Regular Meeting
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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, June 26, 2019.  Mr. Robert Whitney, President, called the meeting to order. Roll was called by the Treasurer.

Roll Call – Members present: Dr. Martin Gottsdchling, Mr. Dave Roberts, Mr. Rob Schuster, Mr. Robert Whitney --- 4

    Absent: Mr. Keith Stoner------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1



Mr. Whitney welcome visitors to the meeting and asked if any visitors would like to be recognized to address the Board.

David Conley, Rockmill Financial, discused with the Board the results of the District facilities bond sale. Mr. Conley shared with the Board that the final interest rate for the bond sale, including all transactional expenses, was 3.01% compared to the estimate of 5.25% when the bond was approved in November 2018. Mr. Conley shared that 35 firms placed 152 orders resulting in a total of just over $108 million in total orders. He shared with the Board that everything has lined up very well for the District and the commmunity in a way that he has rarely seen in his 30 years in the business. Mr. Conley shared that the lower interest rate allowed the District to shorten the term to 30 years resulted in interest costs that are approximately $28 million less than the ballot request. Also, with 7 less years on the term, the estimated 8.6 mills over the original 37 year term will now average 5.53 mills. Mr. Conley share that, based on the average, the actual millage will start near the approximate ballot rate.


29-19  Motion by Mr. Roberts, seconded by Dr. Gottschling to approve the following financial items:

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

2. The monthly financial report for May 2019 was presented.

3. Approved temporary appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020 at the fund level set at 50% of Fiscal 2019 final appropriations and for the Debt Service Fund at debt service requirements based on the District Bond Purchase Agreement.

4. Approved the renewal of property, fleet, and liability insurance with the Ohio School Plan for the period July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, cost $71, 894.

5. Approved a transfer from General Fund 001 to Food Service Fund 006 in the amount of $70,000.

6. Approved the following appropriation modification for FY19:

024 Employee Benefits Fund $750,000

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

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

        Absent: Mr. Stoner------------------------------------------------------------------1

                  Motion adopted.  


30-19  Motion by Mr. Schuster, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation: Accepted the resignation of:

 Jaime Chambers - Western's ETR chairperson for the 2019-2020 school year

 Molly Clark - Eastern Elementary band/general music, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year

 David Clark - Assistant high school marching band director, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year

 Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

Connie Doutt - Summer PE (May 31 - June 19)

Jeff Meyers - Summer PE (May 31 - June 19)

Vince Sansalone - Summer PE (May 31 - June 19)

Dave Kaple - Summer PE (May 31 - June 19)


Ashley Smith - Western ETR chairperson for 2019-2020

Linda Gooden - Long-term sub, Western, from approximately October 14, 2019 - January 6, 2020 (pending successful completion of employment requirements)

Chelsey Wagaman - Mentor for JH student, not to exceed 30 hours, hourly rate $25.54 from end of May - start of 2019-2020 school year (student has moved out of state)

Michelle Lazar - Eastern, Intervention Specialist, one-year contract, effective August 19, 2019

Summer 2019 ESY/Wilson mentors at $20.00 per hour:

Jennifer Morris - Christy Anthony

Heiden Secrist-Eichorn - Kim Garver

Shelly Sturts - Kylee Peterson

Michelle McDaniel - Jane Goodall

Julie Lamp - Alyssa Singree

1:1 aides for assisting students during Math Camp (June 17 - June 21)

Kayla Danko - Cindy Shasky

Heather Noland - Tiffany Basilone

Justine Yunker - Marsha Eldridge

Teachers who taught Math Camp (June 17 – June 21)          

                       Danielle Hanning - Ashley Howard

                       Elli West - Erin Leonhardt

                       Iris Walter - Ashley Dillworth

                       Preston See - Jonathan Harris

                       Reanna Shaffer - Britni Hull

                       Emily Wilson

 Salary Adjustments: Approved the salary adjustment for:

Matt Roggio - BA + 10 to BA + 20

Ryan Knuckles - ME + 10 to ME + 20

Maternity Leave: Approve maternity leave request for Trisha Kist from approximately October 14, 2019  - January 6, 2020



Maternity Leave: Approve maternity leave request for Kyrstin Kentosh from approximately September 11 through November 11, 2019.

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignation: Accept Ryan Oliver's resignation from the following coaching positions: freshman football and junior high wrestling.

Coaching Recommendations: Approved the following coaches for 2019-2020 school year:

Annamarie Mauric - Varsity volleyball head coach

Katie Wagner - JV volleyball coach

Emily Patterson - Weight/Strength Training, 2018-2019 school year, July only; 2019-2020 school year August - October session & November - January session

Dave Kaple - Freshman football
Brad Ruminski - Volunteer girls' golf

Administrator Contracts: Approved the following contracts:

Jeff Eichorn, High School Assistant Principal - 3 year

Taylor Gerhardt, Junior High Principal - 3 year

Buddy Miller, Eastern Principal - 3 year

Kevin Young, High School Principal - 3 year

Jeremy Secrist, Assistant Principal Superintendent - 3 year

Kathy Weidig, Central Principal - 1 year (retire/rehire)

Paula Smith, District Nurse - 3 year

Tracy, McDaniel, Special Ed. Coordinator/School Psych - 3 year

John Watkins, Jr. High Dean of Students - 3 year

Tuition Students: Approved the following as tuition students for the 2019-2020 school year

Gabriella Morando - Continuing, grade 12

Vincent Morando - Continuing, grade 11

Sylvia Taylor - Continuing, grade 12

Maura McPeek - New, grade 1, tuition waived per Board policy following a parent working in the district.

Building Handbooks: Approved the building handbooks for the 2019-2020 school year.

Bread Bid:  Approved Nickles Bakery as the bread provider for the 2019-2020 school year.

NCOCC: Accepted the FY'20 contract with NCOCC for the same technology services as previous years.

Allerton Hill Contract: Approved the contract with Allerton Hill Consulting Services, effective July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

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

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

   Absent: Mr. Stoner --------------------------------------------------------------------1

                  Motion adopted.         



31-19 Motion by Mr. Schuster, seconded by Dr. Gottschling to adjourn.                                               7:49 p.m.       

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

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

   Absent: Mr. Stoner -------------------------------------------------------------------1

                  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 ____________________________