Regular Meeting
August 21, 2013
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 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  /  RECOGNITIONS                  

Mr. Whitney stated the following correspondence was received:  

Letter from Ron & Theresa Sautter regarding the replacement of the Swim Team coach  

Seminar offer from Pepple & Waggoner on school law update  

Monthly magazines  

ACT results  

Petition regarding replacement of Swim Team coach

                       Dave & Melisa Watters addressed the Board with a concern on the number of kindergarten students at Western. 

        Mr. & Mrs. Eric Lehnhart addressed the Board on the same matter, and suggested earlier posting of class assignments in future years.

                                           Mr. Ziegelhofer stated that he has checked student numbers at both Western and Central

                                              and that the district will review the procedures for ways to improve in the future.


42-13    Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve the following financial items:                 

1.   The minutes from the June regular and July special meeting.                 

2.   The monthly financial reports for June and July 2013 were presented.                 

3.   Accepted a donation of $1,000.00 from Therm-O-Disc, Inc. and the Emerson  Charitable Trust.                 

4.   Approved repayment of advance of $6,948.00 from 599 9013 National School Lunch Expansion Grant Fund to 001 0000 General Fund.                 

5.   Approved enrollment in the Ohio School Comp Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for calendar year 2014; annual fee $2,900.00                 

6.   Approved contract with Healthcare Billing Services, Inc. for billing under the Ohio Medicaid School Program, effective August 26, 2013.                            

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

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

Motion adopted.


43-12   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Ray Hoskins, High School History, effective end of the 2012-2013 school year.  

Salary Adjustment:  Approved the following salary adjustments:   

Anne Mutti  - ME + 10 to ME + 20   

Melissa Hassmann - ME + 20 to ME + 30   

Gary Hinton  - BA + 10 to MA   

Ryan Knuckles  - BS + 20 to ME  

Maternity Leave:  Approved maternity leave for Valerie Fraizer, Junior High Art, from approximately September 23, 2013 through November 18, 2013.   

Employment:  Approve the employment of the following:   

Linda Gooden  - Long-term sub for a maternity leave, Central Elementary from August 27, 2013 through approximately October 11, 2013, $100.00 per day   

Tyson Porter  - OGT tutor, September 30 – October 25, 2013 


Resignation:  Accept the resignation of:   

Cheryl Callahan  - Food Service, two-hour general help, effective end of 2012-2013 school year   

Laura Carter  - Food Service, two-hour general help, effective end of 2012-2013 school year 

Employment:  Approve the employment of the following:   

Lora Hamilton  - Food Service, two-hour general help at High School, effective August 27, 2013, one year contract   

Jim Rhea  - Substitute bus driver, effective September 1, 2013   

Brenda Welsh  - Transportation, bus driver, one year contact,  effective August 27, 2013   

Rebecca Wolfe  - Substitute educational aide, pending successful completion of all pre-employed requirements 

Coaching Recommendations:  Approve the following recommendations for 2013-14:   

Brock Spurling  - Varsity swim   

Whitney Farrar  - Assistant swim   

Andrew Heath  - Junior High wrestling   

Paul Conry  - Junior High football – 7th grade   

Dave Kaple  - Junior High football – 8th grade   

Nancy Shramko  - JV girls’ soccer   

Brian Faust  - JV wrestling   

John Harris  - Athletic Department volunteer   

Sara Jones  - Junior High cross country   

Brian Bowman  - Junior High wrestling volunteer   

Dave Smith  - Varsity wrestling volunteer   

Nick Confalone  - Varsity wrestling volunteer    

Ryan Oliver  - Varsity football volunteer   

Taylor Gerhardt  - Varsity football volunteer   

Jay Porter  - Freshmen boys’ soccer 

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

Reece Miller  - New, Eastern Elementary, grade 5, per Board policy following parent employed by district   

Kenley Miller  - New, Western Elementary, grade 3, per Board policy following parent employed by district   

Rayma Miller  - New, Western Elementary, Kindergarten, per Board policy following parent employed by district   

Gage Potter  - New, Eastern Elementary, grade 4, per Board policy following parent employed by district   

Haley Potter  - New, Eastern Elementary, grade 6, per Board policy following parent employed by district   

Kayla Sherman  - Continuing, High School, per Board policy following parent employed by district   

Darian Delbrugge - Continuing, Central Elementary, grade 4   

Trevor Bowman - New, Junior High, grade 7   

Laken Vance  - 12th grade, waiver of tuition for senior year per Board policy 

Miss Lexington Pageant:  Approval to waive the charge for the use of the High School Auditorium for the Miss Lexington pageant scheduled for May 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 

Approved the resolution to continue the shared Treasurer agreement with Crestview Local Schools.  The sharing of the Treasurer enables the district to save $35,000 per year.  

Approved the contract with NCOCC for FY 2014.  

Approved the contract with  MOESC for FY 2014.  

Approved the contract with Clear Fork Local Schools for the 2013-2014 school year to transport our two students to the Ohio School for the Deaf at a cost of $140.00 per day. 

Nursing Services:  Approved the nursing services of Lauren Groves, Penny Hayes as full-time LPN’s and Melissa Burrows, substitute nurse as needed at the hourly rate on their contract effective 8/28/13.  

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

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

Motion adopted. 

Discussion Items:

1.  The Treasurer presented additional information on the 2012-13 pre-school invoice from  Mid-Ohio ESC.  The Board discussed at length and still had several questions and concerns about the excess costs for pre-school in the amount of $159,167.31.  The Board would like to invite a representative from MOESC to the September meeting or at least have more detailed information available.  

2.  The Board appointed Jeff Heck as delegate to the 2013 OSBA Capital Conference and Keith Stoner as alternate.  

Mr. Blackstone presented a plaque to Robert Whitney which commemorated his 50th  year on the Lexington Board of Education.  

Mr. Stoner shared that he has had conversations with residents regarding an interest in new facilities.  He suggested a work session to discuss the community’s interest.  

The Board discussed the offer from the Village for the school to use the Neer building for maintenance.  Mr. Ziegelhofer stated he informed Mayor Parkinson that the school district appreciated the offer but will decline.  


44-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to adjourn.                 8:52 p.m.  

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

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

Motion adopted.