Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Announces Meeting Minutes

The following actions were taken by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board at their regular meeting held March 22, 2016.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Vice President Brian Baker. All in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

NwOESC Instructional Coach, Nancy Mills, shared a video presentation of her efforts in the Central Local, Hicksville, and Northeastern districts working with students and teachers to promote best practices in classroom instruction.

The following items were approved under the consent agenda format:

•Approved minutes of the organizational board meeting held February 16, 2016.

•Approved Financial Transactions

-Defiance County Juvenile Probation to provide to NwOESC, Attendance Officer Services for the period of 8/15/16-6/15/17
-Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West to provide to Holy Trinity Catholic School as part of Evergreen’s IDEA-B Grant Allocation via NwOESC’s consortium grant, Speech Language Pathologist, Remedial Specialist, and Intervention Specialist Services for the period of 1/18/16-6/30/16
-NwOESC to provide to Bowling Green City Schools, Visual Impairment (VI) Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-NwOESC to provide to Eastwood Local Schools, Visual Impairment (VI) Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-NwOESC to provide to Elmwood Local Schools, Visual Impairment (VI) Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-NwOESC to provide to North Baltimore Local Schools, Visual Impairment (VI) Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-NwOESC to provide to Northwood Local Schools, Visual Impairment (VI) Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-NwOESC to provide to Paulding Exempted Village Schools, Independence Education Center Instructional Services for the period 2/18/16-6/15/16.
-NwOESC to provide to Otsego Local Schools, Visual Impairment (VI) Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17
-NwOESC to provide to Rossford Exempted Village Schools, Visual Impairment (VI) Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-NwOESC to provide to St. Augustine Catholic School, Occupational and Physical Therapist Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-NwOESC to provide to St. John Lutheran School, Speech Therapist Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17
-NwOESC to provide to St. John Lutheran School – Freedom Township, Speech Therapist Services for the period 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-To approve Annual Service Agreements with the following districts for the 2016-17 school year per R.C. 3313.845:

•Archbold Area Local School
•Ayersville Local School
•Central Local School
•Edon Northwest Local School
•Evergreen Local School
•Hicksville Exempted Village School
•Holgate Local School
•Liberty Center Local School
•Millcreek-West Unity Local School
•Napoleon Area City School
•North Central Local School
•Patrick Henry Local School
•Pettisville Local School
•Pike-Delta-York Local School
•Swanton Local School

•LEAVES
FMLA and Disability

•RETIREMENTS
Vicki Rohrs, Paraprofessional, effective 6/1/16
Patricia Shotwell, Office Specialist, effective 7/1/16

•RESIGNATIONS
Loretta Hutton, Speech Language Pathologist, effective 3/19/16
Kelsey Schwanz, Speech Language Pathologist, effective 7/31/16

•EMPLOYMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
CONTRACTS
Certified Limited
Breininger, Olivia C. – CERT-1 Yr – 8/1/16-7/31/17
Denham-Swank, Chanda M. – CERT-1 Yr – 7/1/16-6/30/17
Diaz-Ostachnowicz, Samantha A. – CERT-1 Yr – 7/1/16-6/30/17
Warner, Page – CERT-1 Yr – 6/1/16-12/31/16
Wilhelm, Jenna K. – CERT-1 Yr – 3/14/16-7/31/16

Classified Limited
Chavez Arreola, Marta I. – CLASS-1 Yr – 4/1/16-12/31/16
Florez, Barbara L. – CLASS-1 Yr – 3/30/16-12/31/16
Gonzales, Humberto – CLASS-1 Yr – 4/1/16-12/31/16
Hernandez, Maria M. – CLASS-1 Yr – 4/1/16-12/31/16
Martinez, Josefina – CLASS-1 Yr – 4/1/16-12/31/16
Merrill, Rebekah J. – CLASS-1 Yr – 2/29/16-7/31/16
Pacheco, Betty G. – CLASS-1 Yr – 4/1/16-12/31/16
Sanchez, Virginia A. – CLASS-1 Yr – 4/1/16-12/31/16

SALARY NOTICES
Certified Notice
Batt, Kathleen J.

Classified Notice
Carrizales-Fouty, Noemi
Livensparger, Tacia R.

21st Century Site Coordinators
Ayersville – Shannon George

21st Century Teachers
Archbold – Breanna Daugherty
Bryan – Emily Nagy

21st Century Program Assistant
Bryan – Emily Nagy
Defiance – Courtney Rode

Substitute Paraprofessionals
Jennifer Forsythe-Brown, Bonnie Gillingham, Teresa Hansen-Smith, Shawn Helf, Shelly Hutchison, Linda Krouse, Lori Masters, Brandie Mull, Jamie Ort, Manda Plum

Substitute Teachers
Jennifer Forsythe-Brown, Teresa Hansen-Smith, Linda Krouse, Kyle Long, Lori Masters, Alia Santos, Amy Stewart, Chelsea Stewart, Debra Tanier, Tara Warnement, John Widmer, Carrie Zeiter

Substitute Speech Language Pathologist
Kelley Phillips

Substitute Bus Drivers
Patricia Leupp

Bus Drivers
Evergreen – James Ehrsam

Van Drivers
NwOESC – Sara Buchenberg, Sharon Cox, Jackie Fouty

•Approved a contract with Mara Gongora as an independent contractor to provide Re-Interview Services for the period of 5/1/16 through 9/30/16 for a minimum of 50 successful face-to-face interviews with all costs included in the rate except minimal supplies and office use to be paid from Migrant Grant Funds.

•Entered Executive Session to discuss the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee or regulated individual.

OSBA LEGISLATIVE LIAISON: Mr. Brian Patrick shared information from OSBA on the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. The Commission is made up of 32 members who have been charged with the responsibility to study the constitution of Ohio and identify and recommend to the General Assembly any desired changes. The Commission was authorized in 2012 and has an expiration date of July 1, 2021.

SUPERINTENDENT: Mrs. Kerri Gearhart shared planning is underway for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Administrative and classified staff contract recommendations will be addressed in April, while certified staff contract recommendations will be addressed in May. Collaboration is taking place in several districts in regards to applications for 21st Century Learning Communities grants for FY17.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: Mrs. Dorthy Pietrykowski shared that staff in the Business Office have been working on budget reviews, grant revisions, and the annual inventory. In preparation for the coming year, work is underway with substitute coordination, requisition processing, and contract and salary notices. The majority of district service contracts for FY17 have been returned. The audit is complete with no citations, recommendations, or management letter issues.

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: Mrs. Jill Gilliland reported that the special education department is gathering information and starting to plan for staffing and classroom needs for the 2016-17 school year. Administrative staff have or will soon attend area recruitment fairs for speech, occupational, and physical therapy as well as intervention specialists. The preschool team has been heavily involved in the Step Up to Quality rating process impacting nineteen districts across the service area.

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Mrs. Kris Dobbelaere shared information on the success of the Franklin B. Walter celebration, professional development on cultural diversity, and roster verification.

•As all of the business of the evening was complete, the meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm. The next regular meeting of the board will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the NwOESC office located at 205 Nolan Parkway, Archbold, OH.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

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