MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

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Review of June 14, 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: Larry Smith, ESC; Bruce Vanover, staff member; Rhea Kirk, staff member; Tricia Brautigam, staff member; Amanda Campbell, staff member; Kent Buehrer, The Buehrer Group; Kim Plummer, The Quandel Group; Dennis Schumaker, The Quandel Group; and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

 

                                               

> >> >PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no public comments heard.

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION

 

-           The Miami East Board of Education formally recognized the following staff

            members that reached milestones of service to the district and those that will be

                        retiring at the end of the 2009-10 school year.  These staff members included:

            10 Years                                20 Years                                 Retiring

            Ellen Donnelly                        Brenda Wilkins 12/09              Carolyn Grimm

Cindy Drapp                                                                            35 years (1975-2010)

            Denise Gibson                                                                         Carol Herron

            Katherine Hartley                    25 Years                                 27 years (1983-2010)

            Jeffrey Smith                           Jennifer McCusition                Donna Deters

            Tammy Hamiel                                                                                    30 years (1980-2010)

            Les Kinder                                          

            Glenna Williams         

 

-                Mr. Larry Smith, Miami County Educational Service Center (ESC) Assistant

           Superintendent presented results and recommendations from the Miami East Board

of Education Self-Appraisal process.  This self appraisal is conducted annually by the
            Miami East Board of Education.  Mr. Smith commended the members of the Board for
            voluntarily completing this evaluation process.  Mr. Smith shared that the process allows
            each member of the Board input to continue being a cohesive team.  As Mr. Smith shared
            the 2010 results continued to be positive with 91% of all answers rating either good or excellent.

 

              -         Report from the District’s Curriculum Committee.  The Curriculum Committee reported

                        on this year’s selection of the K-12 mathematic textbook selection.  Staff members that
                        participated in the report included Mr. Bruce Vanover, Mrs. Tricia Brautigam, and Mrs. Rhea Kirk.

                        Mr. Vanover described how the Junior High made their textbook selection this year.  The Holt
                        series was selected by grades 6-8 due to its curricular alignment and the offer of supplementals
                        and remediation for students.  Mr. Vanover appreciated the higher ordering questioning that was
                        included within the series.  In addition, he shared that the series was aligned with both Ohio’s
                        current standards and the proposed mathematic standards currently being discussed. 
                        Mr Vanover displayed one of the many video tutorials the textbook series offers.  The videos
                        are designed to assist a student with a specific question or re-explain a concept.

                        Mrs. Brautigam presented the selections made by the high school math department. Tricia
                        described how some of the selections were made to ensure alignment with both Ohio’s standards
                        and the soon to be offered dual enrollment courses.  Mrs. Brautigam also shared how the selections
                        will benefit the students with the upcoming CORE requirements.  Evaluations have been conducted
                        at the high school with the implementation of the ACT series in grades 9, 10, and 11.

                        Mrs. Kirk described the challenges associated with selecting textbooks in the elementary level
                        when over twenty-five staff members use the same textbook.  Mrs. Kirk explained the team’s
                        appreciation of the short-cycle assessments that are included in the series selected that allows staff
                        members the ability to track progress and identify needs.  Mrs. Kirk also described how the fifth
                        grade selected their textbooks because of the bridge it would ensure between the elementary and
                        junior high.

 

              -         The Buehrer Group and Quandel Group presented to the Board of Education an update
                                    of the new high school project.  As of this week the concrete footings were 100% complete,
                        the masonry foundations were 100% complete, the gym walls were approximately 60% complete,
                        and weather permitting the first concrete pour would occur by the end of the week.

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

A.        Approval of the minutes of the May 17, 2010 board meeting, as presented by

the treasurer. 

B.                 Approved the financial statements for May, 2010, as presented by the treasurer. 

C.            Approval of the transfers and advances of funds necessary to close out the

fiscal year 2010.

 

D.            Approval of the Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources for fiscal year 2010

(final); approval to amend the FY’ 2010 appropriations; and to allow transfers of

appropriations as necessary and approval to revise the student activity budgets, as required

to close out the fiscal year 2010.

 

E.            Approval of Temporary Appropriations for FY '2011 at 25% of the FY’ 2010

actual expenditure amounts.

 

F.         Approval to participate in the Workers' Compensation Group Rating Plan and Unemployment Compensation for 2011, through the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Cooperative,
with Hunter Consulting Company. 

