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Minutes-6/26/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kelli Usrey   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

June 26, 2014

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on June 26, 2014, 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, John Combs, Dwayne Hostetter, Matt Miller, Eric Moody and Sandy Parkes. Steve Dowden was absent. Vice President Hostetter called the regular board meeting to order at approximately 7:00 p.m. The following order of business was transacted with Vice President Hostetter presiding:

1. Recognitions. Mr. Dean announced that the Bloomfield Girl's tennis team had made Academic All State, Bloomfield's FFA chapter had attended the State Convention recently and shared some recent NJROTC competition results. He said Alli Workman had made Bloomfield proud with her recent showing in the State Track competition. In baseball Bart Query and David Deem were named All Conference with Jared Bond receiving Honorable Mention. Mr. Dean honored Shayla Wikle, Bridget Buka, Alicia Hasler and Alli Workman for receiving All Conference in Track. He honored Emily Bucher for receiving All Conference in tennis along with Heather Heaton and Katelyn VanSant receiving Honorable Mention. He said Adam Dean, Ceci Craig, Brent Ellis, Marisa McIntosh and Alli Workman attended the IHSAA leadership conference recently. Mr. Dean also recognized Justin Baker for gaining the honor of being named an Eagle Scout. Mr. Dean added that their first 1:1 pilot teachers had gotten together earlier in the week sharing ideas and getting a game plan in place. Mr. Sichting complemented the custodial staff who had been working hard as they start getting the building ready for school to begin in the fall and said Summer School was completed with the exception of a few students still taking driver's training. Mr. Sichting gave highlights to those present of some of the construction work in the building. He said he felt work would be completed on time for the start of school. Mr. Sichting shared that work has also began on the Outdoor Physical Education Facilities south of Bloomfield. He said there would be a construction meeting held on June 27th and that rain had played havoc with the schedule on the project but that progress was being made.

2. Approval of Minutes. The Board had been provided with minutes of a regular school board meeting held on May 29, 2014, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Usrey. Bill Bond made a motion to approve the minutes beginning with the sentence: "The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on May 29, 2014... " and ending with the sentence: "The (May 29th Regular) meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote." Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

3. Treasurer's Report. The Board had been provided with the Treasurer's Report, prepared by corporation treasurer Stacey Robinette. Bill Bond made a motion to approve the May 28, 2014 claims listing beginning with voucher number 454 to Bloomfield State Bank and ending with voucher number 479 to Midwest Gas, the May 31, 2014 appropriation report beginning with Fund 0100 through Fund 7965 and the May 31, 2014 Bank Statement. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

4. May Indiana Department of Education State Aid 544 Report. Bloomfield School District received the June Indiana Department of Education SA 544 Basic Grant payment on June 16, 2014. Bloomfield School District received four hundred sixty one thousand six hundred twenty seven dollars and forty one ($461,627.41) cents. The June Indiana Department of Education SA 544 Basic Grant payment was three thousand two dollars and seventy three ($3,002.73) cents more than the May Indiana Department of Education SA 544 Basic Grant payment. The increase was due to increases in Special Education funding for Bloomfield School District. The Special Education Grant for June was two thousand nine hundred ninety one dollars and seventy seven ($2,991.77) cents greater than the May Special Education Grant.

Bloomfield School District made a projection for Average Daily Membership and Full Day Kindergarten enrollment on May 14, 2014. This will be the source of funding for July, 2014 through October, 2014. An adjustment will take place in November based on the September, 2014 Average Daily Membership count if the estimate was high or low. In 2010, Bloomfield School District was receiving six hundred seventeen thousand eight hundred eighty four dollars ($617,884) more in calendar year funding. The anticipated loss of five hundred forty two thousand four hundred two dollars ($542,402) brings the total loss of state funding to over one million thirty eight thousand seven hundred thirty eight dollars ($1,038,738) since 2010. Bloomfield School District has lost 14% of funding. The loss of funding is due to a drop in student enrollment along with the loss of the Small Schools Grant and Rural Schools Grant. In comparison, Bloomfield School District has lost 16% of the student enrollment.

5. June 2014 Property Tax Settlement. Bloomfield School District received the June settlement for Property Tax levies on June 20, 2014 from the Greene County Auditor's office. Below is a table illustrating the property tax payment per fund:

Fund Amount Received 2014 Levy Percentage of Levy Received Amount of Levy to be collected

School Bus Replacement $59,227.70 $104,985 56% $45,757.30

Retirement/Sev.

Bond Debt Service

$145,378.97 $253,164 57% $107,785.03

Capital Projects $264,653.11 $469,138 56% $204,484.89

Debt Service $330,144.03 $574,897 57% $244,752.97

Transportation $323,082.58 $572,767 57% $249,684.42

Total $1,122,486.39 $1,974,951 57% $852,464.61

***-It is estimated the 2014 Circuit Breaker will reduce the December 2014 Property Tax settlement by $25,607.26.

It is estimated the Circuit Breaker loss by Fund will be:

The total Circuit Breaker credits for Bloomfield School District for the 2014 budget cycle is

• Debt Service-$977.18 (Protected Levy)

• School Retirement/Severance Pension Debt Service-$430.82 (Protected Levy)

• Capital Projects Fund-$9,898.98

• Transportation-$12,085.58

• School Bus Replacement-$2,215.21

• General-$0

Total-$25,607.26

Due to the statutory requirements for school districts to pay debt obligations, the Circuit Breaker losses will primarily be in the funds of Capital Projects, Transportation, and School Bus Replacement.

6. June 2014 Excise Tax Settlement. On Friday, June 20, 2014, Bloomfield School District received the 2014 June Excise Tax Settlement from the Greene County Auditor's office. The table below summarizes receipts by fund for the 2014 Excise Tax settlement. The table also illustrates a comparison of 2014 Excise Tax receipts to Excise Tax receipts for 2013, 2012 and 2011:

Fund 2011 2012 2013 Partial 2014 % of 2014

Miscellaneous

Revenue

School Bus Replacement $15,185.37 $15,293.85 $12,026.03 $11,552.94 68%

Retirement/Severance Debt Service $24,634.00 $29,980.03 $26,574.34 $27,859.20 68%

Capital Projects $44,190.99 $47,426.18 $62,832.57 $51,625.85 68%

Debt Service $89,361.87 $100,017.82 $89,361.87 $63,264.06 68%

Transportation $61,621.87 $74,570.25 $65,670.17 $63,029.58 68%

Bloomfield School District collected sixty-eight (68%) of the Miscellaneous Revenue

needed for the 2014 budget in the June 2014 Excise Tax settlement.

7. June 2014 Financial Institutions Tax Settlement. On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Bloomfield School District received notification of the June 2014 Financial Institutions Tax Settlement from the Greene County Auditor's Office. The table below summarizes receipts by fund for the 2014 Financial Institutions Tax settlement. The table also illustrates a comparison of 2014 Financial Institutions Tax receipts to Financial Institutions Tax receipts for 2013, 2012 and 2011:

Fund 2011 2012 2013 Partial 2014 % of 2014

Miscellaneous

Revenue

School Bus Replacement $1,120.70 $820.18 $857.73 $617.28 3%

Retirement/Severance Debt Service $1,602.74 $1607.76 $1,895.34 $1,488.53 3%

Capital Projects $2,884.38 $2,542.88 $4,481.34 $2,758.38 3%

Debt Service $5,535.22 $5,363.70 $6,373.96 $3,380.21 3%

Transportation $4,021.76 $3,999.02 $4,683,73 $3,367.69 3%

As you can see, the June settlement of the Financial Institutions Tax makes up 3% of the

miscellaneous revenue for each fund. A large percentage of the miscellaneous revenue for each of the funds will come from Excise Tax. Excise Taxes, Commercial Vehicle Excise Taxes, and Financial Institutions Taxes are the sole source of miscellaneous revenue for each of the funds. The other major revenue source for each of the funds is Property Taxes.

