Monroe County Community School Corporation
Elementary Realignment Task Force
October 18, 2004
The Elementary Realignment Task Force met at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2004, in Room 105 at
the Administration Center, 315 E. North Drive, Bloomington.
Co-facilitators Karin St. John, Scott Smart, Deb McMillian and Danny Shields convened the meeting.
Discuss Scenarios for Realignment
A member of the Task Force had prepared Scenario 6 for group discussion. The goal of this scenario was
to move as few students as possible, i.e., to avoid moving students into a school while moving others out
of the same school. This scenario was discussed and members considered the rationale for each proposed
Members of the committee discussed at length the similarities and differences of the six scenarios and by
consensus narrowed their focus to scenario 4 with the understanding that modifications could be made by
including and/or substituting changes from scenario 6 and/or other options. Committee members agreed
that it is important to allow for growth in schools – more in some than in others.
Assignment – Task force members will review scenario options discussed at this meeting and come back
to the next meeting prepared to consider changes 4, 7, 8, 14, 15, and 16 as included in scenario 4. The
sub-committee agreed to meet again prior to the next meeting and will be ready to present some possible
‘packet’ scenario changes, taking into consideration comments and suggestions shared at this meeting.
Other Discussion – Committee members discussed representation on the task force. Mr. Shipman
responded to questions and explained that the one principal on the committee, Doug Waltz, is an ex
officio (non-voting) member.
What’s Next? – When consensus is reached, the group will present a proposed scenario to the School
Board at a work session, hopefully the work session to be held on November 23. Following this
presentation, at least one presentation will be held for public input. The goal is to make a recommendation
to the Board at the first meeting in February 2005.
The meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m.
Next Meeting – The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, in Room 105 at
the Administration Center. Agenda for this meeting will be to discuss suggestions for further development
of scenario 4 with consideration given to options for changes noted above.
Present: Judy Best, John Carter, Sheri Curry, Lynn Foy, Denny Garl, Dana Green, Chuck Gromer, Beth Hamlin,
Laura Hershberger, Susie Jones, Deb McMillian, Lisa Minor, Greg Otter, Melinda Seader, Danny Shields, Mike
Shipman, Scott Smart, Karin St. John, Maria Thomas, Doug Waltz, Jim Witmer
J. Tupper, Recorder