Closing out one school year and preparing for the next filled the agenda addressed by Edon Northwest Local Board of Education during its regular session held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Media Center. President Jill Jacoby called the meeting to order with all members in attendance.
In action taken, the Board:
Approved the list of graduating seniors, pending satisfactory completion of present course work and OGT results.
Approved the revised Five Year Forecast and supporting notes for FY2013 through FY2017.
Approved Cash Donations of $1,750 (Columbus Foundation ~ 2013 Lesnet Miseta Senior Scholarship); $1,369.57 (sale of soybeans ~ FFA); $170 (Hicksville Rotary Ag Day ~ FFA); $200 (various individuals ~ OHSAA Banner Project), $500 (various individual ~ Saralee Handy Memorials/Girls Golf Program), $150 (various businesses/individuals ~ Junior Parents/Post Prom) and Gift Donations from The Edon State Bank Company ($500 ~ School Track Records Sign), Anonymous ($237.50 ~ School Track Records Sign) and Edon Athletic Boosters ($1,064.50 ~ ten hurdles; $1,650 ~ varsity basketball uniforms; $500 ~ School Track Records Sign).
Approved Deb Gensler, Denyse Johnson, Dawn Becker, Carey Kiess, Michelle Free and Mindi Kepler as Grades 3-6 Summer Intervention Teachers at the rate of twenty-five dollars per hour.
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Approved the following 2013-2014 Supplemental Contracts with Scott Staten (High School Varsity Football Coach); Jason Bloir (3/4 Assistant Football Coach); Jay Klingler (3/4 Assistant Football Coach); Larry Thiel (3/4 Assistant Football Coach); Brock England (3/4 Assistant Football Coach); Bo Aldrich (JH Football Coach); Tina Parrish (50% Varsity/JV Volleyball Co-Coach); Tina Trausch (50% Varsity/JV Volleyball Co-Coach); Dawn Becker (50% 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Co-Coach); Jennifer Radabaugh (50% 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Co-Coach); Mark Blue (HS Boys Golf Coach); Suzanne Hollabaugh (HS Girls Golf Coach); Neal Van De Voorde (Volunteer Golf Coach); Terry Whitney (Cross Country Coach); Kayla Lapham (HS Cheerleading Coach); Brenda Parrish (JH Cheerleading Coach); Travis Arkwright (Varsity Boys Basketball Coach); Brock England (JV Boys Basketball Coach); John Gallehue (Varsity Girls Basketball Coach); Abby Mohre (JV Girls Basketball Coach); Scott Staten (Weight Training Coach).
Accepted the resignation of Grades 7-12 Principal David Kennedy, effective June 30, 2013.
Accepted the resignation of Stephanie Bonitz, Music Teacher, effective at the end of the current contract year.
Approved the contract with Baker Agency, Inc., for student accident insurance effective August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014 ($7,400).
Approved the transfer of $2,050 from the Junior Class Parents Post Prom Fund to the Junior Class Fund. Also approved was the creation of eleven individual athletic funds.
Approved participation in the Northern Buckeye Health Plan Worker’s Compensation Group Rating Program for calendar year 2013.
Approved the resolution authorizing 2013-2014 membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Approved the Service Agreement with Healthcare Process Consulting, Inc., for assistance in managing the District’s Ohio School Medicaid Program and procuring Medicaid reimbursement for Medicaid eligible services effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
Approved minutes from the April 9 regular meeting and April 29 special meeting as presented.
Approved April’s Financial Reports, Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources and Appropriation Increases/Decreases.
Noted the Policy Committee would meet at the end of the regular session to review suggested changes.
Voted to enter into Executive Session to discuss employment of public employees; no action was expected to be taken.
Additionally, the Board heard:
Treasurer Kerry Samples’ standard monthly SM2 Report stating revenues were down two hundred sixty-nine thousand dollars and expenses down one hundred seventy-seven thousand dollars for the same ten-month period as last year. The District is now tracking ninety-one thousand dollars worse than a year ago. Revenues are expected to be down four hundred thousand dollars by the end of the fiscal year due to no stimulus funding or tangible property income, fewer open enrollment students, decreases in investment earnings; District deficit spending continues.
The District had the lowest statewide utility costs per square foot of all new school buildings put up by OSFC over past year.
Principal David Kennedy’s updates on the Ohio FAMS Pilot Project (Formative Assessment Middle School). Utilizing RttT funds, the presentation shared how teachers can effectively use and develop assessment plans aligned with the new Common Core State Standards for language arts and math. In addition to receiving a certificate of completion for the FAMS Project, Principal Kennedy noted the Ohio Resource Center had requested to use portions of their presentation as resources for other schools.
Principal Bonnie Troyer’s monthly report extending congratulations to April Bomber Courtesy Club members and noting KinderKids/kindergarten’s anticipated enrollment and summer intervention’s projected student numbers.
Upgrades by Esber Cash Register would include an online payment system (credit card) for fees and lunches; Technology Coordinator Molly Miller also noted four Google Chromebooks were being assessed by teachers for possible classroom usage and work with NWOCA to create a disaster recovery “crash plan” (data backed up at an off-site storage location) was underway.
Concerns from parent Hayley Brandt regarding new after school pick-up policies; she was assured the process would continue to be worked through, guaranteeing the safety of all children going to and from the parking lot.
Superintendent Ed Ewers’ report thanking Lisa Heslop, Mark Blue and David Kennedy for an enjoyable prom; noting the A.L.I.C.E. (alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate) school intruder training by law enforcement had been completed by the staff as part of the District Safety Plan and congratulating the baseball team on its BBC and Sectional Championships and wishing all athletic participants the best of luck in moving forward.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Edon Northwest Local Board of Education will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in the school’s Media Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.