ROUGH DRAFT: FEBRUARY 21, 2012; 3:00 PM BOARD OF EDUCATION NORTH RIDGEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OHIO

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1 BOARD OF EDUCATION NORTH RIDGEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OHIO SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AGENDA FEBRUARY 21, 2012 REGULAR MEETING: 6:00 P.M. NREC COMMUNITY ROOM TO: MEMBERS, NORTH RIDGEVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION I. CALL TO ORDER Pledge of Allegiance II. III. IV. ROLL CALL A. Mrs. Robin Hrabik B. Mr. Robb Lyons C. Mrs. Kelly McCarthy D. Mrs. Maria Sycz E. Mr. Frank Vacha FINALIZATION OF AGENDA APPROVAL OF MINUTES It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the video transcribed meeting minutes for January 11, Further, it is recommended that a written summary of the special and regular minutes for the meetings on January 4, 2012; January 11, 2012 and January 23, 2012 be approved. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education approve the above minutes. V. EDUCATION REPORTS 1. Ohio Department of Education Financial Analysis Mr. Robert Foss, School Administration Fiscal Consultant Office of Quality School Choice and Funding Finance Program Services VI. STAFF, STUDENT, COMMUNITY RECOGNITION A. Presentation of check to Make A Wish, Representative: Mrs. Kim Sazima $ from the NREC/ECLC PTA B. Community Partner in Education Recognition: Mr. Rogelio Hernandez, Fiesta Jalapenos C. Staff Recognition: Ohio Lottery Teacher of the Month for January: Mrs. Kelly Reed, Fifth Grade Teacher, Liberty Elementary D. Student Recognition: Ohio Lottery Student of the Month January Julia Mancuso, Middle School, Grade 8 E. Student Recognition: February Students of the Month Presented by: Mrs. Kelly McCarthy 1. Early Childhood Learning Center: Gavin Dalveren; Evan Perez 2. North Ridgeville Education Center: Lola Kuhn; Logan Margolin 3. Lear North Elementary: Emily Jacobs; Brendan Corrigan 4. Liberty Elementary: Lauren Piper, Gr. 5; Jacob Adamczyk, Gr Wilcox Elementary: Allison DeVore, Gr. 4; Devin Osis, Gr North Ridgeville Middle School: Analise Johnson, Gr. 8; Taylor McCreary, Gr North Ridgeville High School: Megan Kirchner, Gr. 12; Rachel Jalowiec, Gr. 12 The Board President will call for a brief intermission following completion of the above recognitions. 1

2 VII. HEARING OF PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS * VIII. IX. COMMITTEE REPORT A. Building and Grounds Committee 1. Resolution to Approve Specifications and Authorize the Advertising of Bids to Purchase Two (2) School Buses through the Ohio School Council, Cooperative Purchasing Program 2. Resolution to Approve Specifications and Authorize the Advertising of Bids to Purchase One (1) Food Service Truck SUPERINTENDENT S REPORT A. Consent Agenda 1. Employment Recommendations a. Supplemental Contracts b. Unpaid Volunteers c. Special Project Stipends d. Support Staff Substitutes 2. Adjustments a. Certified Staff b. Support Staff 3. Leaves of Absence a. Certified Staff b. Support Staff 4. Resignations a. Certified Staff b. Certified Staff Substitute c. Support Staff 5. Reimbursements In-Lieu-Of Transportation 6. Re-Assignment of Equipment B. Employment 1. Support Staff C. Agreements 1. Avakian Consulting 2. North Coast Council (NCC) transferring from LEECA to NCC 3. Spilman, Hills & Heidebrink, LTD Certified Public Accountants 4. Weswurd, LLC Ohio Medicaid School Program (OMSP) 5. Scholastic Sponsors Association, LLC 6. Educational Service Center of Lorain County 7. Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County 8. STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism 9. STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism 10. Elyria City Schools 11. West Carrollton Schools 12. America s Best Transportation D. Acceptance of Gifts X. TREASURER S REPORT A. Financial Report & Report of Interest and Investments B. Five-Year Forecast XI. XII. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS XIII. HEARING OF PUBLIC ON NEW ITEMS * XIV. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION 2

