MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of August 18, 2009

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: Kevin Accurso, parent; Kent Buehrer, The Buehrer Group; Alan Polatka, The Quandel Group; Rachelle Miller, Director, from the Troy-Miami County Public Library; and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

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There were no public comments heard.

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION/INFORMATIONAL REPORTS:

 

-          Rachelle Miller, Director, from the Troy-Miami County Public Library was in attendance to present information regarding an upcoming library levy that will be on the November ballot.The Troy-Miami County Public Library serves 43,000 area residents at no charge.The library does not receive local funding.More than 92% of its funding is from state tax revenue.

Rachelle shared with the Board of Education that despite having to reduce hours as a result of a loss of revenue the library continues to be as busy as ever.She shared that if the levy in the fall is successful the library would restore both its hours of operations and the bookmobile program.The levy in the fall for the Troy-Miami County Public Library is .6 mills for a period of five years.



-          Kent Buehrer from The Buehrer Group and Alan Polatka from The Quandel

Group updated the district on the high school construction project.Mr. Polatka
���� discussed the Design Development Phase that was being recommended to be approved
���� at this evening�s meeting.Mr. Polatka shared that early-site bids would begin to be
���� advertised beginning on Thursday, August 20.On August 26 the district will host a
���� pre-bid meeting at the high school.All early site bids will be due on September 10.

���� In addition, Mr. Polatka announced that the Groundbreaking Ceremony would be
���� held on Sunday, August 30 beginning at 6:00 p.m.All community members, staff, and
���� parents are invited to attend and participate in the official groundbreaking ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

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TREASURERS REPORT:

 

A.              Approval of the minutes of the July 21, 2009 regular board meeting, as

presented by the treasurer.

 

B.              Approval of the financial statements for July 2009, as presented by the

treasurer.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

 

-           Approval of 2 registrations for the 2009 O.S.B.A. Capital Conference to be held November 8-11, 2009, in Columbus, OH.

 

-           Mr. Sommer distributed O.S.B.A. Capital Conference forms for the delegate and alternate. This year the delegate will be Brad Burton and the alternate will be Lucy Taylor.

 

-           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, 2009, at $120 per person, as well as mileage reimbursement.

 

 

-           2009-2010 Hospitalization, Dental and Vision Insurance Premium Rates. Mr. Sommer shared with the Board of Education the 2009-2010 Premium Rates. For 2009-2010 the renewal rates will be as follows:
Anthem +8.2% Delta Dental No Change
UHC +3.9% Vision +6.4%

-           Review Income Tax Revenues. Mr. Sommer shared that between 2008 and 2009 the district had received $250,000 less in income tax revenues than this same time last year.

 

 

-           Mr. Sommer shared School Finance Newsletter.

 

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:

 

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NEW BUSINESS:

A. EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

1.           Approval of Dawn Brown, as part-time (3 hrs/day) assistant cook at

the K-8 building, on a one-year limited contract, step 0, at the board

approved rate of pay for the 2009-2010 school year, pending BCII/FBI check.

 

2.           Approval of Jo Lynn Werling, as part-time (3 hrs/day) assistant cook at

the K-8 building, on a one-year limited contract, step 0, at the board approved rate of pay for the 2009-2010 school year, pending BCII/FBI check.

 

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

effective for the 2009-10 school year, based on their years of experience,

at the board approved rate of pay:

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Flag Corp Advisor Lisa Ritchea Step 5
Assistant Band Director Omar Lozano Step 6

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Junior High Site manager Preston Elifritz & Jen Ziegenbusch



4. Approval of the sub teacher daily rate pay for the 2009-2010 school year
to continue 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 the beginning salary schedule.

 

 

5. 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 day and $83.00 per day from 11th day through 60 days in the

same position, then placed on beginning salary schedule.



6. Approval of classified subs, by category, as on file in the central office.

Classified subs are all on an as needed basis for the 2009-2010 school

year, at the approved board rate of pay per sub category.

B. VENDORS FOR 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR:

Approval for the following vendors for the 2009-10 school year, as on

file in the central office as follows: 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. 2009-2010 ANTI-HARASSMENT COMPLIANT OFFICER:

 

Approval of Todd Rappold as the 2009-2010 Miami East Local School

District Anti-Harassment Compliant Officer.

 

D. TRANSPORTATION COSTS FOR ATHLETIC CONTESTS IN 2009-10:

 

Approval for the board to assume transportation costs for athletic contests in 2009-10, at an amount not to exceed $15,000, and to support actual cost.

 

 

E. RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT (DD) PORTION
OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT:

 

Approval of the Design Development portion of the High School construction

project.

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

- Dr. Rappold shared this months edition of The Board When You Feel The Urge To Criticize (Part I) & How To Respond to Criticism Says a Lot (Part II).

- Dr. Rappold shared the upcoming Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) ESC
Leadership Academy Information. Beginning this year the Leadership Academy will
provide Board members across the state with various professional development
opportunities. Additional information and dates for the offerings will be announced
later this year.

 

- The First Staff Day on August 25, beginning at 7:30 a.m. will be held in the Pre-K 8
Auditeria. The agenda for the opening day activities were shared with Board
members.

 

- The annual Superintendent Performance Evaluation Form was shared with Board
members.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board of Education made a motion to proceed to Executive Session for the purpose of the Evaluation of the Treasurer. When the Board returned from Executive Session The Board of Education made a motion and approved a 2.75% pay increase and new contract for the Treasurer.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

Mr. Brumfield recognized and congratulated the districts School Resource Officer, Eric Harnish, for being awarded the 2009 Individual School Safety Award.  

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 9:20 p.m.

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

September 21, 2009

7:00 P.M.