Special Meeting

Monday, October 10, 2016

6:30 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 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.


1. Long Range Plans and Goals - David Conley, President of Rockmill Financial Consulting, and Carole Dorn-Bell, Partner with Allerton Hill Consulting, discussed and provided presentations to the Board on various aspects of school facilities planning.  Mr. Conley provided the Board with a School Facility Planning Overview, which included an oveview of Rockmill's services and responsibilities, State grant requirements with an outline of Lexington Schools specific circumstances, options of local funding measures available, a timeline of events to assess options and for facilities decisions, election history to consider, and next steps in the process.

Ms. Dorn-Bell stressed the importance of communication and open community involvement to ensure a successful process when considering possible options moving forward. She emphasized the importance of using community feedback through survey results and other means to determine what is important to the community as well as to address any concerns the community may have.  Ms. Dorn-Bell noted that one of the most important factors necessary for community support in an understanding of the need.

Mr. Conlye and Ms. Dorn-Bell answered questions form the Board as well as from individuals in attendance.  Both stressed that Lexington Schools is in the very preliminary stages of the process, but that the Board has taken important steps to ensure early involvement of experts in the process as the Board seeks to make the best possible decisions for the students, parents, and community of Lexington Schools moving forward. 



47-16  Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Heck to adjourn.                               8:10 p.m.               

             Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Heck, Mr. Stoner,  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 ____________________________