Board of Education Meeting

District Administrative Office
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

    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. 20-108 Minutes
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    It is recommended the Board approve the minutes for the August 13 & 20, 2020 regularly scheduled Board meetings.


    6. Superintendent's Report
    Mrs. Angie Hamberg

    6.1 District Goal: Improve Communication
    • Jacob Ross, Student Board Representative, Big Walnut High School - Mr. Mark Cooper
    • Food Service Update - Mr. Mark Cooper
    • District COVID-19 Mandated Reporting - Mr. Mark Cooper

    6.2 District Goals: Student Academic Achievement
    • Academic Update - Mrs. Jen Young

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

    7. Recognitions
    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 20-109

    It is recommended the Board approve the following revision in policy:

    •     Policy 2266 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in District Programs or Activities
    Attachments

    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.) Streaming will be made available on the District website.


    12. Business Items

    12.1 20-110

    It is recommended the Board approve a resolution to approve owner change order 045 to the construction manager at-risk agreement with the Gilbane Building Company for the new high school with athletic improvements and new elementary school on a contiguous site project.


    12.2 20-111
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the proposed Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance rates for Big Walnut Local School District.

    • Extending current Delta Dental rates through 12/31/2021
    • Extending current EyeMed rates through 12/31/2024
    • Extending current Dearborn Basic and Optional Life rates through 12/31/2022

    12.3 20-112
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the Permanent Annual Appropriations for the fiscal year 2021 at fund level in accordance with Section 5705.38 and 5705.39 ORC.


    12.4 20-113
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the proposed Medical extended rates through December 31, 2021 for Big Walnut Local School District.


    12.5 20-114
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the following transfer of the following funds:

    •  Transfer from $664.94 018-9003 HSE Principals Fund to 018-9006PRE Principals Fund
    •  Transfer from $538.710 22-9003 HSE Principals Trust to 022-9006PRE Principals Trust
    •  Transfer from $2,094.56 022-9314 Athletic Tournament to 300-9501BWHS Athletics

    12.6 20-115

    It is recommended the Board accept the following donations:

    • $2,500 donated to BWHS, donated by Sunbury VFW (BWHS Print Service Fund #200-9760)
    • $1,000 donated to District VLP, donated by Acoustic Ceiling & Partition Co. of Ohio (District Support Fund #018-9000)
    • Miscellaneous play items donated to BWELC, donated by the Neiset Family
      • 4 Little Tikes ride in carts
      • 1 Two-Step ride in fire truck cart
      • 1 ride in Gator cart
      • 1 Little Tikes 3" plastic slide
      • 2 plastic play work benches with plastic tools
      • 3 push from behind play mowers
      • 2 plastic shopping cart toys
      • 5 ride on carts
      • 1 wooden radio flyer wagon
      • 1 outdoor double slide plastic playset

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

    13.1 20-116

    It is recommended the Board approve the following contracts:

    • Tera Brown, Food Service Worker, 2.5 hours/day, BWE, step 0, effective September 8, 2020, Classified 90-day Contract
    • Sasha Reebel, Food Service Worker, 3 hours/day, BWHS, step 0, effective September 8, 2020, Classified 90-day Contract
    • Macy Hanawalt, District 2nd shift Custodian, 5 hours/day, BWELC, step 0, effective August 24, 2020, Classified 90-day Contract
    • Elise Starret, Teaching Assistant, BWHS, step 1, effective September 8, 2020, Classified one-year Contract
    • Amy Adkins, Teaching Assistant, GRE, step 6, effective August 24, 2020, Classified one-year Contract
    • Jon Mills, District 2nd shift Custodian, PRE, step 0, effective August 24, 2020, Classified 90-day Contract

    13.2 .

    It is recommended the Board approve a leave of absence for Shea Spak for the 2020-2021 school year beginning on November 17, 2020. 


    13.3 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the revision to the following leave of absence:

    • Brittany Mabbitt, effective August 24, 2020 instead of August 17, 2020

    13.4 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following resignations:

    • Tammy Totten, Food Service Worker, 3 hours/day, BWIS, effective September 1, 2020
    • Amanda Hendren, Intervention Specialist, BWMS, effective at the end of the 2019/2020 school year

    13.5 .

    It is recommended the Board approve a one-year limited contract, BA step 0, effective beginning November 10, 2020, for the following long-term substitutes to remain in effect through the completion of their current long-term assignment:

    • Wesley Werstiuk, BWHS, Science
    • Nichole Lederer, BWE, Grade 1

    13.6 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the revision of hours for the following classified staff:

    • Jill Watson, Office Assistant, BWE, revised from 4 hours to 4.5 hours per day, effective beginning August 31, 2020

    13.7 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following athletic supplemental contracts for the 2020/2021 school year:

    • Koby Donohue, Athletic Facilities Coordinator (.5), BWMS, group 3, step 1
    • Kim White, Athletic Facilities Coordinator (.5), BWMS, group 3, step 7

    13.8 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following supplemental athletic contract and contract revision:

    • Erin Wetzel, Assistant Cheer Coach, step 2 revised to step 1
    • Sam Frazzini, volunteer coach, BWMS football 

    13.9 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the attached co-curricular supplemental contracts for the 2020/2021 school year, payable in accordance with the previously agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding:

     


    14. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    Regularly Scheduled Meetings:

                    October 8, 2020
                    7:30 am
                    District Administrative Office

                    October 15, 2020
                    6:30 pm
                    District Administrative Office

    Streaming will be made available on the District website.
                               


    15. 20-117 Executive Session
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider the employment/appointment of a public employee/official and to discuss confidential information related to negotiations with other political subdivisions regarding requests for economic development assistance.


    16. 20-118 Adjourn
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    It is recommended the Board approves to exit Executive Session and the meeting adjourn.


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