MINUTES OF A MEETING
The Board of
Trustees of the Oak Hill United School Corporation met in the Administration
Office of the Oak Hill United School Corporation on Wednesday, January 14,
2004. Board members present were: Dana Biggs, Scott Dubois, Mark A. Johnson, Brian Middlesworth, Toby
Middlesworth, Dennis Messersmith and Kevin Pearson. Also present were Superintendent James W.
Smith, Business Manager Jill Morphew, Harold King, Terry Renbarger, Charles
Shroyer, Jean Shonkwiler, and Recording Secretary Libby Medley. Representing the news media was Donna
Burchick of the Oak Hill Times, Tiffany Winters of the
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Messersmith, Board President, called the meeting to order at
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. Messersmith opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. MINUTES APPROVED
The minutes of the
regular meeting and executive session of
Mr. Smith made the following personnel recommendations for Board consideration:
Toby Middlesworth moved to approve all personnel recommendations as presented. Dana Biggs seconded the motion and it carried 7 ayes and 0 nays.
5. CONTINUING BUSINESS
A. Permission to Advertise Public Hearing to Revise 2004 Bus Replacement Plan Approved
Mrs. Morphew requested Board consideration to approve permission to advertise a public hearing to revise the 2004 Bus Replacement Plan. In the original Bus Replacement Plan, three vehicles were to be traded in and replaced with 3 new units. Because of our need to have a second spare bus, only two vehicles will be traded in and with this change a public hearing on the revised Bus Replacement Plan is necessary. Brian Middlesworth moved to approve permission to advertise a public hearing to revise the 2004 Bus Replacement Plan. Kevin Pearson seconded the motion and it carried 7 ayes and 0 nays.
6. NEW BUSINESS
A. Resolution Regarding Federal Child Nutrition Programs Approved
Mr. Smith recommended that the Board approve a resolution suggested by the Indiana Dietary Mangers Association, urging Congress to eliminate the category of “reduced” lunch and include those students normally in that category as “free” lunch students. This would eliminate placing families in difficult financial difficulties who cannot afford the reduced lunch price as well as create more income for the lunch program with government subsidies. Dana Biggs moved to approve the resolution regarding Federal Child Nutrition Programs as presented. Brian Middlesworth seconded the motion and it carried 7 ayes and 0 nays.
Mark Johnson moved to pay claims #1107 through #1255 as presented. Scott Dubois seconded the motion and it carried 7 ayes and 0 nays.
Mrs. Morphew updated the School Board on the annual closing of the financial books. She listed interfund transfers which were necessitated by underfunding in some areas and surplus funds in other areas. Mr. Smith noted this is a common occurrence among school corporations at year-end. He advised budgets are prepared 18 months in advance and, situations change in the meantime.
The meeting adjourned at
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Following the regular meeting, the Board of Trustees met in Executive Session to discuss the performance of an individual employee as per I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (8).