Regular Meeting

October 22, 2014

7:00 PM  

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 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


Mr. Whitney welcomed visitors to the meeting and made available various monthly magazines.

Student Representative Joel Nirmalnath provided the student report to the Board, covering athletics, band, homecoming,

Red Cross Blood Drive,Academic Challenge, National Honor Society, annual craft show, fall play

and college applications for seniors. 

Jeremy Secrist provided a presenation indicating the District was awarded the

Outstanding Support Organization of the Year.

Mr. Secrist shared the plaque awarded to the District and a letter written about the

District's efforts written by Donna Shank, Co-Director for Area 5 & Richland County Special Olympics.

LTA President, Rebecca Bigley, provided a presentation and described food donations to be made

to a local food bank representing the total hours above contracted hours served by District teachers.

Mike Grady asked to be recognized and asked if the OSBA provides services to school boards

for support during negotiations. Mr. Heck indicated that OSBA does provide these services for a fee.

Mr. Grady asked what that fee would be and how it compared to the fee

charged by the Board's current attorney for these services.  Mr. Whitney indicated that District Treasurer,

Jason Whitesel, would follow-up on this questions and the answer would be provided to Mr. Grady.  


68-14   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:

                 1. The minutes from the September regular meeting and October special meeting were approved.

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

3. Accepted a $500.00 donation from Heartland Church to the National Honor Society for the school supply drive.

4. Accepted donations from the Lexington PTO in the amount of $3,000 for Central Elementary, $3,000 for Eastern Elementary, and $3,000 for Western Elementary as well as an additional $3,000 designated for the preschool playground equipment at Western Elementary. 

5. Approved the 5-Year Financial Forecast for FY15 through FY19. (Mr. Whitesel shared highlights of the 5-Year Forecast and answered various questions.)

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

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

          Motion adopted 


69-14   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich, to approve the following personnel items:


           Salary Adjustments: Approved the following salary adjustments:

              Troy Eichler - ME +10 to ME +20

              Marsha Haas - ME to ME +10

              Suzy McBride - ME +20 to ME +30

              Buck Morton - MA to MA +10

   Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

                     Valerie Fraizer - Junior High Art Club, 2014-2015 school year

                     Mary Shreffler - Substitute teacher, 2014-2015 school year

                     John Leskovich - Long-term sub for maternity leave, approximately October 13, 2014 - approximately March 20, 2015, $100.00 per day

                Marsha Jaenke - Tutor for ESL students, effective September 22, 2014


           Employment: Approved the employment of the following personnel:

Rachel Kastran - Substitute bus driver, effective November 1, 2014

Kris Leiter - Substitute bus driver, effective November 1, 2014

Amy Tallman - Substitute bus driver, effective November 1, 2014

Amy Marlow - Substitute bus driver, effective November 1, 2014

Joanne Lifer - Substitute bus driver, effective November 1, 2014

Roy Rogers - Substitute bus driver, effective 8/26/14

         Approve the recommendation to pay Patty Gorrell for cleaning the bus garage areas during the school year, one (1) hour per week, step zero of bus driver

hourly rate.

Other Business:  

        Coaching Recommendations: Accepted the recommendations for the following coaches for 2014-2015 pending successful completion of all

Board requirements:

                              Sarah Jones - Jr. High Cross Country

                              Kayla Heimann - Assistant High School Swim

                              Jeff Meyers - Co-JV Wrestling

                              Andrew Heath - Co-JV Wrestling

                              Brian Bowman - Junior High Wrestling

                              John Watkins - Volunteer, Wrestling

                              Keith Oliver - Volunteer, Wrestling

        Mentors:  Approve the recommendation to pay $250.00 stipend to 3rd and 4th year teacher mentors.

Calamity Days:  Approved the recommended Board Resolution regarding make up of calamity days.  (Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that the recommended Board Resolution  provides for the equivalent of the first 5 snow days to be waived with any snow days in excess of this amount to be made up. Mr. Ziegelhofer also  noted that he would schedule a meeting with the calendar committee prior to the next Board meeting to establish the schedule for such make up days.)

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

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

            Motion adopted 

Discussion Items 

Due to a conflict with the date of the next scheduled Board meeting on November 19, 2014, Mr. Heck asked if another date would be agreeable for the next regular Board meeting.  The Board scheduled the next regular Board meeting for November 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.         


     70-14 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.                                   7:48 p.m 

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

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

                              Motion adopted.