Regular Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.

The Lexington Board of Education met in regular session in the boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.

Mr. Ziegelhofer presented a summary of various activities going on around the District to show Lexcellence In Action, including the following:

Math Counts

COSI on Wheels

Opera in the Schools at Eastern

Dr. Seuss Week at Central and Western

Right to Read Week at Western which included 2 high school athletees in each class

"Twin Day" at Western

COSI Chemistry event at Central

"Thank You" breakfast at Central for Lexington Police, Troy Twp. EMTs, Lexington Bus Drivers, Maintenance and Technology staff

Academic Challenge

Spelling Bee

Eastern Skype with NASA

High School Regional Orchestra


French and Spanish National Honor Society

Art Appreciation Month


16-17   Motion by made Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to approve the following financial items:

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

2. The monthly financial report for  February 2017 was presented.

          3. Approved "Resolution Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the nexessary Tax Levies and Certifiying Them to the County Auditor"

          4. Accepted a donation from VFW Post 5101 to Central Elementary for elementary school supplies

          5. Accepted a donation from the Lexington PTO in the amount of $200 each for Central, Eastern, and Western Elementary for Right to Read Week

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

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

          Motion adopted.  


  17-17  Motion by Mrs. Weirich, seconded by Mr. Heck to approve the following:

 Resignation:  Accepted the resignation of the following teachers effective at the end of the 2016-2017 school year:

Joel Morrow - High School English

Margaret Martin - Kindergarten, Western

Maternity Leave: Approved a maternity leave request for Jessica Duffey, Eastern, from approximately September 4, 2017 through approximately mid-October

Leave of Absence: Approved a leave of absence request for the 2017-2018 school year for Christina Rose, 2nd grade, Western.

Employment: Approved the employment of Kelli Dyer as Western PE teacher for the 2017-2018 school year, one year contract, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements


    Retirement:  Accepted the retirement of Jimmie Norfleet, Transportation, effective June 1, 2017.

              Employment:  Approved the employment of the following:

Lora Hamilton- Transportation, sub driver, pending completion of CDL requirements, effective March 13, 2017

Ashley Whiting - Transportation sub driver, pending completion of CDL requirements, effective March 13, 2017

Jimmy Norfleet - Transportation sub, effective 2017-2018 school year

Amy Cleland - Eastern, AM bus duty, effective October 31, 2016

Valerie Hunter - Eastern, PM bus duty, effective October 31, 2016 - January 20, 2017

Rhonda Tittle - Eastern, PM bus duty, effective January 23, 2017

Other Business:  

Coaching Recommendations:  Approved Phil Leineweber as high school/junior high track track coach volunteer.

Athletic Program Coordinator:  Approved Jay Schmidt as the Athletic Department Program Coordinator for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Tuition Students: Approved the following tuition students for the 2017-2018 school year:

David Haring - Continuing, grade 12

Sylvia Goldsmith - Continuing, grade 11

School Calendar:  Approved the school calendar for 2017-2018.

Approved the purchase of up to two (2) 78 passenger school buses from Cardinal Bus Sales. One bus at a cost of $91,618 (bus 5 trade) and one at $93,418 (no trade-in) for a total of $185,036 (includes extra warranties).

Board Policy Updates:  Approved the adoption of the Board of Education policy updates: 4.05 Evaluation of Teachers: 4.06 Evaluation of School Counselors; 6.10 Habitual and Chronic Truancy Intervention Strategies; 6.16 Graduation/Diploma Requirements; 6.19 Student Accident Insurance; 6.20 Student Discipline Procedures; 6.50 Student Conduct (Zero Tolerance)(New); 6.32 Immunization; 6.36 Asthma Medication; 6.361 Epinephrine Auto Injectors; 7.16 College Credit Plus Program; 7.19 Extracurricular Activities; 7.21 Interscholastic Athletics; 8.14 Purchases; 8.21 Disposal of Property (New); 10.03 Public Records; 10.04 Records Retention and Disposal Schedule; 10.21 School Wellness Policy; 10.30 Crowdfunding (New)

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

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

            Motion adopted.  


1.  The Village of Lexington proposed income tax sharing agreement.


18-17 Motion by Mr. Stoner, seconded by Mr. Schuster to reject the proposal from the Village of Lexington for the District to waive any and all compensation from the Village of Lexington Under ORC 5709.82 as a result of the Community Reinvestment Area Agreement project with Next Generation Films, Inc.

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

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

         Motion adopted.


     19-17  Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mrs. Weirich, to enter into executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of 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, Mrs. Weirich, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Stoner, Mr. Schuster, Mr. Whitney--------5

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

        Motion adopted.

Time entered:  7:43 p.m.

Returned to regular session:  8:22 p.m.


1. Home Instruction - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared with the Board background information related to an elementary student who will be enrolled for home instruction and other services to be provided by the District.

2. District Visit - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared with the Board a recent visit that he and MR. Stoner made to a district in the Columbus area. The original purpose of the visit was to gain an additional understanding as to how this paritcular district's faciliities process was going. While information was taken away in the area of facilities, Mr. Ziegelhofer sahred that he and Mr. Stoner also noted a number of items that the district was working through that our District already has in place. Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that it was a reminder of the excellence here at Lexington Local Schools and that while we may not be able to compete with the overall finances of other Districts, we can and do compette academically.  Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that he has met with other District builidings and shared this information and appreciation for the passion and dedication that the staff of Lexington has for our students.

3. OSBA Central Region Recognition - Mr. Ziegelhofer shared that he, Mr. Whitney and Mr. Whitesel attended the OSBA Central Region spring conference on March 6th where Mr. Stoner was recognized for his 15 years of service as a Board member.  Additionally, Lexington Hiigh School was recognized as one of only six schools in the Central Region and one of only 46 schools in the entire State of Ohio to receive all A's on the Ohio School Report Card for the 2014-2015 school year.


20-17 Motion by Mr. Heck, seconded by Mr. Schuster to adjourn.                                                9:00 p.m.               

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

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

                             Motion adopted.           

NOTE: April meeting re-scheduled for April 26, 2017 and May meeting re-scheduled for May 18th.


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 ____________________________