Regular Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 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. Ziegelhofer and the Board recognized educational aide Robin Porte and music teacher, Jean Worley for their many

years of dedicated service to the students of Lexington and congratulated them as each will be retiring at the end of the school year.


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

orchestra concerts, student Isaac Calloway and staff member Diane Arnold honored at the SST7 (State Support Team), High School

Academic Awards Night held on May 17th, and went well, Special Olympics hosted by the District on May 7th, prom and

after prom took place on May 7th, conclusion of Spring sports, track athletes competing in Districts, baseball team competed

in Districts on Thursday and won, the High School Principal's recognition Breakfast and 3.5 Breakfast were each well-attended,

students have taken AP exams, conclusion of State testing, final exams for underclassmen take place from May 24-27th,

amd the last day of school is May 27th, the talent show took place May 4th, Senior exams are the 7th-23rd, final day

for seniors is the 24th and Graduation will take place on May 29th.


   25-16   Motion by Mrs. Weirich, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:

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

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

 3.  Accepted the donation from the Lexington Music Boosters of $1,300 for microphones and music items for the High School Musical performance.

 4.  Approved the following appropriation modifications for RY16:

300 9600 Athletics $5,000

 5.  Approved the 5-Year Financial Forecast for FY16 through FY20.

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

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

          Motion adopted 


  26-16  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following personnel items:


Leave of Absence:  Approved a one year professional improvement leave of absence for the 2016-2017 school year for Kayla Heimann, Eastern Elementary.

Employment: Approved the employment of:

Kelly Holder - High School Summer PE, June 1-21

Pat Cannon - High School Summer PE, June 1-21

Dave Kaple - High School Summer PE, June 1-21

Kevin Morrow - High School Summer PE, June 1-21

Alyssa Horn - High School Stage Manager for the 2016-2017 school year, step 3

Ralph Baker - Summer OGT Tutoring and OGT test administrator, May 31 - June 17

Trisha Hughes - Pre-School teacher, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements, one year concert, effective August 19, 2016

Molly Clark - Eastern Elementary band/general music teacher, one year contract, step 6, effective August 19, 2016

Teaching/Extended Service Contracts: Approved the teaching/extended service contracts for the 2016-2107 school year:

Three Year Limited

Chris Berger                    Kristen McPeek

Jessica Bright                  Kevin Morrow

Pam Cononver                Holly Rice

Roxanne Drueschler        Matt Roggio

Valerie Fraizer                 Rick Ruth

Sally Giefer                     Emily Santamaria

Mary Haas                     Tim Scheid

Danielle Hogan               Michael Schwechheimer

Crystal Kell                    Dianne Wheaton

Julie Lamp

Two Year Limited

Christy Thomas

One Year Limited

Ryan Burris                    Margaret Martin

Alyssa Crist                   Katherine Nixon

Tad Davis                      Amy Parker

Emily Doles                   Christa Pore

Rachel Frantz                Angela Rietschlin

Howard Hoffman (part time)    Katie Rogers

Mark Hoover                 Rick Stephens

Alyssa Horn                   Lindsey Them

Jessica Houseman          Sarah Wentz

Belinda Kehrle (part time)       Lisa Zupan

Continuing Contract

Stacy Davis

Michelle Olecki

Janelle Wyant

Extended Service

Jennifer Cavalier - Guidance

Emily Donahue - Librarian

Kristen McPeek - Guidance

Bobbi Weaver - Guidance

Betsy Youse - Guidance

Lisa Zupan - Guidance

Supplemental Activities:  Approve the supplemental activities listed below for 2016-2107:


