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Monroe Local Schools Board Meeting Minutes Feb 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 5:55:16 PM - Monroe Ohio
Minutes of February 22, 2010

Regular Meeting The Board of Education of the Monroe Local School District in the County of Butler, State of Ohio, held its regular meeting on the 22nd day of February 2010 in the Monroe Elementary Cafeteria, located in Monroe, Ohio.

Mr. Mike Lane, President, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. The Treasurer, Mrs. Kelley Thorpe, recorded the minutes. Roll Call — showed the following members present: Mr. Brett Guido, Mr. Mike Lane, Mr. John MacDonald, Mr. Chris Snyder, and Mrs. Leslie Stone.

Also present were Acting Superintendent, Broc Bidlack, Treasurer, Mrs. Kelley Thorpe, and guests as listed in Appendix “A”, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes. Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Lolli was absent.

A recording of this meeting on Compact Disk is available in the Treasurer’s Office for review, reference tape # 100222.

All presentations/documents presented to the Board are available in the Treasurer’s Office, as referenced in the body of these minutes.

Resolution No. 10-121 Approval of Consent Agenda Mr. Snyder moved and Mr. MacDonald seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. ROLL CALL: AYES: (5) Mr. Guido, Mr. Lane, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone NOES: (0) The president declared the motion carried.

Presentations Dr. Deborah Turner presented a Power Point presentation on the Special Education State Performance Plan and potential Staffing Projections for school 2010-11. The Monroe Local School District had 229 special education students in 2008-2009. Dr. Turner reviewed the district’s recent Ohio Department of Education report on special education and offered strategies to promote success within our district. Dr. Turner also requested five additional employees for the special education program for next year. A copy of her presentation is available as an attachment to these minutes.

• Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 25, 2010 and the Work Session of February 8, 2010.

Communications Mr. Jason Frazier addressed the board about the all-day kindergarten program for the 2010-2011 school year. Mr. Frazier asked for clarification on the lottery system and the waiver to be submitted to the state. Mrs. Debbie Sander, Curriculum Director explained that there would be two all-day kindergarten classes for the 2010-2011 school year. All children will be attending all-day kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year. Mr. Frazier feels that public education should be an equal opportunity for all children and that Monroe is not pursuing the right course of action by only allowing 44 students to attend all-day kindergarten next year.

Discuss this on The Voice: 44 Monroe Kids Headed to All Day Kindergarten

Resolution No. 10-122 Treasurer’s Business Mr. Guido moved and Mrs. Stone seconded the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Business as follows:
• Monthly Financial Report: January, 2010 as shown in Appendix “B”.
• Amended Appropriations. ROLL CALL: AYES: (5) Mr. Guido, Mr. Lane, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone NOES: (0) The president declared the motion carried. Resolution No. 10-123

Superintendent’s Business Mr. Snyder moved and Mr. MacDonald seconded the motion to approve the Superintendent’s Business as follows: Personnel: Approve the hiring of certificated personnel as listed: Nina Markle Substitute Music Teacher as needed

Approve certificated supplemental contracts as listed:

Greg Fielder Boys Track II 5
Dave Donohoe Girls Track II 5
Eric Demichele Asst. Boys Track III 5
Corry Thompson Asst. Girls Track III 2
John Wilhelm JH Boys Track V 5
Emily Hendrickson JH Girls Track V 2
Sam Soete JH Asst. Boys Track VI 1
Krista Doan JH Asst. Girls Track VI 0
Robert Hunt Head Baseball II 5

Adopt the following resolution: Part 1.
WHEREAS the Monroe Local School District Board of Education has offered the following positions:
Varsity Softball Asst. Softball
Varsity Boys Volleyball
JV Boys Volleyball
JV Baseball Winter Concession Stand

WHEREAS, a vacancy exists in the positions listed; and WHEREAS, the positions listed have been offered to the current employees of the Monroe Local School District who have a license issued under Section 3319.22 of the Ohio Revised Code and no such person whom the Board of Education considers to be qualified for the position has applied for and accepted the position; and

