Regular Meeting
February 20, 2013
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 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 rest of the Board.   

                             Kate Cropp, Student Representative was competing in the State swimming meet and was unable to attend.


14-13   Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:             

1.    The minutes from the January organizational & regular meetings were approved.             

2.    The monthly financial report for January 2013 was presented.

3.    Accepted the following grants and donations:  

$600 grant from the Richland County Foundation Connections Fund for Central Pride Days  

$100 donation from Bob Lessick to the Junior High student activities

4.    Approved the contract with NCOCC for 2013-14 Internet Service, cost $64,423.60

5.    Approved additional appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013:  

019 9201 Richland County Foundation Grant – Central $600.00  

019 9103 Wal-Mart Character Ed Grant – Eastern $500.00  

200 9114 High School Student Council $2,000  

200 9116 Chess Club $100.00  300 9115

Jazz Band $1,000.00  506 9013

Race to the Top Grant $21,594.83  

516 9013 IDEA-B Grant $30,173.64  

572 9013 Title I Grant $20,121.72  

590 9013 Title II-A Grant $4,254.39

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

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

Motion adopted.


15-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner seconded by Mr. Blackstone, to approve the following personnel items:


Salary Adjustment: Approved the following salary adjustments:   

Julie Detlef  - MA + 10 to MA + 20   

Michelle Rastetter - MA to MA + 10   

Katie Guy  - ME to ME + 10   

Kayla Heimann  - BS + 10 to BS + 20

Retirement:  Approved the retirement of the following personnel:   

Judy Border  - Jr. High Science effective May 31, 2013, eligible for $250.00 stipend for notification by January 31, 2013   

Michelle Lillo  - Eastern, grade 5, effective end of 2012-2013 school year, eligible for $250.00 stipend for notification by January 31, 2013   

Barb Durchik  - Eastern, grade 5, effective end of 2012-2013 school year, eligible for $250.00 stipend for notification by January 31, 2013   

Shelley Barber  - Eastern, Intervention Specialist, effective end of 2012-2013 school year, eligible for $250.00 stipend for notification by January 31, 2013   

Lori Gottfried  - Technology Director, effective May 31, 2013

Resignation:  Approved the resignation of:   

Dave Roberts  - Western Elementary Principal, effective July 31, 2013 (with regrets and thanks to Dave for all his years of service)   

Bill Ellsworth  - District 504 Coordinator, 2013-2014 school year   

Employment:  Approved the employment of the following personnel:   

Pam Coones  - High School OGT tutor from February 8, 2013 - March 8, 2013   

Judith Barasch  - Tutor, Ohio School for Deaf, effective January 29, 2013 through July 30, 2013, $20.00 per hour   

Joe Roberts  - Athletic/Activities Director, effective August 1, 2013; 2 year, 221 day contract  


Retirement:  Accepted the retirement of:  

Tim Bridgeman  - Transportation, effective February 28, 2013  

Greg Montanya  - Jr. High Custodian, effective February 1, 2013

Employment:  Approve the employment of the following pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements:   

Rhonda Miller  - Transportation, sub bus driver   

Buddy Essick  - Sub custodian, effective February 6, 2013   

Al Feaver  - Sub custodian


Coaching Resignations:  Approved the resignation of the following coaches:    

Jay Porter  - Boys’ freshmen soccer    

Buck Morton  - Head boys’ soccer    

John Watkins  - Freshmen boys’ baseball, effective February 8, 2013

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the following recommendations for spring coaches:   

Scott Hamilton  - Junior High track   

Austin Javurek  - Junior High track   

Jay Schmidt  - Junior High track   

Anne Petrie  - Junior High track

Approved  an in-service growth credit payment of 4% of the base salary, per the negotiated agreement, to Eastern Elementary teachers Michelle Lillo, Sarah Freundlich,  Michelle Armstrong and Kayla Heimann for the successful completion of their project to develop a 5th grade Sun(shine) unit designed to assist 5th grade students in learning the core curriculum learning objectives pertaining to the sun. The unit is also used in conjunction  with the 1st grade units that introduce the concept of the sun and how it affects the earth. The culmination of the unit is 5th grade students to share what they've learned through the Sun(shine) unit with the 1st grade students.

School Calendar:  Approved the school calendar for 2013-2014.

Field Trips:  Approved two field trips for Mid-Ohio Pre-School on May 16, 2013.  Two hour trip for the AM class and a two hour trip for the PM class at the rate of $17.00 per hour.

Approved the purchase of one (1) special needs bus from Cardinal Bus Sales.  Purchase price includes trade-in and extended engine warranty, $94,646.00 (IDEA/B grant funds).

Tuition Students:  Approved the tuition students for the 2013-2014 school year:   

Erin Ball  - New, high school junior, per contract following parent employed by district   

Chase Nelson  - New, kindergarten, per contract following step-parent employed by district

Adopted the following Board policy revisions:   

Evaluation of Administrators   

Academic Acceleration   

Initial Admission of Students   

Graduation/Diploma requirements   

Administration of Student Records   

Transportation of Students in Board Owned Vehicles   

Curriculum & Instruction   

Curriculum Guides & Courses of Study   

Promotion Placement & Retention   


Diagnostic Assessments   

Academic Prevention/Intervention Services   

Special Accommodation for Students & Testing   

Computer Network & Internet Acceptable Use Policy & Agreement   

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

Student Summer Employment:  Granted permission to employee four (4) summer maintenance employees and two (2) summer employees for help in the technology department.    

Substitute List:  Approve the Lexington substitute list & the complete substitute lists dated 1/18/13, 2/1/13 and 2/15/13 as presented by MOESC.

Tutor List:  Approved the revised tutor list provided by MOESC dated 1/31/13.

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

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

Motion adopted.


1.  Mr. Ziegelhofer presented a proposal from Front & Center Turf for the Board’s reviews.  The proposal is the same as last year and includes maintenance of the varsity football  and soccer fields for 2013.  The Board can take action at its next meeting.

2.  The Treasurer presented the annual membership dues to the Ohio School Boards  Association for 2013.  Dues total $5,247.00 and publications cost extra.  The Board can  consider membership at a later meeting.

3.  Mr. Ziegelhofer updated the Board on the requirements of the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee specifically the requirement for K-3 teachers to obtain a reading endorsement  or a Master’s degree in literacy.  


16-13   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, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney------5        

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

Motion adopted.

 Time entered:  7:50 p.m.  

Returned to regular session:  8:25 p.m.


17-13 Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to employ Joy Bowman and Tucker  Bacquet as Directors of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments for grades K-6 and 7-12  respectively, effective June 30, 2013, at their current respective salaries, on a two (2)  year, 183 day contract with twenty (20) days extended time (10 days after school is out  and 10 days before school begins) at their respective current daily rates.

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

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

Motion adopted.


18-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck to adjourn.       8:29 p.m.  

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

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

Motion adopted.