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					KOKOMO-CENTER TOWNSHIP CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL CORPORATION
POB 2188 Kokomo, IN 46904-2188 Phone 765 455-8000 Fax 765 455-6851

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES KOKOMO-CENTER TOWNSHIP CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL CORPORATION OCTOBER 2, 2006 6:00 P.M.

MEMBERS PRESENT Joe Dunbar, President Frank Bellamy Jr., Vice President Karen Sosbe, Secretary Jim Callane, Member Thomas Reed, Member

OTHERS PRESENT Thomas J. Little Jr., Superintendent Allen Essig, Assistant Superintendent Dee Lohman, Executive Director Pennye Siefert, Director of Human Resources Eric Rody, Director of Business Affairs/Treasurer David Barnes, Community Liaison Karla Dain, Board Secretary Danielle Rush, Kokomo Tribune Dean Hockney, Kokomo Perspective Weston Lee, WIOU / Z92.5 Gerri Smalling James Little Dwight Cline David Hannum Art Anderson Mike Howard Celena Hawk Ann Millikan Tom Miklik Marsha Bowling Maravene Moudy Beas Jacquelyn Thomas Miller Sandi Quinton Paula Concus Linda Campbell Debbie Glass Doug Arnold Holly Kirkpatrick

OTHERS PRESENT Harold Canady Tracy Richter Mike Watson Chuck Sosbe Philip Stavroff Daniel Hofer Bette Anderson Jamie Ramos Georgia Miller John King Linda Miklik Aina Little Cynthia Evans Chris Lagoni Marilyn Ritchie E. Kay Kinder Claudette Renfro Sharon Hahn Brian VanBuskirk

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A regular meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Kokomo-Center Township Consolidated School Corporation was held in the Board Room of the Administrative Service Center 100 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, Indiana, at the hour of 6:00 p.m. pursuant to notice duly given to all members of the Board in accordance with IC 20-26-4-3, IC 20-5-14-1.5, and the rules of the Board. The meeting was called to order by the President Dunbar. Minutes of the regular meeting on September 11, 2006 were adopted on a motion by Vice President Bellamy, seconded by Member Reed and unanimously carried. On a motion by Secretary Sosbe, seconded by Member Reed and unanimously carried, the Board adopted a Resolution of Appreciation and Commendation for Kokomo High School senior Corey Anderson, who earned 2007 Semifinalist honors in the 52nd annual National Merit Scholarship program. He recorded an outstanding Selection Index of 222 with 240 being a perfect score on the 2005 Preliminary Scholarship Assessment Test (PSAT). Mrs. Mary King, teacher at Bon Air Middle School, was honored for being recognized by the Indiana State Reading Association and the International Reading Association with the Celebrate Literacy Award for her exemplary service in the promotion of literacy in both the reading associations and the classroom. A Resolution of Appreciation and Commendation was adopted on a motion by Secretary Sosbe, seconded by Member Reed and unanimously carried. Dr. Thomas Little, superintendent of Kokomo-Center Schools, was honored for being recognized by the Indiana Association of Public School Principals as District III Superintendent of the Year for 2007. President Dunbar read a letter that he received from Mrs. Lyn Shirley, Kokomo resident, relating her positive experience with a tour of Maple Crest School, Kokomo High School and the Kokomo Area Career Center conducted by Dr. Little and his wife to introduce a new minister and his family to Kokomo-Center Schools. The letter expressed her congratulations to Dr. Little and her appreciation of his time and efforts in supporting the families of the Kokomo community. President Dunbar stated that this letter was a nice tribute to Dr. Little as a fine leader. A Resolution of Appreciation and Commendation was adopted on a motion by Secretary Sosbe, seconded by Member Reed and unanimously carried. In the first item of New Business, Mr. Eric Rody, director of business affairs / treasurer, presented a recommendation to accept the architectural agreement with Martin Riley Mock for architectural and engineering services for the 2007 roofing projects. He stated that these projects totaling approximately $492,000.00 included sections of roofs identified as immediate priority at five buildings. Mr. Rody shared that the architect would be putting together plans and specifications for the bidding process, handling pre-bid and contractor negotiations for bid awarding, and administering the actual construction and closeout phases of the projects. He said Martin Riley Mock had proposed a not to exceed lump sum service fee of $32,500 plus reimbursable expenses. Mr. Rody also requested that the Superintendent and/or Director of Business Affairs be authorized to execute the contractual agreement after review by Mr. Thomas Hilligoss, school attorney. Approval was granted on a motion by Vice President Bellamy, seconded by Member Reed and unanimously carried.

