Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 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 asked if any visitors would  like to be recognized.

Val Fraizer, Mary Haas, & Ashley Roberts provided a presentation on Youth Art Month

and recognized the following student award winners:

Youth Art Month Show (YAM)

Justus B - JH

Ellie N - Eastern

Karissa W - Western

Young People Art Exhibit (YPAE)

Bryce S - JH

Ava Y - Eastern

Lily W - Central

The Annual Statehouse Student Exhibition

(Awarded at the Statehouse in Columbus on April 25th)

Kendall G - Western

Emma H & Juleah F - Eastern

Morgan M - JH

Students Katie V, Ava Y, Moe N and Connor M spoke about how important Art is to them and

how it impacts their lives in a positiveway. They also shared how Art helps to show who you are

and how they use different life experiences as inspiration for their art work.


Student Representative, Joel Nirmalnath, provided the student report to the Board, covering athletics spring sports,

Special Olympics to behosted at the District, music concerts/competitions, spring musical, mock crash,

Pioneer awards, prom, principal recognition,high school academic awards, senior talent show, final exams and graduation. 



      18-15   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirick to approve the following financial items:

                1. The minutes from the March regular meeting were approved.

2. The monthly financial report for March 2015 was presented.

3. Approved  the following appropriation modifications for FY15:

018 9100  High School Principal Fund $6, 000

018 9501  Western Book Fair $5,000

3009600  Athletics $10, 000

451 Network Connectivity $4, 500

572 Title I ($6412.05)

590 Title II-A ($837.63)

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

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

          Motion adopted 


19-15 Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to enter into executive session to consdier the appointment, employment, dismissal, 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. 

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

                  Nay: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0

The Board entered into executive session at 7:45.

The Board returned to open session at 8:38.


20-15  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich,  to approve the following personnel items:


Leave of Absence:  Approved a second year long leave of absence without pay, per the negotiated agreement for Christy Thomas,

3rd grade at Western for the 2015-2016 school year.

Maternity Leave:   Approved the following employees for maternity leave:

Jody Rutschilling - Leave chaanged to begin April 20, 2015 through the 2015-2016 school year

Lindsay Them - To begin approximately April 24, 2015 - June 1, 2015

       Employment: Approved the employment of:

 Henk Sazdanoff - Long term sub at Central, from April 7 to approximately april 30, 2015, $100.00 per day

Amanda Studer - Long term sub at High School, approximately April 8, 2015 through June 5, 2015, $100.00 per day

Trisha Hughes - Long term sub at Western, from April 7, 2015 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year, $100.00 per day

Wesley Doran - Tutor for high school student, 10 hours per week, through end of the 2014-2015 school year, $20.00 per hour,

effective April 9, 2015, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements

Debbie Thomas - Long term sub, Eastern, from approximately April 27, 2015 through May 29, 2015, $100.00 per day

Lori Hoyt - Long term sub, Eastern, from approximately, April 20, 2015 through June 4, 2015, $100.00 per day

     Salary Adjustment:  Approve the salary adjustment for:

Eric Turlo - ME +30 to ME +40

Bobbi Weaver - MA +10 to MA +20

Tim Scheid - ME to ME +10

     Supplemental Non-Renewals:  Approved the non-renewal of the individuals listed below due to lack of evaluations for spring sports:

Kevin Morrow - Baseball head coach

John Watkins - JV baseball

Mike Hamman - Varsity softball

Michelle Smith - Girls' track head coach

Richard Dunn - Track assistant

Denise Benson - Track assistant

Tim Scheid - Track assistant

Austin Javurek - Track assistant

Anna Petrie - Junior High track

Valerie Fraizer - Junior High track

Jeff Meyer - Junior High track

Supplemental Non-Renewals:  Approved the non-renewal of the individuals listed who hold supplemental contracts, but are not employees of the district:

Ted Mutti - Varsity assistant football

Ryan Oliver - Varsity assistant football; Freshman baseball

John Leskovich - Varsity assistant football; High school tract assistant

Andrew Heath - Freshman football; Co-JV wrestling

Paul Conry - 7th grade football

Peter Them - Varsity boys' soccer

Nancy Shramko - JV girls' soccer

Ralph Baker - Jr. High cross country; Head boys' track

Sarah Jones - Jr. High cross country assistant

Ron Schaub - Girls' tennis; Boys' tennis

Codi Fisher - Varsity/JV cheerleading

Chelsi Howman - Varsity/JV cheerleading

Viann Watkins - Junior High cheerleading

Scott Hamilton - Varsity boys' basketball

Michael Grist - JV boys' basketball

Nate Lautzenheiser - JV girls' basketball

Elaine McQuillen - 8th grade girls' basketball

Jay Schmidt - 7th grade girls' basketball; Jr. High track

Brock Spurling - Varsity swim

Rob Roth - Assistant swim (diving)

