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2019-01-07 - Board Minutes

The Fostoria Board of Education met for a regular meeting at 6:04 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6:04 p.m. at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School.

The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Thomas Guernsey with the following members present: Mr. P. Grine, Mr. T. Grine, Mrs. Kauffman, Ms. Stannard, and Dr. Guernsey.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF SILENCE

RECOGNITION OF SPECIAL GUESTS
a. Anthony Thompson for serving on the Vanguard-Sentinel Board

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS-none

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Sue E. Lehmann, Treasurer
Andrew R. Sprang, Superintendent

*At this time, members of the public wishing to leave may do so.

MOTION NO. 19-012 TREASURER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Ms. Stannard moved to approve the following Treasurer recommendations:

A. Approval of the minutes from the following Board of Education meetings:
(1) Work Session/Meeting – December 10, 2018
(2) Regular Meeting – December 17, 2018

B. Approval of the following Financial Statements for December 2018 as submitted:
(1) Cash Reconciliation
(2) FINSUM (Financial Summary)
(3) General Fund Report
(4) All Checks Report
(5) FY19 Amended Appropriations
(6) FY19 Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources
(7) Appropriations Summary

C. Motion to approve adopting the tax budget (FY 2020) by January 15, 2019, as per Section 5705.28 of the Ohio Revised Code, and be submitted to the Seneca County Auditor by January 20, 2019, as per section 5705.30 of the Ohio Revised Code.

D. Motion to approve the payment of a stipend for being a classroom mentor to a student teacher as listed (funds come from the respective university):

Lori Mathia $75.00 Heidelberg University

E. Motion to accept and thank the following donations:

(1) $500 from Ellen Gatrell to the Choir Activity Fund
(2) $500 from Ellen Gatrell to the Band Activity Fund
(3) $150 from Jason and Amanda Markoff to the Jack and Carolyn Markoff Award Endowment Fund
(4) $196.40 from John and Bobbye Haughawout to the Jack and Carolyn Markoff Award Endowment Fund
(5) $25 from Club Thread
(6) $500 from The Paul and Margo Charitable Fund (Paul Joseph Hooker and Nadine Margo Hooker) to the Jack and Carolyn Markoff Award Endowment Fund

Mrs. Kauffman seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 19-013 SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATIONS:
Mr. P. Grine moved to approve the following Superintendent recommendations:

A. Approval of the following personnel items:
*Pending all certification/paperwork is completed, pay per negotiated agreement.

1 EMPLOYMENT-CLASSIFIED SUBSTITUTE
Individual Position Effective
Ryan (Chris) Bush Bus Driver 1/07/2019
Ryan (Chris) Bush Custodian 1/07/2019
Ryan (Chris) Bush Food Van Driver 1/07/2019

2 EMPLOYMENT - SUPPLEMENTAL
Individual Position Effective
Meghan Davis Building Level
Computer Coordinator 1/07/2019
Sandra Ellis LPDC Committee 9/17/2018
Christina Frederick Building Level
Computer Coordinator 1/07/2019
Aaron Weidner Building Level
Computer Coordinator 1/07/2019
Shannon Woodward Building Level
Computer Coordinator 1/07/2019

Mr. T. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 19-014 SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH NORTH POINT EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER
Mr. T. Grine moved to approve the 2018-2019 Service Agreement between North Point Educational Service Center Governing Board and the Board of Education of the Fostoria City Schools.

Mr. P. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS - none

MOTION NO. 19-015 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mrs. Kauffman moved to go into Executive Session at 6:25 p.m. for the purpose(s) of:

• investigate charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or student unless such employee, official, licensee or student requests a public meeting; except that consideration of the discipline of a Board member for conduct related to the performance of his/her duties or his/her removal from office shall not be held in executive session

Ms. Stannard seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mrs. Stannard, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

At 7:30 p.m. the Board members left Executive Session. The President declared the Board back in session.