 

G.           Appointment of delegate and alternate to the O.S.B.A. Capital Conference to be

       held November 7-10, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio.  Kevin Accurso will the delegate and Gayle
            Carson will be the alternate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

 NEW BUSINESS:

A.          EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

     1.     Approval of Amanda Campbell, as a Special Education teacher, at

                              Miami East Elementary School, on a one year limited contract, bachelor’s

      degree, Step 0, for the 2010-11 school year, pending BCII and FBI

      background check and official transcripts.

 

 

                       2.       Rescinded the following persons for supplemental coaching

                                  contracts, effective for the 2010-2011 school year:
                                            HIGH SCHOOL

                                                   Saturday School Advisor – Chris Weddle

 

                                             JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
                                                            Asst. 7th Football Coach – Frank Hall – Step 5

 

                       3.       Approval of the following persons for supplemental coaching contracts,

    effective for the 2010-2011 school year, based on their years of

    experience, at the board approved rate of pay:

 

    HIGH SCHOOL

                                                Saturday School Advisor – Nicole Lanning
                                                Flag Corp Director – Lisa Ritchea – Step 5
                                                Head Boys Basketball Coach – Allen Mack – Step 6

            Freshman Boys Basketball Coach – Tom Meyer – Step 4

            High School Musical Director – Mark Iiames – Step 3

 

                                            K-8 SCHOOL

                                                   A/V Director – Chris Weddle – Step 4

                                                Head 8th Grade Football Coach – Frank Hall – Step 4
                                                   Fall Site Manager (1/2) –Preston Elifritz

                                      Fall Site Manager (1/2) –Jennifer Ziegenbusch

 

                       

                       4.      Approval of Michele Melvin’s request for unpaid leave on May 26, 2010
                                 (1/2 day) & June 4, 2010 (total 1 day) for a total of 1 ½ days.

 

                                

5.      Approval of the salary schedule for administrators for the 2010-2011

                                  school year. 

 

                                               

B.         APPROVAL OF THE MDECA AGREEMENT FOR THE 2010-11 SCHOOLYEAR:

                   Approval of the agreement with MDECA for the 2010-11 school year, for the

           FY” 2011 services per contract on file. 

 

 

 

C.        APPROVAL OF 2010 - 2011 SCHOOL LUNCH  PRICES:

                     Approval of the 2010-11 school year school lunch prices.  The prices have

remained at the same rates for the 2006-07 thru 2009-10 school years.

 

                                Grades K-5 - $2.00     6-12 - $2.25           Adult - $3.25   and   Milk - .55 cents

        

 

D.        APPROVAL OF EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR DAYS FOR SPECIAL

                        EDUCATION STUDENTS:

                             Approval for extended school year days for the following special education

                        students. 

 

 

E.        OUT-OF-STATE TRIP APPROVAL:

 Approval of the following out-of-state field trips for the 2010-11school year:

 1)  FFA Washington Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.July 6-11, 2010

 

 

F.         MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOK ADOPTION AND PURCHASE: 


                                  Approval of adoption and purchase of the following Math textbooks,
                        as recommended by the Math Curriculum Committee:

 

Kindergarten                            Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2010)
First Grade– Fourth Grade       Everyday Mathematics from Chicago (2010)

                                    Fifth Grade                              Macmillan McGraw-Hill Scott  (2010)

 

 

             G.          RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO BID THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE
                           CONCESSION AND DUGOUTS FOR THE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
                         COMPLEX:

                                    Approval to begin the process for competitively bidding the construction
                        of the concession stand and dugouts for the baseball and softball complex. 

 

 

8.         OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

-           Dr. Rappold shared this month’s edition of  The Board – “The Limits of Your Influence”

 

-           2010-2011 Miami East High School, Junior High, and Elementary Student Handbooks

to review for approval at the July Board of Education meeting. 

 

           -           2010-2011 Miami East Staff and Bus Driver Handbooks to review for approval at the

July Board of Education meeting. 

 

-           2010-2011 Chemical Hygiene Plan and Shop Safety plan to review for approval

                       at the July Board of Education meeting. 

 

-           2010-2011 Class Fees to review for approval at the July Board of Education

                        meeting. 

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

-           2010-2011 District-Wide Electronic Telecommunication Services Agreement &
                                    Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for approval at the July Board of Education

                        meeting. 

 

            -           Thank you letter written on behalf of the school district, to the Mimi County Park District
                       for the selection of Environmental Education Grant Awards to our kindergarten, first, and
                        second grades.   

 

           -           Thank you to Mark Ward for his donation of two trees to the baseball and softball complex.

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

            -           Mr. Burton remarked that he was very pleased and appreciative of the staff’s time and effort
                                    to continue submitting grants.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  The Board of Education adjourned their meeting at 9:07 p.m.

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING

July 19, 2010

7:00 P.M.