MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of February 17, 2004

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�� �������� Mark Davis, board president, called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., held at Miami East Local High School.The country was honored by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call was taken with board members Brad Burton, Harold Brumfield, Mark Davis, Rusty Miller,

and Lucy Taylor all in attendance.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

 

 

GOOD NEWS RECOGNITION:

 

Twelfth Grade Test Results - High School principal Tim Williams provided an overview of preparation for the OGT and shared a certificate of excellence with the board of education.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Officer in ResidenceOfficer Harnish indicated the need to revise the Crisis Plan and shared security recommendations were goal areas for this year.He indicated a mock shutdown of the high school had been conducted and security test had been positive.

 

����������� Miami East Web SiteMrs. Kim Rupert gave a PowerPoint presentation and navigated the

Miami East Web site.She highlighted the teacher resource feature and the links for school closing.

 

TREASURERS REPORT:

-                      Approved the minutes of the January 27, 2004 regular board meeting.

 

-                      Approved the financial statements of January 2004.

 

- Approved waiving of school fees for a family who requested the waiver due to

financial circumstances, and verified by Miami County Job and Family Services.

-                      Approved use of the resource officer, as outlined by the treasurer, for collecting

delinquent fees and NSF checks.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Water Tower Bid

-                      Approved rejection of all water tower bids from the February 10, 2004 bid opening

-                      Approved a declaration of urgent necessity for a water tower and installation.

-                      Approved Gateway Tank, Inc. as manufacturer and installer of a Aquastore Composite

Elevated Water Storage Tank

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS CONT.:

 

Construction Update Herbert Buehrer shared that the project is on budget and on time. Bids for the water tower were excessive; and the board was asked to consider a concrete base tower as an option.

 

All Day/Every Day Kindergarten Kindergarten roundup is scheduled earlier (March 24) with hopes of gauging interest for all day/every day kindergarten. Dr. Lewis is communicating with

Head Start for a possible preschool unit.

 

Auction Plans Dr. Lewis suggested selling some loose equipment via the Internet. Proposals

from auctioneers are due Friday, February 20, 2004.

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS

Employment Items:

-                      Approved upgrade of degrees for the following certificated employees, effective

at the beginning of the 2nd semester for the 2003-04 school year: Ashley Demmitt,

from BS+150 to Masters, and Amanda Riley, from BS+150 to Masters.

-                      Approved unpaid leave of absences, without pay, for Diane Littlejohn, March 25-26, 2004,

Ambie Lennartz, April 2, 2004, and Loretta Yantis, April 14-16, 2004.

-                      Approved to amend Jerry Blacks upgrade of one step, effective at the beginning

of the 2003-2004 school year.

-                      Approved Kathy Irick at South and Carla Vandever at North, as grades 1-4 Reading

Intervention Coordinators, at $1,200 each for the 2003-04 school year.

 

-                      Approved sub teachers who have been approved by the Miami County Educational

Service Center, and are on file in the central office.

-                      Approved Calendar A as the school calendar for the 2004-05 school year.

 

-                      Approved bid advertisement for renovation of the Science classrooms at the high school.

 

-                      Approved bid advertisement for electrical and piping for the water tower.

 

-                      Approved to declare surplus equipment and to appoint the superintendent as agent to

Negotiate final property disposition.

 

 

INFORMATIONAL /DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

-                      Set a work session meeting for March 3, 2004, at 6:00 P.M..

BOARD MEMBERS COMMENTS:

 

Legislative Dr. Lewis gave a summary of the county meeting with Senator Roberts, Representative Fessler, and State Board Member, Carl Wick. He indicated it was frustrating but

hope future meetings would be scheduled.

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

-                      The board moved to go into executive session at 8:27 P.M. for discussion of

employment, assignment of personnel, and sale of property. They returned to

open session at 9:21 P.M..

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 9:23 P.M..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORK SESSION

March 3, 2004

6:00 P.M.

Miami East High School

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING

March 23, 2004

7:00 P.M.

Miami East High School