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School Board Meeting April 14, 2009
Posted on Thursday, June 25 @ 16:46:20 EDT by Admin

Board meeting notes, etc.

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Grandview Heights Mayor Ray DeGraw reported to the Board that the City Council and the Mayor’s office continues to review the financial implication of the Grandview Yard. ... The TIF is for 100% for 30 years with the School District to receive 10% of the TIF fund proceeds. The development agreement is now with city council. Mr. DeGraw fielded questions from member of the Board.

Approve the 3-year Settlement Agreement with the Grandview Heights Education Association. The Settlement Agreement includes base salary increases of 0% in FY-10, 2% in FY-11 and 2.75% in FY-12.




RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MINUTES OF THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting April 14, 2009

The Grandview Heights City School Board met in regular session pursuant to the rules section 3313.15 of the Ohio Revised Code at the John Glenn Community Center with Ms. Lithgow in the Chair. Addendum items to these minutes are contained herein and are a part of these minutes. The agenda prepared for this meeting immediately follows these minutes. The Board of Education endeavors to prepare audio tape recordings of its regular meetings. The tape recording of this meeting is on file at the Office of the Board of Education.
Call to Order (I): President Lithgow called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Roll Call (II): The following persons were present: Members Present: Kathy Lithgow, President Gary Heydinger, Member Anita Keller, Member John Kessler, Member Joanne Peters, Member (5)
Others Present: Edward O’Reilly, Superintendent of Schools Bob Baeslack, Middle School Principal Kathy Binau, Director of Pupil Services Brian Bowser, Stevenson Elementary Principal Cathryn Chellis, District Technology Director Ray DeGraw, Visitor Grant Douglass, Parent Susan Douglass, Parent Carol Hamilton, Food Service Director Steve Hedge, High School Teacher Jeff Lamb, Director of District Services Katie Maxfield, Director of Curriculum Tammy McCune, Assistant Treasurer Courtney Price, Child Care Director Kevin Richards, High School Teacher Jesse Truett, High School Principal Alan Froman, Grandview ThisWeek Greg Jones, Tri-Village News David Knisley, Treasurer

Pledge of Allegiance and Silent Meditation (III): President Lithgow led the Pledge of Allegiance and silent meditation.
Recognition of Academic Achievement and Outstanding Contributions(IV-A): There was no recognition of academic achievement and outstanding contributions to be presented at this time.

Recognition of Guests and Hearing of Public (IV-B): President Lithgow asked if anyone wished to address the Board at this time. There was no one.

Minutes (V): President Lithgow asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions to the minutes of the previous meetings. There were none.
MOTION 09-039: Dr. Heydinger moved to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2009, regular meeting as presented by the treasurer.
Mrs. Keller seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Lithgow, yes; Peters, yes; Heydinger, yes; Keller, yes; Kessler, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried.

Treasurer's Report (VI-A): Mr. Knisley reviewed the following financial information at this time.
MOTION 09-040: Ms. Peters moved to approve the following financial items.
1. February and March financial reports at they are contained as addendum items to these minutes.
2. Payment of February and March bills. (Motion 09-004 authorized the payment of all bills as they are due).
3. Investments for the month of February and March, 2009. (Motion 09-004 authorized the investment of funds).
4. Appropriation modifications dated February 28, 2009, and March 31, 2009, as they appear on the addendum items to these minutes.
Mr. Kessler seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Peters, yes; Heydinger, yes; Keller, yes; Kessler, yes; Lithgow, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried.

Board Reports (VI-B):
Joanne Peters – Legislative Liaison: Ms. Peters reported that on April 3, there was a Legislative Committee Meeting. Jim Hughes and Ted Celeste discussed the governor’s funding proposal for education and the state budget development. Mr. O’Reilly gave the legislators a list of eight points to consider.
Anita Keller - Student Achievement Liaison: No report was presented at this time.
Child Care Report (VI-C): Mrs. Price provided information to the Board.
Food Service Report (VI-E): Mrs. Hamilton fielded questions from members of the Board.
Technology Report (VI-F): Ms. Chellis reported on the District’s conversion to DASL student services software. It is a web based program.
Buildings and Grounds (VI-D): Mr. Lamb reported on the following item.
1. Security Update: Mr. Lamb reported that the High School gymnasium lighting upgrade was finished during spring break. New aluminum bleachers have been installed at the baseball field.
Both of these were Jarod’s Law unfunded mandate projects.
Curriculum Report (VI-G): Ms. Maxfield fielded questions from members of the Board.

Superintendent's Report (VI-H): The superintendent reported on the following item.
1. Presentation by Mayor Ray DeGraw: Grandview Heights Mayor Ray DeGraw reported to the Board that the City Council and the Mayor’s office continues to review the financial implication of the Grandview Yard. This is the Nationwide Realty Investment development project on the site of the former Big Bear Warehouses. Mr. DeGraw provided printed information that is contained as and addendum item to the agenda. The TIF is for 100% for 30 years with the School District to receive 10% of the TIF fund proceeds. The development agreement is now with city council. Mr. DeGraw fielded questions from member of the Board.
2. Cooperative Agreement with the University of Findlay: Jesse Truett provided information to the Board regarding a program with the University of Findlay whereby Grandview High School students enrolled in our advanced math or science (calculus and advanced chemistry) could receive college credit. Mr. O’Reilly said that we continue to research dual enrollment options. Mr. Truett fielded questions from members of the Board.
Recommendations from the Superintendent for action by the Board of Education (VII):
Curriculum & Instruction (VII-A): There were four items of curriculum and instruction to be considered at this time.
MOTION 09-041: Mrs. Keller moved to approve the following items of curriculum and instruction.
1. Independent Study: Approve the following students for independent study for the 2008-2009 school year:
a. Russ Cheney FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
b. Maggie Clemens FIRST Team .5 credit Greg Wieland
c. Jonathan Davis FIRST Team .5 credit Greg Wieland
d. Chase Douglas FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
e. Spencer Dunaway FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
f. Kyle Ellis FIRST Team .5 credit Greg Wieland
g. Sarah Gleeson FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
h. Rachel Lewis FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
i. Leila Manirochana FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
j. John Menke FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
k. Chris Metzler FIRST Team .5 credit Greg Wieland
l. Alex Meyer FIRST Team .5 credit Greg Wieland
m. Bryan Riggs FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
n. Gen Ritz FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
o. Bryn Woodhouse FIRST Team 1 credit Greg Wieland
2. Field Trip: Approve a field trip for the senior class to Cedar Point. Approximately 75 students will be traveling by bus and accompanied by Kevin Richards and high school staff members. The trip is scheduled for May 17 through May 18, 2009 and the approximate cost per student is $60.00.
3. Metro School: Approve the continuation of programming with the Metro School for those students currently enrolled in the program. In addition, permit additional student participation with the Metro School. The district contribution will be capped at $1,500.00 per student.
4. 2009 Summer School: Approve a summer cooperative program for high school credit recovery with Rockbridge Academy and approve the following summer school positions, to be filled on an as needed basis:
a. Third grade Reading instructor (1)
b. Life Skills instructor (2)
c. Life Skills aide (1)
d. EIMS Intervention teacher (1)
e. HS Physical Education (1)
Ms. Peters seconded the motion.
On roll call, the members voted as follows: Heydinger, yes; Keller, yes; Kessler, yes; Lithgow, yes; Peters, yes 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried.
Mr. O’Reilly fielded questions from members of the Board. He provided a brief history of the Grandview Heights School District with the Metro School.

Executive Session (IX): The Board considered entering into executive session at this time.
MOTION 09-042: Dr. Heydinger moved to enter into executive session at this time to discuss negotiations and the employment of a public official.
Mrs. Keller seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Keller, yes; Kessler, yes; Lithgow, yes; Peters, yes; Heydinger, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried and the meeting entered into executive session at 8:06 p.m.

At this time, members of the Board, the superintendent, treasurer and assistant treasurer met in executive session in the middle school principal’s conference room. Negotiations with the GHEA were discussed. Members of the Board and the superintendent also discussed the employment of a public employee.
The Board resumed regular session at 8:45 p.m.

