FINDLAY CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

January 25, 2021

The Findlay City Schools Board of Education met January 25, 2021 in regular session at 5:00 p.m. at Glenwood Middle School and via teleconference. President Siebenaler Wilson called the meeting to order. Present were Mr. Aldrich, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Eier, Mrs. Russel, Dr. Siebenaler Wilson, Treasurer Mr. Hammond, Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Miller, and Superintendent Mr. Roth.

ACTION ITEMS

2021-001-017 OSBA TREASURERS SEARCH CONTRACT

It was motioned by Mr. Cooper, seconded by Mr. Aldrich to approve the Ohio School Boards Association Treasurers Search Contract as shown in EXHIBIT A

Roll call: Mr. Cooper, aye; Mr. Aldrich, aye; Ms. Eier, aye; Mrs. Russel, aye; Dr. Siebenaler Wilson, aye. President Siebenaler Wilson declared the motion carried.

2021-001-018 EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RETURN TO THE REGULAR MEETING

It was motioned by Ms. Eier, seconded by Mr. Cooper to go into executive session at 5:03 pm to discuss employment and compensation of personnel.

Roll call: Ms. Eier, aye; Mr. Cooper, aye; Mr. Aldrich, aye; Mrs. Russel, aye; Dr. Siebenaler Wilson, aye. President Siebenaler Wilson declared the motion carried.

2021-001-019 READING, APPROVAL, AND SIGNING OF MINUTES

It was motioned by Mrs. Russel, seconded by Mr. Aldrich to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes from January 4, 2021, Special Meeting Minutes from January 14, 2021, and Board Work Session Minutes from January 14, 2021.

Roll call: Mrs. Russel, aye; Mr. Aldrich, aye; Mr. Cooper, aye; Ms. Eier, aye; Dr. Siebenaler Wilson, aye. President Siebenaler Wilson declared the motion carried.

CELEBRATIONS

Mr. Roth welcomed everyone to the January 25, 2021 Board of Education meeting. He celebrated the Board members for all they do for the district and presented each Board member with a small token of appreciation and a certificate from The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA). Mrs. Young, Washington Teachers, and Washington Preschoolers created a video for the Board of Education thanking them for all they do, Findlay First Edition performed a pre-recorded tribute for Board Appreciation Month, and Dr. Theis presented the Board members with a token of appreciation from the elementary principals. Ms. Eier celebrated FFE’s performance and the FHS Symphonic Choir being chosen for a virtual performance by the Ohio Choral Directors. Chamberlin Hill will be starting the World’s Finest Chocolate Sale in February. Mrs. Russel celebrated Jefferson and Jacobs. Mr. Cooper celebrated Whittier students who read multiple books over break. He celebrated Donnell students writing notes, prior to break, to health care workers and first responders for all they are doing and Mr. Williams is thrilled to have the students back in the building. Dr. Siebenaler Wilson celebrated Millstream completing their project for the fair. It is a huge stage that can be moved easily around the fairgrounds. Mr. Aldrich celebrated the first day back to a 4-day schedule. He wanted to let everyone know that The Big Shake is still taking place this year. He also recognized Mr. Best at Wilson Vance and his staff for the countless hours put in during the remote days.

CORRESPONDENCE

Mr. Hammond explained that the new stimulus package that could benefit Findlay City Schools. It is a grant the district would need to provide to the state outlining a plan of action on how the money will be utilized.

2021-001-020 CONSENT ITEMS (A-T)

It was motioned by Mrs. Russel, seconded by Ms. Eier to approve consent items A-T.

CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL

Retirement

Shelly Gilbert (Math, Donnell) (27 years)Reason: Retirement Effective: May 31, 2021

Resignation

Matt Pees (Social Studies and Head Football Coach, High School) (1 year) Reason: Resignation Effective: January 22, 2021

Matt Pees (Assistant Athletic Director and Strength Coach, FHS) (5 months) Reason: Resignation Effective January 22, 2021

Appointments

Speech and Language Pathologist
Cynthia Whitson (Speech and Language Pathologist, Chamberlain Hill/Lincoln)
Salary: MA+15, Step 5 (part-time) for 16 hrs/2 days per week @ $9362.40
Effective: Remainder of 2020-21 school year starting February 1, 2021

Volunteer – 2020-2021 Certified Club Advisors/Helpers
Kristen Lichtle – Shockwave Uniforms Volunteer

Parent Conference Translator for 2020-21 School Year @ $22.01/hour not to exceed 5 hours (Acct# 516-2290-111-9021)
Cesar Ruiz

CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL

Leave of Absence (unpaid)
Kendra Lykins (Chamberlin Hill, Special Education Aide)
Effective: January 15, 2021 – Feb. 22, 2021

Retirement
Cathy Stauffer (Food Service, Whittier) (22 years)
Reason:  Retirement Effective:  December 31, 2020

Reclassification
Julien Carlin, Technology Student Worker
From: $8.70/hour
To: $8.80/hour
Effective: January 1, 2021
Reason: Ohio minimum wage goes to $8.80/hr on 1/1/21

