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February 22, 2001


            The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on February 22, 2001, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the junior high conference room in Bloomfield School District, 501 West Spring Street, Bloomfield, Indiana.  The following school board members were present: Randall Burcham, Nancy Canty, Steve Dowden, Keith Hanauer, Marvin Helms, Richard Richeson, and Jack Terrell.  President Terrell called the meeting to order at approximately 7:00 p.m.  The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:


1.   Recognitions.  Jr./sr. high school principal Jerry Snapp recognized senior Austin Roach for being chosen as a Presidential Scholars Program nominee.  Mr. Snapp on behalf of computer technology coordinator Michelle Mattox recognized students Thomas Murphy and David Gregg for their design work on the school website as well as other computer work.  Mrs. Jenny Medina, a second grade teacher at Bloomfield Elementary, designed a web page for the second grade which has to do with their upcoming trip to the Indianapolis Zoo. Naval instructor Dave Stewart recognized Shannon Perkins who represented the members of the NJROTC girl’s physical fitness team that took 4th place out of 126 high school teams.  Mr. Stewart also recognized the NJROTC academic team.  The team placed 17th out of the 96 high schools that competed academically.  He stated that he wanted the Board to know that NJROTC students not only work on sports, but on academics as well. 


2.  Public Comments on Agenda Items.   High school student David Gregg spoke on behalf of those wanting a wrestling team at Bloomfield High School.  He presented the Board with a petition including over 100 signatures of students and adults in support of starting a team at BHS.  Several other students made comments supporting a wrestling program.  Richard Richeson stated that the Board would be receiving information on the wrestling program towards the end of the meeting.  President Terrell thanked all present for their comments. 


3.  Approval of Minutes.   Upon motion duly made by Randall Burcham to approve the minutes of the regular meeting and special session held on January 25, 2001, and seconded by Marvin Helms, the Board, by a vote of 7-0, adopted said minutes.  


4.  Treasurer’s Report. The Board had been provided with the Treasurer’s Report consisting of the Appropriation Report and Claims Listing Report.  Upon motion duly made by Keith Hanauer, and seconded by Nancy Canty, the board, by a 7-0 vote, approved the Treasurer’s Report.


5. ISTEP+ Results Report Given.  Elementary/jr. high guidance counselor Lori Lund, who also serves as test coordinator, gave an informative report of the ISTEP+ scores received this year.  Mrs. Lund stated that two seniors have not yet passed the 10th grade ISTEP test.  Retest dates are scheduled for March 13, 14, and 15.  President Terrell thanked Mrs. Lund for her report.


6. Authorization Given to Accept Quotes for Summer Remodeling Projects.  Superintendent Hasler requested that the Board authorize the administration to advertise and receive quotes on the junior/senior high school industrial technology classroom renovation project.  These quotes would be based on specifications and drawings provided by Veasey Parrott Durkin & Shoulders.  Mr. Hasler explained that the State no longer allows credits to be given to students for Industrial Arts and Wood Shop. The course is now called Industrial Technology and is offered to students for credit.  This remodeling project is needed to bring the present rooms up-to-date for new courses offered.  Richard Richeson made a motion to authorize the administration to accept quotes for the summer remodeling projects.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.  Mr. Hasler stated that the architects expect quotes to come in around $48,875.00 with 10% either way.  This would be for the structural changes in the present wood shop area. 




7.  Resignation of Cafeteria Worker Accepted.  The Board had been presented with a letter of resignation from cafeteria worker Jan Tol effective February 2, 2001.  Mrs. Tol’s husband had been transferred to another city to work.  Superintendent Hasler recommended acceptance.  Keith Hanauer made a motion to accept Mrs. Tol’s resignation.  Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 


8. Cafeteria Worker Hired.  It was recommended that the Board hire Annette Wells for the dishwasher position created as a result of Jan Tol’s resignation.  This would be a Cafeteria II position and would be effective February 23, 2001.  Steve Dowden made a motion to hire Annette Wells as recommended.  Randall Burcham seconded the motion.  Ms. Wells was hired by a 7-0 vote. 


9. 2000-2001 ECA Recommendation Approved.  Board members were provided with an ECA recommendation for the 2000-2001 school year from athletic director Tony Hill.  Mr. Hill recommended Shane Evans as an Assistant Baseball Coach.  Superintendent Hasler included his approval of the recommendation. Marvin Helms made a motion to approve the recommendation as presented. Nancy Canty seconded the motion. Mr. Evans was hired as recommended by a 7-0 vote. 


10. Support Staff Sick Leave Donation Approved.  Superintendent Hasler recommended allowing support staff to donate sick days, on a voluntary basis, to another support staff employee, Becky Neeley.  Mrs. Neeley had had two surgeries and had experienced a complicated recovery.  She would have to use up all of her sick leave days before using any donated days.  Nancy Canty made a motion to approve the voluntary donation of sick days by support staff to Becky Neeley. Mrs. Canty’s motion stated that this was a one-time basis.  Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.


11. Board Policy First Readings Held. First readings were held on sixteen (2) school board policies and fourteen (14) Administrative Guidelines.  Policies #1400 Job Descriptions, #1405 Job Description – Superintendent, #1415 Job Description – Assistant Principal, #1425 Job Description – Technology Coordinator, #1428 Job Description – Educational Aide, #1430 Job Description – Treasurer, #1435    Job Description – Deputy Treasurer, #1440 Job Description – Cafeteria Manager, #1443 Job Description – Head Cook, #1446 Job Description – Cafeteria Worker, #1450 Job Description – Maintenance Director, #1453 Job Description – Maintenance Worker/Bus Driver, #1460 Job Description – Secretary, #1470 Job Description – Custodial Supervisor, #1473 Job Description – Custodian, and #1490 Job Description – Bus Driver/Transportation Assistant.  (See attached)  Some discussion was held and suggestions made.  These policies will be brought to a later meeting for consideration.


12. Board Policy Second Reading & Adoption Held.  Second readings were held on ten (10) school board policies. Policies #0123.1 Mission Statement, #0123.2 Goals and Objectives, #2240 Controversial Issues, #2330 Homework, #2411 Guidance and Counseling, #2412 Homebound Instruction Program, #2432 Complimentary Tickets, #2460.1 Educational Surrogate Parent, #2510 Adoption of Textbooks, and #2520 Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment were presented to the board for second reading and adoption. (See attached)  Richard Richeson made a motion to adopt all policies as presented.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.   


13. Intent to Apply for Indiana Even Start Family Literacy Grant Approved.  Superintendent Hasler stated that a grant was available to local education agencies in Greene County and the Greene County Youth Alternatives.  He explained that Greene County Youth Alternatives was applying for a federal grant and the superintendent’s signature was required to apply. Richard Richeson made a motion to authorize Mr. Hasler to sign the Intent to Apply.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.






14. Student Appreciation Night.  Athletic Director Tony Hill asked the Board to approve allowing Bloomfield School District students free admission to athletic events periodically.  Student Appreciation Night would be used to try to increase student attendance at sporting events.  Keith Hanauer made a motion to allow Mr. Hill to periodically offer Student Appreciation Night.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which was passed by a 7-0 vote. 


15. Information on Offering BHS Wrestling Team.  High school student David Gregg provided the Board with information regarding the start up of a wrestling team at BHS.  Jr./sr. high school principal Jerry Snapp stated that while he was not totally against a wrestling program he felt that before putting money into a new sport he would like to see money put into the present sports offered to Bloomfield students.  NJROTC instructor David Stewart stated that there are approximately 300 high school students who do not presently participate in a winter sport.  After much discussion, the board asked Mr. Snapp to work with Mr. Hill and bring a recommendation to the March 22, 2001 regular school board meeting. 


16. Financial Update on Superintendent’s Transition.  Mr. Hasler gave the Board an informative report of the recent administrative changes at the Bloomfield School District from a financial standpoint. (See attached) 


17.  2001 Final Tax Rates.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that he had received notification from the State Board of Tax Commissioners of the final certification of the local property tax rates.  The amounts received were the same as had been reported at the January Board Meeting.  (See attached)


18. Adjournment.   There being no further business, Marvin Helms made a motion to adjourn.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote.





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Attest:  Secretary                                                                                 Superintendent of Schools





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