MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of November 23, 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: Tim Williams, High School principal; Barb Minnich, staff member; Steve Yantis, resident; Kent Buehrer, The Buehrer Group; Alan Polatka, The Quandel Group; Gayle Carson, resident; Kevin Accurso, resident; and Melanie Yingst, Troy Daily Newspaper.

 

                                               

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Mr. Steve Yantis addressed the Board regarding his desire to see a greater emphasis placed on the cleaning of stadium, restrooms, and concession stand during the fall season after events have occurred.  Mr. Accurso spoke of a positive outcome while attending a recent pee-wee football game.  Mr. Accurso described how parents pitched in along with the athletic director, Scott Donaldson, in helping to clean the stadium after a long weekend of various activities occurring around the stadium. The district continues to search for solutions that would ensure the stadium is in good shape despite various weekend activities.

  

 

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TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

          A.     Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting of October 19, 2009,
                   as presented by the treasurer. 

 

B.     Approval of the financial statements for October 2009. 
                                                         

C.         Approval of a lease agreement for farm land rental for the 2010 season with

         Brian Francis, for 15-20 (+/-) acres to be farmed at $125.00/acre. 

 

D.    Approval of Faithful Performance Position Bonds, in the amount of $50,000

                  for the Board President and Superintendent for 2010 and for the Treasurer

                  in the amount of $50,000 for 2010-2014. 

 

 

       E.      OTHER – INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

 

            -      Mr. Sommer shared the most recent School Income Tax Revenues for the district.

 

            -      Records Commission Meeting Schedule – December 28, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.,

                   preceding the regular board meeting.

 

            -      Set Re-Organizational Meeting and Alternative Budget Document Review

       Proposed for January 11, 2010.

 

-           Mr. Sommer shared the “School Finance” Newsletter –

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

 

 

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7.         NEW BUSINESS:

A.        EMPLOYMENT ITEMS:

 

            1.      Approval of the following supplemental contracts for the 2009-10 school

                                  year, pending BCII/FBI check:

 Junior High School

                                        Assistant Cheerleading Coach – Courtney Ray – Step 0- ½ stipend
                                     Rescind Wrestling Coach Position as a result of lower participation – Kevin 
                                                                                                                                                     Pyers

            2.      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 60 days in the same position,

                     then placed on beginning salary schedule.

3.       Approval of June Lewis’s request for a unpaid leave of absence for November
 25, 2009 (1 total day).

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS CONT.:

                       

B.         2009-2010 MIAMI EAST BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS :

 

          Approval of the Miami East Board of Education Goals, for the 2009-2010      

school year. 

 

 

C.         APPROVAL OF BOARD POLICY CHANGES PER NEOLA:

         Approval of the Board of Education Policy changes as recommended by Neola,

as a result of various O.R.C. changes.  These include updates to items such as

attendance, Jarrod law requirements, school safety, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

D.            A RESOLUTION APPROVING SOME OF THE OHIO SCHOOL

FACILITIES COMMISSION MODEL RESPONSIBLE BIDDER

WORKFORCE STANDARDS RELATED TO ITS CLASSROOM

FACILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  PROJECT

                                 Approval of the Ohio School Facilities Commission Model Responsible Bidder
                        Workforce Standards, as selected by the Miami East School District, related
                        to its classroom facilities assistance program project.

 

 

E.            DISCUSSION OF THE GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING

BID OPENING PACKAGE, FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT:

 

                Discussion of the geothermal heating and cooling bid opening package for

the high school construction project on November 10, 2009.

 

 

F.             RESOLUTION FOR THE GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING

BID OPENING PACKAGE, FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT:

 

                  Approval to reject previous bids for the geothermal heating and cooling package
      & approval to rebid this portion of the project following the discussion with the
      construction manager and architect.

 

OTHER INFORMATIONAL/DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  

 

 -      Dr. Rappold shared the November edition of The Board – “Are You Becoming A Better
        Board Member?” & “What You Should Know about Teacher Leadership”.


                 -      Thank you letter written to Board of Education from the FFA was shared with Board
                                    members.

 

 

 -      Congratulatory letter from the Ohio Department of Education–

 

 -      High School Construction Update –

 

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

     -     General Discussion(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: The Board of Education adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.



 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

MIAMI EAST JR. HIGH/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

December 28, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.