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Minutes-08/30/2005 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:13

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

August 30, 2005

           

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on August 30, 2005, in the jr/sr high school conference room in Bloomfield Junior/Senior High School, 501 West Spring Street, Bloomfield, Indiana.  The following school board members were present: Peggi Blakley, Nancy Canty, Steve Dowden, Keith Hanauer, Marvin Helms, Robert Kirk and Eric Moody.  President Dowden called the meeting to order at approximately 7:00 p.m.  The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:

 

1.   Item Removed From Agenda.  President Dowden announced that agenda item #9 (B) Jr/Sr High School Convocation was removed from the agenda.

 

2.  Recognitions.  Jr/Sr High School principal Greg Parsley talked about open house held recently and thanked the teachers for their attendance.  Mr. Parsley told the Board that it had been a difficult week due to the tragic death of Caleb Hestand.  He praised teachers and faculty for the way in which they had pulled together during the week.  Mr. Parsley introduced Kyle von Almen, Candi Lang, and Mark Bartlow, three of four new teachers in the jr/sr high school.  He said that the fourth new teacher, Lisa Bauman, could not attend the meeting, but would in the near future. 

 

3.  Approval of Minutes.  The Board had been provided with minutes of the regular school board meeting held on July 28, 2005, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Vandeventer.   Keith Hanauer moved to approve the minutes as presented.   Robert Kirk seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved by a 6-0-1 vote.  Eric Moody abstained from voting because he was not in attendance at the July 28, 2005 meeting of the Board.

 

4.  Treasurer’s Report.  The Board had been provided with the Treasurer’s Report, prepared by corporation treasurer Sue Pritts, consisting of the Appropriation Report and Claims Listing Report.  Upon motion duly made by Peggi Blakley and seconded by Marvin Helms, the Board by a 7-0 vote approved the Treasurer’s Report.

 

5.  Public Hearing on the 2006 Budget, Capital Projects Plan, and School Bus Replacement Plan. There being no comments made concerning the 2006 budget President Dowden continued with the remainder of the meeting. 

 

6.   Resolution to Adopt the Mandatory Distribution Amendment to the VALIC 403(b) Savings Plan Approved.  It was recommended that the Board approve the Mandatory Distribution Amendment to the Bloomfield School District’s 403(b) savings plan for the Support Staff and Administration.  (See attached)   Mr. Hasler told the Board that school attorney Todd Corn reviewed the resolution and recommended approval.  Nancy Canty moved to approve the resolution, per Mr. Hasler’s recommendation.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

7.   Teacher Resignation.  It was recommended that the Board of School Trustees accept the resignation of Mr. Charles Roach as an employee of the Bloomfield School District effective July 29, 2005.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that Mr. Roach had accepted an administrative position with Northeast School Corporation at Union Dugger High School.  The Board wished Chuck well and thanked him for his twenty-seven years of service to the school district.  Peggi Blakley moved to accept Mr. Roach’s resignation.  Robert Kirk seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

8.  Cafeteria Worker Resignation Accepted.  It was recommended that the Board accept the resignation of Mrs. Laurie King, Cafeteria II Worker effective August 16, 2005.  Keith Hanauer moved to accept Mrs. King’s resignation.  Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

9.   Aide Resignation Accepted.  It was recommended that the Board accept the resignation of Mrs. Lyndi Wooten as an aide in the elementary school effective August 1, 2005.  Peggi Blakley moved to accept the recommendation.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

10.  Board Ratifies Hiring of Chemistry, Science, and Physics Teacher.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board ratify the hiring of Ms. Candi Lang as a Chemistry, Science, and Physics teacher for the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School.  Mr. Hasler said that this position was created as a result of the resignation of Sarah Bright.  Marvin Helms moved to hire Ms. Lang.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

11.  Board Ratifies Hiring of Social Studies Teacher.  Superintendent Hasler recommended that the Board ratify the hiring of Mr. Kyle von Almen as a U. S. Government/World History teacher for the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that this position was created as a result of the resignation of Mr. Chuck Roach.  Keith Hanauer moved to hire Mr. von Almen.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

12.  Elementary Aide Hired.  Superintendent Hasler told the Board that due to the resignation of Mrs. Lyndi Wooten Mrs. Vandeventer requests that the Board hire Jayne Scott as an elementary aide, effective August 22, 2005.  He said the use of aides in the elementary school needed to continue to meet the goals of the Prime Time program.  Mr. Hasler recommended approval.  Nancy Canty moved to hire Mrs. Scott.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

13.  Board Hires Teacher for Maternity Leave.  Mr. Parsley asked the Board to hire Mrs. Deborah Harshman for Mrs. Stephanie Arthur’s maternity leave for the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that Mrs. Harshman has had several years of successful employment with the school district and is interested in filling in for this leave.  He recommended approval of Mr. Parsley’s request.  Nancy Canty moved to hire Mrs. Harshman.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

14. Cafeteria II Worker Hired.  Cafeteria Supervisor Jana McIntosh asked the Board to hire Mrs. Carolyn Vandeventer as a 3-hour Cafeteria II worker effective September 6, 2005.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that Mrs. Vandeventer had been working in this position as a substitute and recommended approval.  Eric Moody moved to hire Mrs. Vandeventer.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.   

 

15. ECA Recommendations Approved. Board members were provided with ECA recommendations for the 2005-2006 school year from Mr. Parsley.  (See Attached)  Superintendent Hasler included his support of these recommendations.   Marvin Helms moved to approve the recommendations as presented.   Robert Kirk seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

16.  Board Ratifies Extension of Temporary Summer Maintenance Worker.  Mr. Hasler told the Board that Mr. Toon had needed Wyatt LeGrand’s help for an extra one week and one day to finish up some summer projects and requested an extension, which he had granted.  He now recommended that the Board ratify the extension of Mr. Wyatt LeGrand as a temporary summer maintenance worker through August 15, 2005. Marvin Helms moved to approve the extension.  Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

17.  NJROTC Field Trip to Pensacola Approved.  Naval Science Instructor Ostergren requested that the Board approve a trip to the Pensacola Naval Air Station from Tuesday, October 18, 2005 through Tuesday, October 25, 2005.  (See attached)  Mr. Hasler recommended approval. Nancy Canty moved to approve the request.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

18.  Class Offering Approval for Class Size Policy Accepted.  Superintendent Hasler brought a request for approval of a list of class offerings for the 2005-2006 school year.  (See attached)  Mr. Hasler explained that the school has a policy that establishes class sizes for grades K-6 and for Math, Science, Social Studies, and English at the secondary level.  He continued that in March of 2002 the Board added a requirement that classes in the above areas outside the class size range required board approval.  Mr. Hasler said that it was necessary to make a determination at this time for elementary classes and that secondary classes would be presented at a later meeting.  Peggi Blakley moved to approve the elementary class offerings list as presented.  Keith Hanauer seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

19.  Preliminary Enrollment Numbers.  Superintendent Hasler presented the Board with preliminary enrollment numbers for grades K-12.  (See attached)

 

20.  Use of Facilities Request Approved.  It was recommended that the Board approve a request from the Caleb Hestand family to hold Caleb’s funeral services in Glover Gymnasium.  Mr. Hasler said that to honor this request he recommended that Bloomfield schools dismiss all students at 12:30 p.m. September 1, 2005.  Marvin Helms moved to approve the request and also to dismiss students at 12:30 p.m. on September 1, 2005.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.

 

21. Authority Granted to Sign Letter of Authority to Greene County FSA Office.  It was recommended that the Board authorize Mr. Ron Hasler to sign Farm Service Agency documents for the Bloomfield School District.  Peggi Blakley moved to approve the recommendation.  Marvin Helms seconded the motion.  Mr. Hasler explained that after the Board gives him authority then he could sign a power of attorney allowing Ben Helms to sign those documents.  The motion passed by a 7-0 vote. 

 

22.  Announcement of ISBA Fall Conference.  Superintendent Hasler reminded Board members to get their names in to his secretary if they intend to attend the ISBA Fall Conference on September 26-27, 2005.

 

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

 
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