|Written by Bryce McGlothlin|
|Monday, 21 February 2011 10:16|
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD
OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT
October 24, 2002
The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on October 24, 2002, at 7:00 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, and Marvin Helms. Richard Richeson was absent. President Helms 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 the School Board for being named as an Outstanding Board by the Indiana School Boards Association for the second year in a row. Mr. Hasler also recognized Mrs. Vandeventer, the Elementary staff, parents, and kids for doing an outstanding job preparing for the North Central Association Peer Evaluation Team’s visit during the past week. He said the Elementary received an outstanding evaluation and said it was a very rewarding experience for him to get to sit in on the exit conference.
2. Approval of Minutes. The Board had been provided with minutes of the executive session and regular school board meeting both held on September 12, 2002 and executive session and special meeting both held on October 10, 2002, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Vandeventer. Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Keith Hanauer seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by a 6-0 vote.
3. Treasurer’s Report. The Board had been provided with the Treasurer’s Report, prepared by corporation treasurer Sue Pritts, consisting of the Appropriation Report and Claims Listing Report. Upon motion duly made by Steve Dowden and seconded by Peggi Blakley, the Board by a 6-0 vote approved the Treasurer’s Report.
4. Resolution to Transfer Funds from 2002 Bus Replacement to 2002 General Fund Adopted. Superintendent Hasler told the Board that IC 21-2-11.5-5 allows school districts to make transfers from other funds to the General Fund to make up shortfalls. These transfers have to be revenue neutral, which means they cannot increase taxes. Superintendent Hasler asked the Board to adopt a resolution to transfer $42,026 from the 2002 Bus Replacement Fund to the 2002 General Fund. (See attached) Nancy Canty made a motion to adopt a resolution per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation. Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.
5. Intent to Transfer Funds from 2003 Debt Service Fund to 2003 General Fund Declared by Board. Mr. Hasler asked the Board to declare their intent to transfer $42,026 from the 2003 Debt Service Fund to the 2003 General Fund. He explained that the legislature allows school districts to make this type of transfer to offset the state budget cuts made to the 2003 General Fund state distribution. (See attached.) Randall Burcham made a motion to declare the Boards intent to make the 2003 fund transfer per Superintendent Hasler’s recommendation. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.
6. Transportation Contracts for 2003-2007 Awarded. Superintendent Hasler made recommendation to the Board for awarding 2003-2007 transportation contracts. (See attached list) Nancy Canty made a motion to award the 2003-2007 transportation contracts per Mr. Hasler’s request. Randall Burcham seconded the motion. Mr. Hasler explained that fourteen routes were up for bid but only twelve bids were received after going through the regular bidding process. Quotes were then received on the remaining routes and his recommendations for those routes were included in his recommendation. All fourteen routes were awarded by a 6-0 vote.
7. Authority Granted to Advertise for and Procure a Temporary Operating Loan. Mr. Hasler explained that due to delays in tuition support payments to the General Fund from the state the school district needed to borrow operating money to meet its monetary obligations in a timely manner. He asked the Board to authorize the administration to advertise for and procure a General Fund temporary operating loan for $450,000 to be repaid by December 31, 2002. (See attached resolution.) Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the superintendent’s recommendation. Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.
8. Resolution Approved to Transfer from 2002 Debt Service to 2002 General Fund.
Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board adopt a resolution to transfer $80,000 from the 2002 Debt Service Fund to the 2002 General Fund until December 30, 2002. (See attached.) Steve Dowden made a motion to approve Mr. Hasler’s recommendation. Peggy Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.
9. Authorization to Apply for Gifted & Talented Grant Approved. Mr. Hasler told the Board that the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) sets aside a per student allocation for gifted and talented programming. He asked the Board to authorize G/T Coordinator Mary Jane Vandeventer to apply for the $12,103 in grant money from IDOE. Nancy Canty made a motion to authorize Mrs. Vandeventer to apply for the 2002-2003 Gifted & Talented Grant. Randall Burcham seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.
10. Technology Equipment Declared Surplus. Technology Coordinator Michelle Mattox asked that some obsolete technology equipment be declared surplus to allow for their disposal. (See attached.) Superintendent Hasler concurred with Mrs. Mattox’s request. Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the recommendation. Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.
11. 2002-2003 ECA Recommendations Approved. Board members were provided with ECA recommendations for the 2002-2003 school year from athletic director Jason Skomp. Mr. Skomp recommended Stephanie Arthur as Booster Club Sponsor, Eric Lyons as Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball Coach, and Steve Weddle as 5th Grade Girls Basketball Coach. Superintendent Hasler included his support of the recommendations. Keith Hanauer made a motion to approve the recommendations as presented. Peggi Blakley seconded the motion. The motion passed by a 6-0 vote.
12. Approval Given to Cut/Trim Trees on School Property. Superintendent Hasler asked the Board to approve having two trees removed and the trees along Spring Street trimmed. Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the tree removal and trimming per Mr. Hasler’s request. Nancy Canty seconded the motion. Mr. Hasler explained that two trees in the jr/sr. high school teachers’ parking lot need to be removed because the roots are breaking up the asphalt and concrete curb. Also, the trees between Spring Street and the jr/sr high school are brushing the side of the building and need to be trimmed. The motion was approved by a 6-0 vote.
13. Drug/Alcohol Awareness Simulation Approved. Drug Education Coordinator Sheila Jerrels along with the Red Ribbon Committee requested permission to conduct a Drug/Alcohol Awareness Simulation next spring. Superintendent Hasler recommended approval. Nancy Canty made a motion to approve Mrs. Jerrels’ request. Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.
14. Collective Bargaining Update. Superintendent Hasler read a prepared Collective Bargaining Update to the Board and public. (See attached)
15. Emergency School Closing Procedures for 2002-2003 Announced. Board members and members of the media were provided with Emergency School Closing Procedures for the 2002-2003 school year. (See attached.)
16. North Central Association Team Visits Bloomfield Elementary. Superintendent Hasler told the Board that the North Central Association (NCA) peer review team visited the Bloomfield Elementary School on October 21 & 22, 2002. Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer then spoke of the successful NCA review. She highlighted a quilt made by 6th grade teacher Susie Goodman in honor of the first NCA visit to the elementary school. She praised the work and excitement of the elementary staff. Mrs. Vandeventer gave the Board a packet of information that included a summary of the exit interview. She said the NCA team was very impressed with the support given by the central office and how the school works together as a team. An NCA team will come back to the elementary school in three years to review and make sure everything is working and moving forward.
17. Report of 2002-2003 ADM and ADA Given. Superintendent Hasler said the Average Daily Membership (ADM) for this year is 1,069.86 students. The Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for this year is 1,048.01. He said it is encouraging to see those numbers have made modest increases over last year.
18. Cafeteria II Resignation Announced. Mr. Hasler told the Board that cafeteria worker Mrs. Cheryl Johnson had submitted her resignation to Mrs. Hayes effective November 1, 2002. The Board thanked Mrs. Johnson for her service to the school district and wished her well.
19. Clarification of the 2001 Change of Health Insurance Carriers. Superintendent Hasler read a prepared statement concerning the 2001 change of health insurance carriers. (See attached.)
20. 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 6-0 vote.