WHEREAS, the positions listed have been advertised as available to any individual not employed by the Monroe Local School District who has a license issued under Section 3319.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, and no such person whom the Board of Education considers to be qualified for the position has applied for and accepted the position; and WHEREAS, those listed, who do not hold a license issued pursuant to Section 3319.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, have applied for the position, and the Board of Education has determined that those listed are qualified for the position.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT those listed be employed in the above named positions for the 2009/2010 school year. Approve hiring of non-certificated supplemental contracts as listed:

Jenni Meier Varsity Softball II 3
Aimee Tyree Asst. Softball III 1
Dennis Ullery Varsity Boys Volleyball III 1
Beth Elias JV Boys Volleyball V 4
Larry Fillnow Volunteer Boys Volleyball
Chris Hunt JV Baseball (1/2) III 3
Rick Hunt JV Baseball (1/2) III 1
Gary Davis Baseball Volunteer
Tim Kellis Baseball Volunteer
Tamara Kazcka Winter Concession Stand $2,400

ROLL CALL
1. Approve moving kindergarten entrance date from September 30 to August 1 beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. (Child must be 5 by August 1 to be admitted into kindergarten and 6 by August 1 to be admitted into first grade) : AYES: (5) Mr. Guido, Mr. Lane, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone NOES: (0) The president declared the motion carried. Resolution No. 10-124

Superintendent’s Other Business:
Mrs. Stone moved and Mr. MacDonald seconded the motion to approve the Superintendent’s Other Business as follows:
2. Approve the Open Enrollment policy for 2010/2011. (Given to board earlier)
3. Approve the “President’s Award” Scholarship created and funded by current board members.
• The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a Monroe High School graduating senior(s) who has shown outstanding character and leadership while attending school. The student(s) has effectively used his or her time and skills to benefit the community and school. A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to assist with future educational expenses, and an honorary plaque will be displayed in the main street lobby of the high school.
• A nominee must meet the following requirements: MLS district senior who attends Monroe High School, Greentree Academy, or Butler Tech; Minimum GPA of 2.75; and a desire to continue education after high school.

Accept the following donations:
• Cash donation of $200 to the baseball team from an anonymous donor
• From Elementary Social Committee, $220 in memory of Frank A. Lolli for choir robes
• From Middletown Community Foundation, $200.72 for Barney Yeager Memorial Baseball Fund
• From Joan & Duane Bailey, $10.00 for choir robes ROLL CALL: AYES: (5) Mr. Guido, Mr. Lane, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone NOES: (0) The president declared the motion carried. Discussion and Comments from the Board Legislative – Mr. MacDonald will be attending the State Legislative Conference on March 10, 2010.

Student Achievement – Mrs. Stone recognized the eight students that attended the Men’s Honor Choral Festival Concert at Wright State University on February 20th. Those students were Michael Luciano, Jeff Mack, Hunter Teegarden, Brian, Fiscus, Taylor Young, Josh Barrett, Jay Miller, and Eric Stone.

Butler Tech – Mr. Guido reported that the superintendent search is under way. Butler Tech held a work session that established the criteria for hiring the new superintendent.

Finance – None

Facilities – Mr. Bidlack stated that the painting at the new board office location should be completed by the end of the week. Some of the carpet will be replaced and other carpeted areas will be cleaned. The bus garage will not move until the school year is complete and the new transportation contract is established.

MEA – None

Resolution No. 10-125 Executive Session O.R.C. 121.22 Mr. Snyder moved and Mr. Guido seconded the motion to adjourn to executive session at 8:47 p.m. for the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of public employees or regulated individuals, or the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee or regulated individual unless such person requests a public hearing. ROLL CALL: AYES: (5) Mr. Guido, Mr. Lane, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone NOES: (0) The president declared the motion carried.

The meeting resumed at 9:18 p.m. Resolution No. 10-126 Adjournment Mr. Guido moved and Mrs. Stone seconded the motion to adjourn at 9:19 p.m. ROLL CALL: AYES: (5) Mr. Guido, Mr. Lane, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone NOES: (0) The president declared the motion carried.
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