Board Policy and Procedure (VII-B): There were one item of board policy and procedure to be discussed at this time.
The superintendent recommended the approval of one item of board policy and procedure at this time.
MOTION 09-043: Mrs. Keller moved to approve the following item of board policy and procedure.
1. G.H.E.A. Settlement Agreement: Approve the 3-year Settlement Agreement with the Grandview Heights Education Association, as presented by the negotiating team including compensation and benefits for the 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years.
Dr. Heydinger seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Kessler, yes; Lithgow, yes; Peters, yes; Heydinger, yes; Keller, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried.
The Settlement Agreement includes base salary increases of 0% in FY-10, 2% in FY-11 and 2.75% in FY-12.
Steve Hedge thanked the Board and their team for conducting a positive negotiating process. He said it was a great opportunity to exchange ideas. President Lithgow also thanked the GHEA and their team for making the negotiating sessions positive experiences. She highlighted the changes that are being proposed in the new agreement.
Mr. O’Reilly also commended the teachers association for the tone of the negotiations.

Business and Finance (VII-C): There were six items of business and finance to be discussed at this time.
MOTION 09-044: Ms. Peters moved to approve the following items of business and finance.
1. Disposal of Equipment/Furniture: Approve the disposal of the items listed below:
As it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes.
2. 2009-2010 Stevenson Elementary School Supplies: Approve the Stevenson Elementary School supplies for the 2009-2010 school year, as it is contained as an addendum to these minutes.
3. 2009-2010 Middle School Workbook and Lab Fees: Approve the Grandview Heights Middle School workbook and lab fees for the 2009-2010 school year as it is contained as
an addendum item to these minutes.
4. School Personnel Work Calendars: Adopt the 2009-2010 School Personnel Work Calendars as the are contained as addendum items to these minutes.
5. Donations: Accept the following donations:
a. Legg and Davis donated $3,000.00 in cement work the high school baseball bleachers.
b. Loeb Electric donated $1,070.00 for bulbs required for the high school gym project.
6. Student Accident Insurance for the 2009-2010 School Year: Approve an agreement with N. Carol Insurance Agency for the district’s student accident insurance for the 2009-2010 school year.
Dr. Heydinger seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Lithgow, yes; Peters, yes; Heydinger, yes; Keller, yes; Kessler, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried.

Personnel (VII-E): The superintendent recommended the approval of nine items of personnel.
MOTION 09-045: Ms. Peters moved to approve the following items of personnel.
1. Retirement and Resignation: Accept the following retirements and resignations:
a. Susan Coffman, High School English, retirement effective at the end of the day June 30, 2009
b. Robert Caudy, High School Mathematics, resignation effective at the end of the day June 30, 2009
c. Patricia Weiland, Reading, retirement effective at the end of the day May 31, 2009
d. Valerie Acton, English 9, resignation effective at the end of the day June 30, 2009
2. Stipends: Approve the following stipends:
a. A $500.00 stipend for Naome Allison as advisor for the Middle School Drug Free
Youth Club (Youth to Youth) for the 2008-2009 school year. This stipend is paid from the C.O.R.E. Team certificated (general funds).
b. A stipend for Lin Bensen for $1,000.00 as Service Learning Advisor for the 2008-2009 school year. This stipend is paid from the Career and Technical Development Fund.
3. Supplemental Duty Contract: Approve the following supplemental duty contracts for the 2008- 2009 school year:
a. Scott Bauer, Track Asst. Coach HS, Class V-1-2, $2,205.12
b. Myra Berry, Softball JV Coach HS, Class V-1-3, $2,205.12
c. Matt Siegel, Tennis Boys JV Coach, Class VI-1-1, $1,470.08
d. Roberta Penn, 5th Grade Camp, Class X, $183.76
e. Barb McCauley, 5th Grade Camp, Class X, $183.76
f. Jeremy Rummer, 6th Grade Camp, Class IX, $275.64
4. Non-Renewal of Contract for 2009-2010 School Year: Approve the following non-renewal contract for the 2009-2010 school year, pending student enrollment:
a. Jean Balser, ESL Tutor
5. Resolution to Approve Reappointment of Certificated Staff for the 2009-2010 School Year:
Adopt the following resolution as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes: WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Superintendent of Schools that the staff appointments
be made as set forth in the appendix, and that contracts and salaries, set in accordance with salary schedules, be entered into with such staff members; and WHEREAS, these staff members have valid certificates on file or are subject to possession of valid certificates as required by Section 3319.12 of the Ohio Revised Code; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Grandview Heights City School District does hereby approve the staff appointments recommended by the Superintendent in the report “Recommendation of the Superintendent
that the following teachers be reappointed for the 2009-2010 school year”, effective date: August 1, 2009, and further authorizes that contracts, as specified, be entered into with such
staff members.
a. The following staff members are recommended for One-Year Limited Teacher Contracts:
1. Kathleen Gasaway Limited (2nd year)
2. Jo Ellen Lee Limited (2nd year)
3. Christopher Sauer Limited (2nd year)
4. RaeAnna Wieland Limited (2nd year) .50 FTE
5. Stacy Butrynski Limited (3rd year)
6. Melissa Miglesz Limited (3rd year)
7. Jason Peters Limited (3rd year)
8. Abigail Reed Limited (3rd year)
9. Jeremy Rummer Limited (3rd year)
10. Shellie Self Limited (3rd year) .50 FTE
b. The following staff members are recommended for Two-Year Limited Teacher Contracts:
1. Kelly Edgell Limited 2 (1st year)
2. Deborah Kaufman Limited 2 (1st year)
3. Paula Sarrey Limited 2 (1st year) .80 FTE
4. Leslie Ziss Limited 2 (1st year) .50 FTE
c. The following staff members are recommended for Three-Year Limited Teacher Contracts:
1. Rob Ballinger Limited 3 (1st year)
2. Kristi Jump Limited 3 (1st year)
3. Katherine Kelsey Limited 3 (1st year)
4. Molly McCann Limited 3 (1st year)
d. The following staff members are recommended for Continuing Contracts:
1. Cristy Graves Continuing
2. Linda Teach Continuing
6. One-Year Limited Contracts: Approve the following one-year limited contracts for the 2009- 2010 school year:
a. Joseph Connors, Class VI, Step 10, 1.00 FTE
b. Carolyn Little, Class I, Step 10, .60 FTE
c. Jill McNaughton, Class IV, Step 10, 1.00 FTE
7. Tutor Contracts for the 2009-2010 School Year: Approve tutor contracts for the following for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Kristi Urig, SLD Tutor, 6.5 hours/day, Class IV, Step 6
b. Leslie Ziss, SLD Tutor, 3 hours/day, Class IV, Step 8
8. Classified Job Description: Approve the Custodian Classified Job Description as contained as an addendum item to these minutes.
9. Child Care Program: Approve the following for the Child Care Program:
a. Theresa Bandy, Recreation Leader, resignation effective at the end of the day April 3, 2009.
b. Theresa Bandy, employ as a substitute Recreation Leader, effective April 6, 2009.
c. Shana Kmetz, employ as a substitute Recreation Leader, effective April 6, 2009.
Dr. Heydinger seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Peters, yes; Heydinger, yes; Keller, yes; Kessler, yes; Lithgow, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried.

Co/curricular Activities (VII-F): There were no items of co/curricular activity to be considered at this time.
Other Business (VII-G): There was one item of other business to be considered at this time.
Mr. O’Reilly noted the first draft of the Board Policy as prepared by OSBA. Additional review will be considered in May and a recommendation for approval will be made in June.
Items for Discussion (IX): There were no items for discussion to be considered at this time.

Executive Session (IX): The Board considered entering into executive session at this time.
MOTION 09-046: Dr. Heydinger moved to enter into executive session at this time to discuss negotiations with GHESSA and to discuss the employment of two public employees.
Mr. Kessler seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Heydinger, yes; Keller, yes; Kessler, yes; Lithgow, yes; Peters, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried and the meeting entered into executive session at 9:12 p.m.
At this time, members of the Board, superintendent, treasurer and assistant met in the middle school principal’s conference room to conduct the executive session. The employment of two public employees was discussed at this time. The Board and superintendent also briefly discussed negotiations with the GHESSA.
The meeting resumed regular session at 10:08 p.m.

Adjournment (X) President Lithgow called for a motion to adjourn.
MOTION 09-047: Mr. Kessler moved to adjourn.
Dr. Heydinger seconded the motion. On roll call, the members voted as follows: Keller, yes; Kessler, yes; Lithgow, yes; Peters, yes; Heydinger, yes. 5 yes.
The president declared the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 10:09 p.m.

 
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