Regular Meeting

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 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. 

Student Representative Cameron Kindred provided an update regarding District activities, including homecoming,

marching band, athletics, choir, Academic Challenge, ACT Testing, and senior college applications.


   48-15   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:

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

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

3.  Accepted a donation in the amount of $200 from Northside Auto for the District athletic fund.

4.  Accepted donations from the Lexington PTO in the amount of $1,500 for Western Elementary, $1,500 for Central Elementary and $1,500 for Eastern Elementary.

5.  Approved to pay the invoice from Spectrum Behavioral Solutions for special education services, June-August 2015, cost $3,315.

6.  Approved to pay the invoice from Herff Jones for yearbook services for 2015, cost $4,134,16.

7.  Approved a Resolution of Necessity for renewal of Emergency Levy for election held on March 8, 2016.

8.  Approved teh 5-Year Financial Forecast for FY16 through FY20.

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

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

          Motion adopted 


      49-15  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of:

Valerie Fraizer - Jr. High art club advisor for the 2015-2016 school year

Brent Rastetter - Jr. High Dean of Students and Athletic Director, effective October 12, 2015.

Salary Adjustments:  Approved the following salary adjustments:

Amy Gerhardt - BS +20 to ME

Suzy McBride - ME +30 to ME + 40

        Employment: Approved the employment of the following for the 2015-2016 school year:

Rachel Frantz - Junior High Power of the Pen co-advisor

Sarah Pearce - Junior High Power of the Pen co-advisor

Brittany Siringer - Junior High CACY co-advisor

Jennifer Berry - Junior High Math Counts advisor


Retirement:  Accepted the retirement of Melody Hensel, Central Elementary educational aide, effective June 18, 2016

             Employment: Approve the recommendation to employ the following:

Claudia Ruihley - Educational aide sub, effective 10/01/15

Joni Hassmann - Educational aide sub, effective 10/01/15

Jeni Reamsnider - Pre-School aide, Western Elementary, effective October 5, 2015, contract for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignations:Accepted the following coaching resignations:

Brent Rastetter - Varsity wrestling, effective 10/12/15

Andrew Heath - JV wrestling

Jeff Meyer - Junior High Wrestling

 Coaching Recommendation:  Approved  the following coaches for the 2015-2016 school year:

Andrew Heath - Varsity wrestling

Jeff Meyer - JV wrestling

Rob Hassmann - Freshman girls' basketball

Mike Hamman - Freshman boys' basketball

Troy Eichler - Junior High swim

Keith Oliver - Volunteer bowling

Jeff Stehle - Volunteer bowling

Jay Guth - Volunteer boys' basketball

Michelle Rastetter - Volunteer winter guard

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 10/14/15 as presented by MOESC.     

Public Records Training: Approved Treasurer Jason Whitesel as the designee on behalf of Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Stoner, and Mr. Blackstone for the Auditor of State public records training.         

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

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

            Motion adopted 


Mr. Ziegelhofer commended High School Principal Jeremy Secrist, High School Dean of Students, Mark Mauk, High School Assistant Principal Kevin Young, and the entire high school staff for their hard work and professionalism during the events of Friday, October 9, 2105. Mr. Whitney added that he also wanted to commend and thank Mr. Ziegelhofer for his hard work and leadership in reaction to the events of that day.  Mr. Heck noted that day highlighted the benefits andn importance of technology as a communication tool and noted his appreciation for receiving text alert updates to communicate factual information.  Mr. Stoner added his appreciation for receiving these updates as well while being out of town. 


50-15 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to adjourn.                               7:28 p.m              

             Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Weirich, 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 ____________________________