Regular Meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

7:00 p.m.


1. Call to Order: The President will call the meeting to order.

2. Communications/Visitors: The President will recognize any visitors to the meeting and present any communications.

Joel Nirmalnath, Student representative to the Board will present his report.

  Financial Items:

  3. Minutes: The President will call for additions or corrections to the February regular meeting.

  4. Financial: The Treasurer will present the monthly financial report for February 2015.

  5. Accept donation of  $100 from Sharon Hamrick (Hershner - Class of 1963) in memory of her brother, Roger Hershner (Class of 1960), for the Lexington High School Scholarship Fund.

  6.  Accept donation of $100 from Dr. Christ Ticoras for the Junior High Breakfast Club.  

  7. Recommend approval of enrollment in the Ohio SchoolComp Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program for calendar year 2016; annual fee $3, 075 and estimated savings of $14,385.

  8. Recommend approval of "Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the Count Auditor". 

  9. Recommend to discontinue the Constellation NewEnergy service agreement as natural gas provider as of June 30, 2015 and approve resolution and new service agreement with Direct Energy (through MEC consortium) effective July 1, 2015 through June 2017, with optional extensions.

   Motion by __________________, seconded by_________________, to approve items 3 - 9.

10. Executive Session:  Motion by ____________________, seconded by ____________

     to enter into executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion,

    or compensation of a public employee or official, or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee,

    official, licensee, or regulated individual unless the public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual requests a public hearing.

The Board entered into executive session at __________.

The Board returned to open session at ______________.

Personnel Items:


    11. Leave of Absence:   Approve a one year leave of absence for Jody Rutschilling, Eastern Elementary for the 2015-2106 school year.

    12. Maternity Leave - Approve the maternity leave request for Jessica Kunz to begin approximately April 13, 2015 through the remainder

          of the 2014-15 school year.

    13.  Resignation:  Accept the resignation of Michelle Armstrong, Eastern Elementary, 5th grade, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

    14. Employment: Approve the employment of the following:  

Ralph Baker - Extend OGT tutoring through March 20, 2015

Angela Rietschlin - 3rd grade Western Elementary, 2015-2016 school year, one year contract, step 12

15.  Salary Adjustment:  Approve the salary adjustment for Constance Jamieson from MA to MA + 10

        16. Administrative/Supervisors/Coordinators/Director Contracts:  Recommend the approval of the following adminstrator contracts:

Genelle Eggerton - Western Elementary Principal , 3 year

Robin Boggs - Transportation Director - 3 year

Levi Mowry - Technology Director - 3 year

Tucker Bacquet - 7-12 Curriculum Coordinator, 3 year

Joy Bowman - K-6 Curriculum Coordinator, 3 year

Joe Roberts - Athletic/Activity Director, 3 year


17.  Retirement: Approve the retirement of Nick Carroll, 2nd shift custodian at at Western Elementary, effective April 3, 2015.

18.  Resignation:Accept the resignation of Rhonda Miller as bus aide, effective February 27, 2015.

19.  Employment: Approve the employment of:

Rhonda Miller  - Bus driver, two year contract, effective 03/02/2015

Lora Hamilton  - Substitute bus aide, effective 03/09/15

Julie Wallace  - Substitute educational aide, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements

Tiffany Windbigler - Substitute bus aide, effective 3/18/15, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements

20. Recommend a one (1) year contract for Craig Clever as Assistant Maintenance/Building & Grounds Supervisor

Other Business:

21.  Recommend the purchase of up to two (2) 78 passenger school buses from Cardinal Bus Sales. Purchase price includes trade-in and extended engine warranty, $91,985.00 each. 

22.  Front & Center Turf:  Recommend the Board approve the enclosed proposal from Front & Center Turf to maintain high school football and soccer fields.

23.  Board Policies:  Recommendation for the approval of the enclosed Board of Education policy manual updates.

24.  Wellness Policy: Recommendation to approve the revision of the enclosed Wellness Policy.                

25. Substitute Lists:  Approve the revised Lexington substitute lists dated 02/25/15 and 03/10/15 as presented by MOESC.

  26. Committee Appointments:

a.  Athletic Board of Control (2) ______________________________

b.  Music Board of Control (2) _______________________________

c.  In-Service Review Board (1) ______________________________

d.  Classified In-Service Review Board (1) _____________________

e.  Technology Committee (1) _______________________________

f.  County Tax Incentive Review Council (1) ___________________

g.  OSBA Delegate/Alternative ______________________________

Motion by __________________, seconded by_________________, to approve items 11-26.

   27. Adjournment: Motion by ___________________, seconded by ___________________, to adjourn.