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Minutes-04/27/2006 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:19

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

April 27, 2006

           

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on April 27, 2006, 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, Robert Kirk and Eric Moody.  President Dowden called the meeting to order at approximately 7:07 p.m.  The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:

 

1.      Recognitions.   Mr. Parsley recognized Mark Bartlow as Teacher of the Month for April.  He applauded Mr. Bartlow for his recent work on conducting an in-house Science Fair as well as having some entries into the Crane Science Fair Competition. He also invited Board Members to the FFA banquet to be held on April 28, 2006.  Mr. Parsley praised students in his leadership group for different activities conducted recently in preparation for safety for the upcoming Prom. Mr. Parsley announced upcoming special dates for Jr/Sr High School students.  Mr. Hasler recognized members of the Board, Administrative Team, and staff members for their leadership when he was out of the building recently for an extended period of time.  

 

2.  Approval of Minutes.  The Board had been provided with minutes of the regular meeting held on March 30, 2006, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Vandeventer.   Peggi Blakley moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved by a 5-0 vote.  Marvin Helms and Robert Kirk abstained from voting because they were not in attendance at the March 30, 2006 meeting. 

 

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.   Marvin Helms moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

4.  Participation in Graduation Qualifying Examination (GQE) Remediation Grants Approved.    It was recommended that the school district participate in the Graduation Qualifying Examination (GQE) Remediation Grant program.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that the GQE Remediation Grant program provides a flat grant based on the number of students in the classes of 2006, 2007, and 2008 that did not pass the GQE.  Nancy Canty made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

        5.  Resolution Approved to Change the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) Accounting Software.  Superintendent Hasler explained that the current ECA accounting software was a Komputrol product and is no longer compatible with new generation computers.  He said that the Harmony Student Management Software package has the capability to manage ECA accounts and recommended that the Board adopt a resolution to change the ECA accounting software to Harmony. (See attached resolution.)  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

6.  ICM Agreement for Health Insurance Accepted.  It was recommended that the Board renew the contract with Individualized Care Management, Inc. (ICM) for the period of May 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that ICM handles any pre-certification requirements contained in our health insurance plan.  He said ICM will assume the responsibility of interfacing and documentation sharing with Bloomfield School District contracted Reinsurance Company and Plan Administrator for the purpose of large claim management and disclosure.  ICM will share patient specific information that is necessary for the ongoing medical management and ultimate adjudication of a health care claim.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation to renew the contract with ICM as presented.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

7.  Admin Fee Schedule Endorsement Agreement for Health Insurance Accepted.  It was recommended that the Board accept the Admin Fee Schedule Agreement with Dunn and Associates for the period of May 1, 2006 until changed by mutual agreement of the two parties. (See attached) Superintendent Hasler told the Board that Dunn and Associates are the third party administrators of the District’s health plan.  He said the fee would be $15.20 per covered employee per month.  Peggi Blakley moved to approve the recommendation made by Mr. Hasler.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

8.  2006 Summer School Program Approved.  Board members were provided with the 2006 Summer School Estimated Instructional Costs Report and List of Courses by Mr. Parsley.   (See attached)  Superintendent Hasler recommended approval.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

9.  Roofing Contract Awarded.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board accept the quote of B & L Sheet Metal and Roofing in the amount of $1,208.32 for a roof flashing project on the Bloomfield Elementary building.  He told the Board that the roof on this area was replaced in 1998 and there had been persistent problems with leaking in the elementary girls restrooms ever since.  Board member Marvin Helms voiced his concern at the labor costs for this project.  Robert Kirk moved to accept the quote from B & L Sheet Metal and Roofing for $1,208.32 per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

10.  Stove Declared Surplus.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that a stove was removed last year from the kitchen to make room for a new oven.  He said it was placed in storage and it has now been determined that it is no longer needed.  Mr. Hasler said he is hoping to find a non-profit group that would like to have the stove donated to them.  Marvin Helms moved to declare the stove surplus and allow for its disposal.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

11.  Board Approves Renewal with Reliance Standard Group Life, AD & D Coverage.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that the life and accidental death insurance plan with Reliance Standard Group Life Insurance has a guaranteed premium until June 1, 2007 with a rate of nineteen cents per thousand per employee per month.  He recommended approval with Reliance Standard for the Life and AD & D coverage at the current rate.  Robert Kirk made a motion to renew with Reliance Standard per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

12.  2006 Summer School Staff Appointments Approved.  Jr./sr. high school principal Greg Parsley provided Board members with 2006 Summer School staff appointments pending adequate enrollment numbers for reimbursement.  (See attached list)  Nancy Canty moved to approve the 2006 Summer School Staff Appointments as presented.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

13.  Teacher Retirement Accepted.  Mr. Robert “Brad” Ellis submitted his letter of retirement to the Board and asked for their acceptance.  (See attached)  Superintendent Hasler said Mr. Ellis has decided to retire at the end of the 2005-2006 school year and has served the school district for 37 years.  Mr. Parsley spoke of his respect for Mr. Ellis.  Mr. Hasler thanked Mr. Ellis for his years of dedication to the students at Bloomfield.  Keith Hanauer moved to accept Mr. Ellis’ retirement. Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

14. Summer Maintenance Help Hired.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board hire a temporary maintenance helper for 52 days @ $7.00 per hour to assist Mr. Toon.  He told the Board that this practice was tried last summer and was very successful.  With a helper to do some of the summer routine maintenance Mr. Toon will be able to complete more challenging tasks himself.  Eric Moody moved to approve the recommendation.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.   

