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2015-07-15 - Board Agenda

FOSTORIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Special Meeting/Work Session
AGENDA

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6:00 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

V. MOTION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

Resolution No. 15-06

A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH 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, on July 9, 2015, this Board adopted Resolution No. 15-05 declaring the necessity of submitting to the electors of this School District a single proposal consisting of the question of (i) the issuance of bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $9,446,893 for the purpose set forth in Section 1 and the levying of a tax to pay debt charges on those bonds and any anticipatory securities, and (ii) the levy of an additional 0.5-mill property tax outside the ten-mill limitation to provide funds for acquiring, constructing, enlarging, renovating, and financing general permanent improvements, for a continuing period of time, at an election to be held in the School District on November 3, 2015, a copy of which resolution was certified to the Seneca County Auditor; and

WHEREAS, on July 10, 2015, the Seneca County Auditor certified that (i) the estimated average annual property tax levy throughout the stated maturity of those bonds that would be required to pay debt charges on them, calculated in the manner provided in Section 133.18(C) of the Revised Code, is 2.9 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to 29 cents for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, (ii) the total tax valuation of the School District is $85,549 for purposes of the calculation in (i) above, (iii) the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated annually by the 0.5-mill property tax levied to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements is $171,098,220, and (iv) the total tax valuation of the School District is $171,098,220 for purposes of the calculation in (iii) above;

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 and Tax Levy. After reviewing the certifications of the Seneca County Auditor described in the preambles hereto, this Board hereby finds, determines and declares that (i) the amount of taxes that can be raised within the ten-mill limitation will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the present and future requirements of the School District, (ii) 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 to pay the debt charges on those bonds and any anticipatory securities, and (iii) it is necessary to levy, for a continuing period of time, an additional 0.5-mill tax in excess of the ten-mill limitation to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements. The average annual property tax rate required throughout the stated maturity of the bonds (35 years) to pay the debt charges on the bonds has been estimated by the County Auditor to be 2.9 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 29 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation.

Section 2. Submission of Single Question to the Electors. This Board further determines and declares that the question of (i) issuing the bonds, and levying a tax to pay the debt charges on the bonds and on any notes issued in anticipation of the bonds, currently expected to begin with the tax list and duplicate for the year 2015, the proceeds of which first would be available to the School District in collection year 2016, and (ii) levying an additional 0.5-mill tax to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of general permanent improvements, for a continuing period of time, beginning with the tax list and duplicate for the year 2015, the proceeds of which levy first would be available to the School District in collection year 2016, shall be submitted as a single question under the provisions of Section 5705.218 of the Revised Code to the electors of the School District at an election to be held therein on November 3, 2015, as authorized by law.

Section 3. Certification and Delivery of Materials to Board of Elections. The Treasurer is authorized and directed to certify to the Seneca County Board of Elections before the close of business on Wednesday, August 5, 2015: (i) a copy of Resolution No. 15-05, adopted by this Board on July 9, 2015, declaring the necessity of (A) the bond issue and providing for the principal of the bonds to be paid over a maximum of 35 years, which number of years is hereby certified to the Board of Elections, and (B) the 0.5-mill general permanent improvement tax levy, to be levied for a continuing period of time, (ii) the certifications by the Trumbull County Auditor as to the total tax valuation of the School District, the estimated average annual property tax levy necessary to pay the debt charges on the bonds, and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated annually by the 0.5-mill general permanent improvement tax levy, and (iii) a copy of this Resolution. This Board requests that the Board of Elections give notice of that election and prepare the necessary ballots and supplies for the election in accordance with law.

Section 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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: _____

VI. TREASURER RECOMMENDATION:

A. Approval authorizing the Consulting Agreement between Fostoria City Schools and Corporate One Benefits, Fostoria, OH, for assisting the district with designing and servicing the employee benefit plan, effective August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2017.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

VII. SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION:

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
Tabatha Elson Intervention Specialist – FJSHS 07/31/2015
Tiffany Swartz 1st Grade Teacher – Riley 07/31/2015
Jessica Warren 1st Grade Teacher – Riley 07/31/2015

2 EMPLOYMENT - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Brooke Baker 1st Grade Teacher – Riley 08/01/2015
Jennifer Kopcak 4th Grade Teacher – FIES 08/01/2015
Stephanie Smith Intervention Specialist – FIES 08/01/2015
Savannah Wheeler 2nd Grade Teacher – Riley 08/01/2015

3 EMPLOYMENT - CLASSIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Alicia Swartzmiller Asst. Transportation Coordinator 07/21/2015

4 EMPLOYMENT – CLASSIFIED-SUBSTITUTE
Individual Position Effective
Heather Cornett Bus Driver 2015-2016

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

VIII. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

IX. 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: _________

X. Motion for Adjournment

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

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