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Regular Meeting, November 15, 2010
Secondary Campus Media Center
Open Forum 7:00pm
Regular Meeting 7:30pm


The Finneytown Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, November 15,
2010 in the Media Center of the Finneytown Secondary Campus, 8916 Fontainebleau
Terrace, Cincinnati, OH 45231. Mr. Wright, Mrs. Horn, Ms. Ruffin and Mr. Ahlrichs
were present. Dr. Brown was unable to attend due to a work commitment. The president
called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

92-10 Mrs. Horn moved, seconded by Mr. Ahlrichs, the Board approved the minutes
from the Regular Meeting of October 18, 2010.


Dr. Alan Robertson, Superintendent, discussed the following items:
    Congratulated the Marching Band on an excellent season, its Superior Rating at
       the State Contest and its continuity of excellence.
    Finneytown student Kaci Behanan was awarded the Peacemaker Award and
       Finneytown resident Ric Towner was awarded the Parent Involvement Award by
       Springfield Township on November 9th.
    Middle School student Sami Zimmer received the most votes in the Winton Road
       Halloween Window Painting Contest.
    3rd Grader Miah Harvey finished second in the Springfield Township Fire
       Department Fire Safety Poster Contest.
    The Middle School Washington D.C. trip and High School Senior Retreat were
       both very successful events taking place in the last month.
    Welcomed Amanda Kavanaugh as the Secondary Campus student representative
       to the Board of Education for the 2010-11 school year.
    Whitaker Student Council – Congratulated for its very successful community
       service work, presentations and fundraising activities.
    Race to the Top (RTTT) – The second round grant application has been approved.
    Elections – Significant political party changes have taken place in Ohio and
       around the nation as a result of the mid-term elections. We can only wait and see
       how large impending state and federal deficits will be addressed by the new state
       administration and members of congress.
    Winton Road Sign – Construction is expected to be complete later this month.


Public Address
   None
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Amanda Kavanaugh, Student Representative, gave the following report:
   Student Council is selling “Den” shirts. Basketball game admission is reduced for
     those wearing a Den shirt to the game.
   Planning for the Winter Homecoming Dance is underway.
   Senior Retreat – Was a great time with lots of team building activities.


Board Coordination Matters:

Mr. Ahlrichs, discussed the following items:
   Whitaker Student Council – Recognized for their terrific community service
      fundraising efforts to assist local families at Thanksgiving.
   Capital Conference – As a first-time attendee, was very impressed with the wealth
      of topics, information and ideas shared at the conference. Heard great messages
      on “getting kids connected” and “treating teenagers as the successful persons they
      will grow into.” Also came away thinking about how we need to identify and
      take advantage of the assets here in our own community, that can be put to work
      helping kids.

Ms. Ruffin, discussed the following items:
    Whitaker Family Involvement –
          o Childcare was provided during Parent/Teacher conferences in November.
          o October 25th meeting focus was to tie the goals of the Whitaker Family
              Involvement Team to the district’s Family and Civic Engagement Plan.
    Secondary PTA –
          o Next meeting is November 16th @ 7:30 PM in the HS media Center.
          o Reflections “Together We Can…” theme projects are due Nov 16th.
    Finneytown Music Parents –
          o Last met on November 8th.
          o Cookie Dough distribution and pick up is November 18th at Cottonwood.
          o Top Cookie Dough sellers:
                  HS: Julian Jones – 77 tubs
                  MS: Heather Gamble – 84 tubs
                  Elementary: Erin Tessel – 120 tubs
          o HS/MS Marching Band
                  Congratulations on a fantastic season!
                  The HS band received its 4th straight superior rating at the OMEA
                     State Marching Band Finals in Columbus on October 30th.
                  Color Guard and Percussion also earned Superior ratings.
                  This year’s band earned first place and a superior rating at every
                     contest. It earned best overall awards in percussion, general effect,
                     the highest score in school history, and topped most Class A bands.
                  The band has placed first in their class at seventeen straight
                     contests, dating back to 2006.
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                      The MS and HS Band and Orchestra Holiday Concert is Thursday,
                       December 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).
                    The HS band will be recognized at 7:00 PM on December 13th,
                       prior to the regular board meeting.
           o Chorale
                    The NKU Honor Choir was November 7-9th.
                    OMEA District Choir performed November 12th at the College
                       Theatre of Mount St. Joseph and included Abby Bolling, Tara
                       Keller, Alfred Kimbro, Caroline Michaelson, Kody Sexton and
                       Megan Zimmerer.
                    Auditions for this year’s production of “Anything Goes” are
                       November 22nd and 23rd.
                    Other upcoming Chorale events include: STAR64 Fountain Square
                       holiday show - November 19th; Brookdate Place - December 7th;
                       Northminster Church - December 16th.
           o Orchestra
                    On November 12th the Taft Museum Robert Duncanson Artist-In-
                       Residence, Nokuthula Ngwenayma, visited MS Orchestra students.
       Whitaker Staff Inservice
           o On 10/22/10 Whitaker staff participated in a Cultural Responsiveness
               Workshop focused on how culture interacts with educational experience.
       Capital Conference
           o School Board members from around the state met in Columbus November
               7th-10th.
           o The learning, sharing and networking around education, its challenges and
               opportunities was inspiring. More on this at the December meeting.

Mrs. Horn, discussed the following items:
   Tonight’s board meeting artwork, expressive tree landscapes, is provided by Julie
      Ficke’s secondary campus ART IV students.
   Elementary PTA –
         o Dr. Robertson spoke at the November 3rd meeting on report card trend
             data, district initiatives and other general information as well as answering
             questions from the audience.
         o 4th graders are player recorders.
         o 4th grade orchestra will have a concert on November 18th.
         o The Whitaker Elementary Marathon and Mini-marathon (walking, reading
             and community service challenge) is going strong.
         o National Education Support Professionals day will be celebrated on
             November 17th.
         o Community Service Project – students are collecting can food and gently
             used coats and shopping with monetary donations received for families in
             need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons.
         o Whitaker Elementary has computers available in its front office for parents
             wanting to log onto Progress Book and the district’s website.
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       Wellness Committee
          o Meets on November 12th.
          o Mrs. Horn shared insights from a national dietetics conference she
              attended through Cincinnati State Technical and Community College on
              elementary and secondary student wellness programs.
          o Laurie Roessler, the district’s school nurse, is working on a newsletter on
              healthy habits and exercise for our students.
          o Hamilton County has a Health Watch site designed to monitor
              absenteeism and causes that Laurie Roessler will begin to use.
          o Sharon Furlong has developed signs on healthy eating for the school
              cafeterias.
          o New vending machine options as well as opportunities to bring wellness
              ideas to families and parents are being discussed by the committee.
          o The committee is continuing to collaborate with Cincinnati State’s Chef-
              In-Resident to come into the district for a program for students and parents
              on healthy cooking.

Mr. Wright, discussed the following items:
   Capital Conference –
         o Sessions – Attended some outstanding sessions on conflict resolution,
             building unity, the importance of team, and making solar energy pay.
         o Delegation Assembly Meeting – The delegate assembly approved the
             following amendments to the legislative platform:
                  Tangible Personal Property Tax Base – The association supports
                     state reimbursement that fully matches, dollar for dollar, the loss of
                     the local tangible personal property tax base.
                  Election Opportunities – The association opposes any legislation
                     that would reduce the number and frequency of election
                     opportunities available to school districts for ballot issues.
                  Fees – The association opposes any legislation that attempts to
                     pass on to school districts any fees by government entities to pay
                     for services that are the normal responsibility of that entity.
                  Consolidation – The association supports and encourages districts
                     to follow best practices regarding efficiencies and cost-savings that
                     may result from shared services and programs, but the association
                     opposes any legislation that would require mandatory
                     consolidation of schools.
         o Legislative Session – The political landscape has changed. Uncertainty is
             high at this time because of the change in political leadership and the
             projected size of the state budget deficit in Ohio, beginning July 1, 2011.
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93-10     Mrs. Horn moved, seconded by Mr. Ahlrichs, the Board adopted the “Consent
          Calendar” as follows:

           Action by the Board of Education in adoption of the “Consent Calendar” at
           this point of the agenda means that all items appearing with an asterisk (*) after
           the title which constitutes the “Consent Calendar” are adopted by one single
           motion, unless a member of the Board of Education or the Superintendent
           requests that any such item be removed from the “Consent Calendar” and voted
           upon separately.


          a) Monthly Financial Report*


          b) Depository and Investment Balances as of October 31, 2010*

                U.S. Bank                           0.14%        $ 2,511,888.90
                State Treasury Assets Reserve       0.14%        $ 1,654,084.50
                Key Bank CD                         3.15%        $    99,017.09
                Nationwide Bank CD                  1.83%        $ 200,000.00


          c)    Interest Earned on Depository and Investment Accounts as of
                October 31, 2010*.

                                General Fund        $563.52


          d) Approval of Advance – From the General Fund FY11*

                The Board approved the following advances from the General Fund:

                516-5210-9011          $ 2,057.00
                001-7410-921                   ($2,057.00)

                This movement of funds represents a temporary advance to cover a
                temporary cash deficit position. All advances will be returned to the
                General Fund prior to year end.
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          e)    Approval of Payment*- FY10

                The Board approved payment of the following invoice representing
                purchases that were made prior to the issuance of a valid purchase order of
                the district:

                DATE VENDOR                                  AMOUNT INITIATOR
                8/2/10 Joshua Clark/Sports Therapy Inc.      $4,784.00 Dave Wolferst
                       (Trainer coverage for fall sports)


RC:     Mrs. Horn, yes; Ms. Ruffin, yes; Mr. Wright, yes; Mr. Ahlrichs, yes. The
        president declared the motion passed.


94-10     Ms. Ruffin moved, seconded by Mrs. Horn, the Board adopted the “Consent
          Calendar” as follows:

           Action by the Board of Education in adoption of the “Consent Calendar” at this
           point of the agenda means that all items appearing with an asterisk (*) after the
           title which constitutes the “Consent Calendar” are adopted by one single
           motion, unless a member of the Board of Education or the Superintendent
           requests that any such item be removed from the “Consent Calendar” and voted
           upon separately.


          a) Acceptance of Resignations*

                The Board accepted the following resignations:

                Ed Bishop, Groundskeeper, effective December 31, 2010 (retirement)

                Donna Morgan, Special Education Assistant, effective November 12,
                2010


          b) Approval of Reemployment of Classified Personnel*

                The Board approved the reemployment of the following classified employee
                in accordance with provision 9.01 of the F.A.S.P. Negotiated Labor
                Agreement:

                Lisa Ellis, Special Education Assistant, effective November 15, 2010
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          c)    Approval of Contracts – Home Instruction Tutors*

                The Board approved contracts for the following Home Instruction Tutors
                for the 2010-2011 school year, at the rate of $20.00 per hour for one
                student, $30.00 per hour for two students and $40.00 per hour for three
                students:

                Sandy Blais
                Cara Zestermann


          d) Approval of Contract – Building Substitute*

                The Board approved a limited contract for the following certified personnel,
                effective October 18, 2010 through the last day students attend class in
                June, 2010:

                Sarah Mills          Building Substitute (Whitaker)    $95.00/day


          e)    Approval of Contracts – Supplemental 2010-2011*

                The Board approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2010-
                2011 school year:

                Jeremy Pflug         Head Coach, 8th Grade Girls Basketball    $1,494.00
                William Profitt Head Coach, Swim Team                          $1,670.00
                John Leigh           Head Coach, Reserve Girls Basketball      $2,900.00
                Kevin Schulte        Winter Site Supervisor                    $2,197.00
                Danielle Morris Asst. Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball          $2,637.00


          f)    Approval of Substitutes – Certified*

                The Board approved the following certified substitutes for the 2010-2011
                school year:

                William Berry                     Donna Saul
                Amanda Caruso                     Stephen Tracy
                Shanee McGhee                     Zachary Weber
                Diane Nahallage                   Carvel Williams
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          g) Approval of Substitute – Classified*

                The Board approved the following classified substitute for the 2010-2011
                school year:

                Valerie Perry          Secretary (effective September 28, 2010)


          h) Adoption of Resolution – Financial Literacy and College and Career
             Readiness*

                The Board adopted the following resolution addressing the importance of
                teaching financial literacy and college and career readiness for students
                enrolled in grades 7 and/or 8.
                WHEREAS the Finneytown Local School District Board of Education
                believes in and supports the importance of teaching financial literacy and
                college and career readiness, and
                WHEREAS the Finneytown Local School District Board of Education
                believes that preparing students for post secondary education, equipping
                them with the prerequisite skills needed for a successful career, and
                teaching students to become financially literate, including the ability to
                read, analyze, manage and communicate about the personal financial
                conditions that affect material well-being, will position them for success in
                later life;
                THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Finneytown Local School District
                Board of Education supports and believes strongly in the importance of
                teaching financial literacy and college and career readiness in both the
                middle grades (7 and/or 8) and in the high school.


          i)    Approval of Agreement* - School Insurance Consultants, LLC.

