METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PIKE TOWNSHIP Regular

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					               METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PIKE TOWNSHIP

                                      Regular Meeting

                                        April 28, 2011


  The Board of Education of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township met in regular
session on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Elementary School Cafeteria.
Present at the meeting were: Mr. Grau, Mr. Hence, Mrs. Poore, Mr. Brown, Mr. Metzler, Mrs.
Randolph, Mrs. White; members and Mr. Jones, Superintendent.

 Dr. Shawn Smith, Director of Student and Community Services, acknowledged the following Pike
High School students for their outstanding athletic performance during the 2010 – 2011 school year:

Athletes
Uthman Ali                          Cameron Roland                       Mason Krupa
Joseph Amico                        Kaleb Sullen                         Kyle Roark
Rumman Ariff                        Jordan Sullivan                      Luis Salcedo
Stanson Baskin                      Zachary Taylor                       Samuel Tebeje
Christian Carter                    Alfredo Velasco                      Andrew Wilkey
Stephen Crone                       Matthew Weinberg                     Johntae Alexander
Griffin Drake                       Davon Wilson                         Tyrex Boyd
Youssef Elmessoussi                 Jessica Foster                       Jordan Coe
Robert Glass                        Sarah Graham                         Joshua Gentry
Gerald Gordon                       Lydia Greene                         Warren Gordon
Erik Hanson                         Sophia Greene                        Aloyis Gray
Dominic Harris                      Abigale Hall                         Ronald Hunter
Samuel Hay                          Jasmine Hawkins                      Taishaun Johnson
Darien Hayden                       Breanna Herring                      Joshua Long
Daniel Higuita                      Elizabeth Herron                     Chrisean Marsden
Quinton Horne                       Jaclyn Lahr                          Anthony Patterson
Cory Jones Immanuel Jones           Hillary Merrill                      Nicholas Rogers
Saliou Kouyate                      Rachel Pluckebaum                    Kendall Rollins
Vytas Kriauciunas                   Stephanie Timm                       Marquis Teague
Tristan Lain                        Gary Austin                          Zavier Turner
Andrew Marr                         Joshua Bishop                        Cameron Walker
Ahmed Mitiche                       Brian Jettt                          Morgan Yeadon
Cristobal Patino                    Isaiah Jones                         Chelsea Yeadon
Nathaniel Rivas                     Logan Jones                          Adriana Jones
Oscar Rodriguez                     Jonathan Kortman                     Jailyn Henderson
Storm Wilson                         Aristotle Jones
Chasmine Anderson                    Payton Krempely
Brittnie Sanders                     Chandler Lochkovic
Josiane Kalima                       Michael Rueff
Marissa Lawrence                     Zachary Turnpaugh
Anthony Abram
Tyler Andrews
Trenton Chaney
Timothy Grisel

In addition, Dr. Smith announced the recipients of the Indianapolis Professional Association
Award. The following students were acknowledged:
    • Chasmine Anderson
    • Esther Annan
    • Candace Bethea
    • Angelica Brewer
    • Eli Curry
    • Wesley El-Amin
    • Taylor Gray
    • Jasmine Hebel
    • Tre Owens
    • Sarah Scott

   Mr. Andy Mc Neilly, CSO Architects, Mr. Stair, Stair Associates, presented to the Board an
update regarding the Guion Creek Elementary School construction progress. In a PowerPoint
slideshow, Mr. McNeilly illustrated significant progress that has been made with the construction of
the new Guion Creek Elementary School. In each slide, Mr. McNeilly provided a detailed
description of the construction. Questions were answered and comments made.

   Mr. Raul Rivas, Director of School Facilities, presented to the Board a proposal to outsource the
Metropolitan School District of Pike Township custodial support staff. Mr. Rivas first defined the
term “outsourcing.” He explained that outsourcing is often viewed as involving the contracting out
of a business function commonly performed in-house. Mr. Rivas reminded the Board that the
district is currently outsourcing the following services:
     • Food Services
     • Security – 8
     • School Nurses – 7
     • Custodial Substitutes – 9

He informed the Board that several school districts have implemented outsourcing. Overall, the
benefits of outsourcing:
   • Improved attendance of custodial staff.
        Higher level of productivity by custodial staff.
        Continual staff development
        Cleaner buildings.
        Focus on Education — Principals can focus on educating their students and less time on
        custodial issues.
What would happen to existing staff?
  • Head Custodians would be retained as MSD Pike Employees until retirement or he/she
      leaves their position.
  • The rest of the custodial staff (59) would go through the application process with the new
      company.
  • New management team would interview and make offers to qualified staff.
  • School district personnel would be open and flexible in sorting through the process.
Questions were answered and comments made.

   Dr. Gary Gilbert, Director of Educational Support Services, introduced to the Board the MSD of
Pike Township Newcomer’s teaching staff (Mrs. Mieke Kendrick, PHS, Mr. Wilson Reyes, GCMS,
Ms. Laura Fletcher, Elementary School, Ms. Sara Penner, Elementary School, and Ms. Amie Rohrer,
Elementary School. Dr. Gilbert reminded the Board that two years ago the district formed an ENL
Task Force consisting of Principals, Teachers, and Parents. The goal of the Task Force was to
research our current ENL education process and strategize ways to better serve our newcomer
students. During the pilot year (which was last year), we created a newcomer program at the high
school, middle school, and elementary school level. During the presentation, each teacher listed
above, presented to the Board a very informative and emotional presentation. Also, several students
and their parents expressed to the Board their appreciation of the Newcomer’s program. Questions
were answered and comments made.

