2010 School Board Minutes

2010 School Board Meeting Minutes

January 2010 School Board Minutes

A special meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on January 5, 2010 and was called to order at 5:45 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Scott Knapp, Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Sabine Young, Jen Young and Jay Williams. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American Flag.

Per parental request the Board entered closed session at 5:50 p.m. to discuss a student discipline.Board returned to open session at 6:03 p.m. Motion by member S. Knapp, support by J. Williams to table student expulsion and extend his suspension until the regular board meeting on January 11, 2010. Motion passed 7 - 0. Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Williams to adjourn at 6:12 p.m.. Motion passed 7 - 0.

March 2010 School Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on March 8, 2010 and was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Scott Knapp, Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, and Sabine Young; member Jen Long arrived at 7:33 p.m. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

The Board of Education waived the reading of the minutes the Waldron Area School February 8, 2010 regular meeting. Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Williams to approve the minutes. Motion passed 6 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve the payment of general fund bills with check #24715-24718 & 24720-24858. Motion passed 7 - 0.

In committee reports Joe Fether reported that the Policy Committee met on 3/2/2010 regarding the senior trip policy; a revised policy has been attached to the Board Packets.

Jay Williams reported that the School Improvement Committee met on 3/1/2010. They discussed MEAP scores, identifying areas for improvement.

Members of the Board conducted the first reading of the senior trip policy.

Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Long that the Board approve the hiring of Marty Emens as the head baseball coach with his unpaid assistants being Kevin Klingler and Troy Masters pending fingerprinting results. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve Kathy Lockwood as the head softball coach with her unpaid assistants being Barry Lockwood, Brian Spencer, and Troy McVoy pending fingerprinting results. Motion passed 6 - 1 (S. Knapp cast the one negative vote).

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board approve Helena Jagielski as the High School track coach, pending fingerprinting results. Motion passed 7 - 0.

It was noted by the Board that no coach or assistant coach is allowed to work without students until fingerprinting has been completed and results have been received.

Motion by member J. Long, support by member J. Fether that the Board deny the request from Lenawee Christian to become a part of our football league. Motion passed 4 - 3 (Long - Y, Fether - Y, Williams - N, Storehalder - N, Schaedler - Y, Knapp - Y, Young - N)

In the Superintendent's report Mr. Stitt reported that our school has been chosen to receive the Healthy School Environment Outstanding Award and he has been granted a scholarship to the SPLASH Conference where he will be receiving this award. Mr. Stitt also reported that he has been chosen, along with other Michigan educators, to spend Spring Break on a Marine Base in California. He reported that our elementary school is in the process of changing from a Title I Targeted Assistance school to a Title I School wide school.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Long to adjourn at 8:31 p.m.. Motion passed 7 - 0.

May 2010 School Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on May 10, 2010 and was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Scott Knapp, Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, and Sabine Young. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

The Board of Education waived the reading of the minutes the Waldron Area School April 12, 2010 regular meeting. Motion by member J. Williams, support by member T. Schaedler to approve the minutes. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve the payment of general fund bills with check #24805-24857. Motion passed 7 - 0.

In Committee Reports Jen Long commented on the School Improvement Meeting that was held on May 3, 2010. The committee reviewed the School Wide Title I planning documents. It is recommended that everyone review this document when it is complete, it contains some very helpful data.

Scott Knapp reported on the Negotiation Committee meeting. A calendar for the 2010-2011 school year has been developed and Tentatively Agreed upon by the committee.

Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Fether that the Board grant tenure to high school LD teacher Jennifer Mellon. Motion passed 7 - 0

Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the Retire/Rehire request from elementary secretary Paula Klingler. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve the Maternity Leave requests from elementary teacher, Kim Sweebe and high school teacher, Michelle Clark. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member S. Young that the Board approve the hiring of Mark Long as the Head Football Coach per recommendation by Troy McVoy, Athletic Director. Motion passed 7 - 0

The Hillsdale County ISD 2010-2011 General Operating Budget was presented to the Board of Education. The budget was reviewed but there was no action taken.

Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Long that the Board approve the resolution authorizing amendment and restatement of retirement plan. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion S. Knapp, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the 2010-2011 School Calendar. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Upon request by the Superintendent, the Board entered closed session at 7:56 p.m. to discuss Superintendent's Evaluation and other personnel issues.

Board entered open session at 9:20 p.m.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member S. Young that the Board approve all advisors on an annual basis beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board refer Mr. Stitt's contract and contents to the personnel committee. Motion passed 7 - 0.

In Superintendent's comments Mr. Stitt talked to the Board about the new Try Us First program introduced by the Hillsdale Chamber of Commerce, the Race To The Top - Part II, the Set Seg Safety Audit follow-up visit, a parent-teacher issue that occurred in the fourth grade classroom, the ICHAT background check process, and the status of Waldron Middle School.

In Board comments the Board discussed security issues and the locking of doors, High School curriculum surveys for past graduates, and the AD and Assistant Principal evaluations.

Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Long to adjourn at 10:02 p.m.. Motion passed 7 - 0.

June 2010 School Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on June 14, 2010 and was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Scott Knapp, Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, and Sabine Young. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

The Board of Education waived the reading of the minutes the Waldron Area School May 10, 2010 regular meeting and the May, 25, 2010 special meeting. Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether to approve the minutes. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve the payment of general fund bills with check #24858-24898. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve the 2010-2011 General Fund Budget as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board approve the 2010-2011 Athletic Fund Budget as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Long that the Board approve the 2010-2011 Food Service Fund Budget as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the 2010-2011 Building & Site Sinking Fund Budget as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the 2010-2011 Energy Conservation Bond Budget as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member T. Schaedler that the Board accept letters of retirement from Teachers Mary Oram, JoAnn Spangler, and Debra Porter and support staff members, Dave Fee, Sandy Moore, Rose Harmon, Pat Brandeberry, and Dixie Ladd. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Long, support by member J. Williams that the Board accept the letter of resignation from Varsity Basketball coach Jeff Knowlan. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board accept the following assignments for class advisors for 2010-2011: Seniors- Scott Knapp and Jeff Bernath, Juniors-Deb Roney and Jodi Schaedler, Sophomores-Kellie Fidler, Freshman - Jen Long, 8th Grade - Jayne Roth and Angela Masters, 7th Grade - April Bates, and 6th Grade - Gail Shadbolt. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Board of Education conducted the first reading and accepted comments on the 2010-2011 Elementary Handbook as presented.

Board of Education conducted the first reading and accepted comments on the 2010-2011 Secondary Handbook as presented.

Motion by member S. Knapp, Support by member J. Williams that the Board approve spending no more than $47,000.00 on the following Building & Site Sinking Fund projects pending approval from the lawyers: window replacement, high school gym door replacement, hot water heater replacement, new high school lockers, carpet in the high school computer lab, retro fitting the high school bleachers, painting the high school hallways, and paving. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member S. Knapp that the Board approve the 2010-2011 administrative contract for Mr. Gary Baker, K-12 Assistant Principal. Motion passed 6 - 1 (Storehalder - no).

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the 2010-2011 administrative contract for Mrs. Holly Clark, Dean of Students. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board rescind the Resolution Authorizing Amendment and Restatement of Retirement Plan approved at the May 10th 2010 Board meeting. This resolution is not necessary according to CPI, our 403(b) and 457 plan administrators. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Alicia Knapp, president of the Class of 2011, presented the class senior trip plans for Board approval. Motion by member J. Long, support by member S. Young that the Board approve the Senior Trip as presented. Motion passed 5 - 2. (Young - Y, Knapp - Y, Schaedler - Y, Williams - N, Long - Y, Fether - Y, Storehalder - N).

Motion by member S. Knapp, support by member J. Long that the Board grant permission to the Athletic Boosters to use the ball diamonds for the Labor Day Softball Tournament and the school grounds for camping. Motion passed 7 - 0.

At the recommendation of the Superintendent the Board entered closed session at 8:55 p.m. to discuss Negotiations.

The Board returned to open session at 9:33 p.m.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board grant the administration the authority to post employment positions prior to Board approval of the resignation. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board donate 25% of the 2010-2011 Board stipend to the Board Memorial account and the balance to remain in the general fund. Motion passed 6 - 1 (Young - N)

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member T. Schaedler that the Board allow the Negotiation committee the ability to negotiate with a minimum General Fund unrestricted Fund Balance of $100,000.00. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board adjourn at 9:56 p.m. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Special Meeting- June 26, 2010 School Board Minutes

A special meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on June 26, 2010 and was called to order at 8:00 a.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Sabine Young, Jen Long and Jay Williams; members Scott Knapp and Joe Fether were absent. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt.

Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve General Fund Checks #24908-24926 for payment. Motion passed 5 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member S. Young that the Board approve the 2009-2010 Athletic Fund Budget Revisions as presented. Motion passed 5- 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member S. Young that the Board approve the 2009-2010 Food Service Fund Budget Revisions as presented. Motion passed 5- 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the 2010-2011 State Aid Borrowing Resolution as presented. Motion passed 5- 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member T. Schaedler that the Board table the 2010-2011 / 2011-2012 WEA Contract until the July meeting, giving the Board more time to review. Motion passed 5 - 0.

Member J. Long left the meeting at 8:20 a.m.Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams to adjourn at 8:25 a.m. Motion passed 4 - 0.

July 2010- (Organizational Meeting) School Board Minutes

An Organizational meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on July 12, 2010 and was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, Jeffrey Bernath and Sabine Young. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

Dick Storehalder and Jeffrey Bernath were seated on the Board, elected to serve a four year term on the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education.

President Dick Storehalder officially identified the District name, Waldron Area School and its legal status as a public school.

Member J. Fether nominated Dick Storehalder for the office of president, support by member J. Williams. Motion by member T. Schaedler to close nominations and cast a unanimous vote for Dick Storehalder as President of the Board of Education, support by member J. Fether. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Member J. Fether nominated Jay Williams for the office of vice- president, support by member J. Long. Motion by member T. Schaedler to close nominations and cast a unanimous vote for Jay Williams as Vice-President of the Board of Education, support by member J. Long. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Member J. Williams nominated Jen Long for the office of secretary, support by member J. Fether. Motion by member J. Williams to close nominations and cast a unanimous vote for Jen Long as Secretary of the Board of Education, support by member S. Young. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Member J. Fether nominated Tom Schaedler for the office of treasurer, support by member J. Long. Motion by member J. Williams to close nominations and cast a unanimous vote for Tom Schaedler as Treasurer of the Board of Education, support by member J. Long. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member T. Schaedler to set the date, time, and place for the 2010-2011 regular meetings of the Board of Education for the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the district library. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board name County National Bank of Hillsdale, Southern Michigan Bank and Trust of Hillsdale,and First Federal Bank of Hudson as the school depositories. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board retain Thrun Law Firm, P.C. as legal counsel for the district. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board adopt Roberts Rule of Order. Motion passed 7 - 0.

President Storehalder presented committee assignments and asked for comments or change requests. Committee assignments for 2010-2011 are as follows:

Negotiations: J. Williams, T. Schaedler, R. Storehalder*
Budget: J. Fether, T. Schaedler*, J. Williams
Personnel: J. Long, D. Storehalder, S. Young
Building & Grounds: J. Bernath, J. Long, T. Schaedler*
School Improvement: J. Fether, J. Long*, J. Bernath, S. Young
Policy: J. Fether*, J. Bernath, S. Young
Athletic: J. Williams*, J. Bernath
County School Board: D. Storehalder
*Denotes Spokesperson

President Storehalder directed the business manager to post the results fo the July 12, 2010 Organizational Meeting.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams to adjourn at 7:26 p.m. Motion passed 7 - 0.

July 2010- (regular meeting) School Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on July 12, 2010 and was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, Sabine Young and Jeffrey Bernath. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

The Board of Education waived the reading of the minutes the Waldron Area School June 14, 2010 regular meeting, June 14, 2010 Budget Hearing, and the June 26, 2010 special meeting. Motion by member J. Williams, support by member T. Schaedler to approve the minutes. Motion passed 7 - 0.

