Regular Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November, 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. Visitor Kevin Sainiak asked for an update on the status of

parent access to PerformancePlus. Mr. Ziegelhofer and Mr. Secrist indicated they would follow-up with the Curriculum Coordinator

and reach out to Mr. Sainiak with a status update.


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

1. The fall choir concert was recently held and went very well.

2.  The Band of Gold got a unanimous superior rating at the State Finals.

3. There will be callbacks for Grease, this year's Spring musical, on the 21st and 22nd of November.

4. The holiday music schedule is as follows:

Orchestra is December 1st at 7:30 p.m.; Band is December 5th at 7:30 p.m.; High School choir is December 14th at 7:30 p.m.;

Former Band of Gold director, Randy Heidlebaugh, is the director of the Mansfield Youth Symphony Orchestra. Their

concert is December 4th at 3:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Theatre, and there are more Lexington students

involved than any other school; the Jazz band is going to Gorman Rupp on December 16th to perform.

5.  Cross country boys and girls were both State runners up.

6.  The football team plays at Tiffin against Toledo Central Catholic on November 19th at 7:00 p.m. It is the first time in

history the football team has been in the third game of the playoffs.

7. The first girls' basketball game is November 26th at Wynford.

8.  The first boys' basketball game is December 2nd and 3rd home against Northmor and Willard.

9.  On December 3rd, we will be hosting the wrestling classic.

10. Breakfast with Santa is at 8:00 a.m. on December 3rd.

11. Junior Job Shadow Day is November 30th.

12.  The FAFSA meeting was November 8th for seniors.

13.  We are hosting a college planning seminar on November 28th at 6:30 p.m.

14.  Seniors have been encouraged to complete common app and all applications.

15.  The December ACT is being encouraged to all students.


51-16   Motion by made Mrs. Weirich, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following financial items:

               1. The minutes from the October regular meeting were approved.

2. The monthly financial report for October 2016 was presented.

3. The following donations were accepted:

a. An air conditioner/heater unit valued at $373.43 from Bob and Carol Juengst for the soccer press box,

b. $600 form an anonymous donor for the high school principal's fund 018.

4. Approved to pay an invoice from Samuel French, Inc. for Spring '17 musical performance fees in the amount of $4,320.

5.  Approved Ohio School Consortium Master Supply Agreement to continue with Direct Energy (through META consortium) as electricity provider June 2017 through May 2020;

     agreement reflects a price per kWh reduction from $0.0475 to $0.03532.

6.  Approved the following appropriation modifications for FY 17:

200 9104 High School Leadership Council $2,800

300 9600 Athletics $50,000

572 9017 Title I  -$169.85

590 9017 Title II-A  -$225.71

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

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

          Motion adopted 


  52-16  Motion by Mr.Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following personnel items:


               Supplemental Contract:  Rescind the supplemental contract issued to Alyssa Horn for the fall play as there was not a fall performance

               during the 2016-2017 school year.

Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

Janelle Wyant - Eastern 4th grade Academic Challenge co-advisor

Marsha Haas - Eastern 4th grade Academic Challenge co-advisor

Wil VanDyke - Long term sub, HS, effective November 21, 2016 thru end of 2016-17 school year

  Maternity Leave  Approved a maternity leave request for Tiffany Perry, Central Elementary from approximately April 17, 2017 through

 the end of the 2016-17 school year


                Retirement:  Accepted the retirement of Kathy Schwechheimer, Assistant to the Treasurer, effective December 31, 2016.

Employment:  Approved the employment of Debbie Levingston as sub educational aide.

Other Business:  

Coaching Resignations: Accepted the resignation of the following coaches:

Brian Thompson - Varsity girls' basketball, effective October 31, 2016

Codi Fisher - Varsity/JV Cheerleading/Freshman co-coaching advisor, effective November 6, 2016

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

Amanda Dearth - Junior High swim

Nate Lautzenhiser - Varsity girls' basketball

Mark Hoover - 7th grade boys' basketball "B" team

Rob Hassmann - 8th grade boys' basketball "B" team

Athletic Department Assistant: Approved John Harris and Tucker Bacquet as Athletic Department Assistants for approximately 8 weeks, $15.00 per hour, effective November 3, 2016.

Board Policy Updates:  Approved the updated board policies:  3.10 Alcohol and Drug Free Schools; 3.11 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Testing of Employees Performing Safety-Sensitive Duties; 6.24 Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Drug Free Schools) and Anabolic Steroids;

6.07 Enrollment of Resident and Nonresident, Homeless and Foreign Exchange Students; 6.50 C.P.R. and A.E.D. Training (New); and 8.18 Credit Card Policy (New).

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute lists dated 11/9/16 as presented by MOESC.    

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

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

            Motion adopted 


1.  Retire/Rehire Request - The Board discussed the retire/rehire request of Kathy Schwechheimer as Assistant to the Treasurer. 

2.  Professional Day - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared information with the Board regarding the upcoming Professional Day scheduled for November 22nd at the high school and the Board discussed the Professional Day.


53-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to enter into executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensationof a public employee or official,

or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual unless the public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual requests a public hearing and negotiations.

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

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

                Motion Adopted.

Time entered: 7:35 p.m.

Returned to regular session: 8:35 p.m.


54-16 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to adjourn                                                 8: 37 p.m              

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

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

                             Motion adopted.           

Note:  The December meeting was moved from December 21st to December 14th.           

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 ____________________________