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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH WHITE SCHOOL CORPORATION The Board of Trustees, North White School Corporation met in Regular session on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the office of the superintendent at 121 W. St. Rd. 16 Monon, Indiana according to Indiana Code 10-5-3-2, Public Law 57 and the rules of the board. Board members present were Warren Worrell, Dirk Fleck, Jim Annis, Shannon Mattix, Jim Culross, Linda Morris and Betsy Bossaer. Also present were Superintendent McTaggart, Lisa Rosinko, Robert Carter, Jeff Jones, Curt Craig, Shelle Hay, Kathy Miller, Destiny Hughes, Josh Tyas, Theresa Diener, Terrie Brown, Marquita Culross, Brenda Krug, Kevin Howell, Rick Russell and Kathleen Culross. I. Mr. Annis brought the meeting to order and the Pledge of Allegiance followed. II. Mrs. Hay started off “Reason’s We’re Proud” by informing the board that there was a great turn out of parents and students at each of the elementary open houses. Mrs. Hay informed the board that we are proud of all of the students that are preparing for the Spell Bowl Competition. She also informed the board that we are proud of the way the lock-down procedure was handled and carried out at the Reynolds Elementary school on Monday, October 2. At the middle school, Mr. Craig informed the board that we are proud of Travis Combs and Nicole Allen for being named Herald Journal Students of the Month of October, and we are proud of Erin Selby, Robbie Haskew and Laurin Elliott for being named Chamber of Commerce Students of the Month of October. Mr. Craig informed the board that we are proud of the 8th grade girl’s volleyball team for winning the West Central Invitational. We are also proud of the newly elected Student Council officers. They are Secretary-Carlie Einsele, Vice President-Dustin Stone, and President- A.J. Frigo. Mr. Craig informed the board that we are proud to be having student led conferences during the parent-teacher conference and we are especially proud of Angie Lawson and Elaine Parrish for their work in developing the procedures for the student led conferences and for providing the training to the teachers. Mr. Craig was proud to report to the board that there were 37% fewer failing grades on progress reports in the middle school compared to the same time last year. At the high school Mr. Jones informed the board that we are proud of Amber Furrer and Shaun Fletcher for being named Chamber of Commerce Students of the Month for October, and we are proud of the J.V. volleyball team for winning the White County Tourney. Mr. Jones informed the board that we are proud of Kathleen Culross for being named to the Mid- West Conference Cross Country team and for placing 9th in the Page 2 REGULAR MEETING October 10, 2006 Cross Country sectional. Mr. Jones also informed the board that we are proud of Mr. Kent Kiester, high school Science teacher, for starting up an academic quiz bowl team. Mr. Kiester has been recruiting students for this team and has 15 students interested already. The students will compete in a conference with students from Pioneer and Twin Lakes School Corporations and Culver Military. III. Mr. Annis asked if there were any patrons in attendance who wished to be heard. Mr. Rick Russell spoke to the board about the elementary enrollment figures for North White School Corporation for the current school year. He stated that one of his children is in the split class at Monon Elementary and he feels that his child is doing well. Mr. Russell also feels like a solution still needs to be found to make the student-to- teacher ratio equal in every classroom. IV. Mr. Annis asked for any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Executive session of September 11, 2006 and the Regular meeting of September 11, 2006. Hearing none, the minutes were approved as presented. V. The financial report was presented to the board and discussed. Mrs. Rosinko informed the board that as a result of participating with sixteen other school corporations in a group bid through Wabash Valley Educational Service Center for our risk insurance, we will see a $46,947.00 savings from the 2006 bid. Mrs. Rosinko also informed the board that we will be with the same insurance company that we are with now. Mrs. Rosinko asked for board permission to hire the firm of Deyo/Stone Associates to bring our fixed assets report up-to-date. The fee for this will be $2,650.00 for the first year and then each year after we will only be charged $280.00. Mr. Worrell moved to hire the firm of Deyo/Stone Associates, Inc. to bring our fixed assets report up-to-date. Mr. Mattix seconded and motion carried 6-0. VI. Claims and payrolls were presented to the board and discussed. Mrs. Rosinko gave a summary of several claims. Mr. Culross moved to pay claims 2715 through and including 2905. Mr. Worrell seconded and motion carried 6-0. Page 3 REGULAR MEETING October 10, 2006 VII. Mrs. Rosinko informed the board that Lafayette Bank and Trust has notified us that we will no longer be able to maintain our sweep account that sweeps all of our funds from our checking account into a savings account each night and then back to our checking account the next day. They informed us that we will now have to maintain an account that sweeps our funds from a regular checking account into a NOW checking account each night and then back into a regular checking account each morning. Lafayette Bank & Trust has assured us that the interest rate will be the same as we were receiving when the funds were swept into a savings account at night. Mrs. Rosinko asked the board to pass a resolution to approve this change in our Sweep Account Agreement with Lafayette Bank & Trust. Mrs. Bossaer moved to approve this resolution. Mr. Worrell seconded and motion carried 6-0. VIII. In an effort to keep our substitute teacher pay consistent with surrounding school corporations, Mrs. Rosinko asked the board to approve raising our substitute teacher pay from $50.00 to $55.00 per day for anyone with a high school diploma or higher education and to pay $60.00 per day for any retired North White teacher. Mrs. Rosinko asked that this increase become effective January 1, 2007. Discussion followed with board members expressing their opinions that the substitute pay should be raised higher than what was being proposed. Mrs. Bossaer moved to raise substitute teacher pay to $60.00 per day for anyone with a high school diploma or higher education and $65.00 per day for any retired North White teacher effective January 1, 2007. Mr. Mattix seconded and motion carried 6-0. IX. Mr. McTaggart informed the board that Mrs. Hay is requesting a medical leave of absence beginning October 11, 2006 and running through November 22, 2006. Mr. McTaggart recommended the board approve this medical leave of absence and at the same time appoint Theresa Diener as acting principal at Buffalo and Reynolds Elementary schools during Mrs. Hay’s leave of absence. Mrs. Bossaer moved to approve this recommendation. Mr. Worrell seconded and motion carried 6-0. X. Mr. McTaggart presented the board with a letter of resignation from Jennifer Norris, Monon Elementary remediation aide, effective Page 4 REGULAR MEETING October 11, 2006 October 6, 2006. He also presented them with a letter of resignation from Mary Sheffer, high school cook, effective October 2, 2006. Mr. McTaggart recommended the board approve both of these resignations. Mr. Culross moved to approve this recommendation. Mr. Mattix seconded and motion carried 6-0. Mr. McTaggart informed the board that Mr. Carter is recommending Trisha Emrich for the position of full-time remediation aide at Monon Elementary and he is also recommending Jessica Woodcock go from a part-time remediation aide at Monon Elementary to a full-time remediation aide at Monon Elementary. Mr. McTaggart recommended the board approve these recommendations. Mrs. Morris moved to approve these recommendations. Mr. Fleck seconded and motion carried 6-0. Mr. McTaggart recommended the board approve the following winter lay coaching agreements: 6th Boys Basketball - Mike Linback 6th Girls Basketball - Tracy Ruemler 8th Boys Basketball - Terry Beasy 8th Girls Basketball - Stephanie Lange JV Boys Basketball - Matt Martin Asst.Var.Boys Basketball - Troy Jones Asst.Var.Girls Basketball - Ashley Shafer Varsity Wrestling - Phil Dowden Asst. Wrestling - Jerry Holeman M.S. Wrestling - Bobby Collins Varsity Cheerleading - Melissa Dondlinger M.S. Cheerleading - Rachel Conn Mrs. Bossaer moved to approve these winter lay coaching positions. Mr. Worrell seconded and motion carried 6-0. XI. Mrs. Hay gave the board a report on the 2006-2007 Title I program and informed them of an additional $11,600.00 received for the Ed Tech grant. She also gave the board an update on the One-to-One grant program and the computer equipment that is being used for this program. Page 5 REGULAR MEETING October 11, 2006 Mr. McTaggart informed the board that the official ADM count for the 2006-2007 is 997 which is up from 995.5 for the 2005-2006 school year. The final student numbers per building are as follows: Reynolds - 106.5 Buffalo - 110 Monon - 197.5 Middle School - 266 High School - 317 Meeting adjourned at 8: 50 p.m. ______________________________ _______________________________ PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT ______________________________ _______________________________ SECRETARY MEMBER ______________________________ _______________________________ MEMBER MEMBER ______________________________ BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBER NORTH WHITE SCHOOL CORP.
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