2015-07-09 - Board Agenda

FOSTORIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Special Meeting
AGENDA

Thursday, July 9, 2015
7:00 p.m.

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

DR. THOMAS GUERNSEY, President

JOSEPH SHEAK, Vice President

PATRICK GRINE

SHARON STANNARD

ANTHONY THOMPSON

ANDREW R. SPRANG, Superintendent
NORMAN M. ELCHERT, Treasurer
I. CALL TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

GRINE___; SHEAK___; STANNARD ___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY ___

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION

IV. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS

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

V. SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATIONS:

A. Approval of the following personnel items:
(All employment of personnel is pending completion of all required documentation/licensure requirements.)

1 RESIGNATION - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Jessica Bartz Elementary Teacher – FIES 08/01/2015

2 EMPLOYMENT - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Kaye Bockbrader Elementary Teacher – FIES 08/01/2015
Katharine Fellure Intervention Specialist – Riley 08/01/2015
Lisa Fleegle Elementary Teacher - Riley 08/01/2015
Jessica Ottney Elementary Teacher – FIES 08/01/2015
Rachel Ousley Long-Term Sub – FJSHS Science 08/01/2015

3 RESIGNATION - CLASSIFIED
Individual Position Effective
David Hossler Transportation Supervisor 06/30/2015
Laura Sheets Paraprofessional

4 EMPLOYMENT - CLASSIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Sharon Myers Paraprofessional 08/17/2015

GRINE___; SHEAK___; STANNARD ___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY ___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

VI. Motion to approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 15-05

A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE NECESSITY OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THE SINGLE QUESTION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT BONDS IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $9,446,893 AND THE LEVY OF AN ADDITIONAL 0.5-MILL TAX TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, ENLARGEMENT, RENOVATION, AND FINANCING OF GENERAL PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 5705.218 OF THE REVISED CODE.

WHEREAS, to address the significant current and on-going facilities needs of the School District, and pursuant to Section 5705.218 of the Revised Code and as provided in this Resolution, this Board has determined to submit to the electors of the School District, at an election to be held on November 3, 2015, a single proposal consisting of the question of (i) issuing bonds for the purpose stated in Section 1 and levying a tax to pay debt charges on such bonds and any securities issued in anticipation thereof and (ii) levying a tax outside the ten-mill limitation to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of Fostoria City School District, Counties of Seneca, Hancock and Wood, Ohio, two-thirds (⅔) of all members elected thereto concurring, that:

Section 1. Declaration of Necessity of Bonds. This Board finds, determines and declares that it is necessary to issue general obligation bonds of the School District in the aggregate principal amount of $9,446,893 for the purpose of constructing, adding to, renovating, remodeling, furnishing, equipping and otherwise improving school district buildings and facilities and clearing, improving and equipping their sites, and to levy a tax outside of the ten mill limitation imposed by Section 2 of Article XII of the Ohio Constitution to pay the debt charges on those bonds and any anticipatory securities. The approximate date of the bonds is February 1, 2016, and the first collection of the tax is expected to occur in calendar year 2016 (tax year 2015). The maximum number of years over which the principal of the bonds may be paid is 35, and the bonds will bear an estimated net average rate of interest of 4.75% per year, payable semiannually.

Section 2. Declaration of Necessity of Tax Levy. This Board finds, determines and declares that the amount of taxes that may be raised within the ten-mill limitation by levies on the tax list and duplicate will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the present and future requirements of the School District, and that it is necessary to levy, for a continuing period of time, an additional 0.5-mill ad valorem property tax outside of the ten-mill limitation to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements, commencing in tax year 2015, for first collection in calendar year 2016.

Section 3. Submission of Single Question to the Electors. Pursuant to Section 5705.218 of the Revised Code, the single question of the issuance of the bonds and levy of the tax to pay debt charges and the levy of an additional 0.5-mill tax levy to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements for a continuing period of time shall be submitted to the electors of the School District at an election to be held in the School District on November 3, 2015.

