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Minutes-06/28/2001 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Friday, 18 February 2011 10:50

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

June 28, 2001 

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on June 28, 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.  Approval of Minutes.   Upon motion duly made by Keith Hanauer to approve the minutes of the regular meeting and executive session held on May 24, 2001, and seconded by Marvin Helms, the Board, by a vote of 7-0, adopted said minutes.    

2.  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 Richard Richeson and seconded by Nancy Canty, the board, by a 7-0 vote, approved the Treasurer’s Report.  

3. Approval Granted to Submit 2001-2002 Title I Grant Application.  The Board was asked to approve the submission of the Title I grant application for the 2001-2002 school year and to pay the Social Security costs from the general fund for any salaries paid by this grant.  Mr. Hasler stated that the Title I program had been in existence for many years and he recommended its continuation.  Nancy Canty made a motion to allow the 2001-2002 Title I grant to be applied for.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

4. 2001-2002 Book Rental Fees Approved.  The Board had been provided with lists of book rental, workbooks, and consumable materials charges for the 2001-2002 school year.  (See attached) The lists were prepared by the building principals and their office staff and Superintendent Hasler recommended approval.   Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve the fees as presented.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion.  Mr. Hasler stated that even though book rental fees for the elementary school have gone down for the past two years, the Board should not expect that every year.  The recent decrease in fees had been primarily due to the elementary looking very hard for reading adoption materials that met State standards, but were less expensive and also that the office had been doing a better job of collecting book rental fees.   

5.  Survey Contract Approved.  Superintendent Hasler recommended approving Bledsoe Tapp & Riggert, Inc. of Bloomington in the amount of $4,800.00 for surveying the 30 acres being considered for future development according to the plans and specifications provided by Veazey Parrott Durkin & Shoulders.  Mr. Hasler’s recommendation stated that four firms submitted quotes for the job and that Bledsoe Tapp & Riggert, Inc. submitted the low bid.  Randall Burcham made a motion to hire Bledsoe Tapp & Riggert, Inc. to complete a survey on the property as recommended.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-1 vote.  Richard Richeson cast the nay vote. 

6.  Transfer Tuition Agreements Approved.  A three-year transfer tuition agreement was approved and signed between the Bloomfield School District and the Eastern School District.  Another transfer tuition agreement was signed between the Bloomfield School District, Linton-Stockton School Corp., MSD of Shakamak Schools, and White River Valley School District. (See all attached agreements)  These agreements establish equitable transfer tuition fees between these schools and have been in effect for several years.  Superintendent Hasler stated that he had started a practice of not allowing transfers into rooms where the student numbers would cause the number of students in the room to exceed Primetime and /or best practice guidelines.  Students who had been granted a transfer previously would be allowed to continue.  He stated that Mrs. Vandeventer plans to continue that practice.  Nancy Canty made a motion to approve the agreements as presented.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 
 
 

7.  Junior-Senior High School Science Teacher Hired.  The Board was provided with a recommendation from jr.-sr. high school principal Jerry Snapp to hire James R. Brinson as a science teacher assigned to the Bloomfield Junior-Senior High School for the 2001-2002 school year, effective August 13, 2001.  Richard Richeson made a motion to hire Mr. Brinson.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion.  Mr. Brinson was hired by a 7-0 vote.   

8.  Teacher Resignation Accepted.  Junior High Learning Disabled resource teacher Diana Alumbaugh submitted a letter of resignation effective June 11, 2001.  Mr. Hasler recommended acceptance.  Randall Burcham made a motion to accept Ms. Alumbaugh’s resignation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

9.  Permission Granted to Hire Substitute Elementary Teacher’s Aide.  Superintendent Hasler stated that Mrs. Vandeventer had requested to hire an aide for the 5th grade classrooms for the 2001-2002 school year.  Mr. Hasler stated that he would recommend that the Board give Mrs. Vandeventer the authority to hire an aide substitute on a daily basis at the beginning of the school year until firm enrollment numbers had been established.  Nancy Canty made a motion to authorize Mrs. Vandeventer to hire an aide substitute per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

10. 2001-2002 ECA Recommendation Approved.  Board members were provided with an ECA recommendation for the 2001-2002 school year from jr.-sr. high school principal Jerry Snapp to hire James Brinson as National Honor Society sponsor.  Superintendent Hasler included his approval of Mr. Snapp’s recommendation.  Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve the recommendation as presented. Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.    

