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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
                               June 6, 2005 6:00 P.M.



    MEMBERS PRESENT                                      OTHERS PRESENT

Marsha Bowling, President                       Thomas J. Little Jr., Superintendent
Frank Bellamy Jr., Vice President               Allen Essig, Assistant Superintendent
Joe Dunbar, Secretary                           Pennye Siefert, Human Resources Director
Thomas Miklik, Member                           Eric Rody, Business Manager
Thomas Reed, Member                             David Barnes, Community Liaison
Theodore Schuck, Member                         Karla Dain, Board Secretary
Kevin Summers, Member                           Thomas Hilligoss, School Attorney
                                                Lisa Wallyn, Student Advisor
                                                Danielle Rush, Kokomo Tribune
OTHERS PRESENT                                  Dave Kitchell, Kokomo Tribune
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Grammer                  Lisa Fipps, Kokomo Perspective
Mr. and Mrs. James F. McCoy                     Paul Allor, Kokomo Perspective
Terri Brock                                     Steve Geiselman, Kokomo Perspective
Ken Brock                                       Greg Bell, WIOU / Z92.5
Ben Brock                                       Jennifer Mount, WIOU / Z92.5
Eileen Oaks                                     Natalie Boger
Abby Rolland                                    Brian Oaks
Hope Oaks                                       Charita Lane
Traycee Lane                                    Cindy Gross
Taylor Bulger                                   Foley Biehle
Thaddeus Bulger                                 Patrice Greenwood
Davida Bynum                                    Larry Gibson
Kathi Gibson                                    Gerri Smalling
James Little                                    Lisa Boyce
Jessica Boyce                                   Angie Love
Kevin Love                                      Martin Pike
Rosemary Pike                                   Janice Kellar
Susie Kellar                                    Jill Parry
Vicki Lindsey                                   Laine Lindsey
Lorene Sandifur                                 Jacqueline Thomas-Miller
Cynthia Evans                                   Pam Baumgartner

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Rick Baumgartner                            Rick Hagenow
Harold Canady                               Debbie Glass
Linda Medlen                                Claudette Renfro
Chris Lagoni                                Rick Sutton
Teresa Moore                                Greggory Moore
Dawson Moore                                Dwight Cline
Mike Wade                                   Linda Campbell
Doug Arnold                                 Marilyn Ritchie
Dan Hogan                                   Sharon Hahn
Sandi Quinton                               Paula Concus
Mark Coffman                                Brenda Coffman
Emily Coffman                               Dee Lohman
Kaye Lane                                   Brian VanBuskirk
Larry Rolland                               Jenna Bergren

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 20-5-3-2, IC 20-5-14-1.5, and the
rules of the Board.

The meeting was called to order by President Bowling.

Minutes of the regular meeting on May 2, 2005, were adopted on a motion by Member Miklik,
seconded by Member Summers and unanimously carried. Minutes of the Executive Session on
May 26, 2005, were adopted on a motion by Member Miklik, seconded by Vice President
Bellamy and unanimously carried.

The Kokomo High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) was
honored for earning 3rd place in the Gold Seal competition as nine KHS students won 1st or 2nd in
the state to qualify for Nationals. A Resolution of Appreciation and Commendation was adopted
on a motion by Secretary Dunbar, seconded by Vice President Bellamy and unanimously carried.

The Kokomo Area Career Center Skills USA National Finalists were honored for winning Skills
USA State titles to qualify for Nationals. A Resolution of Appreciation and Commendation was
adopted on a motion by Secretary Dunbar, seconded by Member Summers and unanimously
carried.

The state championship Central Middle School Lego League team was honored for earning
several awards at the Lego League World Festival. A Resolution of Appreciation and
Commendation was adopted on a motion by Secretary Dunbar, seconded by Vice President
Bellamy and unanimously carried.

The Kokomo-Center TechnoKats (DEKCS) were again a Quarterfinalist in the FIRST (For
Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Nationals while they won several
awards at the Regional competition. They were honored with a resolution of Appreciation and
Commendation adopted on a motion by Secretary Dunbar, and seconded by Member Reed
and unanimously carried.
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President Bowling recognized the two senior students, Lisa Wallyn and Demetrius Warren, who
served as student advisors for the Board during 2004-2005 school year.

President Cindy Gross of the Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals presented
Dr. Thomas Little, superintendent, with a plaque for being named the 2005 IAEOP
Administrator of the Year.

In the first matter of Unfinished Business, Dr. Thomas Little, superintendent, presented the first
reading of the drafts for the revised Use of Tobacco policies for the Professional Staff (#3215),
the Classified Staff (# 4215), and Property (#7434) to the Board. The drafts for all three policies
stated that the use of tobacco would be prohibited on Corporation premises and in Corporation
vehicles.

Dr. Little presented the drafts for the Administrative Guidelines for the Use of Tobacco as they
pertain to the Professional Staff (#3215), the Classified Staff (#4215), and Property (#7434) for
the Board’s review. These drafts also reflected the proposed changes in the Use of Tobacco
policies but do not require the Board’s approval.

In the first matter of New Business, Dr. Thomas Little, superintendent, asked the Members of the
Board to approve a recommendation for a population shift in enrollment to adjust student
numbers from Lafayette Park Middle School to Bon Air Middle School for the 2005-2006 school
year. This shift would affect 60 to 70 students. Lafayette Park Middle School has experienced a
14% increase in enrollment during the past 10 years, while Bon Air Middle School has
experienced a 17% decrease in enrollment. In addition, a future increase in the student
enrollment at Lafayette Park Middle School is anticipated as the result of a new residential
subdivision – Fredrick Farms - within the school’s current boundaries. This proposed shift is
projected to balance the enrollments and keep classroom numbers manageable at the two middle
schools. This recommendation was approved on a motion by Member Miklik, seconded by
Member Reed and unanimously carried.

Mr. Eric Rody, Business Manager, requested permission to dispose of personal property at a
public auction scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on June 30, 2005. He also requested approval of a
contract with Crume Ellis Auctioneers to conduct the sale. Permission for both requests was
granted on a motion by Secretary Dunbar, seconded by Member Summers and unanimously
carried.


The following Consent Agenda items were approved on a motion by Vice President Bellamy,
seconded by Member Summers and unanimously carried.

       Field Trip Requests
       A request for the Forensics Team at Kokomo High School to travel to and participate in
       the National Forensic League’s National Debate Tournament in Philadelphia,
       Pennyslvania, on June 11-18, 2005, and a request for the football team at Kokomo High
       School to travel to and attend the Dave Wannstedt Football Camp in Pittsburgh,
       Pennyslvania, on June 20-22, 2005.



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Permission To Accept Donations
Two sets of golf clubs valued at $200.00 from Mary Jane Gibson to the Kokomo High
School Athletic Department; $280.00 from Lorene H. Sandifur to the M. H. Druecker
Smith Scholarship Fund; $25.00 from Robert and Patricia Beck to the Frank Moore
Scholarship Fund; five 2.2 litre General Motors engines valued at $6,972.65 from
General Motors GM/GAR to the Kokomo Area Career Center; sixty-six ice cream
sandwiches valued at $15.00 from Kroger (Northwest Plaza) to 6th grade students with no
demerits at Lafayette Park Middle School; twenty-five cases of 12 oz. bottles of water
valued at $100.00 from Kroger (Northwest Plaza) to the Kokomo-Center Schools
Elementary Department for Pioneer Days at the KCS Log Cabin; gift card valued at
$10.00 from Bed, Bath & Beyond to the Head Start program; four Holiday World tickets
and four Kings Island passes valued at $291.96 from AAA Hoosier Motor Club to the
Head Start program; two Holiday World passes valued at $67.90 from Holiday World to
the Head Start program; two Indiana Beach passes valued at $38.00 from Indiana Beach
to the Head Start program; six movie passes valued at $36.00 from the Diana Theatre to
the Head Start program; four baseball tickets valued at $32.00 from the Indianapolis
Indians Baseball organization to the Head Start program; four movie passes valued at
$28.00 from Kerasotes Theatres to the Head Start program; three 8” pizza coupons
valued at $30.00 from Pizza King, Tipton, Indiana to the Head Start program; four
breakfast coupons valued at $40.00 from Courtyard by Marriott to the Head Start
program; gift certificates valued at $85.23 from Steak ‘N Shake restaurant to the Head
Start program; gift certificates valued at $30.00 from Chris Trine to the Head Start
program; gift certificates valued at $20.00 from Meijer, Inc. to the Head Start program;
gift certificate valued at $25.00 from WalMart Supercenter to the Head Start program;
gift certificate valued at $10.00 from Teacher’s Delight to the Head Start program;
$10.00 from Robert and Shirley Plank to the Kokomo High School Spanish Club; meal
discount valued at $1,102.50 from Main Occasion, Inc., Continental Ballroom to the
Head Start program; $400.00 from Catherine H. Shortle to the C. V. Haworth fund; fifty
4-ounce jars of Duncan glaze valued at $175.00 from Mrs. Rita Wines to the Kokomo
High School art department


Facility Use Requests
A request from Larry Kirkman on behalf of the Kokomo Park Band, Inc. to use the
auditorium at Kokomo High School as a back-up site for band concerts should inclement
weather prevent outdoor performances on June 8, 15, 22, 29, and July 6, 13, 20, 27, and
August 3, 2005, with a waiver of rental fees and custodial fees and payment of any audio
visual fees; a request from Toni Fox on behalf of the American Red Cross to use Central
Middle School for a blood drive on July 9, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., with a
waiver of rental fees and payment of custodial fees; a request from Rusty Mulkey on
behalf of the Central Indiana Kings youth baseball league to use the baseball field at
Kokomo High School on June 1, 7, 8, 16, 18, 19, and July 6, 2005, for games involving
the Central Indiana Kings youth baseball league, with a waiver of rental and custodial
fees; a request from Lisa Gauger on behalf of the YMCA of Kokomo to use the auxiliary
floor at Memorial Gym for a youth and adult indoor soccer league on Sundays from
November 2005 through December 2005, and January through March 2006, and an
additional request to use Darrough Chapel and Elwood Haynes schools for a youth
basketball program from November 2005 through January 2006, with a waiver of rental
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       fees and payment of custodial fees for both requests. All dates are subject to the
       availability of the facilities when not in use for school-related activities; a request from
       Donna Miller on behalf of the Police Athletic League to use the gyms at Kokomo High
       School on Sundays from September 11 through November 20, 2005 for PAL’s basketball
       season, and to use the gyms at Bon Air, Central, Elwood Haynes, Lafayette Park, Maple
       Crest, McKinley, Sycamore, and Washington schools for practices, with a waiver of
       rental fees for the use of the gyms during basketball season and payment of weekend
       custodial fees. All dates are subject to availability of the facilities when not in use for
       school-related activities. An additional request to use the grassy areas surrounding Bon
       Air, Boulevard, Elwood Haynes, Lafayette Park, Maple Crest, and Wallace schools for
       PAL football practice from July 25, 2005 through October 25, 2005, subject to
       availability, with a waiver of rental and custodial fees; a request from Susan Mack on
       behalf of the American Youth Soccer Organization to use the grounds at Wallace school,
       subject to availability, from July 15 through October 15, 2005, for games and practices
       for the American Youth Soccer League, with a waiver of rental and custodial fees; a
       request from James Little on behalf of the Kokomo Area Career Center for Purdue
       University Kokomo to use Career Center facilities during the weeks of June 27, 2005 and
       July 18, 2005 for Project Lead The Way teacher training summer sessions, with a waiver
       of rental and custodial fees; a request from Jeremy Peelle on behalf of the Haynes
       Apperson Festival Parade to use the Central Middle School parking lot for the Haynes
       Apperson parade line up on July 2, 2005, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a waiver of rental
       and custodial fees; a request from Joe Pierce, Mike Clark, and Connie Clark on behalf of
       Kokomo Pride Softball to use Kokomo High School softball facilities, subject to
       availability, as a back-up site for games that are rained out and rescheduled and for
       practice when Foster Park is not available for their summer 2005 softball program, with a
       waiver of rental and custodial fees; an after the fact request from Robert Kinsey on behalf
       of the Central Indiana Kings youth baseball league to use the baseball field at Kokomo
       High School on May 26, 2005, May 27, 2005, and May 28, 2005 for games involving the
       Central Indiana Kings youth baseball league, with a waiver of rental and custodial fees.


The following Personnel Matters were approved on a motion by Secretary Dunbar, seconded by
Vice President Bellamy and unanimously carried: the letters of resignation of Lindsey Brown,
Suzanne Cheek, Summer Ferguson, Dionne Grady, Carroll Henderson, Tina Jones, Kimberly
Keogh, Barbara Nye, Sarah Rizer, Tamara Smith, Cynthia Wilson; leaves of absence requests
from Joni Boruff, Chad Collins, Heather Correll, Viola Roberson, and Amanda Smith; certified
recommendations of Kim Freeman as 8th grade mathematics teacher at Maple Crest Middle
School, Melissa Goad as temporary 3rd grade teacher at Elwood Haynes Elementary School,
Jennifer Longgood as temporary media specialist at Central Middle School, Michael Mygrant as
7th grade science teacher at Bon Air Middle School, Lishawna Taylor as 6th grade science teacher
at Bon Air Middle School, Susan Weaver as temporary 5th grade teacher at Darrough Chapel
Elementary School, and Rick Baumgartner as 7th grade health and P.E. teacher at Lafayette Park
Middle School and the Kokomo High School Varsity Boys Basketball Coach; classified
recommendations of Shirley Cary as cafeteria worker at Kokomo High School, Amanda
Clelland-Sewell as paraprofessional (HOST Program) and kindergarten lunch aide at Columbian
Elementary School, Christie Ellis as cafeteria worker at Kokomo High School, Larry
Degraffenreid as afternoon shift custodian at Pettit Park Elementary, Stephanie Flores as
cafeteria worker at Central Middle School, Helen Green as special education paraprofessional at
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Kokomo High School, Michael Walthour as technology systems engineer at Kokomo High
School, Karen Williams as cook at Lafayette Park Elementary and Middle School, Natrika
Wright as cafeteria worker at Central Middle School; contract extension in the 2005-2006 school
year for Greta Bergsieker, Dondra Ewing, Andrea Harris, Jeanine Smith, Kay Persinger, Kelly
Barker, Cara Jean Ray, Donna Clevinger, Steve Cusick, a vacancy for Kokomo High School
counselor, Barb Kjeldsen, Lori Magnuson, Garnett McDonald, Dennis Younts, Michael Miller,
David Peters, Beth Wetekamp, Shelia Rees, Pam Ellis, Peggy Hostetler, Marsha Maple, Barbara
Younts, Joni Boruff, Pat Himelick; and contracts processed.

During Reports, Mr. Rody presented the monthly Fund Report.


All Claims were allowed and ordered paid on a motion by Member Miklik, seconded by Member
Summers and unanimously carried.

During Items Brought Up By Board Members, Member Summers shared how proud he was of
the recent graduation ceremony that he attended for Kokomo High School students, and how
proud he was of this school corporation with its compassion and caring for students.

On behalf of the Board, President Bowling welcomed the new boys varsity basketball coach,
Rick Baumgartner, to Kokomo-Center Schools. She thanked everyone for their service to
Kokomo-Center students during the past school year as this was her last meeting as Board
President.

During Superintendent’s Comments, Dr. Little shared that he has received many positive
comments and recognition from parents regarding the hard work and efforts of the staff members
of Kokomo-Center Schools. He most recently received a very positive letter from a parent
regarding how pleased she was with her experience with Shellie Myers, a teacher at Kokomo
High School, who represents one of the many reasons that make Kokomo-Center Schools a great
place to educate kids. Dr. Little expressed that he is proud and honored to be the superintendent
of this district with so many wonderful staff members dedicating their lives to kids.




Thereupon, there being no further business to come before the meeting, on motion duly made,
the meeting thereupon adjourned at 6:57 p.m.


______________________________                      ______________________________
Marsha Bowling, President                           Thomas Miklik, Member
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______________________________              ______________________________
Frank Bellamy Jr., Vice President           Thomas Reed, Member

______________________________              ______________________________
Joe Dunbar, Secretary                       Theodore Schuck, Member

                          ______________________________
                                Kevin Summers, Member




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