2014-01-13 - Board Agenda

FOSTORIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Budget Hearing – 6:00 p.m.

Organizational Meeting – 6:15 p.m.

Regular Meeting- 6:30 p.m.

AGENDA

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fostoria Junior/Senior High School
1001 Park Avenue
Fostoria, OH 44830

DR. THOMAS GUERNSEY – President Pro-Tem

PATRICK GRINE

JOSEPH SHEAK

SHARON STANNARD

ANTHONY THOMPSON

ANDREW R SPRANG, Superintendent
NORMAN M. ELCHERT, Treasurer

I. Call to Order by Mr. Guernsey, President Pro-Tem

II. Roll Call

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

III. Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silent Reflection

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

IV. Nomination for the Office of President of the Fostoria City Schools Board of Education:

A. _____________________________ nominates _______________________________

_____________________________ nominates _______________________________

B. Close nominations for President

C. Roll call vote for President

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

V. Nomination for the Office of Vice President of the Fostoria City Schools Board of Education:

A. _____________________________ nominates _______________________________

_____________________________ nominates _______________________________

B. Close nominations for Vice President

C. Roll call vote for Vice President

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

OATH OF OFFICE FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

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 discharge your duties as a member 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?

Officers assume chairs.

VI. 2014 Board of Education meetings:

The Fostoria City Schools Board of Education will meet, for the regular monthly meeting, the third Monday (except February) of each month at 6:00 P.M. at the following location:

Fostoria Junior/Senior High School 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH

Following is a complete list of Board of Education regular meetings and times for the 2014 calendar year:

February meeting (Tuesday) February 18, 2014(Due to Presidents Day)

March 17 6:00 P.M. August 18 6:00 P.M.
April 21 6:00 P.M. September 15 6:00 P.M.
May 19 6:00 P.M. October 20 6:00 P.M.
June 16 6:00 P.M. November 17 6:00 P.M.
July 21 6:00 P.M. December 15 6:00 P.M.

The Fostoria City Schools Board of Education will meet, for the monthly work sessions/meetings, the second Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M. at the following location:

Fostoria Junior/Senior High School 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH

Following is a complete list of Board of Education work sessions/meetings and times for the 2014 calendar year:

February 10 6:00 P.M.
March 10 6:00 P.M. August 11 6:00 P.M.
April 14 6:00 P.M. September 08 6:00 P.M.
May 12 6:00 P.M. October 13 6:00 P.M.
June 09 6:00 P.M. November 10 6:00 P.M.
July 14 6:00 P.M. December 08 6:00 P.M.

VII. Board President appoints OSBA Legislative Liaison Member for 2014:

____________________________

VIII. Board President appoints OSBA Student Achievement Liaison Member for 2014:

____________________________

IX. Motion to establish a Board Service Fund for the 2014 calendar year, per Ohio Revised Code 3315.15.

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

X. Membership in OSBA for 2014:

The Treasurer is authorized to renew membership in the Ohio School Boards Association for 2014 and to renew subscriptions to the BRIEFCASE and SCHOOL MANAGEMENT NEWS FOR 2014.

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

XI. Standing Authorizations for 2014:

Motion 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 2014.

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 2014.

I. The Superintendent has authority to approve enrollment of a child where there is a temporary custody request, annual 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 follow 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

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

XII. Standing Committees for 2014

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

NEGOTIATIONS, PERSONNEL, GRIEVANCES:

Andrew Sprang
Norman Elchert

BUILDINGS, GROUNDS & TRANSPORTATION:

Andrew Sprang
Norman Elchert

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE:

AUDIT & FINANCE:

Andrew Sprang
Norman Elchert

POLICY DEVELOPMENT:

Andrew Sprang
Norman Elchert

RECORDS COMMITTEE:

Andrew Sprang
Norman Elchert

ATHLETIC BOARD:

REDMEN CLUB/ATHLETIC BOOSTERS:

MUSIC BOOSTERS:

VANGUARD-SENTINEL JVSD:

FOSTORIA PARKS BOARD:

ACADEMIC BOOSTERS:

XIII. The Superintendent recommends 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.

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

XIV. The Superintendent recommends 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.

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

FOSTORIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING
January 13, 2014

I. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS

II. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Norman M. Elchert, Treasurer
Andrew R. Sprang, Superintendent

III. TREASURER RECOMMENDATIONS:

A. Approval of the minutes from the following Board of Education meetings:
(1) Work Session/Meeting – December 9, 2013
(2) Regular Meeting – December 16, 2013

B. Approval of the following Financial Statements for December 2013 as submitted:
(1) Cash Reconciliation/Investment
(2) FINSUM (Financial Summary)
(3) General Fund Report

C. Approve the adoption of the tax budget (FY 2015) by January 15, 2014, as per Section 5705.28 of the Ohio Revised Code, and be submitted to the Seneca County Auditor by January 20, 2014, as per section 5705.30 of the Ohio Revised Code.

D. Approve authorizing the Treasurer to renew the Legal Assistance Fund Consultant Service Contract with the Ohio School Boards Association for the 2014 calendar year at the cost of $250.

E. Approve a supplemental contract for Cindy Sidle, not to exceed 25% of the annual administration fee paid to the district from the auxiliary service funds for her work with auxiliary services.

F. Approval to raise the Food Service Department substitute staff wage to $7.95 per hour (currently $7.85) to meet the minimum rate, as established by the Ohio Department of Commerce, effective January 1, 2014.

G. Approval of the updated agreement between Fostoria City Schools and Renhill Staffing Services raising the substitute aide wage to $7.95 per hour (currently $7.85) to meet the minimum rate, as established by the Ohio Department of Commerce, effective January 1, 2014.

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

IV. SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATIONS:

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

A. EMPLOYMENT – CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Carol Wines Title I – Riley (Part Time) 01/14/2014

B. EMPLOYMENT – CLASSIFIED SUBSTITUTE
Individual Position Effective
Lynnlee Myers Bus Driver 01/14/2014

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

V. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

VI. Motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose(s) of:

_____ a) Consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee, student, or school official or to investigate charges or complaints against such person, unless said person requests a public hearing. When an executive session is held under this provision, the motion and vote must state which purpose or purposes is involved but need not state the name of any person; T5.12(B), RC121.22(G).
_____ b) Consideration of the purchase of property for public purposes or the sale of property at competitive bidding, but only if premature disclosure of information would give an unfair competitive or bargaining advantage to a person whose personal, private interest is adverse to the general public interest; T5.12(B), RC121.22(G).
_____ c) Conferences with an attorney involving pending or imminent court action; T5.12(B), RC121.22(G).
_____ d) Preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations with employees regarding their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment; T5.12(B), RC121.22(G).
_____ e) Matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or rules or state statutes; T5.12(B), RC121.22(G).
_____ f) Specialized details of security; T5.12(B), RC121.22(G).

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

Time In: ___________Time Out: _________

VII. Motion for Adjournment

GRINE___; SHEAK ___; STANNARD___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

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