Regular Meeting
March 21, 2012

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.  Mr. Robert Whitney, President, called the meeting to order.  Roll was called by the Treasurer.

Roll Call – Members present:  Mr. Loren Blackstone, Mr. Jeff Heck, Mr. Keith Stoner, Mrs. Karen Wilson, Mr. Robert Whitney  ------------------------------5


Kaitlyn Swartzmiller, Student representative to the Board presented her report.

Superintendent introduced Sean Stichler, who was attending to earn his communications merit badge for Boy Scouts.

Eastern science teachers gave a presentation on Teaching from Space Program and their visit to NASA.

Coach Rastetter introduced wrestling State placers.

Mr. Whitney read a letter from OHSAA regarding recognition of Ron Schaub.

Superintendent introduced Bryan Bullock from the News Journal.


22-12   Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:             

             1.   The minutes from the February meeting were approved.             

             2.   The monthly financial report for February 2012 was presented.

             3.   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 County Auditor”.

             4.   Approval to adopt updated Schedule of Records Retention and Disposition.

             5.  Approval to terminate the Energy USA service agreement as natural gas provider as of  June 30, 2012 and approve a new service agreement with Constellation  NewEnergy (through MEC consortium).   

Roll Call – Yea: Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney----5          Nay: None ----------------------------------------------0                                     

Motion adopted.


23-12   Motion by Mr. Blackstone seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the following personnel items:

Certified Retirement:  Accepted the retirement of:   

                                      Elaine Ruth - High School English, effective June 1, 2012   

                                      Susan Foster - Eastern, 5th grade, effective August 31, 2012

Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of the following personnel:   

                                     Linda Collins  - Junior High academic challenge advisor, effective end of 11-12 school year   

                                    Jeremy Secrist  - Junior High Principal, effective end of 11-12  school year   

Employment:  Approved the employment of the following personnel:   

                                   Victoria Knuckles - Long-term sub, Eastern Elementary, approximately April 23 through end of 11-12 school year, $100.00 per day    

Eliminated the position of Assistant Superintendent, effective August 1, 2012.                   

Classified: Resignation:  Accepted the resignation request of Levi Mowry, Technology Department, effective March 30, 2012.

Employment:  Approved the employment of:   

                                     Martha Perry  - Food Service, 6 hour General help position, high school, effective March 1, 2012   

                                     Rhonda Tittle  - Recall as an educational aide at Eastern  Elementary, effective retroactive to February 6, 2012

 Coaching Recommendation:  Due to lack of numbers, the coaching contract for John Watkins, freshman baseball coach, will be cancelled.

Administrative Contracts:  Approved the following administrator contracts:   

              Dave Roberts  - Western Elementary Principal, two (2) year, 12 month contract at regular Elementary Principal  salary and District Director of Special  Education, one year supplemental contract, stipend $7,756   

              Jeremy Secrist  - High School Principal, two (2) year contract at current regular HS Principal salary   

              Jacque Daup  - Eastern Elementary Principal two (2) year contract at current salary and District Testing Coordinator, one year supplemental contract, stipend $3,707   

              Lori Gottfried,  - District Technology Director, three (3) year  contract at current salary   

              John Harris  - Athletic/Activities Director, one (1) year contract at current salary   

              Mike Ziegelhofer - Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent, two (2) year contract at current salary

Tuition Student:  Approved the following tuition student for the 2012-2013 school year:    

              Tara Eaton - New, grade 12

Substitute List:  Approved the Lexington substitute list & the complete substitute list dated 3/14/12 as presented by MOESC.

Committee Appointments:  Tabled until April meeting.

Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney -------5     Nay: None ---------------------0        

Motion adopted.


1.  Public Relations/Communications Proposal from Avakian Consulting - $25,000/yr. for helping with communications, assist in preparation of district newsletter – quarterly basis. Avakian Consulting believes there is a need to discuss and communicate about facility needs in the event of a future bond issue.  Tabled for future discussion.

 2.   District Treasurer to establish written financial plan.

 3.   Treasurer reviewed 5-year forecast preliminary figures.  Board discussed and will act to adopt in April.

 4.   Proposal for Front & Center Turf on varsity field maintenance & mowing - $17,500 for labor.  Mr. Ziegelhofer said it could be cheaper than having district personnel doing the same work.  There are some issues to having district personnel applying insecticide without passing certification.  Mr. Ziegelhofer will check with Boosters about the possibility of them paying portion of cost for mowing.    


24-12   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson 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 and negotiations.

Roll Call – Yea:  Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney------5        Nay:  None ----------------------0         

Motion adopted.

Time entered:  7:55 p.m.  

Returned to regular session:  9:17 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT 25-12   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck to adjourn 10:30  p.m.  

Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney------5         Nay:  None --------------0        

Motion adopted.