Regular Meeting
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the Robert H. Whitney Board of Education Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

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 to the meeting and asked if any visitors would like to be recognized. Mr. Whitney also made available various publications.

Student Representative Abigail Vincent provided an update regarding District activities, including the following:

Boys' and girls' cross country teams each winning the State Championship becoming only the sixth team in Ohio history to sweep the State Championships in the same year and the first team in Ohio history to sweep the State Champtionships in two separate years; Volleyball advanced to the Regional Finals; Marching Band won 12 awards total and received a rating of Excellent at OMEA State Finals; Color Guard and Percussion received straight 1's  at State Competition; Varsity Academic Challenge placed 2nd in fall league and placed 4th in the OCC's; Haunted Hallways was a huge success with an estimated 600 people attending;  High School Veterans' Day event was a great success and a video of the event is currently on the Lexington Schools' Facebook page; Thanksgiving Break begins November 22nd; Gorman Nature Center is coming to speak to the Bio Club on December 11th; Selected academic students will attend Rotary lunch on December 12th; Junior job shadowing is scheduled for December 15th; the Board was also provided a schedule of upcoming winter concerts.


61-17   Motion by made Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following financial items:

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

2. The monthly financial report for October 2017 was presented.

3. Accepted the donation of three "buddy benches" for Eastern, Central and Western Elementary from the elementary Lexington PTO.

4. Approved the invoice from Imperial Autism Connections, LLC in the amount of $3, 585 for special education services for September 2017.

5. Approved the following appropriation modifications:

Title I Fund 572 - $522.77

Title II-A Fund 590 - ($298.33)

Informed Teens Fund 200 9611 - $1,400

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

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

      Motion adopted.  


62-17 Motion by Mrs. Weirich, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following personnel items:


Employment:  Approved the employment of the following personnel for the 2017-2018 school year:

Edwina Brownell - Central, 4th grade Academic Challenge advisor

Tim Scheid - Subbing for Sam Roberts in the Athletic Department, $15.00 per hour

Jennifer Moore - Subbing for Sam Roberts in the Athletic Department, $15.00 per hour


Employment - Approved the employment of Adam Freeman, substitute bus driver, effective 11/27/17, pending completion of all pre-employment requirements.

Other Business:  

ODE Waiver: Approved an ODE waiver regarding the 60-month age restriction in a Multi-Disablities classroom. This will allow the high school Multi-Disabilities classroom to be the least restrictive environemtn, per the parent and IEP team, for a junior high student during the 2017-2018 school year. 

Tuition Student: Approved Joseph Manning, 12th grade, as a tuition student for the 2017-2018 school year, per Board policy regarding parent moving out of the district during senior year.

Substitute List:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 10/20/2017 as presented by MOESC.

Coaching Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Lisa Schofield as co-freshman cheerleading advisor, effective November 21, 2017.

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the coaching recommendations for the 2017-2018 school year:

Alissa Munro - Volunteer - girls' basketball

Zach Sterry - Volunteer - boys' basketball

Ken Kreis - 8th grade boys' basketball "B" team

Mark Hoover - 7th grade boys' basketball "B" team

Shayne Yeater - Varsity girls' softball

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

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

             Motion adopted.  


63-17 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to enter into executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensationof 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. Stoner, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Heck, Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Whitney -----------------------------5

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

                Motion Adopted.

Time entered: 7:21 p.m.

Returned to regular session: 8:08 p.m.


1.  District Health Insurance Fund- The Board discussed the current status of the District's Health Insurance Fund.  Treasurer Jason Whitesel provided an overview of the District's claims data for the past two years for medical, pharmacy, and dental.  Mr. Whitesel also shoared the the District's Insurance Committee would be meeting on November 16th to discuss the District's current plan and funding projections for the 2018 calendar year.

2.  Dual Enrollment - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared information with the Board regarding the District's dual enrollment program currently offered through NC State.  Mr. Ziegelhofer updated the Board on some of the current challenges with the program and the potential of providing dual enrollment through Bowling Green State University in the future.  Mr. Ziegelhofer also discussed the potential of updating the District's current grading scale.

3.  Teacher Pat Cannon shared with the Board various events that have taken place at Eastern Elementary, including the following:

Eastern Running Club - Mr. Cannon shared that this club was created by Mrs. Hunter and Mrs.Clark and included 50-60 kids who met tow days per week after school to run together.  The Eastern Running Club recently finished their program with a one-mile cross country style race where parents and others came and cheered on all of the runners as they completed the one-mile run. Medals were also awarded to a number of the top finishers.

Progamming Club - Mr. Cannon also shared that teacher Ashton Cannon has started a Programming Club after school where 6th grade students meet and have been developing their own games.

Disney Decimal Night - Mr. Cannon shared that Eastern recently held their annual Disney Decimal Night, which was extremely successful and had a large turnout. The estimated number of people who attended the Disney Decimal Night was over 700 people. Additionally, 77 high school students volunteered and helped throughout the evening.  


64-17 Motion by Mr. Stoner seconded by Mr. Heck to adjourn.                                                8:32 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 ____________________________