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Minutes-06/29/2006 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:20

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

June 29, 2006

           

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on June 29, 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 7:00 p.m.  The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:

 

1.      Recognitions.   Superintendent Hasler referred to the ratification of a Memorandum of Agreement scheduled to be considered later in the meeting and recognized members of the Bloomfield Teachers’ Association and their leadership for their patience in getting this completed.  Mr. Hasler said this memorandum finishes up the buyout agreement.  President Dowden recognized and voiced his appreciation to outgoing board members Nancy Canty and Peggy Blakley and also Superintendent Hasler on his retirement. 

 

2.  Approval of Minutes.  The Board had been provided with minutes of the regular meeting and executive session both held on May 25, 2006, and the special session and executive session both held on June 15, 2006, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Vandeventer.   Nancy Canty moved to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting and executive session held on May 25, 2006.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion.  These minutes were approved by a 7-0 vote.  Eric Moody moved to approve the special meeting and executive session held on June 15, 2006.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 4-0-3 vote.  Nancy Canty, Robert Kirk and Keith Hanauer abstained from voting because they were not in attendance at the June 15, 2006 meetings. 

 

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.   Keith Hanauer moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

4.  2006-2007 Title I Grant Application Approved for Submission.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board approve the submission of the Title I grant application for the 2006-2007 school year. (See Attached)  Marvin Helms made a motion that the Board authorize submission of the 2006-2007 Title I grant application.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion by a 7-0 vote.

 

5.  Administrator Salary Schedule Approved.    Board members were presented with a salary schedule for Bloomfield administrators.    (See attached)  Mr. Hasler explained that at the May 26, 2006 board meeting the Board had directed him to develop a salary schedule for all administrators in the district.  He said that teachers have an eighteen-step salary schedule and that support staff has a five-step wage schedule for experience.  Mr. Hasler said that this proposal would move the administrators to a twelve-step salary schedule based on the job experience.  Nancy Canty moved to approve the 2.5% salary schedule as presented by Superintendent Hasler.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-1 vote.  Marvin Helms cast the nay vote. 

 

6.  Memorandum of Agreement Settlement Between The Board of School Trustees Of The Bloomfield School District And The Bloomfield Teachers’ Association Ratified.  It was recommended that the Board ratify the settlement of the August 9, 2004 Memorandum of Understanding Between The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District and the Bloomfield Teachers’ Association.  (See attached)  Superintendent Hasler explained that a tentative collective bargaining agreement was ratified by the Board on August 5, 2004 with an understanding that a Memorandum of Understanding would be signed to address some remaining details of the settlement.  Mr. Hasler said that the agreement before the Board at this time does address those final details and that the Bloomfield Teachers’ Association had also ratified the memorandum earlier.  Eric Moody moved to approve the Memorandum of Agreement as presented.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion.  Eric Moody said that he was involved with the process of getting this memorandum in place and thought the discussion process went very well.  The motion passed by a 7-0 vote.  Superintendent Hasler thanked all who participated in the process and it’s successful outcome.

 

7.  Administrator Salaries and Contracts Approved.  It was recommended that the Board approve a one percent (1%) salary increase for administrator salaries for the 2007-2008 school year.  Also, It was recommended that the administrative contract period for Greg Parsley be July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 for 230 days per year; for Stella Turner Royal be August 1, 2007 – June 30, 208 for 200 days per year, and for Mary Jane Vandeventer be August 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 for 200 days per year.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation as presented.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

8.  Summer School Bus Drivers Approved.  It was recommended that the Board approve 2006 Summer School bus drivers for four (4) hours work for fifteen (15) days @ $10.00 per hour.  The recommendation was to hire Linda Pearson, Harold Emery, and Peggy Cox.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that these drivers would be driving district owned vehicles for the summer school program at the elementary and jr. high school level.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the recommendation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

9.  Jr/Sr High School Science Teacher Hired.  It was recommended that the Board hire Ms. Lauren Bohnert as a Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School science teacher.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that Ms. Bohnert had recently completed her science certification and would be teaching Science 8 with her current certification.  He said she would also be teaching Integrated Chemistry/Physics (ICP) and Chemistry I with an Emergency Permit.  Eric Moody moved to hire Ms. Bohnert contingent on her obtaining an emergency permit in Chemistry.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a  6-1 vote.  Mr. Kirk voted against the hire. 

 

10.    Jr/Sr High School Mathematics Teacher Resignation Accepted.  Jr/Sr High School Mathematics teacher Rhonda York submitted her resignation effective August 14, 2006.  Superintendent Hasler said that Ms. York had accepted a position with Washington Community Schools.  Mr. Hasler recommended acceptance.  Keith Hanauer moved to accept the resignation of Ms. Rhonda York effective August 14, 2006.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

11.  2007 Second Grade Overnight Field Trip to Indianapolis Zoo Approved.    Elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer asked the Board to approve the annual overnight field trip to the Indianapolis Zoo on May 2nd and 3rd, 2007, for the second grade students and staff.  Mr. Hasler recommended approval. Marvin Helms moved to approve the field trip as requested.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

12.  Workers’ Compensation Insurance Renewal Awarded.    It was recommended that the Board accept the bid of First Security Insurance for Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage from July 1, 2006 to August 7, 2007 for $14,845.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that a quote was also received from IPEP for $17,597 as an annual premium.  Robert Kirk moved to approve the bid from First Security Insurance.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

 

 

 

13.  Treasurer Authorized to Pay Workers’ Compensation Insurance Renewal Claim.  Superintendent Hasler said that the renewal for the workers’ comp insurance that the Board previously awarded is due on July 19, 2006.  He recommended the Board authorize the district treasurer to pay that claim to First Security Insurance in the amount of $14,845.  Keith Hanauer moved to approve Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

14.  Board Policy Second Reading and Adoption Held.  Second reading and consideration was held on board policy #2263, Homeless Students.  (See attached)  Nancy Canty moved to approve the policy as presented.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

15.  Board Policy Second Reading and Adoption Held.  Second reading and consideration was held on board policy #2520, Title I Parent Involvement.  (See attached)  Peggi Blakley moved to approve the policy as presented.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

16.  Board Policy Second Reading and Adoption Held.  Second reading and consideration was held on board policy #5340, Wellness.  (See attached)  Keith Hanauer moved to approve the policy as presented.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

17.   Board Policy Second Reading and Adoption Held.  Second reading and consideration was held on board policy #8310, Access to Public Records.  (See attached)  Eric Moody moved to approve the policy as presented.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

18.    Administrative Regulations Reviewed.  The Board was informed of two (2) Administrative

Regulations. The regulations shared with the Board were #2521 Title I – Parent Involvement and #1423

Job Description – Title I Program Administrator.  (See attached) No Board action is required on Administrative Regulations. 

 

19.  Vincennes University Project LINK Approved.  It was recommended that the Board authorize the superintendent and the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School principal to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Vincennes University for Project LINK participation.  Mr. Hasler said Project LINK provides opportunities to earn Vincennes University credit in HIST 139 (American History I), HIST 140 (American History II), SOCL 151 (Principals of Sociology), PSYC 142 (General Psychology).   Nancy Canty moved to approve the recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

20.  Superintendent Hasler Makes Donations to School.   Mr. Hasler told the Board that he had always enjoyed Norman Rockwell’s art and that he had chosen two humorous school related prints “Schoolitis” and “The Shiner” to donate to the school.  Mr. Hasler also donated a James Harvey Recognition Award plaque to honor past and future recipients of Mr. Harvey’s recognition award.  Keith Hanauer moved to accept Mr. Hasler’s donations.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.  Mr. Hasler thanked the Board for the confidence they had placed in him when they hired him as Superintendent.  Marvin Helms thanked Mr. Hasler for his leadership. 

 

21.  Comments From the Public.  Nancy Hudson, BTA President, thanked the Board for approving the Memorandum of Agreement earlier in this meeting.  Mrs. Hudson also thanked board members who had served on negotiations both in the present and in the past.  She also thanked and praised Superintendent Hasler for all of his expertise and effort during those negotiation times.

 

22.  Adjournment.  There being no further business Peggi Blakley moved to adjourn.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote.