Close Board of Education Meeting

Galion Middle School Computer Lab
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 6:30pm

    1. PRELIMINARY ITEMS
    Mr. Dennis Long, Board of Education President

    1.1 Roll Call

    1.2 Pledge of Allegiance

    1.3 Adopt Agenda and Addendum

    2. RETIREE RE-EMPLOYMENT PUBLIC HEARING

    The following persons have retired as teachers and are now seeking re-employment in the same position by our school district:

                  Michael Hartz                        Rex Payne, Jr.                     Julie A. Polak

                  Shari Roelle                          James Ruth, Jr.                   Cheryl Washington

                  Barbara West                        Lawrence W. Dawson II

    At the August 9, 2012 Board meeting the Board will consider rehiring these retirees for a one-year period at the same step, experience level and degree level held before retiring.  The rehired retiree will have a position for one year and one year only and will not receive a second one year contract.  The rehired retiree will be entitled to all insurance benefits during the 2012-2013 school year.

    Additionally, the following person has retired as a teacher and is now seeking re-employment in the same position by our school district:

                   P. Michael Schaffner

    At the August 9, 2012 Board meeting the Board will consider rehiring this retiree for a one-year limited contract at step 10 with the degree level held before retiring.  This retiree has the ability to request to return for subsequent years of employment.  The retiree will not resume nor be eligible for continuing contract status during any period of employment with the District.  The rehired retiree will be entitled to all insurance benefits during the 2012-2013 school year.

     The Board will receive comments about these re-employments at this time.

     


    3. TREASURER'S REPORT
    Linda Kidwell CPA, Treasurer

    3.1 Approval of Minutes - June 14, 2012 Regular Meeting

    3.2 Approval of Minutes - June 28, 2012 Special Meeting

    3.3 Informational Item - Athletic Receipts

    3.4 Approval of Financial Report for June 2012

    4. COMMUNITY INPUT

    5. REPORTS & DISCUSSION

    5.1 Treasurer Search Update
    Mr. Dennis Long, Board of Education President

    5.2 Superintendent Update
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

    Race to the Top Update

    Staffing Update

    One-to-One Technology Program Update

    Heise Park Visitor Bleacher Update

    Energy Smart Rebate

    Senior Exit Survey

     


    5.3 Preliminary Report Card Data
    Dr. Sandra Powell, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Federal Grants

    6. TREASURER
    Mr. Dennis Long, Board of Education President

    Approve Jeri S. Wires as Assistant Treasurer to be effective July 23-31, 2012 and Interim Treasurer beginning on August 1, 2012. Mrs. Wires will be paid on a per-diem basis and employment may last until September 28, 2012.


    7. SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS - PERSONNEL
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

    Approve the employment of the following personnel contingent upon subsequent receipt by the Board of a satisfactory criminal record check from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation as required by law and applicable state certification:


    7.1 Administration

    Accept the Administrative resignation of Buddy E. Miller, Jr.,  Assistant Principal of Galion Middle School effective July 31, 2012.

     


    7.2 Certified

    Leave of Absence

    Grant Rashan Rush a leave without pay from August 27, 2012 thorugh October 26, 2012 (inclusive) in accordance with the Family & Medical Leave Act, Board of Education Policy 3430.01 (Professional Staff, Family Medical Leave Act). 

     

    Grant Amy Rodocker a leave without pay from August 31, 2012 through November 22, 2012 (inclusive) in accordance with the Family & Medical Leave Act, Board of Education Policy 3430.01 (Professional Staff, Family Medical Leave Act).  Grant a maternity leave of absence from November 22, 2012 through the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year.

     

    Resignations:

    Accept the resignation of Eric Turlo, Middle School Intervention Specialist, effective upon the completion of the 2011-2012 school year.

     

    Accept the resignation of Jennifer Meyer, Primary Elementary Intervention Specialist, effective upon the completion of the 2011-2012 school year.

     

    Accept the resignation of Anita Rae Zara, Intermediate School Intervention Specialist, effective upon the completion of the 2011-2012 school year.


    7.3 Classified

    Approve Bryce Lehman as High School Head Custodian, effective July 23, 2012.

    Approve Kenneth Burkhart as the Intermediate Head Custodian, effective July 23, 2012.

    Approve Juanita Nungesser as a Secretary II - Transportation Secretary effective August 14, 2012.  


    7.4 Extra-Duty Resignations

    Accept the following Extra-Duty resignations:

         Race to the Top Technology Coaches:

             Jennifer Meyer

             Eric Turlo


    7.5 AVID Leadership Team Representatives

    Approve the following AVID Leadership Team Representatives to be paid $100.00 stipend per day for the Summer Institute Training to be held July 23-25, 2012. Stipend to be paid from the AVID grant funds:

         Shelly Barton          Lynn Evans

         Joylyn Finch           Cindy Rode

         Doris Weals


    8. FINANCIAL RECOMMENDATIONS
    Linda Kidwell CPA, Treasurer

    8.1 Certificate of Total Amount From All Sources Available

    Approve the Certificate of Total Amount From All Sources Available for Expenditures, and Balances for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.


    8.2 Transfer to Severance Pay Fund

    Approve a transfer to the Severance Pay Fund from the General Fund of $205,432.00 to cover severance and termination benefits for employees.


    8.3 Advance to Race to the Top AVID Federal Grant Fund

    Approve an advance to the Race to the Top AVID Federal Grant (Fund 506-9113) from the General Fund of $9,000.00.  Advances to be repaid once cash request is received from the Ohio Department of Education.


    9. AGREEMENTS
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

    Approve the following Agreements:


    9.1 Sheakley UniService, Inc.

    Approve a Group Rating Agreement of Participation and Consent with Sheakley UniService, Inc. for participation in Optimal Health Initiatives Ohio Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2013 Group Rating Plan Year.  Group rating programs reduce Bureau of Workers' Compensation premium rates.  Participation includes Workers' Compensation and Unemployment claim management and hearing representation for an annual fee of $1,181.00.


    9.2 Wadsworth Slawson Northeast

    Approve a Service Agreement with Wadsworth Slawson Northeast for building management system services from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014 at an annual rate of $15,648.00.  This agreement will be paid from the Classroom Facilities Maintenance Fund. 


    9.3 McQuay International

    Approve an Assured Maintenance Agreement with McQuay International for High School chillers from September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013 for an annual fee of $2,196.00.  This agreement will be paid from the Classroom Facilities Maintenance Fund.


    10. SCHOOL DONATIONS
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

    Accept the following School Donations:

         Junior Class Parents donation of $60.00 to the Class of 2014.


    11. RESOLUTION - ADOPTING A CALAMITY DAY ALTERNATIVE MAKE-UP PLAN
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

    RESOLUTION ADOPTING A CALAMITY DAY ALTERNATIVE MAKE-UP PLAN

    WHEREAS, the Galion City School District Board of Education desires that students have learning opportunities even when schools are closed for any of the reasons specified in section 3317.01 of the Ohio Revised Code and in excess of the number of days authorized in section 3313.48; and

    WHEREAS, section 3313.88 authorizes a board of education to file an annual plan with the Ohio Department of Education by August 1 of each year to provide online learning opportunities for students in lieu of attendance on such excess days;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT, AND IT IS, HEREBY RESOLVED that the Galion City School District Board of Education hereby approves the following plan and authorizes its filing with the Ohio Department of Education.

    PLAN FOR ALTERNATIVE MAKE-UP OF CALAMITY DAYS

    Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 3313.88, Galion City School District Board of Education hereby authorizes the following plan to allow students of the district to access and complete classroom lessons in order to complete up to three days of instruction in excess of the number of days permitted under section 3313.48 because of the closing of schools for any of the reasons specified in section 3317.01.

    1)  This plan is submitted, pursuant to approval of the board of education, prior to August 1.

    2)  This plan includes the written consent of the teachers’ employee representative as designated under division (B) of section 4117.04. Such consent is on file in the official file of the board of education and is hereby incorporated into this plan as if specifically rewritten.

    3)  Not later than November 1 of the 2012-2013 school year, each classroom teacher shall develop a sufficient number of lessons for each course taught by that teacher with such lessons requiring, in the judgment of the teacher, an amount of time equal to or greater than the amount of instructional time the student would receive for three school days in such teacher’s class.

    4)  The teacher shall designate the order in which the lessons are to be posted on the district’s web portal or web site.

    5)  Teachers will update or replace such lessons as necessary throughout the school year based on the instructional progress of students.

    6)  As soon as practicable after an announced school closure in excess of the number of days permitted under section 3313.48, staff members designated by the appropriate administrator shall make the designated lessons available on the district’s web portal or web site. Each lesson shall be posted for each course that was scheduled to meet on the day of the school closing.

    7)  Each student enrolled in a course for which a lesson is posted shall be granted a two-week period from the date of posting to complete the lesson. If the student does not complete the lesson within this time period, the student will receive an incomplete or failing grade unless a reason sufficient to the teacher is provided.

    8)  Students without access to a computer shall be permitted to complete the posted lessons at school after the reopening of school. Students utilizing this option will be granted two weeks from the date of reopening to complete such lessons. If the student does not complete the lesson within this time period, the student will receive an incomplete or failing grade unless a reason sufficient to the teacher is provided. The district will provide access to district computers before, during, or after the school day (provided that the equipment is available and accessible at those times) or may provide a substantially similar paper lesson in order for students to complete the assignments.

     

     

     


    12. RESOLUTION - AUTHORIZING STUDENT TEACHER SUPERVISION STIPENDS
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

                WHEREAS, certain teachers employed by this district have, from time to time, agreed to assume additional duties and responsibilities of supervising student-teachers engaged in field experience and student teaching, and

                WHEREAS, the college or university where the student-teacher attends provides a payment to this district in return for these services, and

                WHEREAS, this Board finds and determines that the training of student-teachers provides a benefit to this school district, and

                WHEREAS, this Board further finds and determines that the funds received from the colleges or universities should be paid to the particular teacher who has assumed the additional responsibilities of supervising that student-teacher.

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:

    1.      That the District Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay to the particular teacher who has assumed the additional duties and responsibilities of supervising a student-teacher the amount of money paid to this district by the college or university which the student-teacher attends as compensation for the additional duties and responsibilities which the Galion teacher assumes in supervising that student-teacher.

    2.      That this payment shall be subject to all deductions required by law.


    13. RESOLUTION - LEVY
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

     

    A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE GALION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF CRAWFORD, MORROW AND RICHLAND COUNTIES, OHIO, REQUESTING THAT THE CRAWFORD COUNTY AUDITOR CERTIFY TO THIS BOARD CERTAIN INFORMATION PURSUANT TO R.C. 5705.03(B) AND R.C. 5705.217.

                                                           THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                             GALION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                              OF CRAWFORD, MORROW AND RICHLAND COUNTIES

                                                                MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON

                                                                            JULY 19, 2012 

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE GALION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    THAT this Board hereby determines that it is necessary to levy an additional tax outside of the ten-mill limitation for a period of five (5) years as follows: six (6) mills for the purpose of current expenses and two (2) mills for the purpose of ongoing permanent improvements as authorized by R.C. 5705.217.

    THAT this Board hereby requests that the Auditor of Crawford County, Ohio, certify to this Board:

    1. The total current tax valuation of this school district;
    2. The dollar amount of revenue which will be generated per year by the levy of an additional tax of six (6) mills for the purpose of current expenses and two (2) mills for the purpose of ongoing permanent improvements to be submitted to the electors at a special election to be held on November 6, 2012, being the same day as the General Election.

     

     

     


    14. RESOLUTION - LEVY
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

     

    A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE GALION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF CRAWFORD, MORROW AND RICHLAND COUNTIES, OHIO, REQUESTING THAT THE CRAWFORD COUNTY AUDITOR CERTIFY TO THIS BOARD CERTAIN INFORMATION PURSUANT TO R.C. 5705.03(B) AND R.C. 5705.21.

                                                           THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE

                                                              GALION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                             OF CRAWFORD, MORROW AND RICHLAND COUNTIES

                                                               MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON

                                                                           JULY 19, 2012

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE GALION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    THAT this Board hereby determines that it is necessary to levy an additional tax outside of the ten-mill limitation for a period of five (5) years for the purpose of current expenses at a rate of eight (8) mills as authorized by R.C. 5705.21.

    THAT this Board hereby requests that the Auditor of Crawford County, Ohio, certify to this Board:

    1. The total current tax valuation of this school district;
    2. The dollar amount of revenue which will be generated per year by the levy of an additional tax of eight (8) mills for the purpose of current expenses to be submitted to the electors at a special election to be held on November 6, 2012, being the same day as the General Election.

    15. PARENT TRANSPORTATION

    Approve that transportation by school conveyance is impractical for the following student during the 2012-2013 school year; further agree to pay the parent or guardian of said student in lieu of providing such service, amount to be calculated by the Ohio Department of Education for the 2012-2013 school year and as per Section 3327.01 of the Ohio Revised Code:

    Matthew Gosser attending Sacred Heart School in Shelby.


    16. CRAWFORD COUNTY TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL

    Appoint the Superintendent and Treasurer as representatives of Galion City School District to the Crawford County Tax Incentive Review Council.  The Crawford County Tax Incentive Review Council is required by Ohio Revised Code to annually review all agreements granting exemptions from property taxation.


    17. BOARD BYLAWS AND POLICIES
    Dr. Kathleen Jenney, Superintendent

    Approve the first reading of the following policy:
         Acceptable Use Policy - Galion City School District Employees

    Approve the second reading of the following policy:

         8600            Transportation - Revision


    18. EXECUTIVE SESSION
    Mr. Dennis Long, Board of Education President

    Enter Executive Session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.


    19. ADJOURN
    Mr. Dennis Long, Board of Education President

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