Danielle Basham - Senior Class advisor

Rebecca Bigley - Student Council advisor

Rebecca Bigley - Prom co-advisor

Rebecca Bigley Jr. - Class co-advisor

Stephen Domka - Co-ass't instrumental music director

Sally Giefer - Academic challenge co-advisor

Sally Giefer - CACY co-advisor

Allison Haver - Key Club advisor

Randy Heidelbaugh - Volunteer assistant marching band

Alyssa Horn - Choir Director

Alyssa Horn - Drama Club

Alyssa Horn - Fall Play

Alyssa Horn - Spring Play

Alyssa Horn - Auditorium Stage Manager

Mike Kathrein - Newspaper advisor

Ryan Knuckles - LEOS Club advisor

Kristen McPeek - IAT co-chairperson

Anne Mutti - Yearbook advisor

Katherine Nixon - National Honor Society

Michelle Olecki - Mock Trial

Deb Ray - MFE Coordinator

Rick Ruth - Ass't marching band director

Rick Ruth - Co-ass't instrumental music director

Emily Santtamaria - Prom co-advisor

Emily Santamaria - Jr. Class co-advisor

Kevin Taylor - Marching Band Director

Kevin Taylor - Instrumental Music Director

Sara Thorburn - High School Yearbook advisor

Sara Thorburn - Academic challenge co-advisor

John Watkins - Leadership Council advisor

Bobbi Weaver - IAT co-chairperson

Bobbi Weaver - CACY co-advisor

Ryan Zahn - Math Club advisor

Emily Doles - Color Guard advisor

Emily Doles - Winter Guard advisor

Mathew Dawson - Ass't marching band director


Darla Baker - Yearbook

Jen Berry - Math Counts

Jen Cavalier - CACY co-advisor

Jen Cavalier - IAT chairperson

Jen Cavalier - MFE chairperson

Jen Cavalier - Academic Challenge co-advisor

Stephen Domka - Jr. High Orchestra

Rachel Frantz - Power of the Pen

Tommie Roseberry - Spelling Bee

Tommie Roseberry - Academic Challenge co-advisor

Hillary Scheiber - Student Council co-advisor

Brittany Siringer - Student Council co-advisor

Brittany Siringer - CACY co-advisor

OPEN - Art Club


  Bus Supervisors

Central - Tom Brownell (AM)

               Stephanie Blackstone (PM)

Western - OPEN

Eastern - Mary Sue Davis (AM & PM)


Central - Tracey Heck

       Western - Jeni Reamsnider (co-chair)

                      - Lisa Zupan (co-chair)

Eastern - Marsha Haas (co-chair)

               Cheryl Longnecker (co-chair)


Central - Tracey Heck

       Western - Jaime Chambers

Eastern - Cheryl Longnecker

Math Counts - Eastern

Jennifer Berry

Spelling Bee - Eastern

Jennifer Berry

Academic Challenge - Eastern

Jennifer Berry

Resident Educators:  Approve payment to teacher for mentoring new teachers during the 2015-2016 school year:

Year 1

Janelle Wyant - mentored Lauren Pahl, $350.00

Connie Brown - mentored Ben Garrett, $350.00

Tommie Roseberry - mentored Sarah Pearce, $350.00

Sara Thorburn - mentored Alissa Crist, $350.00

Sally Giefer - mentored Katherine Nixon, $350.00

Year 2

Kayla Heimann - mentored Ryan Burris, $250.00

Jaime Chambers - mentored Lindsay Them, $250.00

Amy Ferguson - mentored Jeffery Meyer, $250.00

Year 3

Kayla Heimann - mentored Danielle Hogan, $250.00

Katie Guy - mentored Jessica Duffey, $250.00

Katie Guy - mentored Sarah Wentz, $250.00

Eric Turlo - mentored Michael Schwechheimer, $250.00

Eric Turlo - mentored Katie Rogers, $250.00

Mary Haas - mentored Valerie Fraizer, $250.00

Tucker Bacquet - mentored Michelle Gilbert

Year 4

Stephen Domka - mentored Emily Doles, $250.00

Mary Haas - mentored Ashley Roberts, $250.00

Joy Bowman - mentored Christina Rose, $250.00

Year 5

Tucker Bacquet - mentored David Hines, $250.00


Retirement:  Accept the retirement of Patty Gorrell, Transportation, effective June 1, 2016

Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

Kristi Larson - Supplemental position of Western bus duy for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year, effective May 6, 2016

Christy Anthony - Pre-School multi-handicapped educational aide, effective August 19, 2016, one year contract, step 8

Kim Earrick - Pre-School multi-handicapped educational aide, effective August 19, 2016, one year contract, step 3

Shelly Lutz - Substitute Food Service and substitute educational aide, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements, effective 2016-2017 school year

Katrina Haynes - Substitute bus driver, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements, effective May 9, 2016

Non-Certified Contracts:  Approved the contracts for classified employees for the 2016-2017


Brandee Callis - Continuing

Valerie Hunter - 2 year

Sherri Johnston - 2 year

Connie Pritchard - Continuing

Jeni Reamsnider - 2 year

Pam Wisenbarger - Conintuing

Karen Worley - Continuing


Amy Tallman - 2 year


Cory Fagan - 2 year

Brian Gass - 2 year

Martha Perry - Continuing

Rodd Scheiber - Continuing

Harold Smith - 2 year


Pam Hertzler - Continuing


Deb Ray - 2 year


Steve Boggs - Continuing

Silas Clay - 2 year

Rick Vestal - Continuing

Brenda Welsh - Continuing

Other Business:  

Class of 2016:  Approved the graduating class of 2016, as presented by principal Jeremy Secrist, pending successful completion of graduation requirements.

