Board of Education Meeting

District Administrative Office
Thursday, June 16 - 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. Minutes
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve the minutes of the May 19, 2022, regularly scheduled Board meeting and the May 27, 2022, Special Board meeting.


    7. Superintendent's Report
    Mrs. Angie Hamberg

    Communication Items:


    7.1 District Goal: Improve Academic Achievement

    7.2 District Goals: Promote Whole-Child Development

    7.3 District Goal: Optimize Capital & Human Resources

    8. Treasurer's Report
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    8.1 District Goal: Demonstrate Financial Responsibility

    9. Selected Board Policy
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve the following policy revisions and additions:

    • 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

    10. Board Members Items of Interest
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    11. 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.)


    12. Business Items

    12.1 .
    Mr. Doug Swartz

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Authorizing Agreement with State Security, LLC, for the Fire Alarm Replacement Project.


    12.2 .
    Mr. Doug Swartz

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Authorizing the Expenditure of Funds Remaining from Bonds Issued May 1, 2019.


    12.3 .
    Mr. Doug Swartz

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Authorizing Agreement with Global Workplace Solutions, LLC DBA Planes Moving & Storage, for Furniture and Equipment Moving Services.


    12.4 .
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the FY2022 Engagement Letter between Big Walnut Local School District and the Local Government Services Section of the Office of the Auditor of State of Ohio.


    12.5 .
    Mr. Jeremy Buskirk

    It is recommended the Board approve the agreement between Professional Speech Services, Inc. and Big Walnut Local School District.


    12.6 .
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board grant the following standing authorization:

    • Authorization of Appointment of Purchasing Agent - the superintendent is hereby appointed as Purchasing Agent through September 2022 for purchases within the annual appropriation measure.

    12.7 .

    12.8 .
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    It is recommended the Board approve the Resolution Declaring Transportation to be Impractical for Certain Identified Schools.


    12.9 .
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    It is recommended the Board approve the following extended field trip:

    • BWHS cheerleading, Universal Cheerleading Association Camp - Memphis, TN, August 5 - 8, 2022

    12.10 .
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve the following donation:

    • $100 donated to BWHS Aerospace Club, donated by Carol Wolfe - BWHS Aerospace Club Fund # 200-9905

    13. Human Resources
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    Human Resources Report:


    13.1 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the negotiated agreement that has been ratified by the OAPSE 696, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.


    13.2 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the negotiated agreement that has been ratified by the BWPSS, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.


    13.3 .
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve a three-year Administrative contract for Ryan P. McLane, Superintendent, effective August 1, 2022, through July 31, 2025.


    13.4 .
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve the Superintendent Consulting Agreement Contract between the Big Walnut Local School District Board of Education and Ryan P. McLane.


    13.5 .
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    It is recommended the Board approve the Big Walnut Local School District Addendum to the Employment Agreement of the Assistant Superintendent.


    13.6 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following resignations:

    • effective July 31, 2022
      • Erin Curtis, Student Services Coordinator
      • Andrea Clark, Director of Academic Achievement & Gifted Coordinator, pending Board hire as SOU 2nd grade teacher
    • effective at the end of the 2021/2022 school year
      • Steve Palmer, BWHS educational assistant, pending his employment through the ESCCO as Athletic Coordinator for BWLS
      • Jen Ritter, BWHS Intervention Specialist
      • Ashley Longshore, BWHS Intervention Specialist
      • Megan Everitt, BWIS 6th grade teacher
      • Kelly Wildermuth, GRE 2nd grade teacher
      • Natalie Wilson-Goldman, BWIS Intervention Specialist
      • Katie Yeager, Gifted Services, pending Board hire as ELC principal & Gifted Coordinator
      • Amanda Statler, SOU 4th grade teacher, pending Board hire as SOU Principal
      • Milea Sarap, BWMS math teacher
      • Patrick Flanagan, BWE Physical Education teacher

    13.7 .

