What do you get when you combine a 1,000 lb. snow plow blade, a few buckets of paint and a bunch of dedicated, hard-working students? The Indiana Department of Transportation recently found out when 12 snow plow blades were painted by students at 11 area schools in the state’s first Paint the Plow campaign.

North Miami Community Schools were under a temporary two-hour lock-down this morning as a precautionary measure until  the whereabouts of a student who had made threats of retaliation towards other students could be established.

MINUTES OF THE ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES NORTH MIAMI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS June 10, 2014 MEMBERS PRESENT: William Deeds, Kandy Hattery, Carol Clemons, Michael Kuhn, Michael Mull, Rod Roth and Mark Deardorff MEMBERS ABSENT: None SUPERINTENDENT IN ATTENDANCE: Cathy Egolf GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: Becky Saddlemire, Nathan Stauffer, Amy Wildermuth, Kelly Kitchel, Gary Henriott, Chuck Evans and Derek Beigh.((break)) CALL TO ORDER: President Deeds called the meeting to order at 6:37 PM. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. AGENDA REVISION: Mrs. Egolf requested the following revisions to be made to the agenda: Employment – Chuck Evans, Assistant Principal. Business: Item #3 – Activity bus to be used. MINUTES: Mr. Kuhn motioned to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 13, 2014 and Work Session of May 13, 2014. Mr. Roth seconded. Motion carried 7-0. CLAIMS: Mrs. Egolf presented the Claims for payment: 6/10/2014 Claim #'s 983-991 totaling $34,808.48 992-1013 totaling $ 253,288.19 1014-1076 totaling $ 118,660.67 983-1076 totaling $406,757.34 Payroll of 5/16/14 totaling $177,798.92 Payroll of 5/29/14 totaling $17,237.74 Payroll of 5/30/14 totaling $174,543.01 June 10, 2014 Page 2 of 4 A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. STAFF REPORTS: Kelly Kitchel and Gary Henriott from the Henriott Group as Consultant’s for Risk Management spoke about Property, Liability and Fleet Insurance. Mrs. Saddlemire, Elementary Principal, shared they hosted the Denver League Awards due to rain at the ball park. She stated summer school is underway with 42 students attending and is going well. Mrs. Saddlemire stated they are starting a variety of iPad training with various teachers giving the training. Mrs. Saddlemire shared they will be hiring various positions at the elementary and will bring forth the names in July. Mr. Stauffer, Middle/High School Principal, shared they had a good end to the school year and the staff luncheon was very enjoyable. He also shared they will be starting a variety of iPad training with various teachers giving training in July. Mr. Stauffer commented drivers ed is underway with 40 students. Mr. Stauffer also commented there will be a few hires coming in the near future. He also shared our girls’ softball team will be playing for the state this Saturday. Then all will be coming back to share in the excitement of graduation at 5:30. North Miami Education Association, Amy Wildermuth, commented technology is the hot ticket item for the summer. With excitement Mrs. Wildermuth stated in July teacher colleagues will give training about iPad apps that they can use in their class rooms. Mrs. Clemons, Heartland Career Center Representative, shared with the Board she attended the Senior Certificate Honors Program on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. She commented it was a really good program and it is nice to see the students accomplish so much. Mrs. Clemons also attended the retirement for Director Gary Sweet, custodian Fay Sweet and cosmetology teacher Kay Maple. Mrs. Egolf, Superintendent, commented we continue to be financially stable. She stated it was a very good end to the school year. Mrs. Egolf also shared in July she would like for the Board to consider making a minor change to the 2014-2015 school calendar, which would consist of removing the graduation date to say “to be determined” then in February set the date. PERSONNEL: Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following resignations: ? Jeremy Fewell - MS/HS Assistant Principal ? Rae Anne Homrich – Junior Class Sponsor ? James Reed – JV Boys Basketball and Varsity Boys Golf Coach for 2014-2015. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations: ? Tammi Briggs & Dee Greer – Summer school bus drivers, 10 days 3 hours each day. ? Keith Rouch & Caleb Rexroad - Summer worker/bus cleaning at $9.00/hour A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0-1 with Mr. Deardorff abstaining. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendation: ? Chuck Evans – Assistant principal, $68,000 plus administrative benefits. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 7-0. June 10, 2014 Page 3 of 4 Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations: ? Sandy Linn – $300 for 2014 Summer Driver’s Education Clerical work ? Karise Kabage – Junior Class Sponsor ? Mark Lefebvre – Head Varsity Football Coach ? Jim Wilson – Varsity Assistant Football Coach ? Jonathan Moreland & Andrew See – Middle School Football Coaches ? Karise Kabage – Varsity Volleyball Head Coach for 2014-2015. ? Kassy Duncan & Cheryl Huff – Middle School Volleyball Coaches ? Stefanie Stine – Middle School Cross-Country Coach ? Clay Bolser – Head Varsity Basketball Coach ? Jeremy Brindle – Volunteer Assistant Girls Golf Coach ? Eric Linn – Head Varsity Boys/Girls Cross-County Coach A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. FYI: personnel information ? Heather Moore – Stephanie Owens, Food Service Director, is moving Heather from her current two hour dishwashing cafeteria position to an elementary cook at 6.75 hours per day. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation due to the decentralization of LAJSSC, creating the following: ? Six (6) special ed. teaching positions. Currently three (3) at the elementary and three (3) at the ms/hs. ? Nine (9) special ed. instructional assistant positions - five (5) at elementary and four (4) at the ms/hs. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to accept the following special needs teacher employment effective July 1, 2014: ? Vickie Davis – Elementary ? Ryan DeMien – MS/HS ? Heather Helton – MS/HS ? To be filled – MS/HS ? Kari Wilson – Elementary ? To be filled – Elementary A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to accept the following special needs instructional assistant employment: ? Kim Black – Elementary ? Jackie Burnett – MS/HS ? Tanya Cummings – Elementary ? Amy Deniston – Elementary ? Michelle Earle – MS/HS ? Barb Fitzpatrick – MS/HS ? Joseph Mullen – MS/HS ? Autumn Spradling – Elementary ? Tanna Wagner – Elementary A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. June 10, 2014 Page 4 of 4 BUSINESS ITEMS: Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the Elementary and MS/HS Book rental fees for 2014-2015 school year. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the approved busses and approved drivers by Rich Robins for the Denver Baptist Church, Akron UMC youth group and the Amish Church. All will pay for drivers and fuel. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 6-1-0 with Dr. Mull opposing. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve, a not to exceed estimate of $21,000, for the utility work necessary to remove and install the kettle and steam tables in each kitchen. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 7-0. Mr. Stauffer made a recommendation to approve the North Miami Coaches’ Handbook. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf shared with the Board information on an up and coming recommendation to be made in July, which will be to create a Student Information Specialist position. FUTURE MEETING DATE: There will be a Regular Session Meeting on July 8, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the Central Office. BOARD COMMENTS: Dr. Mull shared he was really excited to listen to the girls softball game on Saturday. Dr. Mull stated he was not happy on how the graduation change came down. He hopes next year they will go back to Sunday. He also commented that he hopes the iPad implementation will go well and to keep up the good work. Mrs. Hattery congratulated the girls’ softball team. She commented that hopefully the community will understand the choices that were made about graduation and that the girls won’t suffer from the consequences of that choice. Mrs. Hattery also stated in the future she would like to see the National Honor Society Program on Sunday. Mr. Kuhn shared he was glad the choice was made for graduation. Mrs. Clemons agreed all kids should attend the awards program. Mr. Roth shared the girls did a good job. He also stated, “Keep up the good work and everybody is moving in the right direction and getting on board”. Mr. Roth commented he is looking forward to Chuck Evans sticking around for a while. Mr. Deardorff commented not everyone is happy with change. Mrs. Egolf shared she received three phone calls and four emails negative about the change in graduation but overall received a lot of positive feedback. Mrs. Egolf shared she is very proud of the Dairy Judging Team, she reminded everyone the Team will be traveling internationally in 2 weeks. Mrs. Egolf stated there will be a lot of iPad training taking place this summer. Mr. Deeds thanked Mr. Stauffer for making the right decision. ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Roth motioned for adjournment at 8:53 PM. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Hattery. Motion carried 7-0. _______________________________ ______________________________ William C. Deeds II, President Kandace Hattery, Secretary
MINUTES OF THE ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTIETH MEETING BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES NORTH MIAMI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS May 14, 2013 MEMBERS PRESENT: William Deeds, Carol Clemons, Kandy Hattery, Rod Roth, Michael Kuhn and Michael Mull MEMBERS ABSENT: Mark Deardorff SUPERINTENDENT IN ATTENDANCE: Cathy Egolf GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: Amy Wildermuth, Tim Garland, Nathan Stauffer, Becky Saddlemire, Steve Linn, Nathan Moreland, Ryan Betzner and Eric Stoff ((break)) CALL TO ORDER: President Deeds called the meeting to order at 6:40 PM. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. AGENDA REVISION: Mrs. Egolf requested the following revision be made to the agenda: Personnel-Monica Lowe has withdrawn, as 2013-14 Varsity Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach. MINUTES: Mr. Roth motioned to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 16, 2013 and the Work Session of April 30, 2013. Mr. Kuhn seconded. Motion carried 6-0. CLAIMS: Mrs. Egolf presented the Claims and Payroll for payment: 5/14/2013 Claim #'s 841-849 totaling $ 94,986.97 850-867 totaling $ 128,900.49 868 totaling $ 510.28 869-937 totaling $ 145,746.27 841-937 totaling $370,144.01 Payroll of 4/19/13 totaling $162,991.76 Payroll of 5/03/13 totaling $174,937.94 May 14, 2013 Page 2 of 11 A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0 STAFF REPORTS: Mrs. Saddlemire, Elementary Principal, gave an iPad presentation. Mr. Garland, Middle/High School Principal, shared the Prom and Senior Trip went well for all students involved. Discussed the ECA/ ISTEP testing are taking place. Mr. Garland shared graduation is Saturday, June 1. Baccalaureate takes place at 10:00 a.m. and graduation at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Garland commented sports for the season are winding down. North Miami Education Association, Amy Wildermuth stated everyone is working very hard to finish the school year and also commented we are blessed to have such great teachers and staff. Mrs. Clemons, Heartland Career Center Representative, stated the Open House and the College Fair went well on April 17, along with the Construction Open House on May 9, 2013. Mrs. Clemons shared the Seniors Certificate Honors Program will be May 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Egolf stated our General Fund is fiscally sound. Mrs. Egolf also commented the transportation fund is fiscally sound for this year. Mrs. Egolf stated at the June meeting she will be asking for approval to post student seats availability by grade level. PERSONNEL: Mrs. Egolf would ask that you accept the following retirements and resignations: Norman Acree - 8th Grade Science will be retiring on July 1, 2013, which coincides with the end of Driver’s Training; FYI – Jan Eliason – LAJSSC Elementary Special Ed Pre-School will be retiring at the end of the 2012-2013 school year; Meghan McLochlin – Elementary 5th Grade teacher at the end of the school year 2012-2013; Devin Craft – Elementary 2nd shift Custodian effective May 3, 2013. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf would ask that you accept the following employment recommendations: Nathan Stauffer – Middle School/High School Principal. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf would ask that you accept the following employment recommendations: Jonathan Moreland – Half- Time Math Teacher; Kelly Berryman – 2013 MS Summer School Math, pending enrollment; Stefanie Stine – 2013 MS Summer School English, pending enrollment; Kari Whann – 2013 HS Internet Classes, pending enrollment; Ryan DeMien – 2013-14 Varsity Girls Basketball Coach; Stephanie Hopper – 2013-14 JV Girls Basketball Coach; Mark Lefebvre - 2013-14 Varsity Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach; Mike Morris – 2013-14 Middle School Girls Basketball Coach; James Reed – 2013-14 JV Boys Basketball Coach; Noel Shafer – 2013-14 Varsity Girls & Boys Cross Country Coach; Stefanie Stine – 2013-14 Middle School Girls & Boys Cross Country Coach; Olman Sanchez- 2013-14 Boys Varsity Soccer Coach; Alaynah Weisend – 2013-14 Girls Varsity Soccer Coach; Erin Brindle – 2013-14 Girls Varsity Golf Coach; Joe LaValley – 2013-14 Volunteer Girls Golf Coach; Jim Wilson – 2013-14 Assistant Varsity Football (FYI); Bob Bridge, Billy Hoover, Jeff Grant Sr.,Tim DuBois, and Brian Raber – 2013-14 Volunteer Football Coaches; Jonathon Moreland – 2013-14 Jr. High Football Coach; Karise Kabage – 2013-14 Varsity Volleyball Coach. A motion for approval was made by Dr. Mull and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf would ask that you accept the following elementary employment recommendations: Amanda Smith, Robin Skiles, Kamela Duff – 2013 Elementary Summer School Teachers, pending enrollment; Diana Bucher – 2013 Elementary Summer School Teacher – Title I, pending enrollment; Tammy Burrus and Kathy Enyart– 2013 Elementary Summer School Instructional Assistants, pending enrollment; Autumn Spradling - 2013 Elementary May 14, 2013 Page 3 of 11 Summer School Instructional Assistants – Title I, pending enrollment. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf would ask that you accept the following maintenance employment recommendations: Phillip Troxell – Elementary 2nd Shift custodial position; Aaron Bahney, Matthew Mock, Bailey Briggs, Jean Donaldson, Ethan Beech and Tyler Hoover – 2013 Summer Workers - $9.00/hour. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Roth. Mrs. Hattery abstains from Jean Donaldson, motion carried 5-1. Mrs. Egolf would ask that you accept the following transportation employment recommendations: Tammi Briggs and Millie Madden, Summer School Bus Drivers for 2013, pending enrollment. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0. BOARD POLICY: Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the following Board Policies 2000 School/Community Relations. This will replace any previous Bylaws. Board Policies 2000 – School/Community Relations 2000 SCHOOL/COMMUNITY RELATIONS 2010 Responsibilities to the School Community The ultimate goal of school/community relations is to improve the quality of education for all children. In order to achieve this goal, and to evaluate progress toward it, the Board establishes the following objectives: 1. To develop public understanding of all aspects of school operation; to ascertain public attitudes toward issues in education; and to discover the public's aspirations for the education of their children. 2. To secure adequate financial support for a sound educational program. 3. To help citizens feel a direct responsibility for the quality of education provided by their schools. 4. To earn the good will, respect, and confidence of the public with regard to school staff and services. 5. To foster public understanding of the need for constructive change, and solicit public advice on how we can achieve our educational goals. 6. To involve citizens in the work of the schools and the solving of educational problems. 7. To promote a genuine spirit of cooperation between the school and the community and to set up channels for sharing the leadership in improving community life. Achieving these objectives requires that the Board and staff, individually and collectively express positive attitudes toward the schools in their daily contacts with parents, people of the community, and one another; make systematic, honest, and continuing efforts to discover what the public thinks and what citizens want to know, and to interpret school programs, problems, and accomplishments; develop an active partnership with the community in working toward improvement of the educational program; and take an active interest in the needs of the total community to find ways to make the community a better place in which to live. 2020 Parent Organizations The Board recognizes that parents are a valuable source of interest and support in the public schools. The School Corporation views parent organizations as a means of promoting a finer educational program by achieving better understanding among students, parents, teachers, and administrators. The School Corporation will provide every encouragement to the maintenance of enthusiastic and industrious parent organizations. 2030 School Volunteers Citizens, who voluntarily contribute their time and talents to the improvement and enrichment of the public schools, instructional and other programs, are valuable assets. The Board encourages constructive participation of groups May 14, 2013 Page 4 of 11 and individuals in local schools and in central and area offices to perform appropriate tasks during and after school hours under the direction and supervision of professional personnel. Recruitment, utilization, coordination and training of volunteers shall be the responsibility of the school administration and shall be carried out as directed or delegated by the Superintendent. Every effort should be made to utilize volunteer resources in a manner that will ensure maximum contribution to the welfare and educational growth of pupils. 2035 School or Classroom Visits Parents, patrons, and other guests are welcome to visit our schools. Visitors must proceed immediately to the principal's office and check-in with the building principal or building secretary. As a courtesy to our teachers and to avoid unnecessary interruptions to instructional time, persons wanting to visit a class in session should receive approval from the principal and the teacher, unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher. If it is not possible to accommodate a particular visit, arrangements may be made to reschedule the visit at a mutually agreeable time. 2040 Public Complaints/Appeal Procedures The Board recognizes that situations may arise in the operation of the system that are of concern to parents or the public. Such concerns are best dealt with through communication with appropriate staff members and officers of the system, such as the faculty, the principals, the central office, and the Board. The following guidelines are suggested as the proper procedure to be followed by persons with questions or complaints: 1. Matters concerning individual students should first be addressed to the teacher, sponsor, or coach. 2. Unsettled matters from (1) above or problems and questions concerning individual schools should be directed to the appropriate building level administrator. 3. Unsettled matters from (2) above should be directed to the building principal. 4. Unsettled matters from (3) above, problems and questions concerning the school district in general, or the interpretation of school board policies should be directed to the Superintendent. 5. If the matter cannot be settled satisfactorily by the Superintendent, it may be appealed to the Board by submitting a written request to the Board president. 6. Board Members have an obligation to listen to concerns from the public. However, Board Members are obligated to advise patrons to handle concerns in accordance with steps 1-5 above. Neither the Board as a whole nor any individual member shall officially consider communications, complaints, or appeals from parents or patrons until they have first been referred to the Superintendent. 7. After reviewing information submitted by the Superintendent in such an event, the Board may, if appropriate, consider the appeal at a regular meeting or an executive session, depending upon the nature of the matter. 2050 Access to Public Records 1. To ensure a smooth implementation of the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, the Business Manager/Treasurer shall be designated as the person responsible for public records release decisions and shall be referred to as the "Records Access Officer." 2. Requests shall be received during normal business hours, and must identify, on forms provided by the School Corporation, the record for which disclosure is sought. Any person(s) who orally requests public records should be informed that such requests must be made, in writing, on the appropriate forms provided by the School Corporation. 3. Records may be inspected only at the office or location where they are regularly maintained. May 14, 2013 Page 5 of 11 4. The Records Access Officer or his/her designee must respond, in writing, to a hand-delivered written request within 24 business hours after such request is received. If such request is received on a Friday or on a day preceding a legal holiday, the person responsible for release decisions shall have until the same hour on the next business day to respond. 5. If a written request is received by the School Corporation by facsimile, mail, or electronic mail, the Records Access Officer or his/her designee must respond to the request, in writing, within 7 calendar days after the request was received. 6. The substance of the written response should include any statements similar to those set forth below that apply to a particular request: a) A statement identifying the public records maintained by the School Corporation that will be provided in response to the request and the estimated date the records will be produced. b) A statement indicating: (i) that the record request is denied, in whole or in part, (ii) that the record(s) will be withheld because the record is confidential or nondisclosable, (iii) the statutory authority for the statement that the record is confidential or otherwise nondisclosable, and (iv) the name and title or position of the person responsible for the denial. c) A statement that the School Corporation does not have a record that is responsive to the record request. d) A statement that the School Corporation may have records responsive to the request and is in the process of reviewing and/or retrieving files in response to same. e) A statement that an additional response will be provided on or before a specific date to advise the requestor of the School Corporation’s progress on the request. 7. If the School Corporation is denying access to any or all of the requested public records, the response must include the name and title or position of the person responsible for the denial. 8. Requests by mail for copies of records may be addressed to the Records Access Officer. 9. The requestor will be charged applicable copying fees and other fees and/or costs as prescribed by statute. Such fees and/or costs must be paid in advance of the requestor receiving any disclosable records. 10. The Records Access Officer shall be guided by: (i) the Indiana Access to Public Records Act and amendments, if any, (ii) any other applicable state and/or federal laws regarding privacy, confidentiality, and disclosure requirements of certain public records, and (iii) this policy, which excludes certain records from disclosure. 11. The School Corporation will not create or provide lists of names and addresses unless it is required to publish such lists and disseminate them pursuant to applicable law. 12. The Board exempts the following public records from disclosure (unless access to the records is specifically required by state or federal statute or is ordered by a court under the rules of discovery): a) Those declared confidential by state statute. b) Those declared confidential by rule adopted by a public agency under specific authority to classify public records as confidential granted to the public agency by statute. c) Those required to be kept confidential by federal law. d) Records containing trade secrets. e) Confidential financial information obtained, upon request, from a person (excluding information that is filed with or received by a public agency pursuant to state statute). f) Records containing information concerning research including research conducted under the auspices of an institution of higher learning. g) Grade transcripts and license examination scores obtained as a part of a licensure process. h) Documents made confidential by rules adopted by the Indiana Supreme Court. i) Patient medical records and charts created by a health care provider unless the patient provides written May 14, 2013 Page 6 of 11 consent for the record’s disclosure. j) Application information declared confidential by the Twenty-First Century research and technology board. k) A photograph, a video recording, or an audio recording of an autopsy. l) Investigatory records of law enforcement agencies (except certain records that must be made available for inspection and copying in accordance with I.C. § 5-14-3-5). m) The work product of attorneys representing the School Corporation, Board Members, or any employee, including correspondence between officials of the School Corporation and its attorney which contain the attorney's opinion, theories, and/or conclusions. Work product also includes the attorney's notes and statements taken from potential witnesses. n) Test questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used in administering a licensing examination, examination for employment, or academic examination before the examination is given or if it is to be given again. o) Scores of tests if the person is identified by name and has not consented to the release of the scores. p) Intra-agency or inter-agency advisory or deliberative materials that express opinions or are of a speculative nature, and are used for decision-making. q) Diaries, journals, or other personal notes serving as the functional equivalent of a diary or journal. r) Personnel files of public employees, except for: 1. the name, compensation, job title, business address, business telephone number, job description, education and training background, previous work experience, or dates of first and last employment of present or former officers or employee of the agency. 2. information relating to the status of any formal charges against the employee; and 3. Information concerning disciplinary actions in which final action has been taken and that resulted in the employee being disciplined or discharged. s) Administrative or technical information that would jeopardize a record-keeping or security system. t) Computer programs, computer codes, computer filing systems, and other software that are owned by the public agency or entrusted to it. u) Records specifically prepared for discussion, or developed during discussion in an executive session under I.C. § 5-14-1.5-6.1 (except the information required to be available for inspection and copying under subparagraph (r)). v) The identity of a donor or a gift made to a public agency if the donor requires nondisclosure of his identity as a condition of making the gift or a member of the donor's family requests non-disclosure after the gift is made. w) Library or archival records which can be used to identify any library patron or were deposited with or acquired by a library upon a condition that the records be disclosed only: (i) to qualified researchers, (ii) after the passing of a period of years that is specified in the documents under which the deposit or acquisition is made, or (iii) after the death of persons specified at the time of the acquisition or deposit. x) School safety and security measures, plans, and systems, including emergency preparedness plans developed under 511 I.A.C. § 6.1-2-2.5. y) (y) Any other records which current or future legislation allows a public agency to exempt. Further action by the Board is unnecessary to exempt such records. 2060 Sales/Fundraising 1. Salesmen or business agents shall not be permitted to solicit or interview students or school employees on the school premises without the approval of the building principal and/or Superintendent. 2. The sale of tickets, merchandise, or the collection of money in the schools for any activities or services other than those sponsored by the schools shall not be permitted except by approval of the building principal. May 14, 2013 Page 7 of 11 3. The sale of supplies in the classroom as a fund-raising project for student activities is prohibited. This does not preclude the operation of a school store under the control and supervision of the principal or the nonprofit sale of industrial art (arts, crafts, etc.) supplies, which are used by pupils in making articles that become the individual's property. 