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Written by Kelli Usrey   
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 13:35

MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

May 28, 2015

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on May 28, 2015, 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: John Combs, Steve Dowden, Dwayne Hostetter, Steve Jones, Keven McIntosh and Matt Miller. Sandy Parkes was absent. President Hostetter called the regular board meeting to order at approximately 7:00 p.m. The following order of business was transacted with President Hostetter presiding:

1. Recognitions. Mr. Dean said he was proud of his staff and students for a completing a successful school year, shared that there were sixty seniors that graduated and recognized Blakely Heaton as Valedictorian and Del Carter as Salutatorian. He shared information about Awards Day, final testing and both NJROTC and athletic accomplishments. Ben Helms shared that Blaise Mattox and Evan Fuller had received FFA degrees. Mr. Sichting shared recognitions for the Elementary School. He highlighted the recent Elementary Reading Celebration, said that the elementary staff would be hosting two professional development days during the summer months and shared that the 6th grade graduation was great. Mr. Sichting also recognized retirees David Harshman, Janice Abrams and Roger Kennedy along with those employees reaching 25 years of service to the district Jan Adcock and Janie Emery. Mr. Sichting presented the Energy Star Award the district had received recently. He said this honor shows that Bloomfield School District is using electricity and natural gas wisely. He said it would be hung in a prominent place in the school.

2. Presentation on Spotlight on Learning and Classroom Instruction. Elementary School teachers Jenny Medina, Kristy Burger, Dana Britton, Laura Bucher, Stephanie Arthur, Janis Shaw, Jan Abrams and Erin Raper presented information on curriculum at the Elementary School. Mr. Sichting added that the elementary and jr/sr high school teachers had worked very hard on writing the new standards. Second grade teachers Linda Mattox, Laura McIntosh, Laura Bucher and Laura Kay Rose spoke about the annual second grade zoo trip. The board thanked the teachers for their information and for their time and efforts educating Bloomfield students. President Hostetter thanked the teachers for giving Bloomfield students an opportunity to experience things they might not otherwise get to and for giving them a warm loving environment to learn in.

3. Comments and Information from the Public. BTA President Erin Raper stated comments concerning Agenda item #6 (B), Additional Appropriation Hearing; Rainy Day Fund. He said that the teacher's association had been hearing rumors that there was going to be $100,000 slipping out of the General Fund. Superintendent Sichting addressed Mr. Raper's comment by saying that there was no truth to that rumor. Community member Ron Toon stated that he felt the public was not allowed sufficient time to comment on pertinent issues by only being able to speak at the beginning and the end of the meeting. President Hostetter explained why public comments are limited to three minutes at the spots designated on the agenda. Mr. Sichting assured those present that financial information was just being presented not voted on.

4. Approval of Minutes. The Board had been provided with minutes of an executive session and a regular school board meeting both held on April 30, 2015 along with minutes from a public work session held on May 7, 2015, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Usrey. Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the minutes of the proposed meetings beginning with the sentence: "The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in executive session on April 30, 2015... " and ending with the sentence: "The Board held a public work session to tour the new Outdoor Physical Education Facility." Keven McIntosh seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0-1 vote. John Combs abstained from voting because he was not in attendance at the May 7, 2015public work session.

5. Treasurer's Report. The Board had been provided with the Treasurer's Report, prepared by corporation treasurer Stacey Robinette. Matt Miller made a motion to approve the May, 2015 claims listing beginning with voucher number 340 to Valic and ending with voucher number 442 to Metlife Contributions, the April 30, 2015 appropriation report beginning with Fund 0100 through Fund 0420 and the April 30, 2015 Bank Statement. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote.

