Regular Meeting

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday,June 29, 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. 

Paul Fallon presented a breakdown of community survey results through a

webinar to the Board based on the recent phone survey conducted by his company.

Mr. Fallon provided comparative analysis of the overall respondents as well as a comparison of the 2013 survey results.

David Conley, President of Rockmill Financial Consulting, provided a presentation and overview to the Board

of his company's services, experience and expertise in the area of school construction projects and related financing.

Mr. Conley provided the Board with a list of school districts and a number of case studies of his company's

prior work with other districts.


   32-16   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following financial items:

                1. The minutes from the May regular meeting and June 5th special meeting were approved.

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

 3.  Approved temporary appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017 at the fund level set at 50% of Fiscal Year 2016 final appropriations.

 4. Approved to renew property, fleet, and liability insurance with the Ohio School Plan for the period of July 1, 2016 to June30, 2017, cost $60,915.

 5. Approved $100,00 previously advanced from 001 General Fund to 003 Permanent Improvement Fund be reclassified as a permanent transfer to the Permanent Improvement Fund. 

 6.  Accepted $5,000 donation from Quest Wealth Solutions for athletic field house improvements; totaled pledged amount $12,500.  

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

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

          Motion adopted 


 33-16  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following personnel items:


    Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Trisha Hughes, Western Pre-School effective June 20, 2016.

    Leave of Absence:  Approved a leave of absence request for Jody Rutschilling, 6th grade at Eastern for the 2016-2017 school year.

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

Trisha Hughes - Western, 3rd grade, one year contract, effective August 19, 2016

Trisha Kist - Western, 1st grade, one year contract, effective August 19, 2016

Jennifer Brane - Western, Pre-School, one year contract, effective August 19, 2016

Zakary Wilkins - High School Music, Band Director, Instrumental Music Director, one year contract, effective August 19, 2016

Other Business:  

Tuition Student: Approved Margaret Morrow as a new 7th grade tuition student, tuition waived, per the negotiated agreement following a teaching parent:

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

Mike Grist - JV boys' basketball

Tad Davis - Freshman boys' basketball

Kevin Morrow - JV girls' golf

Jeff Meyers - JV wrestling

Codi Fisher - Co-Varsity and freshman cheerleading

Viann Watkins - Co-Varsity and freshman cheerleading

Dave Kaple - 8th grade football

Mike Hamman - 8th grade football

Jeff Meyers - 7th grade football

Mark Hoover - 7th grade football

Buck Morton - 8th grade boys' basketball

Kevin Morrow - 7th grade boys' basketball

Lauren Pahl - Jr. High cheerleading

Jeff Stehle - Volunteer - boys/girls bowling

Jason Whitesel - Volunteer - boys/girls bowling

Hope Jordan - Volunteer - cross country (internship Ashland U)

Eastern Chilller: Approved the purchase of a new chiller for Eastern Elementary from Daikin Applied through The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN); total cost $139,672 including additional dedicated CHW and HW piping option.

Handbooks: Approved student handbooks for High School, Jr. High, Eastern, Central, Western Elementary & Western Pre-School for the 2016-2017 school year.

Psychologist Services:  Approved the contract with Dr. Dennis Marikis for Psychologist services for the 2016-2017 school year.

MOESC Contract:  Approved the FY '16 845 contract with MOESC. 

NCOCC Contract: Approved the contract with NCOCC for the same technology services as previous years.

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

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

            Motion adopted


34-16 Motion by Mr. Heckr, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.                                                  9:03 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 ____________________________