8. June 2014 Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax Settlement. On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Bloomfield School District received notification of the June 2013 Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax Settlement from the Greene County Auditor's Office. The table below summarizes receipts by fund for the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax settlement. The table also illustrates a comparison of 2014 Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax settlement to Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax receipts for 2013, 2012 and 2011:

Fund 2011 2012 2013 June 2014 % of Miscellaneous Revenue

School Bus Replacement $1,753.73 $1,360.94 $1,117.32 $593.19 3%

Retirement/Severance Bond Debt Service $2,507.41 $2,667.81 $2,469.00 $1,430.44 3%

Capital Projects $4,509.59 $4,220.28 $5,837.14 $2,660.76 3%

Debt Service $8,655.90 $8,900.28 $8,302.56 $3,428.32 3%

Transportation $6,288.37 $6,635.76 $6,101.38 $3,236.29 3%

As you can see, the June settlement of the Commercial Vehicle Excise Tax makes up 3% of the miscellaneous revenue for each fund. A large percentage of the miscellaneous revenue for each of the funds will come from Excise Tax. Excise Taxes, Commercial Vehicle Excise Taxes, and Financial Institutions Taxes are the sole source of miscellaneous revenue for each of the funds. The other major revenue source for each of the funds is Property Taxes.

9. Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Biology Teacher Resignation Accepted. It was recommended the Board approve the resignation of Mr. Mark Bartlow as a Biology teacher at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School effective August 10, 2014. Mr. Bartlow has taught Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Principles of Bio-Medical at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School for nine (9) years. Mr. Bartlow entered the teaching profession via a transition to teaching program. Previously, Mr. Bartlow was employed in the Agricultural industry. Mr. Bartlow is returning to the private industry. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees would like to thank Mr. Bartlow for his years of service in educating Bloomfield School District students. The school board, administration, and staff would like to wish Mr. Bartlow the best of luck as he enters a new chapter in his life. Eric Moody moved to accept the resignation. Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

10. Non-Continuation of Teaching Contract. It was recommended the Board approve the non-continuance of Mrs. Jessica Lauderdale's regular teaching contract based on the provisions of IC 20-28-7.5-1 (3) due to the justifiable decrease in the number of teaching positions. Mrs. Lauderdale was employed as a Kindergarten teacher at Bloomfield Elementary during the 2013-2014 school year. The current enrollment of the 2014-2015 Kindergarten class will not support four (4) sections. As a result, Mrs. Lauderdale's teaching position is being non-continued consistent with IC 20-28-7.5-1 (3).

The decision to non-continue Mrs. Lauderdale's teaching contract also meets the guidelines of IC 20-28-7.5-1 (5) passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2011. Matt Miller made a motion to approve the motion. Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

11. Board Approves Elimination of At-Risk Counseling Position. Mr. Sichting provided board members with his recommendation for the Board to approve the elimination of an "at-will" At-Risk Counseling position due to decreasing revenue for the 2014-2015 school year. Bill Bond moved to approve the recommendation. John Combs seconded the motion. Mr. Sichting explained that Bloomfield School District is above the "Foundation Funding" level set in the school funding formula. He said if the District enrollment remained at the present levels for 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 the school district would lose approximately forty five thousand ($45,000) dollars during the course of the three year span. Mr. Sichting stated that the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation mandating school corporations do not enter into deficit financing and as a result, it is imperative Bloomfield School District cut expenses to avoid a deficit financing situation. He said the current situation could be much worse if Bloomfield School District enrollment declines and school funding levels remain at present levels. The motion passed by a 6-0 vote.

