Regular Meeting

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

Mr. Robert Whitney, President, called the meeting to order. Roll was called by the Treasurer. 

Roll Call – Members present: Mr. Jeff Heck, Mr. Rob Schuster, Mr. Keith Stoner, Mrs. Sue Weirich, Mr. Robert Whitney -------5


Mr. Whitney welcomed visitors and asked if any visitors would like to be recognized. 

Mr. Whitney also made available various publications.

Student Representative Cameron Kindred provided an update regarding District activities,

including ACTs, College Credit Plus parent-student meeting scheduled for February 18th at 7:00 p.m.

in the high school auditorium, end of 4th six weeks, orchestra, band and choir competitions,

High School Musical production scheduled for April 15-17, winter season athletics,

and senior scholarship applications and college acceptances.


   11-16   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:

                1. The minutes from the January regular and organizational meetings were approved.

2. The monthly financial report for January 2016 was presented.

3.  Approved the following appropriation modifications for FY 16:

            018 9401 Central Elementary Book Fair $1,500

            200 9119 High School Yearbook $7,500

            300 9206 Junior High Intramural $1,500

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

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

          Motion adopted 


  12-16  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of:

Tommie Roseberry - Junior High IAT Chairperson, effective Janaury 18, 2016

John Watkins - High School Leadership Council advisor for the 2016-2017 school year

        Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

Jen Cavalier - Junior High IAT Chariperson, effective Janaury 18, 2016

Ralph Baker - OGT academic mentior and test monitor, effective February 19 - March 18

Dan Studer - Weight/Strength Coordinator, two sessions, February - April, May - July, effective February 5, 2016

Jody Rutschilling - Academic mentor, Eastern Elementary, effective January 25, 2016 through end of 2015-2016 school year

Kim Ferrell - Long term sub, Western art, beginning approximately early March through the end of the 2015-2016 school year, $100.00 per day

Academic Mentors for third grade students, beginning 02/17/2016 until 04/08/2016, $20.00 per hour:

Trisha Hughes, Connie Brown, Angela Rietschlin, Carla Pasheilich

Maternity Leave:  Approve maternity leave for Ashley (Roberts) Todd beginning approximately March 28, 2016 through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Salary Adjustments: Approved the salary adjustment for:

Sandy Weber - MA to MA +10


Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Barb Ludwig, High School Student Services secretary, effective May 6, 2016.

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

Brian Gass - 2nd shift custodian at Eastern Elementary, contract for reaminder of 2015-2016 school year, effective February 1, 2016

Evelyn Eckard - Food Service sub, effective 2/05/2016

Tiffany Windbigler - Food Service sub

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignation:  Accepted the coaching resignation of Ryan Zahn as varsity boys' golf

Coaching Recommendations: Approved the following recommendations:

John Watkins - Assistant Track - high school

Tony Newman - Volunteer - Jr. high track

Ryan Burris - Freshman boys' soccer (2016-2017 season)

Tyson Porter - Varsity girls' soccer (2016-2017 season)

Jay Porter - Volunteer - girls' soccer (2016-2107 season)

Tuition Students: Approved the following new tuition students for the 2016-2017 school year.  Tuition waived per the negotiated agreement following a teaching parent:

Sofia Brown - Kindergarten, Western Elementary

Elizabeth Guy - New, 1st grade

Athletic Program Coordinator:  Approved Jay Schmidt as the Athletic Department Program Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year.

In-Service Growth:  Approved the 4% stipend for both Jennifer Berry and Julie Detlef, per the "In-Service growth" provision in the LTA negotiated agreement, for their time and efforts organizing, coordinating and hosting the Eastern Elementary Disney math evening.

School Calendar:  Approved the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 2/10/2016 as presented by MOESC.  

Committee Appointments:  Approve the following committee appointments:

a.  Athletic Board of Control (2) - Jeff Heck/Rob Schuster

b.  Music Board of Control (2) - Sue Weirich/Bob Whitney

c.  In-Service Review Board (1) - Keith Stoner

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

e. Technology Committee (1) - Keith Stoner

f.  OSHBA delegate/alternate - Sue Weirich/Jeff Heck (alternate)

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

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

            Motion adopted 


13-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve a two year contract for Superintendent, Mike Ziegelhofer through July 31, 2018.

Roll Call – Yea:  Mr.Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Whitney---------------------------------5 

                         Nay: Mrs. Weirich--------------------------------------------------------------------------0  

            Motion adopted


1. Academic Teams - Mr. Ziegelhofer provided an update on the accomplishments of various district academic teams as shared by Advisor Jennifer Berry:

Both 5th & 6th grade Academic Challenge teams placed first out of 24 teams in the region;

Junior High Math Counts placed second in regionals and Jaydon and Ethan each qualified for the State competition to be held on March 13th;

For the Spelling Bee, Maggie and Katie will both be competing in the Tri-County Spelling Bee of February 18th and Maggie qualified for regionals to be held in Athens on April 19th.

2. Levy Campaign - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared the current status of the ongoing levy campaign and provided the Board with an update of upcoming mailings and information that will be shared with District residents and parents.

3. Gym - Mr. Schuster inquired regarding two sport athletes and gym credit requirements.  Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that any potential waiver would also apply to other District activities and to date the gym requirement remains for students involved in sports or other District activities. Mr. Ziegelhofer also added that such a waiver could impact staffing if implemented by the District and that the District does offer a summer gym option for student who are interested in freeing up time during the school year.

4. Performance Plus - Visitior Kevin Sainiak inquired as to the current status of the utilization of Performance Plus District-wide and parent access to lesson plans.  Mr. Ziegelhofer shared the current status and noted that he would inquire with Curriculum Coordinator Tucker Bacquet as to the status of District-wide utilization.  Mr. Ziegelhofer added that it is not a requirement that teachers utilize Performance Plus and not all teachers currently do so.


14-16 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to adjourn.                              8:04 p.m              

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