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									                                         BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                   CHILLICOTHE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Regular Meeting                                                                                          January 23, 2006
                                                                                                       CHS Alumni Library
                                                                                                                5:30 p.m.

Members Present: Mr. Benson, Mr. Drewyor, Mr. Hartmus, Mrs. McCorkle, Mr. Mullins

Staff Present: Miss Atwood, Mr. Crago, Mr. Rose



Call to Order
Mr. Benson called the meeting to order and Mr. Rose called the roll. Mr. Benson announced the meeting was being recorded
by audio tape which will become a part of the minute record.

Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation
Mr. Benson led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Invocation was given by Pastor Obadiah Harris of the Lifting Up Jesus
Church.

06-01-20 Approval of Board Agenda
It was moved by Mr. Drewyor and seconded by Mr. Mullins to adopt the agenda for the January 23, 2006 Board of Education
Regular Meeting with an amendment to add one name to the Personnel List for Supplemental Contracts. Roll call: Mr.
Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr. Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

HS / MS Construction Project Update
Prior to the meeting, the Board, Administration and media did a walk through of the construction site to view the progress of
the project. Brian Grimes from Quandel gave a status update of the work completed and work scheduled to be done next. He
said work is about three weeks behind on Phase I due to weather restrictions, however, he feels confident the time will be
made up in other areas and the overall project is still on schedule for a move in date of August 10 th.

Mr. Grimes also reviewed the change order approval process for the benefit of the new board members. He said bidding for
Technology and Loose Furnishings would be done in February for both Phase I and Phase II to maintain uniformity of the
equipment throughout the whole project.

Public Hearing
As a reminder, and in compliance with laws pertaining to the rehire of retirees, a public hearing was held at the November
28th regular meeting regarding the rehiring of a retired bus driver.

Honors and Recognitions
Mr. Benson and CHS Principal John Payne recognized the following individuals for their special achievements as listed:

       Assistant Principals Scott Lowe and Susen Cydrus were introduced and recognized for their contributions to the
        administration at the high school.

       CHS Art Teachers Sara Cory Jones and Susie Cunningham were honored along with the following students whose
        artwork is exhibited in the 2nd Annual Library Art Show.

             Brian Bowers — Best of Show for the 2nd year in a row
             Alex Elliott — First Place Winner
             Megan Gerber — Second Place Winner
             Melissa Braunlin — Third Place Winner
             Chris Kerr — Honorable Mention
             Audra Sabo — Honorable Mention
             Hannah Smeltzer — Honorable Mention

Mr. Payne noted that many students choose to attend CHS through open enrollment because of the Art Program. With the
help and planning of Miss Atwood, an Honors Level Art Class will be offered next year and an Advanced Placement Art
Class the following year.
Superintendent Crago thanked all the high school staff and students for attending the meeting to be recognized. Mr. Crago
also offered congratulations to Bart Henshaw, Steve Mullins, Siri Bendtsen, and Judy Tanner for receiving the Annual
Educator Emeritus Award from the Chillicothe Education Association at last Friday’s Inservice.

Public Participation
Mr. Benson welcomed all visitors to the meeting and opened the floor for public participation. There was none.

Legislative Update
Mrs. McCorkle said that OSBA has an updated presentation on their website discussing the many changes included in House
Bill 66. The video clip is approximately a half hour long and can be viewed at www.osba-ohio.org.

06-01-21 Treasurer’s Report and Recommendations
It was moved by Mr. Hartmus and seconded by Mr. Mullins to approve the following resolutions / recommendations as a
group:

         A. MINUTES

             To approve the Board of Education minutes of the December 19, 2005 regular meeting and the
             January 4, 2006 organizational meeting as presented. Mr. Hartmus clarified that the minutes
             accurately reflect he abstained on the vote for election of Vice President of the Board as presented.

         B. FY2006 TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS

             To adopt the updated 2005-2006 Temporary Appropriation measure as presented.

         C. FINANCIAL REPORTS

             To approve the financial reports for the month of December, 2005 and the updated Five-Year
             Forecast as presented. Mr. Rose reported the auditor has provided the new tax figures for the year
             so he will be making the appropriation permanent at the February meeting.

         D. INTER-FUND TRANSFERS

             To approve the following transfers as recommended:

             $ 47,196.56 Transfer from the General Fund to the Non-Voted Permanent Improvement Fund

             $ 85,000.00 Transfer from the Non-Voted Permanent Improvement Fund to the General Fund the
                         proceeds from the sale of the warehouse property.

         E. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND DONATIONS

             To accept the following gifts and donations as presented.

             $ 5,000.00 from Allen P.T.O. to Allen Elementary School to purchase scanners and books for
                        the classrooms.

