Board of Education Meeting

District Administrative Office
Thursday, February 18 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    1. Mission
    Mrs. Liana Lee

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


    2. Vision
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    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
    Mrs. Liana Lee
    • Call to Order
    • Pledge of Allegiance 

    4. Roll Call
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    5. District Goals
    • Improve Academic Achievement
    • Promote Whole-Child Development
    • Optimize Capital & Human Resources
    • Demonstrate Financial Responsibility

    6. 21-033 Minutes
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of January 14, 2021, Organizational Meeting, and the January 5, 14, and 21, 2021 regularly scheduled Board Meetings.


    7. Superintendent's Report
    Mrs. Angie Hamberg

    7.1 District Goal: Improve Academic Achievement
    • Big Walnut Elementary Presentation - Mrs. Annie Clark
    • Big Walnut Elementary CIP Update - Mrs. Annie Clark
    • Academic Achievement Update - Mrs. Jen Young
      • Kindergarten Registration- February 16
      • State Testing Update

    7.2 Recognitions
    • Adrian Riffle, Big Walnut Elementary Student of the Month - Mrs. Sherri Dorsch
    • Madailein Watters, Big Walnut High School Student of the Month - Mrs. Liana Lee

    7.3 District Goals: Promote Whole-Child Development

    7.4 District Goal: Optimize Capital & Human Resources

    8. Treasurer's Report
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    8.1 District Goal: Demonstrate Financial Responsibility

    9. Selected Board Policy
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    9.1 .

    First reading of the following policy revisions:

    • 6152 - Student Fees, Fines, and Charges 
    • 6325 - Procurement - Federal Grants/Funds

    9.2 .

    It is recommended the Board adopt the following policies: 

    • 1520 - Employment of Administrators (revised)
    • 3120 - Employment of Professional Staff (revised)
    • 3120.04 - Employment of Substitutes (revised)
    • 4120 - Employment of Classified Staff (revised)
    • 4120.08 - Employment of Personnel for Co-Curricular/Extra-Curricular Activities (revised)
    • 4124 - Employment Contract (replacement)

    10. Board Members Items of Interest
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    11. Public Participation
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    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 21-034
    Mr. Doug Swartz

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Approving Amendment to Design Services Agreement with VSWC Architects for New High School and New Elementary School Project.


    12.2 21-035
    Mr. Doug Swartz

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Authorizing Agreement with Triad Architects for Design Professional Services for the Big Walnut Elementary School Roof Replacement Project.


    12.3 21-036
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the amended appropriations for FY2021 to be submitted to the County Auditor's office.


    12.4 21-037
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the FY 2021 Alternative Tax Budget Information to be submitted to the County Auditor.


    12.5 21-038
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the 2020 Tax Rates for taxes collected in 2021 and estimated revenue.


    12.6 21-039
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    It is recommended the Board accept the following donations:

    • $115 donated to BWMS Student Council, donated by staff dress down day (BWMS Student Council Fund # 200-9612)
    • $75 donated to each of the following buildings -  BWHS, BWMS, & GRE, donated by Western Governors University (Student Teaching Fund #022-9401)
    • $250 donated to each of the following buildings - BWELC & GRE, donated by Grand Canyon University (Student Teaching Fund #022-9401)
    • $100 donated to each of the following buildings - BWMS & SOU, donated by Ashland University (Student Teaching Fund #022-9401)
    • $85,000 donated to Treasurer's Office, donated by Sunbury Meadows CDA (Perm Improvement Fund #003-0000)

    13. Human Resources
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    13.1 21-040

    It is recommended the Board approve the following contracts:

    • Richard Stretch, 90-day classified contract, full-time district substitute custodian, effective February 8, 2021, step 0 plus shift differential paid to third shift custodians
    • Kelsie Kirkbride, one-year limited certified contract to remain in effect through the completion of her current long-term assignment, BA step 0, effective beginning January 19, 2021

    13.2 21-041

    It is recommended the Board approve the following stipends upon completion of the proposed work throughout the 2020/2021 school year:

    • Quiz Team (In The Know) - BWHS Quin Thomas $1,000
    • National Art Honor Society - BWHS Melissa Maxson $1,000

    13.3 21-042

    It is recommended the Board approve the attached athletic supplemental contracts for the 2020/2021 school year pending receipt of successful background checks, verification of experience, and completion of all necessary documentation.


    14. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
                March 11, 2021
                7:30 am
                District Administrative Office     


                March 18, 2021
                6:30 pm
                District Administrative Office      
     

    Streaming will be made available on the District website. Any Board meeting or Board member may be virtual at any time. 
       
     
                               


    15. Executive Session
    Mrs. Liana Lee

    15.1 21-043

    It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to prepare for negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment and to consider the employment/appointment of a public employee/official and to consider matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or regulations or state statutes.


    16. 21-044 Adjourn
    Mrs. Liana Lee

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


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