MIAMI EAST LOCAL SCHOOLS

BOARD BITS

 

Review of March 23, 2004

Regular Board Meeting

 

 

 

            Mark Davis, board president, called the regular meeting to order at 7:02 p.m., held at Miami East  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

 

            Dr. Lewis recognized Jacob Gambill, Wesley Kief and Jacob Knoop as State Wrestling qualifiers

for 2003-04 school year.

 

            Also, recognized was Ellis Blevins, a student at Miami Valley Career Tech Center, placed second

in a Math competition sponsored by VICA Skills USA.   

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

-                      Approved the minutes of the February 17, 2004 regular board meeting, and the special

board meetings of February 26 and March 3, 2004.

 

-                      Approved the financial statements of February 2004.

 

-            Approved the Amended Tax Rates and Amounts for 2004, as previously approved by the

            Miami County Budget Commission.

 

-                      Approved the Official Certificate of Estimated Resources for FY’ 2005.

 

-            Review of the March 11, 2004 bid opening for the high school Science renovation project

            was presented, and Mr. Sommer gave information about the bid process and some

            experienced minor issues.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Construction UpdateHuber Buehrer covered the status of the Science rooms.  He also shared that the advertising for furniture and the playground equipment should be before the board at their April meeting. 

 

T. C. Caruso noted the building is still on schedule and most inside concrete work is finished.

The brick and block work is underway, and two of the three gables are complete.  Peterson and sub contractors have done outstanding work.

 

All Day/Every Day KindergartenKindergarten roundup will be held on March 24th and should

shed light on the feasibility of what the parents would like for next year.  Information will be emailed to board members as to the results after the roundup.

 

           

Preschool Recommended focusing on the Kindergarten program for 2004-05 and creating a compatible Pre K program for the 2005-06 school year.

 

Auction PlansDr. Lewis noted that plans for auctioning are in progress and could begin

            in April.

 

            Bus GarageRecommended to weigh cost of garage for 2005-06 with current 2004-05 cost

            and with privatizing. 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: 

The board moved to go into executive session at 7:40 p.m. for discussion of resignation, non-renewal, and reassignment.  They returned to open session at 9:17 p.m..

 

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS

Employment Items:

-                      Approved acceptance of Linda Wilson’s letter of resignation, for retirement purposes,

effective May 31, 2004.

 

-                      Approved acceptance of Jeffrey Lewis’s letter of resignation, as superintendent of

Miami East Local School District, to pursue other employment, effective at the end

of current contract.

 

-                      Approved to reduce one administrator for the 2004-2005 school year.

 

-                      Approved non-renewal of Gary Ogg’s limited administrative contract due to fiscal

responsibility at the end of his current contract.

 

-                      Approved non-renewal of Wes Welbaum’s limited administrative contract, as principal

at Miami East North, at the end of his current contract.

 

-                      Approved to re-employ Allen Mack, as junior high principal, on a three (3) year

administrator’s contract, effective August 2004 through June 2005, on a 212-day contract.

 

-           Approved to re-employ Wes Welbaum, as assistant high school principal, on a three (3) year administrator’s contract, effective August 2004 through June 2005, on a 212 day contract.

 

-                      Approved to re-employ Scott Donaldson, as athletic director, on a three (3) year supervisor’s contract, effective August 2004 through June 2005, on a 215-day contract.

 

-                      Approved unpaid leave of absences, without pay, for Betty Kirk, bus driver, for April 12, and Sandy Jess, bus driver, effective March 4 (1/2) and 5, and beyond.

 

-            Approved supplemental contracts, at the board approved rate of pay for the 2004-05

school year as follows:

Jr. High Head Track Coach – Paul Dawson – Step 0

Jr. High Asst. Track Coach – Linda Deaton – Step 1

 

-                      Approved Lee Sizemore as a volunteer for high school baseball and Ronald Deaton

as a volunteer for junior high track, for the 2003-04 school year.

 

 

-                      Approved non-renewal of all fall and winter supplemental contracts, for personnel

outside the teaching staff of Miami East, effective at the close of the 2003-04 school

year season.

 

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

Service Center, and on file in the central office.

 

-                      Approved Tom Maxson for summer mowing at the rate of $7.50 per hour.

 

-            Approved acceptance of Wendy Holthaus’s letter of resignation, as guidance counselor,

            effective at the end of the 2003-04 school year.

 

-                      Approved Interdistrict Open Enrollment for the 2004-05 school year, for students in school

districts that border the Miami East Local School District.  Applications will be available

the months of April and May at the superintendent’s office.

 

-                      Approved to reject the plumbing package bid by Slage Mechanical, for the high school

Science rooms renovation project, as recommended by the architect.

 

-            Approved advertisement for bids for the technology package for the new Pre K-8 building,

            as recommended by the architect.  Bid opening to be scheduled for April 15, 2004.

 

-           Approved advertisement to rebid the Science rooms renovation project, at the high school, as recommended by the architect.  Bid opening to be scheduled for April 15, 2004.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 

Legislative and General Discussion - None

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:             

-                      The board moved to go into executive session at 9:35 p.m. for discussion of

assignment and reduction in personnel, and mediation with support professionals.  They returned to open session at 11:08 p.m..

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting adjourned at 11:10 p.m..

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING

April 20, 2004

7:00 P.M.

Miami East High School