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School Board Meeting September 10, 2009
Posted on Thursday, October 15 @ 22:37:21 EDT by Admin

Board meeting notes, etc.

Important content:

The District achieved the rating of “Excellent with Distinction” meeting 30 out of 30 indicators with a performance index of 104.7.

Home Schooled Students: Mr. O’Reilly presented issues to be decided regarding home schooled students. The issues are 1) Access to course offerings. 2) Access to extracurricular activities. 3) Access to co-curricular activities. He said that no home schooled students are currently requesting access to any of these items. Comments from board members. The matter will be considered further at the next meeting.

Not posted – Sept. 30 special board meeting notes.



RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MINUTES OF THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting September 10, 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. The date of this regular meeting has been changed with due notice being given to the members of the Board and to the media.
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 Carol Hamilton, Food Service Director Jeff Lamb, Director of Services/Facilities Pam Patterson, Teacher Courtney Price, Child Care Director Tammy Rizzo, Assistant Treasurer Richelle Thoburn, Visitor Jesse Truett, High School Principal 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):
1. Greg Wieland, 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year: Mr. Truett introduced Mr. Wieland and described his influence on students and involvement with the school. Mr. O’Reilly presented the award.
2. Carla Lane, 2009-2010 Win-Win Employee of the Year: Mrs. Binau introduced Ms. Lane and described the responsibilities she has and the initiative that she takes. Mr. O’Reilly presented the
award.

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): Ms. Lithgow asked if there were any corrections, additions, or deletions to the minutes of the previous meeting. There were none.
MOTION 09-090: Ms. Peters moved to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2009, regular meeting as presented by the treasurer.
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.

Treasurer's Report (VI-A): Mr. Knisley reviewed the following financial information at this time.
MOTION 09-091: Ms. Peters moved to approve the following financial items.
1. August financial reports as they are contained as addendum items to these minutes.
2. Payment of August bills. (Motion 09-004 authorized the payment of all bills as they are due).
3. Investments for the month of August, 2009. (Motion 09-004 authorized the investment of funds).
Dr. Heydinger 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 Reports (VI-B):
Joanne Peters – Legislative Liaison: Friday, October 2 at 7:30 a.m. in the Board conference room is the next scheduled committee meeting.
Anita Keller - Student Achievement Liaison: No report was presented at this time.
Child Care Report (VI-C): Mrs. Price noted activities going on in the child care program.

Buildings and Grounds Report VI-D): Mr. Lamb noted two roof repairs at the high school and sidewalk repairs at Stevenson. Mr. O’Reilly reported that the ODE has approved the use of ARRA funds to build a pre-school room at Stevenson Elementary School. More work will be done to determine if the project may move forward. Mr. Kessler asked about noise generated by air conditioning units at the middle school. Mr. O’Reilly said that project will have priority if a HB264 project is implemented in the near future.
Food Service Report (VI-E): Mrs. Hamilton reported the need to replace a freezer at the middle school.
Technology Report (VI-F): No additional information was presented beyond her written report to the Board. Ms. Chellis fielded questions from members of the Board.
Curriculum Report (VI-G): Mr. O’Reilly reported on professional development activities conducted during the summer.

Superintendent's Report (VI-H): The superintendent reported on the following items.
1. State Report Card: Mr. O’Reilly passed out copies of the School District’s report card for the 2008-2009 school year as prepared by the Ohio Department of Education. He highlighted many
areas of achievement and areas that could use particular improvement. The District achieved the rating of “Excellent with Distinction” meeting 30 out of 30 indicators with a performance index of 104.7. The report card is contained as an addendum item to the agenda.
2. Home Schooled Students: Mr. O’Reilly presented issues to be decided regarding home schooled students. He provided written information that is contained as and addendum item to the agenda
to this meeting. The issues are 1) Access to course offerings. 2) Access to extracurricular activities. 3) Access to co-curricular activities. He said that no home schooled students are currently requesting access to any of these items. Mr. O’Reilly said these issues would need to be determined as the Board approves its policies during the new few months. Mr. O’Reilly fielded questions from members of the Board.
Dr. Heydinger said he is in favor of providing certain access to home schooled students. Ms. Peters noted that the proposed OSBA Policy says that home schooled students must attend a limited amount of time during the school day in order to have access to offerings or activities. Ms. Peters said she is in favor of providing certain access to home schooled students.
The matter will be considered further at the next meeting.