Diplomas:  Approved Sally Giefer, as selected by the senior class, to pass out diplomas during graduation.

Drama Club Payments: Approved the following  payments from the Drama Club fund for staff involvement in the spring musical:

Steve Domka - $500.00 for Pit Direction

Brenda Welsh - $500.00 for Piano Accompaniment

Melissa Hassmann - $1,000.00 for Assistant Director/Musical Direction

Emily Doles - $1,000.00 for Assistant Director/Musical Direction

Transportation Summer Help:  Approve Lexington students, Trevor Tallman and Shane Stanley to work with the Transportation Department this summer.

Athletic Office Summer Help:  Approve Lexington student, Caitlin Johnston, to work with the Athletic Office this summer.

Technology Department Summer Help:  Approve Seth Adkins to work with the Technology Department this summer.

Coaching Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Kayla Heimann, as high school and junior high swim coach for the 2016-2017 school year.

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the coaching recommendations for the 2016-2017 school year:


Taylor Gerhardt - Head football

Tim Scheid - Assistant football

Jeff Strickler - Assistant football

Ted Mutti  - Assistant football

John Leskovich - Assistant football

Ryan Oliver - Assistant football

Andrew Heath - Freshman football

Mike Kathrein - Varsity girls' golf

Peter Them - Varisty boys' soccer

Scott Potter - JV boys' soccer

Jay Porter - JV girls' soccer

Ron Schaub - Varsity girls' tennis

Denise Benson - Varisty cross country

Anne Petrie - JV girls's cross country

Austin Javurek - JV boys' cross country

Scott Hamilton - Varsity boys' basketball

Brian Thompson - Varisty girls' basketball

Brock Spurling - Varisty swim

Rob Roth - Assistant swim coach (diving)

Andrew Heath - Varsity wrestling

Roger Long - Varsity bowling

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


Ralph Baker - Jr. High cross country

Jay Schmidt - 8th grade girls' basketball

Elaine McQuillen - 7th grade girls' basketball


Rob Michels - High School girls' & boys' tennis

Dan Gerhardt - High School football

Greg Nickoli - High School football

Kevin Conrad - High School football

Dave Smith - High School wrestling

John Harris - Athletic Department volunteer


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

David Haring - Continuing, grade 11

Vincent Morando - Continuing, grade 9

Ella Rastetter - Kindergarten, Central Elementary, tuition waived per negotiated agreement following teaching parent

Sylvia Goldsmith - Continuing, grade 10

Elizabeth Sigenthaler - Continuing, grade 9


Truck Purchase:  Approved the purchase of a new truck for the Maintenance Department from Fredericktown Chevrolet at the cost of $38,531 to be delivered after July 1, 2016.

Substitute List: Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 5/11/16 as presented by MOESC.

Substitute Pay Schedule: Approved the substitute pay schedule as follows:

2016/2017 School Year Substitute Pay

Substitute Teacher - $80.00 per day

Substitute Aide - $10.50 per hour

Substitute Bus Driver - $14.50 per hour

Substitute Custodian - $13.00 per hour

Substitute Maintenance - $14.50 per hour

Substitute Mechanic - $14.50 per hour

Substitute Cafeteria Worker - Minimum Wage

Power Reading Menor - $23.00/hour

Academic Mentor - $20.00/hour

Bus Washer - $9.00/hour

Class Coverage - $25.20/period

Summer Help - $9.00/hour

Athletic Office Assistant - $15.00/hour

OHSAA: Approved the Ohio High School Athletic Association memberrship for the 2016-2017 school year.

Board Policy Update:

Approved the updated Board policy which relates to the Uniform Grant Guidance issued by the Feds for updated Federal grant guidance, part of which requires such an updated Board-approved policy (8.17).

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

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

            Motion adopted.


27-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner, to recommend Mr. Robert Whitney as a candidate as an OSBA All Ohio Board Member.

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

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

                        Abstain:  Mr. Whitney -------------------------------------------------------------------1


28-16 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to adjourn.                             7:31 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 ____________________________