Regular Meeting
February 19, 2014
7:00 P.M.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. 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. Sue Weirich, Mr. Robert Whitney -------5


The Treasurer issued the oath of office to Board President Robert Whitney and Vice-President Jeff Heck. 

            Student Representative, Morgan Gongwer, reported to the Board on current activities which included athletic events and tournaments,

service and academic awards at the Noon Optimist Club and Franklin B. Walter dinner, Bloodmobile,

and the Seniors are making final decisions for their course after graduation.



11-14   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

               1. The minutes from the January, 2014 organizational and regular meetings.

               2. The monthly financial report for January 2014 was presented.

3. Approved a resolution to prorate monthly investment earnings to the following funds based on the ending monthly balance in each fund as a percentage of the total fund balance of all funds. A negative  month-end fund balance will negate any earnings allocated for that specific month. 

                 Food Service Fund – 006

                 Self-Insured Employee Benefits Fund – 024

                 Scholarship Funds – 007          


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

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

          Motion adopted.



12-14   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich, to approve the following personnel items:


            Resignation: Accepted the resignation of:

               Darlene Dawson - Power Reading Tutor, High School, effective approximately February 3, 2014 

               Tracy Montgomery - High School English, effective end of 2013-2014 school year 

               Danielle McKown - School Psychologist, effective February 21, 2014 


Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

   Tyler Munro - OGT Spring tutor, February 10 – March 7

   Tina Parr - Power Reading Tutor, effective approximately February 3, 2014

   Tommie Roseberry - 50% of Junior High Spelling Bee & IAT supplemental

   Jennifer Berry - 50% of Junior High Spelling Bee 

   Sarah Scott - Long term sub, Junior High English, from January 31, 2014 through approximately end of April, $100.00 per day

   Michelle Lillo - Assist in administering the DRA tests for the 2013-2014 school year at the substitute teacher pay rate

   Jen Cavalier - 50% of Junior High IAT supplemental

   Lindsay Them - Power Reading, Eastern Elementary, effective approximately February 10, 2014 through end of 2013-14 school year  

Salary Adjustment: Approved the salary adjustments for the following: 

  Joy Bowman - ME to ME + 10

  Katie Guy - ME + 10 to ME + 20

  Jaime Chambers - ME to ME + 10

  Heather Remy - ME + 10 to ME + 20

  Stephanie Blackstone  - ME + 10 to ME + 20

  Tracy Andrews - ME + 10 to ME + 20

  Susan Young - MA + 20 to MA + 30  

Maternity Leave: Approve Tiffany Perry’s maternity leave beginning approximately August 26, 2014 through approximately October 17, 2014.     


            Resignation: Accepted the resignation of Chris Donahue, High School Custodian, effective February 20, 2014.   


    Other Business:  

            Marching Band: Approved a change in policy requiring marching band participants to have a physical examination for involvement in marching band. Participants would be permitted to attend the free physicals at Med Central with student athletes. 

            Coaching Recommendations: Accepted the following coaching recommendations for 2013-2014:  

                                    Denise Benson             -           High School assistant track

                                    Ralph Baker                 -           High School assistant track

                                    Richard Dunn              -           High School assistant track

                                    Tim Scheid                  -           High School assistant track

                                    Austin Javurek             -           High School assistant track

                                    Valerie Fraizer             -           Jr. High track

                                    Anne Petrie                  -           Jr. High track 

            Bowling: Approved the request to move the high school club bowling program to a varsity sport. 

            School Calendar: Approved the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.  

            Tuition Student: Approved Cooper Ferguson as a new tuition student for the 2014-2015 school year, kindergarten at Western Elementary, tuition waived per the negotiated

            agreement following a teaching parent.

    Substitute Lists: Approved the revised Lexington substitute & the complete substitute lists dated 1/27/14 as presented by MOESC.

            Tutor Lists: Approved the tutor lists dated 1/27/14 & 2/10/14 as provide by MOESC.  


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


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

            Motion adopted  

            Discussion Items 

               1. FY13 Audit – The Treasurer reviewed items from the FY13 post-audit conference. 

2. Preschool – The Superintendent and Treasurer presented an evaluation of costs and services for serving preschool students who have been identified with special needs. Currently, students receive services at Mid-Ohio ESC, Newhope, and Crestline’s pre-school. If Lexington offered services for preschool on site, the savings could be $114,000 per year. The district has available space to house a preschool unit. Start up costs are estimated at $18,000 - $25,000. There could be openings for typically developing students to attend and pay tuition. The district will investigate grant opportunities. The Board was agreeable to moving forward with the option to establish preschool for 2014-15. 

3. Treasurer Search – The Superintendent stated the shared treasurer arrangement with Crestview Schools will end June 30th due to the upcoming retirement of the current treasurer. The Crestview Board isn’t interested in a joint search to share but might consider sharing in the future under the right conditions. Lexington will pursue its own search at this time and begin working on that process. 

               The Board scheduled a special meeting for 2/26/14 to interview candidates for Head Football Coach and on 3/12/14 to discuss Food Service.


 13-14   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck 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. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Whitney------------5  

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

             Motion adopted.

     Time entered: 9:13 p.m

     Returned to regular session: 10:20 p.m.   


14-14 Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.                                   10:20 p.m

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

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

            Motion adopted.