|Written by Bryce McGlothlin|
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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD
OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT
April 26, 2001
The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on April 26, 2001, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria 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. Superintendent Hasler recognized Bloomfield High School student Carolyn Hardin as winner of the 2001 Art Farm Art Contest through the Indiana Association of School Principals. Jr./sr. high school assistant principal Stella Royal recognized Debbie Harding, Timi Smith, Kristie Bladen, and Darla Bent, Bloomfield teachers who have been selected to make presentations at a National conference of the National Middle School Association in Washington D.C. in November 2001. Mrs. Royal stated that it was quite an honor to be chosen. Mrs. Royal also recognized the junior high student council who were planning a rock-a-thon to make donations for the American Cancer Society.
2. Approval of Minutes. Upon motion duly made by Keith Hanauer to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on March 22, 2001, and seconded by Steve Dowden, the Board, by a vote of 7-0, adopted said minutes.
3. 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 Randall Burcham and seconded by Nancy Canty, the board, by a 7-0 vote, approved the Treasurer’s Report.
4. Quote on ITE Remodeling Project Accepted. Superintendent Hasler asked the Board to approve a quote from T & G Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $53,989.00 for the Industrial Technology Education classroom renovation project. He stated that after advertising for quotes, three were received and T & G Construction Company, Inc. submitted the low bid. Keith Hanauer made a motion to accept the quote from T & G Construction Company, Inc. as recommended. Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
5. Capital Projects Fund Emergency Allocation Approved. Superintendent Hasler explained that due to unforeseen circumstances on a corporation wide basis the need had arisen to replace the student management software and he asked the Board to authorize the use of the Emergency Allocation appropriation in the 2001 Capital Projects Plan for the purchase of a new student management software package. He stated that the present vendor, Komputrol, was quitting the student management software business. Randall Burcham made a motion to approve using Capital Projects Fund Emergency Allocation money as per Superintendent Hasler’s request. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
6. Request to Move a Second Grade Position to First Grade. Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer’s request stated that last school year the Board added a second grade position due to the number of students enrolled in the second grade. Early enrollment numbers estimate the first and second grades for the 2001-2002 school year to be about equal. Mrs. Vandeventer felt that the elementary would be better served by putting the extra teacher in first grade. Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve Mrs. Vandeventer’s request as provided. Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
7. JROTC Instructor Annual Certification Approved. Superintendent Hasler asked the Board to authorize him to sign a JROTC Instructor Annual Certification of Pay and Data Form for the 2001-2002 school year for both JROTC instructors, Tom Tippery and David Stewart. Nancy Canty made a motion to authorize the signature of the above-mentioned forms. Randall Burcham seconded the motion. Mr. Hasler was authorized to sign both forms by a 7-0 vote.
8. Second Grade Overnight Indianapolis Zoo Field Trip Approved. Superintendent Hasler recommended approval of Mrs. Vandeventer’s request for an overnight field trip to the Indianapolis Zoo for second grade students along with parents and teachers. Marvin Helms made a motion to approve the field trip as requested. Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
9. Jammin’ June Field Trip Approved. Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer asked the Board to approve an overnight field trip for the Jammin’ June students to Lafayette, IN on June 11th and June 12th as the grand finale of this summer’s Jammin’ June program. Superintendent Hasler included his support of approving this field trip. Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the trip as requested. Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
10. Choral Music Overnight Trips Approved. Superintendent Hasler brought a request from choral director Sheila Jerrels to approve two field trips involving Joyful Noise, Cardinalsong, and Center Stage. The Cardinalsong and Center Stage groups would travel to the New York City Festival May 2-4, 2001 and Joyful Noise would attend the St. Louis Festival on May 11, 2001. Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve both trips as requested. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
11. NJROTC Overnight Trip Approved. The Board received an overnight trip request to Pike High School in Indianapolis from NJROTC instructor Tom Tippery. The NJROTC students would compete in Academic and Color Guard competitions. Mr. Hasler recommended approval. The group would be leaving on April 27th, 2001 and returning on April 28th, 2001. Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve the trip as requested. Randall Burcham seconded the motion. The motion passed by a 7-0 vote.
12. 2001-2002 Latchkey Program Approved. Superintendent Hasler told the Board that State law mandates that school districts survey parents to see if a need for child care before and after school exists. School Districts are then required to either offer the program or submit a waiver, to not offer the program, to the State. Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer had conducted a survey of parents to determine an interest, if any, existed for offering such a program. Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board approve contracting with an outside group to implement a Before and After School Program for the 2001-2002 school year for elementary students at Bloomfield Elementary School. Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve Mr. Hasler’s recommendation. Randall Burcham seconded the motion. The motion passed by a 7-0 vote.
