Regular Meeting

Wednesday, July 28, 2015

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 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.


   35-15   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to approve the following financial items:

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

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

3. Approved an advance from 001 0000 General Fund to 003 Permanent Improvement Fund in the amount of $200,000 to be repaid in July 2016 $1000,00) and July 2017 ($100,000).

4.  Approved to return an advance of $1,700 from 516 9015 IDEA-B Fund to 001 000 General Fund. 

5.  Approved to return an advance of $1,200 from 599 9015 Child Nutrition - Team Nutrition Grant to 001 0000 General Fund

6.  Approved resolution to waive 45 day notice for the Major Metals abatement

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

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

          Motion adopted 


  36-15  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Blackstone, to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Kellie Ritchey, High School English, at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year.

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

 Ben Garrtt - Long-term sub for 2015-2016, 3rd grade Western, effective August 21, 2015

 Katherine Nixon - High School English, one year contract, effective August 21, 2015

 Sarah Wentz - 4th grade, Eastern, one year contract, effective August 21, 2015

 Matthew Dawson - Assistant band director for the 2015-2016 school year

    Salary Adjustments:  Approve the salary adjustment for:

    Jane Goodall - BS +20 to MA

    Sarah Freundlich - MA +10 to MA +20

    Jennifer Berry - ME +10 to ME +20


Resignation:  Approved the resignation of the following:

   Ray Cunningham - Head Mechanic, Transportation Department effective July 6, 2015

   Justin Smith - Bus mechanic, Transporation Department

            Employment: Approve the employment of:

Justin Smith - Head Mechanic, Transportation Department, effective July 6, 2015, contract for the remainder of the 201-2015 school year, and an additional 2 year contract for the 2015-2016 & 2016-17 school years

LeAnn Adams- Educational aide and cafeteria sub, pending successful completion of pre-employment requirements

Tutor:  Approved Sherilyn McCarther as a tutor for high school student, 10 hours per week, effective July 1st through August 1, 2015, $20.00 per hour

Other Business:  

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the following coaching recommendations for 2015-2016:

                        Alyssa Crist - Freshmen girls' soccer

                        Kevin Conrad - Volunteer football

                        Ted Tonn  - Volunteeer football & Wrestling

Handbooks:  Approved student handbooks for High School, Jr. High, Eastern, Central, Western Elementary and Western Pre-School for the 2015-2016 school year.

       Nursing Services: Approved the employment of the following school nurses for the 2015-2016 school year: Lauren Grove, LPN at the High School, Penny Hayes, LPN at Eastern & Shannon Boeshart, RN at Western

Allerton Hill Proposal: Approved the communications plan proposal from Allerton Hill.

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

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

            Motion adopted 


  37-15 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Whitney to appove the following personnel item: 


Employment:  Approved the employment of Rick Stephens as High School Intervention Specialist, one year contract, for the 2015-2016 school year.

Roll Call:  Yea:  Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney, Mr. Heck, Mrs. Weirich ----------------4

               Nay: Mr. Blackstone --------------------------------------------------------1

               Motion adopted.

Discussion Item:

1. Community Communications - Mrs. Weirich discussed her belief that the District needs to work to improve community communications through mailing or other means.  Allerton Hill was discussed as an option to assist in this area. Mrs. Weirich noted that such communications come at an added cost but noted the importance of such an investment.


38-15 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to adjourn.                               7: 33 p.m              

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

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

                             Motion adopted.                     

Certificate Section 5705.412, Ohio Revised Code

It is hereby certified that the Lexington Local School District Board of Education, Richland County, Ohio, has sufficient funds to meet the contract agreement, obligation, payment or expenditure for the above, and has in effect for the remainder of the fiscal year and succeeding fiscal year the authorization to levy taxes which, when combined with the estimated revenue from all other sources available to the district at the time of certification, are sufficient to provide operating revenues necessary to enable the district to operate an adequate educational program on all days set forth in its adopted school calendar for the current fiscal year and for a number of days in the succeeding fiscal year equal to the number of days instruction was or is scheduled for the current fiscal year.                                                                               



Superintendent ____________________________