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2019-01-07 - Board Minutes - Organizational Meeting

The Fostoria Board of Education met for the Budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. and the Annual Organizational Meeting at 5:44 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School.

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

Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silent Reflection

FY19 TAX BUDGET HEARING (5:30 p.m.)

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING (5:44 p.m.)

MOTION NO. 19-001 ELECTION OF PRESIDENT
Mrs. Kauffman nominated Dr. Guernsey for President of Fostoria City Schools Board of Education. There being no other nominations Dr. Guernsey closed the nominations and on roll call the vote was: Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. Dr. Guernsey was elected President for 2019.

MOTION NO. 19-002 ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. P. Grine nominated Ms. Stannard for Vice President of Fostoria City Schools Board of Education. There being no other nominations Dr. Guernsey closed the nominations and on roll call the vote was: Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed. Ms. Stannard was elected Vice President for 2019.

OATH OF OFFICE FOR NEW AND RE-ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS

Do you solemnly affirm that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Ohio; and that you will faithfully and impartially discharge your duties as members of the Board of Education of the Fostoria City School District, Seneca County, Ohio, to the best of your ability and in accordance with the laws now in effect and hereinafter to be enacted, during your continuance in said office, and until your successor is elected and qualified?

Members assume chairs.

MOTION NO. 19-003 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

The Fostoria City Schools Board of Education will meet, for the regular monthly meeting, the third Monday of each month (except the February meeting) at 6:00 pm in the Board Room at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH.

Following is a complete list of Board of Education regular meetings for the 2019 calendar year:

February 11 March 18 April 15 May 20
June 17 July 15 August 19 September 16
October 21 November 18 December 16

The Fostoria City Schools Board of Education will meet, for monthly work sessions/meetings, the second Monday of each month (except the February, June & November meetings) at 6:00 pm in the Board Room at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH.

Following is a complete list of Board of Education work sessions for the 2019 calendar year:

February 4 March 11 April 8 May 13
June 3 July 8 August 12 September 9
October 14 November 4 December 9

MOTION NO. 19-004 LEGISLATIVE LIAISON MEMBER FOR 2019
The Board President appointed Dr. Guernsey as OSBA Legislative Liaison Member for 2019.

MOTION NO. 19-005 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LIAISON
The Board President appointed Dr. Guernsey as OSBA Student Achievement Liaison Member for 2019.

MOTION NO. 19-006 BOARD SERVICE FUND
Ms. Stannard moved to establish a Board Service Fund for the 2019 calendar year, per Ohio Revised Code 3315.15.

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. 19-007 STANDING AUTHORIZATION FOR 2019
Mrs. Kauffman moved to approve the following Standing Authorizations:

A. The Treasurer is authorized to secure advances from the County Auditor when funds are available and payable to the District.

B. The Treasurer is authorized to pay all bills within the limits of the appropriations resolution as bills are received and when services and/or merchandise are received in good condition.

C. The Board authorizes the Treasurer or Superintendent to review and approve all Then & Now Certificates per ORC 5705.41(D).

D. The Treasurer is authorized to invest interim funds at the most productive interest rate, when funds are available.

E. The Treasurer is authorized to pay any and all overdraft and other associated bank fees for FY 2019.

F. The Board authorizes using one signature, the Treasurer’s, on all checks.

G. The Superintendent is authorized to employ such personnel as needed for such emergency situations, with such employment to be presented to the Board for approval at the next Regular Board meeting.

H. The Superintendent is authorized to serve as Purchasing Agent for 2019.

I. The Superintendent has authority to approve enrollment of a child where there is a temporary custody request, grand-parenting, non-residential tuition, and a home schooling request.

J. The Treasurer is authorized to make appropriation modifications within budget accounts as needed without Board action.

K. The Treasurer is authorized to attend the required Public Records training (HB9) on behalf of the Board of Education members.

L. The Superintendent has authority to approve policies, purposes and transfers within the student activity funds.

M. The Superintendent has authority to approve all applications for Federal and State funds.

N. The Board directs the Treasurer that in the instance of the Food Service Fund, Ron Blackburn Memorial Fund, Foundation Scholarship, Dick Kidwell Scholarship, High School Scholarship Fund (Redmen Pride), FEA Scholarship, Larry Snyder Scholarship, Vivian Pearson Band Scholarship, Judy Miller Choral Scholarship, Helen G. Saum Scholarship, and Auxiliary Services Fund, that the interest follows the principle into those specific funds.

O. The Board directs the Treasurer to purchase the following Blanket Bonds:

All Employees $10,000
Superintendent $10,000
Board President $10,000
-with additional Indemnity Riders
Treasurer $75,000

P. Approve expending funds for purchase of meals, refreshments or other amenities for professional development, meetings, staff recognition, community events, service awards, student incentives and items for bereavement as a means to promote public health, safety, morals, general welfare, security, prosperity and contentment of all participants.

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

MOTION NO. 19-008 STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 2019

President appoints Board Member(s) to serve on the following committees:

Standing Members – Andrew Sprang, Superintendent and Sue Lehmann, Treasurer

(1) Audit & Finance
Dr. Thomas Guernsey
Mr. Tom Grine

(2) Policy Development
Mr. Pat Grine
Ms. Sharon Stannard

(3) Negotiations/Personnel
Dr. Thomas Guernsey/Ms. Sharon Stannard (FEA)
Dr. Thomas Guernsey/Mrs. Heidi Kauffman (AFSCME)

(4) Records Committee

(5) Athletic Board

(6) Redmen Club/Athletic Boosters

(7) Music Boosters

(8) Vanguard-Sentinel JVSD
Mrs. Heidi Kauffman

(9) Fostoria Parks Board

(10) Academic Boosters

MOTION NO. 19-009 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Ms. Stannard moved to approve the Superintendent recommendation that the Director of Student Services, be designated as the Equal Opportunity Compliance Administrator to assure that the School District complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and all applicable rules and regulations promulgated under such laws. The Director of Student Services shall also be responsible for assuring that all practices and procedures of this School District shall comply with the Policies of this Board of Education with regard to non-discrimination.

Jennifer Abell, Director of Student Services
1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830
419-436-4101
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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. 19-010 COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Mr. P. Grine moved to approve the Superintendent recommendation that the Director of Student Services, be designated as the Compliance Administrator to assure that the School District complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all applicable rules and regulations promulgated under such laws. The Director of Student Services shall also be responsible for assuring that all practices and procedures of this School District shall comply with the Policies of this Board of Education with regard to non-discrimination.

Jennifer Abell, Director of Student Services
1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830
419-436-4101
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Mrs. Kauffman seconded the motion and on roll call the vote was: Mr. P. Grine, aye; Mrs. Kauffman, aye; Mr. T. Grine, aye; Ms. Stannard, aye; and Dr. Guernsey, aye. The President declared the motion passed.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS - None

MOTION NO. 19-011 ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business Mrs. Kauffman moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:53 p.m.

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.

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