Regular Meeting
June 27,  2013
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 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. & Mrs. Ron Sautter addressed the Board about the vacancy in the  varsity swim coach’s position.

They feel Brock Spurling would make a good coach for that position.

The Board agreed that a good individual is needed for that position. 


37-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve the following financial items:  

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

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

             3.   Approved final appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013.  

            4.   Approved temporary appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014 set at 25% of FY 13 actual expenditures.  

            5.   Approved $32,000 advance from 001 0000 General Fund to 006 0000 Food Service Fund to alleviate deficit fund balance.  

            6.   Approved $6,948.00 advance from 001 000 General Fund to 599 9013 National School Lunch Expansion Grant Fund.  

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

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

                                     Motion adopted

            MID-OHIO PRE-SCHOOL 

            The Board tabled the approval to pay $101,367.31 invoice to Mid-Ohio ESC for preschool costs (portion of total cost of $159,167.31).  


38-13   Motion by Mr. Heck seconded by Mr. Blackstone, to approve the following personnel items:  


Salary Adjustment: Approved the following salary adjustments:  

            Ryan Knuckles            -           BS + 10 to BS + 20

            Rachel Smith               -           ME + 10 to ME + 20 

            Allison Schuster           -           ME to ME + 10  

Resignation: Approved the resignations of:  

            Kelly Kapucinski         -           6th grade, Eastern Elementary, effective end of 2012-2013 school year  

            Melisa Watters            -           3rd grade, Western Elementary & head swim coach, effective end of 12-13 contract year  

Employment: Approved the employment of the following for the 2013-2014 school year:  

            Michelle Newmeyer     -           High school yearbook advisor  

            Michael Schwechheimer -         Grade 4, Central Elementary, one year contract, step 0, effective August 27, 2013  

            Valerie Fraizer             -           Junior High Art, one year contract, step 0,  effective August 27, 2013 

            Kristen Jones               -           Intervention Specialist, 6th grade, Eastern Elementary, one year contract, step 5, effective  

                                                            August 27, 2013  

            Janelle Wyant              -           Grade 6, Eastern Elementary, one year contract,  step 6, effective August 27, 2013  

            Jessica Duffey             -           Grade 5, Eastern Elementary (pending resignation of current employee), one year contract, step 0,   

                                                            effective August 27, 2013  

Summer school teachers July 29 – August 15, 2013, with a stipend of $1,200.00

            Missy Betscher                        April Ford  

            Amy Richwine                         Edwina Finley 

            Annette Rush                           Amy Stewart  

            Stephanie Saurers                    Michelle Smith  

            Chris Berger                             Cheryl Longnecker  

            Lynn Waterer                           Kayla Heimann  

            Ashley Vellucci                        Alisha Olivieri  

            Michael Schwechheimer  

            Deb Ray                      -           Summer school computer lab  

            Joann Maxey               -           Summer school substitute  

            Carla Jones                  -           Summer school substitute  

            Bri Sherer                    -           Summer school substitute  

            Lindsey Them              -           Summer school substitute  

            Kathy Weidig               -           Summer school director  

            Diane Schmidt             -           Summer tutor, Ohio School for the Deaf student, $20.00 per hour, 2.5 hours per week, for a total 

                                                            of 40 – 50 hours  

            Molly Morton              -           Marching band co-assistant director  

            Randy Heidlebaugh     -           Marching band co-assistant director  

Resident Educators: Approved the payment of $350.00 to the following teachers for mentoring new teachers during the 2012-2013 school year:  

            Sally Giefer                 -           mentored Whitney Farrar  

            Kellie Ritchey              -           mentored Jessica Kunz  

            Amy Ferguson             -           mentored David Hines  

            Jen Dewald                  -           mentored Marissa Lunt  

            Steve Domka               -           mentored Molly Morton  

            Mary Haas                   -           mentored Ashley Roberts  

            Rachel Smith               -           mentored Lindsey Grove  

            Crystal Kell                  -           mentored Christina Rose  

Continuing Contract: Approved the recommendation for a continuing contract for April Ford, grade 4, Eastern Elementary.    


Retirement: Accepted the retirement of the following personnel: 

            Susan Coyle                 -           Educational aide, Western Elementary, effective end of 2012-2013 school year  

            Jim Rhea                      -           Transportation Department, effective July 1, 2013 R

Resignations: Accepted the resignation of Pam Hertzler, Educational Aide, Junior High, effective at the start of her new position.  

Employment: Approved the recommendation to employ the following:  

            Pam Hertzler                -           Secretary, Junior High Guidance, 10 months, effective August 14, 2013, one year contract  

            Sheridan Hanson           -           Color Guard advisor for the 2013-2014 school year, step 0  

            Connie Pritchard          -           Educational aide, Western Elementary, one year contract, effective August 27, 2013 

Coaching Resignations: Accepted the resignation of the following coaches:  

            Roxanne Drueschler    -           Co-Varsity/JV girls’ soccer  

            Pam Coones                 -           Co-Varsity/JV girls’ soccer  

            Dan Wittmer                -           Head boys’ track  

            Jeff Strickler                -           Varsity baseball 

Coaching Recommendations: Approved the following coaching recommendations:  

            Roxanne Drueschler    -           Varsity girls’ soccer  

            Scott Potter                -           JV boys’ soccer  

            Austin javurek             -           JV boys’ cross country

            Andrew Heath             -           Junior High football  

            Mike Hamman             -           Junior High football  

            Kevin Morrow             -           Head varsity baseball 

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

                                   Samuel Taylor             -           New, grade 8    

Handbooks: Approved the student handbooks for High School, Junior High, Eastern, Central and Western Elementary for the 2013-2014 school year. 

Approved the resolution with Bricker & Eckler, LLP.  

Approved the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES).  

Approved the updated Board policies. 

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

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

                             Motion adopted. 

            MID-OHIO CONTRACT 

The Board tabled the recommendation for the renewal of the contract with MOESC for the 2013-2014 school year. 

            Boys from Scout Troop 131 introduced themselves. They were in attendance as part of their Citizenship Merit Badge.  


39-13   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, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney------5 

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

                 Motion adopted. 

            Time entered: 7:50 p.m 

            Returned to regular session: 8:13 p.m


  The Board discussed options for a maintenance building and athletic storage area.  

          The Board discussed the levy up for renewal in calendar year 2014 and opportunities for communication with residents regarding the levy and future new facilities. 

          The Board discussed technology needs for on-line testing.  

          The next meeting is scheduled for August 21, 2013 (no July meeting unless needed). 


40-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to adjourn.                             8:57 p.m 

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

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

                             Motion adopted.