2015-08-17 - Board Agenda

FOSTORIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Regular Meeting Agenda

Monday, August 17, 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 HEARING – potential rehire of retired Fostoria Intermediate Elementary teacher, Dina Schreiner.

V. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS

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

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

VII. 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

_____ b) 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

_____ 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 kept confidential by Federal law or rules 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 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: _____

VIII. TREASURER RECOMMENDATIONS:

A. Approval of the minutes of the following Board of Education meetings:

(1) Special Meeting of July 9, 2015 (As Amended)
(2) Special Meeting/Work Session of July 15, 2015
(3) Regular Board Meeting of July 20, 2015

B. Approval of the following Financial Statements for July 2015 as submitted:

(1) Cash Reconciliation and Investment
(2) FINSUM (Financial Summary)
(3) General Fund Report

C. Approval authorizing the Treasurer to accept the bid from Rush Truck Center, in the amount of $87,346 for the purchase of a 77 passenger school bus with a lift and 2 wheel chair positions.

D. Approval to renew the district’s vision insurance plan with VSP effective November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2017.

E. Approval to renew the district’s dental insurance plan with OASIS Trust, effective October 1, 2015.

F. Approve establishing the following Student Activity account:

200-9915 FETV Budget/Revenue Amt. - $1,400

G. Approve recognizing and accepting the $500 donation to the Jack and Carolyn Markoff Endowment Fund from Denise Debartolo York.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

IX. SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATIONS:

A. Approval of the following personnel items:*
*Pending all required certification/documents completed per negotiated agreement(s).

1 EMPLOYMENT - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Jessica Combs 4th Grade Teacher - FIES 8/01/2015
Jack Langstaff Intervention Specialist - JSHS 8/01/2015

2 EMPLOYMENT – CERTIFIED – LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE
Individual Position Effective
Dina Schreiner Intervention Specialist – FIES 8/01/2015

3 EMPLOYMENT - CLASSIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Susan Bush Food Service I 8/17/2015
Lauri Pedroza Paraprofessional 8/01/2015
Phillip Dauterman Custodian 8/18/2015
Jeremy Pahl Custodian 8/18/2015
Sheryl Sheets Food Service I 8/17/2015
Jeffrey Snyder Custodian 8/18/2015

4 RESIGNATION - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Kim Barrientos (Keckler) Intervention Specialist - FIES 7/31/2015

5 RESIGNATION - CLASSIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Nichole Bell Food Service 8/05/2015

6 EMPLOYMENT - EXTENDED SERVICE CONTRACT DAYS
Individual Position Days
Sandy Ellis Gifted/Talented Teacher 10

7 EMPLOYMENT – SUPPLEMENTAL
Individual Position Effective
Jeri Brubaker Jr. HS Annual Advisor 2015-2016
Rachel Ousley Co-Jr. HS Cheerleading 2015-2016
Aaron Weidner Assistant Athletic Director 2015-2016

8 EMPLOYMENT – AGREEMENT
Individual Position Effective
Anitra Bolden Jr. HS Cross Country 2015-2016
Jan Thibodeau Bowling 2015-2016

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

X. Motion to accept the resignation from Norm Elchert from his position as Treasurer with Fostoria City Schools effective September 1, 2015.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

XI. Motion to approve the Board of Education entering into an agreement between WSOS and Fostoria City Schools for the Head Start Program for the 2015-2016 school year.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

XII. Motion to approve the 2015-2016 Cooperative Service(s) agreement between Fostoria City Schools and the Wood County Education Service Center for the ED and MD Programs.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

XIII. Motion to approve the Board of Education entering into a Behavioral Health Services agreement with the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for FY16.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

XIV. Motion to approve the “retire/rehire” of John Craft as Junior/Senior High School CBI teacher effective August 1, 2015.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

XV. Motion to renew the Board subscription to the OSBA publication, Policy Development Quarterly for the annual fee of $425.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

XVI. Motion to approve the following resolution:

Resolution No. 15-07

WHEREAS, public schools have been the hallmark of the American education system and the foundation of the nation’s democracy; and

WHEREAS, Ohio’s schools have traditionally been governed by an elected board of education whose members have been chosen by their fellow community members to make sound decisions about educating their community’s children and to determine the most effective use of local tax dollars in pursuit of that goal; and

WHEREAS, the 2010 appointment of an academic distress commission in the Youngstown City Schools and the recent restructuring of that commission to function under a CEO appointed by individuals who may reside outside the Youngstown community — as opposed to being named by those who best know that community — has set aside the ability of the elected board of education to exercise its governing authority; and

WHEREAS, those restructuring changes were contained in a last-minute amendment to House Bill 70, which the Ohio General Assembly passed without any serious input from the Youngstown City Board of Education or Youngstown community; and

WHEREAS, this amendment was adopted by Columbus-based legislators with little or no connection to the Youngstown community and without any genuine effort to engage those most affected by the action; and

WHEREAS, this legislation lays the groundwork for the same restructuring changes to take place in other districts across the state

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the elected members of the Fostoria City School District Board of Education, on behalf of the children and community we serve, do object and protest the manner in which this legislation was passed and question how district reforms and improvements can be achieved without involving and engaging the elected board of education and Youngstown community; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we ask the state superintendent of public instruction, as the manager of the academic distress commission process, to take appropriate steps to engage the elected board of education and community in the school improvement process prior to appointment of the new CEO; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we implore members of the Ohio General Assembly, the State Board of Education, and Gov. John R. Kasich to seek amendments to House Bill 70 and the academic distress commission procedures that will preserve and enhance democracy and local control; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that such amendments should embrace the original intent of House Bill 70: to foster community engagement and collaboration and to create community learning centers to better serve Youngstown’s children and families; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Fostoria Board of Education hereby adopts this resolution and directs the district treasurer to reflect this action in the board of education’s meeting minutes and that copies be distributed to the governor, members of the Ohio General Assembly and State Board of Education and state superintendent of public instruction.

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _______

XVII. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

XVIII. 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

_____ b) 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

_____ 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 kept confidential by Federal law or rules 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 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: _________

XIX. Motion for Adjournment

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

Motion Passed: _____ Motion Failed: _____

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