Correction to 1/4/2021 Minutes

Leave of Absence (unpaid)
Tonya Bugner, (Custodian, Wilson Vance Intermediate)
From: January 4, 2021 – February 1, 2021
To: January 4, 2021 – January 19, 2021

Appointments
Lisa Maag (Custodian, Glenwood)
From: Step 8 w/14 years’ experience @ $18.71/hour
To: Step 8 w/13 years’ experience @ $18.71/hour

Appointments

Special Education Aide
Dawn Detterman (Special Ed Aide, Washington Preschool)
Salary: Step 1 @ $13.71
Effective:February 1, 2021

Rachel Kane (Special Ed Aide, Washington Preschool)
Salary: Step 1 @ $13.71
Effective: February 16, 2021

Facilities Department

Dan Herold (Custodian, Facilities Department)
Salary: Step 1 @ $16.60/hour
Effective: February 1, 2021

Substitute and/or Per Diem Employees
Lorri Sehnert – Substitute Bus Driver @15.15/hour effective January 11, 2021

2020-2021 Classified Club Advisors/Helpers
Lisa Patrick: Literacy Consultant (to be paid as a contracted service) as shown in EXHIBIT B.

Registered Behavior Technician $300 Renewal 2020-21 Certificate Stipend
Brittanne Burnside
Ashleigh Nelson

Job Description

The superintendent recommends approval of the new job description for Mechanic (F) as shown in EXHIBIT C.

New Curriculum

The superintendent recommends approval of the new curriculum: Spanish Communications and Culture, Spanish 2 Honors, Spanish 2 College Prep, Medical Detective’s II Anatomy and Physiology that was discussed at the January 4, 2021 Board of Education meeting.

Expanding Opportunities Grant Administration Supplemental 20-21

$1500 to Susan Saum. These will be paid from her regular payroll account and then this amount along with its associated fringe benefit costs will be charged against grant code: 572-2490-890-9621 as allowed by the grant.

Monthly Treasurers Report

The treasurer recommends approval of the December Treasurers Report as shown in EXHIBIT D.

Five Year Strategic Plan

The superintendent recommends approval of the Five-Year Strategic Plan as shown in EXHIBIT E.

Policy 2.0: Board of Education Bylaws

The superintendent recommends approval of the revised Policy 2.0: Board Bylaws as shown in EXHIBIT F.

ESC Contract for Work Based Learning Coordinator

The superintendent recommends approval of the contract between the ESC and Findlay City Schools for a Work Based Learning Coordinator as shown in EXHIBIT G.

FY21 Service Contract

The superintendent recommends approval of the FY2021 Service Agreement between the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center and Findlay City School District for providing Audiology Services as shown in EXHIBIT H.

Designated Fund Distribution Election Form

The treasurer recommends approval of the distribution from the endowment fund of the Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation in the amount of $292.00 benefiting Findlay City Schools and Building Nurses as shown in EXHIBIT I.

Roll call: Mrs. Russel, aye; Ms. Eier, aye; Mr. Aldrich, aye; Mr. Cooper, aye; Dr. Siebenaler Wilson, aye. President Siebenaler Wilson declared the motion carried.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Mr.  Roth began the discussion regarding Elementary Buildings for the 2021-2022 school year. He discussed closing Lincoln School next year and repurposing Jacobs Primary in order save the district money after 3 failed levies. The district would also look at purchasing 2 modular buildings containing 6 classrooms each. This plan would balance the free and reduced students to approximately 50% per building versus 70% in one building. Mr. Hammond explained the consolidation of elementary schools could save the district between 1.3M to 1.7M. He suggested reviewing all three (3) proposals received with the finance committee prior to acting on any contract. The Finance Committee is meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

It was agreed upon to table the Mobilease Contract until a future meeting so no action was taken.

ACTION ITEMS

2021-001-021 MOBILEASE CONTRACT

It was motioned by ____________________, seconded by ___________________ to approve the Mobilease contract to purchase two (2) 6 modular classrooms as shown in EXHIBIT J.

 

Roll call: ________________________. President Siebenaler Wilson declared the motion carried.

 

SUPERINTENDENTS COMMENTS

Mr. Roth and Mrs. Miller visited every building today and commented how great it was to see the halls filled with students.

2021-001-022 EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was motioned by Mr. Cooper, seconded by Mr. Aldrich to go into executive session at 6:52 pm to discuss upcoming negotiations.

Roll call: Mr. Cooper, aye; Mr. Aldrich, aye; Ms. Eier, aye; Mrs. Russel, aye; Dr. Siebenaler Wilson, aye. President Siebenaler Wilson declared the motion carried.

2021-001-023 ADJOURNMENT

It was motioned by Mr. Aldrich, seconded by Mrs. Russel to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 pm.

Roll call: Mr. Aldrich, aye; Mrs. Russel, aye; Mr. Cooper, aye; Ms. Eier, aye; Dr. Siebenaler Wilson, aye. President Siebenaler Wilson declared the motion carried.

NOTE: The next Regular Board meeting will be held Monday, February 22, 2021 at Glenwood Middle School.

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