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School Board Meeting August 11, 2009
Posted on Thursday, October 15 @ 22:34:01 EDT by Admin

Board meeting notes, etc.

Important content:

Online coursework: Mr. Truett reported on the possibility of offering some online coursework as a one-year pilot program. This would be for extended coursework that is not already offered in the District in grades 6 through 12.

Code of Conduct: Amend the Grandview Heights City School District Activity Code of Conduct as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes.



RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MINUTES OF THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting August 11, 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 Jane Adkins, Instructional Assistant Bob Baeslack, Middle School Principal Kathy Binau, Director of Pupil Services Brian Bowser, Stevenson Elementary Principal Cathryn Chellis, District Technology Director Grant Douglass, Parent Thomas Hayes, Parent Steve Hedge, High School Teacher Jeff Lamb, Director of ervices/Facilities Kim Maupin, Parent Molly McCann, Stevenson Teacher Jennifer Palmer, Stevenson Teacher Courtney Price, Child Care Director Tammy Rizzo, Assistant Treasurer Steven Sauer, Visitor Melissa Barr Snider, Parent 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 Guests and Hearing of Public (IV-A): President Lithgow asked if anyone wished to address the Board at this time.
1. Jennifer Palmer, a new teacher at Stevenson Elementary School, was introduced at this time by Mr. Bowser.

Minutes (V): President Lithgow asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions to the minutes of the previous meeting. There were none.
MOTION 09-083: Ms. Peters moved to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2009, regular meeting, and the July 30, 2009, special 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 09-084: Dr. Heydinger moved to approve the following financial items.
1. July financial reports as they are contained as addendum items to these minutes.
2. Payment of July bills. (Motion 09-004 authorized the payment of all bills as they are due).
3. Investments for the month of July, 2009. (Motion 09-004 authorized the investment of funds).
Ms. Peters 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 the legislative committee has been discussing Senate Bill 6 that could negatively impact the District. They have also discussed the new biennial budget and other issues. The next meeting will be the first Friday in October.
Anita Keller - Student Achievement Liaison: No report was presented at this time.
Child Care Report (VI-C): Mrs. Price submitted a written report to the Board.
Buildings and Grounds Report VI-D): Mr. Lamb reported that Jarod’s Law was repealed as part of House Bill 1. the Health Department will now be required to do two annual inspections instead of a single inspection under Jarod’s Law. Additional lighting is being planned for Stevenson and the Edison/Middle School facilities.
Technology Report (VI-E): Ms. Chellis provided a written report to the Board. She also described some of the work preformed by Computer Site Columbus.
Curriculum Report (VI-F): Ms. Maxfield provided a written report to the Board and fielded questions from them.

Superintendent's Report (VI-G): The superintendent reported on the following item.
1. State Report Card: Some information is still on hold at the Ohio Department of Education. However, we know that the District met 30 out of 30 indicators. More will be known within the
next 2 weeks.
2. Online coursework: Mr. Truett reported on the possibility of offering some online coursework as a one-year pilot program. This would be for extended coursework that is not already offered in the District in grades 6 through 12. Mr. Truett fielded questions from members of the Board. Parent, Melissa Snider, provided information to the Board regarding her son’s positive experience
with online coursework.

3. Elementary Report Cards: Mr. Bowser and Ms. Maxfield reported on the process by which the District’s committee developed draft report cards for grades K-3. Molly McCann described work
that the teachers on the committee did over the past three years to revise the report cards. Parents also participated on the committee. Software underlying the report card will merge with report
cards used at the middle school and high school.

Recommendations from the Superintendent for action by the Board of Education (VII):

Curriculum & Instruction (VII-A): There was one item of curriculum and instruction to be considered at this time.
MOTION 09-085: Mrs. Keller moved to approve the following item of curriculum and instruction.

1. Online Coursework: Approve an agreement with Advanced Academics to offer on-line high school courses as a pilot project for the 2009-2010 school year. The total expenditures are not to exceed $6,000.00.
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.

Board Policy and Procedure (VII-B): There were two items of board policy and procedure to be discussed at this time.
MOTION 09-086: Dr. Heydinger moved to approve the following items of board policy and procedure.

1. SACC Parent Handbook: Adopt the School Age Child Care Parent Handbook for the 2009-2010 school year as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes.
2. Code of Conduct: Amend the Grandview Heights City School District Activity Code of Conduct as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes.
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.
Ms. Peters noted that parent notification regarding injury to the face or head might be a good addition to the Handbook. Mr. Kessler asked about the student discipline content of the proposed handbook. Mrs. Price responded to questions from members of the Board.
Mr. O’Reilly described the need to revise the District’s activity code of conduct. He said the revision is only expected to match the code with the Board’s intent at the time it was originally adopted

Parent, Kim Maupin, spoke to the Board in support of Mr. O’Reilly’s recommendation to revise the code.

Business and Finance (VII-C): There were seven items of business and finance to be discussed at this time.
MOTION 09-087: Ms. Peters moved to approve the following items of business and finance.
1. District Cashiers: Authorize the following personnel as District Cashiers for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Stevenson Elementary Lue Bauer, Secretary
b. Edison Intermediate
Shelley Ausham, Secretary
c. G.H. Middle School Judy Hauenstein, Secretary
d. G.H. High School Teresa Clayton, Secretary
e. Athletic Department Kathy Kinnard, Athletic Director
f. Athletic Department Elizabeth Elder, Secretary
g. Child Care Program Courtney Price, Director
h. Child Care Program Laura Keves, Team Leader
i. Food Service Carol Hamilton, Director
j. Food Service, TAE/MS Christine Wakefield, Cook
k. Food Service, TAE/MS Jacqueline Ross, Cook
l. Food Service, TAE/MS Karen Groh, Cook
m. Food Service, RLS Karl Beem, Cook
n. Food Service, RLS Nancy Fuller, Cook
o. Food Service, HS James Ruthers, Cook
p. Food Service, HS Jacqueline Ross, Cook
q. Board of Education Sandra Kipp, Secretary
r. Treasurer's Office Sue Greenlee, Accounts Payable

2. Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program: Approve our participation in the direct certification agreement with the State Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Human Services for students on free and reduced price lunches for the 2009-2010 school year
3. National School Lunch Program: Approve our participation in the National School Lunch Program for the 2009-2010 school year.
4. Disposal of Equipment/Furniture: Approve the disposal of the items listed below: a. Child Care 005794 Zenith TV broken

5. Gifts/Donations: Accept the following donations:
a. Magnavox TV and Magnavox VCR/DVD player, donated by Rick Schleich. The approximate value is $90.00.
b. Harvard Multi-Game Table and a variety of craft supplies, donated by Brenda Ross-Mathes. The approximate value is $200.00

6. Calamity Day Make-Ups: Approve the following five days be used a make-up days if the district or a building exceeds the state allotment of five calamity days during the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Saturday, March 6, 2010 Saturday, March 13, 2010 Saturday, April 10, 2010 Saturday, April 17, 2010

7. Certificate of Records Disposal: Approve the Certificate of Records Disposal as it is contained as an addendum item to the agenda.
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.

Buildings and grounds (VII-D): There were no items of buildings and grounds to be discussed at this time.
Personnel (VII-E): The superintendent recommended the approval of nine items of personnel.
MOTION 09-088: Dr. Heydinger moved to approve the following items of personnel.
1. Resignations: Approve the following resignations:
a. Virginia Ponzani, Child Care Program, effective at the end of the day August 20, 2009
b. Jennifer Rill, Child Care Program, effective at the end of the day July 21, 2009
c. Denise Lutz, technology, effective at the end of the day August 14, 2009
e. Denise Lutz, mentor, effective at the end of the day August 14, 2009
f. John Wynkoop IV, teacher assistant, effective at the end of the day August 21, 2009

2. Contract Adjustments: Approve the following correction for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Christopher Blados, kindergarten from .50 FTE to 1.00 FTE (Julie Bowen replacement)
b. Karla Fairbanks, Volleyball Head Coach, from Class II-1-4 to Class II-2- 5, $4,226.48 (previous experience verified)

3. Advancement on Teachers’ Salary Schedule: The following teachers, having completed the required course work; be granted advancement of the salary schedule for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Jill Walker, eligible for Class VII, Step 8, $62,478.00
4. One-Year Limited Contracts: Approve the following one-year limited contracts for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Alison Etter, intervention specialist, Class III Step 2, $21,132.50 (.50 FTE)
b. Jennifer Palmer, second grade, Class IV, Step 6, $53,290.00
5. Tutor Contract: Approve the following tutor contract for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Alison Etter, SLD Tutor, 3 hours/day, Class III Step 2, $27.77 per hour
6. Supplemental Duty Contracts: Approve the following supplemental duty contracts for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Kimberly Jump, Volleyball JV Coach – Fall, Class IV-2-7, $3,123.92
b. Ashley Bowman, Cheerleading MS Coach, Class VI-1-1, $1,470.08
c. Brian Thomas, Baseball Head Coach, Class II-2-7, $4,226.48
d. Chris Herring, Football MS Asst. Coach, Class IV-2-6, $2,093.03 (.67 FTE)
e. David Kaufman, Football MS Asst. Coach, Class IV-1-3, $1,723.67 (.67 FTE)
f. John Thistlethwaite, Football HS Asst. Coach, Class IV-2-7, $2,342.94 (.75 FTE)
g. Rick Haines, Football HS Asst. Coach, Class IV-1-3, $1,929.48 (.75 FTE)
h. Barbara McCauley, Mentor (Jennifer Palmer), Class VIII-1-1, $735.04
i. Cristy Graves, Mentor (Alison Etter), Class VIII-1-1, $735.04

7. Stipends: Approve the following stipends for staff training on August 12, 2009 (funded by Special Education grant monies):
a. Christine France
c. Naome Allison
d. Cristy Graves
e. Kate Kerr
f. Kathleen Swary
g. Stacy Butrynski
h. Karla Hayes
i. Carolyn Little
j. Kristi Urig
k. Susan Gafford
l. Deborah Kaufman
m. Christine Sidon
n. Connie Wirtz

8. Classified Employee: Approve employment of the following for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Frances Hochstedler, 6 hours per day, Stevenson Elementary teacher assistant, Step 6, $15.57, effective August 24, 2009
10. Child Care Substitutes: Approve the following Child Care substitute employees for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Virginia Ponzani, Recreation Leader substitute
b. Danielle Waldo, Recreation Leader substitute

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.

Co/curricular Activities (VII-F): There were no items of co/curricular activity to be considered at this time.
Other Business (VII-G): The following item of other business was considered at this time.
1. OSBA Annual Business Meeting: Select a delegate to attend OSBA Annual Meeting on November 8-11, 2009.
Delegate: Joanne Peters
Members of the Board selected Ms. Peters to serve as the delegate to attend the OSBA Annual Business Meeting on November 8-11, 2009.

Items for Discussion (VIII): The following items were discussed at this time.
A. Board Policy Review: The superintendent and members of the Board discussed sections F, I, K, and L of the proposed Board Policy prepared by OSBA. Final approval will be recommended at a
later date.
B. Members of the Board discussed breakfast to be served at the convocation meeting day.

C. Members of the Board discussed their attendance at back-to-school nights. One member will attend each night.

D. Members will place an ad in the Bobcat Boosters fall sports program.

Executive Session (X): The Board did not consider entering into executive session at this time.

Adjournment (X): President Lithgow called for a motion to adjourn.
MOTION 09-089: Ms. Peters moved to adjourn. 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 adjourned at 9:02 p.m.

 
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