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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
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            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.
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     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
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            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.
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              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

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SECRETARY                                 MEMBER

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MEMBER                                    MEMBER

______________________________            BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEMBER                                    NORTH WHITE SCHOOL CORP.

								
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