3 XV. VIII. ADJOURN COMMITTEE REPORT A. BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE 1. RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZE THE ADVERTISING OF BIDS TO PURCHASE TWO (2) SCHOOL BUSES THROUGH THE OHIO SCHOOLS COUNCIL, COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt the resolution as presented WHEREAS, the North Ridgeville City Schools Board of Education wishes to advertise and receive bids for the purchase of one (1) eighty-four (84) passenger school bus chassis and body and one (1) seventy-two (72) passenger school bus chassis and body (with wheelchair lift). The Ohio Schools Council Cooperative School Bus Purchasing Program fee is $ THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Education of the North Ridgeville City School District wishes to participate and authorizes the Ohio Schools Council to advertise and receive bids on behalf of said Board as per the specifications submitted for the cooperative purchase of one (1) eighty-four (84) passenger school bus chassis and body and one (1) seventy-two (72) passenger school bus chassis and body (with wheelchair lift). This Board agrees to pay $ to Ohio School Council for school district membership as a service fee for this purpose. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education adopt the Resolution as presented above. 2. RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZE THE ADVERTISING OF BIDS TO PURCHASE ONE (1) FOOD SERVICE TRUCK It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt the resolution as presented WHEREAS, North Ridgeville City Schools finds it necessary to replace one 1997 GMC food truck due to age and excessive miles traveled. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the North Ridgeville City School District that the specifications for the purchase of one (1) food service truck be hereby approved. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to request bids to purchase one (1) food service truck. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education adopt the Resolution as presented above. IX. SUPERINTENDENT S REPORT It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Consent Agenda Resolution as presented below. A. CONSENT AGENDA 1. EMPLOYMENT RECOMMENDATIONS a. SUPPLEMENTAL CONTRACTS It is recommended that the Board of Education award supplemental contracts to the individuals listed below for the school year only. Caddey, Kyle Richard Head 7 th Grade Women s Basketball Coach Kelly, Steven M. Assistant Men s Track Coach Middle School Rademaker, Daniel J. Head Varsity Women s Track Coach 3

4 b. UNPAID VOLUNTEERS It is recommended that the Board of Education recognize the Unpaid Volunteers listed below effective for the school year only: Baker, Lora A. Volunteer Softball Coach Frindt, Jamie Volunteer Softball Coach c. SPECIAL PROJECT STIPENDS It is recommended that the Board of Education award special project stipends to the individuals listed (1) OHIO 10 TH GRADE OGT STUDY GROUP a maximum of twenty (20) hours with work to be completed by March 9, Janis, Marianne N. (2) SCIENCE COURSE OF STUDY Fifteen (15) hours with work to be completed by the end of the school year. Mehling, Rebecca Lynn Middle School d. SUPPORT STAFF SUBSTITUTES It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Support Staff Substitute appointments listed below for the school year only with compensation to be in accordance with the Board approved salary index. Employment will be on an as needed basis in accordance with rules, regulations and Board Policy governing such employment. These appointments are conditional based upon the content of the Criminal History Record Check as set forth in Board Policy GBQ. Rishel, Margaret O. Esber, Steven Joseph Hafner, Patsy M. Taylor, Jeffrey S. 2. ADJUSTMENTS a. CERTIFIED STAFF It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Certified Staff adjustments listed Allard, Kate Ann adjust compensation to be at M.A.+15, Step 8 effective January 1, Baker, Lora A. adjust FMLA to be paid effective December 19, 2012 through February 13, 2012 and unpaid effective February 14, 2012 through March 23, Lora plans to return to work on March 26, Bogus, Erin A. adjust compensation to be at B.A.+8, Step 3 effective January 1, Conley, Claire M. adjust compensation to be at B.A.+24, Step 4 effective January 1, Kocheff, Allison M. adjust compensation to be at B.A.+16, Step 2 effective January 1, Koval, Megan Marie adjust salary adjustment date to be effective the beginning of the school year. Pieschalski, John H. adjust compensation to be at M.A.+15, Step 10 effective January 1,

5 b. SUPPORT STAFF It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Support Staff adjustments listed Adam, Paula R. adjust hours from six (6) per day to seven (7) per day effective February 3, This increase is due to student needs. Bugala, Julie L. adjust hours from six and one-quarter (6.25) per day to six and three-quarters (6.75) per day effective February 2, This increase is due to student needs. 3. LEAVES OF ABSENCE a. CERTIFIED STAFF It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Certified Staff Leaves of Absence listed Born, Brynn Elizabeth paid FMLA effective January 25, 2012 through March 7, 2012 and unpaid FMLA effective March 8, 2012 through April 26, Brynn will be on unpaid Maternity Leave effective April 27, 2012 through May 31, She plans to return to work on June 1, Erossy, Ilona Simon paid medical leave effective December 13, 2011 through January 6, Ilona returned to work on January 9, McQuality, Kelsey Corinne paid FMLA effective February 13, 2012 through March 27, 2012 and unpaid FMLA effective March 28, 2012 through May 15, Kelsey plans to return to work on May 16, Sanfilippo, Sara Lisabeth paid medical leave effective December 5, 2011 through January 18, 2012 and paid Maternity Leave effective January 19, 2012 through March 15, Sara plans to return to work on March 16, b. SUPPORT STAFF It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Support Staff Leave of Absence listed Daily, Brian M. paid medical leave effective December 26, 2011 through January 27, Brian returned to work on January 28, RESIGNATIONS a. CERTIFIED STAFF It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Certified Staff resignation listed Kanis, Anna O. resignation for the purpose of retirement as Title I Teacher at the Education Center effective July 1, b. CERTIFIED STAFF SUBSTITUTE It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the Certified Staff Substitute resignation listed Rissmiller, Michelle effective January 17, 2012 c. SUPPORT STAFF It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the Support Staff resignation listed 5

6 Fitz, Dawn Marie resignation as Administrative Assistant/Switchboard effective June 30, 2012 in order to accept the position of HR/Personnel Coordinator. Halterman, Kelly Ann resignation as Attendance Secretary at Liberty Elementary effective February 7, Perez, Joseph Antonio resignation as Night Custodian at the Middle School effective February 24, Traft, Sandra J. resignation as Cleaner at the High School effective February 14, REIMBURSEMENTS IN-LIEU-OF TRANSPORTATION It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt the following resolution: WHEREAS the student(s) identified below have been determined to be residents of this school district, and eligible for transportation services; and WHEREAS after a careful evaluation of all available options, it has been determined that it is impractical to provide transportation for these student(s) to their selected school(s); and WHEREAS the following factors as identified in Revised Code have been considered: 1. The time and distance required to provide the transportation; 2. The number of pupils to be transported; 3. The cost of providing transportation in terms of equipment, maintenance, personnel and administration; 4. Whether similar or equivalent service is provided to other pupils eligible for transportation; 5. Whether and to what extent the additional service unavoidably disrupts current transportation schedules; 6. Whether other reimbursable types of transportation are available; and WHEREAS the option of offering payment in-lieu- of transportation is provided in Ohio Revised Code: Therefore, be it RESOLVED that North Ridgeville City Schools Board of Education hereby approves the declaration that it is impractical to transport the students identified herein and offers payment inlieu-of transportation to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the students named listed (1) Holy Trinity School 2610 Nagel Rd. Avon, OH IRN (1) Mrs. K. Kuhnle D. Kuhnle, Kdg. (2) Lake Ridge Academy Center Ridge Rd. N. Ridgeville, OH IRN (1) Mr. & Mrs, S. Cline A. Higgins, Gr. 3 (2) Mrs. M. Malinowski I. Malinowski, Gr. 5 (3) Messiah Lutheran School 4401 W. 215 th St. Fairview Park, OH IRN

7 (1) Mr. & Mrs. M. Rocco A. Rocco, Gr. 2 O. Rocco, Gr. 1 (4) Open Door Christian School 8287 West Ridge Road Elyria, OH IRN (1) Mr. & Mrs. C. Brown D. Brown, Gr. 1 K. Brown, Gr. 8 L. Brown, Gr. 6 (2) Mr. & Mrs. R. Gilmore R. Gilmore, Gr. 7 (3) Mr. & Mrs. D. Holan M. Holan, Gr. 6 (4) Mr. N. Lee A. Lee, Kdg. A. Lee, Gr. 7 (5) Mr. & Mrs. T. Newkirk J. Newkirk, Gr. 8 (6) Mrs. M. Pelfrey G. Pelfrey, Gr. 3 Z. Pelfrey, Gr. 5 (7) Mr. T. Strouse Z. Strouse, Gr. 7 (8) Mr. & Mrs. C. Zidow A. Zidow, Kdg. C. Zidow, Kdg. (5) St. Jude School 594 Poplar St. Elyria, OH IRN (1) Mr. Kieran Dillon K. Dillon, Gr. 1 K. Dillon, Gr. 2 (2) Mr. & Mrs. C. Goodwin E. Goodwin, Gr. 1 (3) Mrs. M. Gutierrez D. Gutierrez, Gr. 7 (4) Mrs. M. Malinowski A. Malinowski, Gr. 1 (5) Mrs. K. Netzel B. Netzel, Gr. 7 J. Netzel, Gr. 4 (6) Mrs. S. Pavlus A. Pavlus, Gr. 3 A. Pavlus, Gr. 6 (6) St. Mary School 265 Baker St. Berea, OH IRN (1) Mr. J. Geither C. Geither, Gr. 4 C. Geither, Gr. 2 (7) St. Mary School 237 Fourth St. Elyria, OH IRN (1) Mr. & Mrs. J. Cana J. Cana, Gr. 8 (8) St. Mary of the Falls School 8262 Columbia Rd. Olmsted Falls, OH IRN (1) Mrs. A. Moreno K. Moreno, Gr. 5 7

8 (9) St. Richard School Lorain Rd. N. Olmsted, OH IRN (1) Mr. H. Chedid R. Chedid, Gr. 6 (2) Mr. & Mrs. D. Conner T. Conner, Gr RE-ASSIGNMENT OF EQUIPMENT It is recommended that the Board of Education reassign the following obsolete/unusable equipment/texts to an idle capacity. The equipment/texts will be used for spare parts, may be resold, or removed for disposal. (The complete list is on file in the Superintendent s office.) Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education accept the Consent Agenda as presented above. B. EMPLOYMENT 1. SUPPORT STAFF It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Support Staff appointment listed Fitz, Dawn Marie Human Resource/Personnel Coordinator effective July 1, Compensation will be at Level 4, Step 4 of the Board approved Central Office Salary Schedule. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education approve the Support Staff appointment as listed above. C. AGREEMENTS It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into contract agreements with the following: 1. AVAKIAN CONSULTING Authorization for Superintendent Larry Brown to enter in to an agreement with Avakian Consulting for public information planning and implementation to improve school/community communication. 2. NORTH COAST COUNCIL (NCC) (transition from LEECA to NCC) NCC Bylaws NCC Membership Resolution NCC Membership Agreement 3. SPILMAN, HILLS & HEIDEBRINK, LTD, Certified Public Accountants To perform agreed-upon procedures pertaining to the Ohio Medicaid School Program (OMSP) Completion date: March 31, WESWURD, LLC agreement for billing/consulting services pertaining to the Ohio Medicaid School Program (OMSP) as needed for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and SCHOLASTIC SPONSORS ASSOCIATION, LLC Agreement to seek advertisements to be placed on the District s website for a period of 24 months with automatic renewal. 6. EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER OF LORAIN COUNTY (ESCLC) SB 140 service contract for the school year 8

9 7. EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY Agreement for services for the school year for a hearing-impaired student at the Early Childhood Learning Center. 8. STEPS CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUTISM Agreement for services for the school year for a Middle School student with Autism and severe behavior issues. 9. STEPS CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUTISM Agreement for services for the school year for a Pre-school student with Autism. 10. ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS Agreement for excess costs for students receiving special education services for the school year. 11. WEST CARROLLTON CITY SCHOOLS Agreement for excess costs for a student receiving special education services for the school year. 12. AMERICA S BEST TRANSPORTATION Agreement for transportation services for special education students receiving services at STEPS and PEP for the school year. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education approve the agreements for services as presented above. D. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the following gifts with appreciation: (1) One new EnviroScape Kit was donated to the Middle School Science Department by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Westlake location (Contact: Mrs. A. Zavallo). (Value: $1,200.00) This is model of a watershed and a water-sampling kit. This resource will help 6 th and 7 th grade science students to better understand the sources and prevention of water pollution through visual and hands-on demonstrations. (2) $ was donated to Lear North Elementary from the Lear North PTA to help pay for an all-day assembly in March called It s Simply Chemistry sponsored by COSI (Center of Science and Industry). (3) Six slightly-used, wall-mount lavatory sinks with hardware donated by Mr. B. Simon to be used where most needed in the district. (Estimated value: $420.00) (4) $ donated by Mr. and Mrs. E. Ghosn (NR residents) to be used for advancing technology for the students at the Education Center. (5) One slightly used 3 x 3 cork bulletin board donated to the NR Education Center by Mrs. Jean Kulyk (NR resident). (Estimated value: $50.00) (6) Six games and play sets donated by Mrs. E. Wuorinen (NR resident/parent) to the Early Childhood Learning Center at Fields-Sweet School. (Estimated value: $20.00) Total donations received for the school year: $23, Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education accept the above gifts with appreciation. X. TREASURER S REPORT A. FINANCIAL REPORT & REPORT OF INTEREST AND INVESTMENTS It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Financial Report and Report of Interest and Investments for January

10 Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education approve the Financial Report and Report of Interest and Investments for January B. FIVE-YEAR FORECAST It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the updated Five-Year Forecast. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education approve the Five-Year Forecast as listed above. XI. XII. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS XIII. HEARING OF PUBLIC ON NEW ITEMS * XIV. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION It is recommended that the Board of Education enter in Executive Session to discuss 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. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education enter into Executive Session. XV. ADJOURN It is recommended that the Board of Education adjourn this Regular Meeting with no action to follow. Moved by, seconded by, that the Board of Education adjourn this Regular Meeting with no action to follow. * In order for the Board to fulfill its obligation to complete the planned agenda in an effective and efficient fashion, a maximum of 30 minutes of public participation may be permitted at each meeting. Each person addressing the Board shall give his/her name and address. If several people wish to speak, each person is allotted three minutes until the total time of 30 minutes is used. During that period, no person may speak twice until all who desire to speak have had the opportunity to do so. Persons desiring more time should follow the procedure of the Board to be placed on the regular agenda. The period of public participation may be extended by a vote of the majority of the Board, present and voting. (NRCS Board Policy: BDDH) 10