12. Board Approves Administrative Contract. It was recommended the Board approve an administrative contract for Bloomfield Athletic Director Mr. Ron McBride. (See Attached) Superintendent Sichting said Mr. McBride's current contract was set to expire on July 31, 2014. He stated that Mr. McBride's contractual days are being reduced from 201 days to 181 days. Mr. McBride's contract would be for one year and would run from August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015. Eric Moody moved to approve the contract. John Combs seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

13. ECA Recommendations Approved for 2014-2015. It was recommended the Board approve ECA recommendations for the 2013-2014 school year. Recommended by Mr. Dean and Mr. McBride were:

Club Sponsors

• Erika Bault-Business Professionals of America (Co-Sponsor)

• Matt Britton-Jr. High Science Club Sponsor

• Angela Brown-High School Student Council Sponsor

• Jr. High School Student Council Sponsor

• Senior Class Sponsor

• Michael Cluver-NJROTC Sponsor

• Ashlea Dunkerly-Junior Class Sponsor

• Jennifer Heaton-Jr.-Sr. High School Improvement Committee

• Ben Helms-FFA

• Chris Hitchcock-Jr.-Sr. High School Improvement Committee

• David Hultberg-NJROTC Sponsor

• Brenda Roach-French Club Sponsor

• Kyle von Almen-Christian Service Club Sponsor

Athletic Coaches

• Bradlea Beard-Volunteer Varsity Assistant Girls' Volleyball Coach

• Brad Beard-Volunteer Boys' Junior High Basketball Assistant Coach

• Matt Britton-Boys' Varsity Basketball

• Mike Canty-Boys' and Girls' Tennis

• Ashlea Dunkerly-Girls' Varsity Volleyball

• Girls' Track (Grades 7-12)

• Caleb Dunkerly-Boys' Cross Country (Grades 7-12)

• Girls' Cross Country (Grades 7-12)

• Boys' Track (Grades 7-12)

• Nicole Fougerousse-Girls' Softball

• Ruth Ann Flynn-Volunteer 8th Grade Girls' Basketball

• Trent Frady-8th Grade Girls' Basketball

• Cameron Gilmore-7th Grade Boys' Basketball

• Kenny Greves-Volunteer Boys' 7th and 8th Grade Basketball

• William Hasler-Volunteer Boys' Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach

• Bailey Helms-Dance Team

• Stacey Robinette-Volunteer Assistant Dance Team

• Chris Hitchcock-Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach

• Kevin Hobson-Volunteer Boys' Freshmen Assistant Coach

• Jarrod Holtsclaw-Volunteer Boys' Varsity Assistant Coach

• Angie Keusch-Girls' 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball

• Girls' Junior Varsity Basketball Coach

• Ron McBride-Intramural Director

• Bill McIntosh-Boys' Assistant Basketball Coach (Grades 9-12)

• Jason Pegg-Boys' Varsity Baseball Coach

• Kalyse Reimbold-Girls' Junior Varsity Volleyball (Grades 9-12)

• Bob Richardson-Boys' Cross Country (Grades 7-8)

• Girls' Cross Country (Grades 7-8)

• Laura Kay Rose-Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor

• 9th Grade Cheerleader Sponsor

• Booster Club

• Mike Sherrard-8th Grade Boys' Basketball Coach

• Scott Small-Volunteer 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Coach

• Ashley Smith-Girls' Assistant Basketball Coach (Grades 9-12)

• Kyle von Almen-Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball Coach

• Boys' Track (Grades 7-8)

• Girls' Track (Grades 7-8)

• Scott Yoho-Boys' Golf (Grades 9-12)

• Boys' Golf (Grades 7-8)

Eric Moody made a motion to approve the recommendations. John Combs seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

14. NJROTC Instructor's Annual Certification and Contract. It was recommended the Board authorize the Superintendent to sign the JROTC ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF PAY AND DATA FORMS and Contracts for the 2014-2015 school year. (See Attached) Bill Bond made a motion to approve the recommendation. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote

15. Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Fills Family and Consumer Science Position. Mr. Dean asked the Board to hire Ms. Megan Burney as a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School for the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Sichting recommended approval. (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to hire Ms. Burney per the recommendation. John Combs seconded the motion. Mrs. Sichting shared some background on Ms. Burney and welcomed her to Bloomfield Schools. Ms. Megan Burney was hired by a 6-0 vote.

16. NJROTC Overnight Field Trip to Crane, Indiana Approved. It was recommended the Board approve an overnight field trip for the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School NJROTC unit to Crane Naval Base for an overnight field trip from July 16, 2014 through July 17, 2014. (See Attached) Eric Moody made a motion to approve the field trip as requested. Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

17. Board Approves Overnight Field Trip for FFA. It was recommended the Board approve an overnight field trip for members of the Bloomfield Jr/Sr. High School FFA to attend FFA camp in Trafalgar, Indiana from July 7, 2014 through July 10, 2014 or July 21, 2014 through July 24, 2014. (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve the field trip as requested. Sandy Parkes seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

18. Out-of-State NJROTC Field Trip to Owensboro, Kentucky Approved. It was recommended the Board approve an out-of-state field trip for the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School NJROTC unit to Owensboro, Kentucky on or about August 20, 2014. (See Attached) Bill Bond moved to approve the field trip as requested. Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Mr. Sichting said the cadets would be traveling to the United States Coast Guard Cutter, Obion to navigate and cruise the Ohio River.

19. School Board Policies, New and Revised, 2nd Reading. The following policies are being presented for the second time. Two of the policies are current Bloomfield School District policies and are being amended. One of the policies is a new policy to Bloomfield School District.

• 3772, Firearms and Dangerous Weapons, Revised

• 9150.1, Firearms and Dangerous Weapons, Revised

• 5630.1, Use of Seclusion and Restraint with Students, New

Superintendent Sichting explained that the policy amendment and adoption are due to statutory changes during the 2014 Legislative Session. Sandy Parkes made a motion to approve the policies as presented. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

20. Board Policy, Revised, 1st Reading. The following board policy was presented to Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees for 1st Reading. (See Attached):

• 4401, Fringe Benefits for Support Staff, Revised

Mr. Sichting said Policies are read publically twice prior to adoption. The policy is being amended due to reorganization of cafeteria duties and job titles. A new section is being added concerning the reorganization of the cafeteria duties. He said he would be bringing this policy back to the Board for 2nd Reading and adoption.

21. Board Approves 2014-2015 Student Handbook Changes for Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School. Mrs. Royal had earlier provided board members with an outline of the 2014-2015 student handbook changes for the jr/sr high school. (See Attached) It was recommended the Board approve the following changes for the 2014-2015 Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School student handbook:

• Updated bullying and harassment language to meet the intent of 2013 legislative changes-*

• Language concerning student possession and use of electronic cigarettes

• Requirement of a student participating in athletics or extra-curricular activities to attend school all day unless they have a certified absence. Previously, this only applied to athletics.

• Rules and policies for the 1:1 Computer Initiative on the following pages: 9,10, 20, and 22

• Student parking will not be allowed in baseball parking lot unless space becomes an issue

• Dress code has been changed to allow leggings with a tee shirt extending to the thigh

• Late assignments will not be accepted except for excused absences unless there is a special circumstance.

*-New bullying sections were discussed with the Bloomfield Teacher's Association and an addendum was added in October to the 2013-2014 Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School Handbook.

Mr. Sichting explained that each spring a review of the Student Handbook is completed and changes are proposed prior to the printing of the handbook. Matt Miller moved to approve the changes as presented. Sandy Parkes seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

22. 2014-2015 Bloomfield Elementary School Handbook Revisions Approved. Mrs. Mary Jane Vandeventer provided board members with copies of the proposed student handbook for the 2014-2015 school year. (See Attached) Changes for the Elementary handbook are as follows:

• Updated bullying and harassment language to meet the intent of 2013 legislative changes-*

• Language concerning student possession and use of electronic cigarettes

*-New bullying sections were discussed with the Bloomfield Teacher's Association and an addendum was added in October to the 2013-2014 Bloomfield Elementary School Handbook.

Mr. Sichting explained that each spring a review of the Student Handbook is completed and changes are proposed prior to the printing of the handbook. Eric Moody moved to approve the changes as presented. Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

23. Board Authorizes Administration to Apply for a Waiver for School-Age Child-Care Program for the 2014-2015 School Year. It was recommended the Board authorize the administration to apply for a waiver to exempt BSD from a statutory requirement of maintaining a School-Age Child-Care Program for the 2014-2015 school year. (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation. Sandy Parkes seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

24. 2014-2015 Breakfast Price Adjustment Approved. Mr. Sichting told board members that the cost of breakfast had increased due to an increase in food and labor costs. He provided them with a recommendation from cafeteria supervisor Miss Kayla Hendrix to increase the price of breakfast from $1.25 to $1.35 per day. (See Attached) Mr. Sichting recommended approval. Sandy Parkes made a motion to approve the recommendation. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

25. Center for Education and Career Innovation Region 8 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Development Grant. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve Bloomfield School District's participation in the Center for Education and Career Innovation Region 8 Career and Technical Education Curriculum Development Grant. (See Attached) The Center for Education and Career Innovation has a matching grant program. Twin Rivers Vocational Education Cooperative has made application to receive benefits from the grant. The grant will supply training and supplies to integrate science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing curriculum into existing courses. The grant benefits would include training for teachers to incorporate the STEM initiatives in their existing curriculum. The primary areas of emphasis would be in courses such as communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction. Twin Rivers instructors would be chosen to receive training and to later provide training to Bloomfield School District teachers. The matching contribution for the grant came from industry salaries of participants involved in advisory councils. As a result, there is no direct cost to Bloomfield School District. Mr. Sichting said the grant deadline was Friday, May 9, 2014, as a result, he was asking for board approval after the grant was submitted. Matt Miller made a motion to approve the recommendation. Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

26. 2014-2015 HPS Membership Approved. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve a membership with HPS for Bloomfield School District for the 2014-2015 school year in the amount of one thousand four hundred twenty five dollars ($1,425). Mr. Sichting explained that HPS is a group purchasing organization and one of the divisions of HPS is a Food Service purchasing program. He reminded board members that they approved a three (3) month trial membership for the Bloomfield School District Cafeteria during the February 27, 2014 board meeting. Kayla Hendrix, Bloomfield School District Cafeteria Manager used the three months to evaluate potential cost savings and product quality. Miss Hendrix did an item by item price comparison during the three (3) month trial and found a cost savings on approximately 75% of the items from HPS. He said additionally, ordering through HPS provided a drop in labor cost for the cafeteria due to not having to look at three different vendors for the lowest possible cost. Also, the food quality of the items received through HPS was good. Mr. Sichting recommended approval. Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation. Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

27. Collaborative Agreement between Pace-Community Action Agency, Inc. and Bloomfield School District. It was recommended the Board approve a collaborative agreement between the Bloomfield School District and Pace Community Action Agency. (See Attached) Pace Community Action Agency is the administrator of the Head Start Program. In the collaborative agreement, Bloomfield School District agrees to:

• Refer appropriate families to the Head Start Program

• Provide the dates of kindergarten round-up to the local Head Start Staff

• Provide availability for Bloomfield Head Start students to make a field trip

to a Bloomfield Elementary Kindergarten classroom

• Share curriculum, training opportunities, and activities that promote parent involvement

• Share resources and facilities as appropriate

• Assist with assessment practices, strategic planning, school readiness goals, and

advisory councils

Sandy Parkes moved to approve the recommendation. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

28. Administrative Guidelines, 1st Reading. The following Administrative Guidelines were presented for the first time: (See Attached)

• 1417-Job Description-Athletic Director, Amended

• 7510-Use of School Facilities, Amended

• 8500.1-Student Lunch Charges, Amended

Some discussion was held on administrative guideline #8500.1- Student Lunch Charges. Administrative Guidelines are presented to the board for one reading and are adopted. If an Administrative Guideline is amended during the initial presentation it is amended and brought back for final approval.

