Regular Meeting
October 17, 2012
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 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                                                   


            Mr. Ziegelhofer stated that the District has earned an “Excellent” rating on the 2011-2012 District Report Card.  This makes the tenth year the district has earned an “Excellent” or “Excellent with Distinction”; and the ninth consecutive year with either rating. The Junior High earned “Excellent with Distinction” while the High School, Western, Central and Eastern earned “Excellent” ratings.

                    Mr. Whitney shared a variety of magazines and correspondence with the Board.

                       Kate Cropp, Student Representative, shared her report with the Board, which included a variety of accomplishments for athletics, Homecoming, Band of Gold activities, Parent-Teacher conferences, and National Honor Society.

FINANCIAL ITEMS                                                                                                                                                                                                          

65-12    Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to approve the following financial items:                 

1.   The minutes from the September regular meeting.                 

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

3.   Approved FY 2013 five-year financial forecast.                 

4.   Accepted the following donations:  

              a. Piano from Laura Pike to Eastern Elementary  

              b. $3,777.50 from the Football Parents’ Club for a portable scoreboard for the youth football program  

              c. $3,910.93 from Lexington Music Boosters toward the purchase of a sound system                            

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

Motion adopted.


66-12 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the job description for the Accounting Assistant position in the Treasurer’s Department.

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

Motion adopted.


67-12   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, to approve the following personnel items:


Salary Adjustment:  Approved the following salary adjustments:   

Jennifer Berry  - ME to ME + 10   

Michelle Armstrong - BA + 10 to BA + 20  

Retirement:  Rescinded the resignation of Peggy Cohen, on June 29, 2012.  Approve the retirement request of Peggy Cohen, effective July 1, 2012.

Paternity Leave:  Approved the paternity leave request for the following:   

Tucker Bacquet  - High School from September 24th to approximately November 2nd   

Dan Wittmer  - High School from approximately October 15th to November 20th   

Employment:  Approved the employment of the following for the 2012-2013 school year:   

Stephanie Blackstone - Central Elementary pm bus supervisor, correction from April 18, 2012, Attachment E   

Molly Morton  - Co-Assistant Marching Band Director, amend August 22nd Board minutes   

Randy Heidlebaugh - Co-Assistant Marching Band Director, amend August 22nd Board minutes   

Tyson Porter  - Long-term sub for Tucker Bacquet, High School History, to begin September 24 to approximately November 2, $100.00 per day  

Brian Burkhart  - Long-term sub for Dan Wittmer, High School Science, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to begin approximately October 15  to approximately November 20, $100.00 per day


Retirement:  Approved the retirement of Allen Cleland, high school custodian, effective January 1, 2013.

Resignation:  Approved the resignation of Rob Hassmann, 8th grade girls’ basketball coach.

Employment:  Approved the recommendations to hire the following for the 2012-2013 school year:   

Nan Stanish  - Tutor, 5 hours per week   

Lora Hamilton  - Substitute – Food Service effective October 9, 2012

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


68-12    Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following:  

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the following coaching recommendations:    

Connie Doutt  - 8th grade girls’ basketball    

Jeff Strickler  - Head baseball    

Mike Hamman  - Head softball    

Ron Schaub  - Head boys’ tennis    

Dan Wittmer  - Head boys’ track    

Michelle Smith  - Head girls’ track    

Tuition Students:  Accepted the following as tuition students for the 2012-2013 school year  and waive tuition per the senior student parent moving Board policy:      

Breanna Robinson  

Ryan Schuett

Substitute List:  Approve the Lexington substitute lists and the complete substitute lists  dated 9/26/12 & 10/15/12 as presented by MOESC.

Approve the updated Classified Application Employment form.

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

Motion adopted.

Pat Cannon and Kevin Sainiak asked for a copy of the 5-year Financial Forecast the Board  approved.  The Treasurer will e-mail a copy to each.


69-12   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck 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, Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney-------5        Nay:  None -------------------------------------------0          Motion adopted.

Time entered:  7:53 p.m.  

Returned to regular session:  9:00 p.m.


70-12   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to adjourn.                                  9:00 p.m.

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

Motion adopted.