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Members of the Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, January 12, 2009 at Heritage Elementary School.

 

 

Mrs. Lori Sanders, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and the roll call was answered as follows:

 

 

Mr. Lee Gray                         Present                                 

Mr. Clay Lopez                     Present

Mr. Wes Monhollen             Present

                                    Mrs. Lisa Reade                  Present

                                    Mrs. Lori Sanders                Present

 

 

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance, followed by a moment of silence.

 

 

 

#09-08 APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

 

It was moved by Reade and seconded by Gray to approve the agenda with addendum items and corrections as presented.

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

#09-09 RECEPTION OF VISITORS AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

 

Mrs. Sanders welcomed all who were in attendance.

 

The following visitors addressed the Board:

 

Ms. Julie Goodwin               Re: Mingo Estates districting

 

Mr. Doug Wilson                  Re: Redistricting of the Daysprings subdivision

 

 

 

#09-10 PRESENTATION

 

 

Opening of New School Buildings (construction update) – Roger McLoney, Ruscilli Construction

 

 

#09-11 RECOGNITIONS

 

 

Dr. Karen Mantia and Jim Sotlar announced that the following teachers have achieved the “Master Teacher” designation:

 

Danielle Jodi Hall - DMS 6th Grade Teacher – National Board Certified

Beth Hoffman - RJH - Math Teacher

Patricia Morgan - RJH - Social Studies Teacher

Maureen Porter - HE - 2nd Grade Teacher

Cindy Roepcke - District Curriculum Coordinator

Jennifer Russell - PE - Math Remediation Teacher                

Janie Sheraw - PHS-C - CBI Teacher

Mary Sheridan - TE - Art Teacher

Jason Swartz - RJH - Math Teacher

Melinda Thomas - VE - 1st Grade Teacher

Kay Wallace - District Math Resource Teacher

 

 

#09-12 LIAISON REPORTS

 

 

Buildings and Grounds- Mrs. Reade

 

 

#09-13 TREASURER’S REPORT

 

 

Board Minutes

 

 

It was moved by Reade and seconded by Monhollen to approve the following item:

 

            Approval of Board Minutes from December 8, 2008 Board meeting

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade

ABSTAIN: Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

It was moved by Reade and seconded by Monhollen to approve the following three items under the Treasurer’s Report:

 

 

Financial Report for December 2008

 

 

Tax Budget for Fiscal Year 2010

 

 

Amended Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

#09-14 SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

 

 

Dr. Mantia reported on the following item:

 

A.    Internal Efficiency Review

 

#09-15 NEW BUSINESS

 

It was moved by Reade and seconded by Lopez to approve the following items:

 

A.    Consent Agenda

 

Note: Items under the consent agenda are considered routine and will be enacted under one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes unless a Board member requests an item be clarified or removed from the list for separate action.

 

 

 

The Superintendent recommends the following actions:

 

 

1.         Teacher/Tutor Contract Recommendation

A one-year limited teaching contract is recommended for the following teacher, effective January 6, 2009:

 

Name:                        Kyle James

Assignment:  HMS - Physical Education Teacher (.50 FTE)

Education:     B. A. - Indiana State University

Licensure:     License - Physical Education (K-12)

Experience:  0 years

Salary:                       $ 9,668 (pro rated)

 

*This contract will be automatically non-renewed at the end of the 2008-2009 school year, due to starting after the first day of school.

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                   

            2.         Approval of Substitute Teacher/Tutor List #6

 

Dr. Larry Miller, Fairfield County Superintendent of Schools has nominated the following substitute teachers on List #6. I recommend that the following teachers, who have at least a bachelor’s degree and a provisional or temporary certificate/license, be, authorized a substitute contract for the 2008/2009 school year.

 

Whitney Brobeck, Amy Callahan, Alan Christy, Terry Cordle, Brandy Cox, William James, Jr., Reda Kidder, Melissa Lahr, William Miller, Anthony Richardson, Barbara McKinnon-Roberts, Gay Sharp, Brooke Simmons, Bryan Smith, Keeley Smith, Toni Smith, Kevin Spangler, Amber Spires, Stephanie Tack, Kelly Zywczyk

 

In addition to the Substitute Teacher List from the Fairfield County ESC, the following part-time district teachers are also recommended to serve as part-time substitute teachers (at substitute rate) on an as needed basis:

 

Kyle James & Lisa Wilson

 

Request to hire Susan Schneider as the substitute Special Education Intervention teacher at Violet Elementary effective January 13, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Student Discipline Officer

 

Approval is recommended to employ William Miller as Student Discipline Officer at PHS-Central at $35,332 effective January 5, 2009 through June 5, 2009.

