Organizational Meeting

1. President
Mr. Brad Schneider

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance

Minutes

  • The meeting was called to order at 7:32 am.

2. Call to Order
Mr. Brad Schneider

Minutes

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

3. Administration of Oath of Office to Newly Elected Board Members
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

3.1 .

Mr. Jeremy Buskirk, Treasurer, administers the oath of office to the newly elected Board of Education members Mrs. Liana Lee, Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, and Mr. Steve Fujii.


4. Roll Call
Mr. Brad Schneider

5. Election
Mr. Brad Schneider

5.1 20-001

Mr. Schneider, President Pro Tempore, will declare that nominations are open for President of the Big Walnut Local School Board of Education for 2020.

Minutes

Motion for President to close nominations if only one nominee and that Brad Schneider be elected as President of Big Walnut Local School Board of Education for 2020.

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Doug Crowl, Board Member

Seconded: Liana Lee, Vice President

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, President  X
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

5.2 20-002

Mr. Schneider, President Pro Tempore, will declare that nominations are open for Vice President of the Big Walnut Local School Board of Education for 2020.
 

Minutes

Motion for President to close nominations if only one nominee and that Liana Lee be elected as Vice President of Big Walnut Local School Board of Education for 2020.

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Brad Schneider, President

Seconded: Mr. Doug Crowl, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice President  X
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

6. Administration of Oath of Office to Newly Elected Officers
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

Mr. Jeremy Buskirk, Treasurer, administers the oath of office to the newly elected President and Vice President of the Board of Education.


7. 20-003 Date, Time and Location of Regular Meetings in 2019
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board designate the second and third Thursday of every month as regular meetings. The first meeting of the month will commence at 7:30 a.m. and the second meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room located in the District Administrative Building, with the following proposed exceptions:

  • May 21- meeting will be held at BWHS Innovation Center
  • June - 3rd Thursday of month 7:30 a.m. & 4th Thursday of the month 6:30 p.m.
  • July - 4th Thursday of the month only 6:30 p.m.
  • December - 1st Thursday of month 7:30 a.m. & 2nd Thursday of the month 6:30 p.m.
     

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Liana Lee, Vice President

Seconded: Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

8. Board Action
Mr. Brad Schneider

8.1 20-004

It is recommended the Board:

  • Establish a service fund in the amount of $6,500 to provide for the expenses actually incurred by board members in the performance of their duties in accordance with Section 3313.15 O.R.C.
  • Approve Resolutions for Waiver of Reading Minutes - It is recommended that the Board of Education, in accordance with Section 3313.26 O.R.C., waive the reading of the minutes from previous meetings.
  • Adopt a Standing Authorization for the Board President for the Calendar Year 2020 - To enable the district to process state and federal grant applications in a more timely and expedient manner, it is recommended that the board president be authorized to sign all grant applications, which require the president’s signature without seeking prior board approval.

  

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Liana Lee, Vice President

Seconded: Mr. Steve Fujii, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

8.2 20-005

To enable the superintendent to carry out necessary duties involving operations, it is recommended that the Board of Education grant the following standing authorizations for calendar year 2020:

  • Approval of Leaves of Absence and Professional Leave - The superintendent is hereby authorized to approve professional leave and unpaid employee leaves of absence for all employees.
  • Employment of Personnel - the superintendent is hereby authorized to employ personnel for existing positions necessary to meet the needs of the district subject to ratification by this Board at the next regularly scheduled school board meeting; provided, however, that upon ratification by this Board, such employment shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of approved hire by the superintendent.
  • Approval of Board's Designee for Appeals of Student Suspensions and Expulsions - The superintendent is hereby authorized to appoint a designee for appeals of student suspensions and expulsions.
  • Approval of Tuition Waivers for Students - The superintendent is hereby authorized to approve, as appropriate, waivers of tuition for students for the permissive and required reasons specified in the Ohio Revised Code.
  • Approval of Superintendent's Authorization to Accept Resignations - The superintendent is hereby authorized to accept resignations which have been submitted by employees during times when the Board is not in session, subject to ratification by this Board; provided, however, that upon ratification by this Board, such resignation shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of the superintendent's acceptance.
  • Authorization of Appointment of Purchasing Agent - The superintendent is hereby appointed as Purchasing Agent through calendar year 2020 for purchases within the annual appropriation measure.
  • Authorization to Participate in Federal and State Title and/or Chapter Programs - The superintendent is hereby authorized to approve participation in State and Federal Title and/or Chapter Programs as deemed appropriate for the district.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Liana Lee, Vice President

Seconded: Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

8.3 20-006

To enable the treasurer to carry out necessary duties involving operations, it is recommended that the Board of Education grant the following standing authorization for calendar year 2020:

  • Advances on Tax Settlements - The treasurer is hereby authorized to secure advance payments from the county auditor when funds from property taxes are available and payable to the district.
  • Investment of Interim and Inactive Funds - The treasurer is hereby authorized to invest interim and inactive funds in permissible investments pursuant to Ohio Revised Code and Board Policy 6144 - Investments.
  • Appropriation Modifications - The treasurer is hereby authorized to make appropriation modifications between fund accounts with these modifications being reported to the Board of Education for approval.
  • Payment of Bills and Payrolls - The treasurer is authorized to pay all bills and payrolls within the limit of the appropriation resolutions as bills are received and when merchandise has been certified as received in good condition by the superintendent or his or her designee.
  • Advancement of Funds - The treasurer is authorized to advance monies from the General Fund to other funds in anticipation of future receipts. When the anticipated money had been received, the advance will be returned to the General Fund.
  • Establishing Bank Accounts - The treasurer is hereby authorized to establish the banking accounts deemed necessary to properly account for district funds providing the said accounts are within the limits established in the depository contracts with the banking institutions.
  • Authorize Signatures on Checks - The treasurer is hereby authorized to sign all checks drawn on bank accounts of the school district as provided for in Section 3313.51 O.R.C.
  • Authorized Public Records Training - The treasurer is hereby authorized to represent the Board of Education as their designee for required public records training to be completed once per term of office.
  • Authorization of Bonding - The treasurer is hereby authorized to purchase Faithful Performance bonds for the Local Board President, Treasurer, and Superintendent in the amount of $100,000.
  • Appointment of Tax Incentive Review Council Representative - It is recommended that the board of education appoint Jeremy J. Buskirk, Treasurer/CFO as district representative to the Delaware County Tax Incentive Review Council.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Liana Lee, Vice President

Seconded: Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

8.4 20-007

It is recommended the Board authorize the law firm of Bricker and Eckler to represent the Board of Education of the Big Walnut Local School District before the Delaware County Board of Revision with respect to all matters which the Big Walnut Board of Education may commence or be a party to before such Board of Revision during the 2020 calendar year.
It is recommended the Board authorize the law firm of McGown Markling, Attorneys at Law to provide 5 hours of pro bono legal services for the 2019-2020 school year through the School Law Hotline.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Liana Lee, Vice President

Seconded: Mr. Steve Fujii, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

9. Appointments
Mr. Brad Schneider

9.1 20-008

It is recommended the Big Walnut Board of Education make the following appointments for 2020:
Legislative Liaison (OSBA) - Mr. Doug Crowl
Alternative Legislative Liaison (OSBA) - Mrs. Sherri Dorsch
Student Achievement Liaison (OSBA) - Mr. Steve Fujii
Big Walnut Education Foundation Liaison - Mrs. Liana Lee
Sunbury / Big Walnut Joint Ventures Agreement Committee - Mr. Brad Schneider
 

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Liana Lee, Vice President

Seconded: Mr. Steve Fujii, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

9.2 20-009

It is recommended the Board appoint Bryce Clawswon to the Delaware Area Career Center Board of Education.

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Liana Lee, Vice President

Seconded: Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

10. Administrative Advisory & Board Committees
Mr. Brad Schneider

10.1 20-010

It is recommended the Big Walnut Board of Education members volunteer for the following through 2020:


Current Standing Administrative Advisory Committees:
Academic Advisory - Mrs. Liana Lee & Mr. Steve Fujii
Economic Development Committee - Mr. Brad Schneider & Mrs. Liana Lee
Finance Committee - Mrs. Sherri Dorsch
Insurance Committee - Mr. Brad Schneider


Sunbury Meadows Community Authority Representative - Mr. Steve Fujii
Records Commission - Mr. Brad Schneider
Security Advisory - Mr. Doug Crowl & Mrs. Liana Lee


Current Standing Board Committee:
Facilities Planning Committee - Mr. Doug Crowl


Villages & Townships (Council & Zoning):
Berkshire Township - Mrs. Sherri Dorsch
Genoa Township - Mr. Steve Fujii
Harlem Township - Mr. Steve Fujii
Kingston Township - Mr. Doug Crowl
Porter Township - Mrs. Liana Lee
Trenton Township - Mr. Doug Crowl
Village of Galena - Mr. Brad Schneider
Village of Sunbury - Mr. Brad Schneider

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Brad Schneider, President

Seconded: Mr. Steve Fujii, Board Member

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

11. 20-011 Membership
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board approve the following memberships for the 2020 calendar year:

  • OSBA , estimated $8,000.00
  • OSBA Legal Assistance Fund, $250.00
  • Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC), purchasing consortium, estimated $1,400.00  
  • Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce, trade of services in lieu of $375.00 membership fee 

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Steve Fujii, Board Member

Seconded: Liana Lee, Vice President

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board RepresentativeX  
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX  

12. 20-012 Adjourn
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board adjourn the meeting.
 
 

Minutes

Result: Approved

Motioned: Mr. Steve Fujii, Board Member

Seconded: Liana Lee, Vice President

VoterYesNoAbstaining
Mr. Brad Schneider, PresidentX  
Mr. Doug Crowl, Board MemberX  
Liana Lee, Vice PresidentX  
Mr. Camden Edwards, Student Board Representative   
Mrs. Sherri Dorsch, Board MemberX  
Mr. Steve Fujii, Board MemberX