Regular Meeting
November 20, 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. Jeff Heck, Mr. Keith Stoner, Mrs. Karen Wilson, Mr. Robert Whitney  --------------4
             Member absent:  Mr. Loren Blackstone -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 
                                                                             VISITORS  /  COMMUNICATIONS  /  RECOGNITIONS

                                                                       Mr. Secrist introduced High School students in attendance. 

                                                         Morgan Gongwer, Student Representative, presented her report to the Board.
                                                        Topics included winter sports, Senior Hannah Stevens committed to attend the 
                                                          University of Missouri, orchestra concert, food drive, seniors applying for
                                                                      scholarships and visiting colleges, and Thanksgiving break.

                                                            Mr. Whitney shared several publications and read a letter of thank from the 
                                                                                     High School Homecoming Committee.

53-13    Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:
                 1.   The minutes from the October regular meeting.
                 2.   The monthly financial report for October 2013 was presented.
                 3.   Accepted the donation of surplus educational supplies and equipment from School Specialty (value in excess of $6,000).
                 4.   Approved the 2014 medical and dental insurance funding rates.
                 5.   Approved invoices totaling $9,090.50 to Pebble Creek Golf Club for boys’ and girls’ golf.
                 6.   Approved the resolution authorizing the purchase of competitive retail electric service from the lowest responsible bid submitted to MEC (Metropolitan Educational Council) for the period commencing January 2014 and terminating no later than May 2017.
              Roll Call – Yea: Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney ---------------------------4
                             Nay: None -----------------------------------------------------------------------------0
                             Absent:  Mr. Blackstone --------------------------------------------------------------1
                  Motion adopted.

54-13    Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, to approve the following personnel items:
Employment:  Approved the employment of the following personnel:
                    Heather Dillon  - Long-term sub, Eastern Elementary, $100.00 per day, effective October 28, 2013
                   Anne Reed  - Long-term sub, Western Elementary, $100.00 per day, effective January 6, 2014
                   Jennifer Berry  - Eastern Spelling Bee (.05), Academic Challenge  (.06)

Central Elementary before/after school tutors from 10-28-13 thru 4-24-14 @ $20.00 per hour:
                   Sara Mack                          Tina Parr
                   Jane Goodall                        Elizabeth Savka
                   Deb Ray                             Amy Richwine
                   Carla Jones (substitute)         Edwina Brownell (substitute)

Western Elementary before/after school tutors from 10-28-13 thru 4-24-14 @ $20.00 per hour: 

                  Christy Thomas                  Carla Pasheilich

                   Patty Hayes (substitute)                                                                         

Eastern Elementary before/after school tutors from 10-28-13 thru 4-24-14 @ $20.00 per hour:
                  Jessica Bookmyer                 Barb Durchik
                  Tina Parr                             Lori Hoyt
                  Sarah Mack                         Danielle Merritt

Salary Adjustment:  Approved the salary adjustment for Jennifer Dewald from ME to ME + 10.

Maternity Leave:  Approved Jennifer Dewald’s request for maternity leave to begin approximately March 14, 2014 through the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Laurie Bazley from the duties of securing substitutes at Western Elementary.

Employment:  Approved the recommendations to hire the following substitutes pending
successful completion of pre-employment paperwork:
                 Kathleen Mong  - Transportation, sub bus driver, effective 12/2/13
                 Cynthia Patrick  - Transportation, sub bus driver, effective 12/2/13
                 Lisa Kiger  - Food Service substitute
                 June Mecurio  - Food Service substitute
                Tamora Paramore - Food Service substitute
                Rachel Kastran  - Food Service substitute
               Amy Stewart  - Securing substitutes for Western Elementary, effective November 25, 2013, per negotiated agreement

Other Business:
Coaching Recommendations:  Accepted the following coaching recommendations:
              Rob Roth  - Assistant swim/dive
              John Watkins  - JV baseball
              Michael Schwechheimer ½ freshman baseball
              Ryan Oliver  - ½ freshman baseball
              JB Ballenger  - Volunteer, junior high swimming
              Doug Basham  - Volunteer, baseball
              Danny Sellers  - Volunteer, baseball
             Jim Hardman  - Volunteer, bowling
 Substitute Lists:  Approve the Lexington substitute lists and the complete substitute lists dated 11/11/13 as presented by MOESC.

 E-Rate:  Approved the agreement for E-Rate funding with the Strategic Management Solutions Company for 2014, 2015 and 2016, per the enclosed contract.

 Approved the proposal from Allerton Hill Consulting, LLC.

 Adopted Board policy proposals for Home Education and Home Instruction (revised),  Notification of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect (revised), Restraint and Seclusion (new),  Remediation/Intervention Program for Reading Skills (revised), Home Schooling (repeal),  and Extracurricular Activities (revised).

             Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Heck Mr. Whitney----------------------------4
                            Nay: None------------------------------------------------------------------------------0
                           Absent:  Mr. Blackstone ---------------------------------------------------------------1
                 Motion adopted.

 1.  The Superintendent and Treasurer presented information regarding renewal of the emergency levy initially passed in 1999.  This levy has been renewed in 2004 & 2009, and will expire in 2014 unless renewed again by voters.  The levy generates $2.7 million per year for general operating expenses.  Mr. Stoner shared levy information he obtained at the OSBA Capital Conference and expressed that the district could look at options for long-term financial stability.  The Board discussed many issues surrounding the levy cycle and the levy cycle and decided to schedule a special meeting for December 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for further discussion.

        2.  The Board scheduled its 2014 Organizational meeting for January 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

 3.  The Treasurer asked the Board to consider authorizing a premium holiday in December for medical and dental insurance due to a strong fund balance in the Self-insurance fund.  The premium holiday would save employees a total of $40,000 and save the Board $255,000.  Mr. Heck stated that in the spirit of full disclosure he would not participate in the discussion or act on the recommendation due to his participation in the District’s health plan.

55-13    Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to authorize a premium holiday in December 2013 for self-funded medical and dental program for Board and employees share of premium.

                Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney -----------------------------------------3
                               Nay:  None -------------------------------------------------------------------------------0
                               Abstain: Mr. Heck -----------------------------------------------------------------------1
                               Absent:  Mr. Blackstone ----------------------------------------------------------------1
        Motion adopted.

56-13   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to adjourn.          8:21 p.m.

              Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Heck, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney-----------------------------4
                             Nay:  None -------------------------------------------------------------------------------0
                            Absent:  Mr. Blackstone -----------------------------------------------------------------1
       Motion adopted.