Regular Meeting
August 22, 2012
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 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.                                          


 Mr. Whitney shared communications received – OHSAA Handbook, Board workshop  and OSBA services.



56-12  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:             

1.   The minutes from the June regular meeting and July special meeting were approved.             

2.   The monthly financial report for June and July 2012 was presented.  The Treasurer reviewed the fiscal year-end report.   

3.   Accepted the following grants from the Richland County Foundation: 

Science is Electrifying $1,000 to Central Elementary (Edwina Finley)

Electrified Science $996 to Eastern Elementary (Deb Lantz)

"Kinecting” the Brain and Body $580 to Eastern Elementary (Jaime Chambers)

Playground Equipment for students with special needs $25,308 (Michelle Rastetter)  

4.   Accepted a $10,000 donation from Newman Technologies.       

The district will send an acknowledgement to each donor.  

5.   Recommended enrollment in Ohio School Comp Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for calendar year 2013; annual fee $4,700.

 Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney-------5         

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

Motion adopted.


57-12   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, to approve the following personnel        items:       


Resignation:  Approved the resignation of Teresa Weaver, 4th grade, Eastern Elementary, effective end of 2011-2012 school year.              

Leave of Absence:  Approved the request from Connie Doutt, High School, for a six week leave of absence to begin August 27, 2012.              

Maternity Leave:  Approved the maternity leave request for Roxanne Drueschler, High School, to begin August 27, 2012 thru January 18, 2013.              

Employment:  Approved the recommendation of the following personnel:         

Emily Donahue   - Extended service - Librarian         

Randy Heidlebaugh  - Volunteer assistant marching band director         

Molly Morton   - Assistant marching band director         

Colleen Bundy   - Color Guard Advisor         

Brittany Souder   - Long-term sub for Melisa Watters, Western Elementary, 3rd grade, to begin August 27th to January 18, 2013, $100.00 per day         

Allison Parsons   - Key Club advisor         

Brent Rastetter   - Jr. High Athletic Director         

Carla Pasheilich   - Intervention Specialist, Western Elementary, effective August 27th, one year contract, step 2         

Sara Thorburn   - Academic Challenge co-advisor, 2012-2013, correction from April 18, 2012, Attachment E         

Lindsey Grove   - Long-term sub for Julie Lamp, Central Elementary for 2012-2013 school year, $100.00 per day         

Laura Pike   - Long-term sub for Jessica Bright, Central Elementary, to begin approximately November 5, 2012 to January 1, 2013, $100.00 per day       

Linda Gooden   - Long-term sub for Michele Hock, Central Elementary, to begin approximately October 8, 2012 to January 1, 2013, $100.00 per day         

Chris Gerberick   - Long-term sub for Roxanne Drueschler, High School, to begin approximately August 27th thru January 18, 2013, $100.00 per day   

Pam Coones   - Long-term sub for Connie Doutt, High School, to begin August 27, 2012 thru approximately October 5, 2012, $100.00 per day, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements


Salary Adjustment:  Approved the following salary adjustments:         

Kayla Heimann   - BS to BS + 10         

Edmund Hughes  - ME + 10 to ME + 20         

Sarah Freundlich  - MA to MA + 10         

Brittany Siringer  - ME to ME + 10         

Jane Goodall   - BS to BS + 10         

Jessica Bright   - BA + 10 to BA + 20         

Rebecca Bigley   - BS + 10 to BS + 20         


Resignation:  Accepted Jacob Kent’s retirement request, Transportation Department, effective 7/1/12.

Resignation:  Approved the following coaching resignation:    

Greg Nickoli  - Varsity assistant football coach    

Tyson Porter  - Volunteer assistant boys’ soccer

Employment:  Approved the employment of the following:    

Rosemary McDaniel - Transportation, 4-hour bus driver, 1 year contract, effective August 27, 2012, step 8    

Becki Smith  - First Cook, high school, effective August 27, 2012    

April Kaufman  - Sub educational aide, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements   

Jannie Sorrenti  - 6-hour general help, High School, effective 2012-2013 school year    

Steve Boggs  - 2.75 hour pre-school bus aide, effective August 27, 2012        

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the following coaching recommendations:    

Kassi Ernsberger - Freshmen volleyball    

Amy Stewart  - Junior High cheerleading    

Whitney Farrar  - Junior High swim    

Greg Nickoli  - Volunteer varsity assistant football

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

Katie Them  - Continuing, High School, grade 12    

Chloe Buchanan - Continuing, High School, grade 10    

Julia Maxwell  - Continuing, High School grade 10    

Darian Delbrugge - Continuing, Central grade 3    

Abby Miller  - New, High School, grade 9    

Rylee Frost  - New, Kindergarten    

Nick Caudill  - 12th grade, non-resident, waiver of tuition for senior year

Mr. Ziegelhofer reported the tuition rate for 2012-2013 has increased to $563.06 per month.

Substitute List:  Approved the Lexington substitute list & the complete substitute list  dated 8/17/12 as presented by MOESC.           

Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney ----5

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

Motion adopted.


1.  Public Records Training - The Superintendent stated that Board members are required to attend, or appoint a designee to attend, Public Records Training once per elected term (every four years).  The Treasurer will register attendees for the training on October 17 at MOESC.  Mr. Whitney and Mr. Heck will attend and the Superintendent and Treasurer will attend as a designees for any Board member who doesn’t attend.

 2.  OSBA Capital Conference Delegate and Alternate – The Board appointed Keith Stoner as the delegate, and Jeff Heck as the alternate, for the OSBA Capital Conference in November.

Mr. Blackstone stated he is attending a conference in Columbus on September 12th to learn about setting up a non-profit educational foundation.


58-12   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:  Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Heck, Mr. Whitney-------5       

                  Nay:  None --------------------------------------------------------------------------------0                 Motion adopted.         

Time entered:  7:52 p.m.   Returned to regular session:  8:27 p.m.


59-12    Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to adjourn.  8:27  p.m.

              Roll Call –

Yea:  Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr.Whitney ---5                 

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

Motion adopted.