Review of March 15, 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: Kathleen McCrillis, staff member; Amanda Riley, staff member; Tim Williams, high school principal; Jeanie Marlow, parent; Ben Marlow, student; Brett Harshbarger, parent; Colt Harshbarger, student; Josie Walters, student; Dakota Potts, student; Rick Thimmes, student; Hannah Allen, student; Kaitlyn Schellhouse, student; Mike Stafford, and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.




There were no public comments heard.





���������� The Miami East High School Academic Team reported on this year�s season and the reasons why Academic Team appeals to them.Kaitlyn Shellhouse described how the MEHS Academic Team is open to all students at the high school.The team practices on Friday afternoon and the questions cover a wide range of topics.Students described the competitions the team competes at and how each competition is different in arrangement.Mrs. McCrillis, the Academic Team advisor, thanked the Academic Boosters for the shirts the students where in competition. The students ended their presentation by thanking the Board of Education for supporting the program.
�� �������� Congratulations to our Academic Team of Jamison Meyer, Colt Hershberger, Dakota Potts and Rick Thimmes who competed this past Saturday.The team was victorious by defeating Ben Logan by a score of 130 to 70 and Urbana 125 to 70 at the CBC tournament.The High School Academic Team has experienced a great deal of success this year.Several weeks ago our High School Academic Team beat Northwestern in a CBC league match 135 to 35.Congratulations to these students and Mrs. McCrillis, the Academic Team advisor.
�� �������� In addition, Dr. Rappold recognized and Congratulated the high school Concert Band and Women's Choir who both received Superior ratings at the District Contest this past Saturday at Bellefontaine.  The superior rating advances both groups to State Contest on May 1st.  This marks the first time in over twenty years that both the Choir and Band have qualified the same year. 













A.        Approval of the minutes of the February 15, 2010 regular meeting, as presented

by the treasurer.


B.         Approval of the financial statements for February, 2010.


C. Approval of the Amended Tax Rates and Amounts for 2010 (to be collected

in 2010), as previously approved by the Miami County Budget Commission.


D.     Approval of Official Certificate of Estimated Resources for FY 2011.














1. Approval to re-employ Scott Donaldson, as assistant High School

Principal/Athletic Director, on a three-year administrator contract,
effective August 1, 2010 through June 2013, on a 215 day contract.


2.      Approval to re-employ Allen Mack, as Junior High School Principal,

on a three-year administrator contract, effective August 1, 2010

through June 2013, on a 212 day contract.


3.      Approval to re-employ Wesley Welbaum, as Elementary School Principal,

on a three-year administrator contract, effective August 1, 2010 through

June 2013, on a 212 day contract.


4.      Approval to re-employ Don Nuss, as District Technology Supervisor,

on a three-year supervisor contract, effective August 1, 2010 through

June, 2013, on a 216 day contract per year.


5.      Approval of acceptance of Carol Herrons letter of resignation, for

retirement purposes, at the conclusion of the 2009-10 school year.

Mrs. Herron has devoted twenty-seven years as a special education teacher in the
Miami East School District. Dr. Rappold thanked Mrs. Herron for her dedication to
the district and remarked how she has always been a wonderful asset to the junior
high, the staff, and the students. Her enthusiasm and dedication to the district will make
it very difficult for the district to find someone who can ever replace her.


6. Approval of acceptance of Carolyn Grimms letter of resignation, for

retirement purposes, at the conclusion of the 2009-10 school year.

Mrs. Grimm retires after thirty-five years of teaching. All Board members relayed
personal stories of success attributed to Mrs. Grimm being here in the district.


7. Approval of an unpaid leave of absences for the following staff

Michael Dehart March 5, 2010 (1 day)

Ellen Donnelly April 9, 2010 (1 day)

June Lewis - April 15, 16, 19, 20, and April 26-30 (9 total days)


8.      Approval of an additional classified sub for the 2009-10 school year

as follows:

Asst. Cook (Cashier) Jill Huelskamp




9. Approval of the non-renewal of all fall and winter supplemental contracts for

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

2009-10 school year season as follows:

High School

Site Manager (Fall Season) Ashley Kinder

Boys Assistant Basketball Todd Stucker

Boys Freshman Basketball Tom Meyer
Girls Reserve Basketball Kevin Gump

Boys Head Soccer Michael Schumacher

Girls Head Soccer Emalie Carson> >>

Head Wrestling Jason Sroufe

Girls Golf Tom Meyer

Head Volleyball Coach John Cash

Asst. Volleyball Coach Lori Smith

Girls Asst. Basketball Coach Kelly Cash

Ticket Sales Kevin Gump

Flag Advisor Lisa Ritchea


Jr. High

Head 7th Football Coach Joshua Roeth

Asst. 7th Football Coach Frank Hall

8th Boys Basketball Coach Scott Shirk

8th Girls Basketball Coach Dean Denlinger

7th Girls Basketball Coach Stephen Hedges

Asst. Cheerleader Advisor Courtney Ray









10. 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 consecutive day, then place on beginning
salary schedule.




Approval of the Interdistrict Open Enrollment for the 2010-2011school year,

for students who reside in school districts that border the Miami East Local School

District. Applications will be available the months of April and May only.> >>









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- Dr. Rappold shared with Board members this months edition of The Board
Holding a Successful Board Meeting During a Crisis & When You Should Be


- Self-Appraisal process with Dr. Decker. Annually the Miami East Board of
Education completes a self-appraisal of itself and forwards the survey results onto
Dr. Decker.

- This years annual Board of Education Tour of the Campus will take place on
Tuesday, May 4th beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the K-8 Building.


- Information regarding an upcoming Ohio Sunshine Law Training (Public
Records Training) March 24 @ Piqua at 1:00 P.M. was shared with Board members.

- Dr. Rappold shared a professional development opportunity for all Board members
sponsored by the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA). This professional
development opportunity is the OSBA Board Leadership Academy.


- Dr. Rappold shared NEOLA Board policy changes and updates as informational

- Miami East High School Musical Wizard of Oz- March 25, 26, and 27. All
three performances will begin at 8:00 P.M. in the K-8 auditeria.





- General Discussion(s) -







ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.






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