In old business, the Board conducted the second reading of the Elementary Handbook. Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether to approve the handbook as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

The Board conducted the second reading of the Secondary Handbook. Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member S. Young that the Board approve the handbook as presented. Motion passed 6 - 1 (Storehalder cast the one negative vote)

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board approve the construction of one set of bleachers with a cement pad underneath at the baseball diamond as a sinking fund project. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the WEA Contract as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Long that the Board hire new teacher Emily Knapp . Motion passed 7 - 0.Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board hire new teacher Jodi Schaedler. Motion passed 6 - 0 (member T. Schaedler abstained from voting)Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Long that the Board hire new teacher LeAnn McMichael . Motion passed 7 - 0.Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board hire new teacher Jason Bushong . Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board hire new (half time) teacher Kristina Miller . Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board approve the L-4029 as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member D. Storehalder that the Board hire Mrs. Jill Hardway as the Athletic Director. Motion passed 5-2 (Fether - Y, Long - Y, Williams - Y, Schaedler - N, Young - Y, Bernath - N, Storehalder - Y).

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member S. Young that the Board hire Mr. Dave Pawson as the Varsity Girls Basketball coach. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams that the Board adopt the MHSAA Member ship Resolution for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. Motion passed 7 - 0.

The Board of Education conducted the first reading of the Athletic Handbook .

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the First Amendment to Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative Interlocal Agreement. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams that the Board adjourn at 8:58 p.m. Motion passed 7 - 0.

August 2010 School Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on July 12, 2010 and was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, Sabine Young and Jeffrey Bernath. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

The Board of Education waived the reading of the minutes the Waldron Area School July 12, 2010 regular meeting and July 12, 2010 Organizational Meeting. Member J. Williams corrected the minutes of the Organization Meeting and made a motion approve the minutes as corrected; motion was supported by member J. Fether. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve paying of General Fund bills with checks numbered 24928-24996. Motion passed 7 - 0.

The Board conducted a second reading of the Athletic Handbook. Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Williams that the Board table the approval of the Athletic Handbook until after the meeting with the coaches and athletic director. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member S. Young that the Board approve the participation in Section 105 and 105c Schools of Choice. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve the FMLA Leave request of second grade teacher Kim Bolz-Sweebe. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Bernath that the Board accept the resignation of Food Service Director, Dina Shinaberry. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve Nickles Bakery and Smith Dairy as the milk and bread providers for 2010-2011. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board approve the following football assistant coaching assignments for the 2010 season: paid assistants- Roger Kizer, Kirk Brackelman and Mike Shadbolt unpaid assistants - Steve Masters, Trever Zimmerman, Jeff Bernath, and Jason Bushong. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board go into closed session to discuss personnel issues. Motion passed 7 - 0. Board entered closed session at 8:00 p.m.

Returned to open session at 8:48 p.m.

Motion by member D. Storehalder that the Board terminate the bus supervisor, support by member J. Bernath. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member T. Schaedler that the Board adjourn at 9:33 p.m. Motion passed 7 - 0.

A special meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on August 16, 2010 and was called to order at 7:34 p.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Joe Fether, Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, Sabine Young and Jeffrey Bernath. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board go into closed session to discuss a personnel issue at 7:37 p.m. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Board returned to open session at 7:52 p.m.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve the Athletic Handbook with the following changes: Eligibility For Athletes:High School and Middle School Eligibility will be the same - no fails and eligibility will be revisited in two weeks. The previous year's grades will be the same for this year but will read that beginning in 2011-2012 any student failing a class at the end of the year will be ineligible in the fall. Any student failing classes must attend after school study sessions.

