Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 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. 

The Board recognized the Mock Trial teams and the advisors for placing third at the State competition.

Each member shared their thoughts and experiences from being a part of the team.  The team

also shared a number of attributes they learned and developed through their involvement

with Mock Trial, including preparedness, work ethic, public speaking, thinking on one's feet,

collaboration, integrity, and courage, among others. The Board expressed their congratulations

to the team and advisors for their time, effort, hard work and resulting success at the State competition.

Kim Miller-Smith, Central Regional Manager for the Ohio School Boards Association, and

Jane McGinty from the Madison Local School District Board of Education recognized

Board Member, Jeff Heck for his 15 years of service on the Lexington Board of Education.

Ms. Miller-Smith presented Mr. Heck with a certificate of recognition for his service to the

Lexington students, staff and community.

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

start of Spring sports; Lexington track invitational rescheduled for April 28th at 4:30 pm;,

Lexington boys' tennis invite is April 23rd at noon; the production of High School Musical occurred on April 15th, 16th, and 17th

and was a great success; Mock Trial finished 3rd in the State competition; end of year senior meetings have been held and

seniors have started preparing for graduation; final day for seniors will be May 24th and exams will occur May 17th - 23rd;

the Talent Show is scheduled for May 4th; the Principal's Recognition Breakfast is scheduled for May 5th;

prom is scheduled for May 7th from 8pm to 11pm; Special Olympics is scheduled for May 7th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm;

the 3.5 Breakfast is scheduled for May 12th; the high school concert is scheduled for May 12th at 7:30 pm; the high school

band performs May 16th at 7:30 pm; the high school award ceremony is May 17th at 7:00 pm; and finally,

graduation is scheduled for May 29th at 2:00 pm.



   19-16   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following financial items:

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

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

 3.  Accepted the donation of a double pedestal teacher's desk valued at approximately $1,000 from School Speciality.

 4. Authorized the following new fund:

007 9100 Lexington Minutemen Academic Scholarship Fund 

 5.  Approved payment of $6,500 to Ohio Health for athletic training servcies.

 6.  Approved the following appropriaations reductions:

Title I Fund 572 - $13,879.37

Title II Fund 590 - $122.38

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

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

          Motion adopted 


  20-16  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following personnel items:


    Leave of Absence:  Approved a leave of absence request for Kristen McPeek, beginning August 8 through approximately September 30, 2016.

Resignation:  Accept Sally Giefer's resignation as National Honor Society advisor effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Employment: Approved the employment of Judy Border, long term sub, Biology effective May 2-27, $100.00 per day.


Retirement:  Accept the retirement of Robin Porte, Western multi-handicapped educational aide effective June 1, 2016.

Resignation:  Accept the resignation of Travis Lantz, Central custodian, effective April 1, 2016

Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

Jeni Reamsnider - Securing substitutes for Western Elementary, effective 2016-2017 school year, per the negotiated agreement

Tracey Pinkelman - Central Library educational aide, step 1, effective at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, two year contract

Randi Norris - Food Service substitute, effective April 8, 2016

Christopher Hall - Transportation substitute, effective April 18, 2016

Carl Carrington - 2nd shift custodian, Central Elementary, contract for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year and a one year contract for the 2016-2017 school year, effective April 11, 2016

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignation:  Accepted the coaching resignation of Tiffany Perry, Junior Varsity volleyball

Tuition Students: Approved the following tuition students for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Sam Taylor - Continuing, Grade 11

Sylvia Taylor - Continuing, Grade 9

Summer Employment: Approved the employment of Elizabeth Volz, Kelly Rhodes, Abigail Adams, Tytray Gilmore, Nathanael Roy and Mike Dover as summer employees to assist the Maintenance Department with the care and upkeep of our buildings and grounds and Dustin Lumadue and Forest Volz to work with the Technology Department.

Administrative/Coordinator Contracts: Approved the following contracts:

Taylor Gerhardt - 3 year

Buddy Miller - 3 year

Jeremy Secrist - 3 year

Kathy Weidig - 3 year

Mark Mauk - 3 year

Kevin Young - 3 year

Becky Sarbach - 3 year

Contract for Assistant Maintenance/Buildings & Grounds Supervisor:  Approved a two-year contract for Craig Clever as Assistant Maintenance/Buildings & Grounds Supervisor

Richland Area Chamber of Commerce: Approved continued membership in the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce for the period of May 2016 through April 2017 at a cost of $161.00.

TRC Therapy Services: Approved the contract with RC Therapy Services for physical therapy services for the 2016-2017 school year.

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

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

            Motion adopted.


 21-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich, to employ Karen Freeman as substitute guidance counselor effective June 1 - June 14, and

August 8 - September 30, $100.00 per day


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

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

                        Abstain:  Mr. Stoner ------------------------------------------------------------------------1


Visitor Dr. Foster asked about the status of potential new buildings for the District after the overwhelming support of the District's renewal levy. Superintendent Mike Ziegelhofer provided an update, including conference calls that have occurred with Paul Fallon to develop survey questions to gather community feedback to assist the Board moving forward. This phone survery is scheduled tooccur may 2nd and will include approximately 400 completed phone surveys. Additonally, future meetings will be held with a land surveyor and the Ohio School Facilities Commmision to determineland requirements and additional details necessary to proceed with any potential new building construction.


22-16  Motion by Mr. Schuster, 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 unless the public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual requests

a public hearing and negotiations.

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

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

            Motion adopted

Time entered:  8:10 p.m.

Returned to regular session: 8:27 p.m.


23-16 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster, to approve a settlement agreeement between the school district and Belinda Kehrle. 

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

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

         Motion adopted.


24-16 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to adjourn.                              8:36 p.m              

             Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Schuster, 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 ____________________________