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Minutes-12/29/2005 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:15

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

December 29, 2005

           

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on December 29, 2005, in the jr/sr high school conference room in Bloomfield Junior/Senior High School, 501 West Spring Street, Bloomfield, Indiana.  The following school board members were present: Peggi Blakley, Nancy Canty, Steve Dowden, Keith Hanauer, Marvin Helms, and Eric Moody.  Robert Kirk was absent. President Dowden called the meeting to order at approximately 7:05 p.m.  The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:

 

1.   Recognitions.   Jr/Sr High School principal Greg Parsley announced that Miss Candi Lang was Teacher of the Month.   He commended Miss Lang for being the National Honor Society sponsor this year and putting on a first rate initiation ceremony for the twenty-one National Honor Society students on December 12, 2005.   Jason Skomp gave some recent scores and schedules of the boys and girls basketball teams. 

 

2.  Approval of Minutes.  The Board had been provided with minutes of the regular school board meeting and executive session both held on November 29, 2005, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Vandeventer.   Marvin Helms moved 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.   Nancy Canty moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

4.  Board Authorizes Use of CPF Emergency Allocation.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that due to unforeseen circumstances the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Co-op is going to have to purchase the building that houses its administrative offices and recommended that the Board authorize the use of the Emergency Allocation appropriation in the 2005 Capital Projects Plan for the district’s share of the purchase price of the building according to I.C. 21-2-15-1. He said the appraised value of the building is $89,000.   Mr. Hasler said that Bloomfield School District’s share of the cost of the building is $16,000.  Eric Moody moved to approve the recommendation.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

5.  Reimbursement to Greene-Sullivan Special Education Co-op for Building Approved.  It was recommended that the Board authorize the reimbursement of $16,000 to Greene-Sullivan Special Education Co-op for Bloomfield School District’s share of the building that houses the co-op’s administrative offices.  Mr. Hasler explained that in the past the building that houses the administrative offices of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Co-op has been rented through an annual lease.  He said that the building’s owner is liquidating some of his assets and is planning to put this building on the market and is offering it to the co-op for its appraised value that averaged $89,000.  Marvin Helms moved to approve the recommendation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

6.  Board Authorizes Use of CPF Emergency Allocation.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that due to unforeseen circumstances on a corporation wide basis for needing to replace the water softener in the jr/sr high school and recommended that the Board authorize the use of the Emergency Allocation appropriation in the 2005 Capital Projects Plan to pay for the water softener.  He said the water softener could be replaced with a new one for $9,000, including installation.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

 

 

 

7.   Board Authorizes Purchase of Water Softener for Jr/Sr High School.  It was recommended that the Board authorize the purchase of a new water softener for the jr/sr high school at $9,000 with the 2005 CPF Emergency Allocation being the funding source.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that the jr/sr high school is approaching twenty years old and some of the mechanical equipment including the water softener is reaching the end of its useful life.  He said that Mr. Toon and the technician do not recommend spending a large sum of money on such an old piece of equipment.  Marvin Helms moved to approve the purchase of the water softener per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

8.  Authority Granted to Participate in the Greene County Office of Family and Children Attendance Grant.  Superintendent Hasler said that this grant is intended to complement the C.A.P.E. grant and the new Greene County attendance policy that was a collaborative effort with the district, C.A.P.E., the Greene County Probation Office, and the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and also adds an attendance officer to the existing program.  The term of this grant would be from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 and the Superintendent recommended that the Board renew the grant agreement.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

9.  Participation in Project Lead The Way Program Approved.  It was recommended that the Board of School Trustees authorize the administration to sign the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Agreement for prospective engineering students.  Superintendent Hasler provided the Board with an explanation of PLTW taken from Forging New Generations of Engineers.  (See attached)  Eric Moody moved to approve the recommendation.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

10.  Payment Authorized for Thursday and Saturday School.  It was recommended that the Board authorize the Treasurer to pay Greene-Sullivan Special Education Co-op employees, substitute teachers, and /or aides for working at Thursday and /or Saturday School.  Marvin Helms moved to approve the recommendation.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

11.  Out of State Field Trip Approved.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board approve an out of state field trip February 15, 2006 to the Chicago Auto Show for the Bloomfield students in the Greene-Sullivan Automotive Service Tech Class.  He said this class is part of the Twin Rivers Careers Program.  Marvin Helms moved to approve the recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

12.  Student Leadership Academy Overnight Trip to Greencastle Approved.  Susan Street requested approval for her to take six Bloomfield students on an overnight trip for The Student Leadership Academy at the Walden Inn at Greencastle on February 9 & 10, 2006.  Superintendent Hasler recommended approval.  Nancy Canty moved to approve the request.  Peggi Blakley 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.   Payment of Claims #6470 was presented to the Board for second reading and adoption consideration.  (See attached)  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the policy as presented.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. 

 

14.  Bloomfield School District Athletic Coach’s Handbook Adopted.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board adopt the Coach’s Athletic Handbook for the Bloomfield School District. (See attached)  Mr. Hasler told the Board that Mr. Skomp had worked with the athletic coaches to create this new handbook. 

 

15.  Website Project Approved by Board.  The Bloomfield Police Department contacted Bloomfield teacher Mrs. Nancy Hudson and asked for some help from her students in creating a web-site for the town police department.  Superintendent Hasler recommended allowing Mrs. Hudson’s class to partner with the Bloomfield Police Department to create a Bloomfield Police Department web-site, and accept a $100 donation from the department.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

16.  Update on Agreement Authorizing Enforcement by Bloomfield Police Department. 

Mr. Hasler said that Todd Corn had prepared a draft of an agreement that would authorize the Bloomfield

Police Department to enforce traffic and other city laws policies on the Bloomfield School District property. 

He said this draft had been forwarded to the Town Board’s attorney for review.  Mr. Hasler said the Town

Board’s attorney had made some revisions and those were provided to the Board.  The final agreement will

come back to the Board at a later date for their consideration.

 

17.  Superintendent Search Update.  School Board President Steve Dowden gave an update on the progress of finding a new Superintendent to replace Mr. Hasler when he retires in June 2006.  He reiterated that the deadline for applying for the position is posted as January 20, 2006 and the screening committee will be meeting a short time after that date to begin the screening process.  He said the Board feels it is very important to have input from the community and have scheduled a public meeting for January 19, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. to gather input from the community. 

 

18.  Comments and Information from the Public.  Board member Marvin Helms commented to the good ISTEP results recently for Bloomfield Schools.  He commended the teachers and administration for those good scores.

 

19.  Adjournment.  There being no further business Marvin Helms moved to adjourn.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 6-0 vote. 

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