2018-01-29 - Board Minutes

The Fostoria Board of Education met for a Special Board Meeting at 6:05 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 in the construction trailer at Fostoria Junior Senior High School.

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

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
• Fostoria Junior/Senior High School will be in session on February 15 and 16 rather than have parent/teacher conferences to make up for some of the time lost due to the fire.
• FIES, Riley, and Longfellow will continue to have their scheduled conference days and elementary students will not be in session on those days.
• Fire Rumors
o Physical loss is minimal. There is no loss of textbooks, etc.
o Since the departure from the Cleaner & Dryer Restoration and Construction contract, we have seen an increase in productivity, getting the FJSHS cleaned up.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS – None

MOTION NO. 18-023 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Ms. Stannard moved to go into Executive Session at 6:09 p.m. for the purpose(s) of:

• discussion, with the Board’s legal counsel, of disputes involving the Board that are the subject of pending or imminent court action

Mr. T. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

At 7:13 p.m. the Board members left Executive Session. The President declared the Board back in session.

MOTION NO. 18-024 CONTRACT TERMINATION
Ms. Stannard moved to terminate the agreement, for cleaning services, between Fostoria City Schools and Cleaner & Dryer Restoration and Construction, Toledo, OH.

Mrs. Kauffman seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 18-025 RESOLUTION NO. 18-01
Mrs. Kauffman moved to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 18-01
WHEREAS, Section 3313.46 of the Revised Code requires boards of education to advertise for bids for a period of two weeks when they determine to make certain improvements to school buildings, the cost of which will exceed $50,000 and to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, except in cases of urgent necessity; and

WHEREAS, the District experienced a fire at its Jr./Sr. High School and it needs to clean and remediate the air quality issues in the building as soon as possible.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the Fostoria City School District that;

Section 1. For the aforesaid reason, this Board hereby finds, determines and declares that an urgent necessity exists with respect to the commencement of the fire remediation project and that compliance with the relatively lengthy procedures prescribed by Section 3313.46 of the Revised Code could compromise the educational integrity and mission of the District.

Section 2. The Board directs School District officials or agents of this Board to take prompt action to conclude the fire remediation project and any actions previously taken by School District officials or agents of this Board in furtherance of the matters set forth in this Resolution are hereby approved, ratified and confirmed.

Section 3. This Board finds and determines that all formal actions of this Board and any of its committees concerning and relating to the adoption of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Board of committees, and that all deliberations of this Board and any of its committees that resulted in those formal actions were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with the law.

Mr. T. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

MOTION NO. 18-026 EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. T. Grine moved to go into Executive Session at 7:38 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

Mr. P. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

At 8:13 p.m. the Board members left Executive Session. The President declared the Board back in session.

MOTION NO. 18-026 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business Ms. Stannard moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:51 p.m.

Mr. T. Grine seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Ms. Stannard, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

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