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BOE- March Meeting Highlights

Posted on: April 4, 2017

March 2017- Board of Education Meeting Summary


Public Participation:


  • Concerns shared about the potential elimination of the THS Girls Field Hockey program.

  • The THS Athletic Boosters requested the BOE consider an additional $5k for uniforms and equipment.

  • A senior citizen raised concerns regarding taxes for people on fixed incomes.

  • TEA representative, Greg Cawein, shared concerns regarding proposed cuts to personnel.



Safety Presentation- Kelly Spivey, Holli Morrish, Chief Jones OPD (Lara Fening, Geoff Robinson): See slides from the presentation:

Athletic Update- Wes Cole, THS A.D.  :

  • Recognized Swimming, Basketball, and Wrestling

  • Swimming - SWOC Coach of the year

  • Girls basketball program comes in second

  • 1 SWOC athlete of the year for girls basketball- Emma Wright

  • 5 state qualifiers for swimming- Adam Mandrell(4 time state qualifier), Noah Curry, John Anzano, Dylan Brading, Sean Mondello

  • 2 state qualifiers for wrestling- Sean Mondello, Preston Bressler

  • 1 state qualifier for diving- Sean Mondello

  • 55% of THS athletes also meet the High Achieving Academic Component to SWOC

Board Liaison Reports:

Athletic Liaison- No additional Report


Butler Tech- No report

MJ Roberts- Legislative

  • Dr. Roberts & Mr. Davis met at the State House on 3/15/17 to hear a presentation and to network with legislators and lobbyists.

  • Mrs. Spivey, Dr. Roberts, Mr. Davis, and Mrs. Morrish met with Candice Keller (House) on 3/24/17 to share concerns about education legislation.

  • Margaret Condit invited Dr. Roberts and Mr. Davis to listen to the session where Congress voted on a variety of house bills on 3/15/17.

  • Southwest Legislative Group awarded the TSD Board of Education the Gold Level Service Award for 2016 for effectiveness.


Regular BOE Meeting:

Treasurer Report Highlights:

  • Approval of Gifts includes $17K in support for a variety of programs.  See chart:


Annahita Modirrousta

Gift for THS


Oxford LaRosa's

Marshall SOAR Program


Oxford Community Foundation

Glen Helen Trip 2017


Oxford Community Foundation

Glen Helen Trip 2017


Hamilton Community Foundation -  

Frank and Bonnie Esterquest Memorial Book Fund

Annual Distribution for Marshall Elementary



Marshall Elementary Art Department


Butler County Farm Bureau

Book Donation to Bogan, Kramer & Marshall - "The Beeman"


Oxford LaRosa's

Marshall SOAR Program


Richard & Alice Schleicher

Marshall Elementary School


Oxford Community Foundation

Space Camp


Oxford Community Foundation

Sandy Hormell Community Book Celebration


Oxford Community Foundation

TMS 7th Graders to COSI and Columbus Zoo


United Way of Oxford

Coalition for Healthy Community Evaluation Services


Oxford Community Foundation

Math Intervention & Extensions


Oxford Community Foundation

8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. (Drake Fund)


Oxford Community Foundation

Author Troy Cummings' Visit to Kramer


Oxford Community Foundation

Author Troy Cummings' Visit to Kramer


Oxford Community Foundation

8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. Scholarships


Oxford Community Foundation

Bel Canto Honor Choir Trip


  • Kramer update:

    • Some adjustments and minor replacements will be completed during Spring Break.  

    • The state of Ohio just approved the last phase.  

    • The “brick project” has been approved...details to come.  

    • The extra dirt is being moved.

    • Trailers are being moved this week.

    • Abatement is 2 months ahead of schedule.


  • Marshall Update:

    • The BOE will have an agreement with SHP to do an assessment of the property.

    • No commitment has been made other than the resolution for an assessment.


  • THS Athletic Storage Facility- Cross County Pole Building will complete the “design to build”.


  • Amtrak Update:  City of Oxford & Miami University have provided letters of support and financial support.  There is a need for a letter of support indicating TSD would work in partnership with those two institutions (no funding).


  • In April look for a presentation of building energy efficiency and performance.

Superintendent Report Highlights:

  • Supplemental Review Committee will review supplemental positions/programs for potential additions/deletions.  First reading.


  • Substitute Classified Positions- pay rate increase.  TSD is not competitive in Butler County.  Increase rate from $9 per hour to $10.25.  Motion was approved 4-0.


  • New logo approved 4-0.  The new logo will be part of the new district website to be unveiled the first week of April.  2017_0110_Talawanda_T_Logo_C.jpg


  • Revised or new policies can found on TSD Board Docs.


  • BASA/Community Advisory Update:  Serving as an advocacy for students and public education.  These groups may be hearing the concerns of both educators and parents regarding over-testing practices.  There is hope that ESSA may be revised, and with more local control.


  • Student Registration Software opportunity may be coming to TSD before the close of the school year.

Information Items for Board

  • Thank you to Kelly Spivey from Dr. Roberts for inviting the newest State Board of Education member, Charlotte McGuire,  to the TSD Community Advisory Meeting.  She is working for the good of public education.

Next Meeting April 24, 2017