4. Collecting monies, which may take the time of students or teachers during the school day, is expressly prohibited unless the monies collected represent regular fees, payment for books or instructional materials that have been approved, payment for school lunches, insurance premiums, or other monies that will directly benefit the school or its students. 5. The Superintendent must approve all fund solicitations and major money-raising activities by student groups or school-connected adult groups that solicit funds. By August 1st of each year, each principal shall submit a plan of such activities for the entire year for the school, and such annual plans shall be reviewed by the Superintendent in an effort to ensure fairness and to avoid conflicting events, overlapping dates, etc. Emergency requests shall be handled in the same manner. 6. All non-NMCS school groups must be properly organized (i.e. charter, bylaws), file for tax exempt status with the IRS, and follow appropriate state and federal guidelines. 2070 Dissemination of Materials It is the intent of this policy to prevent businesses, groups, or organizations from using the captive audience of public school students to promote or advertise for profit or to expound principles or philosophies of a religious nature. 1. School related memoranda and correspondence or materials of a non-commercial nature that supplement or aid instruction, as well as information about programs and activities of educational institutions or nonprofit youth serving organizations in the community, may be distributed with the approval of the building principal. 2. Printed material used as commercial or business advertising shall not be distributed to students or staff on the school premises without the approval of the building principal and Superintendent. 3. Literature expounding philosophies or principles of an organization, individual, or group of individuals with ideas of a religious nature shall not be distributed to students or staff on the school premises without the approval of the building principal and Superintendent. 4. Printed materials of a subversive nature shall not be distributed to students or staff on the school premises. 5. Materials not classified in items 1-4 shall be independently evaluated by the building principal and Superintendent, who shall then make appropriate decisions pertaining to same. 2080 Political Advertising Advertisements for political offices or other political purposes shall not be permitted in any publications sponsored by the School Corporation nor shall any political advertisements be distributed on any school premises except as prescribed by applicable law regarding the use of school facilities for polling purposes. Exceptions shall be allowed when such advertisements are used for instructional purposes in appropriate classroom activities. 2090 Gifts and Contributions The administration is authorized to accept gifts of appropriate instructional equipment, materials, or contributions of money for same. Any gift donated by classes or student groups must have the approval of the building principal, and students should not be assessed for the purpose of providing a gift to the school. Prior to acceptance, all donations shall be reviewed by the Business Manager/Treasurer, who shall ensure the donation: 1. Has a purpose consistent with the purposes of the School Corporation. 2. Places no restrictions on the school program. 3. Does not require the endorsement of a business product. May 14, 2013 Page 8 of 11 4. Is not in conflict with policies or actions of the Board and not otherwise contrary to applicable law. 5. Becomes the property of the School Corporation. 2095 Grants The Superintendent must approve all grants to the School Corporation. Prior to an employee submitting a proposal, the proposal shall be reviewed and approved by the Principal, who shall ensure that, the grant: 1. Is consistent with the curriculum and instructional purposes of the School Corporation. 2. Places no unreasonable restrictions on the school program. 2100 Conduct on School Premises It is the desire of the Board of School Trustees for the North Miami Community Schools to provide a meaningful and enriching educational experience for students. Part of this experience includes after school activities for the benefit of students, their friends and relatives. It is both necessary and appropriate for the School Board to maintain control of school property in order to protect and serve the community. This requires all individuals to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner, when attending school activities or otherwise using the school premises. Being under the influence of, using or possessing alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substances on school premises is strictly prohibited, with the exception of drugs prescribed by a doctor. Conduct on school premises, which causes substantial disruption or materially interferes in any manner with school purposes, is prohibited. Violence, loitering or engaging in criminal activity of any kind will not be tolerated, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Motor vehicles in school parking lots must be driven in a safe manner, and at a safe rate of speed. Driving in excess of posted speeds, drag racing or engaging in any other reckless or hazardous activity with a motor which endangers the health and safety of others, is prohibited. All applicable rules of the road must be respected when motor vehicles are used in school parking lots. In order to discourage inappropriate activities, individuals are not permitted on school premises after 11:00 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m. unless they are present in connection with a recognized school activity, or they otherwise have permission from an appropriate school official. All persons witnessing a violation of the above-described policy are encouraged to notify the proper school and/or legal authorities. To the fullest extent possible, the county police department and other legal authorities are requested, and are hereby authorized, to assist with and enforce this policy. 2110 School Delays and Cancellations The following procedures shall apply to student activities, events, and programs on days when school is delayed, dismissed, or cancelled: Morning Delay or Early Dismissal Students should not arrive at school prior to the announced beginning of the school day. If schools are dismissed early, all afternoon student activities shall be cancelled and all students dismissed at the announced time. It is the intent of this policy that students not be requested to arrive or remain beyond the regular hours of school, except in emergency situations involving weather conditions or the safety of students. In such instances the building principal shall be informed immediately of such circumstances. School Day Events -- School Cancelled If school is cancelled for the day, all student activities or programs scheduled for that day shall be cancelled. The building principal and the Superintendent shall authorize any exception to this policy, when in their judgment, emergency or special circumstances warrant such an exception. If an exception is authorized, activities shall be scheduled between the hours of 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. All student participation on such days shall be considered voluntary. May 14, 2013 Page 9 of 11 Week Night Events -- School Cancelled In the event that school is cancelled for the day, decisions regarding evening extracurricular activities shall be made by involved school officials before 3:00 p.m. Athletics ? Decisions would apply to varsity