Regular Meeting
December 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, December 18, 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


Mr. Whitney shared several publications and an invitation from Pepple & Waggoner for a seminar on negotiations.

     Morgan Gongwer, Student Representative, gave her report to the Board on current activities at the High School.


59-13   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve the following financial items:

   1.   The minutes from the November regular meeting and the December special meeting.

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

   3.   Approved the renewal with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for medical, Rx, and dental  insurance administrative services for Calendar Year 2014 at the following rates:

         Medical / Rx Administrative fees $48.20 per employee per month (same as CY13)

         Dental Administrative fees $4.89 per employee per month (same as CY13)

         Specific Stop Loss (after $100,000) $123.23 per employee per month (same as CY13)

   4. Approved the following appropriation modifications for FY14:

         019 9121 Central PTO Grant $2,078.46 

          019 9122 Eastern PTO Grant $2,035.51

                 019 9123 Western PTO Grant $2,018.65 

                 019 9303 Ohio Power Grant $300.00 

                 200 9103 High School Math Club $100.00 

                           300 9206 Junior High Intermural $1,000.00

   5.   Approved a Resolution of Necessity for renewal of Emergency Levy for election held on May 6, 2014.

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

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

                    Motion adopted.


60-13   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the following personnel items:


Retirement: Accepted the retirement of Shirley Brown, Junior High secretary, effective March 1, 2014.

Resignation: Accepted the resignation of Ben Ziegelhofer, High School custodian, effective December 6, 2013.

Employment: Approved the recommendation to hire the following pending successful completion of pre-employment paperwork:

                Carrie Roberts              -           Substitute educational aide

                        Elizabeth Vallance        -           Substitute educational aide

                        Darlene Bohland           -           Bus washer, effective December 9, 2013

                        Sheri Gross                  -           Food Service substitute     

Other Business:

Coaching Resignations: Accepted the resignation of the following coaches:

                 Dan Studer                   -           Varsity head football

                Beckie Vargo               -           Junior High cross country 

      Coaching Recommendation: Approved Gary Hinton has Head Boys’ Track Coach for 2013-2014.     

Tuition Student: Approved Austin O’Diam for the 2013-2014 school year, waiver of tuition for senior year per Board policy.

      Substitute Lists: Approved the revised Lexington substitute list & the complete substitute list dated 12/4/13 as presented by MOESC.

      Tutor List: Approved the tutor list dated 11/25/13 as provided by MOESC.

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

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

                Motion adopted.

      Mr. Whitney recognized out-going Board member, Karen Wilson, for her eleven years of service on the Board of Education. Mr. Ziegelhofer presented Mrs. Wilson with a plaque commemorating her selfless service to Lexington Schools. A reception honoring Mrs. Wilson followed the Board meeting.


61-13   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to adjourn.                                      7:40 p.m.

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

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

                     Motion adopted.