             $ 1,250.00 from Steve & Sheila Madru to Chillicothe High School’s Developmentally
                        Handicapped Class – Nancy Hinty

Roll call on above group of resolutions: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr.
Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

06-01-22 Authorization to Advertise for Two School Buses
It was moved by Mr. Mullins and seconded by Mr. Hartmus to authorize the Treasurer and Superintendent of the Chillicothe
City School District to advertise for the purchase of two new conventional 72 passenger diesel school buses as per
specifications. The Chillicothe City School District Board of Education reserves all rights to accept or reject any or all bids.
Sealed bids are to be filed with the Treasurer. The Treasurer is authorized to publicly open and read the bids immediately
after the time for filing bids has expired at 235 Cherry Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-2350. A tabulation of all bids and
reports thereof will be made to the Board of Education at its next regularly scheduled meeting following the expiration of the
time of the filing of all bids.
Transportation Supervisor Ruth Pinkerton was present to answer questions for new board members regarding the bus fleet,
replacement cycle, and cost of new buses. Mr. Mullins suggested she could do a more detailed presentation at a future board
meeting.

Roll call: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr. Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

06-01-23 Approval of Agreement for Sale of McArthur Building
It was moved by Mrs. McCorkle and seconded by Mr. Drewyor to approve the agreement with Life Emergency Medical
Services, Inc. for the purchase of the former McArthur Elementary School property (1049 Columbus Street) in the amount of
$450,000. NOTE: Payment will be reduced by the sum of lease payments if final payment is made by April 30, 2006. Roll
call: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr. Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Informational Items
Mr. Rose reported total investment earnings for the month of December were $119,317 of which $107,940 was from
construction fund monies. The fiscal year-to-date investment earnings are $539,835. Last year at this time investment
earnings were $298,811. This time last year our weighted yield was 2.53% and this year it is 4.24%.

06-01-24 Approval of Board Representative to the Parks and Recreation Board
It was moved by Mrs. McCorkle and seconded by Mr. Hartmus to appoint George Davis to serve as the Board representative
to the Parks and Recreation Board. The Parks and Recreation Board normally meets on the third Wednesday of the month, at
5:00 p.m., at the City Administration Building in the back conference room.

Mrs. McCorkle pointed out that the Bylaws of the Parks and Recreation Board state that initial appointments are for a term of
five years and after that the appointments are annual. Mr. Davis has completed his initial five year appointment and this is an
annual appointment for the term 01/01/06 to 12/31/06.

Roll call: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr. Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

Proposal to Increase Radio Duty Pay
Mr. Crago asked the Board to consider approval of increasing the amount for Radio Duty for after hours bus trips for the Bus
Mechanic and the Transportation Supervisor from $25 to $35 per occurrence. Discussion ensued regarding legalities of the
situation in regards to the bargaining unit and labor laws regarding overtime. The Board decided to table any action on the
issue until the February meeting to allow further research into the action.

06-01-25 Approval of Personnel Items
It was moved by Mr. Mullins and seconded by Mr. Hartmus to approve the following personnel recommendations pursuant to
the terms and conditions of the new employee’s individual contract and his/her job description. Said employment will be
contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory criminal record check, plus verification of experience and training.

         A. RETIREMENTS

             Brent Anderson, Math Teacher, Smith Middle School, effective March 31, 2006.
             Brent has been with the Chillicothe City Schools 26 years with a total of 28 years in education.

         B. RESIGNATIONS

             1.   Non-Certificated

                  Debra Lisath, Library Aide, Mt. Logan Elementary, last day of work is January 19, 2006.

             2.   Supplemental Contracts - Non-Certificated

                  Robert Mischal, CHS, Girls Asst Basketball Coach, effective January 3, 2006
                  Gabriel Peecher, CHS, Asst Supervisor Cheerleaders - Winter, effective December 15, 2005

         C. EMPLOYMENTS

             1.   Non-Certificated

                  Susie Burke, Secretary, CHS Athletic Department effective January 6, 2006, $9.92 per hour.

                  Tammy Magill, (retired bus driver) from sub bus driver to full-time bus driver, effective January 26, 2006
             2.   Supplemental Contracts - Certificated

                  Becky McKeever, CHS, Asst Girls Basketball Coach, 3 yrs exp, $848.43
                  Susan Cunningham, CHS, Asst Supervisor Cheerleaders, 1 yr exp, $977

             3.   Substitute Teachers ($80.00 per day, substitutes used on an as needed basis)

                  Brooklyn Betts – Short Term
                  Michelle Duncan – Short Term; 4-9 Math
                  Marta Hitchens – Short Term
                  Sarah Kerry – Long Term; Pre K-3
                  Kit Kinnamon – Long Term; PS-3 Early Childhood
                  David Raines – Long Term; Comp. Social Studies, OWA Reading, Vocational, Occupational Work Adj.
                  Linda Sizemore – Long Term; Pre K-3
                  Tressa Strausbaugh – Short Term & Long Term; Integrated Business
                  Liza Tackett – Long Term; Middle Grades - Science
                  Melinda Wood – Long Term; Integrated Social Studies 7-12

             4.   Substitute Bus Drivers

                  Kristine Gallaugher
                  Marland Thomas

             5.   Acknowledgment of Volunteers

                  Pat Bouillion, Smith M.S., Boys Basketball

             6.   Grant Funded Employments

                  Helen Schumaker, Ohio Reads Volunteer Coordinator, Smith M.S., $1200 Ohio Literacy Grant

Roll call on above group of resolutions: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr.
Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

06-01-26 Approval of 2006 - 2007 School Calendar
It was moved by Mr. Hartmus and seconded by Mrs. McCorkle to approve the 2006 - 2007 School Calendar as presented.
Miss Atwood explained the school year will be opening as late as possible due to construction. She said there are classroom
and teacher Inservice days on August 29, 30, and 31 to allow teachers to get set up and organized in the new high school
addition. September 1st is an Inservice day for Technology Training in the new classrooms and on new computers. Students
will start classes on the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 5, 2006. A special thanks was offered to the people who served
on the calendar committee. Roll call: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr.
Mullins-yes. The motion carried.


06-01-27 Resolutions Approved as a Group
It was moved by Mr. Benson and seconded by Mr. Mullins to approve the following resolutions as a group:

        A. APPROVAL OF NEW AND REVISED JOB DESCRIPTIONS

             To approve the New and Revised Job Descriptions as presented for the following positions:

             Elementary Principal
             Middle School Assistant Principal / Federal Program Coordinator
             Elementary School Assistant Principal

        B. APPROVAL OF 2006 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

             To approve the course offerings with designated tuition for the Chillicothe City Schools’ 2006 Summer
             School Program as presented. Courses will be scheduled based on student enrollment, facility
             availability, and instructor availability.
         C. APPROVAL OF 2006 SPRING FIELD TRIPS

             To approve the revised field trip plan for the spring of 2006 as presented. Miss Atwood explained the
             revision includes a reduced trip to Woodland Altars Outdoor Education Camp for fifth grade students
             for a shared cost. Mr. Rose said he verified with the Department of Education representative that this
             revision does not represent a significant amount and would not require us to submit a revised Budget
             Recovery Plan for approval to the state.

Roll call on above group of resolutions: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr. Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr.
Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

Board Policy Revisions for Considerations
The following policies will be presented for approval at the February 2006 Board of Education meeting. These policies
reflect the changes to bring District policies into compliance with the current laws and are recommended by the Ohio School
Boards Association.

         File:    BDDH Public Participation at Board Meetings

Board discussion ensued regarding time limits per person and for the entire public participation segment.

Assistant Superintendent’s Informational Items
Miss Atwood reviewed the following informational items for the Board.

$   The FY2006 School Facilities Eligibility Ranking List was distributed to the Board. Chillicothe ranks #486 and
    estimates funding sometime between 2009 - 20011.

$   Goals for the Board for 2006 - 2007 must be included in the Continuous Improvement Plan. Miss Atwood
    distributed copies of last year’s goals, and that section of the CIP for the Board to review before the next meeting.

Meeting Scheduled
The Board scheduled a Work Session for Monday, February 13, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the Western Administration Building,
Meeting Room 1. The purpose of the meeting is preliminary budget discussion for 2006-2007 and setting board goals for the
new CIP.

Board Discussion
Mr. Benson said past board members were supplied laptop computers to improve communications between the Board and
Administration. Since most people already have personal computers, it was decided the District would no longer provide
laptops to board members. Mr. Benson directed Mr. Crago and the district technology staff to request laptops be returned
and redistributed within the district.

Mr. Mullins referred to a recent article in the Chillicothe Gazette on Bullying and suggested the Board take time to review
District Policies and Procedures on the subject. Miss Atwood explained there was no separate or specific policy on bullying
but was part of an overall Discipline Policy.

Mr. Drewyor said he appreciated Mr. Crago’s appearance in the buildings and classrooms his first day on the job. He and
Mr. Mullins recently attended OSBA’s New Board Member Workshop and said they were glad to learn the district is much
better off than other districts that were represented.

Mrs. McCorkle added her appreciation to the new superintendent and Mr. Hartmus encouraged the public to visit our schools
and see how the construction project is coming along.

06-01-28 Adjournment
It was moved by Mr. Mullins and seconded by Mr. Hartmus to adjourn. Roll call: Mr. Benson-yes, Mr. Drewyor-yes, Mr.
Hartmus-yes, Mrs. McCorkle-yes, Mr. Mullins-yes. The motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

								
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