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Minutes-07/28/2010 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bryce McGlothlin   
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 10:30

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF SCHOOL BOARD

OF BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 29, 2010

                                               

The Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana, met in regular session on August 26, 2010, 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, Matt Miller, and Eric Moody.  John Combs and Sandy May were 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.   Mary Jane recognized Harold Holtsclaw and his custodial staff for getting the elementary building cleaned and ready for the start of the 2010-2011 school year.  She said 6th grade teacher Joanna Fish had recently attended a training for SeaPerch a water robotic program offered at Bloomfield Elementary.  Ms. Vandeventer also issued an invitation to attend the Meet the Teacher night on Monday, August 16, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Mr. Dean recognized several jr/sr high school groups including the band, 4-H students, summer school staff and students, Harold Holtsclaw for readying the jr/sr high school building for the start of school, Candi Lang who is completing her Project Lead the Way training.  Superintendent Sichting announced that the building is almost ready for students to come back and thanked Harold Holtsclaw and his staff.  He also recognized Allen Toon ad Bob Hamlin for installing new lighting in the Glover Gym.  Mr. Sichting said Mr. Toon saved the District money by installing the lights himself and that the lights make a huge difference.  The superintendent also thanked Mr. Toon and Steve Jones for taking down and repainting the cardinal on the outside wall on  the west side of the Glover Gym. 

 

2.  Board Hears Brief Comments & Information from the Public on Agenda Items.  President Hostetter explained rules for addressing the board and participation during a public meeting.  Danielle Sichting addressed the board concerning agenda item #7 (D) Approve 2010-2011 ECA Recommendations.  Miss Sichting addressed the board as a senior leader of the Bloomfield Girl’s Softball team.  She said the Bloomfield Girl’s Softball team had been struggling in the past and she felt they have been missing a key ingredient which is a leader that knows all aspects of the game of softball.  She said she has watched the success teams have had that were coached by Nicole Fougerousse and said that she felt hiring Miss Fougerousse would be a positive thing for the Bloomfield Girl’s Softball program. 

 

3.  Approval of Minutes.  The Board had been provided with minutes of the regular school board meeting held on June 24, 2010 and a special school board meeting held on July 8, 2010 which had been prepared by corporation recording secretary Kelli Usrey. There were not enough board members present that were serving on the Board at the June 24th meeting so Matt Miller moved to table the minutes of the regular school board meeting held on June 24, 2010. Bill Bond seconded that motion. The June 24, 2010 minutes were tabled by a 5-0 vote. Eric Moody moved to approve the minutes of the special school board meeting held on July 8, 2010 beginning with the sentence: “On July 8, 2010 the Board of School Trustees of the Bloomfield School District, of Greene County, Indiana held a special reorganizational meeting at 7:00 p.m. …” and ending with the sentence: “The (July 8th) meeting was then adjourned by a 7-0 vote”. Steve Dowden seconded the motion. The motion passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

4.  Treasurer’s Report.  The Board had been provided with the Treasurer’s Report, prepared by corporation treasurer Sue Pritts. Matt Miller made a motion to approve the June 30, 2010 appropriations report beginning with: Fund 0100 through Fund 7954 and also the July 2010 claims report beginning with voucher number 550 to Bloomfield State Bank and ending with voucher number 628 to Witham Toxicology Lab.  Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

5.  DOESA 545 Report for July 2010. Superintendent Sichting explained the July DOESA report. (See Attached)  The 2010 July Basic Grant distribution was $512,209.83.  The July distribution was reduced by $24,836.25 due to an Appropriation/Spending Authority Reduction ordered by Governor Daniels in January.  The payment was also reduced by $100.55 due to Medicaid reimbursement received for claims filed by Claim Aid on behalf of Bloomfield School District.  He said the District received and deposited Medicaid reimbursement money in the Medicaid Reimbursement clearing account.  The Medicaid reimbursement will be transferred from the clearing account to the General Fund at a later date. 

 

6.  Permission Granted to Advertise 2011 Budget, Capital Projects Plan, and School Bus Replacement Plan.  Superintendent Sichting asked the Board to authorize the advertisement of the 2011 budget for the General Fund, Debt Service Fund, Capital Projects Plan, Transportation Fund, School Bus Replacement Plan and School Bus Replacement Plan, and Special Education Preschool Fund.  Superintendent Sichting provided the Board with copies of the 2011 budget and plans. Steve Dowden moved to authorize the advertisement of the 2011 budget per Mr. Sichting’s request.  Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

7.  Board Approves Renewal with Vision Service Provider for the 2010-2012.  It was recommended the Board approve a renewal with Vision Service Providers (VSP) to provide an eyecare plan for Bloomfield School District employees from August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2012. (See Attached)  Mr. Sichting stated the renewal rate is a flat rate at $26.34 per employee, which is no increase from the current rate the District is paying VSP.  Eric Moody moved to approve the renewal per Mr. Sichting’s recommendation.  Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

8.  Hudson Office Solution’s Receive Copier Lease with District.    Superintendent Sichting explained that three copiers in the building are at the end of a five year lease cycle and are also at the end of their usage life due to large copy counts.  He recommended executing leases with Hudson Office Solution for 2 Sharp MX-M620N Digital Imagers and 1 Sharp MX-3100N Digital Imager.  He said the leases are for two black and white copiers to replace current copiers at the Bloomfield Elementary office and Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School Library.  The third lease is for a copier with color capabilities to replace a current copier in the Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School office.  Matt Miller made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

9.  Board Awards Insurance Renewal.  It was recommended the Board accept the renewal quote for General Liability, Auto, Property and Casualty, and Workmen’s Compensation Insurance with First Security Insurance from August 1, 2010, to July 31, 2011 for $75,487.  (See Attached)   Steve Dowden moved to approve the recommendation.  Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

  

10.  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 Workmen’s Compensation insurance coverage.  Mr. Sichting stated the premium of $75,487 was due to First Security Insurance by August 1, 2010.  Bill Bond made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

11.  Resolution Approved 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 2011 budget. (See Attached)   Eric Moody made a motion to approve the resolution. Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

12.  Membership is Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association Approved.  It was recommended the Board authorize Superintendent Dan Sichting to enroll in a School District/Educational Membership for the Bloomfield School District in the Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. (See Attached)  Matt Miller moved to approve the recommendation.  Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

13.  Jr/Sr High School Hires Business Teacher.  It was recommended the Board approve the hire of Mr. Adam Price as a business teacher for grades 7-12 at Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School.  (See Attached)  Matt Miller moved to hire Mr. Price as recommended.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

14.  Title I Teacher Hired at Bloomfield Elementary.  It was recommended the Board approve employment of Jamie Norman as a Title I teacher at Bloomfield Elementary School for the 2010-2011 school year.  Eric Moody moved to approve hiring Mrs. Norman.  (See Attached) Steve Dowden seconded the motion.  Mrs. Norman was hired by a 5-0 vote.  

 

15. Board Grants Authority to Hire.  Superintendent Sichting asked the Board to authorize him to fill any vacancies that occur prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year on August 17, 2010.  Steve Dowden moved to approve the recommendation.  Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

16.  Summer Camp Coaches and Compensation Approved.  Mr. Sichting explained that camp coaches were originally approved as volunteers due to the uncertainty of the number of paid camp registrations.  He said the camp coaches salaries are paid entirely by camp registration fees.  Mr. Sichting recommended approval of paying the following individuals, positions, and compensations as follows:

  • John Bucher-Boy’s Basketball Camp-45 hours @ $12.00 per hour
  • Chris Hitchcock-Girl’s Basketball Camp-35 hours @ $12.00 per hour
  • Bailey Maryfield-Tennis Camp-22.5 hours @ $12.00 per hour
  • Sarah Miller-Tennis Camp-22.5 hours @ $12.00 per hour
  • Susie Schulte-Volleyball Camp-20 hours @ $12.00 per hour

Bill Bond made a motion to approve the recommendation.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

17. 2010-2011 ECA Recommendations Approved.  Board members were provided with ECA recommendations for the 2010-2011 school year from Mr. McBride and/or Mr. Dean. Superintendent Sichting included his support of these recommendations.  (See Attached)  Steve Dowden moved to approve the Sponsor list as follows: 

  • Stephanie Arthur-Academic Coach

Jr. High Academic Coach       

  • Kristie Bladen-Yearbook (Owl)
  • Lauren Bohnert-Junior High Science Club (Co-Sponsor)

                                    High School Science Club (Co-Sponsor)            

  • Lori Burch-Christian Service Club
  • Christina Crane-National Honor Society (Grades 7-8) (Other School Sponsored Clubs Approved by the Administration)
  • Julie Evans-High School Major Musical/Play Lights

                    Junior High Musical Lights

  • Kayla Hale-Spanish Club
  • Bailey Helms-Dance Team
  • Ben Helms-FFA
  • Stacey Helms-Volunteer Assistant Dance Team
  • Nancy Hudson-Senior Action Team (Other School Sponsored Clubs Approved by the Administration)
  • Deb Johnson-Senior High Art Club

                      Junior High Art Club

  • Candi Lang-High School Science Club (Co-Sponsor)

       Junior High Science Club (Co-Sponsor)

                               Class Sponsor (Junior)

  • Brenda Roach-French Club
  • Rebecca Yingling-S.A.D.D.
  • Laura Young-High School Vocal Music

                                               High School Major Musical/Play Director

                                               High School Major Musical/Play Piano Accompaniment

                                           High School Major Musical/Play Tickets and Programs

                                           Junior High Musical Director

                                           Strut & Fret Sponsor

  • Frank Staff-NJROTC Stipend
  • Robin White-NJROTC Stipend

Eric Moody seconded the motion.  The Sponsor list was approved by a 5-0 vote.  Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the Girl’s Athletics list as follows

  • Stephanie Arthur-Girl’s Cross Country (Grades 7-8)
  • Jessica Belcher-Girl’s Junior Varsity Volleyball (Grades 9-12)
  • Mike Canty-Girl’s Tennis Coach
  • Melissa Cochrane-Girl’s Junior Varsity Basketball

  Girl’s 7th Grade Volleyball

  Girl’s 8th Grade Volleyball

  • Nicole Fougerousse-Girl’s Softball
  • Kevin Gott-Assistant Softball
  • Chris Hitchcock-Girl’s Varsity Basketball Coach
  • Steve Jones-Girl’s Cross Country (Grades 7-12)
  •                      Girl’s Track (Grades 7-12)
  • Bill McIntosh-Girl’s 7th Grade Basketball Coach
  • Laura McIntosh-Volunteer Girl’s 7th Grade Basketball Coach
  • Susie Schulte-Girl’s Varsity Volleyball                           
  • Sharon Sparks-Girl’s Assistant Cross Country (Grades 7-12)

          Girl’s Assistant Cross Country (Grades 7-12)

  • Kyle von Almen-Girl’s Track (Grades 7-12)

Matt Miller seconded the motion.  The Girl’s Athletics list was approved by a 5-0 vote.  Eric Moody moved to approve the Boy’s Athletics list as follows:          

  • Stephanie Arthur-Boy’s Cross Country (Grades 7-8)
  • Todd Baker-Boy’s Junior Varsity Basketball
  • Mark Bartlow-Boy’s Baseball
  • John Bucher-Boy’s Varsity Basketball
  • Mike Canty-Boy’s Tennis
  • Barb Hanauer-Boy’s Assistant Cross Country (Grades 7-12)

                         Boy’s Assistant Track (Grades 7-12)

  • Nathan Helms-Assistant Boy’s Basketball Coach (Grades 9-12)
  • Jarrod Holtsclaw-Volunteer Boy’s Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach
  • Steve Jones-Boy’s Cross Country (Grades 7-12)

       Boys Track (Grades 7-12)

  • Ron McBride-Intramural Director
  • Kyle von Almen-Boy’s 7th Grade Basketball Coach

              Boy’s Track (Grades 7-8)

  • Scott Yoho-Boy’s 8th Grade Basketball Coach

Bill Bond seconded the motion.  The Boy’s Athletics list was approved by a 5-0 vote.  Bill Bond made a motion to approve the Volunteer Athletics list as follows:

  • Brian Frederick-Volunteer Assistant Cross Country

                                                        Volunteer Assistant Track

  • Amy Gilmore-Volunteer Assistant Track
  • Regina Hildenbrand-Volunteer Assistant Track Coach
  • Kevin McIntosh-Volunteer Assistant Cross Country Coach

                            Volunteer Assistant Track Coach

  • Karen Wells-Volunteer Track Coach

Steve Dowden seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote.  Steve Dowden moved to approve the Cheerleader Sponsor list as follows:

  • Lori Graves-7th & 8th Grade Cheerleader Sponsor
  • Laura Kay Rose-Junior Varsity & Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor

             9th Grade Cheerleading Sponsor

Matt Miller seconded the motion.  The Cheerleader Sponsor list was approved by a 5-0 vote. 

 

18.  2010-2011 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 2010-2011 school year.  (See Attached) Matt Miller moved to approve book charges as presented for the Jr/Sr High School.   Steve Dowden seconded the motion.   The motion passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

19.  Board Policy Revision Second Reading & Adoption Held. Second reading was held on one (1) school board policy. #4401 Fringe Benefits for Support Staff was presented to the Board for second reading and adoption.  (See Attached) Steve Dowden made a motion to approve the policy as presented.  Matt Miller seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote.

 

20. Board Approves Non-Resident Students Applications.  Mr. Sichting told Board members that three non-resident students along with their parents had made application to Bloomfield School District for the 2010-2011 school year. (See Attached)  He assured board members that the applications were consistent with Board Policy #5111 and that an interview had been held with the parents and students.  Mr. Sichting said all three students are in good academic and disciplinary standing in their present school corporation. The superintendent stated that Ms. Vandeventer had explained to the parents that presently they would not be charged any tuition for transferring, but that there would be a new calculation made at the start of the 2010-2011 school year and they possibly could owe transfer tuition at that time. Matt Miller moved to approve the transfers per the recommendation.  Eric Moody seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote.   

 

21.  Board Gives Superintendent Authority to Approve Non-Resident Student Applications.  Superintendent Sichting explained that Board Policy #5111 allows parents to make application until August 1st. He asked the Board to let him approve any applications coming in prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year and then bring them to the Board at the August 26th meeting for formal approval by the Board.  Eric Moody made a motion to approve the request.  Bill Bond seconded the motion, which passed by a 5-0 vote. 

 

22.  Bloomfield School District Gets Facebook Page.  Superintendent Sichting presented the District’s Facebook page to those present and gave some instruction on maneuvering around on that page.  He explained that the page will share information on Bloomfield academics and sports, along with upcoming events.  Mr. Sichting stated that there are over 200 people who have become friends of the page already. He said it is a great way to get information out to parents and students.  Mr. Sichting said the best thing about using Facebook is that there is no cost to the District. 

 

23. Decision Received on Qualified School Construction Bond Application.  Mr. Sichting told the Board that he had received notification that the Department of Education received more applications for the School Construction Bonds than they could give out.  He said he was optimistic that Bloomfield School District would be receiving an allocation award this year and would let the Board know when he received more information.   (See Attached) 

 

24.  Board Hears Update on Progress of Collective Bargaining.  Superintendent Sichting said both the BTA leaders and himself had forwarded letters to Indiana Education Employment Relations Board (IEERB) to inform them that they had reached an impasse in negotiations.  He said he was now waiting for IEERB to appoint a mediator so that negotiations could move forward. 

 

25.  Update on Bloomfield School District’s Website.  Mr. Sichting said work on the school’s website is in process and he hoped as soon as the building principal’s are back from summer break their information could be constructed quickly and the new website could be up and running.  

 

26.  Involuntary Teacher Transfer Announced.  Superintendent Sichting shared that Ms. Vandeventer has transferred Mrs. Erica Pemberton to a Title I teaching position for the 2011-2011 school year.  (See Attached) 

 

27.  Public Comments.  John Mensch from 1st Security Insurance agency thanked the Board for trusting their insurance to the care of his agency and offered to go into more detail of the coverage if anyone had any questions.  Superintendent Sichting reminded the Board there would be an executive session held on August 5th at 6:00 p.m. for board member training.

 

28.  Adjournment.  There being no further business Eric Moody moved to adjourn.  Steve Dowden seconded the motion.  The meeting was then adjourned by a 5-0 vote. 

 
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