29. Board Awards Contract for Polyurethane Waterproofing of Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Mechanical Room Roof. It was recommended the Board approve a contract to polyurethane waterproof the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School Mechanical Room roof to Robinson Painting and Acoustical of Evansville, Indiana. The project also includes removal of all previous calking and sealants in joints, coping of sub-wall, installation of metal covering for sub-wall and flashing around existing drains. The total price of the project is thirty eight thousand eight hundred sixty five dollars ($38,865). The price includes architectural fees associated with the project. During the May 29, 2014 board meeting, the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees gave Superintendent Dan Sichting the approval to solicit bids and award a contract. The contract was to be brought back to the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees for approval.

Three quotes were solicited for the project. Quotes were solicited from the following:

• Sims Painting of Evansville

• Robinson Painting and Acoustical of Evansville

• Tri-State Painting of Evansville

All contractors solicited for a quote were pre-approved by the manufacture BASF in terms of product warranty. All three contractors had experience in applying the product to be utilized in the project. Robinson Painting and Acoustical of Evansville was the only contractor to supply a quote in the time frame provided. Robinson Painting and Acoustical visited the site, read the project specifications, and provided a quote to perform the job completely. Sims Painting of Evansville did not submit a bid and indicated they couldn't perform the work as specified in the project documents. Tri-State Painting of Evansville submitted an incomplete quote. The quote was submitted after the due date. The quote didn't include coping of the sub-wall in the project. The quote also failed to include flashing around drains located in the area. The quote also didn't include the installation of the metal top for the sub-wall. Although the Tri-State Painting quote was substantially lower, the quote was incomplete and failed to include all necessary items spelled out in project documents. As a result, the recommendation was to award the project to Robinson Painting and Acoustical of Evansville for the price indicated which also includes architectural fees associated with the project. John Combs moved to approve the recommendation. Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

30. July 4th Fireworks to be Held on School Grounds. It was recommended the Board approve a request to hold the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce's annual Fourth of July fireworks display on Bloomfield School District's outdoor athletic facilities. (See Attached) Eric Moody moved to approve the request. John Combs seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

31. My College Options Survey. Superintendent Sichting provided results from the My College Options survey given to students in grades 8-12. (See Attached)

32. Greene County Health Department Inspection of Bloomfield School District Cafeteria. Mr. Sichting told board members that a resent Bloomfield School District cafeteria inspection by the Greene County Health Department found no violations. He congratulated cafeteria supervisor Kayla Hendrix and her staff for having a clean inspection.

33. Release from Finding of Noncompliance for Indicator 13. The Superintendent explained that Indicator 13deals with transition plans for any special needs student fourteen and older. He said once a student reaches fourteen they have to have educational goals for after high school. Mr. Sichting said that in the spring of 2014 the district received notice that they were not in compliance. He said the special needs teachers along with help from Mrs. Royal worked hard to get rewrite their student's educational goals and are now compliant with Indicator 13 for the Indiana Department of Education. Mr. Sichting commended those teachers and Mrs. Royal for their efforts.

34. Greene County Redevelopment Commission Memo. Superintendent Sichting provided a copy of a memo he had received from the London Witte Group concerning tax increment revenues from Tax Increment Financing area containing Bloomfield School District property. He said it was to notify the District that the Redevelopment Commission was not going to release any incremental assessed value outside of the TIF district.

35. Adjournment. There being no further business Matt Miller moved to adjourn. John Combs seconded the motion. The meeting was then adjourned by a 6-0 vote.

BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT – BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

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President Member

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Vice-President Member

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Member Member

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Attest: Secretary Superintendent of Schools

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