                The Board approved the following agreement:

                Finneytown Local School District with School Insurance Consultants, LLC
                for consulting services in connection with the district’s insurance needs for
                a period of three years at $3,500 per year.


          j)    Acceptance of Donation*

                The Board accepted the following donation:

                A HP 3300c scanner valued at $75.00 to Whitaker Elementary from Kathy
                Neher, 368 Cresthaven Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
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          k) Approval of 2011-2012 School Calendar*
                The Board approved the following calendar for the 2011-2012 school year:

                August 22, Monday                     Staff In-Service Day
                August 23, Tuesday                    Staff In-Service Day
                August 24, Wednesday                  First Day for Students
                September 5, Monday                   Labor Day – No School
                October 21, Friday                    Staff In-Service Day – No School
                October 28, Friday                    1st Quarter Ends (46 days)
                November 23, Wednesday                Conference Release Day-No School
                November 24, Thursday
                   & November 25, Friday              Thanksgiving Break – No School
                December 21, Wednesday
                   through January 2, Monday          Winter Break – No School
                January 3, Tuesday                    School Resumes
                January 13, Friday                    2nd Quarter Ends (43 days)
                January 16, Monday                    Martin Luther King Day – No School
                January 17, Tuesday                   Staff In-Service Day – No School
                February 17, Friday                   Conference Release Day – No School
                February 20, Monday                   President’s Day – No School
                March 23, Friday                      3rd Quarter Ends (46 days)
                April 2, Monday-April 6, Friday       Spring Break – No School
                April 9, Monday                       School Resumes
                May 28, Monday                        Memorial Day – No School
                May 31, Thursday                      Last Day for Students
                                                      4th Quarter Ends (43 days)
                June 1, Friday                        Staff In-Service Day
                                                      Last Day for Staff

                Total Student Days – 178

                Total Staff Days – 185

                Conference Release Days – 2

                Calamity Make-Up Days (if there are more than 3 calamity days during the
                school year)
                   February 17, Friday (if more than 3 calamity days are used by this date)
                   April 2, Monday
                   April 3, Tuesday
                   June 1, Friday
                   June 4, Monday
                   June 5, Tuesday
                   June 6, Wednesday
                                            Note: Easter Sunday is April 8, 2012.
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          l)    Approval of 2012-2013 School Calendar*
                The Board approved the following calendar for the 2012-2013 school year:

               August 17, Friday                      Staff In-Service Day
               August 20, Monday                      Staff In-Service Day
               August 21, Tuesday                     First Day for Students
               September 3, Monday                    Labor Day – No School
               October 19, Friday                     Staff In-Service Day – No School
               October 26, Friday                     1st Quarter Ends (47 days)
               November 21, Wednesday                 Conference Release Day-No School
               November 22, Thursday
                   & November 23, Friday              Thanksgiving Break – No School
               December 24, Monday
                   through January 4, Friday          Winter Break – No School
               January 7, Monday                      School Resumes
               January 11, Friday                     2nd Quarter Ends (42 days)
               January 21, Monday                     Martin Luther King Day – No School
               January 22, Tuesday                    Staff In-Service Day – No School
               February 15, Friday                    Conference Release Day – No School
               February 18, Monday                    President’s Day – No School
               March 22, Friday                       3rd Quarter Ends (46 days)
               March 25, Monday-March 29, Friday      Spring Break – No School
               April 1, Monday                        School Resumes
               May 27, Monday                         Memorial Day – No School
               May 30, Thursday                       Last Day for Students
                                                      4th Quarter Ends (43 days)
               May 31, Friday                         Staff In-Service Day
                                                      Last Day for Staff

               Total Student Days – 178

               Total Staff Days – 185

               Conference Release Days – 2

               Calamity Make-Up Days (if there are more than 3 calamity days during the
               school year)
                   February 15, Friday (if more than 3 calamity days are used by this date)
                   March 25, Monday
                   March 26, Tuesday
                   May 31, Friday
                   June 3, Monday
                   June 4, Tuesday
                   June 5, Wednesday
                                            Note: Easter Sunday is March 31, 2013.
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RC:       Mrs. Horn, yes; Ms. Ruffin, yes; Mr. Wright, yes; Mr. Ahlrichs, yes.
          The president declared the motion passed.


The next regular meeting of the Finneytown Board of Education will be held on Monday,
December 13, 2010 at 7:30pm in the Media Center of the Finneytown Secondary
Campus, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, Cincinnati, OH 45131. Open Forum will begin at
7:00pm. The Finneytown Marching Band will be recognized for their achievements.


95-10     There being no further business, Mrs. Horn moved, seconded by Mr. Ahlrichs,
          that the meeting be adjourned. The president declared the meeting adjourned at
          8:38pm.




                                             ___________________________________
                                                    James Wright, President


                ATTEST:                      ___________________________________
                                                    David Oliverio, Treasurer

				
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