MOTION NO. 19-016 RESOLUTION NO. 19-01
Ms. Stannard moved to approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 19-01
WHEREAS, the Fostoria City School District Board of Education heard the expulsion appeal of a student on January 7, 2019, Student A

WHEREAS, having considered all of the evidence presented at the appeal, the Board finds that on December 7, 2018, Student A was involved in a physical confrontation in the cafeteria and that Student A’s involvement in the physical confrontation constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct #3 (assault) and #18 (fighting/rioting);

BE IT RESOLVED, therefore, by the Fostoria City School District Board of Education that it affirms the Superintendent’s issuance of an expulsion of 80 days to Student A

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Fostoria City School District Board of Education that it directs the Superintendent to notify Student A and his parent(s) of these findings and conclusion within two days.

Mr. P. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 19-17 RESOLUTION NO. 19-02
Mrs. Kauffman moved to approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 19-02
WHEREAS, the Fostoria City School District Board of Education heard the expulsion appeal of a student on January 7, 2019, Student B:

WHEREAS, having considered all of the evidence presented at the appeal, the Board finds that on December 7, 2018, Student B was involved in a physical confrontation in the cafeteria and that Student B’s involvement in the physical confrontation constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct #3 (assault) and #18 (fighting/rioting);

BE IT RESOLVED, therefore, by the Fostoria City School District Board of Education that it affirms the Superintendent’s issuance of an expulsion of 80 days to Student B

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Fostoria City School District Board of Education that it directs the Superintendent to notify Student B and his parent(s) of these findings and conclusion within two days.

Mr. T. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 19-018 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business Mr. P. Grine moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:38 p.m.

Mrs. Kauffman seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

Treasurer
President

2019-01-07 - Board Minutes - Organizational Meeting

The Fostoria Board of Education met for the Budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. and the Annual Organizational Meeting at 5:44 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School.

The meeting was called to order by President Pro-tem Dr. Thomas Guernsey with the following members present: Mr. P. Grine, Mr. T. Grine, Mrs. Kauffman, Ms. Stannard, and Dr. Guernsey.

Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silent Reflection

FY19 TAX BUDGET HEARING (5:30 p.m.)

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING (5:44 p.m.)

MOTION NO. 19-001 ELECTION OF PRESIDENT
Mrs. Kauffman nominated Dr. Guernsey for President of Fostoria City Schools Board of Education. There being no other nominations Dr. Guernsey closed the nominations and on roll call the vote was: Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. Dr. Guernsey was elected President for 2019.

MOTION NO. 19-002 ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. P. Grine nominated Ms. Stannard for Vice President of Fostoria City Schools Board of Education. There being no other nominations Dr. Guernsey closed the nominations and on roll call the vote was: Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed. Ms. Stannard was elected Vice President for 2019.

OATH OF OFFICE FOR NEW AND RE-ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS

Do you solemnly affirm that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Ohio; and that you will faithfully and impartially discharge your duties as members of the Board of Education of the Fostoria City School District, Seneca County, Ohio, to the best of your ability and in accordance with the laws now in effect and hereinafter to be enacted, during your continuance in said office, and until your successor is elected and qualified?

Members assume chairs.

MOTION NO. 19-003 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

The Fostoria City Schools Board of Education will meet, for the regular monthly meeting, the third Monday of each month (except the February meeting) at 6:00 pm in the Board Room at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH.

Following is a complete list of Board of Education regular meetings for the 2019 calendar year:

February 11 March 18 April 15 May 20
June 17 July 15 August 19 September 16
October 21 November 18 December 16

The Fostoria City Schools Board of Education will meet, for monthly work sessions/meetings, the second Monday of each month (except the February, June & November meetings) at 6:00 pm in the Board Room at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH.

Following is a complete list of Board of Education work sessions for the 2019 calendar year:

February 4 March 11 April 8 May 13
June 3 July 8 August 12 September 9
October 14 November 4 December 9

MOTION NO. 19-004 LEGISLATIVE LIAISON MEMBER FOR 2019
The Board President appointed Dr. Guernsey as OSBA Legislative Liaison Member for 2019.

MOTION NO. 19-005 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LIAISON
The Board President appointed Dr. Guernsey as OSBA Student Achievement Liaison Member for 2019.