6. May 2015 Indiana Department of Education State Aid 545 Report. Superintendent Sichting provided board members with information from the IDOE concerning the State Aid 545 Report. Bloomfield School District received the May SA 545 Basic Grant payment on Friday, May 15, 2015. The April SA 545 Basic Grant payment was four hundred forty two thousand six hundred seventy nine dollars ($442,679.00). The May SA 545 Basic Grant payment was the exact same amount as the April SA 545 Basic Grant payment after adjusting for Medicaid reimbursement. The May SA 545 Basic Grant payment was based on the February ADM. The March SA 545 Basic Grant payment was based on the September ADM. The March ADM was 858.53 students. The September ADM was 877.73 students. In 2009, Bloomfield School District was receiving eight hundred twenty-five thousand two hundred forty nine dollars and ninety eight ($825,249.98) cents more in calendar year funding. Bloomfield School District has lost 12% of funding. The loss of funding was 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 14% of the student enrollment.

7. Additional Appropriation Hearing. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees held an Additional Appropriation Hearing concerning appropriating the following amount for the 2015 budget:

• Rainy Day Fund-$150,000

Mr. Sichting explained on December 31, 2014, Bloomfield School District had excess

appropriations in the amount appropriated from Rainy Day for 2014. Bloomfield School District advertised the 2015 budget so it would use 100% of the appropriations from the 2014 budget. Bloomfield School District did not use any of the $150,000 appropriation from Rainy Day for budget year ending December 31, 2014. The additional appropriation would restore appropriations of $150,000 from the Rainy Day Fund for the 2015 budget. Taxpayers wanting to speak in favor or opposed to the Additional Appropriation were invited to do so. Some discussion was held with Mr. Sichting giving information and explanations. President Hostetter thanked those who commented for their participation in the discussion process.

8. 2015 Graduation Qualifying Examination Remediation Grant. Bloomfield School District submitted a notice of intent to participate in the Graduation Qualifying Examination Remediation Grant on May 14, 2015. As per the grant, Bloomfield School District will receive $2,522.46 from the Indiana Department of Education to assist in the remediation of students failing to pass the Algebra I End-of-Course Assessment or the English 10 End-of-Course Assessment. Bloomfield School District intends to provide remediation to students who fail the Graduation Qualifying Examination before school, during school, and after school.

Bloomfield School District has received the following revenue from the Graduation Qualifying Exam Remediation Grant in the past:

• 2014-$3,430.08

• 2013-$4,776.48

• 2012-$6,073.59

• 2011-$6,211.29

• 2010-$5,168

The decline in revenue from the Graduation Qualifying Examination Remediation Grant

is a result of fewer students needing remediation which means more students are passing the End-of-Course Assessments in Algebra I and English 10 on the first attempt. It had been communicated that remediation funds were cut out of the fiscal year 2016 and 2017 state budgets. As a result, this may be the final year Bloomfield School District receives any Graduation Qualifying Exam Remediation Grant for revenue in the General Fund.

9. 2015 Remediation and Preventive Remediation Grant. Bloomfield School District submitted the 2015 Remediation and Preventive Remediation Grant application to the Indiana Department of Education on May 14, 2015. The Remediation and Preventive Remediation Grant is for providing remediation for students who are unsuccessful in passing the ISTEP+ exam in grades 3-8. Bloomfield School District will receive two thousand one hundred ninety eight dollars and ninety seven ($2,198.97) cents in 2015 Remediation and Preventive Remediation Grant funds.

Bloomfield School District has received the following revenue from the Remediation and Preventive Remediation Grant in the past:

• 2014-$2,231.32

• 2013-$7,001.00

• 2012-$3,196.84

• 2011-$6,259.84

• 2010-$3,129.92

• 2009-$11,266.00

The amount of revenue received from the Remediation and Preventive Remediation

Grant has declined proportionately with the number of students in grade 3-8 who are successfully passing both the English/Language Arts and mathematics sections of the ISTEP+ examination.

The dollar amount of the Remediation and Preventive Remediation Grant has declined as the passing percentage of students in grades 3-8 has increased. During the 2014 ISTEP+ testing window approximately 78% of students in grade 3-8 at Bloomfield School District passed both sections of the English/Language Arts and math sections of the ISTEP+ test.