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Mr. Rody asked permission from the Board to conduct a public auction of corporation surplus property. He also asked the Board to approve a contract with Crume/Ellis Auctioneers to conduct the sale at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Permission for both requests was granted on a motion by Member Reed, seconded by Secretary Sosbe and unanimously carried. Mr. Eric Rody asked the Board’s approval to transfer the following amounts within the 2006 Capital Projects Fund: $35,000.00 from the Kokomo High School Building Improvements account to their Maintenance Department Repairs account for unexpected repairs at Kokomo High School throughout the remainder of the calendar year; $6,000.00 from the Maple Crest Elementary and Middle School Land Acquisition and Development account to their Maintenance Department Repairs account for unexpected repairs at Maple Crest School through the fall and winter season; $15,000.00 from the Bon Air Elementary and Middle School Land Acquisition and Development account to their Maintenance Department Repairs account for unexpected repairs at Bon Air School through the fall and winter season; and $10,000.00 from the Sycamore Elementary School Land and Acquisition account to their Maintenance Department Repairs account for necessary repairs at Sycamore School through the remainder of the calendar year. Permission was granted on a motion by Vice President Bellamy, seconded by Secretary Sosbe and unanimously carried. In the final matter of New Business, Dr. Thomas Little, superintendent, introduced Mr. Tracy Richter, DeJong & Associates, who gave a consultant report on the completed study of the Kokomo High School and Kokomo Area Career Center facilities for future program delivery. The recommendation from the study included the following: 1. new construction of an addition of 30,000 square feet to the current Kokomo Area Career Center building; 2. the addition would provide space for additional Career Center offerings, high school labs and special education services, and district-wide technical services; 3. cost of the addition is estimated at 6.5 million dollars including equipment, furniture, and construction costs; 4. anticipated opening of the new additions would be August 2008. Secretary Sosbe inquired if this was a one-story or two-story addition. Mr. Richter responded that this would be a two-story addition to match the current facade of the building. Member Reed stated that he thought originally the estimated cost of the new construction was 3 to 4 million dollars. Mr. Richter responded that the original estimate did not include plans for the technical services section to be moved to the new addition. Dr. Little presented a request to begin a selection process for an architectural firm that would carry out the recommendations that were provided by DeJong & Associates. Permission to begin the selection process for an architectural firm was granted on a motion by Vice President Bellamy, seconded by Secretary Sosbe and unanimously carried. Dr. Little made a further comment that the district had been very pleased with the work of DeJong & Associates. He said he would like to further work toward a district-wide plan for future program delivery. He asked the Board for permission to bring a proposal for a districtwide analysis of utilization of buildings in the district for the Board’s review and consideration at the next Board meeting. He said he would like to bring this item to the next Board meeting for general discussion. The Board expressed their approval for Dr. Little to proceed with this plan.

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The following Consent Agenda items were approved on a motion by Vice President Bellamy, seconded by Secretary Sosbe and unanimously carried. Field Trip Requests: 1. A request for the art classes at Kokomo High School to travel to the SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art) show in Chicago, Illinois on November 10, 2006 2. A request for the TechnoKats at Kokomo High School to travel to the Pre-Season 2006 Team Ford FIRST Robotics Invitational in Warren, Michigan on October 7, 2006 Donations: 1. $500.00 from the Kokomo Indiana Volleyball Organization to the Kokomo High School Volleyball team 2. $100.00 from the Delta Kappa Gamma Council 5 to the 8th Grade Choir 3. $150.00 from Curtis & Michael LLC to the Kokomo High School Boys Basketball program 4. Rug samples valued at $23.00 from Degler Floor Covering to the Professional Development Department for Make It – Take It projects for teachers 5. $350.46 from Target Stores to the Kokomo High School Activities Fund 6. $1,385.00 from the KHS Class of 1961 in memory of Kay Deluise to the Kokomo High School Magic Closet