Recommendations from the Superintendent for action by the Board of Education (VII):
Curriculum & Instruction (VII-A): There were two items of curriculum and instruction to be considered at this time.
MOTION 09-092: Ms. Peters moved to approve the following items of curriculum and instruction.
1. Independent Study Request: Approve the following requests for an independent study program at the high school for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Jordan Brazee English 10 Tony Thivener
b. Jana Douglass Art Katherine Kelsey
c. Megan Daugherty English 10 Tony Thivener
d. Katie Gibbons Advanced Photography Katherine Kelsey
e. Henry Hanson English 10 Tony Thivener
f. Tamiko Hess Advanced Chemistry Jo Ellen Lee
g. Jacob Kemmerling English 10 Tony Thivener
h. Hallie Kerr Spanish III Carmen Mendoza
i. Matt Larkins Government Tony Thivener
j. Christian Lemaster Advanced Wood Brad Gintert
k. Bruno Patterson Social Skills Christine Sidon
l. Casey Sedoris Physical Education Andy DiSabato
m. Drake Trares Art I Katherine Kelsey
n. Elaina Vimmerstedt Spanish III Carmen Mendoza
o. Michael Willie English 10 Tony Thivener
p. Robert Faris Advanced Chemistry Jo Ellen Lee (University of Findlay)

2. Stevenson Elementary Grade Card: Approve the Stevenson Elementary grade card as presented by the Superintendent.
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.

Board Policy and Procedure (VII-B): There were no items of board policy and procedure to be discussed at this time.
Business and Finance (VII-C): There were seven items of business and finance to be discussed at this time.

MOTION 09-093: Mrs. Keller moved to approve the following items of business and finance.
1. Petty Cash Funds for 2009-2010: Approve the Petty Cash Fund accounts as listed below:
Maximum Amount Check Amount
a. Teresa Clayton High School $400.00 $100.00
b. Judy Hauenstein Middle School $200.00 $ 50.00
c. Lue Bauer Stevenson Elem. $300.00 $100.00
d. Elizabeth Elder Athletic Dept. $300.00 $100.00
e. Sandra Kipp Board of Ed. $400.00 $100.00
f. Courtney Price Child Care $300.00 $100.00

2. Disposal of Equipment/Furniture: Approve disposal of the following: a. Library 5589 VCR broken No tag Overhead broken No tag B&W TV broken No tag DVD/VCR broken 5837 Alpha mart
broken No tag Alpha Smart broken 5034 Overhead broken No tag DVD/VCR broken 6110 Overhead broken 1622 Overhead broken 4530 Overhead broken 0702 Overhead broken 5568 verhead broken 5629 VCR broken 6111 VCR broken b. Stevenson 5658 Television broken

3. Tuition Students: Approve the following students to attend Grandview Heights City Schools for the 2009-2010 school year with paid tuition:
a. Jordan Abbruzzese High School, grade 11
b. Cory Hall Ventresca High School, grade 9
c. Thomas S. Wesney High School, grade 11

4. Legal Fees: Approve payment of $29,288.26 to Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP for Grandview Yard legal fees.

5. ESCCO Classroom Facilities Lease Agreement: Approve the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio Classroom Facilities Lease Agreement for the 2009-2010 school year, as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes.

6. FirstEnergy Solutions: Approve participation in the FirstEnergy Solutions electricity supply Agreement as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes. The SchoolPool Electric Program was established by the OSBA, OASBO and BASA to bring electricity savings and budget certainty to Ohio public schools.

7. Resolution to Issue Bonds: Adopt a resolution requesting authority to issue Qualified School Construction Bonds in the amount not to exceed $630,000.00.

Ms. Peters 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.

Mr. O’Reilly noted that the District is NOT currently issuing bonds. However, the Resolution to Issue Bonds would authorize the debt up to $630,000.00.

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 eight items of personnel.
MOTION 09-094: Dr. Heydinger moved to approve the following items of personnel.
1. Advancement on Teachers’ Salary Schedule: The following teachers, having completed the required course work; be granted advancement on the salary schedule for the 2009-2010 school
year:
a. Lori Downer, eligible for Class V, Step 15, $75,342.00
b. Kathleen Gasaway, eligible for Class V, Step 5, $51,453.00
c. Ann Getz, eligible for Class VI, Step 26, $86,367.00
d. Carmen Mendoza, eligible for Class VII, Step 13, $73,504.00
e. Diane Runyon, eligible for Class VII, Step 14, $75,342.00
f. Rachel Smith, eligible for Class III, Step 6, $42,705.99

2. Changes In Employment Status: Approve the following changes in employment status for the 2009-2010 school year:

a. Christopher Blados, from Class I Step 5 to Class IV Step 5 (transcripts received)
b. Carrie O’Mara, from 5.25 hours per day to 5.75 hours per day, effective September 2, 2009
c. Diane Mountz, from 6 hours per day to 6.5 hours per day, effective September 1, 2009 (moved to new position)
3. Classified Employee: Approve the following classified employee for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Jocelyn Curry, Instructional Assistant, Step 5, 2 hours per day, effective August 24, 2009
4. Supplemental Duty Contracts: Approve employment of the following persons on Supplemental Duty Contracts for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Jason Peters, Strength and Conditioning Coach – Summer 2010, Class V-2-9, $2,756.40
b. Kristi Jump, Student Council HS Advisor, Class IV-1-1, $1,286.32 (.50 FTE)
c. Rachel Smith, Student Council HS Advisor, Class IV-1-1, $1,286.32 (.50 FTE)
d. Stacy Butrynski, Mentor (Erin Engle), Class VIII-1-1, $735.04
e. Michael Mintos, Football MS Asst. Coach, Class IV-1-1, $1,697.94 (.66 FTE)
f. Andy DiSabato, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
g. Steve Hall, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
h. Kathy Kinnard, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
i. Barb McCauley, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
j. Steve Newton, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
k. Doug Page, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
l. Jason Peters, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
m. Jennifer Reed, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
n. Kevin Richards, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
o. Billie Sarich, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
p. Kathi Swary, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
q. Kie Watkins, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
r. RaeAnna Wieland, Site Supervisor, $20.00 per hour
s. Larry Larson, Outdoor Education Coordinator, Class IV-3-M, $4,042.72
t. Betsy Moutvic, Outdoor Education Asst. Coordinator, Class VII-3-M, $1,837.60
u. Betsy Moutvic, Art Club MS, Class VIII-3-M, $1,470.08
v. Naome Allison, Saturday School, $20.00 per hour
w. Vince DeTillio, Saturday School, $20.00 per hour
x. Ann Getz, Saturday School, $20.00 per hour
y. Diane Powell, Saturday School, $20.00 per hour
z. Cheri Brown, 6th Grade Camp, Class IX, $275.64
aa. Eileen Covell, 6th Grade Camp, Class IX, $275.64
bb. Vicki Dunlevy, 6th Grade Camp, Class IX, $275.64
cc. Lindsay Graves, 6th Grade Camp, Class IX, $275.64
dd. Steve Newton, 6th Grade Camp, Class IX, $275.64
ee. Roni Pettit, 6th Grade Camp, Class IX, $275.64
ff. Steve Newton, 5th Grade Camp, Class X, $183.76
gg. Angie Stewart, 5th Grade Camp, Class X, $183.76
hh. Jill Walker, 5th Grade Camp, Class X, $183.76

5. ESL Tutor: Approve the following, as an ESL tutor for the 2009-2010 school year, on an as needed basis:
a. Rachel Smith, Class III, Step 6, $30.83 per hour, effective August 26, 2009

6. Stipends: Approve the following stipends for the 2009 summer workshop training, $100.00 per day:
a. Joe Hecker
b. Kristi Jump
c. Kristi Urig

7. Substitute Employees: Approve the list of substitute teachers for the 2009-2010 school year, as it is contained as an addendum item to these minutes.
Approve the following list of classified substitutes for the 2009-2010 school year, effective August 25, 2009:
a. Roberta Eaton Instructional Assistant
b. Joann Frabott Food Service
c. MaryAnn Olvera Food Service
d. Corey Oswald Food Service (student)
e. Marie Salvatore Food Service

8. Child Care Program: Approve the following for the Child Care Program for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Shana Kmetz, Team Leader, Step 1, 4 hour per day effective August 21, 2009
b. Danielle Waldo, Recreation Leader, Step 1, 4 hours per day effective August 21, 2009
c. Tony Cleveland, Recreation Leader substitute, effective August 24, 2009
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.

Co/curricular Activities (VII-F): There was one item of co/curricular activity to be considered at this time.
MOTION 09-095: Mrs. Keller moved to approve the following item of co/curricular activity.
1. Extra-Curricular Volunteers: Approve the following as volunteers for the 2009-2010 school year:
a. Peter Case, Football High School
b. John D. Chaney II, Football High School
c. Edward Hine, Volleyball High School
d. Patrick Kane, Soccer Boys High School
e. Robert M. Maupin, Jr., Football High School
f. Thom Moore, Soccer Girls, High School
g. Kerry Thompson, Soccer Boys High School
h. Joseph Shalek, Football High School
i. Niclas Workman, Football High School

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.

Other Business (VII-G): There were no items of other business to be considered at this time.

Items for Discussion (VIII): The following items were discussed at this time.

A. Dr. Heydinger asked about the English course offerings in the high school. Mr. Truett described the classes that are offered.

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 09-096: Ms. Peters moved to adjourn. Dr. Heydinger 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 adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 
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