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 December 12, 2019, regular meeting.


6. Superintendent's Report
Mrs. Angie Hamberg

6.1 District Goal: Improve Communication
  • Levy Renewal on March 17, 2020

6.2 District Goals: Student Academic Achievement
  • BWE Building Presentation - Mrs. Annie Clark
  • BWE CIP Update - Mrs. Annie Clark
  • Academic Update - Mrs. Jen Young

6.3 District Goal: Planning for Growth
  • Consolidated Cooperative Fiberoptic Connection Update- Mr. Doug Swartz
  • Construction Update - Mr. Doug Swartz
  • Site Athletics Discussion

7. Recognitions
Mr. Brad Schneider
  • Emily Gavaghan, Hylen Souders, Student of the Month - Mr. Brad Schneider
  • Grace Hall, Big Walnut Elementary, Student of the Month & Art Student of the Month - Mrs. Liana Lee
  • Amelia Spencer-Stump, Hylen Souders, Art Student of the Month - Mr. Doug Crowl
  • OSBA School Board Recognition - Mrs. Angie Hamberg

8. Treasurer's Report
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

8.1 District Goal: Financial Responsibility
  • Monthly Financial Statement

9. Selected Board Policy
Mr. Brad Schneider

10. Board Members Items of Interest
Mr. Brad Schneider

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.)


12. Business Items

12.1 .

It is recommended the Board approve the district calendar for the 2020/2021 school year.


12.2 .
Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

It is recommended the Board approve the resolution between Big Walnut Local Schools and Meta Solutions regarding cooperative advertising and receiving bids for school bus chassis and bodies.


12.3 .
Mr. Brad Schneider

It is recommended the Board accept the following donations:

  • $110 donated to BWMS, Jeans Day donations - BWMS  Student Council Fund # 200-9612
  • $250 donated to BWHS Drama, anonymous doner - BWHS Drama Fund # 200-9130
  • $100 donated to Food Service, anonymous doner - BWLSD Cafe Caring Fund #006-0000
  • $200 donated to BWHS Drama, donated by Mariana Gersper - BWHS Drama Club Fund #200-9130
  • $500 donated to BWHS, donated by Sunbury Lions Club - BWHS Eagle Strong Fund # 300-9001
  • $250 donated to BWHS, donated by AP College Board - BWHS Principal Fund # 018-9001
  • $4,011 donated to BWLSD, donated by HR Imaging - District Support Fund # 018-9000
  • $110 donated to BWMS, anonymous donor - BWMS Principal Fund #018-9002
  • $100 donated to BWMS, anonymous donor - BWMS Principal Fund #018-9002

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

13.1 .

It is recommended the Board approve a balance of the year contract for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year at the successful completion of the 90-day probationary contract for the following classified staff:

Braun, Megan
Bridges, Sara
Funston, Megan
Green, Kathleen
Hunt, Samantha
Jaeger, Becky
Kelly, Nicole
Quinn, Rhonda
Shaffer, Christopher
Sherbourne, Michelle
Snow, Staci


13.2 .

It is recommended the Board approve, upon verification of previous experience and receipt of clear background checks and all other required documentation, a one-year certified contract beginning the 2020/2021 school year for Robert Page, position to be determined, salary MA step 13. 


13.3 .

It is recommended the Board amend the leave request return date for Stacy Chalfant, Teaching Assistant, SOU from November 15, 2019 to November 4, 2019 (item 14.1 motion 19-033).


13.4 .

It is recommended the Board approve the resignation of Steve Johnston as Mechanic, effective January 7, 2020, and to begin employment as Head Mechanic, effective January 8, 2020, step and contract remain in effect.


13.5 .

It is recommended the Board approve the following resignations:

  • Kellie Brooks, BWHS food service worker, effective January 8, 2020

13.6 .

It is recommended the Board approve the following supplemental contracts: for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year:

  • Mandy Cosgriff, .5 BWHS head gymnastics coach, group 3, step 0, effective the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year
  • Jordan Betz, .5 SOU PAC, group 7, step 0effective the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year
  • Robert Page, head football coach, group 1, step 11, effective the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year

 

 


14. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
Mr. Brad Schneider

Regularly Scheduled Meeting:
                           February 13, 2020
                           7:30 AM
                           District Administrative Office

Special Work Session Meeting:
                            February 20, 2020
                            8:00 AM
                           District Administrative Office

Regularly Scheduled Meeting:
                            February 20, 2020
                            6:30 AM
                            District Administrative Office

 

 

 


15. Executive Session
Mr. Brad Schneider

15.1 .

It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider the employment of a public employee or official and  to negotiate with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance


16. Adjourn
Mr. Brad Schneider

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