 

15.  Support Staff Wage Schedule, Substitute Wage Schedule, Career Increments, Hours and Work Days Approved.  It was recommended that the Board approve the Support Staff Wage Schedule, Substitute Wage Schedule, Career Increments, Hours and Work Days, effective July 1, 2006. (See attached)  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that the Support Staff Wage Schedule reflects a 2% wage increase in all categories and that two categories were added to the Career Increments Schedule.  Marvin Helms moved to approve the recommendation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

16.  School At-Risk Counselor Wage Approved.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that Ms. Susan Street was hired as a result of a C.A.P.E. grant for the 2002-2003 school year.  He said that since this is not a certified position or hourly position, it is not included in the other salary or wage schedules and he recommended a 2% increase for the 2006-2007 school year and will be paid from C.A.P.E. funds.  Mr. Hasler said that at a 2% increase would set Ms. Street’s salary at 31,825 for 185 days.  Eric Moody moved to approve the recommendation. Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that even if C.A.P.E. funds run out he strongly recommends that the Board continue to fund this position. 

 

17.  Health Insurance Contribution for Support Staff and Administrators Approved.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board approve a $7,550 contribution to the single health plan or a $13,175 contribution to the family health plan for support staff and administrators who are participating in the District’s health insurance plan.  Mr. Hasler said that normally, Board Policy 4401 and administrator contracts are not updated prior to May 1st.  He explained that this action is necessary to allow Mrs. Pritts to make the necessary adjustments to the health insurance payments by the renewal date of May 1st.    Marvin Helms moved to approve the recommendation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

18.  Math Class Trip to Kentucky Kingdom Approved.  Mr. Parsley asked the Board to approve a request to allow Mrs. Lori Burch’s algebra students to travel to Kentucky Kingdom theme park where they will examine mathematical ideas and concepts studied this year put into practice.  (See attached)  The trip would be on May 12, 2006.  Superintendent Hasler recommended approval.  Peggi Blakley moved to approve the trip.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

19.  NJROTC Overnight Field Trip to Anderson, Indiana.   It was recommended that the Board approve an overnight field trip for NJROTC students to compete in the air rifle, PT team, and drill team contest on April 28th & 29th.  Marvin Helms moved to approve the recommendation.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

20.  Board Policy First Reading Held. First reading was held on one (1) school board policy. #4401 Fringe Benefits for Support Staff was presented to the Board for first reading.  (See attached) This policy will be brought back to a later meeting for consideration.

 

21. Policy Second Readings and Adoptions Held.  Second readings were held on two (2) school board policies. #5112 Entrance Requirements and #5112.1 Kindergarten Early Entrance Requirements were presented to the Board for second reading and adoption consideration.  (See attached)  Robert Kirk moved to approve both policies as presented.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

22.  Memorandum of Agreement with the Bloomfield Teachers’ Association Adopted.  It was recommended that the Board adopt a Memorandum of Agreement with the Bloomfield Teachers’ Association allowing six (6) members of the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High’s School Improvement Committee and seven (7) members of the Bloomfield Elementary School Improvement Committee. (See attached)  Mr. Hasler explained that the collectively bargained agreement between the Bloomfield School District Board of Trustees and the Bloomfield Teachers’ Association states in Article XV Section M—P.O. 221 – School Improvement Committee #1.  The number of bargaining unit members appointed by the Association to a School Based Continuous Improvement Committee shall be five (5) per building (elementary and junior/senior high).  Mr. Hasler said that this memorandum would allow these committees to operate with the increased numbers until a subsequent collectively bargained agreement is reached.  Nancy Canty moved to approve the recommendation.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

23.  Amendment to the Specific Plan Description for the District’s Health Insurance Plan Approved.  It was recommended that the Board of School Trustees approve the attached amendment to the Specific Plan Description (SPD) for the District’s health insurance plan.  (See attached) Mr. Hasler said that as the District’s needs change the SPD must be changed to afford the necessary coverage.  He said that it has been called to the attention of the administration that this new coverage is needed by our employees.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the amendment.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

24.  Legal Opinion Needed.  Keith Hanauer made a motion for the superintendent to obtain a written legal opinion concerning questions about the retirement benefits with Bloomfield Teachers.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

25.  Public Comments.  Mr. Ricky Mumma asked for an update on the new Athletic Director search.  Superintendent Hasler said that the screening committee was being set up to screen the thirty-one applications that had been received.  He said the screening committee would consist of administrators, board members, and coaches and then would bring three or four recommendations to the Board along with some alternates.   Mr. Mumma asked why there would be no parents included on the screening committee.   Mr. Hasler explained that after discussing whether or not parents should be involved in the screening it was decided that while parent input would be welcome it was not necessary to have them serve on the committee.  President Dowden shared that parents had not been included on the screening committee when searching for an Athletic Director in the past.

 

26.  Board Member Comments.  Robert Kirk announced that Bloomfield had three seniors who had been accepted into the Rural Doctor Program.  Those honorees were Kiersten Yake, Lori Myers, and Derek Parkes.  Eric Moody asked the Board to check July 29th on their calendars for a board retreat. 

 

27.  Adjournment.  There being no further business Robert Kirk moved to adjourn.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote.