Regular Meeting
Wednesday, December 19, 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, December 19, 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



The Board recognized the State Championship Boys' and Girls' High School Cross Country teams and their coaches for their incredible accomplishments this year sweeping the State Championship titles and becoming the first team in Ohio history to accomplish this feat twice. Coach Denise Benson introduced the teams and shared the experiences of the team throughout the season.  The Board praised the entire team, not only on their competitive accomplishments, but also for the way they carry themselves during practice, at meets, and throughout each day as they represent themselves, their families, the team and the entire Lexington School District in an extremely positive way.

The Board recognized outgoing Board member, Jeff Heck, for his sixteen years of service on the Lexington Board of Education. Mr. Heck shared his love for the District and introduced members of his family who were in attendance at the meeting. Mr. Heck noted that while he is sad to see his time on the Board come to an end, the District is in great hands with the current leadership.

The Board also recognized outgoing Board member, Sue Weirich for her four years of service to the students of the District.

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


65-17   Motion by made Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following financial items:

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

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

3. Approved renewal with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for medical, Rx, and dental insurance administrative services for calendar year 2018 at the following rates:

Medical / Rx / Stop Loss Administrative fees of $42.90 per employee per month (13% less than CY17)

Dental Administrative fees of $4.89 per employee per month (same as CY17)

Specific Stop Loss coverage at a premium of $191.90 per employee per month ($125k threshold and no lasers).

4. Approved the 2018 medical and dental insurance funding rates.

5. Approved an invoice from Fusion Apparel in the amount of $3, 545 for Crucial Catch t-shirt sales

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

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

      Motion adopted.  


66-17 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following personnel items:


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

Sandra LaLiberte - Kindergarten academic mentor, effective September 12, 2017, $15.00 per month

Sandra LaLiberte - Long-term sub, kindergarten, from approximately November 27, 2017 to January 29, 2018, $110.00 per day

Salary Adjustment:  Approve the salary adjustment for Rebecca Sarbach from ME to ME + 10


Employment - Approved the recommendation to employ the following:

Dawn Currier - Contract through the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year, effective November 27, 2017, due to her reaching the 60 consecutive days subbing as Western library aide

Angela Miller - Substitute educational aide, effective November 28, 2017

Heather Noland - Substitute educational aide, effective December 11, 2017

Krystin Kentosh - Substitute educational aide, effective December 4, 2017

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Austin Javurek, varsity assistant track for the 2017-2018 track season.

Substitute List:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 11/15/2017 as presented by MOESC.

2018 Board Meetings:  Set the date and time for the Organizational and Regular January 2018 Board of Education meetings as January 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Approved to join OSBA for calendar year 2018.

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

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

             Motion adopted.  


1.  Retire/Rehire  - The Board discussed the retire/rehire request of Deb Ray, Assistant Technology Department Coordinator.

2.  College Credit Plus - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared the current status of dual enrollment courses within the District, noting that interveiws had been conducted with Bowling Green State University and Columbus State University. Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that due to a variety of reasons, he will be preparing a recommendation for the Board to conduct dual enrollment courses within the District through Bowling Green State University.  The Board discussed various aspects of the on-site dual enrollment courses, including flexibility, textbook requirements, and teacher requirements surrounding the decision.  Mr. Ziegelhofer indicated he would provide the Board with a list describing the pros and cons of such a change.

3.  District Grading Scale - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that the current District grading scale does not align with the various universities no most commparable high schools, who use 90-80-70-60 model with pluses and minuses.  Mr.Ziegelhofer shared that changing the District's grading scale to such a model benefis all students at every level and still maintains the same desired rigor.  Mr. Ziegelhofer noted that input has been gathered and continues to be gathered from all building levels as such change would be  a District-wide change to the grading scale.

4.  Facilities Project Update - Mr. Ziegelhofer provided the Board with an update on the current facilities process, noting that a community meeting was held on December 5th that included a genreal information session followed by breakout sessions for the Facilities Task Force and the Financial Committee.  Future meetings are scheduled for both the Finance Committee (January 8th) and the Facilities Task Force (January 15th). Mr. Ziegelhofer also shared the timeline of an upcoming community survey as well as a Newsletter that will be going out to the community mid to late January.


67-17 Motion by Mr. Stoner seconded by Mr. Heck to adjourn.                                                8:51 p.m.       

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