Regular Meeting
September 18, 2013
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 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 presented to Morgan Gongwer, the new student representative, her
                       nameplate.  Morgan gave a report to the Board highlighting fall sports, marching
                              band competition, homecoming activities and senior class activities.

                                       Mr. Whitney shared several publications with the Board.

                          Dave Watters spoke to the Board about student numbers in Kindergarten at
                      Western Elementary.  He also expressed concern about building placement for
                         staff who reside outside of the district and bring their children to school at
                          Lexington.  Mr. Watters inquired about getting a copy of the Board policy 
                                              and was instructed to contact the Treasurer.                              


45-13    Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial
                 1.   The minutes from the August regular meeting.
                 2.   The monthly financial report for August 2013 was presented.
                 3.   Approved acceptance of a donation of equipment for the weight room, valued at
                       $913.03, from an anonymous donor.
                 4.   Approved permanent appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014 at fund level.
              Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney-------5
                              Nay: None ---------------------------------------------------------------------------0
                  Motion adopted.

46-13   Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the following personnel items:
Salary Adjustment:  Approved the following salary adjustments:
                        Grant Weaver  - ME + 10 to ME + 20
                        Becky Young  - M3 + 10 to ME+ 20
Employment:  Approved the following to assist in administering the DRA tests for the 2013-2014 school year at the substitute teacher pay rate:
                        Barb Durchik                      Laura Pike
                        Mallory Westerheide            Lori Hoyt
                        Heiden Eichorn                    Lora Norris
                        Lori Gottfried                     Rebecca Getz
  Alicia Olivieri  - ELL tutor for the 2013-2014 school year


Employment:  Approved the recommendations to hire the following:
                       Butch Davis  - Substitute custodian, pending successful completion of all pre-employment
                       Carrie Roberts  - Substitute, Food Service

Other Business:
Tuition Student:  Approved Keirsten Proulx as a new tuition student for the 2013-2014 school year, grade 12.


Coaching Recommendations:  Accepted the following coaching recommendations:
                     Kayla Heimann  - Junior High swim 
                     Brian Bowman  - Junior High wrestling
                     Elaine McQuillen - 8th grade girls’ basketball
                     Jay Schmidt  - 7th grade girls’ basketball
                     Buck Morton  - 7th grade boys’ basketball
                     Kevin Morrow  - 8th grade boys’ basketball
                     Nate Lautzenhiser - JV girls’ basketball
                     Roxanne Drueschler - Freshmen girls’ basketball
                     Michael Grist  - JV boys’ basketball
                     Mike Hamman  - Freshmen boys’ basketball
                     Jay Guth  - Volunteers boys’ basketball
                     Jason Rice  - Volunteer boys’ basketball
                     Brooke Baker  - Volunteer girls’ basketball 
                     Roger Long  - Volunteer boys’ & girls’ bowling
                     John Watkins  - Volunteer JV/Varsity wrestling
                     Dave Smith  - Volunteer JV/Varsity wrestling


Approved the recommendation for the payment of $500.00 to Mrs. Julie Frye for providing long distance learning opportunities in French II for a student at Bucyrus High School all last school year.  The money for this payment is taken from the money Bucyrus Schools paid Lexington Schools to provide the class via live streaming for their student.

Approved the recommendation for a new stipend payment of $100.00 for Joni Hassmann and Cheryl Longnecker for their participation in an all-day IEP meeting this past summer.

Approved a resolution declaring an urgent necessity for the purchase and installation of a new boiler at Central Elementary.  The Board authorizes a contract with Standard Plumbing for a cost of $36,980.00.

Bus Routes:  Approved bus routes, subject to change, for the 2013-2014 school year.

Waiver Request:  Approved a waiver request for the 2013-14 school year from the Ohio Department of Education for the High School, MD Resource room which currently exceeds the age range allowance in Rule 3301-51-09 of 60 months, with a span of 83 months.

In Lieu of Transportation:  Approved payment for “In Lieu of Transportation” for Lexington Students attending Discovery School for the 2013-2014 school year.

Substitute List:  Approve the Lexington substitute list and the complete substitute list dated 9/1/13 as presented by MOESC.

Approved the revised district OTES policy.

Roll Call – Yea:  Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Heck, Mr. Whitney-------5
               Nay: None-----------------------------------------------------------------------------0
        Motion adopted.


1.  The Board discussed the preschool invoice for 2012-13 from Mid-Ohio ESC.  Board members reviewed responses from MOESC on questions from the last Board meeting.  The Board would like to meet with representatives from MOESC at the October meeting.  

2.  The Treasurer reported that the District was notified by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission of its eligibility for the 2015 Exceptional Needs Program and the 2014 Classroom Facilities Assistance Program.  The District submitted applications for all five buildings under the Exceptional Needs Program.  Representatives from the OFCC asked to meet with the District on October 2nd at 10 a.m. to discuss facility program options, eligibility, and to present some new information that wasn’t available in 2008 when the District received a master plan assessment.  Mr. Whitney asked about an evening meeting so all the Board members could attend.  The Treasurer will call the OFCC.

47-13   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, 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. Blackstone, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney------5
                             Nay:  None --------------------------------------------------------------------------0
                         Motion adopted.  

 Time entered:  8:52 p.m.
 Returned to regular session:  9:20 p.m. 

48-13   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.                                  9:21 p.m.


            Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney--------5
                            Nay:  None ----------------------------------------------------------------------------0
      Motion adopted