MOTION NO. 19-006 BOARD SERVICE FUND
Ms. Stannard moved to establish a Board Service Fund for the 2019 calendar year, per Ohio Revised Code 3315.15.

Mrs. Kauffman seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 19-007 STANDING AUTHORIZATION FOR 2019
Mrs. Kauffman moved to approve the following Standing Authorizations:

A. The Treasurer is authorized to secure advances from the County Auditor when funds are available and payable to the District.

B. The Treasurer is authorized to pay all bills within the limits of the appropriations resolution as bills are received and when services and/or merchandise are received in good condition.

C. The Board authorizes the Treasurer or Superintendent to review and approve all Then & Now Certificates per ORC 5705.41(D).

D. The Treasurer is authorized to invest interim funds at the most productive interest rate, when funds are available.

E. The Treasurer is authorized to pay any and all overdraft and other associated bank fees for FY 2019.

F. The Board authorizes using one signature, the Treasurer’s, on all checks.

G. The Superintendent is authorized to employ such personnel as needed for such emergency situations, with such employment to be presented to the Board for approval at the next Regular Board meeting.

H. The Superintendent is authorized to serve as Purchasing Agent for 2019.

I. The Superintendent has authority to approve enrollment of a child where there is a temporary custody request, grand-parenting, non-residential tuition, and a home schooling request.

J. The Treasurer is authorized to make appropriation modifications within budget accounts as needed without Board action.

K. The Treasurer is authorized to attend the required Public Records training (HB9) on behalf of the Board of Education members.

L. The Superintendent has authority to approve policies, purposes and transfers within the student activity funds.

M. The Superintendent has authority to approve all applications for Federal and State funds.

N. The Board directs the Treasurer that in the instance of the Food Service Fund, Ron Blackburn Memorial Fund, Foundation Scholarship, Dick Kidwell Scholarship, High School Scholarship Fund (Redmen Pride), FEA Scholarship, Larry Snyder Scholarship, Vivian Pearson Band Scholarship, Judy Miller Choral Scholarship, Helen G. Saum Scholarship, and Auxiliary Services Fund, that the interest follows the principle into those specific funds.

O. The Board directs the Treasurer to purchase the following Blanket Bonds:

All Employees $10,000
Superintendent $10,000
Board President $10,000
-with additional Indemnity Riders
Treasurer $75,000

P. Approve expending funds for purchase of meals, refreshments or other amenities for professional development, meetings, staff recognition, community events, service awards, student incentives and items for bereavement as a means to promote public health, safety, morals, general welfare, security, prosperity and contentment of all participants.

Ms. Stannard seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 19-008 STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 2019

President appoints Board Member(s) to serve on the following committees:

Standing Members – Andrew Sprang, Superintendent and Sue Lehmann, Treasurer

(1) Audit & Finance
Dr. Thomas Guernsey
Mr. Tom Grine

(2) Policy Development
Mr. Pat Grine
Ms. Sharon Stannard

(3) Negotiations/Personnel
Dr. Thomas Guernsey/Ms. Sharon Stannard (FEA)
Dr. Thomas Guernsey/Mrs. Heidi Kauffman (AFSCME)

(4) Records Committee

(5) Athletic Board

(6) Redmen Club/Athletic Boosters

(7) Music Boosters

(8) Vanguard-Sentinel JVSD
Mrs. Heidi Kauffman

(9) Fostoria Parks Board

(10) Academic Boosters

MOTION NO. 19-009 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Ms. Stannard moved to approve the Superintendent recommendation that the Director of Student Services, be designated as the Equal Opportunity Compliance Administrator to assure that the School District complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and all applicable rules and regulations promulgated under such laws. The Director of Student Services shall also be responsible for assuring that all practices and procedures of this School District shall comply with the Policies of this Board of Education with regard to non-discrimination.

Jennifer Abell, Director of Student Services
1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830
419-436-4101
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Mrs. Kauffman seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 19-010 COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Mr. P. Grine moved to approve the Superintendent recommendation that the Director of Student Services, be designated as the Compliance Administrator to assure that the School District complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all applicable rules and regulations promulgated under such laws. The Director of Student Services shall also be responsible for assuring that all practices and procedures of this School District shall comply with the Policies of this Board of Education with regard to non-discrimination.

Jennifer Abell, Director of Student Services
1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830
419-436-4101
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Mrs. Kauffman seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS - None

MOTION NO. 19-011 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business Mrs. Kauffman moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:53 p.m.

Mr. T. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.
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FCS Ohio Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Goal 1 - English Language Arts: 80% of students will meet or exceed grade level proficiency on the Spring English Language Arts OST (Grades 3- ELA II) and/or Spring NWEA MAP Growth Reading (K-2) by June 2021.

Note - this goal will be tiered to reflect 70% Spring 2019; 75% Spring 2020; 80% Spring 2021

Strategy 1.1: FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

Develop awareness of the segments of sounds in speech and how they link to letters. Teach students to decode words, analyze word parts, and write and recognize words.

Strategy 1.2: COMPREHENSION

Provide direct and explicit comprehension strategy instruction. Teach students how to use reading comprehension strategies.

Strategy 1.3: VOCABULARY

Provide explicit vocabulary instruction.

Strategy 1.4: WRITING

Teach students to become fluent with handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing. Explicitly teach appropriate writing strategies using a Model-Practice-Reflect instructional cycle.

Goal 2 - Mathematics: 80% of students will meet or exceed grade level proficiency on the Spring Math OST (Grades 3- HS EOC) and/or Spring NWEA MAP Growth Math (K-2) by June 2021.

Note - this goal will be tiered to reflect 70% Spring 2019; 75% Spring 2020; 80% Spring 2021

Strategy 2.1: FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS/FACT FLUENCY

Teaching number and operations using a developmental progression.

Strategy 2.2: INSTRUCTION

Provide explicit and systematic mathematics instruction. This includes providing models of proficient problem solving, verbalization of thought processes, guided practice, corrective feedback, and frequent cumulative review.

Goal 3 - Safe & Healthy Schools - Engaged Classrooms: 100% of staff will increase their knowledge and utilization of evidence-based strategies related to increasing academic engagement by June 2021.

Strategy 3.1: INSTRUCTIONAL

Implement a variety of instructional strategies and practices focused on increasing student engagement

(i.e. Authentic learning, project-based learning, inquiry, collaboration, integration of technology, etc.)

Strategy 3.2: RELATIONAL - “KNOW THY IMPACT”

Implement a variety of explicit strategies focused on building relationships and credibility with students (i.e. Teacher credibility, teacher-student relationship, assessment capable learners, feedback, etc.)

Strategy 3.3: PBIS/LIM/LEAD/SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AWARENESS

Implement practices focused on teaching/developing positive behavioral habits to create a positive climate for learning.

Strategy 3.4: SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Law enforcement agencies can open lines of communication between police officers and students by placing a police officer in the school. SROs can serve as positive role models, mentors, and teachers.

Goal 4 - Goal Setting: 100% of staff and students will be engaged with setting, monitoring, and reflecting on goals focused on increasing academic achievement.

Strategy 4.1: STAFF – FOUR DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION (4DX)

Implement the 4DX process throughout all aspects of the school environment.

Strategy 4.2: STUDENT - LEADER IN ME (LIM) and LEAD

Integrate the 7 Habits into all aspects of the school environment through implementation of the Leader in Me and LEAD

Goal 5 – Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: 100% of staff will meet highly qualified requiredment as evidenced through the HQT Toolkit.

Strategy 5.1: EQUITABLE ACCESS TO EXCELLENT EDUCATORS

Ensure equitable access to excellent educators across all buildings and programs in the district through data review, root cause analysis, and the development of strategies designed to address any gap due to teacher inexperience.

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Audited Financial Report

The Audited Financial Report is available for public viewing on the Auditor of State website: https://ohioauditor.gov/
auditsearch/results.aspx - Audit Search - Search Keyword: Fostoria City Schools District or by visting the Treasurer's Office at 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830 (Please call in advance @ 419-436-4162).