Regular Meeting

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 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.

The Board recognized the State Champion boys' and girls' cross country teams for their incredible accomplishment.

Both teams were in attendance accompanied by Head Coach Denise Benson, Assistant Coach, Anne Petrie,

and Assistant Coach, Austin Javurek.  Coach Benson introduced each of the athletes and shared with the

Board each team's accomplishments throughout the season, culminated by what is believed to be only the 3rd team in State

history to sweep the boys' and girls' State Championship.  The Board, Superintendent, and Treasurer each congratulated

the teams and coaches on their accomplishment and share various words of encouragement to the athletes.

High School Principal, Jeremy Secrist, provided the Board with a report of District activities prepared by

Student Representative Cameron Kindred.  The report included the following:

Spanish NHS inducted new members on November 19th,

NHS inducted 50 new memebers on December 13th,

Light-Up-Lex was held on November 30th and had a great turn out,

all winter concerts have concluded and were very successful,

Fire & Ice and Treble Chorus will be performing at WMFD on December 17th

and the preformance will run throughout the holidays,

a career day will be held December 17th, which will include speakers from local businessess

to speak to juniors and seniors, finals are the week of Janaury 11-15, which will be the end of the first semester,

winter athletics are in action, Colleg Credit Plus is ending its first semester,

seniors are getting transcripts out and applications to colleges before break, the ACT was taken on December 12th,

Wednesday, December 23rd is the home Hall of Fame basketball game vs Northmor,

with various students from different sports will be recognized and have their pictures put up on the wall.



   55-15   Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following financial items:

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

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

3.  Accepted a donation in the amount of $2,000 from the Estate of Helen Griebling for the Lexington High School Academic Scholarship Fund.

4.  Approved renewal with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for medical, Rx, and dental insurance administrative services for Calendar Year 2015 at the following rates:

Medical/Rx/Stop Loss Administrative fees pf $49.49 per employee per month (10% decrease from CY 15)

Dental Administrative fees of $4.89 per employee per month (same as CY15)

5.  Approved Specific Stop Loss coverage (after $100,000) through HCC Life Insurance Company at a premium of $120.82 per employee per month (12% increase from CY 15).

6.  Approved the 2016 medical and dental insurance funding rates.

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

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

          Motion adopted 


   56-15   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve a premium holiday in December 2015 for self-funded medicat and dental for the Board and employees' share of premium, at a savings of approximately $46,000 for employees and $265,000 for the District General Fund. 


Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Blackstone, ---------------------------------------4

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

                                  Abstain: Mr. Heck --------------------------------------------------------------------------1


                              Motion adopted.



   57-15  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of John Watkins, High School Biology effective January 15, 2016.

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.

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

Alisha Angle - Long term sub, from approximately January 11, 2016 - May 1, 2016, $100.00 per day

Michelle Lillo - Math tutor at Eastern, effective November 30, 2015 through May 31, 2016, $20.00 per hour, one day per week

Barb Durchik - Math tutor at Eastern, effective November 30, 2015 through May 31, 2016, $20.00 per hour, one day per week


Salary Adjustments:  Approved the following salary adjustment for Jen Cavalier from MA +10 to MA +20


Substitute Secretary Pay:  Approved an addition to the substitute pay list, substitute secretary at step 0 of the secretary salary schedule

Employment: Approve the employment of:

Tracey Pinkelman - Educational Aide/Library Aide, Central Elementary effective retroactive to November 16, 2015, for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year

Ginger Mosey - Substitute secretary, Athletic Office, from approximately January 27 - February 5, 2016, at step 0 of the secretary salary schedule

Cory Fagan - Maintenance employee, step 3 on the maintenance salary schedule, effective January 4, 2016, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements, contract for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignations:Accepted the following coaching resignations:

Tim Scheid - Assistant high school track

Nancy Shramko - Varsity assistant girls' soccer

 Coaching Recommendation:  Approved the following recommendations ofr coaching position for the 2015-2016 season:

Cameron May - Junior HIgh wrestling

Denise Benson - High School assistant track

John Leskovich - High School assistant track

Austin Javurek - High School assistant track

Michelle Smith - High School Head girls' track

Ralph Baker - High School Head boys' track

Valerie Fraizer - Junior High track

Anne Petrie - Junior High track

Jay Schmidt - Junior High track

Jeff Meyer - Junior High track

Ron Schaub - Head boys' tennis

Mike Hamman - Head softball

Kevin Morrow - Head baseball

Troy Eichler - JV baseball

Ryan Oliver - Freshmen baseball

Rob Michels - Volunteer - boys' tennis

Doug Basham - Volunteer - baseball

Darrel Strickler - Volunteer - baseball

David Lee - Volunteer - baseball

Memorandum of Understanding: Approved the LTA and LSA Memorandum of Understanding regarding wellness exams.

Substitute Nurse:  Approved the employment of Connie Homerick as district substitute LPN, at the hourly rate on the nursing contract for the 2015-2016 school year, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements.

January Board Meetings:  Set the date and time for the Organizational and Regular January 2016 Board of Education meetings as January 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

OSBA:  Approved the recommendation to join OSBA for the calendar year 2016.

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 12/08/15 as presented by MOESC.     

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

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

            Motion adopted 


The Board recognized and thanked Mr. Blackstone for his eight years of dedicated service as a member of the Lexington Board of Education.  The Board noted Mr. Blackstone's continued support of various activities at Lexington Local Schools as well as his care and concern for the students of the District.  Mr. Blackstone shared his strong support for public education and the positive impact it has on society and our local community.  Mr. Blackstone also hared his appreciation for having the opportunity to work with the Board and to serve the District as a member of the Board over the past eight years.


58-15 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to enter into executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, 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 requests a public hearing and negotiations.

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

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

            Motion adopted


Time entered:  8:00 p.m.


Returned to regular session8:13 p.m.



59-15 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Blackstone to approve the settlement agreement with Christine Berger, subject to additional release language to be included within the agreement.

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

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

            Motion adopted.


60-15 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to adjourn.                              8:20 p.m              

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