Regular Meeting
October 23, 2013
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 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

                    Student Representative, Morgan Gongwer, gave a report on student activities
                   that included fall sports recap, marching band competitions, homecoming, ALICE
                                           training, drama plan and Trunk or Treat. 

                 Melina Shultz, 5th grader at Eastern Elementary gave a presentation on her idea
                     that outdoor recess have a mandatory minimum temperature of 35 degrees. 

                Christy Roqueplot, Preschool Coordinator from Mid-Ohio ESC, gave a presentation
                  and answered questions regarding the education of Lexington’s preschoolers with
                                     special needs and the costs for their 2012-13 program.
                         Mr. Whitney shared several publications and letters from Parents of Girls’ 
                   Tennis Team and Cynthia Medwid.  He stated that he was contacted by Jason Dials
                       regarding exterior lighting; and that the idea of placing a memorial for fallen 
                                        military who graduated from Lexington is in the works.

FINANCIAL ITEMS 49-13    Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:
                 1.   The minutes from the September regular meeting.
                 2.   The monthly financial report for September 2013 was presented.
                 3.   Approved the acceptance of a donation of art supplies from Barbara Caldwell; and a donation of $100.00 from Dr. Steve Lifer to the High School Math Club.
                 4.   Approved the 5-year Financial Forecast for FY14 – FY18.
Roll Call – Yea: Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney-------5
Nay: None --------------------------------------------------------------------------------0
Motion adopted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Board tabled the payment of invoices to Pebble Creek Golf Club for boys’ and girls’ golf until November for further information.

50-13    Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, to approve the following personnel items:
Retirement:  Accepted the retirement of Cindy Medwid, Western 3rd grade, effective January 1, 2014.

Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Edmund Hughes, Eastern 6th grade, effective October 24, 2013.
Employment:  Approved Linda Whitelock as long term sub ($100.00 per day) at the Junior High, beginning approximately September 25 through approximately November 18, 2013.

Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Lisa Kiger, Food Service, effective October 23, 2013.


Employment:  Approved the recommendations to hire the following substitutes pending successful completion of pre-employment paperwork:
 Sara Mack  - Educational aide (effective 9/16/13)
 Tracey Pinkelman - Educational aide
 Jodie Boggs  - Food Service

Other Business:
Coaching Recommendations:  Accepted the following coaching recommendations:
 Ron Schaub  - Varsity boys’ tennis
 Mike Hamman  - Varsity softball
 Ken Kreis  - JV softball
 Michelle Smith  - Girls’ head track
 Troy Eichler  - Junior High swim
 Rob Michels  - Volunteer, boys’ tennis
 Tyler Munro  - Volunteer, boys’ basketball

Tuition Student:  Approved the following tuition students for the 2013-2014 school year:
 Emily Ghazarian - New, grade 5, Eastern (effective 10/7/13)
 Ava Ghazarian  - New, grade 2, Western (effective 10/7/13)

In Lieu of Transportation:  Approved payment for “In Lieu of Transportation” for Lexington students attending Foundation Academy for the 2013-2014 school year.


Substitute Lists:  Approve the Lexington substitute lists and the complete substitute lists dated 9/24/13 and 10/21/13 as presented by MOESC. 

 Recommend to allow the District to host OHSAA Tournaments for the 2013-2014 and  to employ temporary personnel as needed. 

 High School Choir Trip:  Grant permission for the high school choir / drama students to take a trip to New York City, April 14 – 18, 2014. 

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

The Board tabled the approval of the e-rate agreement for attorney review. 


1.  Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that he, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Stoner and the Treasurer met with representatives from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission on October 2nd.  The district is eligible for school construction funding whenever the district wishes to pursue a project.  The district’s local share of a construction project is 61% at this time.  The OFCC presented a couple options for construction:  2 buildings (K-6 and 7-12) or 3 buildings (K-5, 6-8, 9-12).  The OFCC now offers districts an option to “segment” a construction project, meaning a portion of the project can be done at one point and the remainder at another point in time.  The Superintendent suggested the district consider assistance with a communication plan to inform citizens about district issues.  Professionals at Allerton Hill Consulting worked with the district two years ago.  The Board suggested a work session to tour buildings and further discuss facilities.

2.  The Board discussed the preschool services and costs at MOESC.  The Board asked for information on other districts that offer preschool.  (Motion to approve to pay invoice)

3.  Mr. Heck inquired about a public records request the District received and a response sent out by the Ohio School Boards Association.  The District is working on a timely response. 

4.  The Board asked the Superintendent to investigate the recess temperature issue as presented by Melina Schultz.

51-13 MID-OHIO PRESCHOOL:  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to pay $101,367.31 invoice to MOESC from May 2013 but explore all other options to provide these services to preschool students.


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

52-13   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to adjourn.                     9:42 p.m.


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