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Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Monday, 21 February 2011 10:14

MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

OCTOBER 10, 2002

 

            The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in special session on October 10, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. in the jr./sr. high school conference room in Bloomfield School District, 501 West Spring Street, Bloomfield, Indiana.  The following school board members were present:  Peggi Blakley, Randall Burcham, Nancy Canty, Steve Dowden, Keith Hanauer, Marvin Helms and Richard Richeson.  President Helms called the meeting to order at approximately 7:30 p.m.  The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:

 

 

1.      Recognitions.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that he had received a very nice letter of recognition from the Veterans Group for the performance that Mrs. Jerrels’ music group did at Crane a few weeks ago. 

 

2.  Drug Education Program.  As this years Drug Education Coordinator Mrs. Sheila Jerrels asked the Board to allow her to invite John Tharp from Cascade High School to give a presentation at the board meeting of a program he uses at different schools emphasizing drug and alcohol prevention.  Mr. Tharp showed a video of the program he offers to schools.  The program is of a “mock” car crash involving teenagers.  The driver was a teenager who had been drinking prior to driving.  Mrs. Jerrels asked the Board to consider allowing a similar program to Bloomfield students.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board he intended to have a recommendation for them at the next board meeting. The Board thanked Mr. Tharp for his presentation.

 

3.  Contractor for Roof Repair Project Accepted.  Superintendent Hasler asked the Board to accept the quote of HRC Roofing and Sheet Metal in the amount of $28,860 plus “unit pricing” and “time and material” pricing according to their quote. (See attached)  Richard Richeson made a motion to accept the bid from HRC Roofing and Sheet Metal per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

4.  Authority Granted to Spend CPF Emergency Allocation.  Superintendent Hasler explained that due to needed roof repair and maintenance he was requesting that the Board authorize the use of the Emergency Allocation appropriation in the 2002 Capital Projects Plan to make those roof repairs.  Keith Hanauer made a motion to authorize the use of the CPF Emergency Allocations as recommended by Superintendent Hasler.  Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

5.  Elementary Chairs Declared Surplus.  Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer asked the Board to declare 50 elementary library chairs obsolete and allow for their disposal.  Superintendent Hasler concurred with Mrs. Vandeventer’s request.  Randall Burcham made a motion to declare the 50 elementary chairs obsolete so that they might be disposed of as requested.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

6.  Agricultural Shop Equipment Declared Surplus.    Ag teacher Ben Helms asked the Board to declare an air compressor and a steam cleaner from the agricultural shop obsolete and allow for their disposal.  Superintendent Hasler concurred with Mr. Helms’ request.  Nancy Canty made a motion to declare the air compressor and steam cleaner obsolete so that they might be disposed of as requested.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

7.  Change of Employee Status Approved. Superintendent Hasler explained that when Nancy Bradley was hired as a School Social Worker she was licensed as a Master Social Worker (MSW), but did not have Indiana Professional Standards Board certification.  He continued that since that time Ms. Bradley has earned that certification and according to the “Negotiated Agreement” with the Bloomfield Teachers’ Association she is now a member of the bargaining unit and should be employed under a regular teacher’s contract.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board change the status of Nancy Bradley from a support staff employee to a certified staff employee effective August 14, 2002.  Richard Richeson made a motion to approve Mr. Hasler’s recommendation for the status of Ms. Bradley.  Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

8.  2002-2003 ECA Recommendation Approved. Board members were provided with an ECA recommendation for the 2002-2003 school year from elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer. Mrs. Vandeventer recommended Sheila Jerrels for Elementary Vocal Music.  Superintendent Hasler included his support of the recommendation.  Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve the recommendation as presented.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

9.  Crossing Guard Hired.  Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer asked the Board to hire Annette Wells as a crossing guard for the east Spring Street crossing.  The Board had created this position at an earlier board meeting to be a 1-hour per day position paying $7.00 per hour.  Superintendent Hasler agreed with Mrs. Vandeventer’s request.  Randall Burcham made a motion to hire Annette Wells to fill the position of the east Spring Street crossing guard.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

10.   Board Approves Planting Flower Bulbs for Red Ribbon Week.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that as part of Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, the students would like to “Plant the Promise”.  This would entail planting red, white, and blue flower bulbs during Red Ribbon Week that would bloom in April, which is National Alcohol Awareness Month.  The request came to Mr. Hasler from Mrs. Jerrels and Mr. Greves.  Mr. Hasler included his approval.  Richard Richeson made a motion to allow flower bulbs to be planted as part of Red Ribbon Week.  Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

11.  Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be Purchased with “Committed to Education” License Plate Funds.  At the September board meeting the Board asked Mr. Hasler to make a recommendation on how the district would spend the license plate funds.  His recommendation said that sudden cardiac arrest, an abrupt stopping of the heart due to an abnormal heart rhythm, is one of the leading causes of death in America.  Mr. Hasler recommended that the Board designate the “Committed to Education” license plate funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Bloomfield Schools.  Nancy Canty made a motion to approve Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Richard Richeson seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

12.  Approval for Choral Department Overnight Trip.  Board member Keith Hanauer made a motion to remove agenda item #8A from the September 12, 2002 school board meeting, Overnight Choral Music Trip, from tabled status to a voting item.  On September 12, 2002 choral music sponsor Sheila Jerrels asked the Board to approve a field trip to Disney World March 18-23, 2003. This item was  tabled by the Board.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that he had taken this item to a BTA discussion meeting and did not find it to be a problem with the teachers. The Choral Music trip was put back into discussion by a 7-0 vote.  At this time, Steve Dowden made a motion to approve Mr. Hasler’s original recommendation to approve the Choral Music trip to Disney World March 18-23, 2003.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion. Nancy Canty said that parents taking music member’s siblings out of school for the trip was a question needing addressed.  Peggi Blakley said she felt that parents wanting to take children not in the music groups should have to go through the same process as any one else for any other trip.  Randall Burcham said that the regular process to take children out of school for a trip requires a review by the administration to determine if the trip is of educational value to the student.  Then the administration makes a recommendation to the School Board.  He reminded the Board that the trips that have been approved so far by the Board have been International trips.  Mr. Hasler said the way the Board policy reads the music trip would not be an excused absence for the siblings to attend.  Mr. Burcham said the timing was not good for this trip.  Nancy Canty mentioned that the good thing about the dates chosen for this trip’s that they did not conflict with other obligations the students had.  Permission was grated by the Board for the overnight field trip March 18-23, 2002 to Disney World for the music groups by a 7-0 vote.  

 

13.  Review of Safe Schools and Emergency Preparedness Plan. Superintendent Hasler told the Board that by law within 60 days after the beginning date of each school year, the superintendent has to certify to the Department of Education that the emergency preparedness plans for the school corporation have been reviewed and revised if necessary.  Mr. Hasler said the school’s plan had been reviewed and certification to the State had been sent. 

 

14.  Adjournment.  There being no further business, Keith Hanauer made a motion to adjourn. Peggi Blakley seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote.