Special Meeting
March 12, 2014
7:00 P.M.  

The Lexington Board of Education met in Special session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 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 

                                                 VISITORS / COMMUNICATIONS / RECOGNITIONS 

                        Mr. Whitney presented letters from Mid-Ohio ESC to Board members. 


  1. Tricia Volz and Karen Yoder were present at the meeting to discuss the financial deficit in the food service   fund. The Treasurer presented financial information and projects a deficit of $125,000 by June 30, 2014. Deficits in the food service fund necessitate a transfer from the general fund. Mrs. Volz shared that student enrollment is down and fewer students are purchasing lunches due to the federal meal requirements. She estimates a loss of $177,466 due to decreased lunch count. Calamity days have also added to revenue loss while still paying staff. Mrs. Volz has made three staff reductions through attrition, plus two more employees are retiring this year. The Board discussed options to alleviate a deficit in 2014-15, including closing kitchens, reducing personnel, and transporting meals. Mrs. Volz will report back on April 23, 2014. 

2. Mr. Ziegelhofer reported that the District is continuing to work on communications for the renewal levy. He presented the final draft of the District’s newsletter. An effort is beginning to raise funds for the levy committee by asking vendors and community members for donations. The Board will also assist with communications via Facebook and community events, and helping with absentee ballots and mobilizing volunteers. 

3. The Board asked the Treasurer and Superintendent to begin advertising for the Treasurer’s position. The application deadline will be in about four weeks so that the Board can review applications on April 23. While the advertisement will seek a full-time experienced Treasurer, the Board is open to a possible shared position.



20-14 Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.    9:50 p.m.


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

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

                             Motion adopted.