Regular Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 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. Mr. Whitney also made

available various publications as well as an invitation from MidOhio ESC to the All Boards Appreciation Dinner on

December 1, 2015, and an invitation from Eastern Elementary to Disney Decimal Night on November 20, 2015.

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

including marching band which received a superior rating at State competition,

athletics (noting the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams each won the State championship,

girls’ volleyball made it to the State final four, and boys’soccer made it to Regionals),

choir (performance scheduled for December 15th at 7:30 p.m.), orchestra

(performance scheduled for December 3rd at 7:30 p.m.), band (performance scheduled

for December 7th at 7:30 p.m.), NHS ceremony (re-scheduled for Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.),

breakfast with Santa(scheduled for December 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.), college visits,

college credit plus end of first semester, and senior college applications.



  51-15   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

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

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

3.  Accepted a donation iof two cellos from the Lexington Music Boosters valued at approximately $3,000.00

4.  Approved a Resolution to Proceed with placing a renewal levy on the March 15, 2016 ballot.

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

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

          Motion adopted 


      52-15  Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Stephanie Wilson, Eastern Intervention Specialist, effective May 31, 2016.

Supplemental Contract:  Rescinded the supplemental contract issued to Alyssa Horn for the fall due to the High School not having a fall performacne during the 2015-2016 school year.

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

Alisha Angle - Long-term sub, from approximately October 16 - November 6, 2015, $100.00 per day

Heiden Eichorn - ESL tutor, effective October 2015

Tina Parr - ESL tutor, effective November 2015

John Watkins - Junior High Dean of Students/Athletic Director, twenty days extended time, effective January 18, 2016, contract for remainder of 2015-2016 school year & one year contract for 2016 - 2017

Jay Schmidt - Interim Junior High Dean of Students, effective November 16, 2105

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignations:  Accepted the following coaching resignations:

Roxanne Drueschler - Varsity girls soccer

David Hines - Freshmen boys' soccer

 Coaching Recommendation:  Approved Ryan Oliver as Jr. High wrestling coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 11/11/15 as presented by MOESC.     

Tutor List: Approved the tutor list dated 11/11/15 provided by MOESC    

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

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

            Motion adopted 

Discussion Item:

1.  March Renewal Levy - Discussed the timing and various ideas for levy campaign fund-raising for the District's Levy renewal scheduled for March 15, 2016.


53-15  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck, to enter into executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismisssal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee, 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 employee hearing and negotiations.

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

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

Time entered:  7:33 p.m.

Returned to regular session: 8:16 p.m. 


54-15 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to adjourn.                               8:24 p.m              

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