contest and practice only. ? All student practice participation on such days shall be considered voluntary. ? Levels below Varsity or Varsity/JV would be cancelled if school is cancelled. Saturday Events -- School Cancelled Friday If schools are closed on Friday, all elementary, middle school, and high school activities or events scheduled for the following Saturday must be approved by the respective building principal prior to continuing with the event. The principal or his designee shall determine and authorize the use of school facilities for non-school events on such days. 2120 Use of School Facilities The public school buildings are provided primarily for the regular program of North Miami Community Schools and they must be maintained at all times in a satisfactory manner for this essential purpose. The public schools ought also to serve as a community center for the promotion of the cultural and educational life of the community. In furtherance of this purpose, the use of the public school facilities outside of school hours may be granted for worthwhile religious, educational, recreational, civic, and cultural activities as freely as is consistent with the statutes, the primary purposes of the schools, and the rules and regulations of the Board of School Trustees. Such activities shall be sponsored by a responsible citizen or group of responsible citizens and pertain to the general welfare of the community. Rules, regulations, and procedures for the use of school facilities, are contained in the Use of School Facilities contract. A motion for approval of the Board Policies 2000 – School/Community Relations was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 6-0. BUSINESS ITEMS: Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to approve the following addition to the attendance policy of the MS/HS 2013- 2014 Student Handbook. Absence Appeal Process If your child reaches 10 absences for a class period (excused or unexcused), they are subject to a loss of credits. Under the guidelines of North Miami Community Schools, any high school student who accumulates 10 absences in a semester is required to fill out a "Credit Appeals Form." This form will be available on the internet or mailed home if requested. The parent simply fills out the form and returns it to the Attendance Office. At the end of the semester, the Attendance Committee will review all appeals and decide if each student shall receive his/her credits for the previous semester. There is no clear-cut rule on whether a student will or will not receive their credits. Each case is looked at individually, and many factors come into play. Some of the factors are: how many days are excused or unexcused, the effort put into the classes by the student, the discipline log of each student, and how many semesters the student has had to appeal their credits. Each student who files a "Credit Appeals Form" will receive a letter from North Miami High School within 5 days of the committee's decision about his/her credits. The committee's word is final. IF A STUDENT MISSES MORE THAN 10 DAYS AND FAILS TO TURN IN AN APPEALS FORM BY THE DEALINE FOR THAT SEMESTER, HE/SHE FORFEIT HIS/HER RIGHT TO HAVE HIS/HER CASE HEARD May 14, 2013 Page 10 of 11 BY THE ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE. IN MOST CASES, THESE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE NO CREDIT FOR THEIR CLASSES IN THAT PARTICULAR SEMESTER. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf stated Krista Warder, Treasurer requests permission to Advertise for an Additional Appropriation to the Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $81,850.00. This money is from REMC Energy Savings Dollars ($23,280) and from the insurance for the chemistry room water damage ($58,570). A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to move forward with the renovation of the chemistry room that was damaged by water. At this time the quote from Strahm is in the amount of $50,424.00. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf and Nathan Moreland made a recommendation to complete the summer projects of the re-designing of the technology network infrastructure and equipment purchase. Discussion involved funding by using General Fund cash balance and CPF monies. Year 1 (Summer Projects 2013) Vendor Quantity Estimated Cost Per Total Cost Network Infrastructure ESCO $136,495.00 Instructional Equipment Install H&G $70,265.69 Whiteboards Community Business Equipment $18,895.00 Epson Projectors CDWG 65 $612.00 $39,780.00 Teacher iPads Apple 50 $479.00 $23,950.00 Apple TV Apple 55 $99.00 $5,445.00 Cases for iPads Zagg 56 $5,974.08 iPad Apps ($50 per iPad) Apple 1 $3,000.00 iPad Sync Carts Apple 2 $1,529.95 $3,059.90 Apple Mac Book Pro Laptop Apple 2 $1,811.00 $3,622.00 Lightspeed (3 years) + MDM Five-Star $15,656.00 Total $326,142.67 After much discussion a motion for approval to move forward with the technology infrastructure and equipment as listed above was made by Dr. Mull and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to not take any action on the Elementary Roof at this time. Mr. Kuhn made a motion to finance the full sum of the Elementary HVAC upgrades as approved at the April 16 Board Meeting for a total amount of $1,329,025. through Covenant Financial Service, Inc. This motion was seconded by Dr. Mull. Motion carried 6-0. Mr. Kuhn made a motion to use remaining bond monies, 2012 series, and 2012 encumbered CPF monies for technology summer projects. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 5-1 with Mr. Deeds opposing. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the athletic booster club to replace the wall covering in the men’s concession restroom. The cost will be covered by the booster club. May 14, 2013 Page 11 of 11
MINUTES OF THE ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES NORTH MIAMI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS May 13, 2014 MEMBERS PRESENT: William Deeds, Kandy Hattery, Carol Clemons, Michael Kuhn, Michael Mull, Rod Roth and Mark Deardorff MEMBERS ABSENT: None SUPERINTENDENT IN ATTENDANCE: Cathy Egolf GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: Becky Saddlemire, Katie Stauffer, Halee Betzner, Blake Betzner, Nathan Stauffer and Amy Wildermuth ((break)) CALL TO ORDER: President Deeds called the meeting to order at 6:37 PM. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. AGENDA REVISION: Mrs. Egolf requested the following revisions to be made to the agenda: Personnel- Josh Simons, Technology Integration Specialist; Becky Lytle leave of absence for rest of the school year; Business: Approve Reorganization Agreement for LAJSSC. MINUTES: Mr. Kuhn motioned to approve the minutes of the Executive Session of March 18, 2014, Regular Board Meeting of April 15, 2014, Regular Board Meeting of April 29, 2014 and Work Session of April 29, 2014. Mr. Roth seconded. Motion carried 7-0. CLAIMS: Mrs. Egolf presented the Claims for payment: 5/13/2014 Claim #'s 888-899 totaling $ 67,040.16 900-914 totaling $ 194,983.32 915-982 totaling $ 204,820.34 888-982 totaling $ 466,843.82 Payroll of 4/18/14 totaling $184,367.76 Payroll of 5/02/14 totaling $152,357.48 A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 7-0. May 13, 2014 Page 2 of 4 STAFF REPORTS: Mrs. Saddlemire, Elementary Principal, shared they have concluded ISTEP testing without any interruptions. She stated they are planning for summer school and the summer work projects are underway. Mrs. Saddlemire stated they are in the midst of the final year