Board of Education Meeting

District Administrative Office
Thursday, April 15 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    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. Roll Call
    Mr. Brad Schneider

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

    6. Minutes
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    6.1 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the March 11, 2021, Regularly scheduled Board meeting.


    6.2 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the March 18, 2021, Regularly scheduled Board meeting.


    7. Superintendent's Report
    Mrs. Angie Hamberg

    7.1 District Goal: Improve Academic Achievement
    • Global Studies - Mrs. Penny Sturtevant
    • PRE Building Presentation - Mrs. Kim Castiglione
    • PRE CIP Update - Mrs. Kim Castiglione

    7.2 District Goals: Promote Whole-Child Development
    • COVID Update:  Teen Vaccine Clinic - Mrs. Angie Hamberg

    7.3 District Goal: Optimize Capital & Human Resources

    8. Recognitions
    Mr. Brad Schneider
    • Maggie Adams, PRE Student of the Month - Mrs. Liana Lee
    • Audrey Schneider, SOU Student of the Month - Mrs. Sherri Dorsch
    • FFA Student/Team Recognitions - Mr. Brad Schneider & Mr. Steve Fujii

    9. Treasurer's Report
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    9.1 District Goal: Demonstrate Financial Responsibility

    10. Selected Board Policy
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    11. Board Members Items of Interest
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    12. 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.)


    13. Business Items

    13.1 .
    Mr. Doug Swartz

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Approving Fee Amendment #2 to the AIA B103 - 2017, Standard Form of Agreement with VSWC Architects, Inc. for the New Elementary, High School, and Site Athletics project.


    13.2 .
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Competitive Retail Electric Service from the Lowest Responsible Bid Submitted for the Billing Period Commencing with the July 2022 Billing Cycle and Terminating No Later than the June 2027 Billing Cycle.

     


    13.3 .

    13.4 .
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

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


    13.5 .
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    It is recommended the Board approve the following donation:

    • $98,000 donated to BWLSD, donated by Sunbury Meadows CDA
    • $500 donated to BWHS, donated by American Electric Power Teacher Vision Grant

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

    14.1 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the Memorandum of Understanding regarding a one-year contract extension for the BWEA.


    14.2 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following resignations:

    • Laura Forman, Administrative Services, Administrative Assistant, effective June 30, 2021 - due to retirement
    • Richard Stretch, District Substitute Custodian, effective at the end of the day March 26, 2021
    • Jarrett Wampler, GRE, Educational Assistant, pending Board approval of the below teaching position, effective at the end of the day on April 14, 2021
    • Sasha Reebel, BWHS, 3-hour Food Service Worker, effective April 13, 2021
    • Mardissa Thorpe, Bus Driver, effective at the end of the day on August 31, 2021 - due to retirement

    14.3 .

    It is recommended the Board approve a one-year certified contract for the 2020/2021 school year for Jarret Wampler, Intervention Specialist, BWMS, BA step 0, effective April 15, 2021

     


    14.4 .

    It is recommended the Board approve a one-year, 190 day classified contract for the 2020/2021 school year for Mark Selvaggio, Educational Assistant, GRE, step 5, effective April 15, 2021.

     


    14.5 .

    It is recommended the Board approve a one-year contract for the 2021/2022 school year for the following certified employees:

    • Elizabeth Schar, Art Teacher, BWHS, MA step 5
    • Meghan Raymont, BWHS, Science Teacher, BA step 2

    14.6 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following Administrative Level 1 contracts beginning August 1, 2021:

    • Andrea Clark, Director of Academic Achievement, 3-year, 260 days, $105,0000 yearly salary
    • Kate Thoma, Director of Academic Achievement, 3-year, 260 days, $105,000 yearly salary
    • Virginia Crawford, Elementary Principal (building TBD), 2-year, 215 days, $80,000 yearly salary

    15. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
                May 13, 2021
                7:30 am
                District Administrative Office     

                May 20, 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. 
       
     
                               


    16. Executive Session
    Mr. Brad Schneider

    16.1 .

    It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider the employment/appointment of a public employee/official, to consider the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or student, and to prepare for, conduct or review negotiations or bargaining sessions with employees.


    17. Adjourn
    Mr. Brad Schneider

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


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