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.

Minutes

  • The meeting was called to order at 6:29 pm.
  • Mr. Schneider arrived at 7:36 pm.

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. 19-148 Minutes
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the  November 4, 2019, Special Board meeting and the November 14 and 21, 2019, Regular Board meeting.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

Seconded: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, President   
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

6. Superintendent's Report
Mrs. Angie Hamberg

6.1 District Goal: Improve Communication
  • Honoring Board Member Service- Mr. Brad Schneider and Mrs. Angie Hamberg
  • State of the Schools - The Eagle Examiner & Online January 14, 2020
  • Draft 2020-2021 Calendar
  • Draft 2020 Board of Education Meeting Dates

6.2 District Goals: Student Academic Achievement
  • Academic Achievement Update - Mrs. Jen Young
  • First Reading- New Courses- Mrs. Jen Young
  • BWHS Building Presentation - Mr. Andy Jados
  • BWHS CIP Update - Mr. Andy Jados

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

7. Recognitions
Mr. Brad Schneider
  • Samantha Cox, BWHS Art Student of the Month - Mr. Doug Crowl
  • Camden Edwards, BWHS Student of the Month - Mrs. Mindy Meyer
  • Morgan Bodker, Soccer All-Ohio 2nd Team  - Mrs. Liana Lee
  • BWHS FFA - Mr. Andy Wecker
  • BWHS Marching Band - Mr. Brad Schneider

8. Treasurer's Report
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

8.1 District Goal: Financial Responsibility
  • Monthly Financial Statement

9. Selected Board Policy
Mr. Brad Schneider

9.1 .

It is recommended the Board adopt the revisions to the Wellness Board Policy 8510 (second reading).

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, President   
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

10. Board Members Items of Interest
Mr. Brad Schneider

Minutes

  • Mr. Edwards shared:
    • Rehearsals for Complete History of America: Abridged have started
    • Choir and band concert Wednesday and Middle School had their concert on Monday
    • Boys Basketball record: 3-1
    • Girls Basketball record: 3-0
    • Swim got 2nd in the first meet Saturday
    • Winter homecoming pep rally January 10 (eagle time)
    • CCP classes wrapping up by the end of the week
    • Friday is the last day of the quarter
    • Exams next week
    • Scheduling for next year will take place after winter break
    • German club made blankets for Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    • Freshmen debate topic: “Will limiting screen time for students during school hours benefit academic success?” (Chromebooks)
    • CCP Intro to Ed classes visited different schools in the district
  • Mr. Wecker recognized Steve Mazzi for attending and thanked him. Mr. Wecker remembered sitting in Mr. Mazzi's office eight years ago when he was a new board member looking around his office at things they had in common and recognizing that "schooling" doesn't end with education. He shared how excited he was with the rollout of the 2020 vision and to see it through and to now watch from the outside as it will continue. He thanked all former and current board members.
  • Mrs. Meyer also thanked Mr. Mazzi for attending to honor her and Mr. Wecker's eight years of service. Along with thanking current and former board members. She shared that serving on the board is truly a labor of love and one that can not be selfish and sometimes personal opinions need to be recognized and put aside for the well being of the students. She stated that BW and the community truly is a very special place to live and attend school. Our students do not have a say in where they attend school but their parents, grandparents and /or guardians do and this is where they choose many times solely because of our schools. As we know we have families moving here for that reason. She challenged the current board to always put the students first when making decisions. Inspire and guide is a timeless mission and she hopes that the board will live by the mission. She also thanked Mr. Schneider for his kind words and tribute in the Eagle Examiner. 
  • Mrs. Lee thanked Mrs. Meyer and Mr. Weckedr for teaching and sharing so much with her personally and professionally. 
  • Mr. Schneider also thanked both of them for their years of service and the knowledge they have shared. He hopes to continue with the structure and process with the new board.

11. 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.)

Minutes

  • Mr. Singer said that as a community member he wanted to say thank you to Mr. Wecker and Mrs. Meyer.
  • Mr. Mazzi reflected back on the eight years that Mrs. Meyer and Mr. Wecker served. He briefly discussed the Tanger letter that Mrs. Meyer basically one-handedly forced Tanger to send to our community which was a saving grace in clarifying misconceptions. He shared that when you think of a leader in an organization or any role is that organization better or worse for the leader...there is no question that the district is better for the leadership of Mrs. Meyer and Mr. Wecker serving on this board. The district is better due to a direct reflection of not only their leadership but true caring for the district, community, and students. He thanked Mrs. Meyer for her drive behind the Mission & Vission and Inspire & Guide branding - it truly is timeless. No matter what role you serve in the district inspiring and guiding that student should always be the main objective. He listed many issues that the board faced during their years of service and indicated that sitting in their seats was not an easy job. He agreed with Mrs. Meyer that individuals run for the board for many reasons and some of them personal; however, the countless behind the scene hours and heart and soul that they gave to this board were selfless with only one thing in mind....the students. He thanked both of them again. 

12. Business Items

12.1 19-149
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

It is recommended the Board appoint Mr. Brad Schneider as President Pro Tempore for January 9, 2020 Organizational Board Meeting.

