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������ �����Review of May 17, 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: Omar Lozano, staff member; Katie Hartley, staff member; Allen Smith, ESC Curriculum Director; Tim Williams, High School Principal; Jodi Metzger, staff member; Kim Plummer, The Quandel Group; and Dennis Schumaker, The Quandel Group.





There were no public comments heard.





- Congratulations to the HS Women's Choir for earning a Superior rating at the

O.M.E.A. State Contest this year!  The Miami East Women's Choir will be among

the listed groups in the Fall OMEA Educators Journal.  Mr. Lozano gave Board members

an update on the districts vocal program. The Womens Choir performed for the Board of Education.

Mr. Lozano described how the Miami East Womens Choir competed at the O.M.E.A. State Choir Contest hosted at Tippecanoe High School. The young women earned a Superior rating in Class C at the event. The girls worked very hard to get to this point. I could not ask for a better first year here at Miami East said Mr. Lozano. The Womens Choir was accompanied by Mrs. Melissa Lozano. Mr. Lozano would like to thank Miami East staff and administrators for their support this year. Choir members will receive Superior State medals. The Choir also receives a O.M.E.A. Superior Choir State Plaque that will hang in the high school music room.

- Mrs. Katie Hartley gave a report regarding her recent testimony to the United States

House of Representatives regarding value-added data.

In mid-April, Mrs. Hartley was asked to be one of only four individuals across the
entire country to testify to the United States House of Representatives. This
testimony was part of the United States House of Representatives ongoing
reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.


Mrs. Hartley described how the Miami East School District has utilized value-added
data and how the staff and students have benefited from this daily this data analysis.
Board President, Rusty Miller, congratulated Mrs. Hartley and spoke positively of
how the districts staff has continued to expand the use of value-added data.


- Report from the Districts Staff Development Committee. The Staff Development

Committee is part of the districts five-year strategic plan. Mr. Smith described the
offerings the districts staff has participated in this year.





A.                 Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting of April 19, 2010,

as presented by the treasurer.



B.     Approval of financial statements for April, 2010.



C. Review of the revised five-year forecast for 2010-2014 and discussion of the

Districts financial position.



D. Approval to revise the districts financial 5-year forecast for 2010-2014

as presented by the treasurer.



E.                  Approval to advertise for bids for one (1) seventy-two (72) passenger

transit style bus, with a bid opening on June 11, 2010, at 12:00 noon.



F.                 Approval to purchase liability, property and fleet insurance renewal from the
Ohio School Plan through The Hylant Administrative Services for July 1,
2010 through June 30, 2011 (12 months).




Scholarship Funds:

- Miami East Scholarship Fund in memory of Morris and Mildred Duer

- Jean Morrow Scholarship

- Mildred Fredericks Scholarship

- Boak-Gilmer Music Scholarship








1. Approval of Danielle Meier, as a Special Education teacher, at Miami

East Junior High, on a one year limited contract, bachelor degree, Step 1,

for the 2010-11 school year, pending BCII and FBI background check

and official transcripts.



2.      Approval of Terri Downs, as a Kindergarten teacher, at Miami East Elementary,

on a one year limited contract, bachelor degree, Step 0, for the 2010-2011 school

year, pending BCII and FBI background check and official transcripts.



3.      Approval of a continuing contract to Amanda Riley, beginning with the

2010-2011 school year, as requested per letter from her to the administration.



4. Approval of additional sub classified personnel for the 2009-2010 school
year as follows:

Aide & Special Education Aide Jill Huelskamp

Clerical & Assistant Cook Sharon Miller

Bus Driver Dawn Sales

5. Approval of the non-renewal of the spring supplemental contracts, for

personnel outside the teaching staff of Miami East, effective at the close

of the 2009-2010 school year season as follows:


Head Baseball Coach Barry Coomes

Assistant Boys Baseball Coach Nick Kirk

Volunteer Girls Softball Coach Kevin Accurso

Head Track Coach Steve Karnehm

Musical Producer/Director Mark Iiames



6.      Approval of the non-renewal of extended services days at the end

of the 2009-10 school year for the following certified staff:


Kathy Blair Vocational 3 days
Ceal Turnbull High School Counselor 20 days

Danielle Dillon High School/Elementary Counselor 10 days

Sandra Finkes Jr. High Counselor 5 days

Wade Meyers AV/Library 6 days



7.      Approval of the following persons for supplemental coaching contracts, effective

for the 2010-2011 school year, based on their years of experience, and at the board approved rate of pay:


Strength Conditioning Coach Max Current

Site Manager (Fall Season Only) Ashley Kinder

Head Football Coach Max Current Step 6

Asst. Football Coach Scott Donaldson Step 6

Asst. Football Coach Mark Rose Step 6

Asst. Football Coach Kevin Evans Step 4

Asst. Football Coach Steve Kirby Step 5

Head Boys Golf Coach Bruce Vanover Step 5
Head Girls Golf Coach Tom Meyer Step 1
Head Cross Country Coach Alan Russell Step 1

Head Volleyball Coach John Cash Step 6
Assistant Volleyball Coach Lori Smith Step 6

Head Girls Soccer Coach Emalie Carson Step 6

Head Boys Soccer Coach Michael Schumacher Step 3

Head Cheerleader Advisor Kalyn Fowler Step 1
Asst. Cheerleader Advisor Janet Gump Step 3

Ticket Sales (2) Janet Gump & Kevin Gump

Band Director Jeff Smith Step 6
Assistant Band Director Omar Lozano Step 6

Pep Band Director Jeff Smith

Musical Instrumental Director Jeff Smith Step 2

A.V. Director Wade Meyers Step 5

Yearbook Advisor (Class Offered) Heidi Perry




Class Advisors:

12th Grade Kevin Pyers

Department Heads:

Language Arts Janet Gump

Math Tricia Brautigam

Science Becky Weldy

Social Studies Nichole Lanning

Vocational Kathleen Blair

Academic Team Advisor Kathleen McCrillis

Leadership Facilitator Ceal Turnbull

Muse Machine Advisor Kathleen McCrillis

National Honor Society Advisor Meghan Arnold

Saturday School Chris Weddle


Asst. 8th Football Coach Frank Hall Step 6

Head 7th Grade Football Coach Gary Church Step 6

Asst. 7th Grade Football Coach Kevin Pyers Step 6

Volunteer Football Coach Chris Hellyer

8th Girls Volleyball Coach Jennifer Ziegenbusch Step 6

7th Girls Volleyball Coach Heather Gilliland Step 4
Head Cheerleader Advisor Denise Gibson Step 3

8. 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 in the same position,

then place on the beginning salary schedule.



9. Approval of Jeff Smiths request for unpaid leave on June 9, 2010 (total 1 day).



            B. OHSAA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2010-2011:

Approval of membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association

for grades 7-12 for the 2010-2011 school year.




Approval for 3 days early release days for Seniors on June 1, 2 and 3, 2010.

Graduation will take place on May 28, 2010. Dr. Rappold recognized and thanked
Mr. Williams and the high school staff for coming in and scheduling the make-up
days for this years seniors.





Approval of the Class of 2010, which includes 98 seniors, for graduation on

May 28, 2010, 7:30 p.m., at Hobart Arena in Troy.






Approval of a three-year contract with Upper Valley Medical Center to

provide Athletic Training services from August 1, 2010 through July 31,

2013 at an annual cost of one dollar ($1.00) per year



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

Sixth Grade Holt McDougal (2010)
Seventh Grade Holt McDougal (2010)
Eighth Grade Holt McDougal (2010)

High School Algebra I Holt McDougal (2010)
High School Algebra II Holt McDougal (2010)
High School Algebra III Holt McDougal (2010)

High School Trigonometry Holt McDougal (2010)

High School Geometry Holt McDougal (2010)

High School PreCalculus Pearson (2010)

High School Calculus Pearson (2010)





- Dr. Rappold shared this months edition of The Board Five Things You Can
Do To Retain Teachers


- Dr. Rappold shared that this years Board of Education self-appraisal will be
completed by Dr. Decker during the regularly scheduled meeting in June.


- Eighth Grade graduation will be held on Monday, June 7, beginning at 7:00 p.m.,
and in the past a Board Member has attended and spoke to the eighth grade

graduates. Mr. Miller volunteered to once again attend the eighth grade graduation
on behalf of the Board of Education.

- 2009-2010 list of completed evaluations/appraisals for certified, classified, and
administrators across the district.


- Thank you letter written on behalf of the school district to the Friends of William
McCulloch for the generous donation of eighty copies of the book The Longest

Debate. This book will be used in the high school Government classes.

- Dr. Rappold recognized the success of this years spring athletic teams. The varsity
softball and girls track teams captured league titles this year. In addition, for the third
consecutive year, the Vikings have been able to bring home the All Sport trophy.
Congratulations to all athletes, and thanks to the Miami East community for all your





- General Discussion(s)






ADJOURNMENT: The Board adjourned at 9:15 p.m.









Due to scheduling conflicts the next regularly scheduled monthly
Miami East Board of Education Meeting will be held at



Monday, June 14, 2010 7:00 P.M.