end celebration with field trips taking place. Mrs. Saddlemire commented that kindergarten and 6th grade graduation will be the last day of school, June 3rd. Mr. Stauffer, Middle/High School Principal, shared they are 2/3 the way through ECA testing and have completed the online ISTEP testing which has gone well. Mr. Stauffer commented the spring athletic season is winding down. Our girls’ softball team is ranked #1 in the state. He also stated graduation plans are right in line and winding up a great school year. North Miami Education Association, Amy Wildermuth, shared that she had nothing really to report. The teachers are just winding down the school year and making preparations for training over the summer. Mrs. Clemons, Heartland Career Center Representative, shared with the Board perfect attendance from Heartland for the third 9 weeks. Mrs. Clemons also stated attendance is very good from North Miami. Students are doing very well in their competitions. The college fair took place in April. She also commented the Senior Certificate Honors Program will be held on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Egolf, Superintendent, commented we continue to be financially stable. She stated the end of the year is wrapping up very well. Mrs. Egolf also shared we have a great staff and students that continue to come to school every day. She shared that transportation is running in the red but we are waiting for county taxes to be distributed, it is doing fine though, along with the CPF. PERSONNEL: Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following termination: ? Lisa Mathias – Elementary Cook A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to fill the position of Technology Integration Specialist: ? Josh Simons - for 220 days beginning at $13.00 per hour with non-certified benefits. When he has completed his degree that his salary be increased to $15.00 per hour. This position will begin July 1, 2014. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following Leave of Absence: ? Becky Lytle – leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations: ? Baily Briggs - Summer Worker at $9.00/hour. A motion for approval was made by Mrs. Hattery and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following elementary employment recommendations: ? Robin Skiles, Megan Hoover, Corinne Cutler and Jennifer Ault – 2014 Elementary Summer School Teachers. (Summer School Monies will pay for two positions and Title I will pay for two positions) ? Toni Hoover, Cate McFarland and Autumn Spradling (one week): Lesley Parson, Kathy Enyart and Tanya Cummings (week two) – Elementary Summer School Instructional Assistants, three positions total that will May 13, 2014 Page 3 of 4 be shared by six staff members. (Summer School Monies pay for two positions while Title I pays for one position) A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations: ? Blake Betzner - MS/High School Athletic Director starting July 1, 2014 with a salary of $65,000, 215 days/year and administrative benefits. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations: ? Kari Whann – High School Summer Course Teacher. ? John Burrus - Drivers Education Classroom/Driving Instructor for 2014 – 132 hours. ? Steve Linn - Drivers Education Classroom/Driving Instructor for 2014 – 138 hours. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations: ? Bob Bridge and Tim Dubois – Varsity Football Assistant Coaches ? Jeff Grant, Bill Hoover, Brian Raber and Brandon “Boog” Jones – Varsity Volunteer Football Coaches. ? David Floyd and Daniel Stauffer – MS Volunteer Football Coaches. ? Ted Bahney – JV Volleyball Coach ? James Reed – JV Boys Basketball Coach ? Jason Rouch - Varsity Assistant/Freshman Basketball Coach ? Ryan DeMien – Varsity Girls Basketball Coach ? Lori Working – MS Girls Basketball Coach ? Stephanie Hopper – MS Girls Basketball Coach ? Megan Bowsher – MS Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach ? Mike Morris – MS Volunteer Girls Basketball Coach ? Erin Brindle – Varsity Girls Golf Coach ? Joe LaValley – Volunteer Girls Golf Coach ? Chris Trigg – Volunteer Girls Golf Coach ? Byron Sweet – Varsity Wrestling Coach ? Joe Veger – Junior Varsity Wrestling Coach ? Byron Sweet – MS Wrestling Coach ? Olman Sanchez – Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ? Erick Saddlemire – Volunteer Boys Soccer Coach ? Noel Shafer – Volunteer Cross Country Coach A motion for approval was made by Dr. Mull and seconded by Mrs. Hattery. Motion carried 7-0. BUSINESS ITEMS: Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the Administrative/classified department head health insurance beginning July 1, 2014. A motion made by Mr. Roth to approve changes for Certified Administrators and tabled the Classified Dept. Head portion, it was seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 7-0. Details are a part of these minutes. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the classified salary increases. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 7-0. Raises for employees are retro-active back to January 1, 2014, raises for substitutes are effective immediately. Also approved, effective July 1, 2014, were changes to life, vision and dental insurance benefits for year round full time staff. Details are a part of these minutes. May 13, 2014 Page 4 of 4 Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the lunch prices at a slight increase for the following school year 2014-2015 to stay in compliance with the state. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 7-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the Reorganization Agreement for LAJSSC. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 4-3 with Mrs. Clemons, Mr. Kuhn and Dr. Mull opposing. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the Auxiliary gym lighting being done by Defco Inc. for a cost of $16,051.00. A motion for approval was made by Dr. Mull and seconded by Mrs. Hattery. Motion carried 7-0. FUTURE MEETING DATE: There will be a Regular Session Meeting on June 10, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the Central Office. BOARD COMMENTS: Dr. Mull had no comment. Mrs. Hattery also had no comment. Mr. Kuhn shared the soil judging team is doing well. Mr. Roth stated “Keep up the good work.” Mr. Deardorff commented the interviews for the Athletic director had unbelievable people. Mrs. Egolf shared the FFA plant sale went well. She reminded everyone of Heartland’s Award Ceremony held at the Honeywell Center on May 21st at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Egolf stated over the next few weeks we will be changing from Lightspeed to FileWave and it will require updates on iPads. ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Roth motioned for adjournment at 8:07 PM. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Hattery. Motion carried 7-0. _______________________________ ______________________________ William C. Deeds II, President Kandace Hattery, Secretary
