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2015-07-15 - Board Minutes

The Fostoria Board of Education met for a special meeting/work session at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

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

Mr. Sheak was absent.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS - None

MOTION NO. 15-098 RESOLUTION 15-06
Ms. Stannard moved 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.

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

MOTION NO. 15-099 TREASURER RECOMMENDATION
Mr. Grine moved to approve the following Treasurer recommendations:

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.

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

MOTION NO. 15-100 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Ms. Stannard moved to go into Executive Session at 6:02 p.m. for the purpose(s) of:
• consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official

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

At 6:25 p.m. the Board members left Executive Session. The president declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 15-101 SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION
Mr. Grine moved to approve the following 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
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

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

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

MOTION NO. 15-102 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Grine moved to go into Executive Session at 6:28 p.m. for the purpose(s) of:

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

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

At 9:23 the Board members left Executive Session. The president declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 15-103 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business Mr. Thompson moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:24 p.m.

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

Treasurer President

Superintendent

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