The Vantage Board of Education held the December Board meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in the District Conference room. Board meeting minutes from the November 1, 2018 regular Board meeting were approved along with financial statements for the month of October, 2018.
Superintendent Rick Turner began the meeting welcoming guests Scott Truxell (The VW Independent) and Kirsten Barnhart (The Times Bulletin). He also welcomed Tony Unverferth, High School Director, and Kathleen Tyler, Interim OTC Director. Superintendent Turner updated the Board of Education on the legislative activity that is occurring including the senate vote of approval that occured to extend the 2018 graduation requirements for the classes of 2019 and 2020. This will go to the House and then the Governor. The legislature is charging ODE with submitting longer term requirements for 2021 and beyond. The Career Tech deregulation bill is with the Ohio Legislative Service Commission being drafted into bill language for review. The Career Tech deregulation bill steering committee with meet with the committee for the SB216 V2.0 in mid-December to compare issues and attempt to align strategies. Mr. Turner also informed the board that we will begin our 5-year strategic planning process in early 2019 and with that, some preliminary work is taking place at this time.
High School Director Tony Unverferth began by updating the board on the wonderful Thanksgiving Buffet that was served by Ms. Burns and the Culinary Students. Over 250 people were served in two days and everything was perfect! The Christmas Buffet is already sold out for December, but the Cup and Saucer is open throughout the school year and those interested can check the website under customer services for more information. Mr. Unverferth thanked the home school teachers, counselors and principals for their help in 8th grade tours along with Miriam Owens and Mike Knott who coordinated all of the scheduling and tour guide training. Students and chaperones were able to get involved in several of the labs. Extra praise was also given to Mike Knott for his work in preparing the class of 2019 students and testing them in the WorkKeys assessment. In conclusion Mr. Unverferth updated the board that $250 was raised for the Payne American Legion through our Veteran’s Day festivities, commending all that contributed.
Interim Ohio Technical Center Director Kit Tyler updated the Board that the Fire Charter is coming very close to a reality. The on-site visit from the Ohio State Department of Public Safety will take place on December 12. Special thanks was given to Brian Ankney, Fire Program Coordinator, who has been preparing for the visit with instructor meetings, setting up systems, conducting inspection and preparing and submitting documentation as requested. If the visit results in a positive outcome, the OTC is looking forward to to scheduling the first Fire I class in 2019. Ms. Tyler also updated the board on the training for General Dynamics. Our welding instructor Gary Cearns has been attending the Train the Trainer professional development this week and the welding assessment for potential job candidates will be here at Vantage beginning in January. Additional training will be provided for Machinists and Assemblers after the welding program is established. Ms. Tyler concluded with informing the board that our basic EMT course began December 5 with five enrollees and that STNA began a class at the end of November with six students.
In new business, the Board:
➢ Employed the following list, as Ohio Technical Center Instructors, for the 2018-19 school year: Chad Cupples, Police Academy Instructor; Michael Dirr, Police Academy Instructor; Jason Miller, Police Academy Instructor; Jeffrey Hammons, Police Academy Instructor; David Cummings, Fire Fighting Instructor; Austin Miller, Fire Fighting Instructor; Brian Sheets, Fire Fighting Instructor
➢ Resolution to appoint Pat Baumle as President Pro-Tem for the January 2019 Organizational Meeting.
➢ Approved the supplemental contract with Kathleen Tyler as Interim Adult Education Director, at a per diem rate of $275.00 per day, beginning November 12, 2018 as needed.
➢ Approved the Rothacker Lampe Bequest equipment list for 2018-2019.
➢ Approved the Memorandum of Agreement between Vantage Career Center and the Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities for the Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities to provide shelter and family reunification areas in the event of an emergency evacuation of Vantage Career Center.
➢ Waive the 45-day notice and approve the City of Van Wert residential Community Reinvestment Area Agreement between Robert D. Agler of 243 Parkview Drive, Van Wert, OH and Vantage Career Center.
➢ Waive the 45-day notice and approve the Putnam County Community Improvement Corporations TIF agreement between County View Farm, owner Mr. Glen Rayman, of Road 22, Cloverdale, Ohio 45827 and Vantage Career Center, choosing option B with the terms of 15 years at 100% abatement with a 25% payback.
➢ Waive the 45-day notice and approve the Putnam County Community Improvement Corporations TIF agreement between AGR Farms LLC, owner Garrett Rayman, of Road 22, Cloverdale, Ohio 45827 and Vantage Career Center, choosing option B with the terms of 15 years at 100% abatement with a 25% payback.
➢ Accepted the resignation of James Rosen, effective December 31, 2018, for the purpose of retirement.
➢ Final reading of NEOLA revised policies
0141.2 Conflict of Interest
0164 Notice Meetings
0165.1 Regular Meetings
0165.2 Special Meetings
0166 Executive Session
0169.1 Public Participation at Board Meetings
1240.01 Non-Reemployment of the Superintendent
1422 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
1541 Termination and Resignation
1623 Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Disability Discrimination in Employment
2111 Parent and Family Engagement
2260 Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity
2260.01 Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination based on Disability
2271 College Credit Plus Program
3122 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
3123 Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Disability Discrimination in Employment
3140 Termination and Resignation
4122 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
4123 Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination based on Disability
4140 Termination and Resignation
4162 Drug and Alcohol Testing of CDL License Holder and Other Employees Who Perform Safety Sensitive Functions 4362 Anti-Harassment
5610 Removal, Suspension, Expulsion, and Permanent Exclusion of Students
5610.02 In-School Discipline
5610.03 Emergency Removal of Students
5611 Due Process Rights
6325 Procurement – Federal Grants/Funds
6423 Vol. 37, No. 1 – August 2018 – Use of Credit Cards
8141 Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct by Licensed Employees
➢ Approved the Memorandum of Agreement between Vantage Career Center and Trinity Friends Church for Trinity Friends Church to provide off-site teaching facilities in the event of an emergency evacuation of Vantage Career Center.
End of Superintendent’s Consent Agenda Items
Adjournment – at the call of the President and at the pleasure of the Vantage Career Center Board of Education Next meeting – Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. In District Conference Room, Organizational Meeting & Regular January Board Meeting.