MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD
OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT
October 16, 2003
The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on October 16, 2003, at 7:00 p.m. in the junior high school conference room in Bloomfield School District, 501 West Spring Street, Bloomfield, Indiana. The following school board members were present: Peggi Blakley, Randall Burcham, Nancy Canty, Steve Dowden, Keith Hanauer, Marvin Helms, and Richard Richeson. President Hanauer called the meeting to order at approximately 7:05 p.m. The following order of business was transacted with the President presiding:
1. Recognitions. Jr/Sr High School Principal Jerry Snapp told those present that 11th grade Bloomfield student and NJROTC member Shanna Hayes who has been chosen to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum will be featured on Channel 2 on Monday at 6:00 p.m. during their Top of the Class segment. Superintendent Hasler read a letter from the Bloomfield Big Apple Parade committee thanking the school for the use of school facilities in conjunction with this years Apple Festival parade.
2. Approval of Minutes. The Board had been provided with minutes of the executive session and regular school board meetings both held on September 18, 2003, which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Vandeventer. Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Nancy Canty seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by a 7-0 vote.
3. Treasurer’s Report. The Board had been provided with the Treasurer’s Report, prepared by corporation treasurer Sue Pritts, consisting of the Appropriation Report and Claims Listing Report. Upon motion duly made by Nancy Canty and seconded by Peggi Blakley, the Board by a 7-0 vote approved the Treasurer’s Report.
4. Cafeteria II Workers Hired. Cafeteria supervisor Maxine Hayes asked the Board to hire Tena Edwards and Tabitha Hill as Cafeteria II employees effective October 20, 2003. Mr. Hasler told the Board that these positions were created from previous resignations and included his support of Mrs. Hayes’ request. Randall Burcham made a motion to hire Tena Edwards and Tabitha Hill effective October 20, 2003. Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
5. Elementary Secretary Resigns. The Board was informed that one of the elementary secretaries, Kathy Holtsclaw, had submitted her letter of resignation effective October 17, 2003. Mr. Hasler said Mrs. Holtsclaw would be missed and wished her well.
6. Student Home Advocate Hired. It was recommended that the Board hire Mrs. Nicole Cook as a Student Home Advocate for the Bloomfield School District. This would be a support staff position funded by the C.A.P.E. grant. The effective date is October 20, 2003 at a rate of $28,000 for 185 days per school year. This opening was created with the resignation of Nancy Bradley. Marvin Helms made a motion to employ Nicole Cook as recommended. Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
7. Choral Music Department Trip Approved. It was recommended that the Board approve a field trip involving the choral music department sponsored by Sheila Jerrels. The trip would be a four night cruise on Royal Caribbean during the 2004 Spring Break, departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Richard Richeson made a motion to approve the trip as requested. Peggi Blakley seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
8. NJROTC National Youth Leadership Forum Trip Approved. It was recommended that the Board approve a trip to Washington D.C. for Cadet Shanna Hayes to represent our NJROTC at the National Youth Leadership Forum. Randall Burcham made a motion to approve the trip for Miss Hayes as recommended. Steve Dowden seconded the motion. Superintendent Hasler said this was quite an honor for the school to have an outstanding cadet recognized in this way. He said it shows that the NJROTC program instills leadership qualities in our youth.
9. Business Associate Agreement with Dunn and Associates Approved. Superintendent Hasler explained that in order to comply with the new privacy regulation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 we are required to have a signed Business Associate Agreement with our third party administrator of our health insurance plan. He recommended that the Board approve a Business Associate Agreement with Dunn and Associates. (See attached) Richard Richeson made a motion to approve the agreement. Nancy Canty seconded the motion, which passed by a 7-0 vote.
10. Collective Bargaining Update. Mr. Hasler said that the BTA team had recently met with Doug Cassman and are working on retirement and insurance. He said the next bargaining meeting is scheduled for November 10th.
11. Report of 2003-2004 ADM and ADA Given. President Hanauer announced that the school district’s Average Daily Membership (ADM) for this year is 1,053.94 students. The Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for this year is 1,040.04. Mr. Hasler told the Board that this reflects a decrease from last year. He said that since state funding is dependent on these two numbers, the decrease from last year will likely reflect modest decreases in funding.
12. IPEP Safety Award Received. Mr. Hasler said that the excellent worker safety record compiled by the Bloomfield School District employees has earned the Indiana Public Employer’s Plan (IPEP) safety award for the calendar year 2002.
13. Title I Program Update/Report. The Board heard an update on the Title I program from elementary principal Mary Jane Vandeventer, and Title I administrator Susie Goodman. A power point demonstration was included in the very informative presentation. The Board thanked them. After the Board meeting members of the Board took a tour of the new Title I Literacy Lab.
14. Adjournment. There being no further business, Marvin Helms made a motion to adjourn. Peggi Blakley seconded the motion. The meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote.