Regular Meeting

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mr. Robert Whitney, President, called the meeting to order. Roll was called by the Treasurer. 

Roll Call – Members present: Mr. Jeff Heck, Mr. Rob Schuster, Mr. Keith Stoner, Mrs. Sue Weirich, Mr. Robert Whitney -------5


Mr. Whitney welcomed visitors to the meeting and asked if any visitors would like to be recognized. Visitor Kevin Sainiak

asked about the statusof Performance Plus.  High School Prinicpal Jeremy Secrist and Superintendent Mike Ziegelhofer provided

an update regarding the sue and parental access to Performance Plus, including a platform change to the software to allow for

easier parental access.Letters are anticipated to go out to parents by the end of September.

Marsha Devito presented the Board with information regarding Professional Day and Career Trees.  Mrs. Devito shared

an example of the Communications/Digital Media career tree banner noting that there are a total of 15 such career tree banners

in various fields.Mrs. DeVito emphasized the idea of building a linear plan that includes all grades, not just high school.

Regarding this year's Professional Day; this will be held on November 22nd.  Mrs. DeVito noted that various members

of the communitywill be brought in to take part in the majorProfessional Day, which will included sophomores, juniors

and seniors who will get to pick their area of interest.Freshmen will attend Pioneer that day and attend sessions

focused on various components of community, including the talent involved in each of those areas.

The Board expressed their appreciation for the program as well astheir overall support of such opportunities for the students.



   39-16   Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following financial items:

               1. The minutes from the June regular meeting and August 11th special meetings were approved.

2. The monthly financial report for June and July 2016 was presented.

3. Accepted a donation of $500 from the Ohio Art Education Foundation as reimbursement for a portion of supplies as part of the Artist Inspired Fused Glass Installation grant.

4.  Accepted a donation of $5,000 from Quest Wealth Solutions and $2,500 from Chanley Christman totaling $7,500, representing the remaining pledged amount for athletic field house upgrades.

5.  Accepted a $300 donation from VFW post 5010 for elementary school supplies.

6.  Accepted a $650 donation from Coldwell Banker Mattox McCleery Realtors for the athletic department

7.  Approved payment of $3,377.85 to Rogue Fitness for new weight room equipment

        Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Schuster,  Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Whitney--------------5

                    Nay: None --------------------------------------------------------------------------------0 

          Motion adopted 


      40-16  Motion by Mrs. Weirich, seconded by Mr. Schuster, to approve the following personnel items:


        Employment: Approved the employment of the following personnel:

Jordan Eichorn - Long-term sub, Western, $100.00 per day, effective August 19

Heiden Eichorn - ESL mentor

Tina Parr - ESL mentor

Diane Eifrid - Senior class advisor for the 2016-2017 school year

Administering the DRA tests for the 2015-2016 school year at the substitute teacher pay rate:

Claudia Ruihley     

Heiden Eichron 

Barb Durchik  

Jody Rutschilling

Michelle Lillo

    Salary Adjustments:  Approve the salary adjustment for:

    Pat Cannon -  ME to ME +10

   Diane Eifrid - ME + 10 to ME +20

   Mark Hoover - ME + 10 to ME + 20

    Heidi Roush - ME to ME +20

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of the following coaches:

Lauren Pahl - Jr. High cheerleading advisot

Michael Grist - JV boys' basketball

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved the coaching recommendations for the 2016-2017 school year:

Jennifer Moore - JV volleyball (1/2)

Katie Wagner - JV volleyball (1/2)

Mike Schwechheimer - JV boys' golf

Michelle Smith - 8th grade volleyball

Tim Raney - 7th grade volleyball (1/2)

Genie Raney - 7th grade volleyball (1/2)

Phil Leinewebet - Assistant junior high cross-country

Alicia Bailey - Junior high cheerleading

Hope Jordan - Volunteer - Junior High cross country

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute lists dated 07/13/2016 and 08/18/2016 as presented by MOESC.    

Career Technical Program - Approved the adoption of a resolution to grant a waiver tonot be required to provide career technical programs for grades 7 and 8.   

MOU:  Approved an MOU with the Lexington Teachers Association regarding the Emergency Sick Leave Pool.    

Board Policies:  Approved the adoption of Board of Education policy revisions/new policies per Ohio Revised Code (Policies 4.06 Evaluation of School Counselors, 8/10 Uniform Federal Grant Guidance, 10.28 Eligibility for Free or Reduced Priced Meals or Free Milk, 10.29 Child Find, 3.06 Staff Conduct, 5.03 Support Staff Hours and Overtime (non-union), 6.12 Student Dismissal Precautions, 6.16 Graduation/Diploma Requirements, 9.07 Cummunity Use of Grievance Procedure, 10.07 Student Complaints of Sexual Harassment & 10.08 Employee Complaints of Sexual Harassment.              

        Roll Call – Yea:  Mrs. Weirich,  Mr. Schuster, Mr. Stoner,  Mr. Heck, Mr. Whitney--------------5 

                         Nay: None -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------0  

            Motion adopted 

Discussion Items:

1. Rockmill Financial Consultants - The Board discussed the presentation delivered by David Conley, President of Rockmill Financial Consultants, at the June 29, 2016 Board meeting.  Mr. Whitesel, Mr. Ziegelhofer and the Board discussed the benefits of adding such a team of experts in faciliites projects to offer assistance in assessing various options, facilitating meetings with Ohio Faciliites Construction Commission, assisting in community outreach and communciation, and assisting in a variety of other areas in accessing the best option for the District.

2. School Signs - Mr. Stoner inquired about the High School and Eastern Elementary signs and the potential of obtaining the repairs necessary for each of the signs. Mr. Ziegelhofer indicated that the condition of the signs would be addressed.

3. Webpage Update - The Board discussed the current District webpage and potential future updates to the webpage.

4. Aide Population - Mr. Schuster asked about how the educationl aide population within the buildings is determined each year.  Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that this varies from year-to-year and is contingent upon the overall special needs within each building, including, student needs for one-on-one educational aides. 


41-16  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck, to enter into a 12 month agreement with Rockmill Financial Consultants, Inc. to assist in exploring District facility options pursuant to their presentation from the June 29th Board of Education meeting; cost $24,500.

Roll Call – Yea:  Mr. Stoner,  Mr. Heck, Mrs. Weirich,  Mr. Schuster, Mr. Whitney--------------5 

                         Nay: None -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------0  


            Motion adopted



42-16 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck to adjourn                                                   8: 42 p.m              

             Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Schuster, Mrs. Weirich,  Mr. Whitney --------------------------5

                              Nay: None-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0

                             Motion adopted.                     

Certificate Section 5705.412, Ohio Revised Code

It is hereby certified that the Lexington Local School District Board of Education, Richland County, Ohio, has sufficient funds to meet the contract agreement, obligation, payment or expenditure for the above, and has in effect for the remainder of the fiscal year and succeeding fiscal year the authorization to levy taxes which, when combined with the estimated revenue from all other sources available to the district at the time of certification, are sufficient to provide operating revenues necessary to enable the district to operate an adequate educational program on all days set forth in its adopted school calendar for the current fiscal year and for a number of days in the succeeding fiscal year equal to the number of days instruction was or is scheduled for the current fiscal year.                                                                               



Superintendent ____________________________