Regular Meeting

Monday, October 19, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on October 19, 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. Mr. Whitney also made

available various publications  and mailings and shared a "thank you" from Drena McCurdy for the

Board's continued support of the Miss Lexington program.

Student Representative, Anne Olecki, provided an update regarding District activities including the following;

1. The football teams has a record of 6-2 and are 1st in OCC.  The team is currently in the 6th spot for playoffs

and the top 8 teams in the region going into playoffs:

2.  Volleyball ended their regular season as OCC champs for just the 3rd time in 15 years. 

The first tournament match for volleyball is October 20th at 6 p.m. here at the high school;

3. Boys and girls soccer are in post season play, with the boys' first game on October 19th at 6:00 p.m.

and the girls' first game scheduled for October 22nd at 1:30 p.m.

4.  Cross Country swept the OCC championships, including boys and girls teams for both the high school and junior high. 

High school teams will be running in the districts on October 22 at Galion;

5.  Girls' tennis won the league and 3 are headed to State;

6.  Both boys' and girls' golf have completed successful seasons;

7. Lexington will be hosting the OCC cheer competition on November 6th at 4 p.m.;

8.  Band is headed to State on October 29th at Hilliard Bradley;

9.  Choir will have a concernt in the high school auditorium on October 20th at 7:30 p.m.

10.  An Academic Challenge meet will be held here on October 24th at 4:00 p.m.;

11. Parent teacher conferences eneded on October 18th;

12.  The end of the second six weeks is November 11th;

13.  National Honors Society induction night is scheduled for November 7th at 7:00 p.m.

14.  PSAT tests for sophomores and juniors occurred on October 18th;

15.  The fall ACT is scheduled for October 22nd;

16.  A number of seniors have already applied to their top choice colleges;

17.  The homecoming assembly and dance went extremely well and Alyssa was voted homecoming queen.



  48-16   Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following financial items:

               1. The minutes from the September regular meeting and October special meeting were approved.

2. The monthly financial report for September 2016 were presented.

3. The following donations were accepted:

a. From Lexington PTO in the amount of $2,000 each for Eastern, Western, and Central Elementary schools; $6,000 total;

b. From Cynthia and Gary Jakubick in the amount of $2,326 to be used in the elementary libraries;

c. From Lexington Kiwanis in the amount of $500 to be used for the Eastern sign upgrade and repair;

d. From Therm-O-Disc, Inc. and the Emerson Charitable Trust in the amount of $1,000 to be used for student activities such as academic and cultural events;

e. From First Congregational Church in the amount of $500 to be used for the Minuteman Academic Scholarship Fund.

4. Approved the 5-Year Financial Forecast for FY 17 through FY 21.

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

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

          Motion adopted 


  49-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following personnel items:


               Employment: Approved the employment of the following personnel:

Sue Sweeney -OGT Tutor October 10-28

Jan Smith - Part-time academic mentor at Central for the 2016-2017 school year, effective 10-3-16

Heiden Eichorn - Academic mentor at Western for the 2016-2017 school year, effective 9-30-16

   Salary Adjustments:  Approve the salary adjustments of the following:

   Laura Wesserling - ME + 10 to ME + 20

   Edwina Brownell - ME + 30 to ME + 40


                Employment:  Approved the recommendation to employ the following:

Rachel Kastran - 4 hour bus aide, Pioneer bus, contract for 2016-2017 school year, effective 9-19-16

Larry Lieb - Transportation sub, effective 10-31-16, pending successful completion of all certificates and licensing.

   Bus Duty Payment:  Approve the payment of $1,550.00 to Darla Baker for serving as bus duty supervisor at the junior high during the   2016-2017 school year.  

Other Business:  

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

Karyn Wade - High school assistant swim and junior high swim

Ryan Oliver - Junior High wrestling

Gabe Benjamin - Junior High wrestling

Substitute Nurse:  Approved the nursing services of Kay Huff as district substitute LPN, at the hourly rate on her contract for the 2016-2017 school year pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements.

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute lists dated 10/11/16 as presented by MOESC.    

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

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

            Motion adopted 


50-16 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to adjourn                                                   8: 17 p.m              

             Roll Call – Yea: Mr. Stoner, Mr. Schuster, Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Heck, 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 ____________________________