Regular Meeting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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  Tuesday, January 10, 2018.

Mr. Robert Whitney, President, called the meeting to order. Roll was called by the Treasurer. 

Roll Call – Members present: Dr. Martin Gottschling, Mr. Dave Roberts, Mr. Rob Schuster, Mr. Keith Stoner, 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.

Dr. Diab addressed the Board to discuss College Credit Plus (CCP), noting that he wanted to express his gratitude to the Board for the relationship between Lexington Local Schools and North Central State as well as to share some concerns pertaining to dual enrollment courses with CCP. Dr. Diab shared with the Board his concern in three main areas; faculty credential, course offerings, and quality/rigor. Dr. Diab also discussed certain stats from the District report card pertaining to A.P. courses and discussed the Tuition Freedom Scholarship Program, which allows students to earn their degree for free if they complete 6-9 credit hours of CCP while maintaining a 2.5 GPA. Dr. Diab also shared that North Central State currently has over 1,200 students in the CCP program across 40 high schools, saving families millions of dollars. The Board and Dr. Diab agree that all parties are looking to do what is best for the students to allow them to reach the next level and help the community to reach the next level.

 Visitor Kevin Sainiak asked for an update as to which teachers are using Schoology for online access to teacher plans and class information. High School Principal Kevin Young shared that the high school is over 50% and noted that staff was asked to move toward the program.  Mr. Ziegelhofer added that overall this year was intended to be a transition year with the intent of all teachers being active next year in the program.


07-18   Motion by Mr. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

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

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

3. Approved the fiscal year 2019 Tax Budget.

Roll Call - Yea:  Mr. Roberts, Mr. Stoner, Dr. Gottschling, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Whitney ----5

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

         Motion adopted.


08-18  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following personnel items:


Employment:  Approved the recommendation to employ Deb Ray, Assistant Technology Department Coordinator, effective March 31, 2018, contract for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year (effective April 1, 2018), and a one year contract for 2018-2019.

Other Business:    

Coaching Resignation:  Accepted the coaching resignation of Val Fraizer, Junior High track for the 2017-2018 track season.

Coaching Recommendations: Approved the following coaches for the 2017-2018 school year:

Jeff Meyer - JV Wrestline

Ralph Baker - Boys' head track

Michelle Smith - Girls' head track

Jennifer Moore - Assistant track

John Watkins - Assistant track

Denise Benson - Assistant track

Dan Wittmer - Assistant track

Ron Schaub - Boys' varsity tennis

Kevin Morrow - Varsity baseball

Troy Eichler - JV baseball

Ryan Oliver - Freshmen baseball

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

Jay Schmidt - Junior High track

Jeff Meyer - Junior High track

Heidi Roush - Junior High track

Darrell Strickler - VOLUNTEER - baseball

Rob Michaels - VOLUNTEER - tennis

Substitute List: Approved the revised Lexington substitute list dated 12/22/2017 as presented by MOESC.

Tuition Student: Approved Maikaila Bardroff (12th grade) as a tuition student, per the Board policy regarding  a parent moving out of the district during the student's senior year.

Grading Scale: Approved the new grading scale for grades 1-12:

A+    100-97     4.0

A       96-93      4.0

A-     92-90      3.67

B+    89-87      3.33

B      86-83       3.0

B-     82-80      2.67

C+    79-77      2.33

               C      76-73      2.0

               D+    69-67      1.33

               D      66-60      1.0

Contract Extension: Request for a two (2) year contract extension for Superintendent, Mike Ziegelhofer, tabled for consideration at the February Board of Education meeting.

Rockmill Financial:  Approved the contract for Rockmill Financial through October 31, 2018.

Roll Call - Yea:  Mr. Roberts, Mr. Stoner, Dr. Gottschling, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Whitney ----5

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

         Motion adopted.


09-18  Motion by Mr. Schuster, seconded by Mr. Roberts to enter into an agreement with Bowling Green State University to offer dual enrollment courses at Lexington High School for the 2018-2019 school year pending agreement on the MOU.

Roll Call - Yea: Mr. Schuster, Mr. Roberts, Dr. Gottschling, Mr. Whitney ----4

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

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


10-18  Motion by Mr. Schuster, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.                 7:48 p.m.

Roll Call - Yea: Mr. Schuster, Mr. Stoner, Dr. Gottschling, Mr. Roberts, 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 day’s instruction was or is scheduled for the current fiscal year. 



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