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

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 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. Whitney presented correspondence received by the Board.

Kate Cropp, Student Representative, shared her report with the Board about the following events: band, orchestra, and choir concerts, students helping other students with needed items, holiday show, January 18th end of the semester, varsity and JV sports in full swing.


76-12 Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

1.  The minutes from the November regular meeting.

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

3.  Authorized the following new funds:

007 9990 Lexington School Trust Fund

200 9116 High School Chess Club

4.  Approved the following additional appropriations for FY13:

007 9999  Lexington School Trust Fund

018 9401  Central Book Fair Fund $4,000

019 9121  Central PTO Grant $2,000

019 9122  Eastern PTO Grant $2,000

019 9123  Western PTO Grant $2,000

200 9107  Spanish Club $750

200 9108  LEO Club $500

5.  Approved the renewal with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for medical, Rx, and dental insurance administrative services for Calendar Year 2013 at the following rates:

Medical/ Rx Administrative fees $48.10 per employee per month

Dental Administrative fees $4.89 per employee per month

Specific Stop Loss (after $100,000) $107.16 per employee per month

6.  Accepted the donation of $1,680.00 in memory of Marie Strohminger to benefit our school libraries.

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

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

   Motion adopted.


77-12  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, to approve the following personnel items:


Maternity Leave: Approved the maternity leave request of Jeanna Godby from approximately February 4, 2013 through April 5, 2013.


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

Connie Baker - Western first cook, effective upon her return from sick leave

Stephanie Manuella - Food Service substitute and educational aide substitute, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements.

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

                  Nay: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0

   Motion adopted.


78-12 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve the following:

Tuition Students:  Accepted Mitchell Dummit as a new tuition student, grade 6, Eastern Elementary for the 2012-13 school year.

Suspension Policy:  Approved the changes to the Junior High/High School suspension policy effective January 21, 2013.

Substitute List:  Approved teh Lexington substitute list and the complete substitute list dated 11/28/12 as presented by MOESC.

Tutor List:  Approved the tutor list dated 11/26/12 as submitted by MOESC.

Authorized the Treasurer to advertise for bids for two new buses (one regular and one special needs bus). Special needs bus for 2012-2013 using IDEA-B Grand funds and regular bus for 2013-14 using FY'14 Permanent Improvement funds.

Approved the position of Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and the job description fo rthat position. This position and job description replaces the previous position/job description of Assistant Superintendent.

2013 Board Meetings:  Set January 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for the Organizational and Regular January 2013 Board of Education meetings.

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

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

  Motion adopted.


Mr. Ziegelhofer presented High School Social Studies 2013 course offerings.  Due to the Common Core mandates, end-of-course exams are required in 2014-15 for Social Studies.  The high school is looking to restructure courses to comply with requirements.  Mr. Ziegelhofer asked the Board to give consideration to the course structure and he will seek approval at a later meeting.


79-12  Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Blackstone 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 publc 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:  8:40 p.m.

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


The Post-Audit Conference was held for the Fiscal Year 2012 financial audit.  Zac Morris and Chad Mayle from Rea & Associates reviwed the audit report and management letter.  The audit gave an unqualified opinion and one finding for not reporting in accordance with GAGAS.  The management letter to the Board contained five recommendations for better procedures.

Tax Abatement:

The Board discussed issues surrounding a tax abatement agreement with Next Generation Bag and Next Generation Film.  Due to changes in the tax code for tangible personal property, there have been differing opinions on the status of compensation payments under tax abatement agreements.  The Board, in an efffort to due its due diligence for the district, students, taxpayers, will pursue collection of amounts owed to the school district.


80-12  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.         10:15 p.m.

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

 Nay: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0

Motion adopted.

Treasurer ___________________________________

President ___________________________________