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Minutes- 07/28/11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Feutz   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:20

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 28, 2011

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on July 28, 2011, 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:  Bill Bond, Steve Dowden, Dwayne Hostetter, Sandy May, Matt Miller, and Eric Moody. John Combs was absent. President Hostetter called the meeting to order at approximately 7:00 p.m. The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:

 

1. Recognitions. David Dean congratulated the 2011Greene County 4-H queen, Bloomfield jr/sr high school senior, Ariel Fuller. He said the jr/sr high school band had participated in the Linton 4th of July parade and represented Bloomfield jr/sr high school well. Mr. Dean praised the hard work of the custodial staff getting the building ready for the beginning of school.  Superintendent Sichting echoed Mr. Dean’s comments on the custodial staff’s efforts and the extra work coming in the next two weeks.   At this time Mr. Sichting asked that those present take a moment of silence for Jarad Rifner, a Bloomfield jr/sr high school senior whose life was taken when the  ATV he was riding overturned on July 27, 2011.

 

2.  Approval of Minutes. The Board had been provided with minutes of the executive session board meeting and a regular school board meeting both held on June 30, 2011, and also a special session held on July 7, 2011, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Usrey.  President Hostetter asked for a motion to approve the June 30, 2011 board meetings.  Steve Dowden moved to approve the minutes of the June 30, 2011 executive session and regular school board meeting beginning with the sentence: “The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana met in executive session on June 30, 2011…” and ending with the sentence: The (June 30, 2011) meeting was then adjourned by a 6-0 vote”.  Sandy May seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0-1 vote. Matt Miller abstained from voting because he was not in attendance at the June 30, 2011 meetings.  President Hostetter said there were not enough board members present that were in attendance at the July 7, 2011 meeting so those minutes would be brought back to the Board at their next meeting for their consideration.

3. Treasurer’s Report. The Board had been provided with the Treasurer’s Report, prepared by corporation treasurer Sue Pritts.  Bill Bond made a motion to approve the June 30, 2011 appropriations report beginning with: Fund 0100 through Fund 7954 and also the June 27, 2011 claims report beginning with voucher number 516 to Sam’s Club Direct and ending with voucher number 587 to Scott Yoho.  Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

4.  DOESA 541 Report for July 2011. Bloomfield School District received the July Basic Grant Tuition Support payment on Friday, July 15, 2011.  (See Attached)  The July Basic Grant payment was $517,473.80. The July Basic Grant payment was $557.36 less than the June 15, 2011 Basic Grant payment.  The reduction was due to two factors.  The first factor was a decrease of $711.96 in Special Education funding.  The second factor was a decrease in the Common School Loan adjustment of $154.60.  The monthly spending reduction ordered by Governor Daniels in December, 2010 decreased slightly to $27,519.99 per month.  The annual Basic Grant reduction remains at an estimated $329,620.15 for the calendar year of 2011.

 

5.  Semi-annual Distribution of Financial Institutions Tax for 2011. Superintendent Sichting provided information on the Financial Institution tax receipts for the 2011 budget.  Bloomfield School District received the initial distribution of Financial Institution tax receipts for the 2011 budget on July 13, 2011.  The breakdown of the Financial Institutions tax receipts per fund were as follows:

 

Debt Service-$2,767.61

Retirement/Severance Bond Debt Service-$801.47

Capital Projects-$1,442.19

Transportation-$2,010.88

School Bus Replacement-$560.35

Total-$7,582.50

 

The table below compares the 2011 semi-annual payment with the total payment received from Financial Institutions Tax receipts for the previous four budget years:

 

Fund

2007

Collections

2008

Collections

2009

Collections

2010

Collections

2011-Percent of 2010 Collection

School Bus

Replacement

$309

$227

$178

$446

1.25%*

Retirement/

Severance Bond Debt

Service

$958

$698

$1,790

$1,597

50%

Capital Projects

$1,959

$1,621

$2,331

$2,971

48%

Debt Service

$3,964

$3,239

$8,307

$5,711**

48%

Transportation

$2,000

$1,652

$3,110

$4,117

48%

*-Overall budget increased by $111,000 over 2010 level

**-2010 Budget was reduced by $501,588.32 from 2009 level

 

6. Permission Granted to Advertise 2012 Budget, Capital Projects Plan, and School Bus Replacement Plan. Superintendent Sichting asked the Board to authorize the advertisement of the 2012 budget for the General Fund, Debt Service Fund, Capital Projects Plan, Transportation Fund, School Bus Replacement Plan and School Bus Replacement Plan. Superintendent Sichting provided the Board with copies of the 2012 budget and plans.  He also gave board members a chart with comparisons of past advertised levies.  Sandy May moved to authorize the advertisement of the 2012 budget per Mr. Sichting’s request.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

Fund

Budget Yr. 2005

Budget Yr. 2006

Budget Yr. 2007

Budget Yr. 2008

Budget Yr. 2009

Budget

Yr. 2010

Budget

Yr. 2011

General Fund

1,453,453

1,577,122

1,688,096

1,655,160

XXXX

XXXX

XXXX

Debt Service Fund

1,097,779

1,010,479

919,207

926,870

927,098

981,895

753,451

Capital Projects Fund

727,193

569,768

715,054

701,665

1,014,000

1,076,108

1,370,794

Transportation Fund

430,616

401,274

469,160

497,513

557,680

700,174

539,396

School Bus Replacement Fund

115,349

105,000

70,483

70,977

122,988

136,008

340,043

Sp. Ed. Preschool Fund

4,333

4,446

6,087

6,138

XXXXX

XXXX

XXXX

Retirement/Pension Bond Debt Service

285,000

211,962

226,735

227,206

199,850

199,449

206,660

Total

4,113,723

3,880,051

4,094,822

4,085,529

2,821,616

3,093,634

3,210,344

 

Proposed 2012 Levy Advertisement

Fund

Proposed Levy

General

XXXXX

Debt Service

729,900

Capital Projects

1,286,658

Transportation

569,808

School Bus Replacement

206,606

Special Education Preschool

XXXX

Retirement/Pension Bond Debt Service

218,913

Total

3,011,885

SIX YEAR HISTORY OF CERTIFIED LEVY

Fund

Budget Yr. 2006

Budget Yr. 2007

Budget Yr. 2008

Budget Yr.

2009

Budget Yr. 2010

Budget

Yr. 2011

General

1,242,674

1,300,577

1,407,245

XXXX

XXXX

xxxx

Debt Service

1,042,002

903,756

926,853

926,953

712,876

712,856

Capital Projects

402,235

446,586

472,653

260,070

370,873

371,387

Transportation

401,167

455,870

463,923

346,921

513,956

$517,878

Sch. Bus Replacement

95,974

70,377

65,084

19,856

55,679

144,428

Special Ed. Preschool

3,917

3,714

3,770

XXXXX

XXXXX

XXXX

Retirement/Pension Bond Debt Service

211,890

218,372

199,816

199,694

199,396

206498

Total

3,399,859

3,399,252

3,539,344

1,753,494

1,852,780

1,953,047

The levy is generally advertised at a higher dollar figure to protect the maximum local levy, which can fluctuate for a variety of reasons.  Bloomfield School District should have some idea of the amount of our rates after the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) reviews our budget this fall.

Circuit Breaker legislation HB 1001 protects homeowners by capping the amount of property taxes each will pay at 1% of the Assessed Valuation of the home.  Additionally, homeowners were given a new credit in 2010 that drastically reduced the taxable value of their home.   All other categories of property are capped at 2% or 3% of the Assessed Valuation of the property.

 

State statue requires school districts advertise the 2012 budget for all funds and plans twice prior to holding a budget hearing.  It is the intent of the Bloomfield School District to advertise the first publication of the budget on Friday, August 5, 2011.  Law requires the first publication date to occur at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled public hearing for the budget.  The required second publication of the budget will occur on Friday, August 12, 2011.

Indiana statute requires the timing of the second publication to occur a minimum of three days prior to the public hearing on all funds and plans.

 

Bloomfield School District will hold a public hearing for all funds and plans on Thursday, August 25, 2011.  The law requires the public hearing to be held a minimum of ten (10) days before the adoption of the budget.

 

The adoption of the 2012 budget for all funds and plans is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2011.   The last dates a school district can statutorily adopt the Capital Projects Plan and the Bus Replacement Plan is September 20, 2011.

 

7.  Resolution to Shift a Portion of Contracted Bus Service to the Bus Replacement Plan. It was recommended the Board approve a resolution to shift a portion of the cost of contracted bus service to the Bus Replacement Plan for the 2012 budget.  Eric Moody moved to approve the recommendation.  Matt Miller seconded the motion.  Superintendent Sichting shared that fuel prices remain very unstable. This resolution is to protect the transportation fund money should a crisis arise to make fuel prices increase. 

 

8.  Board Awards Insurance Renewal.  It was recommended the Board accept the renewal quote for General Liability, Auto, Property and Casualty, and Worker’s Compensation Insurance with First Security Insurance from August 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012 for $75,785.  (See Attached)   Steve Dowden moved to approve the recommendation.  Sandy May seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.  Superintendent Sichting thanked First Security Insurance agent Mr. John Mensch, who was present, for his efforts in keeping the premium with very little increase from last year.

 

9. Board Authorizes Treasurer to Pay Insurance Renewal. It was recommended the Board authorize the district treasurer to pay the premium for General Liability, Automobile, Property and Casualty, and Worker’s Compensation insurance coverage.  Mr. Sichting stated the premium of $75,785 was due to First Security Insurance by August 1, 2011.  Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

10. Semi-annual Distribution of Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax for 2011. Bloomfield School District received the initial distribution of Commercial Vehicle Excise tax receipts for the 2011 budget on July 19, 2011.  The breakdown of the Commercial Vehicle Excise tax receipts per fund were as follows:

 

Debt Service-$4,328.13

Retirement/Severance Bond Debt Service-$1,253.76

Capital Projects-$2,254.89

Transportation-$3,144.82

School Bus Replacement-$876.90

Total-$11,858.00

The table below compares the 2011 semi-annual payment with the total payment received from Commercial Vehicle Excise tax receipts for the previous four budget years:

Fund

2007 Collections

2008

Collections

2009

Collections

2010

Collections

2011-Percent of 2010 Collections

School Bus

Replacement

$836.96

$780.52

$263.59

$701.46*

1.25%

Retirement/

Severance

Bond Debt

Service

$2,597.04

$2,396.32

$2,650.74

$2,512.06**

49%

Capital Projects

$5,311.08

$5,563.04

$3,452.18

$4,673.40

48%

Debt Service

$10,748.02

$11,115.40

$12,304.44

$8,981.04***

48%

Transportation

$5,421.48

$5,668.36

$4,605.05

$6,475

48%

*-Levy increased by $111,000 from 2010 to 2011

**-2010 Budget was reduced by $1,022.54 from 2009 Certified Budget

***-2010 Budget was reduced by $501,588.32 from 2009 Certified Budget

11. 2010 Budget Settlement Correction. Bloomfield School District received a correction for misapplied property tax and excise tax from the December 2010 settlement.  Mr. Sichting said the funds involved in the settlement were Debt Service, Capital Projects, Bus Replacement, Retirement/Severance Pension Debt Service, and Transportation Fund.   He said the Greene County Auditor had informed him that human error had resulted in property tax and excise tax being credited to the Greene County General Fund instead of local units of government.  (See Attached)  Mr. Sichting said that because of that human error being corrected Bloomfield School District received an additional $108,182.96 in property taxes and an additional $18,000 in excise tax for 2010.

 

12. Board Approves Jr/Sr High School Business Teacher Resignation. It was recommended the Board approve the resignation of Mr. Adam Price effective July 7, 2011.  (See Attached)  Matt Miller made a motion to approve the recommendation. Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.  Mr. Sichting said that Mr. Price had previously taught in the Monroe County Community School Corporation and was caught in the Reduction in Force (RIF) there. Mr. Price has been called back and given the opportunity to teacher there again.  On behalf of the School Board and the Bloomfield School District Administration, Mr. Sichting wished Mr. Price the best of luck in his future endeavors.

13.  Technology Assistant Hired. Mr. Sichting explained that a technology assistant opening was created with the retirement resignation of Mr. Roger Doane on February 24, 2011. He said the Technology Assistant would be employed for 190 days for 7.5 hours per day.  He continued that the position was advertised for fourteen (14) days in the local newspaper and only two applications were received.  Mr. Sichting recommended hiring Mrs. Nicole Peter as the Technology Assistant effective August 1, 2011.  Steve Dowden moved to hire Mrs. Peter.  Sandy May seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-1 vote.  Eric Moody cast the nay vote.

14.  Bloomfield Elementary Music and Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Band Teacher’s Resignation Approved. It was recommended the Board approve the resignation of Mrs. Alissa Wayman as Bloomfield Elementary School Music teacher and Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School’s Director of Bands effective July 19, 2011.  Sandy May made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.  Superintendent Sichting said Mrs. Wayman had accepted a position at another school district and wished her the best of luck.

15. NJROTC Instructor’s Annual Certification and Contract. It was recommended the Board authorize the Superintendent to sign to JROTC INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION OF PAY AND DATA FORMS and contracts for Robin White and Frank Starr for the 2011-2012 school year.  (See Attached) Mr. Sichting’s recommendation stated that Bloomfield’s NJROTC program had been an asset to the Bloomfield School District and brings pride to the students, school and community.  He said it is well received by our students and student participation remains high.  This group has been recognized at all levels for their achievement in physical training, academics, and military drill teams.  Sandy May moved to approve the recommendation.  Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

16.  Board Approves Twenty Additional Days for Technology Director’s 2010-2011 Contract.  Superintendent Sichting explained that during the summer of 2011, a significant upgrade was made to the Technology systems at Bloomfield School District.  He continued that in addition, during the 2010-2011 school year, the mandate by the Indiana Department of Education for schools to test one grade level at the elementary and one grade level at the jr/sr high school online resulted in Mrs. Mattox using some of her additional time to be spent by Mrs. Mattox in upgrading the Bloomfield School District computer system for the testing.   Mr. Sichting recommended the Board approve the addition of twenty paid days to the 2010-2011 contract of Mrs. Michelle Mattox, Technology Coordinator for the Bloomfield School District.  Eric Moody moved to approve the recommendation. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

17.  Board Approves Two Additional Days for Director of Health Services’ Contract for 2010-2011. Mr. Sichting told board members that the New School Nurse’s conference is three days in length and the board had earlier approved only one day for the nurse, Mrs. Renee McIntosh, to attend.  Mr. Sichting recommended approving two additional days for Mrs. McIntosh to attend the conference.  Sandy May made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

18. Bloomfield Elementary Hires Long Term Substitute Teacher. It was recommended the Board approve the employment of Mr. Caleb Dunkerly as a long term substitute teacher at Bloomfield Elementary School from August 16, 2011 to on or about November 4, 2011. He stated Mr. Dunkerly would be teaching Mrs. Laura McIntosh’s class while she is on maternity leave.   Sandy May moved to hire Mr. Dunkerly. Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 6- 0 vote.

19.  Board Approves Hiring of Title I Instructional Assistant. Mary Jane Vandeventer requested the Board hire Mrs. Dana Britton as a Title I Instructional Assistant at Bloomfield Elementary.  Superintendent Sichting recommended the Board approve Ms. Vandeventer’s request.  Steve Dowden made a motion to hire Mrs. Britton per the recommendation.  Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

20. Title I Instructional Assistant Hired at Bloomfield Elementary. It was requested that Miss Ashlea Beard be hired by the Board as a Title I Instructional Assistant per Mrs. Vandeventer’s request and Mr. Sichting’s recommendation.  Bill Bond moved to hire Miss Beard per the recommendation.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

21. Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Employs Temporary Math Teacher. It was recommended the Board employ Mrs. Diane Rodriguez as a temporary math teacher for the jr/sr high school for the 2011-2012 school year.  Sandy May moved to approve the recommendation.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.  Superintendent Sichting explained that this position is a temporary one funded by Education Jobs Fund revenue.  He said Mrs. Rodriguez would be working under a temporary contract for 181 days from August 15, 2011 through on or about May 23, 2012.  Mr. Sichting explained that Mrs. Rodriguez would be involved in a “Title I” like pull-out program at Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School in an effort to improve mathematical student achievement at the 7th and 8th grade levels.   Mrs. Rodreguez was present at the meeting and was welcomed by Mr. Sichting and board members.

22. 2011-2012 ECA Recommendations Approved. Board members were provided with ECA recommendations for the 2011-2012 school year from Mr. McBride and/or Mr. Dean. Superintendent Sichting included his support of these recommendations.  (See Attached)  Eric Moody moved to approve the list as follows:

 

Athletics:

  • Stephanie Arthur-Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country Grades 7-8
  • Matt Britton-Boy’s Varsity Basketball
  • Mike Canty-Boy’s and Girl’s Tennis
  • John Combs-Co-Boy’s 6th Grade Basketball
  • Nicole Peter-Girl’s Softball
  • Brian Frederick-Volunteer Assistant Boy’s Cross Country Coach 7-12

Boy’s Assistant Track Coach 7-12

  • Amy Gilmore-Girl’s Assistant Track Grade 7-12

Volunteer Assistant Cross Country

  • Barb Hanauer-Boy’s Assistant Cross Country Coach 7-12

Volunteer Assistant Track Coach

  • Chris Hitchcock-Girl’s Varsity Basketball Coach
  • Kevin Hobson-Co-Boy’s 6th Grade Basketball
  • Steve Jones-Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country Grades 7-12

Boy’s and Girl’s Track Grades 7-12

Girl’s Track Grades 7-8

  • Kevin McIntosh-Volunteer Assistant Weight Room
  • John Royal-5th Grade Boy’s Basketball
  • Laura Kay Rose-Jr. Varsity and Varsity Cheerleading Sponsor

9th Grade Cheerleading Sponsor

  • Susie Schulte-Girl’s Varsity Volleyball
  • Mike Sherrard-7th and 8th Grade Boy’s Basketball
  • Sharon Sparks-Girl’s Assistant Cross Country, Grades 7-12

Volunteer Track Coach

  • Kyle von Almen-Boy’s Junior Varsity Basketball Coach

Boy’s Track, Grades 7-8

  • Karen Wells-Volunteer Cross Country and Track Coach
  • Scott Yoho-Boy’s Assistant Basketball Coach 9-12

 

 

Clubs and Activities:

  • Stephanie Arthur-Academic Coach (High School)

Jr. High Academic Coach

  • Bailey Helms-Dance Team
  • Ben Helms-FFA
  • Laura Helms-High School Vocal Music

High School Musical/Play Director

Piano Accompaniment

Tickets and Programs

Junior High Musical Director

Strut & Fret

  • Stacey Helms-Volunteer Assistant Dance Team
  • Nancy Hudson-Senior Action Team Sponsor
  • Deb Johnson-Senior High Art Club

Junior High Art Club

  • Ron McBride-Intramural Director
  • Laura Kay Rose-Booster Club
  • Sharon Sparks-Speech Team
  • Frank Starr-NJROTC Stipend
  • Robin White-NJROTC Stipend

 

Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

23. Summer Camp Coaches and Salary Amounts Approved by Board. Superintendent Sichting provided board members with a list of coaches who had conducted summer athletic camps and recommended salary amounts for those coaching duties.  (See List Below)

  • Matt Britton-Boy’s Basketball Camp-45 hours @ $12 per hour
  • Chris Hitchcock-Girl’s Basketball Camp-35 hours @ $12 per hour
  • Bailey Maryfield-Tennis Camp-96 hours @ $12 per hour
  • Susie Schulte-Volleyball Camp-20 hours @ $12 per hour

He reminded board members that these camp coaches were originally approved as volunteers due to the uncertainty of the number of paid camp registrations.  Mr. Sichting said these coaches are paid entirely by camp registration fees.  Superintendent Sichting recommended paying these coaches now that camper’s fees have been collected. Matt Miller made a motion to pay summer coaches per the recommendation. Sandy May seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

24. Board Approves Changes to Non-Certified Hours and Work Day Schedule and Substitute Wage Schedule. Superintendent Sichting provided board members with a revised Non Certified Hours and Work Days Schedule and Substitute Wage Schedule.  (See Attached)  He explained the revisions as an increase in the hourly pay for substitute nurses and an increase in the hours and number of work days for the computer technology assistant.   Mr. Sichting recommended approval of the revised schedules.  Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

 

25.  Superintendent Granted Authority to Hire. Superintendent Sichting told board member that there were five positions that still needed to be filled prior to the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.  Those positions still left to fill are Elementary Music and Jr/Sr High School Band, Title I Instructional Assistant, Jr/Sr High School Business Teacher, Jr/Sr High School Temporary English Teacher, and a Long-Term Substitute Teacher for an Elementary Maternity Leave.  He asked the Board to grant him authority to fill those positions and then bring the candidate recommendation to them for formal approval at the August regular meeting of the Board.  He said this would allow student services to continue without any interruptions.  Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation.  Sandy May seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

26.  Amendment #4 to Bloomfield School District Health Insurance Trust Approved. Mr. Sichting asked the Board to approve Amendment #4 to the Health Insurance Trust for Bloomfield School District employees.  (See Attached)  He said the amendment matches language in the Collectively Bargained Agreement Between the Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District and the Bloomfield Teacher’s Association.  Eric Moody moved to approve Amendment #4 per Mr. Sichting’s request.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

27.  2011-2012 Jr/Sr High School Book Rental, Workbooks, and Consumable Materials Charges Approved. It was recommended that the Board adopt a list of course charges for the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School for the 2011-2012 school year.  (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve book charges as presented for the Jr/Sr High School.   Bill Bond seconded the motion.   The motion passed by a 6-0 vote.

28.  2011-2012 Elementary School Book Rental, Workbooks, and Consumable Materials Charges Approved. It was recommended that the Board adopt a list of course charges for the Bloomfield Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year.  (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve book charges as presented for the elementary school.   Sandy May seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

29.  Board Approves Monetary Donations. Superintendent Sichting told board members monetary donations had been made to Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Band and the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Art Club from the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce.  Sandy May made a motion to accept the donations.  Eric Moody seconded the motion.  Mr. Sichting said $100.00 was donated to the band for performing the National Anthem at the annual fireworks display.  He explained the Chamber was going to pay Doug Frye $200.00 for setting off the annual fireworks display and Mr. Frye asked that that money be divided between the Bloomfield Band and the Bloomfield Art Club.   The monetary donations were accepted by a 6-0 vote. 

30.  Designation of Economic Revitalization Area. Bloomfield School District received notification of a resolution to be considered by the Greene County Council on July 18, 2011 to designate the Greene County portion of the Westgate @ Crane Technology Park as an economic revitalization area.   Parts of Taylor Township in Bloomfield School District are located in this area.  The resolution does not change any conditions of the original “Tax Increment Financing” area.   Businesses choosing to build or occupy the “TIF” area in Bloomfield School District would be eligible for a tax abatement for a period of nine years.  (See Attached)

 

31.  Notice of Non-Distribution of Tax Increment Financing Revenue for 2012. Bloomfield School District received notification on July 7, 2011 from the Greene County Redevelopment Commission concerning the need for the commission to capture all the incremental assessed value from the TIF Allocation Area to meet its outstanding debt obligations.  At this point, the Tax Increment Financing area in Taylor Township is not producing a lot of revenue.  Most of the revenue for the “TIF” area is coming from the White River School District’s “TIF” area.  It should be noted as businesses relocate to the Greene County portion of the Westgate @ Crane Technology Park that some of the incremental revenue generated from the increase in Assessed Value will be lost to pay the outstanding debt from infra-structure improvements in the area.

32.  My College Options Survey Results. Superintendent Sichting provided a copy of the results of Bloomfield senior students’ participation in My College Options during the Spring of 2011. (See Attached)  Mr. Sichting went over the survey results and said Bloomfield’s seniors fared very well when compared to other seniors in the State and in the Nation in terms of what they are doing after high school graduation.

33.  Greene County Parent and Student Survey, Grades 7-12. Board members were provided with survey results from the Greene County Parent and Student survey completed in 2010-2011.  Mr. Sichting asked them to take the survey results home and study it then bring it with them to the August board meeting for discussion.

34.  Adjournment. There being no further business Eric Moody moved to adjourn. Sandy May seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 6-0 vote.

 

BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT – BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

 

 

________________________________        _______________________________

President                                                                    Member

________________________________        ________________________________

Vice-President                                                           Member

________________________________        ________________________________

Member                                                                      Member

________________________________       ________________________________

Attest:  Secretary                                                       Superintendent of Schools

 

 

 

 

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