Regular Meeting

 June 25, 2012

7:22 p.m.


The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:22 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012.  Mr. Robert Whitney, President, called the meeting to order. 

Roll was called by the Treasurer.

Roll Call – Members present:  Mr. Loren Blackstone, Mr. Keith Stoner, Mrs. Karen Wilson, Mr. Robert Whitney  -----------------------------------------4

                                                 Mr. Heck was absent.


Tricia Volz, Food Service Director, spoke to the Board about increasing lunch prices by $.25.

The increase is needed to help cover food costs due to new federal regulations under the USDA's Child Nutrition

Reauthorization Act of 2010.  The regulations increase requirements for school lunches to provide only whole

whole grains daily and increase servings of fruit and vegetables.


Mr. Whitney reviewed communications received by the Board including OSBA’s School Management News and Briefcase, Tech and Learning magazine, and thank you notes from several Miss Lexington contestants.


45-12   Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

             1.   The minutes from the May regular meeting was approved.

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

3.   Approved partial repayment of advance in the amount of $130,000.00 from Fund 003 Permanent Improvement to Fund 001 General Fund.

4.   Approved final appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012.

5.   Approved temporary appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 set at 25% of FY 12 actual expenditures.

6.   Approved to amend position/duties of Kathy Schwechheimer to Assistant to the Treasurer, effective July 1, 2012.

       Roll Call – Yea: Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney-----------------4

       Nay: None ------------------------------------------------------------------------0

        Absent:  Mr. Heck --------------------------------------------------1

Motion adopted.


46-12   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner 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:  Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney-------------------4

     Nay:  None ------------------------------------------------------------------0

     Absent:  Mr. Heck ----------------------------------------------------------1

        Motion adopted.

Time entered:  7:40 p.m.

Returned to regular session:  8:05 p.m.


47-12   Motion by Mrs. Wilson seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation :  Approved the resignation of:

Kevin Young - High School English, effective July 31, 2012

Jacque Daup - Principal Eastern Elementary, effective July 31, 2012, summer school co-director, testing coordinator

Suzanne Kochheiser - High School English, color guard advisor, effective end of 2011-2012 school year

Emily Donahue - Junior High Power of Pen for 2012-2013 school year

Evan Thomas - Elementary Art, effective 6/21/12

Employment:  Approved the recommendation of the following personnel:

Kevin Young - High School assistant principal, effective August 1, 2012, 1 year contract

Whitney Farrar - High School English, 1 year contract effective August 27, 2012, step 0

Anne Mutti - High School English, 1 year contract, effective August 27, 2012, step 10

Allison Parsons - High School Science, 1 year contract, effective August 27, 2012, step 4

Christina Rose - 3rd grade, Western Elementary, effective  August 27, 2012, 1 year contract, step 0

Michelle Newmeyer - High school yearbook advisor, 012-2013 school year

Marissa Lunt - Junior High English, effective August 27, 2012, 1 year contract, step 0

Kathy Dinkel - Summer School director, July 30 – August 16, 2012

Emily Depew - High School newspaper co-advisor, 2012-2013 schoolyear

Ashley Roberts - Art teacher, Western & Central Elementary, effective August 27, 2012, 1 year contract, step 0

Dave Kaple - Summer PE substitute, June 4 – 22, 2012

Maternity Leave:  Approved Jessica Bright’s maternity leave request from November 5, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

Salary Adjustment:  Approved the salary adjustment for Jen Cavalier from MA to MA + 10.


Resignation:  Approved the resignation of Margaret Garber, Transportation Department, effective end of 2011-2012 school year.

Retirement:  Approved the retirement requests of:

Linda Lehnhart - Food Service, effective June, 1, 2012

Gary Hoff - Transportation, effective June 30, 2012

Employment:  Approved the employment of the following:

Joshua Glover - Transportation, bus washer, effective June 4, 2012 for approximately 6-7 weeks.                                                     

Lynn Sherman - Food Service, 6 hour Kitchen Supervisor at  high school, effective August 27, 2012

Ben Ziegelhofer - High School, 2nd shift custodian, effective June 12, 2012, contract remainder of 2011-2012 school year, 1 year contract for 2012-2013 school year

John Hetrick - Transportation, 4-hour bus driver, effective August 27, 2012, 1 year contract for 2012-2013 school yr

    Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the following coaching recommendations:

Tim Henderson - JV girls’ soccer

Kelly Holder - 8th grade volleyball

Becky Young - 7th grade volleyball

Jay Guth - Volunteer assistant boys’ basketball

Michael Grist - JV boys’ basketball

Mike Hamman - Freshmen boys’ basketball

Kevin Morrow - 8th grade boys’ basketball

Buck Morton - 7th grade boys’ basketball

Daryl Uhde - Varsity girls’ basketball

Mike Kathrein - JV girls’ basketball

Robert Hassmann - 8th grade girls’ basketball

Jay Schmidt - 7th grade girls’ basketball

Melisa Watters - Varsity swim coach

Dave Watters - Assistant swim coach (diving)

Brock Spurling - Assistant swim coach (swimming)

Brock Spurling - Junior High swim coach

Brent Rastetter - Varsity wrestling

Brian Faust - JV wrestling

Nick Confalone - Volunteer assistant wrestling

Brian Bowman - Volunteer assistant wrestling

John Watkins - Junior High wrestling

Andrew Heath - Junior High wrestling

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

Alexandria Ballinger - Continuing, grade 12

Carson Saurers - New, Kindergarten, Western, per negotiated agreement following working parent

Approved a lunch price increase of $0.25 per meal for the 2012-2013 school year.  This would make elementary prices $2.75, Jr. & Sr. prices $3.00 and Adult prices $3.25.  The reason for this increase is the new regulations we must follow as a result of the USDA Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act for 2010.

Roll Call – Yea: Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney ----------------------4

                   Nay: None---------------------------------------------------------------------0

                  Absent:  Mr. Heck ------------------------------------------------------------1

Motion adopted.


48-12 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve the Resolution with the Ohio  High School Athletic Association membership for the 2012-2013 school year.

Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, ------------------------------------------------2

                  Nay:  Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney  -----------------------------------------2

                  Absent:  Mr. Heck -------------------------------------------------------------1

      Motion failed.


1.  Mr. Whitney asked about the status of payments under Tax Abatement agreements. The Treasurer reported that Kroger’s has made a $26,800 payment for 2011.  The Village of Lexington is working with the District and Next Generation to collect payments owed under that agreement.

2.  Mr. Ziegelhofer reported that the Board has an existing policy governing the use of the District’s facilities by outside groups.  There does need to be a process of addressing complaints by getting them in writing.  Mr. Ziegelhofer also mentioned the District is  purchasing a machine to cut keys and re-key locks as needed.  Board members will be given an opportunity to review the policy and update if needed.


49-12 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to set a Special Meeting for July 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for hiring of personnel.

Roll Call:  Yea:  Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr.Whitney---------------------4

                  Nay:  None ----------------------------------------------------------------------------0

                 Absent:  Mr. Heck--------------------------------------------------------------------1

     Motion adopted.

Regular meeting for July was changed to July 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.


50-12  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to adjourn. 8:29  p.m.

Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney----------------------4

Nay:  None ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------0

Absent:  Mr. Heck -------------------------------------------------------------------------1

     Motion adopted.

Treasurer _________________________________