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Minutes-07/24/2003 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Monday, 21 February 2011 10:43

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 24, 2003

 

           

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on July 24, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. in the junior 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 Richard Richeson. Marvin Helms was absent.  President Hanauer 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 announced that both Bloomfield Elementary and Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements of the new No Child Left Behind legislation for accountability. 

 

2. Approval of Minutes.  The Board had been provided with minutes of the executive session and regular school board meetings both held on July 1, 2003, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Vandeventer.  Nancy Canty made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Peggi Blakley 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 Richard Richeson and seconded by Steve Dowden, the Board by a 6-0 vote approved the Treasurer’s Report. 

 

4. 2003-2004 Support Staff Wage Schedule, Substitute Wage Schedule, Career Increments, Hours and Work Days Approved. Board members were provided with Support Staff Wage Schedule, Substitute Wage Schedule, Career Increments, and Hours and Work Days for the 2003-2004 school year. (See attached)  The superintendent recommended approval. Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the schedules per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

5.  Additional Compensation Granted for Maintenance Certification.  Superintendent Hasler asked the Board to approve a fifty-cent ($0.50) per hour pay increase to Allen Toon for completing his air conditioning and asbestos certification.  Nancy Canty made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

6.  Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) Wage Schedule for Support Staff and Outside Staff for the 2003-2004 School Year Approved.  It was recommended that the Board adopt a Wage Schedule for Support and Outside Staff effective July 1, 2003.  (See attached)  Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

7.      Administrators Salaries and Contracts Approved.  The Board was provided with a recommendation for administrator’s salaries for the 2003-2004 school year. (See attached)  Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the recommendation as presented.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion.  Mr. Hasler pointed out that the new amounts reflected no increase in salaries.  The motion

 passed by a 6-0 vote. 

8.   ECA Recommendations Approved. Board members were provided with ECA recommendations for the 2003-2004 school year from jr./sr. high school principal Jerry Snapp and athletic director Jason Skomp.  (See attached) Superintendent Hasler included his support of the recommendations.   Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the recommendations as presented.   Richard Richeson seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

9.  Transfer of Cafeteria Worker Position Hours Tabled.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that cafeteria supervisor Mrs. Hayes would like to move Mrs. Linda Edwards into the cashier position vacated by Joyce McIntyre’s resignation.  He explained that since the cafeteria has purchased the Meal Tracker program this position does not require as many hours per day.  He also said that the person who is responsible for stocking cafeteria goods, Mrs. Merida Parker, needs more time to complete that job.  Mr. Hasler said that Mrs. Hayes requests that the Board approve Linda Edwards’ transfer into Joyce McIntyre’s job and also to approve transferring 1 hour from Mrs. Edwards’ position to Mrs. Parker’s position.  Randall Burcham made a motion to table this agenda item.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion.  This agenda item was tabled by a 6-0 vote.

 

10.  3-Hour Cafeteria Worker Hired.    Cafeteria supervisor Maxine Hayes asked the Board to approve the employment of Jeannie Cantrell as a cafeteria worker effective August 11, 2003.  Mr. Hasler said that Ms. Cantrell was being recommended for the 3-hour cafeteria position created by the resignation of Cheryl Parker last October.  Randall Burcham made a motion to hire Jeannie Cantrell as a cafeteria worker effective August 11, 2003.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

11.  2003-2004 Teaching Assignments Approved.  Superintendent Hasler presented the Board with a list of teaching assignments for the 2003-2004 school year per jr/sr high school assistant principal Stella Royal’s recommendation. (See attached)  He recommended approval.  Mr. Hasler said that due to the Reduction in Force (RIF), retirements, and traditional year-to-year schedule and class offering changes it is necessary to make these recommended transfers for the 2003-2004 school year.  He said that the procedures outlined in Article II Sections I and J of the collectively bargained agreement with the teachers’ association were followed in this process.  Richard Richeson made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

12.  Second Grade Overnight Field Trip Approved.  Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer asked the Board to approve an overnight field trip to the Indianapolis Zoo for second grade students.  This field trip would be on May 6 and 7, 2004.  Mr. Hasler included his approval for this request.  Peggi Blakley made a motion to approve the overnight field trip as requested. Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

13.  Board Policy Second Reading and Adoption Held. Second reading was held on one (1) school board policy.  #4401 Fringe Benefits for Support Staff policy was presented to the Board for second reading and adoption consideration.  (See attached)  Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the policy as presented.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

14.  Superintendent Granted Authority to Serve on Greene County Youth Alternatives (GCYA) Board of Directors.  The superintendent told the Board that the Open Arm Christian Ministries (OACM) acquired the Greene County Youth Alternatives this past year and had asked him to represent Bloomfield School District on the Board of Directors.  He said that since Bloomfield School District sends students to GCYA it is important that the school be involved in the governance of this program.  He said this appointment would be for a three-year term.  Nancy Canty made a motion to allow Mr. Hasler to serve on the GCYA Board of Directors.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

15. Collective Bargaining Update.  Superintendent Hasler told those present that both the teachers and the Board continue to work on important issues.  He said he felt that both sides are encouraged that a contract can be worked out and there is agreement on what the major problems are.  The next negotiation meeting will be August 6th or 8th.

 

16. Bloomfield Schools Meet Annual Yearly Progress.  Superintendent Hasler announced that Bloomfield School District received word from the Indiana Accountability System for Academic Progress at the Indiana Department of Education that both Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School and Bloomfield Elementary School met the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) criteria for Indiana schools.  Overall, the Bloomfield School District also met the AYP through the Safe Harbor provision.  The special needs subgroup did not meet the AYP criteria in English/Language Arts, but they showed 15.5% improvement over the previous year.  If a school or district shows 10% improvement in a subgroup over the previous year it qualifies for AYP through the Safe Harbor provision.  He continued that this accountability is part of the Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Indiana’s PL 221 school improvement initiative.

 

17. Budget Concerns.  Superintendent Hasler said that this was proving to be a difficult year where the budget is concerned.  He said that the schools actual tax rate for 2003 hasn’t been certified yet because the reassessment has not been done.  Mr. Hasler said that he has also had to deal with changes in the funding formula.  He said that normally he uses the funding formula to anticipate next year’s General Fund revenue.  Since the funding formula changed, the computer program that is used for calculating the budget has changed and it was not made available until a week ago.  There have been several problems this year preparing the budget. 

   

18. Adjournment.  There being no further business, Richard Richeson made a motion to adjourn.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 6-0 vote.