The Vantage Board of Education held their June Board meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the District Conference room. Central Mutual Insurance and Unverferth Manufacturing were both honored at the beginning of the meeting in recognition of them being named to the Ohio School Board Association’s 2019 Business Honor Roll. They were presented with a certificate and letter on behalf of Vantage Career Center and the Ohio School Board Association.
During the board meeting, Minutes from the May 2, 2019 regular Board meeting were approved along with financial statements for the month of April, 2019. A renewal of Participation Agreement with Ohio Schools Risk Sharing Authority was approved along with the 2020 Vantage Career Center Revised Tax Budget and the amended appropriations and revenues for FY19.
Superintendent Rick Turner updated the board on the priority issues currently in Columbus including the Governor’s budget proposal and the progress of SB89. Mr. Turner also acknowledged a great school year with many successes and mentioned preparations for next school year including Mr. Mike Knott taking over the role of High School Director and thanking Mr. Tony Unverferth for his time serving as Director over the past three years. Vantage High School Director Tony Unverferth thanked the staff for the 2018-19 school year and provided special thanks to those who assisted in setting up for the Senior Awards Ceremony. He updated the board on items occurring during the summer, such as scheduling, uniform fittings and obtaining lab supplies for next school year. Mr. Unverferth discussed the points system and it’s great success this year and concluded his report by thanking the board for their support during his time as Director.
Ohio Technical Center director Missy McClurg began by discussing the changes to the Practical Nursing handbook for the 2019-2020 school. She congratulated 13 high school students who successfully earned their class A CDL licenses. Mrs. McClurg acknowledged students who have earned scholarships to attend the OTC in the fall and spoke about the Police Academy graduation, along with the upcoming PNP and Medical Assistant graduations. She concluded by updating the board on the current enrollment numbers for next year.
In new business, the Board:
➢ Employed the following, as needed, as scheduled for the 2019-20 school year: Reesa Rohrs, H.S. Secondary Program STNA Coordinator; Patti Rodman, STNA Check-off/Clinical Supervisor for Health Technologies
➢ Employed the following Ohio Technical Center instructors, as needed, as scheduled, for the 2019-20 school year: Josh Anderson, Fire Fighting Instructor; Brian Ankney, Fire Fighting Program Coordinator/Emergency Instructor and Fire Fighting Instructor; Wendy Baumle, Medical Assistant Clinical Instructor; Robert Black, Police Academy Commander/Emergency Instructor and Police Academy Instructor; Steven Boroff, Police Academy Instructor; Jackie Brandt, EMT Coordinator/Emergency Instructor and EMT Instructor; Gary Cearns, Customized Training Instructor and Welding Instructor; Shawn Cook, Police Academy Instructor; Janet Crummey, Medical Assistant Coordinator; Chad Cupples, Police Academy Instructor; Maria Diltz, Enrollment Coordinator and Customized Training Coordinator – Health Care Programs; Diane Meringleo-Dirksen, Lead Coordinator/Emergency Instructor; Michael Dirr, Police Academy Instructor; Barrett Dorner, Fire Fighting Instructor; Douglas Edelbrock, Fire Fighting Instructor; Mark Figert, Police Academy Instructor; Diane Font, CPR Instructor; Kevin Gehres, EMT Instructor; Jeffrey Hammons, Police Academy Instructor; Virginia Hammons, Police Academy Instructor; Robert Herber, Fire Fighting Instructor; Barbara Hofman, Practical Nursing Program Teaching Assistant; Shirley Jarvis, Nurse Aid Program Coordinator/Emergency Instructor and Medical Assistant Instructor; Jon Jones, Fire Fighting Instructor; Edward Klausing, Police Academy Instructor; Annette Klinger, Assessment Proctor and Substitute Secretary; Austin McIntosh, Police Academy Instructor; Michael McClain, Police Academy Instructor; Theresa Mengerink, Assessment Proctor; Austin Miller, Fire Fighting Instructor; Jason Miller, Police Academy Instructor; Michael Miller, Trade and Industry Instructor; Zach Miller, CPR Instructor; Marcia Osenga, Instructor; Kahtleen Overmyer, Medical Assistant Instructor; Charles Peters, CDL Instructor; Larry Ray, Customized Training Coordinator – Manufacturing and Customized Training Instructor; Patti Rodman, State Tested Nursing Assistant Instructor; Tiffany Schnipke, Evening Secretary; Brian Sheets, Fire Fighting Instructor; Angie Shellabarger, Job Club Instructor; Bruce Showalter, Assistant Police Academy Commander/Emergency Instructor and Police Academy Instructor; Jeffrey Stittsworth, AWS Welding Tester; Jean Sullivan, Licensed Practical Nursing Program Director; Kevin Taylor, Police Academy Instructor; Donna Wheeler, Medical Assistant Instructor; Angela Wolford, Practical Nursing Program Instructor
➢ Resolution to accept the Building Directors’ annual wellness reports based on the Wellness Committee review
➢ Approved the Local Professional Development Committee, LPDC, meeting list for the school year 2019-20
➢ Approved the Avantage Salon & Spa price list for school year 2019-20
➢ Approved the Vantage Preschool Parent Handbook for the school year 2019-20
➢ Approved the Vantage Preschool fees for the school year 2019-20
➢ Approved the Vantage Preschool Policy Manual for the school year 2019-20
➢ Approved the 2019-20 Bullying & Harassment report
➢ Accepted the donation of $1,000.00 from Jody and Christopher Wannemacher to the Construction Equipment Technology Student Activity Fund for a shed
➢ Accepted the donation of $165.00 from Van Wert Manor for the student meals at the All Boards Dinner on April 4, 2019
➢ Accepted the donation of $100.00 from Psi Iota Xi Sorority for the Vantage Preschool
➢ Accepted the donation of $100.00 from Psi Iota Xi Sorority for the Vantage Media Center
➢ Accepted the resignation of Ruth Fogle-Brickner, In School Discipline Coordinator, for the purpose of retirement effective July 1, 2019
➢ Accepted the resignation of Cynthia Krizan, Ohio Technical Center Assessment Coordinator, for the purpose of retirement effective June 27, 2019
➢ Approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Apollo Career Center and Vantage Career Center for the Aspire Program
➢ Resolution to employ Reesa Rohrs as a primary instructor for nursing clinicals from September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020 at the rate of $25.00 per hour
➢ Resolution for Vantage Career Center to elect to become a member of the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council (EPC), a Regional Council of Governments under Chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code.
➢ Approved the 2019-20 Practical Nursing Program Student Handbook
Outside of Consent Agenda Items
➢ Employed the following list of employees, as needed, as scheduled beginning the 2019-20 school year: Tonya Temple, Student Services Supervisor
➢ Approved the Vantage Teacher Organization Memorandum of Understanding.
➢ Resolution to accept the land purchase agreement between the Trustees of the Marsh Foundation, under the will of George H. Marsh, deceased and the Van Wert County Area Joint Vocational Board of Education, aka Vantage Career Center.
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22(G)(1), the Superintendent hereby requests that the Board adjourn to executive session for the purpose of discussing employment of an employee or official of the School District. No board action was taken.
Adjournment – at the call of the President and at the pleasure of the Vantage Career Center Board of Education Next Regular Board meeting will be Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Conference Room.