    It is recommended the Board approve a two-year Administrative Level I, 215-day contract for the following:

    • Amanda Statler, Hylen Souders Elementary Principal, $80,000, effective August 1, 2022
    • Katie Yeager, ELC Principal & Gifted Coordinator, $80,000, effective August 1, 2022

    13.8 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following certified contracts, 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:

    • Christopher Early, BWHS English Language Arts teacher, MA step 6, one-year contract
    • Vivian George, BWMS Global Citizenship, BA step 0, one-year contract
    • Brooke Moore, BWHS Business/Marketing teacher, BA+30 step 7, one-year contract
    • Samantha Rogers, BWMS English Language Arts teacher, BA step 0, one-year contract
    • Alisha Sleeper, BWMS Math teacher, MA step 7, one-year contract
    • Heather VanAlstine, BWIS English Language Arts teacher, MA+15 step 5, one-year contract
    • Andrea Clark, SOU 2nd grade teacher, MA+15 step 18, continue contract 
    • Brittanie Byahatti, BWE, Music Teacher, MA step 5, one-year contract
    • Kristina Hoskins, BWI, English Language Arts, MA step 5, one-year contract
    • Danielle Lyons, BWI, English Language Arts, MA step 5, one-year contract

    13.9 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following adjustments:

    • rescind the contract for Mark Kemmerling, BWHS .5 track coach
    • change in position for Darla Hoffman from food service worker at BWHS to head cook at PRE, effective September 1, 2022
    • increase in hours from 6 to 8 per day for Cassie Rice, BWIS office assistant, effective with the 2022/2023 school year
    • rescind the certified contract for new hire Eliza Gentkowski, BWHS Math Teacher
    • rescind the athletic supplemental for Jason Crawford, girls' basketball head coach

    13.10 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the attached certified contracts.


    13.11 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the attached administrative contracts.


    13.12 .

    It is recommended the Board approve Joseph Fradette as a summer tutor, at the approved tutor rate of $21/hour beginning June 1, 2022.

     


    13.13 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following athletic supplemental contracts :

    • Courtney Palmer, .5 BWHS girls' lacrosse assistant coach, group 4 step 6, 2021/2022 school year
    • Bob Scott, BWHS girls' basketball volunteer coach, 2022/2023 school year

    13.14 .
    Mr. Mark Cooper

    It is recommended the Board approve 5 extended days for the 2022/2023 school year for the following staff:

    • Laura Boening, BWMS Instructional Facilitator
    • Josh Frame, BWMS Principal
    • Stacey O'Reilly, BWHS Instructional Facilitator
    • Nick Powell, BWIS Assistant Principal
    • Jamie Roan, RTI/Assessment Coordinator (k-4)
    • Mark Robinson, BWHS Instructional Facilitator
    • Joe Rucker, BWMS Assistant Principal
    • Sarah Sandrock, BWIS Principal
    • Amanda Statler, SOU Principal
    • Katie Yeager, ELC Principal/Gifted Coordinator

    13.15 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following certified leaves of absence for the 2022/2023 school year:

    • Lesley Cannell, BWE 4th grade teacher
    • Jennifer Zimmer, BWHS Spanish teacher
    • Kelsie Schlabach, BWE 1st grade teacher

    13.16 .

    It is recommended the Board approve the following classified leave of absence:

    • Teresa White, BWI 1st shift custodian, beginning June 7, 2022, through June 30, 2022

    14. Scheduling of Next Board Meeting
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
                June 28, 2022                      
                7:30 am
                District Administrative Office      
    Streaming will be made available on the District website.                 


    15. Executive Session
    Mr. Doug Crowl

    15.1 .

    It is recommended the Board enter Executive Session to consider the employment of a public employee or official and to discuss details relative to the security arrangements and emergency response protocols for the Board of Education.


    16. Adjourn
    Mr. Doug Crowl

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


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