Regular Meeting
January 15, 2013
7:24 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:24 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.  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 shared several publications with the Board. 

He stated a parent thanked the district for helping his child with an OHSAA issue.

                           Mr. Whitney mentioned that graduate Courtney Avery was recently named an All-Big Ten Honoree for his academic and athletic accomplishments.


07-13   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve the following financial items:

             1.    The minutes from the December regular meeting were approved.

             2.    The monthly financial report for December 2011 was presented.  

             3.    The Treasurer requested approval of FY 2014 Tax Budget.                                                                                                                                  

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

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

Motion adopted.                                                                                                                                                                                 



08-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner seconded by Mrs. Wilson, to approve the following personnel items:                                                                                 


Salary Adjustment:  Approve the following salary adjustments: 

Michelle Smith - BS + 10 to BS + 20  

Austin Javurek - BA  + 20 to ME  

Employment:  Approve the employment of the following personnel:    

Amy Gerhardt - Long term sub, Junior High, from approximately February 8, 2013 through March 28, 2013, $100.00 per day  

Amy Gerhardt - Long term sub, Eastern Elementary, from approximately April 8, 2013 through end of 2012-2013 school year, $100.00 per day

Central Elementary after school tutors from 1-14-13 thru 4-15-13 @ $20.00 per hour

Tina Parr (parent)                                              Jane Goodall  

Deb Ray                                                             Edwina Finley  

Amy Richwine                                                  Mandy Beeman

Tiffany Daup                                                     Elizabeth Savka

Brianna Scherer                                                 Carla Jones (sub)

Eastern Elementary before/after school tutors from 1-22-13 thru 4-11-13 @ $20.00 per hour

Cheryl Longnecker                                           Jaime Chambers  

Kayla Heimann                                                April Ford 

Sandy Weber                                                   Michelle Smith  

Katie Guy

Western Elementary before/after school tutors from approximately 1-22-13 thru 4-11-13 @ $20.00 per hour 

Carla Pasheilich                                              Lynn Waterer

Brittany Souder                                              Cindy Shasky

Maternity Leave:  Approve the maternity leave request from:

Jeanna Godby - from approximately February 7, 2013 until approximately March 28, 2013  

Kelly Pentello - from approximately March 28, 2013 through end of 2012-2013 school year  

Kristen McPeek - from approximately April 8, 2013 through May 31, 2013


Employment:  Approve the employment of Todd Scheiber, 2nd shift custodian, for the remainder of the 12-13 school year, step 0, effective 1-14-13.



Coaching Recommendations:

Kevin Morrow - JV baseball  

John Watkins - Freshmen baseball (contingent upon sufficient participation for a team)  

Doug Basham - Baseball volunteer assistant  

Ken Kreis - JV softball  

Rob Michels - Volunteer assistant boys’ tennis  

Ralph Baker - Assistant track  

Richard Dunn - Assistant track  

Denise Benson - Assistant track  

Gary Hinton - Assistant track  

Substitute List:  Approve the Lexington substitute list & the complete substitute list dated 12/28/2012 as presented by MOESC.

Tuition Students:  Approve the tuition requests for:

Kayla Sherman - Grade 9, High School, 2012-2013 school year per Board policy, following parent employed by school district  

Ava Brown - Kindergarten, 2013-2014 school year, Western Elementary, per Board policy, following parent employed by school district.

Recommend approval of the proposal regarding the High School Social Studies course requirements, course offerings and course sequence.

Approve changes to the Athletic Handbook, including replacing Assistant Superintendent references with Superintendent (page 30, Assistant Superintendent to Director of Transportation).

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

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

                       Motion adopted.  


The Treasurer stated that the property, fleet and liability insurance policy is up for renewal February 1st.  Ohio Casualty submitted a renewal with an annual premium of $71,347.  The Ohio School Plan submitted a proposal with an annual premium of $58,627.  Ohio School Plan is a consortium of 250 public school districts who use this pooled program.  The Board discussed the policy coverages and deductibles.  Ohio School Plan typically operates on a fiscal year beginning July 1, but will allow Lexington to enroll 2-1-13 to 6-13-13 for a prorated amount of $24,090 and then renew for a full year at the quoted annual premium.  Mr. Blackstone has reviewed both policies in depth.  The Board would like to see school support groups covered under the liability policy.  


09-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone, to accept the proposal from Ohio School Plan for property, fleet and liability insurance, February 2013 to June 2013 and July 2013 to June 2014.  Mr. Blackstone will review policy once generated and look at additional insured.  

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

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

      Motion adopted.  


10-13   Motion by Mr. Heck, 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. Heck, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney----------5  

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

Motion adopted.  

Time entered:  8:30 p.m.  

Returned to regular session:  9:02 p.m.  


11-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to adjourn.  9:02 p.m.  

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

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

     Motion adopted.