Regular Meeting
Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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. Keith Stoner, Mr. Robert Whitney --- 4

    Absent: Mr. Rob Schuster------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1



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


32-19  Motion by Mr. Roberts, seconded by Dr. Gottschling to approve the following financial items:

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

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

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

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

        Absent: Mr. Schuster------------------------------------------------------------1

                  Motion adopted.  


33-19  Motion by Dr. Gottschling, seconded by Mr. Roberts to approve the following personnel items:


Resignation: Accepted Katherine Spencer's resignation as High School English teacher, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

Kay Hewetson - Eastern music, one year contract, effective August 19, 2019

Science Camp Teachers - July 29 - August 9, 2019, with a stipend of $1200.00:

Michelle Rastetter - Amy Richwine - Krystin Kentosh

Tina Parr - Julie Lamp - Cara Pelphrey

Lynn Walters - Shelly Knapp - Stephanie Saurers

Annette Rush - Stephanie Blackstone - Kim Earick

Lindsay Them - Carla Pasheilich - Melissa Hassmann

Ashley Smith - Marsha Haas - Summer Lamp

Deb Lantz - Jessica Duffey - Diane Eifrid

Kayla Heimann - Suzy McBride - Sally Giefer

Heiden Eichorn - Kelley Dove - Katie Rogers

Cheryl Longnecker - Jana Rhoad - Ashton Cannon

Mike Schwechheimer - Heather Noland - Cindy Shasky

Katie Whitaker  - Justine Whitaker - Tiffany Basilone

Marsha Eldridge - Leslie Miller - Buddy Miller

Joy Bowman

 Salary Adjustments: Approved the salary adjustment for Austin Javurek form ME to ME +10.

Matt Roggio - BA + 10 to BA + 20

Ryan Knuckles - ME + 10 to ME + 20

Other Business:  

Eastern Robotics Club Advisor: Approved a second advisor supplemental stipend for the Eastern Elementary Robotics Club pending adequate student involvement to warrant a second advisor.

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

Brynee Brokaw - Grade 2, tuition waived per Board policy following a parent working in the district.

Emily Tanchevski - New, grade 11

Milk Bid: Approved Smith's Dairy as the milk provider for the 2019-2020 school year.

Career-Technical Education:  Approved a resolution to not provide career-technical education in grades 7 and 8

Architectural Firm: Approved a resolution selecting ThenDesign Architectural firm (TDA) as the A/E firm best qualified for the 7-12 new facility project.

MOESC Contract: Approved the FY'20 845 contract with MOESC

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

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

   Absent: Mr. Schuster -----------------------------------------------------------------1

                  Motion adopted.     


34-19  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Dr. Gottschling to enter into an agreement with NEOLA to proceed with Board policy and administrative guideline updates pursuant to Option #1 of Adddendum D of the agreement.

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

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

   Absent: Mr. Schuster -----------------------------------------------------------------1

                  Motion adopted. 


1. TDA - Mr. Ziegelhofer noted that with the Board approval of TDA for architect design services for the 7-12 building, a pre-planning meeting with be held with TDA on July 30th to discuss timeline and the overall design process.    

2. NEOLA - Mr. Secrist shared with the Board services provided by NEOLA for Board policy updates and noted their comprehensive services along with both upfront and annual costs associated with these services.



35-19 Motion by Mr. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Stoner to adjourn.                                               7:34 p.m.       

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

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

   Absent: Mr. Schuster --------------------------------------------------------------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 ____________________________