11. Athletic Director Resignation Accepted.  Superintendent Hasler recommended approval of a letter of resignation he had received from athletic director Tony Hill, effective at the end of the 2000-2001 school year.  Marvin Helms made a motion to accept Mr. Hill’s resignation.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.  Randall Burcham wished Mr. Hill the best in his future.   

12.  Staff and Program Development Plan for 2001-2002 School Year Approved.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board approve the Staff and Program Development Plan for the 2001-2002 school year.  (See attached) He explained that because of the length of our school day and Indiana Department of Education instructional time rules, the school district is eligible to apply to the DOE for six early student release days for the 2001-2002 school year.  Approval for the early release days is based upon the Staff and Program Development Plan that must be re-submitted each year.  Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the Staff and Program Development Plan for the 2001-2002 school year.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-1 vote.  Richard Richeson cast the nay vote and stated that he would never vote in favor of student release time.   

13.  Permission for Bloomfield Elementary School to Apply for Membership to the North Central Association Granted.  Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer asked the Board to allow her to apply for membership to the North Central Association.  Mrs. Vandeventer’s request stated that Bloomfield Elementary would show commitment to meeting high standards and school improvement by becoming a member.  The application fee for an elementary school is $250.00 and the annual dues are $350.00.  Steve Dowden made a motion to allow for application for membership to the North Central Association by the Bloomfield Elementary School.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

14. Board Policy Second Reading and Adoption Held. Forty-three (43) school board policies were presented to the Board for second reading and adoption.  #2430 District Sponsored Clubs and Activities, #3120.5 Employment of Personnel in Summer School and Adult Education Programs, #3120.8 Employment of Personnel for Extra-Curricular Activities, #3130 Assignment and Transfer, #3131 Reduction in Force #5112.1 Kindergarten Early Entrance Requirements, #5130 Withdrawal From School, #5132 Re-Enrollment of Students, #5200 Attendance, #5220 Habitual Truancy, #5240 Release Time For Religious Instruction, #5411 Retention and Red-Shirting, #5500 Student Conduct, #5505 Extra-Curricular Code of Conduct, #5511 Dress and Grooming, #5517 Student Harassment, #5531 Student Assistance Programs, #5550 Child Abuse and Neglect, #5600 Student Discipline, #5605 Discipline Procedures For Students With Disabilities, #5610 Suspension and Expulsion of Students, #5630 Corporal Punishment, #5722 School Sponsored Publications and Productions, #5730 Equal Access For Non District-Sponsored Student Clubs and Activities, #5740 Distribution of Literature, #5830 Student Fund-Raising, #7510 Use of School Facilities, #8330 Student Records, #8340 Records Retention, #8400 Emergency Preparedness Plan, #8462 Child Abuse and Neglect, #8463 Locating Missing Children, #8500 Food Services, #8600 Transportation, #8651 Nonschool Use of Corporation Vehicles, #9120 Communications & Public Relations, #9130 Public Complaints and Concerns, #9150 School Visitors, #9250 Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent Relations, #9251 Non-Custodial Parent Relations, #9510 Gifts and Contributions, #9520 Advertisements, and #9530 Solicitations in District Buildings were presented to the Board for second reading and adoption consideration.  (See attached)  Richard Richeson made a motion to adopt all of the policies as presented.  Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

15.  Summer School Report.  Building principals provided board members with written reports on the 2001 summer school classes. 

16.  ITE Remodeling Progress Report.  Superintendent Hasler stated that T & G Construction began on the ITE Lab project on June 14th and had made considerable progress.  He also stated that surplus equipment had brought in a total of $829.00.  

17.  Elementary Language Arts & Math Curriculum.  Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer presented board members with the Elementary Language Arts & Math Curriculum for the 2001-2002 school year.  Mrs. Vandeventer stated that the document included newly adopted state standards.   

18.  Final Report of Superintendent Transition.  Superintendent Hasler gave the Board a written financial update on the Superintendent’s transition.  The update included salary costs and comparisons for Mr. Harvey, Mr. Hasler and Mrs. Vandeventer during the transition period.  He stated that school district treasurer Sue Pritts had calculated costs and compared all FICA taxes, fringe benefits, and retirement costs and determined the District’s total savings were $21,228.04. 

19.  Emergency Preparedness Flip-Chart.  Jr.-sr. high principal Jerry Snapp and elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer created a “flip-chart” to summarize the procedure for emergency preparedness and crisis intervention.  Mr. Snapp wrote a grant to cover the cost of printing the chart.  Superintendent Hasler stated that this document should give the staff quick access to these procedures and one would be given to all staff.  The Board expressed their satisfaction with the flip-chart. 

20.  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.