Board Bits

October-December 2013

Governing Board Regular Meeting

Congratulations to New Hires and New Assignments
ESC of Central Ohio
Luke Armstrong – ESC Teacher Assistant, effective July 30, 2013
Rita Glavan – Gifted Coordinator
John Pauff – ESC Teacher Assistant, effective August 12, 2013

City and Local School Districts
Megan Baumbusch – Olentangy Local Schools Preschool Teacher Assistant
Elizabeth Kraemer – Licking Heights Local Schools School Psychologist
Lisa Scanlon – Olentangy Local Schools Preschool Teacher Assistant

Substitute personnel

Resignations

ESC of Central Ohio
Gary Harper – Teacher Assistant, effective Dec. 31, 2013
Marianne Hesseltine – Coordinator of Special Education, for the purpose of retirement, effective Jan. 29, 2014
Jamie McClary – Fiscal Specialist, effective Nov. 4, 2013
Marie Ward - Director of Grants Administration, effective July 31, 2014
Branden Wiler – Technology Specialist, effective Nov. 15, 2013
Anne Wisniowski – Special Education Coordinator, effective Sept. 3, 2013 [Contingent upon employment by the ESC Council of Governments]

City and Local School Districts
Amanda Brown – Big Walnut Local Schools Reading Teacher, effective July 31, 2013
Frances Bauer Morrow – Bexley City Schools Director of Special Education, for the purpose of retirement, effective Oct. 31, 2013
William Gardner – Bexley City Schools Teacher Assistant, effective July 31, 2013
Aleshia Henderson - Secretary, effective Dec. 31, 2013
[Contingent upon employment by the ESC Council of Governments]
Monica Johnson – Buckeye Valley Local Schools Guidance Counselor, effective Sept. 13, 2013
Lauren Jackson – Olentangy Local Schools Teacher Assistant, effective Sept. 9, 2013
Heidi Koon - Administrative Secretary, effective Dec. 31, 2013
[Contingent upon employment by the ESC Council of Governments]
Ryan Leach - District Psychologist/Student Services Coordinator, effective Dec. 31, 2013
Karmyn Metzger – Bexley City Schools Teacher Assistant, effective Aug. 6, 2013
Rachel Pariser – Bexley City Schools Teacher Assistant, effective Aug. 8, 2013
Todd Peterson – Delaware City Schools, Athletic Trainer, effective Aug. 5, 2013
Melissa Sauer – Olentangy Local Schools Teacher Assistant, effective Sept. 27, 2013

Miscellaneous Agenda Items



1. Approved an amendment, as presented, to the employment contract of Thomas Goodney, ESC of Central Ohio Superintendent.

2. Approved an amendment, as presented, to the employment contract of Alan Hutchinson, ESC of Central Ohio Treasurer/CFO.

3. Approved entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Delaware Area Career Center to recognize and agree upon the procedures for the appointment of a Joint Vocational School District board member for a 3-year term as vacancies occur as of Jan. 1, 2014; and authorize the Governing Board President to sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

4. Approved the following resolution authorizing the purchase of competitive retail electric service from the lowest responsible bid submitted to Metropolitan Educational Council for the period commencing January 2014 and terminating no later than May of 2017:

WHEREAS, the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio is a member of the Metropolitan Educational Council ("MEC"), a body authorized by state statute to aggregate purchasing needs of schools and of related nonprofit educational entities so as to take advantage of economies of scale when purchasing essential products and services; and

WHEREAS, MEC joined with other major school districts and educational purchasing councils to conduct a Request for Proposal for competitive retail electric service for the PJM regional transmission organization ("PJM") years 2014 to 2017; and

WHEREAS, MEC has sent notices to bid on the ESCCO's electric load to all competitive retail electric service providers licensed to sell power in the state of Ohio and registered with Ohio Power Company; and

WHEREAS, MEC has selected the lowest responsible bid submitted in response to the attached the Request for Proposal on or before November 4, 2013; and

WHEREAS, this Educational Service Center may review the lowest responsible bid and elect anytime up to November 6, 2013, to accept the lowest responsible bid with no obligation prior to that time; and

WHEREAS, the Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee has reviewed the lowest responsible bid when the RFP is concluded and, if the lowest responsible bid provides for competitive retail electric service at a price below the current average utility cost per kWh for all of the ESCCO's electric load, and the Superintendent or its designee finds that the MEC RFP was both public and competitive;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE EDUACATIONAL SERVICE CENTER OF CENTRAL OHIO, COUNTIES OF FRANKLIN, DELAWARE, UNION, LICKING AND ROSS, STATE OF OHIO, as follows:

Section 1. The Governing Board of this Educational Service Center does hereby authorize the Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee to execute the Master Supply Agreement prepared by MEC between the Educational Service Center and the lowest responsible bidder in the MEC Request for Proposal so long as the price is below the current average utility cost per kWh , and the Superintendent or his appointee finds the MEC Request for Proposal was both public and competitive;

Section 2. This Board hereby directs the Treasurer to review the Master Supply Agreement and determine if the Educational Service Center has sufficient funds to certify this resolution assuming that the executed Master Supply Agreement will be at a price equal to or lower than the current average utility cost per kWh.

5. Approved entering into a Vendor Service Agreement with Columbus Corporate Wellness, LLC to provide wellness consulting, program design and implementation services for the ESC of Central Ohio's employee wellness program, effective Oct. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2013; and authorize the Superintendent to sign the agreement.

6. Approved the following proposed revised board policies. [APPENDIX E]
1124 Administrative Employment Contracts
1520 Employment of Administrators
7. Approved the following proposed new and revised board policies. [APPENDIX F]
New Policy:
1430.01 Qualifying Reasons for FMLA and Military Family Leave (NTNA Staff)
Revised Policies:
3430.01 Qualifying Reasons for FMLA and Military Family Leave (Administrators)
4430.01 Qualifying Reasons for FMLA and Military Family Leave (Professional Staff)

Next meeting: Jan. 10, 2013 at 12 p.m.