  

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Doug Crowl, Board Member

Seconded: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

12.2 19-150
Mrs. Angie Hamberg

It is recommended the Board approve the Phase I Elementary Attendance Boundaries as presented by Cropper GIS at the November 21, 2019 meeting.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Liana Lee, Vice President

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

12.3 19-151
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

It is recommended the Board approve the attached Then & Now.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

Seconded: Liana Lee, Vice President

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

12.4 19-152
Mr. Doug Swartz

It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution selecting Roger D. FIelds Associates, Inc (RDFA) to serve as the design professional for the high school boiler replacement project and authorizing an Agreement of Services.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

Seconded: Liana Lee, Vice President

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

12.5 19-153
Mr. Doug Swartz

It is recommended the Board approve selecting Triad Architects to serve as design professional for the conversion of the Harrison Street Elementary School to the Early Learning Center at Harrison Street and authorizing an Agreement for Services.

 

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board Member  X
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

12.6 19-154
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board accept the following donations:

  • $215.75 donated to BWHS LEO Club, anonymous donor - BWHS LEO Club Fund# 200-9630
  • $150 donated to BWMS Home Services, donated by STEO Home Services - BWMS Principal Fund#  018-9002
  • $100 donated to BWMS, donated by VOSS Brothers - BWMS Principal Fund # 018-9002
  • $100 donated to BWMS, donated by Sunbury Lions Club - BWMS Principal Fund# 108-9002
  • $50.00 donated to BWMS, donated by Anthony Dental - BWMS Principal Fund# 108-9002
  • $100 donated to BWMS, donated by Sunbury Chiropractic - BMS Principal Fund# 018-9002
  • $100 donated to BWMS, donated by Coldwell Banker - BWMS Principal Fund# 018-9002
  • $150 donated to SOU, donated by Western Governors University - SOU Principal Fund# 022-9401

 

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

13. Human Resources
Mr. Mark Cooper
  • Human Resources Update 

Minutes

  • Mrs. Meyer motioned, Mr. Wecker seconded for consent for agenda items 13.1 - 13.4 inclusive.

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

13.1 19-155

It is recommended the Board approve 90-day classified contracts for the following:

  • Kellie Brooks, food services, 3.5 hours/day, BWHS, step 0, effective November 25, 2019
  • Christie Barnett, full-time teaching assistant, BWHS, step 0, effective December 9, 2019 

Minutes

  • Consent in item 13.1 motion 19-155

Result: Approved


13.2 .

It is recommended the Board approve the following athletic contracts:

  • Tyler Shuster as a boys' basketball volunteer coach for the 2019/2020 school year
  • Kate Sweeney Bendure, assistant swim coach, revise from .5 contract to a full contract for the 2018/2019 school year (approved at the 12/13/18 Board meeting)
  • Kate Sweeney Bendure, assistant swim coach, revise from a .5 contract to a full contract for the 2019/2020 school year (approved at the October 17, 2019 Board meeting)

Minutes

  • Consent in item 13.1 motion 19-155

Result: Approved


13.3 .

It is recommended the Board accept the following resignations:

  • Chris Wolfe, building secretary, Hylen Souders Elementary, effective May 29, 2020, due to retirement
  • Jennifer Wilson, Coordinator of Instruction and Innovation, effective December 20, 2019, with per diem employment to complete district projects not to exceed 45 days up to June 30, 2020

Minutes

  • Consent in item 13.1 motion 19-155

Result: Approved


13.4 .

It is recommended the Board approve the following stipends, paid from the drama budget, for work done on the fall play:

  • Krygielski, Kyle $ 2,000.00 
  • Kelly, Rachel $ 300.00 
  • Wallace, Dustin $ 300.00 
  • Porter, Craig $ 300.00 

Minutes

  • Consent in item 13.1 motion 19-155

Result: Approved


14. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
Mr. Brad Schneider

Organizational Board Meeting:  
                               January 9, 2020
                               7:30 a.m.
                               Big Walnut District Administrative Office 

Regularly Scheduled Meeting:
                               January 9, 2020
                               8:00 a.m.
                               Big Walnut District Administrative Office
                               
 Tentative Meeting (Pending Board Approval on January 9, 2020):
                                January 16, 2020
                                6:30 p.m.
                                Big Walnut District Administration Office

                                

                                

                            


15. Executive Session
Mr. Brad Schneider

Minutes

  • There was a recess at 8:08 pm, Executive Session began at 8:36 pm.

 


15.1 19-156

It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or regulations or state statutes.

Minutes

  • Mr. Schneider explained the reason for two Executive Sessions is in the event anyone from the public would like to stay to go for the motion of item 16. 

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  

15.2 19-157

It is recommended the Board exit Executive Session.

Minutes

  • The Board exited Executive Session at 9:34 pm.

 

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

Seconded: Liana Lee, Vice President

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   

16. 19-158 Business Item
Mrs. Angie Hamberg

It is recommended the Board ratify the Mediator's Memorandum, and authorize the Superintendent to work with legal counsel to finalize and execute the Development Agreement in accordance with the Mediator's Memorandum on behalf of the Board.

 

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

Seconded: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board Member X 
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   

17. 19-159 Executive Session
.

It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider the employment of a public employee or official, to negotiate with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance, and to consider matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or regulations or state statutes.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   

18. 19-160 Adjourn
.

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

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board Member

Seconded: Mr. Andy Wecker, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Andy Wecker, Board MemberX  
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mrs. Mindy Meyer, Board MemberX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX