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Monroe Local Schools Board Meeting Minutes for May 24, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010 9:21:03 AM - Monroe Ohio

 

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
MONROE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
Minutes of May 24, 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 24th day of May 2010 in the Monroe Elementary Cafeteria, located in Monroe, Ohio.
 
Mr. Chris Snyder, President Pro Tempore, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
The Treasurer, Mrs. Kelley Thorpe, recorded the minutes.
 
Roll Call — showed the following members present: Mr. Brett Guido, Mr. John MacDonald, Mr. Chris Snyder, and Mrs. Leslie Stone. Mr. Mike Lane, Board President, was absent. Also present were Superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Lolli, Treasurer, Mrs. Kelley Thorpe, and guests as listed in Appendix ―A‖, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes.
A recording of this meeting on Compact Disk is available in the Treasurer’s Office for review, reference tape # 102410.
All presentations/documents presented to the Board are available in the Treasurer’s Office, as referenced in the body of these minutes.
Resolution No. 10-152 Approval of Consent Agenda
Mr. MacDonald moved and Mr. Guido seconded the motion to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
ROLL CALL: AYES: (4) Mr. Guido, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone
NOES: (0)
ABSENT: (1) Mr. Lane
The president declared the motion carried.
Presentations
Dr. Lolli and the Board recognized individuals who had volunteered regularly in Monroe Schools during the 2009-2010 school year. Each individual was presented with a pin as a token of appreciation. A list of the volunteers is listed in Appendix ―B‖, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes.
 
Angela Peterson presented the Board of Education with a list of items purchased by the Monroe Athletic Boosters during the 2009-2010 school year. The Monroe Athletic Boosters donated all items on the list to the board and includes tack fencing, a DVD burner, weights, a high jump area, and a $6,000 donation toward the construction of a press box on the Varsity Baseball field. A copy of the list is listed in Appendix ―C‖, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes.
 
Monroe Elementary students, Jennifer Horvat, Amit Patel, Sam Michael, Jans Tuada, and Audrey Achor from the ALPS gifted class and teacher Summer Shaffer presented information on the Elementary Business Fair recently held. Students planned a business, secured loans (from parents),created a product, and sold that product. The class made a net profit of $968.82. A copy of the student’s PowerPoint presentation is listed in Appendix ―D‖, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes.
Discussion
 
Dr. Lolli showed a video outlining measures being taken by Monroe and other area schools for 21st Century Learning. Monroe, Madison, and Edgewood Schools received a joint grant from the High Aims Consortium to implement 21st Century skills in the classroom. According to Dr. Lolli, Monroe will be using part of the grant to purchase I-Pods for use in the gifted education classrooms during the next school year. Dr. Lolli also gave board members a timeline of Monroe’s involvement with the High Aims Consortium, as listed in Appendix ―E‖, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes.
 
Discussion – Treasurer’s Business
Treasurer Kelley Thorpe presented the April Financial Report to the board. Included in the report was an analysis of student fees received and spent during this school year. Monroe collected 67% of student fees owed, but spent 135% of what was actually collected. This will result in the need from the general fund of approximately $30,000 to cover the shortage. Mrs. Thorpe outlined the steps the district takes to collect student fees and what parents can do if they need to apply for a fee waiver. A copy of the presentation is listed in Appendix ―F‖, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes.
 
Resolution No. 10-153 Treasurer’s Business
Mrs. Stone moved and Mr. Guido seconded the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Business as follows:
 Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 10, 2010, and
ROLL CALL: AYES: (4) Mr. Guido, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone
NOES: (0)
ABSENT: (1) Mr. Lane
The president declared the motion carried.
Resolution No. 10-154 Five Year Forecast Update
Mr. MacDonald moved and Mr. Guido seconded the motion to approve the May update to the 2010 Five Year Forecast.
ROLL CALL: AYES: (4) Mr. Guido, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone
NOES: (0)
ABSENT: (1) Mr. Lane
The president declared the motion carried.
 
Resolution No. 10-155 Superintendent’s Business
Mr. Guido moved and Mr. MacDonald seconded the motion to approve the Superintendent’s Business as follows:
Personnel:
Approve stipends for Mentors:
Julie Conley $500
Brenda Leitch $500
Linda Black $500
Stacey Deaton $500
Cinda Pelfrey $500

Approve certified supplemental contracts as listed:
Sue Knicely Elementary Music Director VI  5 $2,718.27
Amie Kinder Elementary Tech Director VI  5 $2,718.27

Karen Blistan Elementary Camp $257.00 
Jennifer Baker Elementary Camp $257.00
Jill Frost Elementary Camp $257.00
Patty Keith Elementary Camp $257.00
Heidi Lawson Elementary Camp $257.00
Nancy Lintzenich Elementary Camp $257.00
Suzanne Routson Elementary Camp $257.00
Todd Moore Elementary Camp $257.00
Michael Keith Elementary Camp $257.00
 
Approve non-certified supplemental contracts as listed:
Kristyn Walter Elementary Camp $257.00
 
ROLL CALL: AYES: (4) Mr. Guido, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone
NOES: (0)
ABSENT: (1) Mr. Lane
The president declared the motion carried.
 
Resolution No. 10-156 Superintendent’s Business
Mrs. Stone moved and Mr. Guido seconded the motion to approve the Superintendent’s Business as follows:
Approve certificated contracts as listed:
Amie MacDonald Intervention Specialist  0 $33,978.00
Casey Wells Intervention Specialist  0 $33,978.00
Ashley Warren High School Chemistry/Physics 0 $33,978.00
Amie MacDonald Intervention Specialist 0 $33,978.00
 
ROLL CALL: AYES: (3) Mr. Guido, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone
NOES: (0)
ABSTAIN: (1) Mr. MacDonald
ABSENT: (1) Mr. Lane
The president declared the motion carried.
 
Resolution No. 10-157 Superintendent’s Other Business
Mr. Guido moved and Mrs. Stone seconded the motion to approve the Superintendent’s other business as listed:
-Recognize Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP as an approved law firm for the Board of Education. Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP shall be retained to provide legal advice to the Board pursuant to the terms of the retainer agreement.
-Approve the PreK-12 Notification Service Contract with TRZ Communications for the 2010/2011 school year.
-To approve the school fees for 2010/2011. A copy of the fee list is listed in Appendix ―G‖, which is attached and becomes an official part of these minutes.
-To approve the proposed insurance plan changes by Butler Health Plan effective January 1, 2011.
-Approve the Resolution Appointing Members to the Family and Civic Engagement Team.
-Accept a donation of $15,000 for band uniforms from an anonymous donor.
-Approve the contract with Smart Solutions for the 2010/2011 school year.
 
ROLL CALL: AYES: (4) Mr. Guido, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone
NOES: (0)
ABSENT: (1) Mr. Lane
The president declared the motion carried.
 
Informational
Eric Stone received an excellent rating at the state science fair at OSU on Saturday, May 8th. He has now earned 3 years of a five year scholarship award.
The following students participated in the Butler Tech Career Passport Competition. Students were evaluated on their completed Career Passport as well as a professional interview.
o Stephani Blair, Silver, $40
o Emma Coyle, Bronze, $30
o Hilary Pierce, Bronze $30
o Michael Pop, Bronze, $30
 
Discussion and Comments from the Board
Legislative – None
 
Student Achievement – Mrs. Stone expressed her pride with all of the wonderful spring performances and end-of-year banquets and assemblies in which Monroe students have participated.
Butler Tech – Mr. Guido stated that Brett Smith has been hired as the new CEO for Butler Tech. His first day will be July 1, 2010. Mr. Guido also expressed his pleasure after participating in several graduation ceremonies for Butler Tech programs. He stated that the pride on the student’s faces as they accepted their diplomas was quite satisfying for him as a board member.
 
Finance – None
Facilities – None
MEA – None
 
Resolution No. 10-158 Adjournment
Mrs. Stone moved and Mr. MacDonald seconded the motion to adjourn at 8:23 p.m.
ROLL CALL: AYES: (4) Mr. Guido, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Stone
NOES: (0)
ABSENT: (1) Mr. Lane
The president declared the motion carried.
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