Board of Education Meeting

1. Mission
Mr. Brad Schneider

The mission of the Big Walnut Local Schools is to inspire and guide each student to his or her maximum potential.


2. Vision
Mr. Brad Schneider

In order to realize our mission, we will strive to achieve and maintain our vision of:
Student-focused, professional, collaborative staff
Student-focused, challenging and current curriculum
Supportive, involved and informed community
Safe, respectful and welcoming environment


3. President
Mr. Brad Schneider

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance 


4. District Goals

Improve academic achievement
Improve communication
Plan for growth (facility plan)
Financial responsibility


5. Minutes
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the September 12 and 19, 2019, Regular Board meeting.


6. Superintendent's Report
Mrs. Angie Hamberg

6.1 District Goal: Improve Communication
  • Redistricting Survey- open through October 20
  • Economic Development Discussion

6.2 District Goals: Student Academic Achievement
  • General Rosecrans Elementary School Building Presentation- Ms. Kate Thoma
  • General Rosecrans Elementary School CIP Update- Ms. Kate Thoma
  • Academic Update - Mrs. Jen Young

6.3 Recognitions
  • Ella Okoneski, General Rosecrans Elementary, Student of the Month - Mr. Schneider
  • Sophia Melvin, Big Walnut Intermediate School, Student of the Month - Mrs. Lee
  • Claire Wilson, General Rosecrans Elementary, Art Student of the Month - Mr. Schneider
  • Leah Hohenbrink, Big Walnut Intermediate School, Art Student of the Month - Mrs. Lee
  • Groundbreaking Plaque - Bob Sewell, Gilbane Building Company

6.4 District Goal: Planning for Growth
  • Construction Update - Mr. Doug Swartz

7. Treasurer's Report
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

7.1 District Goal: Financial Responsibility
  • Monthly Financial Statement
  • State Funding Update

8. Selected Board Policy
Mr. Brad Schneider

8.1 .

It is recommended the Board approve the following policy revisions:

  • 2431 Interscholastic Athletics
  • 5113.02 School Choice Options
  • 5460 Graduation Requirements

9. Board Members Items of Interest
Mr. Brad Schneider

10. Public Participation
Mr. Brad Schneider

This is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not considered a public community meeting. This is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated in the agenda. (Please reference criteria for Public Participation, which is attached to the agenda.)


11. Human Resources
Mr. Mark Cooper

Human Resources Update 


11.1 .

It is recommended the Board approve a co-curricular contract for Sarah Nealon, LPDC member, HSE, group 7 step 0 for the 2019/2020 school year.


11.2 .

It is recommended the Board approve a 90-day classified contract for Kathleen Green, Bus Driver, step 0, effective September 23, 2019.


11.3 .

It is recommended the Board approve the following athletic supplementals for the 2019/2020 school year pending successful background checks and receipt of permit and all necessary documentation.


11.4 .

It is recommended the Board approve the revision of a full-time supplemental contract for Kaiden Wilson to a .5 contract for the 2019/2020 school year.


11.5 .

It is recommended the Board approve Rob Collier as a tutor, General Rosecrans Elementary, at the approved tutor rate for the period of August 12 - 23, 2019.


11.6 .

It is recommended the Board accept the following resignations:

  • Lisa Stanley, Food Service Worker, Big Walnut Middle School, effective October 10, 2019
  • Lori Wagner, Teaching Assistant, BWHS, effective at the end of the day on November 11, 2019

12. Business Items

12.1 .
Mrs. Angie Hamberg

It is recommended the Board approve the District Service Plan contract between the Educational Service Center and Big Walnut Local Schools.


12.2 .
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk
  • It is recommended the Board approve the Delta Dental proposed dental rates for 2020.

12.3 .
Doug Swartz

It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution  selecting Brewer-Garrett Company as the most qualified firm to serve as the Board’s commissioning agent for HVAC equipment and BAS systems at the new elementary school and central energy plant (CEP) that will ultimately also serve the new high school and requests authority for the Director of Facilities to contract for these services.


12.4 .
Mrs. Angie Hamberg

It is recommended the Board approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Big Walnut Local Schools and the Delaware County Sheriff's Office regarding the assignment of a Delaware County Deputy Sheriff to the school as a School Resource Officer.


12.5 .
Mrs. Hamberg

It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution of Necessity for the Substitution of an Emergency Tax Levy.


12.6 .
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board accept the following donations:

  • $540 donated to BWMS, anonymous donor, BWMS Principal Fund 018-9002
  • $5,766.53 donated to BWMS Service Day/Go Buckets, donated by Sunbury/Galena Rotary, District Support Fund #018-9000
  • $136.55 donated to BWIS, anonymous donor, BWIS Principal Fund #018-9009
  • $132.12 donated to BWIS, anonymous donor, BWIS Principal Fund #018-9009
  • $349 donated to BWHS FFA, donated by BW FFA Alumni, BWHS FFA Fund #200-9330
  • $255.17 donated to BWHS FFA, donated by Culver's Powell, BWHS FFA Fund#200-9330
  • $77,000 donated to BWLSD Treasurer's Dept., donated by Sunbury Meadows CDA, Permanent Improvement Fund# 003-0000
  • $500 donated to BWHS Eagle Strong, donated by Berkshire Hathaway, BWHS Eagle Strong Fund# 300-9001

13. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
Mr. Brad Schneider

         

Regularly Scheduled Meetings:                           
                            November 14, 2019
                            7:30 a.m.
                            District Administrative Office

                            November 21, 2019
                            6:30 p.m.
                            District Administrative Office

                            December 5, 2019
                            7:30 a.m.
                            District Administrative Office

                            December 12, 2019
                            6:30 p.m.
                            District Administrative Office

                            


14. Executive Session
Mr. Brad Schneider

14.1 .

It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider the employment/appointment of a public employee/official, to conduct and review negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment, to discuss details relative to the security arrangements and emergency response protocols for a public body or public office and to negotiate with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance. 


15. Adjourn
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board exit Executive Session and the meeting adjourns.