Facility Use Requests: 1. A request from James Grimes, on behalf of Carver Community Center, to use the gymnasiums at all Kokomo-Center elementary and middle schools to be scheduled on an individual basis, for practices of their Carver Center basketball teams starting November 13, 2006 and ending in the middle of March 2007, with a waiver of rental and custodial fees. 2. An after the fact request from Josh Boyd on behalf of the First Assembly of God to use the Central Middle School auditorium for a youth leaders roundtable activity on September 27, 2006, with a waiver of rental and custodial fees. 3. A request from Christie Tate on behalf of the Girl Scouts to use the Wallace School cafeteria bi-monthly on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., the Maple Crest Elementary School cafeteria bi-monthly with the days and times yet to be determined, the Boulevard School gymnasium bi-monthly on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. and the Washington School cafeteria bi-monthly on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a waiver of rental and custodial fees. 4

Mrs. Pennye Siefert, director of human resources, brought the following Personnel Matters to the Board for consideration: resignations from Tamika Benjamin, Lesa Boyce, Shirley Cary, Amanda Clelland-Sewell, Christine Crousore, Sunah Flores, Angela Humble, Linda Kline, Mark Phillips, Jeanette Ryan, Pamela Zunick; request for a leave of absence from Barbara Crites; certified recommendations of Debra Durr as temporary first grade teacher at Bon Air Elementary School, Dawn Fewell as temporary second grade teacher at Darrough Chapel Elementary School, Jessica McFatridge as third grade teacher at Bon Air Elementary School; classified recommendations of Cheryl Arnold as paraprofessional at Elwood Haynes Elementary School, Melissa Ball as paraprofessional at McKinley Alternative School, Lindsey Banker as prime time paraprofessional at Maple Crest Elementary School, Nancy Hall as cafeteria manager at Central Middle School, Lisa Herring as kindergarten lunch aide at Columbian Elementary School, Dawn Johnson as afternoon split-shift custodian at Bon Air and Pettit Park Elementary Schools, Lindsay Miller as prime time paraprofessional at Wallace and Columbian Elementary Schools, Ashley Moody as prime time paraprofessional at Maple Crest Elementary School, Craig Shearer as technical specialist at Kokomo High School, Justin Shumaker as mechanic’s assistant at Transportation Services; contracts processed; extra-curricular contracts processed; and a recommendation to add a new paraprofessional position to support the needs of students in the KASEC Visually Impaired Program. All Personnel Matters were approved on a motion by Secretary Sosbe, seconded by Vice President Bellamy and unanimously carried.

Mr. Rody presented the Fund Report. All Claims were allowed and ordered paid on a motion by Vice President Bellamy, seconded by Secretary Sosbe and unanimously carried.

During Items Brought Up By The Superintendent, Dr. Little stated that he wanted to give special recognition and thanks to Principal Paula Concus, Principal Charley Hinkle, Principal Maravene Beas, and Principal Renfro who went above and beyond the call of duty during a difficult situation involving the SWAT team in one of our school neighborhoods occurring right at the end of the school day. He said these principals held their children in safety at their individual buildings and protected them from this concern in the community. Additionally, he said he wanted to recognize and thank Kokomo High School Principal Harold Canady and his administrative team for stepping forward with the partnership of Kokomo-Center Schools, the Kokomo Police Department and the canine program. He said the KHS administrative team and the Kokomo Police Department brought the canines to the parking lot at Kokomo High School last week and worked very effectively together in conducting a sweep of the school parking lot.

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Thereupon, there being no further business to come before the meeting, on motion duly made, the meeting thereupon adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

______________________________ Joe Dunbar, President ______________________________ Frank Bellamy Jr., Vice President ______________________________ Karen Sosbe, Secretary

______________________________ Jim Callane, Member ______________________________ Thomas Reed, Member ______________________________ Theodore Schuck, Member

______________________________ Kevin Summers, Member

Our mission is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe and secure environment.

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