4.         Interim Principal Contract Adjustment

 

Adjustment is recommended for contract of George Vickroy, Interim Principal at Violet Elementary, as follows: effective January 1, 2009 through June 19, 2009 at a prorated salary of $46,438.

 

5.         Administrator Contract Adjustment

 

It is recommended to correct Mike Smith’s pro-rated salary, which was approved at $57,884.42 at last month’s Board meeting to $57,102.

 

                                                           

 

6.         Teacher/Tutor Contract Resignation/Retirements                                                                                           

A letter of resignation for retirement purposes has been received from Marian Neighbor, Ridgeview Junior High teacher, effective January 15, 2009. She is also resigning her position as Social Studies Department Chair effective January 15, 2009.

 

A letter of resignation for retirement purposes has been received from Michael L. Erchenbrecher, PHS Central teacher, effective February 25, 2009.

 

A letter of resignation has been received from Erin Vollmer, teacher at Violet Elementary, effective at end of the workday December 19, 2008.

           

7.         Teacher Contract Adjustment

 

Approval is recommended to adjust the teaching contract of Allison Fontana, from physical education teacher (.50) to full time physical education teacher at Harmon Middle School effective January 5, 2009. This is due to the transfer of Stacy Tennenbaum to Heritage Elementary Dean of Students position.

 

8.         Approval of Teacher Mentor

 

Approval is recommended to pay the following teacher as a mentor for the 2008-2009 school year. She will be paid $250 from IIA/Entry Year Funds following completion of her duties according to the negotiated agreement.

 

Anita Giardina - 1/2 stipend for 2nd semester - $250

 

9.         Approval of Tutors

 

       The following people will be tutors for our winter intervention session beginning January 13, 2009. They will be paid at their hourly rate through the Intervention Block Funds.

 

        Mindy Stricker               Sue Reed                  Nicolette Jones    

        Mary Boucher               Jeanne Zahorujko   Kate Oakes  

        Lisa Tinsley                   Sandy Montgomery Jeff Strausbaugh    

        Monica Lewis               Mary Hopkins                       Erica Porter              

        Melissa Evans              Terra Hunsicker       Themba Makapela

        Beth Birnbrich               Pam Light                  Amy Wolfe

        Melissa Woodward      Pam Ehlen                Karen Walter                       

        Michelle Dixon             Joni Scipione                       Jayne Geers

        Brian Holland

                                                                                   

Subs:

   

        * Cindy Symansic

        * Sharon England

        * Lonna Huber

 

10.         21st Century Program                    

 

Approval is recommended to pay the following people for preparation and presentation of activities to students participating in the 21st Century after school program at a rate of $75.00 per session:

 

Marie Hurt, Cheryl Knox, Jeff Smolewski, Michael Williams, Sarah Whitcraft, Sarah Wolfarth, Derrick Saverbrun, Susan Driskell, Jean Calderone, Patty Huston-Holm, Jenny Hatem

 

11.          Service Contract Agreement between Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fairfield County, Inc. and Pickerington Local Schools

 

               (Copy on file in District office)

 

12.          Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) made between Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Pickerington Local Schools.

 

(Copy on file in District office)

 

13.         Reading Workshop

 

Approval is recommended to pay Andrea Baldwin $200 for conducting Reading Workshops at Fairfield Elementary on January 22, 2009 and February 19, 2009. (General Fund – Ohio Achievement Test account).

 

Approval is recommended to pay Andrea Baldwin $300 for planning and leading an after school literacy class at Fairfield Elementary. (General Fund – Ohio Achievement Test account).

 

Approval is recommended to pay Andrea Baldwin $250 for the Design and Development of hands on reading activities for the 21st Century Grant. Payment will be from the 21st Century Grant.

   

14.         Approval is recommended to pay Jenny Hatem $50 per week for morning organizational duty at Ridgeview Junior High. (6:45 a.m. – 7:10 a.m.) Effective December 2, 2008. Funding will come from 21st Century Grant.

                                                                                               

                                                                  

15.         Approval of Home Instructors to be used on an “as needed basis”

 

Approval is recommended to pay the following teachers to perform home instruction services for homebound students at $21 per hour.                 

 

Kelly Anderson, Nancy Armstrong, Melissa Bailey, Erica Ball, Jodi Bennett, Mary Boucher, Elizabeth Brinson, Susan Burggraf, Laura Burgoon, Sarah Butch, Angie Clark, Meg Clark, Colleen Daugherty, Meghan Davies, Toni Davis, Rebekah Dawson, David Dennis, Larry Dennison, Melissa Elam, Sharon England, Courtney Estep, Heather Fairs, Renee Farina, Barbara Fetherolf, Cathy Foster, Erin Freson, Michelle Garinger, Marilyn Gerken, Diana Glanzman, Marsha Glenn, Cory Gueth, Megan Haas, Sharon Hannah, Tammy Harman, Jennifer Hatem, Leslie Henderson, Nicole Holland, Lindsay Houser, Mary Hudson, Michelle Hurd, Rita Hurdzan, Anessa Johnson, Angie Klueppel, Tim Kolibash, Amie Ladd, Kathy Lyons, Katie Maynard, Sheri McClurg, Jennifer McMahon, Heather McManigal, Loanna Metro, Gina Meyers, Christine Miller, Heather Miller, Phil Miller, Andrea Mock, Cindy Mowery, Amy Mumaw, Melissa Nelson, Lyndsay Obert, Tasha O'Neil, Alison Ontko, Ivy Perrin, May Redding, Kati Resler, Gail Rittman, Jillian Ross, Erin Salzer, Katie Schmidt, Jody Schwartz, Robin Sharps, Lora Skirpan, Laura Sobjack, Mindy Stricker, Christy Thompson, Kim Tinkler, Abby Tolbert, Joseph Uher, Ginger Wahjudi, Meg Winkler, Jennifer Winters, Blythe Wood, Lara Young, Molly Zeiher,

 

16.        2009 IRS Standard Mileage Rate

                       

The IRS has announced that the 2009 Standard Mileage Rate for Business Miles has been set at $.55 cents per mile to be effective January 1, 2009.

 

17.        Early Graduation Adjustment

 

            •           An early graduation request has been received from Brittany Cheyenne Rowdy, Junior at PHS Central who wishes to graduate at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. (Was on the December 8th agenda for end of the first semester)                                                                                           

 

18.        Volunteer Coaches/Advisors

 

In accordance with Policy IICC School Volunteers, approval is recommended that the following individuals be approved as Volunteer coaches and/or advisors as listed below for the 2008-2009 school year pending the completion of all employment materials required by the Board of Education.

 

                      Kevin Lloyd               Lakeview Junior High Grade 7/8 Wrestling

Bert Chappelear      PHS North Boys Track

                      Brittany Jones          PHS Central Softball          

 

19.        Approval of Tumbling/Gymnastics Instruction for Cheerleading Competition Participants           

 

             Approval is recommended for Keith Johnston and Justin Oldham to provide tumbling/gymnastics instruction for cheerleading competition participants at PHS North effective February 1, 2009. Parents of participants shall pay all fees.

 

             Approval is recommended for Remnant Jewels Gymnastics, 80 West Church Street, Pickerington, Ohio to provide tumbling/gymnastics instruction for cheerleading competition participants at PHS-Central effective February 1, 2009. Parents of participants shall pay all fees.

 

20.        Approval to Move the Subdivision of Daysprings to Attend Tollgate Schools

            

B.        Support Staff

 

1.         Support Services Contract - Replacement Recommendation

 

            A one-year support services contract is recommended for Laura Lawler, as elementary duty aide at Tussing Elementary, 2.25 hours per day, at step 0, $9.25 per hour, effective January 13, 2009.  

 

A one-year support services contract is recommended for Maurice Jones, as special education classroom assistant at Tussing Elementary, at step 2, $13.55 per hour, effective January 13, 2009.

 

A one-year support services contract is recommended for Barry Niemeyer, as special education classroom assistant at Harmon Middle School, at step 0, $12.45 per hour, effective January 13, 2009.

 

            2.         Support Services Substitute Contract Recommendations

 

One-year support services substitute contract recommendations to be used on an “as needed basis”:

 

Duty Aide at $7.60 per hour

 

Stephanie Pineda - 1-13-09

                        Laura Lawler - 1-13-09

Lynne Wittman - 1-13-09

Sara Heineman – 1-13-09

 

Educational Assistant at $8.05 per hour

 

Sheri Bales, effective - 11-21-08

Lora Stevenson, effective - 1-13-09

Susan Hamelin, effective -1-13-09

Lynne Wittman, effective -1-13-09

 

Library Aide at $9.95 per hour

 

Amy Callahan - 1-13-09

Trish Riordan - 1-13-09

 

Special Education Assistant at $8.70 per hour

 

Laura Lawler - 1-13-09

Susan Hamelin - 1-13-09

Lynne Wittman - 1-13-09

Amy Callahan - 1-13-09

 

Kindergarten Aide at $8.70 per hour

 

Amy Callahan - 1-13-09

 

Secretary at $10.10 per hour

 

Anissa Klenzman - 1-13-09

Jennifer Newell - 1-13-09

Stephanie Pineda - 1-13-09                     

           

            3.         Support Services Contract Resignations

 

A letter of resignation has been received from Debora Nieman, health care assistant, effective December 31, 2008.

 

            4.             Support Services Contract Adjustment

 

Approval to adjust the contracts of the following Health Care Assistants to 5 hours per day for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year, effective January 5, 2009:

 

Mary Grumman, Diane Lukacsko, Jan Meade and Mary Nowak      

                                                                                               

 

C.        Supplemental

 

            1.         Supplemental Services Contract Recommendations

 

Approval is recommended for the following supplemental services contracts for the 2008-2009 school year:

 

Name                         Assignment           Group Experience      Salary

 

Brian Printy     PHS-N Asst. Girls Track (1/2) II                        1     $1,756

Julie Runner    PHS-N Asst. Girls Track (1/2) II                        1     $1,756

David DeWeese LJH Head 8th Baseball III              2                 $3,159

Tim Boynton    RJH Social Studies Dept. Head III         0                 $ 695

(effective 1-20-09)                                                                  (to be prorated)

Derek Christy PHS-N Assistant Girls Track II                        1                 $3,511

Kim Dials PHS-C Assistant Boys Tennis II             6                 $4,388

 

           

            2.         Supplemental Services Contract Adjustments

 

A supplemental contract adjustment is recommended for Amy Mumaw, as LJH 7th Grade Winter Cheerleading from 1/2 to 1/3 supplemental.

 

A supplemental contract adjustment is recommended for Jennah Cheripko, as LJH 7th Grade Winter Cheerleading from 1/2 to 2/3 supplemental.    

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

#09-16 DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

 

 

A.  Resolution of Necessity for Maintenance Levy Extension

 

 

It was moved by Monhollen and seconded by Reade to approve the following item:

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION DECLARING IT NECESSARY TO EXTEND THE LEVY OF A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION

 

(R.C. Section 3318.061)

Maintenance Levy Extension

 

            WHEREAS, the amount of taxes which may be raised within the ten mill limitation will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the present and future requirements of the School District; and

 

WHEREAS, a resolution declaring the necessity of extending the levy of a tax outside the ten-mill limitation must be passed and certified to the County Auditor of Fairfield County in order to permit the Board to consider the levy of such a tax and must request that the County Auditor certify to the Board the total current tax valuation of the School District and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the tax; and

WHEREAS, on November 4, 1997, voters of the School District passed a 23-year, one-half (0.50) mill levy for Tax Collection Years 1998-2020 for the purpose of maintaining school facilities in connection with the School District's participation in the Ohio School Facilities Commission's 1990 Classroom Facilities Assistance Program; and

WHEREAS, the School District is undertaking a new project with the Ohio School Facilities Commission that requires funds equivalent to one-half mill of property tax to be set aside for the purpose of maintaining school facilities in connection with such new project for an additional period of time (Tax Collection Years 2021-2031);

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the Pickerington Local School District, Fairfield and Franklin Counties, Ohio, that:

Section 1.    It is necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten-mill limitation for maintenance revenues pursuant to Revised Code §3318.061.

Section 2.    The question of such tax levy extension shall be submitted to the electors of the School District at the election to be held therein on May 5, 2009.

Section 3.    Such tax levy shall be at a rate not exceeding one-half (0.50) mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to five cents ($0.05) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, until Tax Collection Year 2031.

Section 4.    Such levy shall be placed upon the tax list and duplicate for the tax year 2020 (commencing in 2020, first due in calendar year 2021), if a majority of the electors voting thereon vote in favor thereof.

Section 5.    The Treasurer of this Board is hereby authorized and directed to certify a copy of this Resolution to the County Auditor and Board of Elections of Fairfield County, Ohio. This Board hereby requests that the County Auditor certify to this Board the total current tax valuation of the School District and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the levy if approved by the voters of the School District.

Section 6.    All formal actions of this Board concerning and relating to the adoption of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Board, and all deliberations of this Board and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

B.     Two Addendums to Real Estate Exchange Agreements

 

It was moved by Gray and seconded by Reade to approve Addendums to Real Estate Exchange Agreements for 1) Robert S. Snedegar and Michele M. Snedegar, and 2) Charmin D. Smith (copies on file in Business office)

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

C.  Real Estate Purchase Contract

 

It was moved by Monhollen and seconded by Gray to approve a Real Estate Purchase Contract with Michael Boren and Hope Boren (copy on file in Business office)

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

D.  Resolution Authorizing the School District Board to Enter Into a Resolution of Acceptance in the Ohio School Facilities Classroom Facilities Assistance Program (Request One)

 

 

It was moved by Reade and seconded by Monhollen to approve the following item:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

#09-17 DISCUSSION/ACTION

 

It was moved by Gray and seconded by Reade to approve the following four items (copies on file in Business Office):

 

 

1.    Two Resolutions Authorizing the Appropriations of Land for Improvements (Scheck and Mountjoy)

2.    Right-of-Way Easement for South Central Power

3.    Right-of-Way Easement for AT&T

4.    Temporary Access and Construction Easement (Snedegar)

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

E.  Policy IKF – Physical Education Policy

 

It was moved by Reade and seconded by Lopez to approve Policy IKF – Graduation Requirements (Physical Education Waiver)

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

F.   Resolution Declaring Impracticality of Transportation

 

It was moved by Reade and seconded by Monhollen to approve the following item:

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

#09-18 DISCUSSION ONLY

 

Secondary Realignment was discussed. Board members announced that the Board would hold a Regular meeting on January 26, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. for discussion and consideration of this topic.

 

 

 

 

#09-19 INFORMATION ONLY

 

PHS Central Ecology Club trip to Newport Aquarium – Newport, Kentucky – January 19, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

#09-20 OTHER BUSINESS

 

None

 

 

 

 

#09-21 COMMENTS/QUESTIONS

 

A.   Public

A visitor had a question on secondary realignment.

 

 

B.   Board Members

 

 

 

#09-22 EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Monhollen and seconded by Reade that the Board adjourn into Executive Session at 7:44 p.m. to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee, official or regulated individual.

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

The following persons were present in Executive Session:

 

Mr. Gray, Mr. Lopez, Mrs. Reade, Mrs. Sanders, Mr. Monhollen, Dr. Karen Mantia, Mr. Jim Sotlar and Mr. Dan Griscom.

 

The Board returned from Executive Session to Regular Session at 8:20 p.m.

 

 

#09-23 ADJOURNMENT

 

 

It was moved by Monhollen and seconded by Gray to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

 

 

ROLL CALL:

YEAS: Gray, Lopez, Monhollen, Reade, Sanders

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting will be on January 26, 2009 at Heritage Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

NO OTHER BOARD OF EDUCATION BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED

 

 

 

_____________________________

Lori Sanders, President

 

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Daniel C. Griscom, Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate Section 5705.412, Revised Code

 

It is hereby certified that the Pickerington School District Board of Education, Fairfield 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.

 

 

 

 

January 12, 2009                                                                                                                         _________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                   Treasurer

 

                                                                                                                                                _________________________________________________________

                                                                                                             Superintendent of Schools

 

                                                                                                                                                _________________________________________________________

                                                                                                        President, Board of Education