligibility Program will continue to be reviewed/revised at the conclusion of

the 2010-2011 school year.

 

 

D. ALL DAY/EVERYDAY KINDERGARTEN 2010-2011:

Approval of an All Day/Every Day Kindergarten Recovery class, with a

minimum student number of 15 and a maximum number of 30. The guidelines

for the program was explained by Preston Elifritz, kindergarten teacher. Mr. Elifritz
discussed the changes in the Recovery Program for the 2010-2011 school year. The
program for the upcoming school year was a result of a tremendous amount of time,
research, and energy by the kindergarten team. Mr. Burton thanked the kindergarten team
for their efforts and appreciated their annual spring reports.

 

 

            E. APPROVAL OF LANDSCAPING AND MOWING CONTRACT:

Approval of Lostcreek Lawn & Fence Companys bid for summer mowing

and landscaping the outside grounds of Miami East High School, Junior High,

Elementary, and practice fields for the 2010 and 2011 season.

 

 

F.      APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY CHANGES PER NEOLA:

 

Approval of the Board Policies changes as presented for review. These

changes include updates to items such as policies related to Parent and Family
Involvement, FMLA Leave for Military Personnel, Wireless Communication
Devices, Video Surveillance Monitoring, and Student Records.

 

 

G.    APPROVAL OF FOUR SEASONS ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. FOR

MAINTENANCE PLAN ADVISOR SERVICES:

 

Approval of Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. to complete the Maintenance

Plan Advisor Services for the Miami East High School Project.

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

- Dr. Rappold shared this months edition of the The Board Six Promises You
Should Not Make

             

- Dr. Rappold shared information from a recently attended Public Records meeting with
Board members. The information shared included Letting the Sunshine In (March 24
Ohio Attorney General Seminar)-

 

- Strategic Planning Annual Reports to the Board. Each month this coming spring committees
associated with the districts Five-Year Strategic Plan will be shared with the Board of Education.
A tentative schedule of these reports was shared with the Board.

 

- Annual Board Self Evaluation Form (Revised) - Dr. Rappold reminded Board members
that their self evaluation forms needed to be returned.

 

- Possible Dual Enrollment Program description for the High School The High School
Math and English Departments have been exploring the possibility of offering dual enrollment
to high school students. The Math Department created a power point that was shared with
Board members explaining the dual enrollment goals and programs.

- Race To the Top Grant. Dr. Rappold shared with Board members that the district
intends to complete the Ohio Department of Education Memorandum Of Understanding
(MOU) to express its intent to participate in the next Race To the Top Grant. Dr. Rappold
recognized and thanked Mrs. Metzger for her efforts in staying informed in the grant process
and offering suggestions as the district and association work together in completing this grant.

 

- A report was shared on behalf of the Miami East PTO by Wes Welbaum, elementary
principal; and Justin Roeth, elementary staff member regarding plans being developed
by the Miami East May Day Planting Committee. The committee would like to celebrate
May Day with the students by sprucing up the front flower beds of the elementary and jr.
high building.

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

- General Discussion(s)

 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING

MIAMI EAST K-8 SCHOOL

Scheduled for:

May 17, 2010 7:00 P.M.