Motion by member J. Long, support by member J. Fether to amend the motion to read that students are not allowed to fail more than one class and eligibility will be redetermined in two weeks. Any student athlete failing a class must attend after school study sessions. Ammendment passed 5 - 2. Ammended motion passed 5 - 2 (Fether - Y, Long - Y, Williams - N, Schaedler - Y, Young - Y, Bernath - Y, Storehalder - N)

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member S. Young that the Board move Angela Masters to Food Service Supervisor and post for a 6 hour cook with no insurance benefits. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by T. Schaedler that the Board hire Dave Hephner to work part-time as our Transporttion Supervisor to complete summer bus inspection and prepare for the school year. The Transportation Supervisor position will be posted. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member S. Young that the Board approve the assistant volleyball coaches as follows: Jeff Davis, Brian Spencer and Ron Winchell. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member T. Schaedler that the Board adjourn at 8:27 p.m. Motion passed 7 - 0

September 2010 School Board Minutes

A special meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on September 4, 2010 and was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by president, Dick Storehalder. Members present were Dick Storehalder, Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, and Jeffrey Bernath; members S. Young and J. Fether were absent. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

Motion by member J. Long, support by member J. Bernath that the Board approve the hiring of Jim Fellabaum as the Transportation Supervisor. Motion passed 5 - 0.

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board accept the resignations of Heather Hukill, fourth grade teacher and Kathy Lockwood, High School Science teacher. Motion passed 5 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Long that the Board approve hiring Beverly Gardner as the new High School Science teacher. Motion passed 5 - 0.

Motion by member J. Long, support by member J. Bernath that the Board approve hiring Jill Hardway as a 6/7 time teacher for the elementary. Motion passed 4 - 1 (T. Schaedler cast the negative vote)

Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board adjourn at 9:27 a.m. Motion passed 5 - 0.

A regular meeting of the Waldron Area Schools Board of Education was held on September 13, 2010 and was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by vice-president, Jay Williams. Members present were Joe Fether, , Tom Schaedler, Jay Williams, Jen Long, Sabine Young and Jeffrey Bernath; Dick Storehalder was absent. Administrator present was Superintendent William Stitt. Members of the audience joined the Board in reciting the Pledge to the American flag.

The Board of Education waived the reading of the minutes the Waldron Area School August 9, 2010 regular meeting and August 16, 2010 and September 4, 2010 special meetings. Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member S. Young that the Board accept the minutes as presented. Motion passed 6 - 0.

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Fether that the Board approve paying of General Fund bills with checks numbered 24997 - 25062. Motion passed 6 - 0.

Member J. Long reported on the School Improvement meeting that was held on September 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member T. Schaedler that the Board rescind the motion to hire Beverly Gardner as the High School Science teacher. Miss Gardner returned her books and keys with no comments and the administration has been unable to contact her at this time. Motion passed 6 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Long that the Board hire Mr. Christopher Longyear as the High School Science teacher. Motion passed 6 - 0.

Mr. Storehalder arrived at 7:40 p.m.

Motion by member J. Long, support by member S. Young that the Board hire Rhonda Fellabaum as a cook in the kitchen. Motion passed 6 - 1 (J. Bernath cast the one negative vote).

Motion by member J. Williams, support by membe J. Fether that the Board hire Anita Myers as an At-Risk aide. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Mrs. Robinson, the band director, presented the Board with information regarding an overnight band trip to Mackinaw City in May. The band has been invited to march in the Mackinaw City Memorial Day parade. Motion by member J. Long, support by member J. Williams that the Board approve the overnight band trip to Mackinaw City. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Dave Hephner provided the Board with information regarding the purchase of a used school bus to replace the bus that will be extremely costly to repair. Motion by member J. Williams, support by member J. Long that the Board refer the purchase of a used bus to the budget committee and grant them the authority to act. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Long that the Board approve Richard Jameson as a replacement middle school football coach as Jeff Bernath is unable to coach at this time. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member T. Schaedler that the Board table the banking proposals presented by Mrs. Knapp for one month. Motion passed 5 - 0. (members S. Young and J. Williams abstained from voting)

Motion by member T. Schaedler, support by member J. Williams that the Board accept the letter of resignation from Steve Masters as the JV Girls Basketball coach. Motion passed 6 - 1 (J. Long cast the one negative vote).

Mr. Dave Fisher from Rehmann Robson presented the 2010 Audit report for Waldron Area Schools. Motion be member J. Williams, support by member J. Fether that the Board accept the audit report as presented. Motion passed 7 - 0.

Motion by member J. Fether, support by member J. Long that the Board adjourn at 9:12 p.m. Motion passed 7 - 0.