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School Board Meeting May 12, 2009
Posted on Thursday, June 25 @ 16:48:50 EDT by Admin

Board meeting notes, etc.

Important content:

Mr. O’Reilly highlighted portions of Sub. House Bill 1 which is the proposed 2009-11 state budget. The Grandview Heights School District is expected to continue to receive its $1.5 million from the school foundation program in addition to any federal stimulus funds. The Education Challenge Factor (ECF) for Grandview will be 0.88. The school foundation for Grandview is expected to be reduced by 2% in the second year of the biennium.



RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MINUTES OF THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting May 12, 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 7:00 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 Malcolm Baroway, Visitor Kathy Binau, Director of Pupil Services Brian Bowser, Stevenson Elementary Principal Cathryn Chellis, District Technology Director Greta Gardner, Visitor Carol Hamilton, Food Service Director Steve Hedge, High School Teacher Jeff Lamb, Director of District Services Rick Mathes, Parent Katie Maxfield, Director of Curriculum Tammy McCune, Assistant Treasurer Courtney Price, Child Care Director Jesse Truett, High School Principal Alan Froman, Grandview ThisWeek Greg Jones, Tri-Village News David Knisley, Treasurer

Executive Session (IX): The Board considered entering into executive session at this time.
MOTION 09-048: Ms. Lithgow moved to enter into executive session at this time to discuss the employment of one public employee.
Mrs. Keller 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 and the meeting entered into executive session at 7:01 p.m.
At this time, members of the Board, superintendent, treasurer, assistant treasurer and two parents met in the middle school principal’s conference room to conduct the executive session. The employment of one public employee was discussed at this time.
The meeting resumed regular session at 7:34 p.m. in the John Glenn Community Center.

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): The following recognition of academic achievement and outstanding contributions was recognized at this time.
1. National Merit Finalists are Susannah Engdahl, Sarah Gleeson, Christopher Metzler, and Bryn Woodhouse. The all received scholarships through businesses or universities because of
their standing. Jesse Truett introduced the four National Merit Finalists. All are receiving scholarships due to their high standing. The four students addressed the Board by describing their plans for their academic futures and their activities while attending school in Grandview

Recognition of Guests and Hearing of Public (IV-B): President Lithgow asked if anyone wished to address the Board at this time.
1. Rick Mathes said that we are losing one of our faculty who had an excellent relationship in school with his Freshman son.

Minutes (V): President Lithgow asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions to the minutes of the previous meetings. There were none.
MOTION 09-049: Mrs. Keller moved to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2009, regular meeting as presented by the treasurer.
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.
Treasurer's Report (VI-A): Mr. Knisley reviewed the following financial information at this time.
MOTION 09-050: Dr. Heydinger moved to approve the following financial items.
1. April financial reports at they are contained as addendum items to these minutes.
2. Payment of April bills. (Motion 09-004 authorized the payment of all bills as they are due).
3. Investments for the month of April, 2009. (Motion 09-004 authorized the investment of funds).
4. Appropriation modifications dated April 30, 2009, as they appear on the addendum items to these minutes.
Ms. Peters 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.

Board Reports (VI-B):
Joanne Peters – Legislative Liaison: Ms. Peters reported that on June 5, on the last day of school will be the next legislative committee meeting.
Anita Keller - Student Achievement Liaison: No report was presented at this time.
Child Care Report (VI-C): Mrs. Price reported on discussions she has had with parents to build interest in the program.
Buildings and Grounds Report VI-D): Mr. Lamb reported that Middle School and High School inspections are in process for Jarod’s Law purposes.
Food Service Report (VI-E): No additional information was presented.
Technology Report (VI-F): No additional information was presented.
Curriculum Report (VI-G): Summer Academy information has been distributed to teachers. Efforts are being made to continue to identify important content to include in school and how to assess leaning. High Schools That Work grant is in place to assist the High School with this process this summer.

Superintendent's Report (VI-H): The superintendent reported on the following item.
1. Board Policy update: Greta Gardner from OSBA described the policy development process followed by the District during the past several months to convert from NEOLA to OSBA. Ultimately there will be a table of contents only containing policies included by this Board and an index. Ms. Gardner fielded questions from members of the Board. The new policy will be electronic and searchable. Mr. O’Reilly reviewed some individual policies at this time. The development process will continue.
2. Latest state budget information: Mr. O’Reilly highlighted portions of Sub. House Bill 1 which is the proposed 2009-11 state budget. The Grandview Heights School District is expected to continue to receive its $1.5 million from the school foundation program in addition to any federal stimulus funds. The Education Challenge Factor (ECF) for Grandview will be 0.88. The school foundation for Grandview is expected to be reduced by 2% in the second year of the biennium. Mr. O’Reilly 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 09-051: Dr. Heydinger 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. Haden DeRoberts Service Learning Lin Bensen
2. Roster of Candidates for Graduation: In accordance with section 3313.61 of Ohio Revised Code, that the Board of Education approve the 98 candidates for graduation as listed as an addendum item to these minutes, pending final approval of the high school principal.
3. Field Trip: Approve an Academic Contest trip for the Power of the Pen students. Two students will be traveling by car with Ms. Diane Powell, advisor, to Wooster for the State Competition from Thursday, May 21 to Friday, May 22, 2009. The cost per student is $30.00.
4. Field Trip: Approve a trip to Spain for 12 high school Spanish students. They will be traveling to Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona with travel arrangements through NETC Educational Travel. Dates of trip are from March 24 through April 2, 2010. Mrs. Mendoza and one other chaperone will accompany the students. The cost per student is $3,200.00.
Mrs. Keller 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 Policy and Procedure (VII-B): There was one item of board policy and procedure to be discussed at this time.
1. Policy Review: Review the new Board Policy manual for adoption at the June meeting: Policy was reviewed earlier in the meeting.

Business and Finance (VII-C): There were three items of business and finance to be discussed at this time.
MOTION 09-052: Ms. Peters moved to approve the following items of business and finance.
1. Debt Service Transfer: Approve the following fund transfers to facilitate debt service obligations:
a. $2,939.88 from General Fund to B. R. Fund – Turf Notes
b. $8,787.50 from Permanent Improvement Fund to B. R. Fund – P. I. Notes
2. Liability Insurance: Approve the continued purchase of liability insurance $2,000,000/$4,000.000 with a $2,500 deductible) from Ohio School Plan through the Hylant Administrative Services (OSBA Program) at an annual premium of $6,778.00 effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.
3. Grandview Heights Public Library Trustee Appointment: Approve the reappointment of John Evans to another seven (7) year term on the Library Board of Trustees.
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.

Personnel (VII-E): The superintendent recommended the approval of ten items of personnel.
MOTION 09-053: Mrs. Keller moved to approve the following items of personnel.
1. Family and Medical Leave Act: Approve 6 weeks of unpaid FMLA leave beginning March 30 through May 18, 2009 for Leslie Ziss.
2. High School Summer Instruction: Employ the following instructor for 2009 summer physical education.
a. John Nye, Physical Education, $36.89 per hour – 60 contact hours, plus planning time
3. Supplemental Duty Contract: Approve the following supplemental duty contract for the 2008-2009 school year:
a. Greg Wieland, Fifth Grade Camp, Class X, $183.76
4. Extended School Year Instructor Positions: Approve to post and fill ESY Instructor positions as they are recommended at IEP meetings throughout the month of May 2009. Salary will be according to the summer salary schedule. Instruction through private agencies for specialized services will be paid as contracted.
5. Extended Time Supplemental Duty Contracts: Approve the following extended time contracts for the 2009-2010 school year for the teachers listed below. Teachers will be requested to submit a work calendar for their extended time to the treasurer.
a. Joseph Connors, Guidance/10 days, $3,476.50
b. Douglas Eckert, Guidance/3 days, $1,430.34
c. Alice Straub, Guidance/3 days, $1,340.94
d. Anthony Thivener, GWP/5 days, $2,334.25
e. Linda Jokiniemi, Nurse/3 days, $1,191.96
f. Linda Bensen, Family and Consumer Science/5 days, $2,383.90
g. Deborah Farynowski, Library/5 days, $2,284.60
h. New HS Media Specialist/5 days,
i. Pam Patterson, Technology K-4/15 days, $7,002.75
j. Marc Alter, Technology 5-8/15 days, $6,108.75
k. Denise Lutz, Technology 9-12/15 days, $6,555.75
l. Eric Pickering, Psychologist, 10 days, $3,575.90
m. Abigail Reed, Psychologist, 20 days, $5,562.40
n. Jill McNaughton, Guidance/10 days, $3,575.90
6. Classified Staff Appointments for the 2009-2010 School Year: Approve the classified staff appointments and appropriated pay steps for the 2009-2010 school year as indicated below:
Hrs. Per Hourly Name Position Step Day Rate
Sue Greenlee Account Clerk 18 7.5 $23.14
Sandra Kipp BOE Executive Secretary 32 7.5 $23.62
Karl Beem Cook 3 2 $12.44
Nancy Fuller Cook 13 6 $14.73
Karen Groh Cook 2 2 $12.23
Mary Marchand Cook 3 4 $12.44
Jacqueline Ross Cook 13 3 $14.73
James Ruthers Cook 2 6 $12.23
Christine Wakefield Cook 4 6 $12.65
Jimmie Bell Custodian 27 8 $20.15
Matthew Coy Custodian 6 8 $15.92
Kenneth Dawson Custodian 4 8 $15.39
Christopher Fanroy Custodian 4 8 $15.39
Jose Guerrero Custodian 12 8 $17.61
Mark McKnight Custodian 5 8 $15.65 Roger Reisinger Jr., Custodian 5 8 $15.65
Roger Schuler Custodian 29 8 $20.50
Terry Arbogast Groundskeeper 7 8 $18.55
Thomas Tyne Groundskeeper 12 8 $20.19
Wilgus Biagini Maintainer 33 8 $27.75
Terry Burns Maintainer 12 8 $23.85
Shelley Ausham Secretary 6 7.5 $17.42
Mary Lue Bauer Secretary 8 7.5 $18.02
Teresa Clayton Secretary 6 4 $17.42
Elizabeth Elder Secretary 20 6 $21.32
Judy Hauenstein Secretary 26 7.5 $21.69
Emily Klingensmith Secretary 31 7.5 $22.43
Carla Lane Secretary 14 7.5 $19.93
Teresa Rill Secretary 12 7.5 $19.27
Ila Walton Secretary 26 7.5 $21.69
Cynthia Adkins Teacher Assistant 26 6 $19.38
Linda Clossman Teacher Assistant 9 7 $16.38
Jennifer Dexter Teacher Assistant 8 4 $16.10
Kathy Grinstead Teacher Assistant 14 5.5 $17.82
Wanda Herl Teacher Assistant 20 4 $19.06
Beverly Kaufman Teacher Assistant 9 6.5 $16.38
Rebecca Krouse Teacher Assistant 15 6 $18.12
Deborah Liddle Teacher Assistant 12 4 $17.23
Doris Mattiaccy Teacher Assistant 16 7 $18.43
Diane Mountz Teacher Assistant 16 6 $18.43
Susan Noll Teacher Assistant 9 5.5 $16.38
Carrie O’Mara Teacher Assistant 17 5.25 $18.74
John Wynkoop IV Teacher Assistant 8 6.5 $16.10 Lisa Zag Teacher Assistant 16 6 $18.43
Emanuel Maniatis Technology Assistant 11 8 $23.45
7. Substitute Employee: Approve the following substitute for the 2008-2009 school year:
a. Martina Pichardo, Custodian effective July 1, 2008
8. Child Care Program Employees: Approve the following employees for the Child Care Program for the 2009-2010 school year as Team Leaders, effective August 20th, 2009:
a. Sherri Derby, 5.5 hours/day, Step 14
b. Trisha Gibson, 1.5 hours/day, Step 10
c. Amy Kooyenga, 4 hours/day, Step 4
d. Maria McCallister, 4 hours/day, Step 4
e. Kelly Miller, 5.5 hours/day, Step 12
f. Virginia Ponzani, 4 hours/day, Step 5
g. Laura Harkleroad, 8 hours/day, Step 8
Approve the following employees for the Child Care Program for the 2009-2010 school year as Recreation Leaders, effective August 20th, 2009:
a. Edilia Falasca, 4 hours/day, Step 9
b. Kelly Burt, 4 hours/day, Step 2
c. Barbara Scott, 4 hours/day, Step 14
d. Peggy Swope, 4 hours/day, Step 2
Approve the following employees for the Child Care Program for the 2009-2010 school year as Substitutes, effective August 20th, 2009:
a. Shawn Gibson
b. Janet Gross
c. Constance Carter
d. Theresa Bandy
e. Kathleen Rill
f. Jennifer Rill
g, Shelly Bloom
h. Stacey Brunst
9. Child Care Program Summer 2009: Approve the following employees for the Summer Child Care 2009 as Team Leaders, 8 hours per day, effective May 5, 2009:
a. Sherri Derby, Step 13
b. Laura Harkleroad, Step 7
c. Kelly Miller, Step 11
d. Amy Kooyenga, Step 3
e. Kelly Burt, Step 1
f. Kathleen Rill, Step 1
g. Brittny Parsons, Step 1
h. Shana Kmetz, Step 1
i. Maria McCallister, Step 3
Approve the following employees for the Summer Child Care 2009 as Recreation Leaders, effective May 5, 2009:
a. Jennifer Rill, 8 hours, 2 days a week, Step 2
b. Peggy Swope, 5 hours, 5 days a week, Step 1
c. Stacey Brunst, 5 hours, 5 days a week, Step 1
d. Danielle Waldo, 5 hours, 5 days a week, Step 1
e. Edilia Falasca, 8 hours, 2 days a week, Step 8
f. Barbara Scott, 8 hours, 2 days a week, Step 13
g. Virginia Ponzani, 8 hours, 2 days a week, Step 4
h. Joshua Amstutz, 5 hours, 5 days a week, Step 1
Approve the following employees for Summer 2009 Child Care Program as substitutes, effective May 5, 2009:
a. Shelly Bloom
b. Constance Carter
c. Theresa Bandy
d. Beth Wood
e. Janet Gross
10. Change in Employment Status: Approve the following change in employment status for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Shellie Self, from .50 FTE to 1.00 FTE, effective August 24, 2009
Ms. Peters 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.

Co/curricular Activities (VII-F): There was one item of co/curricular activity to be considered at this time.
MOTION 09-054: Dr. Heydinger moved to approve the following item of cocurricular and extra curricular activities.
1. Resolution for OHSAA Membership for 2009-2010 School Year: Approve the following resolution:
WHEREAS, Grandview Heights City Schools of 1587 W. Third Ave., Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio has satisfied all the requirements for membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association, a voluntary not for profit association; and WHEREAS, the Board of Education and its Administration desire for the schools with one or more grades at the 7-12 grade level under their jurisdiction to be voluntary members of the OHSAA; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education/Governing Board that all schools listed on the reverse side of this card shall be members of the OHSAA and that the Constitution, Bylaws and Sports Regulations of the OHSAA shall be approved and adopted by this Board of Education for its own minimum student eligibility standards. The Board of Education reserves the right to raise the eligibility standards as the Board deems appropriate; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the schools under this Board's jurisdiction agree to conduct their athletic programs in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws, Regulations, Interpretations and decisions of the OHSAA. Furthermore, the schools under this Board's jurisdiction agree to be primary enforcers of the Constitution, Bylaws and Sports Regulations and their interpretations.
Mr. Kessler 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.

Other Business (VII-G): There were no items of other business to be considered at this time.
Items for Discussion (IX): The following item for discussion was considered at this time.
A. Grandview Yard – President Lithgow and Mr. O’Reilly will meet with counsel tomorrow to discuss the Grandview Yard. Progress is slow.
Executive Session (IX): The Board did not consider entering into executive session at this time.
Adjournment (X) President Lithgow called for a motion to adjourn.
MOTION 09-055: Dr. Heydinger moved to adjourn.
Mr. Kessler 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 and the meeting adjourned at 8:46 p.m.


 
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