2015-02-17 - Board Minutes

The Fostoria Board of Education met for a regular BOE meeting at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High Schools.

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION

RECOGNITION OF SPECIAL GUESTS

A. FJSHS DECA Students – District II DECA Competition Participants:

1 Autumn Affholder
2 Brystan Baeder
3 Kaleb Bemis
4 Hariket Bilodiya
5 Isaiah Brough
6 Adriana Carbajal
7 Destinie Farris
8 Chris Hampton
9 Jada Hampton
10 Cyenna Lindsey
11 Erica Moore
12 Logan Shackleford
13 Austin Struble
14 CJ Twining
15 Sydney Valaisack
16 Cierra Valenti

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS - None

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

MOTION NO. 15-023 TREASURER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Mr. Sheak moved to approve the following Treasurer recommendations:

A. Motion to approve the minutes from the following Board of Education meetings:

(1) Budget Hearing, Organizational and Regular Meeting of January 12, 2015
(2) Special Meeting, Monday, January 26, 2015

B. Motion to approve the following January 2015 Financial Statements:

(1) Cash Reconciliation/Investment
(2) FINSUM (Financial Summary)
(3) General Fund Report
(4) Amended Appropriations & Certificate of Est. Resources

C. Motion to rescind approval authorizing the Treasurer to renew the Legal Assistant Fund
Consultant Service Contract with OSBA for the 2015 calendar year (Motion No. 15-011/D).

D. Motion to thank, and accept the donations to the Jack & Carolyn Markoff Endowment Fund from the following individuals:

(1) John and Bobbye Haughawout
(2) Norman and Joan Gottlieb
(3) Robert and Janice Flack
(4) Lauren and Krystyna Reed
(5) Harold and Barbara Firestine
(6) William and Benedicte Beeson
(7) James Kennedy

E. Motion approving the resolution for the issuance of gift cards as well as the procedure and requirements regarding gift cards as submitted. Gift cards may not be purchased thru general fund (001) accounts. The only accounts able to purchase gift cards are 018, 019, 200 or 300 level accounts. Prior to placing a purchase order on the system for gift cards you must present in writing to the Superintendent and Treasurer the names, amounts, account number and reasons why the gift cards are to be given out. If the Superintendent and Treasurer both sign the sheet, you may then process a requisition on the system for the gift card. You may only purchase the gift card after you have a purchase order number.

Mr. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. Sheak, aye; Mr. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. Thompson, aye, and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The president declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 15-024 SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATIONS:
Mr. Sheak moved to approve the following Superintendent recommendations:

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

1 RETIREMENT - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Char Birkmire Riley Teacher 5/31/2015
32 years of dedicated service to the education of students.
Connie Carnicom FJSHS Library/Media Specialist 5/31/2015
32 years of dedicated service to the education of students.
Gayle Guernsey Speech/Language Pathologist 5/31/2015
34 years of dedicated service to the education of students.
Joyce Logan Longfellow Teacher 5/31/2015
21 years of dedicated service to the education of students.
Laurie Martishius FJSHS Teacher (36 - 25 @ FCS) 2/20/2015
34 years of dedicated service to the education of students.
Sherry Riley FIES Teacher 4/30/2015
34 years of dedicated service to the education of students.

2 RETIREMENT - CLASSIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Jan Miller Paraprofessional 6/01/2015
Susan Myers Paraprofessional 3/31/2015
Sue Seidler Secretary 7/01/2015

3 RESIGNATION - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Kristina Harris Elementary Art Teacher 2/01/2015

4 RESIGNATION - CLASSIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Elaine Oswald Custodian 2/17/2015
Joseph Snyder Bus Driver 1/30/2015
Brian Whitta Transportation Director 2/27/2015

5 EMPLOYMENT - CERTIFIED
Individual Position Effective
Toni Lucadello Home Instruction 2/17/2015
Julie Steinhardt School Psychologist 2/23/2015
Michelle Weber Elementary Art 2/18/2015

6 EMPLOYMENT – EXTENDED DAYS
Individual Position Days
Julie Steinhardt School Psychologist 20

7 EMPLOYMENT - CLASSIFIED SUB
Individual Position Days
Judy Bowers Custodian 3/02/2015
Frankie Gunder Custodian 2/18/2015
Virgil Ireland Food Service 2/18/2015
Virgil Ireland Food Service Van Driver 2/18/2015

B. Approval of an unpaid leave of absence for Dana Brown, FJSHS Food Service, from Monday, March 9 – Monday, March 16, 2015.

C. Approve paying a $50 stipend to the following staff for mentoring student teachers from the University of Findlay for 2014-2015:

(1) Jacqueline Allison
(2) Barbara Curlis
(3) Kelly Hasselbach
(4) Sara Kaltenbach
(5) Brandy Madden
(6) Lisa Place

Mr. Grine, seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. Sheak, aye; Mr. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. Thompson, aye, and Dr. Guernsey, abstained. The president declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 15-025 COURSE SELECTION GUIDE
Ms. Stannard moved to approve the FJSHS 2015-2016 Course Selection Guide as submitted.

Mr. Sheak seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. Sheak, aye; Mr. Grine, aye; Mr. Thompson, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The president declared the motion passed

MOTION NO. 15-026 COMMUNITY CONNECTORS GRANT
Mr. Sheak moved to approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 15-01

A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE FOSTORIA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PARTICIPATE IN AN APPLICATION FOR A COMMUNITY CONNECTORS GRANT THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO.

WHEREAS, the Fostoria City Schools (“FCS”) Board of Education has expressed an interest in collaboratively partnering with other local school districts and other government entities in order to participate as a partner for a Community Connectors Grant (the “Grant”) through the State of Ohio;

WHEREAS, the FCS believes that it is in its best interest to join the application for the Grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the FCS Board of Fostoria, Ohio, that:

Section 1. It is in the best interests of the FCS Board of Education to authorize and approve FCS to join the application for the Grant.

Section 2. The FCS Board of Education hereby authorizes and approves the board to join the application for the Grant and hereby promises to provide the resources necessary for FCS Board of Education to join the Grant.

Section 3. The FCS Board of Education hereby authorizes and approves a certified officer (superintendent) of FCS to join the Grant as a partner and an applicant by executing the “Nature of Partnership Agreement”.

Section 4. This FCS Board of Education finds and determines that all formal actions of this FCS Board of Education and any of its committees concerning and relating to the adoption of this resolution, and that all deliberations of this FCS Board of Education or any of its committees that resulted in those formal actions, occurred in meetings open to the public in compliance with the laws of the State.

Mr. Thompson seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. Sheak, aye; Mr. Thompson, aye; Mr. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The president declared the motion passed.

PUPLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS – None

MOTION NO. 15-027 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Thompson moved to go into Executive Session at 6:25 p.m. for the purpose(s) of:

• consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee, student, or school official

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

Mr. Sheak seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. Thompson, aye; Mr. Sheak, aye; Mr. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The president declared the motion passed.

At 8:40 p.m. the Board members left Executive Session. The president declared the meeting back in session.

MOTION NO. 15-028 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business Ms. Stannard moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 p.m.

Mr. Sheak seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. Sheak, aye; Mr. Grine, aye; Mr. Thompson, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The president declared the motion passed.

Treasurer President