Board of Education Meeting

District Administrative Office
Thursday, May 19 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    1. Mission
    Mr. Doug Crowl

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


    2. Vision
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    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. Doug Crowl
    • Call to Order
    • Moment of Silence for Personal Reflection
    • Pledge of Allegiance 

    4. Roll Call
    Mr. Doug Crowl

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

    6. 22-073 Minutes
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of April 21, 2022, regularly scheduled meeting, and of April 27, 2022, special meeting.


    7. Recognitions
    Mr. Doug Crowl
    • Ethan Shultz, Big Walnut Intermediate School Student of the Month - Mrs. Graziosi
    • Brody Correll, Big Walnut Elementary School Student of the Month - Mr. Fujii
    • Brynlee Buirley, Big Walnut Intermediate School Art Student of the Month - Mrs. Graziosi
    • Yandel Frost, Big Walnut Elementary School Art Student of the Month - Mr. Fujii
    • Preston Smith - National Mathcon - Mr. Crowl
    • Robotics Team - State Lego League Competition - Mrs. Dorsch
    • Savannah Smith, Student Board Representative - Mr. Cooper
    • Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction

    8. Superintendent's Report
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    8.1 District Goal: Improve Academic Achievement

    8.2 District Goals: Promote Whole-Child Development

    8.3 District Goal: Optimize Capital & Human Resources

    9. Treasurer's Report
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    9.1 District Goal: Demonstrate Financial Responsibility
    • Monthly Financial Statement
    • Public Records Request Update
    • Five-Year Forecast Update

    10. Selected Board Policy
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    First reading of the following Board policies:

    • 6110 - Grant Funds 
    • 6114 - Cost Principles Spending Federal Funds 
    • 6325 - Procurement Federal Grants Funds 
    • 2271 - College Credit Plus Program
    • 1617 - Weapons
    • 3217 - Weapons
    • 4217 - Weapons
    • 5772 - Weapons
    • 7217 - Weapons
    • 5464 - Early High School Graduation
    • 5516 - Student Hazing
    • 8330 - Student Records
    • 8400 - School Safety
    • 8600 - Transportation
    • 8651 - Nonroutine Use of School Buses

    11. Board Members Items of Interest
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    12. Public Participation
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    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 22-074
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the May 2022 Five-Year Forecast and Assumptions.


    13.2 22-075
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the 2023 Tax Budget for the Community Library.


    13.3 22-076
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    It is recommended the Board approves the 2021/2022 graduating students.


    13.4 22-077
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve the following donations:

    • $377.81 donated to SOU, donated by SOU student council - SOU Student Council Fund # 200-9614
    • $403.00 donated to BWMS Student Council, donated by BWMS PTO - BWMS Student Council Fund # 200-9612
    • $111,000.00 donated to BWLSD, donated by Sunbury Meadows CDA - Perm Improvement Fund # 003-0000
    • $15,233.20 donated to BWLSD, donated by Galena NCA - Perm Improvement Fund # 003-0000
    • $89.00 donated to SOU, anonymous donor - Military Family Support Fund #018-9180

    14. Human Resources
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    Human Resources Discussion Items:


    14.1 22-078

    It is recommended the Board approve the attached Fall and Winter Head Coach supplemental contracts for the 2022/2023 school year, pending receipt of successful background checks, verification of experience, and completion of all necessary documentation.


    14.2 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following stipends for the 2021/2022 school year:

    Resident Educator Mentor Multiple Mentees ($2500/each)
    Erin Barr
    Lesley Cannell
    Ashley Dicken
    Katie Graven
    Chistina McDonough
    Mendi Priestas
    Rebecca Slater
    Maria Tarney
    Kelly Wildermuth
    Laura Wood

    Resident Educator Mentor Single Mentee ($1500/each)
    Shannon Mignogno

    Washington DC Trip
    Rachel Beeson - Chaperone $450
    Stephanie Kreager - Chaperone $450
    Joe Backs - Chaperone $450
    Connor Clark - Chaperone $450
    Koby Donohue - Chaperone $450
    Kriste Martin - Chaperone $450
    Kelly Robinson - Chaperone $450
    Laura Conley - Chaperone $450
    Dannie Crace - Chaperone $450
    Jason Crawford - Chaperone $450
    Doug Eckelbarger - Chaperone $450
    Sarah Price - Chaperone $450
    Rachel Young - Chaperone $450
    Jenny Ainsworth - Chaperone $450
    Erin Barr - Chaperone $450
    Michelle Bodner - Chaperone $450
    Julianna Irwin - Chaperone $450
    Erica Briant - Chaperone $450
    Carrie Knight - Chaperone $450
    Laura Wood - Chaperone $450
    Kelly Robinson - Coordinator $1,000

    Heartland Outdoor School
    Mike Wion - .5 Coordinator $500
    Megan Everitt - .5 Coordinator $500


    14.3 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following resignations:

    • Hannah Conte, SOU 1st grade teacher, effective at the end of the 2021/2022 school year
    • Tonia Carter, BWE 4th grade teacher, effective at the end of the 2021/2022 school year - due to retirement
    • Natalie Dunlop, BWE 3rd grade teacher, effective at the end of the 2021/2022 school year
    • Julia Bean, bus driver, effective April 22, 2022
    • Angela Bhandari, PRE teaching assistant, effective at the end of the 2021/2022 school year
    • Patrick Brean, Intervention Specialist, BWIS, effective at the end of the 2021/2022 school year

    14.4 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following 90-day classified contract, pending receipt of successful background checks, verification of experience, and completion of all necessary documentation:

    • Timothy Tippett, bus driver, step 0, effective April 27, 2022

    14.5 .

    It is recommended the Board approve a one-year contract for the following certified staff, effective at the start of the 2022/2023 school year, pending receipt of successful background checks, verification of experience, and completion of all necessary documentation:

    • J. Kyle Basil, BWHS, Math Teacher, MA step 6
    •  Alexandra Berger, BWMS, English Language Arts Teacher, BA step 3
    • Madeline Burke, BWHS, Science Teacher, MA step 0
    • Joseph Fradette, BWHS, Math Teacher, BA step 1
    • Eliza Gentkowski, BWHS, Math Teacher, BA step 8
    • Anna Laux, BWHS, School Counselor, MA step 1
    • Anne Miller, BWMS, Science Teacher, BA+30 step 8
    • Ryan Myracle, BWHS, School Counselor, MA step 1
    • Brianna Piergallini, BWHS, Science Teacher, MA step 0
    • Amy Smock, BWHS, Intervention Specialist, BA+15 step 7

    14.6 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the attached classified contracts recommendations for the 2022/2023 school year

     


    14.7 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following unpaid leave of absence for Teresa White, BWI 1st shift custodian, May 5, 2022 through May 31, 2022.


    15. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
              
                June 16, 2022         
                6:30 pm
                District Administrative Office      
    Streaming will be made available on the District website.                 


    16. Executive Session
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    16.1 22-079

    It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider the employment/appointment of a public employee/official.


    17. 22-080 Adjourn
    Mr. Doug Crowl

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


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