Regular Meeting
November 19, 2012
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 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. Keith Stoner, Mrs. Karen Wilson, Mr. Robert Whitney  ---------------------------4

    Mr. Heck arrived at 7:27 p.m.


Mr. Whitney shared several publications sent to the Board.  He wished everyone a happy holiday.

Kate Cropp, Student Representative, shared her report with the Board, covering activities such as the drama production, "Dany Day", craft show, NHS induction, Cross Country Team going to State finals, band at State finals, and the beginning of winter sports season.

                      Mr. Blackstone stated there are a large number of Lexington students in the Youth strings orchestra and the district is well-represented.  Mr. Whitney added that he received several compliments about the drama production.



71-12    Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

1.   The minutes from the October regular meeting.

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

3.   Accepted the following donations:

a. $6,000.00 donation from the Lexington PTO ($2,000 to each elementary)

b. $83.00 donation from Two Cousins Pizza to Western Elementary

c. $250.00 from Lexington Music Boosters to help purchase a projector for the Music Department

                 4.   Approved a premium holiday in December 2012 for the self-funded medical and dental program, for both the employees’ share and the Board’s share of premiums.

                 5.   Approved the employment of Nichole Potter as Accounting Assistant in the Treasurer’s Office, effective December 10, 2012 for the  remainder of the 2012-2013 school year, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements.

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

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

 Motion adopted.



72-12   Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Heck, to approve the following personnel items:  


Maternity Leave:  Approved the extension of Michele Hock’s maternity leave from January 1, 2013 to February 27, 2013.  

Salary Adjustment:  Approved the salary adjustment of Kelly Kapucinski from BS to BS + 10.  

Employment:  Approved the employment of Marissa Lunt as Junior High Power of Pen advisor for the 2012-2013 school year, step 0.  


Retirement:  Approved the retirement of Betty (Neice Logan), Western food service, effective December 1, 2012. 

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

Steve Lane - Substitute bus driver, effective November 1, 2012  

Brenda Whitney - Substitute bus driver, effective November 1, 2012  

Karen Worley - Western kitchen supervisor, effective December 3, 2012  

Kirk Stamper - Substitute custodian, effective November 19, 2012

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

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

     Motion adopted.


73-12    Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to approve the following:

Tuition Students:  Accepted Tim Oakes as a tuition student for the 2012-2013 school year and waive tuition per the senior student parent moving Board policy.

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the coaching recommendation of Jason Rice as Volunteer assistant, boys’ basketball.

Substitute List:  Approved the Lexington substitute list and the complete substitute list dated 11/5/12 as presented by MOESC.

Approved the following substitutes hourly rate due to the January 1, 2013 increase in the State of Ohio Minimum Wage: substitute cafeteria employees and substitute transportation office aide will receive $7.85 per hour.

Substitute Nurse:  Approved the independent contractor agreement for a substitute nurse, effective October 29, 2012.

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

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

Motion adopted.

Discussion Items:

1.  Mr. Ziegelhofer presented a proposed change in the student suspension policy regarding how much of a student’s grade could be lost for the term.  Currently a student could lose a large portion of his/her term grade depending on when a suspension occurs.  The proposed change is an attempt to make the grading penalty more fair.  Mr. Ziegelhofer asked Board members to consider the change.  He will bring the issue back to the Board for approval at a later date.  

2.  The Treasurer updated the Board on collection of compensation agreements for tax abatements.  One company in the district has ceased payments to the school.  The Board agreed to sending a letter to the company requesting the total amount agreed to by the company.  The Board is willing to meet with the company if the company so desires.  


74-12   Motion by Mr. Heck, 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. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney--------------5

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

Motion adopted:            

Time entered:  8:03 p.m.

Returned to regular session:  9:05 p.m.  

Mr. Stoner asked who planned to attend the MOESC annual dinner in December.


75-12   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.  9:10 p.m

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

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

 Motion adopted.