New Albany-Plain Local Schools Board of Education
Board Meeting Summary
July 16, 2012
Superintendent April Domine Report
- Superintendent Domine reported to the Board of Education on the ongoing professional development occurring in the District this summer for faculty and administrators. Trainings have been offered in advance of a new teacher evaluation system in areas for Collaborative and Adaptive Learning, Math Professional Development for specific grades and coming in August, Integrating Technology into Your Classroom.
Report from the Finance Review Committee
- Board Member Mark Ryan reported back on progress of the committee and the discussion of the resignation of Brian Ramsay, district Treasurer. Board Member Ryan and committee wished him the best in the new endeavor. Mark addressed the committee discussion regarding the bond/levy issues and concerns expressed by committee. Committee members discussed the issues surrounding the different options, the need is understood, and most committee members support a middle option.
Discussion and presentation on the Bond/levy options.
- Timeline reviewed by Board President Laura Kohler:
June 25, 2012 – The Board passed a resolution that established NAPLS as a special needs district;
July 16, 2012 – Board voted to pass resolution of necessity;
July 23, 2012 – Board will vote to determine which issue option the Board will certify for the ballot;
July 31, 2012 – Deadline to send final to Ohio Department of Education and Auditor of State;
Aug. 8 – Send to the Secretary of State – Franklin County Board of Elections.
Agenda discussion on issues to send forward for certification.
The Board is anticipating feedback from some of the construction vendors that could take on the work for the building project. This feedback on cost projections should be received prior to the Monday, July 23, 2012 special board meeting. Additional discussion focused on the benefits of the proposed middle option and how that option could adequately provide for the additional space needed, ensure modifications for transportation routes and drop-off process, appropriate flow for the increased traffic and student population as well as additional parking space.
The Board discussion focused on the option of the less expensive, two-year operating levy. All board members agree that it is the more responsible choice based on the economic times. Emphasis was placed on the accountability factor if needed to go back to the ballot in a few years based on the increased academic achievement of the district. By supporting this effort, the Board and district can demonstrate to the community what can be achieved.
Board voted to accept and pass the consent agenda items.
On the consent agenda, Supt. Domine acknowledged both Robin Ryan and Brian Ramsay for their service to the district prior to the vote to accept their resignations. She again acknowledged the extensive amount of professional development for staff over the summer and indicated that new hires will be introduced at the August board meeting. Based on replacement positions and new hires – net hiring increase is anticipated to be 3.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) for the upcoming school year.
Board President Kohler also acknowledged and thanked Brian Ramsay, outgoing treasurer on his service, over 17 years with the New Albany district. “I appreciate his dedication to the District and his work to successfully navigate the growth of the district during his time here” said President Kohler. “We wish him the best as he moves into his new role.”
The New Albany Plain Local School Board voted to move two issues forward to the Ohio Department of Education & Auditor of State. Click here to view the breakdown of the two issues and associated millage.
The Board will decide between the two issues for final consideration of a combined bond levy issue July 23, 2012.
Board of Education – Special Meeting/Work Session
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Room
New Albany High School
7600 Fodor Road, New Albany