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Monroe Local Schools Meeting Agenda for April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009 8:36:11 AM - Monroe Ohio
                                                 MONROE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                             231 Macready Avenue
                                                              Monroe, Ohio 45050


                                                          REGULAR MEETING
                                                                April 27, 2009
                                                                    7:00 p.m.
                                                         Monroe Elementary Cafeteria

I.    CALL TO ORDER -     Mr. Tom Leeds, President
A.    Roll Call
1.    Tom Birdwell        _____
2.    Mike Irwin        _____
3.    Mike Lane        _____
4.    Tom Leeds        _____
5.    Chris Snyder        _____    

B.    Pledge of Allegiance

II.    CONSENT AGENDA – Mr. Tom Leeds, President
Recommend the Board approve the Consent Agenda
MOTION:        _____
SECOND:        _____

Birdwell A/N    Irwin A/N      Lane A/N      Leeds A/N     Snyder A/N

Approved    _____         Not Approved   _____     Other Action   _____

III.    PRESENTATIONS
A.    United Way Award
B.    District 13 Solo/Ensemble Contest Award
C.    Power of the Pen Awards

IV.    COMMUNICATIONS
A.    Comments from the Public

V.    DISCUSSION

VI.    TREASURER’S BUSINESS – Mrs. Kelley Thorpe
Recommend the Board approve the minutes and other Treasurer’s business as listed.
A.    MINUTES of the Board Retreat of February 26, 2009, Regular Meeting of  March 23, 2009, Work Session of April 6, 2009, Att. 1A , 1B, and 1C

B.    MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT, March, 2009, Att. 2
MOTION: _____

SECOND:    _____

Birdwell A/N    Irwin A/N      Lane A/N      Leeds A/N     Snyder  A/N

Approved    _____         Not Approved   _____     Other Action   _____

C.    Resolution Determining to Convert ___Inside Mills From Current Expense to Permanent Improvement

WHEREAS, the Monroe Local School District, in the Counties of Butler and Warren, Ohio (the “District”), is at the “20 mill floor” provided by Ohio law for current expense effective millage rate for real property taxation; and
WHEREAS, this Board of Education  (the “Board of Education”) desires to convert ______________________ (_______) mills of the property tax now being levied by the Board of Education within the ten-mill limitation, as defined in Section 5705.02 of the Ohio Revised Code (the “Ten-Mill Limitation”), for current expenses, to ________________ (_____) mills to be levied for permanent improvements, for a continuing period of time; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 5705.314 of the Ohio Revised Code on April 27, 2009, the Board of Education held a public hearing on the proposal to convert such inside millage, which may result in an increase in the amount of real property taxes levied by the Board of Education, and gave notice of such hearing,  in accordance with such Section;
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Monroe Local School District, Counties of Butler and Warren, Ohio:
SECTION 1.  That this Board of Education hereby converts _____________________ (____) mills of property taxes now being levied for current expenses within the Ten Mill Limitation to a levy of _______________ (____) mills for permanent improvements for a continuing period of time commencing with tax year 2009.
SECTION 2.  That the Treasurer of the Board of Education is hereby directed to deliver a copy of this Resolution to the County Auditors of Butler and Warren Counties.
SECTION 3.  That the Treasurer of the Board of Education is authorized and directed to take all necessary actions on behalf of the Board of Education to implement this resolution.
SECTION 4.  That it is found and determined that all formal actions of this Board of Education concerning and relating to the adoption of this resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Board of Education, and that all deliberations of this Board of Education, and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, and the rules of this Board of Education adopted in accordance therewith.
SECTION 5.  That this resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
______________________________ seconded the motion, and the roll being called upon the question of adoption of the resolution, the vote resulted as follows:
MOTION:    _____

SECOND:    _____

Birdwell A/N    Irwin A/N      Lane A/N      Leeds A/N     Snyder  A/N

Approved    _____         Not Approved   _____     Other Action   _____

VII.    SUPERINTENDENT’S BUSINESS – Dr. Elizabeth Lolli
Recommend the Board approve items as listed.
A.    PERSONNEL
1.    To approve Director of Special Services contract adjustment, Att. 3

2.    To approve new index with changes in Curriculum and Special Services Director, Att. 4

3.    To approve Curriculum Secretary pay scale, Att. 5

4.    To approve contract suspensions for 2009/2010, Att. 6

5.    To approve extended time for Media Specialist, Att. 7

6.    Recommend the Board issue a revision of contracts for the following people. Contract to state second year of a 2 year contract, not “limited one year contract”.
•    Kelly Cummings
•    Dennis Ferguson
•    Jennene Alexander

7.    To approve Limited Contracts for school year 2009/2010, Att. 8

8.    To approve Continuing Contracts for school year 2009/2010, Att. 9

9.    To approve Non-Certificated Contracts, from 1 year to 2 year contract, Att. 10

10.    To approve the certificated resignations listed. Att. 11A

11.    To approve the non-certificated resignations listed. Att. 11B

12.    To approve hiring the certificated personnel listed. Att. 12A

13.    To approve hiring non-certificated personnel listed. Att. 12B

14.    To approve supplemental resignations listed. Att. 13A

15.    To adopt the following Resolution:

Part 1. WHEREAS the Monroe Local School District Board of Education has offered the following positions:
                Girls Volleyball Coach
                Boys Varsity Soccer

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.
16.    To approve hiring of non-certificated supplemental contracts. Att. 14B

MOTION:    _____

SECOND:    _____

Birdwell A/N    Irwin A/N      Lane A/N      Leeds A/N     Snyder  A/N

Approved    _____         Not Approved   _____     Other Action   _____

B.    SUPERINTENDENT’S OTHER BUSINESS
Recommend that the Board approve other Superintendent’s business as listed.

1.    To approve the following English Courses of Study:
•    Sports Literature Course of Study
•    Creative Writing Course of Study
•    Pop Culture Course of Study

2.    To approve the following agreements with the Warren County Educational Service Center:
•    Speech-Language Pathologist
•    Social Communication Classroom
•    Intern School Psychologist
•    Special Education

MOTION:    _____

SECOND:    _____

Birdwell A/N    Irwin A/N      Lane A/N      Leeds A/N     Snyder  A/N

Approved    _____         Not Approved   _____     Other Action   _____

3.    To approve the Resolution to officially Ratify the Suspension of the Administrative Salary Schedules for the 2008-2009 Contract Year

WHEREAS, the Monroe Local School District Board of Education ("Board") approved an administrative salary schedule at its regular meeting on July 16, 2007; and

WHEREAS, the administrative salary schedule as approved was to be in effect for the following contract years: 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009; and

WHEREAS, due to the current national and state economic climate, as well as difficult financial times for the District, the Board, prior to the start of the 2008-2009 contract year instructed the Treasurer to suspend the application of the administrative salary schedule for the 2008-2009 school year; and

WHEREAS, as a result, all administrators employed by the Board did not receive a salary step increase for the 2008-2009 contract year; and

WHEREAS, it has recently come to the attention that the Board's official minutes do not reflect the Board's previous decision to suspend the administrative salary schedule; and

WHEREAS, the Board now desires to officially document and ratify its earlier action of suspending the administrative salary schedule for the 2008-2009 contract year.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Monroe Local School District Board of Education as follows:
SECTION I

The Board's previous action of suspending the previously adopted administrative salary schedule is hereby officially ratified by this action.

SECTION II

The suspension of the administrative salary schedule is effective retroactive to July 1, 2008.

SECTION III

All administrative salaries for the 2008-2009 contract year shall remain at the previous year's salary amounts.

SECTION IV
It is found and determined that all formal actions of this Board concerning or related to the adoption of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Board, and all deliberations of this Board and any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions were adopted in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all applicable requirements of the Ohio Revised Code.

____________________________moved ________________________seconded the
motion that the above Resolution be adopted.

Upon roll call and the adoption of the Resolution, the vote was as follows:

Yeas:    Nays:

ADOPTED this _ day of    , 2009.        _______________________________________________
Treasurer
CERTIFICATE

The undersigned hereby certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted at a meeting on the ________day of ______________, 2009, together with a true and correct extract from the minutes of said meeting to the extent pertinent to consideration and adoption of said Resolution.

                    ___________________________________________________
                        Treasurer
VIII.    INFORMATIONAL
A.    Shelby Wright and Loren Fierman were awarded a Superior rating at the Wilmington Science Fair and will be going to State.
B.    Congratulations to the following for achievement in Power of The Pen
•    Jordan Davidson, practiced with team
•    Jonathan Caudell, practiced with team
•    Joy Valdez, participated at districts
•    Josh Goodknight, participated at Districts
•    Curtis Turner, participated at Districts

IX.    DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD
A.    Legislative
B.    Student Achievement
C.    Finance
D.    Facilities
E.    Butler Tech
G.    MEA
X.    OTHER BUSINESS
A.    EXECUTIVE SESSION -  O.R.C. 121.22
For the following:
1.     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.
MOTION:    _____

SECOND:    _____

Birdwell A/N    Irwin A/N      Lane A/N      Leeds A/N     Snyder  A/N

Approved    _____         Not Approved   _____     Other Action   _____

XI.    ADJOURNMENT
MOTION:    _____

SECOND:    _____

Birdwell A/N    Irwin A/N      Lane A/N      Leeds A/N     Snyder  A/N

Approved    _____         Not Approved   _____     Other Action   _____            
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION – CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Meetings of the Board of Education shall be open to the public.  All citizen communications to the Board shall be addressed to the Board of Education.  Citizens who wish to present any matter of concern to the schools shall make written request to the Board of Education prior to the meeting.  This shall come under Public Participation on Agenda Items.  The Board may, in case of emergency, by majority vote, give visitors who have not presented a written request, an opportunity to present problems to the Board.  They may table action on unexpected business until proper study can be made.  Visitors who wish to speak must be recognized by the President of the Board or the presiding officer.  Recognized citizen should rise and give his/her name before addressing the Board.  Per Policy 0169.1, any visitor wishing to speak must be a resident of the district. The president shall allot a visitor, at the appropriate time, not more than three minutes unless the time is increased or decreased by a majority vote of the Board.
•    Executive Sessions may be proposed at any time during the meeting by any Board Member for any purpose authorized by law.

•    Per Policy 0166, public complaints about district personnel may be heard in Executive Session.

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