Brian Bowman - Jr. High wrestling

Greg Davidson - Jr. High wrestling

Roger Long - Varsity bowling

Randy Heidlebaugh - Assistant marching band


Lou Tommelleo - High school tutor

Amanda Hopkins - Eastern


             Employment: Approved the employment of the following pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements :

Harold Smith  -  2nd shift custodian at Western, effective April 16, 2015, contract through the rest of 2014-15 school year, one year contract for 2015-2016

Jennifer Lamp -  Substitute educational aide

Carl Carrington - Substitute custodian

Other Business:  

Tuition Students:  Approved the following tuition students for the 2015-2016 school year:

Sylvia Goldsmith - New, grade 9

Ethan Donahue - New, Kindergarten, Western Elementary, tuition waived per the Board policy following a teaching parent

Elizabeth Rietschlin - New, 2nd grade, Western Elementary, tuition waived per the Board policy following a teaching parent

Andrew Iten - Continuing, grade 12

Samuel Taylor - Continuing, grade 10

Sylvia Taylor - Continuing, grade 8

Vincent Morando - Continuing, grade 7

        Coaching Resignation:   Accepted the coaching resignation of Mike Kathrein, Varsity girls' basketball

Summer Employment: Approved the employment of Elizabeth Volz, Kelly Rhodes, Brian Long, Tytray Gilmore, Nathanael Roy and Shane Stanley as summer employees to assist the Maintenance Department with the care and upkeep of our buildings and grounds and Brayson Ramirez, Nick Chirico and Dustin Lumadue to work with the Technology Department. 

Athletic Department Summer Employment: Approved the employment of Ellie Guth as summer help assisting the Athletic Department.

Substitute Pay Scale:  Approved the substitute pay schedule as follows:

2015/2016 School Year Substitute Pay

Substitute Teacher - $75.00 per day

Substitute Aide - $10.50 per hour

Substitute Bus Driver - $14.50 per hour

Subsitute Custodian - $13.00 per hour

Substitute Maintenance - $14.50 per hour

Substitute Mechanic - $14.50 per hour

Substitute Cafeteria Worker - Minimum Wage

Power Reading Tutor - $23.00 per hour

Homebound/Intervention Tutor - $20.00 per hour

Bus Washer - $9.00 per hour

Class Coverage - $24.71/period

Summer Help - $9.00/hour

Athletic Office Assistant - $15.00/hour

Substitute List:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute lists dated 3/25/15 as presented by MOESC.

Recommended the continued membership in the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce for the period of May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016 at a cost of $156.00

Committee Appointments:  Approved the following committee appointments for 2015-2016:


a. Athletic Board of Control (2):  Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone


                        b. Music Board of Control (2):   Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Weirich


                        c. In-Service Review Board (1):   Mr. Stoner


                        d. Classified In-Service Review Board (1): Mr. Stoner


                        e. Technology Committee (1): Mr. Blackstone


                        f. County Tax Incentive Review Council (1): Mr. Heck


                        g. OSBA delegate/alternate: Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Stoner

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

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

            Motion adopted 


1.  Vision Insurance - Treasurer Jason Whitesel provided an update to the District's voluntary employee sponsored vision insurance.  Enrollment occurred through the end of March and enrollment information was provided to Anthem for processing at the beginning of April. Overall interest and enrollment was strong with approximately 90 employees enrolling in the vision coverage. 

2.  Air Quality Tests - Superintendent Mike Ziegelhofer provided an update on air quality tests conducted at Eastern and Western Elementary Schools and answered questions posed by Kevin Sainiak regarding observations he noted at the schools. Mr. Sainiak also suggested communication to District parents. Visitor Dick Watters requested copies of the air quality tests results and discussed assistance offered by the Ohio Department of Health.  Mr. Ziegelhofer noted that final results would be provided once complete and received by the District. 


    21-15 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to adjourn.                                  9:06 p.m              

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

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

                             Motion adopted.