Again, communication has been that the Remediation Grant and Preventive Remediation Grant funds were deleted from the budget for fiscal year 2016 and 2017. As a result, this may be the final year Bloomfield School District receives this General Fund revenue.

10. Notice of Internal Transfer. Mrs. Mary Jane Vandeventer announced an internal transfer of Mrs. Theresa Barker from the 6th grade elementary math teaching position to the vacant elementary 5th grade math. (See Attached) Mr. Sichting said Mrs. Barker had done an outstanding job in the 6th grade math position. Mrs. Barker has implemented and used the new "Indiana College and Career Readiness Academic Standards". He said Mrs. Barker is organized and writes and implements lesson plans at a high level. Mrs. Barker has used data to drive instruction in her classroom and works diligently to make sure all students have opportunities to reach their maximum potentials.

11. Approve Language Arts Teacher Resignation from Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve the resignation of Mr. Chris Hitchcock as a Language Arts teacher at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School effective Friday, May 29, 2015. (See Attached) Keven McIntosh made a motion to accept the resignation. Steve Dowden seconded the motion. Mr. Sichting said Mr. Hitchcock and his family would be relocating in southeastern Indiana. Mr. Hitchcock had been employed in the Bloomfield School District for the past six (6) years. During his tenure, Mrs. Hitchcock had been a very dedicated classroom teacher. His dedication included:

• English/Language Arts Curriculum Development

• 1:1 Computer Pilot Committee Member

• School Improvement Committee Member

• College and Career Ready Academic Standards Transition Committee

• Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach

The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees, administration, and staff

would like to thank Mr. Hitchcock for his dedication and commitment to the Bloomfield community. The school board, administration, and staff would like to wish Mr. Hitchcock and his family the best of luck in their transition to a new location. Mr. Hitchcock's resignation was accepted by a 6-0 vote.

12. Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Business Teacher Resigns. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve the resignation of Mrs. Erika Bault as a teacher of Business at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School effective Friday, May 22, 2015. (See Attached)

John Combs made a motion to accept Mrs. Bault's resignation. Matt Miller seconded the motion. Superintendent Sichting said Mrs. Bault had taught Business at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School for four years. During her tenure, Mrs. Bault has been a very dedicated classroom teacher. Her dedication included:

• Co-Sponsor Business Professionals of America

• Ivy Tech Dual Credit Certification

• 1:1 Computer Pilot Committee Member

• Business Curriculum Development

The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees, administration, and staff would like to thank Mrs. Bault for her service. Additionally, Bloomfield School District would like to wish Mrs. Bault and her family the best of wishes in the growth and development of her family. Mrs. Bault's resignation was accepted by a 6-0 vote.

13. 2015-2016 Extra-Curricular Recommendations. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve the following extra-curricular recommendations for the 2015-2016 school year:

Athletics

• Bradlea Beard-Girls' Volunteer Varsity Volleyball

• Leah Biggerstaff-Other Athletics-Volunteer Dance Team Sponsor

• Ashlea Dunkerly-Girls' Athletics-Track (Grades 9-12)

• Emeral Holladay-Girls' Athletics-Junior Varsity Volleyball (Grades 9-12)

• Kyle von Almen-Boys' Athletics-Junior Varsity Basketball

Boys' Athletics-Track (Grades 7-8)

Girls' Athletics-Track (Grades 7-8)

Clubs

• Kristie Bladen-Clubs and Other-Yearbook

Clubs and Other-Other School Sponsored Clubs approved by the

Administration-School Improvement Committee

Clubs and Other-High School Student Council

Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Junior High Student Council

• Jennifer Bollero-Music-Band Director

Music-High School Major Musical/Play (One per Year)-Pit Orchestra

• Matt Britton-Clubs and Other-Junior High Science Club (each, limit 2)

• Megan Brown-Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-F.C.C.L.A. (each, limit 2)

Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Other School Sponsored Clubs approved by

the administration-Cultural Cooking Club

• Ashlea Dunkerly-Clubs and other-Junior Class Sponsor (each, limit 2)

• Julie Evans-Music-High School Major Musical/Play-Choreography

Music-High School Major Musical/Play-Sets and Props

Music-High School Major Musical/Lights

Music-Junior High Musical-Assistant

Music-Junior High Musical-Lights

Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Other School Sponsored Clubs approved by

the administration-School Improvement Committee

• Kayla Hale-Clubs and other-Other Clubs-Spanish Club

• Frank Hall- Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Other School Sponsored Clubs approved by

the administration-Chess Club

Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Other School Sponsored Clubs approved by

the administration-SeaPerch Sponsor

• Ben Helms-Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-FFA

• Kayla Hendrix-Clubs and Other-Senior Class (each, limit 2)

• Nancy Hudson-Athletics-Other Athletics-7th and 8th Grade Cheerleading Sponsor

• Kortnie Lee-Clubs and Other-Senior Class (each, limit 2)

• Wyatt LeGrand-Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Junior High Art Club

Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Senior High Art Club

• Brenda Roach-Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-French Club

• Kyle von Almen-Clubs and Other-Other Clubs-Christian Service Club

Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the list as provided. Keven McIntosh seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Teachers, coaches, and or sponsors indicated interest in sponsoring the activity. Mr. Dean and/or Mr. McBride selected the person from the interested list of applicants for the position.

14. NJROTC Instructor Annual Certification and Contracts Approved. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees authorize the Superintendent to sign the JROTC ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF PAY AND DATA FORMS and Contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation. Steve Dowden seconded the motion. Superintendent Sichting said Bloomfield's NJROTC program had been an asset to the Bloomfield School District and brings pride to the students, school, and community. The Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School NJROTC Unit is well received by students, school, and community. Student participation in the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School NJROTC Unit remains high. The Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School NJROTC Unit had been recognized at all levels for their achievement in physical training, academics, and military drill teams. The Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School NJROTC program is an asset to Greene County and the Bloomfield community. The motion passed by a 6-0 vote.

15. Technology Assistant Hired. It was recommended the Board approve the employment of Mr. Zach King as a Technology Assistant at nine dollars and fifty-seven ($9.57) cents per hour not to exceed ninety hours. (See Attached) Steve Dowden moved to approve the recommendation. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Mr. Sichting explained that Mr. King was a graduate of Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School currently pursuing a degree in Information Technology at Vincennes University. He said the total approximate cost of Mr. King's appointment for ninety (90) hours is one thousand seventy four ($1,074) dollars and would be paid out of the Capital Projects Fund.

16. Employment of Twelve Month Custodian Approved. It was recommended the Board approve the employment of Mr. Jeff Montgomery as twelve month custodian at Bloomfield School District effective Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at a rate of $11.11 per hour. (See Attached) Keven McIntosh moved to approve the recommendation. John Combs seconded the motion. Superintendent Sichting explained this vacancy was created by the retirement of Mr. Roger Kennedy. He shared that Mr. Montgomery had been employed in a nine month custodial position and had assumed the responsibilities and job description of the twelve (12) month custodial position. Mr. Sichting said Mr. Montgomery had demonstrated the ability to carry out the duties associated with the twelve (12) month position. Mr. Montgomery was hired by a 6-0 vote.

17. Board Grants Authority to Hire. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees provide Superintendent Dan Sichting with the authority to hire for any current vacant positions or positions that might transpire prior to the June 25, 2015 regular school board meeting. Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Mr. Sichting said that at this time, three (3) vacant teaching positions were available at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School in Business, Language Arts, and Social Studies. He said the approval would allow the administration to fill the positions prior to the June 25, 2015 and present the candidates to the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees for formal approval at the June 25, 2015 meeting.

18. Homebound Instructor Hired. It was recommended the Board hire Mr. Nate Martin to provide homebound services from May 4, 2015 through May 22, 2015 for three (3) hours per week at a pay rate of $29.78 per hour for three (3) weeks not to exceed a total of twelve (12) hours. (See Attached) Steve Dowden made a motion to hire Mr. Martin per the recommendation. Matt Miller seconded the motion. Mr. Sichting explained that Mr. Martin provided homebound services to a Special Education student placed in an interim placement for the student for a period of three (3) hours per week for three (3) weeks not to exceed twelve (12) hours. Mr. Martin was hired by a 6-0 vote.

19. FFA Overnight Fieldtrip Approved. It was recommended the Board approve an overnight field trip for the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School FFA to West Lafayette, Indiana for the FFA Annual Convention from Monday, June 15, 2015 through Thursday, June 18, 2015. (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation. John Combs seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School FFA members would be transported to Purdue University by a Bloomfield School District mini-bus. Mr. Ben Helms, Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School FFA sponsor, would be the primary chaperone for the field trip. Students would stay in Purdue University student housing during the convention. Purdue University Resident Assistants would also be providing supervision in the student housing for students attending the FFA convention. The cost of the fuel for the field trip would be paid out of Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School FFA account.

20. Administrative Guideline, New, 1st Reading. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees read the following administrative guideline for the first time (See Attached):

• 7500, Naming of Facilities, New

Administrative Guidelines are read publically once prior to adoption. The Administrative Guideline is being established for requests of naming of Bloomfield School District facilities for individual service and efforts well beyond the normal expectations on behalf of the school district and the district's students. The Administrative Guideline would provide a process and avoid decisions made hastily after a catastrophic event. No comments were made concerning the proposed guideline.

21. NJROTC Receives Donations. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve the following donations to the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School NJROTC Unit:

• Bloomfield American Legion Post #196-Donation of $4,000

• Linton Elks Lodge-Donation of $500

Keven McIntosh moved to approve the donations as presented. John Combs seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees has adopted policies for implementation for the school district. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees Policy #9510 requires all gifts, bequests, or donations to be approved by the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees, administration, staff, and students would like to thank the Bloomfield American Legion Post #196 and the Linton Elks Lodge for their continued generosity and support of the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School NJROTC Unit and cadets.

22. Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Donation. It was recommended the Board approve a donation of two hundred fifty ($250) dollars from Mrs. Theresa Perkins for the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School extra-curricular account. (See Attached) Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the donation. Keven McIntosh seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees has adopted policies for implementation for the school district. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees Policy #9510 requires all gifts, bequests, or donations to be approved by the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees, administration, staff, and students would like to thank Mrs. Perkins for her generosity and support of students at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School.

23. Parents of Class of 2016 Makes Donation. It was recommended the Board approve a donation of six hundred ($600) dollars to the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School Class of 2016 extra-curricular account from the parents of the Class of 2016. (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve the donation. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees has adopted policies for implementation for the school district. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees Policy #9510 requires all gifts, bequests, or donations to be approved by the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees, administration, staff, and students would like to thank the parents of the class of 2016 for their generosity and support of the students in the class of 2016 at Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School.

24. Athletic Department Receives Donation. It was recommended the Board approve a donation of seven hundred fifty ($750) dollars from Western Utilities District of Western Indiana/REMC, Media Five Sports, and WQTY radio. (See Attached) John Combs made a motion to approve the donation. Keven McIntosh seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. During fall and winter athletic seasons, WQTY radio and Media Five Sports broadcasts multiple Bloomfield boys' and girls' basketball games. Utilities District of Western Indiana/REMC provides funding and sponsors the "STAR OF THE GAME" during each telecast. The seven hundred fifty ($750) dollar donation was the total sum from each game designation during the 2014-2015 broadcast season. Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees has adopted policies for implementation for the school district. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees Policy #9510 requires all gifts, bequests, or donations to be approved by the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees. The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees, administration, staff, and students would like to thank Utilities District of Western Indiana/REMC, WQTY radio, and Media Five Sports for their continued support of the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School athletic department.

