Regular Meeting

Monday, December 21, 2009

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m.

on Monday, December 21, 2009. Mr. Robert Whitney, President, called the meeting to

order. Roll was called by the Treasurer.

Roll Call – Members present: Mr. Loren Blackstone, Mr. Jeff Heck, Mr. Keith Stoner,

Mrs. Karen Wilson, Mr. Robert Whitney -------------------------------------5


Dennis Reardon from the State Board of Education presented the Board with a

banner in recognition of the district’s earning the honor of Excellent with

Distinction on the State of Ohio’s Report card.

State Representative, Margaret Ruhl presented a commendation from the State of

Ohio for the Band of Gold for earning superior ratings at state competition

for 23 years in a row.


68-09 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck, to approve the following financial


1. The minutes from the November Regular meeting was approved.

2. The monthly financial report for November 2009 was presented.

3. The Treasurer requests permission to utilize internet site www.govdeals.com

to dispose of unwanted items. Attorney Welsh advised that the Village of

Lexington has had positive experiences with this site and suggested that we

use this method to be sure we are in compliance with the law regarding


Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Whitney ----5

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

Motion adopted.


69-09 Motion by Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Stoner, to approve the following personnel items:


Retirement: Approved the retirement of Cindy Hundertpfund, grade 4, Central Elementary

effective January 29, 2010.

Salary Adjustment: Approved the salary adjustment of Amy Ruffner from BA + 10 to

BA + 20.

New Teacher Mentor: Approved Joni Hassmann as the new teacher mentor for the

2009-2010 school year at a stipend of $343.10.

Employment: (All employment recommendations are pending successful completion of all

pre-employment requirements.)

Approved the employment of the following before/after school tutors from

1-11-10 thru 4-16-10 @ $18.00 per hour:

Eastern Central

Kim Olivieri Pam Penn Deb Ray Jane Goodall

Cheryl Longnecker Kelly Kapucinski Lindsey Grove Sue Cicila

Deb Ray Jody Rutschilling Tina Parr Sarah Orf

Deb Lantz Michelle Smith Diane Wilkerson Crystal Kell

Katie Glaze Jana Rhoad Cara Pelphrey Amy Richwine

Amy Richwine Kelly Pentello Laura Demyan Mike Kathrein

Carla Jones Theresa Weaver

Central Tutor Subs

Judy Stahl Dawn Lohr

Edwina Jellison Stephanie Blackstone

Heather Remy Michelle Shaffer


Regular Meeting

Monday, December 21, 2009

7:00 p.m.

Western Tutors

Amy Stewart Chris Berger

Annette Rush Heather Dillon

Margaret Martin Julie Logan

Melissa Betscher


Employment: Approved the employment of:

James Donahue - Substitute custodian

Todd Scheiber - Substitute custodian

Coaching Contracts: Approve the following coaching recommendations:

Scott Hamilton - Boys’ basketball elementary coordinator

Jeff Strickler - Varsity baseball coach

Mike Hamman - Varsity softball coach

Ron Schaub - Varsity boys’ tennis coach

Dan Wittmer - Head boys’ track coach

Michelle Smith - Head girls’ track coach

Troy Smith - Volunteer JH boys’ basketball 8th grade

Roll Call – Yea: Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Heck, Mr. Whitney ----5

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

Motion adopted.


Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve Courtney Avery, Sr. as

volunteer assistant 9th grade boys’ basketball coach.

Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Whitney-----------------4

Nay: Mr. Heck -----------------------------------------------------------------------1

Motion adopted.


71-09 Motion by Mr. Blackstone, seconded by Mrs. Wilson to approve:

In Lieu of Transportation: Approved a Mansfield Christian half-day kindergarten student

for in lieu of transportation for the 2009-2010 school year.

Water Well: Approved the bid from Jackson Drilling to drill a water well on the high school

property for the irrigation of the various playing fields. This is a permanent improvement


Bus Bids: Approval for the Assistant Superintendent and Director of Transportation permission

to seek bids for two new school buses. These buses would be purchased from PI monies in

FY 2011 and would be placed into service for the 2010-2011school year.

Substitute List: Approved the Lexington and complete substitute lists, dated 11/25/09,

and 12/10/09, as presented by MOESC.

Tutor List: Approved complete tutor list as submitted by MOESC.

2010 Board Meetings: Set date and time for the Organizational and Regular January

2010 Board of Education meetings as January 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuition Student: Approved the following tuition student for the rest of the 2009-2010

school year:

Logan Pelphrey - New, grade 6, Eastern Elementary 2009-

2010 school year, per negotiated agreement

following teaching parent


Regular Meeting

Monday, December 21, 2009

7:00 p.m.

Volunteer Assistant Coaching Policy Addendum: Approved the Volunteer Assistant

Coaching Policy Addendum.

Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Blackstone, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Whitney-----5

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

Motion adopted.


72-09 Motion by Mr. Stoner seconded by Mrs. Wilson to adjourn. 7:30 p.m.

Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Blackstone, Mr. Heck, Mr. Whitney-----5

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

Motion adopted.