MINUTES OF THE ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES NORTH MIAMI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS April 15, 2014 MEMBERS PRESENT: William Deeds, Kandy Hattery, Carol Clemons, Michael Kuhn, Rod Roth and Mark Deardorff MEMBERS ABSENT: Michael Mull SUPERINTENDENT IN ATTENDANCE: Cathy Egolf GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: Becky Saddlemire, Jeremy Fewell, Amanda Smith, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Andrew See, Monica Lowe, Kelly Berryman, Amy Wildermuth, Kari Wilson, Shelly Myers, Josh Simons, Nathan Stauffer, Susan Hobson and Eric Stoff((break)) CALL TO ORDER: President Deeds called the meeting to order at 6:55 PM. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. AGENDA REVISION: Mrs. Egolf requested the following revisions to be made to the agenda: Business: Item # 3 removed, Item #2 withdraw Salary and Benefits, due to cooks being left out and Item #1 Insurance. Employment: Item #6 added Resignation- Jason Ballard, Varsity Boys Track Coach for 2013-2014 and Recommendation -Zac Roth, Volunteer High School Baseball Coach for 2013-2014. MINUTES: Mr. Kuhn motioned to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 11, 2014. Mr. Roth seconded. Motion carried 6-0. CLAIMS: Mrs. Egolf presented the Claims for payment: 4/15/2014 Claim #'s 782-796 totaling $ 181,567.91 797-806 totaling $ 54,895.26 807-810 totaling $ 595.31 811-824 totaling $ 193,979.44 825 totaling $ 535.86 826-829 totaling $ 6,646.34 830-887 totaling $ 149,868.07 April 15, 2014 Page 2 of 4 782-887 totaling $ 588,088.19 Payroll of 3/21/14 totaling $171,628.06 Payroll of 4/04/14 totaling $168,335.42 A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0 STAFF REPORTS: Mrs. Saddlemire, Elementary Principal, shared the PTO Spring Carnival grossed a little over $8,500 this year. Mrs. Saddlemire also shared they received I Read results. Mr. Stauffer, Middle/High School Principal, shared the fundraiser for Riley Hospital Basketball Game raised $3,000. Mr. Stauffer commented things are going well. Mr. Stauffer also shared the iPad carts are being used. The cadre technology team presented the Board with information about iPads and answered several questions. North Miami Education Association, Amy Wildermuth shared they have received the LAJSSC information back from the lawyer, now they can move ahead. Mrs. Clemons, Heartland Career Center Representative, shared Heartland Career Center is having their Open House-College Fair on Wednesday the 16th at 6:00 p.m. and the Seniors Certificate Honors Program will be May 21st at Honeywell. Mrs. Egolf stated North Miami is sitting okay financially. Mrs. Egolf also informed the Board there was going to be some renovating of the Central Office garage, which will house the Technology office. Mrs. Egolf shared things are going well. PERSONNEL: Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following retirement: ? Steve Linn – Athletic Director effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf asked that the Board accept the following employment recommendation: ? Susan Hobson – Technology Director at $28.50/hr., 260 days. PERF, Health Insurance, Vision, Dental, Life, and Long Term Disability Vacation: One week (paid) after the first year. Two weeks (paid) through 9 years. Beginning the tenth year 3 weeks paid A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the board to accept the following employment recommendation: ? Tim Strahla – Technology Staff beginning no later than May 1, 2014 at $17.50/hr. Health Insurance, Vision, Dental, Life, and Long Term Disability Vacation: One week (paid) after the first year. Two weeks (paid) through 9 years. Beginning the tenth year 3 weeks paid A Motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 6-0. April 15, 2014 Page 3 of 4 Mrs. Saddlemire asked the board to accept the following employment recommendation: ? Jody Bolser – Preschool Coordinator (curriculum and planning $75.00 weekly) and afternoon preschool teacher for 3 hours a day (12 hours a week/rate $9.05 hourly). ? Nicole Fennell – Morning Program Assistant (open/closes morning program) for 3 hours a day (12 hours a week/rate $9.05 hourly). ? Tia Heishman – Morning Assistant at 2.5 hours a day (10 hours a week/rate $9.05 hourly/assists Nicole Fennell). ? Amy Stockdale – Afternoon Assistant at 2.5 hours a day (10 hours a week/rate $9.05 hourly/assists Jody Bolser). A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations and resignation: ? Jacob Bockover – JV Baseball Coach for 2013-2014 ? Ray Butcher – MS Volunteer Track Coach for 2013-2014 ? Jason Ballard – Resignation - Varsity Boys Track Coach for 2013-2014 A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendations: ? Jeff Eckelbarger – Maintenance, beginning salary of $18.50/hour. ? Dean Owens – Summer Worker - grounds at $10.15/hour. ? Aaron Bahney and Tyler Hoover – Summer Workers at $9.00/hour. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Kuhn. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf asked the Board to accept the following employment recommendation: ? Zac Roth – Volunteer HS Baseball Coach for 2013-2014. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 5-0-1 with Mr. Roth abstaining. BUSINESS ITEMS: Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the removal of a 90-day probationary period for non-certified employees. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to create a position for a Technology Integration Specialist at 220 days, $13.00/hour base and benefits same as non-certified. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the Apple Lease/purchase of 980 Apple iPads at an annual lease cost of $110,000. At the end of four years we will have a $1.00 purchase option which will allow us to own the iPads or we may choose to trade them in. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mrs. Hattery. Motion carried 5-1-0 with Mrs. Clemons opposing. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve a contract with ESCO for $26,250 and implementation of a network disaster recovery and virtualization plan. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Kuhn and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the 2014 Kitchen Projects. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0. April 15, 2014 Page 4 of 4 Mrs. Egolf made a motion to table the Gym Lighting Options and to have more information brought back in May with a 2nd bid. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mrs. Clemons. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the MS/HS Student Handbook 2014-2015. After much discussion a motion for approval was made by Mr. Deardorff and seconded by Mr. Roth. Motion carried 6-0. Mrs. Egolf made a recommendation to approve the current kitchen kettles and large stand mixers as surplus, effective the end of the school year. A motion for approval was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Deardorff. Motion carried 6-0. BOARD COMMENTS: Mrs. Hattery had no comment. Mr. Kuhn commented things seem to be going pretty well and he enjoyed the spring musical and the band & choir concerts. Mr. Roth stated things seem to be going smooth and in the right direction. Mrs. Clemons stated she enjoyed the FFA banquet. Mrs. Clemons appreciates all the hard work the staff has been doing and has all the confidence they will be ready for the technology next year. Mr. Deardorff shared he likes the enthusiasm of the teachers and hopefully the majority are for using the ipads and that will be a plus. Mrs. Egolf thanked everyone. Mr. Deeds thanked all the teachers for coming and the hard work they do. FUTURE MEETING DATE: There will be a Regular Session Meeting on May 13, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the Central Office. ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Roth motioned for adjournment at 9:21 PM. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Hattery. Motion carried 6-0. _______________________________ ______________________________ William C. Deeds II, President Kandace Hattery, Secretary