25. Memorandum of Understanding with DirectEmployers Foundation. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School and the DirectEmployers Foundation from June 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. (See Attached) Keven McIntosh moved to approve the recommendation. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Superintendent Sichting said the agreement was for the purpose of uniting public and private employers, schools, and non-profit organizations for creating a diversified workforce. DirectEmployers Foundation would provide hands on business simulation learning space for the students in Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School and Greene County. DirectEmployers Foundation would provide the following services in the agreement:

• Management of Workspace

• Creation of and Implementation of Curriculum and Projects

• Training and Orientation

• Employer Partners

• Documentation of Results

Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School would provide the following services in the agreement:

• Facilities

• Students and Teachers

• Student Safety/Non-Discrimination

• Facilities and Equipment-Ownership

• Insurance and Indemnity

DirectEmployers Foundation would provide a business simulation aimed at students in grades 11-12 aimed at demonstrating a link to students of mastery of curriculum to use of said curriculum in a work or job environment.

26. Board Approves Mobile On-Site Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats. It was recommended the Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approve the scheduling of a mobile on-site vaccination clinic by the Greene County Humane Society in the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School parking lot on Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. contingent upon receiving a Certificate of Insurance with sufficient liability coverages listing Bloomfield School District as an additional insured. Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation. Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. The Greene County Humane Society requested use of the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School parking lot on Sunday, July 26, 2015 for the purpose of holding a low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats. A mobile clinic would be set up on the Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School parking lot for community members to receive low cost immunizations for dogs and cats. The cost of the immunizations would range from $15 per single immunization to a maximum of $35 to $45 for a series of immunizations.

27. Custom Hay Production and Removal Agreement. It was recommended the Board approve the provisions of the Custom Hay Production and Removal Agreement. (See Attached) Keven McIntosh made a motion to approve the agreement as provided. Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 6-0 vote. Bloomfield School District owns approximately fifty-three (53) acres of land in Taylor Township. The intent behind the agenda item was to enter into an agreement with an area farmer to mow, rake, and bale the hay on the Bloomfield School District property. The farmer would get three-fourths of the hay. Bloomfield School District would keep one-fourth of the hay and the farmer could buy the hay for thirty ($30) dollars per bale or market the hay on behalf of the school district to another individual. Mr. Sichting said the terms of the agreement were drawn up by Mr. Todd Corn and has the agreement had been utilized in the past for the removal of hay from the site.

28. Garmong Contract Proposal on Highway 231 South Enhancements. Superintendent Sichting introduced Belvia Gray from Umbaugh and Associates, Independent Financial Advisors for governmental units. Ms. Gray had prepared two different options for their consideration to finance the entrance to the new physical education facility and to give the board information on the impact the options would have on the tax rate. Mr. Sichting reminding board members that this was information only and no recommendation was being made at this time. He explained that these options are added to the options already presented which would be to use Rainy Day Funds or to look at doing nothing for a couple of years. Ms. Gray provided information on a $500,000.00 borrowing and also on a $2,000,000.00 borrowing. Ms. Gray spoke on what the impact on the tax rate would be. Patrons present were able to ask questions and a discussion was held. Mr. Sichting and President Hostetter thanked those who participated in the discussion for their comments and input.

29. Greene County Health Department Inspection Results. Superintendent Sichting provided board members with a copy of a recent inspection completed by the Greene County Health Department of the Bloomfield Elementary and Jr/Sr High school cafeteria. (See Attached) He shared that no violations were found during the inspection. Mr. Sichting congratulated Miss Hendricks and her staff on a flawless inspection.

30. Indiana Department of Education Training on "Building Your School Improvement Toolbars". Superintendent Sichting told board members that the Indiana Department of Education had contacted him about the district being a site for summer professional development training for teachers in Region 1 of the state of Indiana on June 25th. He said there could include as many as 300 participants with the cafeteria being used as well as the elementary literacy lab, the high school library and seven classrooms. Mr. Sichting said he felt allowing IDOE to use Bloomfield School facilities was a good thing for our teachers.

31. Comments from the Public. Allen Toon voiced that he felt it was not in the best interest of the school for the board to spend Rainy Day Funds when employees had gone without raises for years.

32. Adjournment. There being no further business Matt Miller moved to adjourn. Steve Dowden 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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