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February 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Regular Board of Education Meeting

Minutes
I. Call to Order
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
II. Approval of Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Agenda Passed with a motion by Dan DiGregorio and a second by Jenny Richter.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
III. Pledge of Allegiance and Program
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Rationale:  Linden Elementary's 3rd and 4th Grade Choir, under the direction of Ms. Erica Hixson, will present the program and pledge.
IV. Special Reports/Presentations
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
IV.A. Good News
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
IV.B. Just the Facts About Oak Ridge Schools
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
V. Public Forum
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
VI. Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Jenny Richter.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VI.A. Maternity Leave - Croyle
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of a request for maternity leave for Leigh Croyle, Guidance Counselor at Linden Elementary, for the birth of her child beginning April, 18, 2014 through June 02, 2014.  Ms. Croyle intends to use FMLA, personal and sick leave.  Physician’s documentation has been received.
Attachments: (1)
VI.B. Maternity Leave - Eidam
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of a request for maternity leave for Shannon Eidam, a teacher at Oak Ridge High School, for the birth of her child beginning March 10, 2014 through April 18, 2014.  Ms. Eidam intends to use FMLA and sick leave.  Physician’s documentation has been received.
Attachments: (1)
VI.C. Maternity Leave - Benditz
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of a request for maternity leave for Michelle Benditz, a teacher at Linden Elementary, for the birth of her child beginning March 14, 2014 through the end of the school year.  Ms. Benditz plans to use her personal days, sick days and FMLA benefits.  Physician’s documentation has been received.
Attachments: (1)
VI.D. Support Staff Retirement Plan
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of the support staff retirement plan changes as presented in the attached resolution.
Attachments: (1)
VI.E. Board Minutes: 1-27-14
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments: (1)
VII. Items for Action
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
VII.A. Differentiated Pay Plan
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of the Oak Ridge Schools Differentiated Pay Plan.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Oak Ridge Schools Differentiated Pay Plan Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Oak Ridge Schools Differentiated Pay Plan Passed with a motion by Angi Agle and a second by Jenny Richter.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.B. Jefferson Middle School 8th Grade Trip to Williamsburg, VA
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of the Jefferson Middle School field trip to Williamsburg, VA. The attached documentation details the Jefferson Middle School American History field trip to Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Charlottesville, VA.  Included are the informal bid information for hotel, transportation, and banquet arrangements, and a single-source bid for Colonial Williamsburg programs.  The parent-student letter, itinerary, and sign-up information will be sent home this week, pending Board approval.  The final permission slip packet and price information will be sent home in August, 2014.  This year’s trip dates are October 10-13, 2014, at the beginning of Fall Break.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Jefferson Middle School field trip to Williamsburg, VA Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Jefferson Middle School field trip to Williamsburg, VA Passed with a motion by Dan DiGregorio and a second by Bob Eby.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.C. Engineering Services for Blankenship Field Bleacher Project
Speaker(s):  Allen Thacker
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of the engineering services for Blankenship Field Bleacher Project. Due to the short timeline to complete this project, this contract was treated as an “emergency” engagement and per Board Policy, is being brought to the Board of Education for formal approval. Please see attached memo and contract.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the engineering services for Blankenship Field Bleacher Project Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the engineering services for Blankenship Field Bleacher Project Passed with a motion by Dan DiGregorio and a second by Bob Eby.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.D. Engineering Services for RMS HVAC Project
Speaker(s):  Allen Thacker
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of the engineering services contract with Albert F.G. Bedinger Consulting Engineers P.C. for the RMS HVAC Project in the amount of $31,600. Please see attached.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the engineering services contract for the RMS HVAC Project Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the engineering services contract for the RMS HVAC Project Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Jenny Richter.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.E. Fourth Grade Safety Patrol Trip to Washington, D.C.
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval of the fourth grade AAA Safety Patrol trip to Washington, DC for Glenwood Elementary, Linden Elementary, and Willow Brook Elementary Schools on May 30- June 2, 2014. Additional information is attached.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Fourth Grade Safety Patrol field trip to Washington, D.C. Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Fourth Grade Safety Patrol field trip to Washington, D.C. Passed with a motion by Dan DiGregorio and a second by Angi Agle.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.F. FY'14 Budget Amendment #22414 - First Reading
Speaker(s):  Karen Gagliano
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend the approval to amend the FY’14 Budget with a transfer of $1,750,864 from General Fund Undesignated Fund Balance to fund Technology Infrastructure Improvements.  Please see attached for details.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the FY'14 Budget Amendment #22414 - First Reading Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the FY'14 Budget Amendment #22414 - First Reading Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Dan DiGregorio.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VII.G. Joint Resolution between Oak Ridge City Council and Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education
Speaker(s):  Bruce Borchers
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Rationale:  I recommend approval of the Joint Resolution between Oak Ridge City Council and Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education relative to the retirement of the debt for the Oak Ridge High School and future initiatives involving Oak Ridge and Anderson County local option sales taxes.
Recommended Motion(s):  Motion to approve the Joint Resolution between Oak Ridge City Council and Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the Joint Resolution between Oak Ridge City Council and Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education Passed with a motion by Bob Eby and a second by Dan DiGregorio.
  • Agle: Yea
  • DiGregorio: Yea
  • Eby: Yea
  • Fillauer: Yea
  • Richter: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Attachments: (1)
VIII. Items for Information
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
VIII.A. Enrollment Report
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Workforce Utilization Analysis
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Copy of report is attached.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.C. Financial Report
Speaker(s):  Karen Gagliano
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Please see the attached Financial Report for January 2014.
Attachments: (1)
VIII.D. RTI
Speaker(s):  Tracey Beckendorf-Edou
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Attached are two PowerPoints, one state-created and one teacher-created, that describe Response to Intervention in theory and what it looks like in general in schools.
Attachments: (2)
IX. Items for Discussion
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
IX.A. Results of Calendar Survey
Speaker(s):  Chris Marczak
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
IX.B. Digital Transformation
Speaker(s):  Bruce Borchers
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (2)
IX.C. Contract with Professional Education Services LLC (PESG)
Speaker(s):  Chris Lee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Discussion of contract with PESG to provide substitute teachers and teacher assistant/paraprofessionals employees for ORS.
Attachments: (1)
X. Old Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
XI. New Business
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
XII. Communications
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
XIII. Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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