Section 4. Certification and Delivery of Resolution to County Auditor. The Treasurer of this Board is directed to certify a copy of this Resolution to the Seneca County Auditor, and, in accordance with Sections 5705.03(B) and 5705.218 of the Revised Code, this Board hereby requests the County Auditor to certify to it (i) the total current tax valuation of the School District, (ii) the estimated average annual property tax levy, expressed in dollars and cents for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation and in mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, that the County Auditor estimates to be required throughout the stated maturity of the bonds to pay debt charges on the bonds, assuming that they are all issued in one series bearing interest and maturing in substantially equal principal amounts in each year over the maximum number of years over which the principal of the bonds may be paid, both as stated in Section 1, and that the amount of the tax valuation of the School District for the current year (or, if that amount is not determined, the estimated amount of that tax valuation submitted by the County Auditor to the County Budget Commission) remains the same throughout the maturity of the bonds (except as otherwise provided in Section 133.18(C)(2) of the Revised Code), and (iii) the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated annually by the additional 0.5-mill tax levy referred to in Section 2.

Section 5. Request for 4% Consents. This Board hereby requests the consents of the State Tax Commissioner and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to the submission of the question of the issuance of the bonds pursuant to Section 133.06(C) of the Revised Code, as the School District’s net indebtedness after the issuance of the bonds will exceed 4% of its tax valuation.

Section 6. Earmark and Pledge of Proceeds. If the electors of the School District approve the question referred to in Section 3 on November 3, 2015, the Board intends to earmark, apply and pledge (i) from proceeds of the voter-authorized securities the amount necessary to pay the local share of a classroom facilities improvement project in conjunction with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and/or the Ohio School Facilities Commission and (ii) from the proceeds of the tax levy to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements, that which is necessary and sufficient to meet the requirements of Chapter 3318 of the Revised Code for paying costs of maintaining the classroom facilities that are part of the classroom facilities improvement project, for the requisite period of time.

Section 7. Compliance with Open Meeting Requirements. This Board finds and determines that all formal actions of this Board and of any of its committees concerning and relating to the adoption of this Resolution were taken, and that all deliberations of this Board and of any of its committees that resulted in those formal actions were held, in meetings open to the public in compliance with the law.

Section 8. Captions and Headings. The captions and headings in this Resolution are solely for convenience of reference and in no way define, limit or describe the scope or intent of any Sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs or clauses hereof.

Section 9. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and immediately upon its adoption.

GRINE___; SHEAK___; STANNARD ___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY ___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

VII. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

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

A. consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official

B. investigation of 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

C. consideration of the purchase of property for public purposes, or sale of property at competitive bidding, 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

D. discussion, with the Board's legal counsel, of disputes involving the Board that are the subject of pending or imminent court action

E. preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of employment

F. matters required to be confidential by Federal law or regulations or State statutes

G. specialized details of security arrangements and emergency response protocols where disclosure might reveal information that could jeopardize the District’s security

H. Consideration of confidential information related to the marketing plans, specific business strategy, production techniques, trade secrets, or personal financial statements of an applicant for economic development assistance, or to negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance, provided that both of the following conditions apply:

1. the information is directly related to a request for economic development assistance that is to be provided or administered under one of the statutes referenced in R.C. 121.22(G)(8)(1), or that involves public infrastructure improvements or the extension of utility services that are directly related to an economic development project, and

2. a unanimous quorum of the Board or its subcommittee determines, by a roll call vote, that the executive session is necessary to protect the interests of the applicant or the possible investment or expenditure of public funds to be made
in connection with the economic development project

GRINE___; SHEAK___; STANNARD ___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY ___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

Time In: ___________ Time Out: _________

IX. Motion for Adjournment

GRINE___; SHEAK___; STANNARD ___; THOMPSON___; DR. GUERNSEY ___

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

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