Regular Meeting
  May 15, 2013
     7:00 P.M.

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


                                           VISITORS / COMMUNICATIONS / RECOGNITION

                Mr. Whitney read cards of thanks from Alexis Tacket, Miss Lexington 2013 and Kayla Pahl, first runner-up.

                                         Several publications were shared with the Board.

                         Kate Cropp, Student Representative gave her report to the Board.

               Current student activities include prom, Rotary award, elections for student council, final exams, recognition breakfast,

spring sports and graduation.

                                        Mr. Whitney thanked Kate for her service to the Board. 


33-13   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

            1.   The minutes from the April regular and special meetings and the May special meeting were approved.

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

            3.   Approved the updated 5-Year Financial Forecast

                      4.   Accepted the following grants and donations: 

                        $400.00 from Techman Sales to the After-prom

                        $6,000.00 from the Lexington Elementary PTO ($2,000 to each elementary building)

                        $3,020.09 from the Lexington Academic Boosters for teacher grants

                      5.   Approved a $50,000 return of an advance from 003 0000 Permanent Improvement Fund to 001 0000 General Fund

                      6.   Approved resolution of STRS employee contributions required by Section 3307.26 of the Ohio Revised Code

effective July 1, 2013 for Teachers (salary reduction plan).

                      7.   Approve resolution of STRS employee contributions required by Section 3307.26 of the Ohio Revised Code

effective July 1, 2013 for Superintendent and Administrator (fringe benefit pickup).

                      8.   Approve the following additional (reduced) appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013:

                        001 0000 General Fund ($131,389)

                        018 9200 Junior High Principal's Fund $3,000.00

                        018 9400 Central Principal's Fund $3,500.00

                        018 9401 Central Book Fair Fund $ 700.00

                        018 9500 Western Principal's Fund $1,400.00

                        018 9501 Western Book Fair Fund $4,400.00

                        572 9013 Title I $(4,610.91)

                        590 9013 Title II-A $(109.93) 

                        General Fund

                        200 9108 Leo Club $1,600

                        200 9115 Key Club $1,400

                        200 9204 JH Student Council $300

                        200 9301 Eastern Student Council $200

                        200 9612 JH Informed Teens $300

                        300 9115 Jazz Band $200

                        019 9001 Academic Boosters Grant $3,020.09

                        019 9121 Central PTO $2,000

                        019 9122 Eastern PTO $2,000

                        019 9123 Western PTO $2,000

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

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

                                     Motion adopted.


34-13   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 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: Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney------5

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

                 Motion adopted.  

       Time entered: 7:25 p.m.

              Returned to regular session: 7:55 p.m  


35-13   Motion by Mrs. Wilson seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the following personnel items: 


Maternity Leave: Approved the request for maternity leave for Michelle Shaffer,

grade 1, Central Elementary. Maternity leave to run from August 27, 2013 through October 2, 2013. 

Salary Adjustment: Approved the salary adjustment for Anne Petrie, Jr. High Science, from MA + 10 to MA + 20.  

Employment: Approved the employment of :

            Brent Rastetter             -           Junior High Athletic Director for the 2013-2014 school year 

            Stephanie Wilson          -           Eastern Intervention Specialist, effective August 27, 2013, one year contract, step 0

            Pam Conover               -           High School Biology, effective August 27, 2013, one year contract, step 6

            Gary Hinton                 -           High School summer PE, June 3-21

            Kelly Holder                -           High School summer PE, June 3-21

            Becky Young               -           High School summer PE, June 3-21

            Connie Doutt               -           High School summer PE, June 3-21

            Roxanne Drueschler    -           Summer OGT tutor, June 3-21, $20.00 per hr

            Rebecca Bigley           -           Summer OGT tutor, June 3-21, $20.00 per hr

            Emily Donahue            -           Summer OGT tutor, June 3-21, $20.00 per hr

            David Hines                 -           Summer OGT tutor, June 3-21, $20.00 per hr

            Joe Roberts                  -           Approve 10 extended time days in June 2013

            Amy Gerhardt              -           Special Education Director, two year contract, effective August 1, 2013,

20 days extended time per her daily rate (2013-2014 school year), 10

                                                            additional days extended time per her daily rate for June 2013 only 


Employment: Approved the recommendation to employ the following:

            Brandee Callis             -           Western Food Service, 2-hour general help/cashier, effective 4-29-13

            Wendy Kleinknecht     -           Bus washer, 2013-2014 school year

            Rick Vestal                 -           Bus washer, 2013-2014 school year

            Cheryl Callahan           -           Transportation summer bus help, effective 6-3-13 thru 7-26-13, $9.00 per hour

Coaching Recommendations: Approved the following coaching recommendations:

            John Watkins               -           Freshmen baseball (1/2 of contract) for the 2012-2013 school year

       Approved the following coaching positions effective 2013-2014 school year:

            Amanda Secrist            -           Junior High cheer

            Anne Petrie                  -           Girls’ JV cross country

            Beckie Vargo               -           Jr. High cross country

            Gary Hinton                 -           Assistant football

            Ryan Knuckles            -           Assistant football

            Tim Scheid                  -           Assistant football

            Jeff Strickler                -           Assistant football

            Ted Mutti                     -           Assistant football

            Dan Gerhardt               -           Volunteer Assistant football

            Greg Nickoli                -           Volunteer Assistant football

            Troy Eichler                 -           JV boys’ golf

            Kevin Morrow             -           JV girls’ golf

            Rob Michels                -           Volunteer girls’ tennis

            Tiffany Daup               -           JV girls’ volleyball

            Dani Merritt                 -           Freshmen volleyball

            Kelly Holder                -           8th grade volleyball

            Becky Young               -           7th grade volleyball

            Scott Hamilton             -           Varsity boys’ basketball

            Mike Kathrein              -           Varsity girls’ basketball

            Melisa Watters             -           Varsity swim

            Brent Rastetter             -           Varsity wrestling 

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

            Carson Dunn               -           Continuing, grade 9

            Payton Mills                 -           Continuing, grade 11

            Makayla Thurman       -           Grade 12, waiver of tuition for senior year per Board policy

            Abby Miller                 -           Continuing, grade 10

            Sloan Taylor                -           Continuing, grade 10

            Samantha Basinger      -           Continuing, grade 10

            Lillie Nguyen               -           New, grade 5

            Evan Nguyen               -           New, grade 4 (Eastern Elementary)

            Ella Nguyen                 -           New, grade 2 (Western Elementary)

Class of 2013: Approved the graduating class of 2013, as presented by principal Jeremy Secrist pending

successful completion of graduation requirements. 

OHSAA: Approved the resolution for the Ohio High School Athletic Association membership for the 2013-2014 school year.  

Substitute List: Approve the Lexington substitute list & the complete substitute lists dated 5/3/13 as presented by MOESC.

Tutor List: Approved the tutor list submitted by MOESC dated 5/3/13.

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

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

                             Motion adopted.


            1. Facility Use Policy – will be discussed next month. 

            The Superintendent presented Certificate of Commendation from ODE.           


36-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck to adjourn.                              8:05 p.m. 

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

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

                             Motion adopted.