  Minutes of the regular meeting held on April 14, 2011 having been circulated among members of
the Board of Education, Mr. Metzler moved:

       They be approved as written.

  Mrs. White seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

The Superintendent recommended the Department of Human Resources Report be approved as
presented and placed on file in the office of the Director of Human Resources.

  Mr. Hence moved:
      The Superintendent’s recommendation be approved.

  Mrs. Poore seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.

The Superintendent recommended the Approval of the MSD of Pike Township Diversity Policy be
approved as presented and placed on file in the office of the Assistant Superintendent of Operations.

  Mr. Brown moved:
      The Superintendent’s recommendation be approved.

  Mrs. Poore seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.

The Superintendent recommended the Approval to Outsource MSD of Pike Township Custodial
Staff be approved with the following amendment: Approve the investigation of outsourcing the
MSD of Pike Township’s custodial staff and the development of a Request for Proposal for the
Board’s consideration and action. The approved document will be placed on file in the office of
the Assistant Superintendent of Operations.
  Mr. Metzler moved:
      The Superintendent’s amendment to the recommendation be approved.

  Mrs. Randolph seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.

The Superintendent recommended the Early Retirement Incentive Extension be approved as
presented and placed on file in the office of the Director of Human Resources.

  Mrs. Poore moved:
       The Superintendent’s recommendation be approved.

  Mrs. Randolph seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.

Mr. Larry Grau, School Board President, combined the following agenda items:
     F. Textbook Selections – Health Textbook Adoption 2011-2017 School Year
    G. Approval of Fanning Howey as the Architects for the Pike Preparatory Academy
    H. Approval for Stair Associates as the Architect & Engineer for the Guion Creek Middle
         School Geothermal Heat Pump System
     I. Approval for Stair Associates as Architect and Engineer for Emergency Generators and Site
        Lighting Improvement for the Pike High School Campus, and to Put the Project Out to Bid
     J. Contracts
            • Skyward Student Information System Support Renewal (Student system annual
                license fees)
            • WinSNAP Annual Software Support Renewal (Food Service point of sale software)
            • Proquest-CultureGrams Renewal (academic web-based application -countries of the
                world)
            • DigiCert SSL Certificate Renewal (web-base security for a number of online
                technology applications)
            • Barracuda SPAM Firewall Support Renewal (SPAM protection for all incoming
                email)
            • Professional Services – Carolyn McKanders (Deer Run Elementary Polarity
                Management Workshop)
            • Professional Services – Dr. Brooke Kandel (Professional development for district
                Instructional Coaches)
            • Agile Mind Service Agreement (Agile Mind license fees for Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
                and Geometry)
            • St. Vincent’s Athletic Training Agreement – Amendment 1 & 2 (Athletic training
                services)
            • J&T Systems, Inc. (Temperature control preventative maintenance on Siemens
                equipment)
            • Trane Service Agreement (Preventative maintenance on all Trane cooling units)
    K. Donations
            • Monetary Donation – Pike Alumni Association
            • Monetary Donation – Pike Township Education Foundation
as one action item.

The Superintendent recommended the following agenda items:
    F. Textbook Selections – Health Textbook Adoption 2011-2017 School Year
    G. Approval of Fanning Howey as the Architects for the Pike Preparatory Academy
    H. Approval for Stair Associates as the Architect & Engineer for the Guion Creek Middle
       School Geothermal Heat Pump System
    I. Approval for Stair Associates as Architect and Engineer for Emergency Generators and Site
       Lighting Improvement for the Pike High School Campus, and to Put the Project Out to Bid
    J. Contracts
          • Skyward Student Information System Support Renewal (Student system annual
              license fees)
          • WinSNAP Annual Software Support Renewal (Food Service point of sale software)
          • Proquest-CultureGrams Renewal (academic web-based application -countries of the
              world)
          • DigiCert SSL Certificate Renewal (web-base security for a number of online
              technology applications)
          • Barracuda SPAM Firewall Support Renewal (SPAM protection for all incoming
              email)
          • Professional Services – Carolyn McKanders (Deer Run Elementary Polarity
              Management Workshop)
          • Professional Services – Dr. Brooke Kandel (Professional development for district
              Instructional Coaches)
          • Agile Mind Service Agreement (Agile Mind license fees for Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
              and Geometry)
          • St. Vincent’s Athletic Training Agreement – Amendment 1 & 2 (Athletic training
              services)
          • J&T Systems, Inc. (Temperature control preventative maintenance on Siemens
              equipment)
          • Trane Service Agreement (Preventative maintenance on all Trane cooling units)
    K. Donations
          • Monetary Donation – Pike Alumni Association
          • Monetary Donation – Pike Township Education Foundation

be approved as presented and placed on file in the office of the Assistant Superintendent of
Curriculum/Instruction K-12 and the office of the Chief Financial Officer.

  Mrs. Poore moved:
       The Superintendent’s recommendation be approved.

  Mrs. White seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.


Ms. Lorie Pettiford, Mr. Larry Galyen, Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, Dr. Gary Gilbert, Mr. James Perkins,
Jr., Mr. Raul Rivas, Mrs. Linda Searles, Dr. Shawn Smith, Mr. Doug Walker, Ms. Sarah Dorsey,
Miss Jennifer Wheat, staff members; Ms. Bertha Hoffler, Chartwells, Mr. Barry Crone, Mrs. Sabrina
Crone, Mrs. Juanita Gordon, Miss Courtney Gordon, Mr. Andy McNeilly, Stair Associates, patrons,
parents, and students, were also present.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:29 p.m.

				
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