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2015-08-17 - Board Minutes

The Fostoria Board of Education met for a regular meeting at 6:12 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015.

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION

PUBLIC HEARING – potential rehire of retired Fostoria Intermediate Elementary teacher, Dina Schreiner. No one spoke against hiring her.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS - None

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

MOTION NO. 15-120 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Sheak moved to go into Executive Session at 6:21 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

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

At 7:03 p.m. the Board members left Executive Session. The president declared the Board back in session.

MOTION NO. 15-121 TREASURER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Mr. Sheak moved to approve the following 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.

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. 15-122 SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATIONS:
Ms. Stannard moved to approve the following 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 8/17/2015
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

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. 15-123 RESIGNATION
Mr. Sheak moved to conditionally accept the resignation from Norm Elchert from his position as Treasurer with Fostoria City Schools effective September 1, 2015, pending mutually agreed fulfillment on interim contract.

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. 15-124 AGREEMENT WITH WSOS
Mr. Sheak moved 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.

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

MOTION NO. 15-125 WOOD COUNTY EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER
Ms. Stannard moved 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.

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

MOTION NO. 15-126 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AGREEMENT
Mr. Sheak moved 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.

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. 15-127 JOHN CRAFT
Mr. Sheak moved to approve the “retire/rehire” of John Craft as Junior/Senior High School CBI teacher effective August 1, 2015.

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

MOTION NO. 15-128 OSBA SUBSCRIPTION
Mr. Grine moved to renew the Board subscription to the OSBA publication, Policy Development Quarterly for the annual fee of $425.

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

MOTION NO. 15-129 RESOLUTION NO. 15-07
Ms. Stannard moved 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.

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

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS - None

MOTION NO. 15-130 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Sheak moved to go into Executive Session at 7:13 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

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

At 8:00 p.m. the Board members left Executive Session. The president declared the Board back in session.

MOTION NO. 15-131 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business Mr. Sheak moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:01 p.m.

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

Treasurer - Norm Elchert President - Dr. Thomas Guernsey

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