13. Recommendation on Wrestling Program. Superintendent Hasler recommended that wrestling not be added to the Bloomfield School District athletic program. He stated that he felt that the district could not financially support a wrestling program at this time. Randall Burcham made a motion to support Mr. Hasler’s recommendation. Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
14. Land Lab/Outdoor Classroom/Outdoor Athletic Facility. Superintendent Hasler recommended that a committee be appointed to investigate the outdoor classroom possibilities for the property purchased by the District in 1999. Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve Mr. Hasler’s recommendation. Nancy Canty seconded the motion. After some discussion the motion passed by a 6-1-0 vote. Richard Richeson cast the nay vote.
15. Board Policy First Readings Held. First readings were held on thirty-one (31) school board policies.
#3120.8 Employment of Personnel for Extra-Curricular Activities, #3123.2 Nepotism, #3140 Termination and Resignation, #3141 Retirement, 3161 Unrequested Leaves of Absence, #3220 Staff Evaluation, #3220.1 Discipline/Code of Conduct, 3230.1 Staff Participation in Non-School Activities, #3242.1 Staff Development, #3250 Board/Staff Communications, #3260 Gifts and Favors to Employees, #3430 Leaves of Absence, #3430.1 Family Leaves of Absence, #3431 Sabbatical Leave, #4120 Employment of Support Staff, #4124 Nepotism, #4140 Resignation, #4161 Unrequested Leaves of Absence, #5111 Eligibility of Resident/No-Resident Students, #5112 Entrance Requirements, #5113 Postgraduate Students, #5131 Exit Interview Designee, #5320 Immunization, #6210 Fiscal Planning, #6220 Budget Preparation, #6230 Budget Hearing, #6231 Budget Implementation, #6610 Extra-Curricular Funds, #7310 Disposition of Surplus Property, #7410 Management & Maintenance of Property, and #7510 Use of School Facilities were presented to the Board for first reading. (See attached) Some discussion was held and suggestions made. These policies will be brought to a later meeting for consideration.
16. Board Policy Second Reading & Adoption Held. Fifteen (15) school board policies were presented to the Board for second reading and adoption. Policies #2221 Graduation Requirements, #2340 Field and Other District – Sponsored Field Trips, #2411.1 Crisis and Suicide Intervention, #2521 Selection of Media Material/Evaluation and Review, #3110 Creating a Position, #3120 Employment of Professional Staff, #3120.6 Selecting Student Teachers and Administrative Interns, #4123 At-Will Employment, #4130 Assignment and Transfer, #4141 Layoffs of Support Staff, #4150 Disciplinary Actions, #4180 Retirement, #4220 Evaluation of Support Staff, #4430 Leaves of Absence, and #4431 Family Leaves of Absence were presented to the Board for second reading and adoption consideration. (See attached) Nancy Canty made a motion to approve all of the policies as presented. Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
17. BHS Band to Participate in the 2001 Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Band Pageant. Band director Trent Tilford provided board members with a race day schedule for the Marching Cardinals to participate in the Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Band Pageant on May 27, 2001. (See attached)
18. Request Made for the Removal of Two Trees. Mr. Hasler told the Board that a neighbor of the schools, Kenny Lucas, had requested that the school remove two pine trees on the northeast corner of the elementary parking lot. Mr. Lucas was planning to build a two-car garage on his property and feels that the two trees pose a threat of blowing down and damaging his current residence and the planned garage. After some discussion, Richard Richeson made a motion to authorize Mr. Hasler to get a professional opinion as to whether or not the trees do in fact pose a threat to Mr. Lucas’s property and if Mr. Lucas wishes to remove the trees he may do so at his own expense. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
19. Purchase of Student Management Software. Mr. Hasler explained that the present student management software vendor, Komputrol, would no longer be supporting the current software the school is using. The termination date for all support from Komputrol is July 1, 2002. He stated that Mrs. Mattox, the administration, and the support staff had been looking at various products to replace Komputrol. They have decided on a product by Management Information Group (MIG). Mr. Hasler stated that Management Information Group had the best product to meet the needs of the district at a cost of $20,815.00 for the first year, with an annual cost of 2,075.00.
20. Comments and Information from the Public. Bloomfield community members made comments concerning the Girls Varsity Basketball position and present coach. Jack Terrell thanked those who spoke for their comments.
21. Adjournment. There being no further business, Nancy Canty made a motion to adjourn. Marvin Helms seconded the motion. The meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote.