Regular Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 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.


55-16   Motion by made Mr. Schuster, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to approve the following financial items:

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

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

3. Approved renenwal with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for medical, Rx, and dental Insurance administrative services for Calendar Year 2017 at the following rates:

-Medical/Rx/Stop Loss Administrative fees $49.49 per employee per month (same as CY 16)

-Dental Administrative fees of $4.89 per employee per month (same as CY 15)

4. Approved Specific Stop Loss coverage through HCC Life Insurance Company as a premium of $60.62 (single) and $165.41 (family) per employee per month (19% increase from CY 16).

5.  Approvedthe 2017 medical and dental insurance funding rates.

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

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

          Motion adopted 


  56-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to approve the following personnel items:


               Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of Stephen Cote, high school Math, effective November 18, 2016.

Employment: Approved the employment of the following:

Crystal Kell - Central 4th grade Academic Challenge advisor

Wil VanDyke - HIgh School Math, MA +30, step 10 daily rate, effective November 21, 2016 through the remainder of 2016-17 school year

  Salary adjustment: Approved the salary adjustment for Debbie Collins from MA to MA +10.


              Employment:  Approved the employment of:

Kathy Schwechheimer - Assistant to the Treasurer, rehire, at step 10, effective January 1, 2017.

Kimberly Perkins - Substitute educational aide, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements.

Other Business:  

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

Shawn Gunnoe - JV girls' basketball

Ron Schaub - Varsity boys' tennis

Ralph Baker - Varsity boys' track

Michelle Smith - Varsity girls' track

Kevin Morrow - Varsity baseball

Mike Hamman - Varsity softball

Jay Schmidt - Jr. High track

Jeff Meyer - Jr. HIgh track

Rob Michaels - Volunteer - boys' tennis

January Board Meetings: Set the date and time for the Organizational and Regular January 2017 Board of Education meetings as January 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

OSBA:  Approved the recommendation to joing OSBA for calendar year 2017.

Substitute Lists:  Approved the revised Lexington substitute lists dated 12/13/16 as presented by MOESC.    

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

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

            Motion adopted 


57-16  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. Stoner, Mr. Heck, Mr. Schuster, Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Whitney -----------------------------5

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

                Motion Adopted.

Time entered: 7:25 p.m.

Returned to regular session: 8:24 p.m.


 58-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Stoner to terminate the teaching contract of Laura Wesserling for good and just cause.

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

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

                Motion adopted.


59-16  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich to accept the resignation of Mary Sue Davis, effective December 14, 2016.

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

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

                Motion adopted.


60-16 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to adjourn.                                                 8: 35 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 ____________________________