The Board of Trustees of
the Oak Hill United School Corporation met in the Library at Oak Hill High
School on Wednesday, February 12, 2003.Board members present were Scott Dubois, Mark A. Johnson, Brian
Middlesworth, Toby Middlesworth, Dennis Messersmith, and Kevin Pearson.Board member Rob McClain was absent.Also present were Superintendent James W.
Smith, Business Manager Jill Morphew, Terry Renbarger, Charles Shroyer, Mike
Keaffaber, Valree Kinch, Jean Shonkwiler, Joel Martin, and Recording Secretary
Libby Medley.Representing the news
media was Donna Burchick of the Oak Hill Times.Also present were Roland Melton, Kent Sumpter, Jan Sumpter, Mindy
Sumpter, Anna Mae Gibson, Clayton Schultz, Ruth Schultz, Beth Schultz, James
Schultz, Shane Edwards, Tana George, Suzy Warnock, Tim Calloway, and Jay Berry.
1.CALL TO ORDER
Messersmith, Board President, called the meeting to order at
Messersmith opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
OF VETERAN’S DIPLOMA
year the Indiana General Assembly passed
a law which permits honorably discharged veterans of World War I and World War
II who did not receive a diploma because they joined the military before
graduation to receive their diploma after completing the necessary steps.Mr. Dennis Messersmith read a prepared
statement which listed the service of Mr. Roland Melton who attended AmboyHigh School until the 11th
grade.He joined the United States Navy on May 29, 1943 andserved until 1946.Mr. Messersmith then presented a high school
diploma to Mr. Melton.
4.PRESENTATION BY OAKHILLHIGH
Suzy Warnock and Mr. Tim Calloway presented a PowerPoint presentation on the
School-to-Work program at OakHillHigh School.They have 27 students in the program this
year and have 40 students signed up to participate next year.Students present resumes and attendance
records, are interviewed by prospective employers, and have an opportunity to
experience working conditions.
The minutes of the regular
meeting and executive session of January
22, 2003 were approved as presented.
Smith made the following personnel recommendations for Board
Oak Hill Junior High
Oak Hill High School
Junior Varsity Soccer Coach
Oak Hill High School
Toby Middlesworth moved to approve all personnel recommendations as
presented. Brian Middlesworth seconded the motion and it carried 6 ayes
and 0 nays.
There was no continuing business.
A.Driver Education Fees
Mrs. Morphew presented past history on driver education fees
and requested Board consideration to increase fees for 2003 to $355.Brian Middlesworth moved to approve the
driver’s education fees as presented.Scott Dubois seconded the motion and it carried 6 ayes and 0 nays.(see enclosure)
B.Space CampFundraiser Approved
Mr. Smith requested Board consideration to permit student
participants of Space Camp 2004 to sell cookie dough during the week of March
11 through March 18, 2003 to assist in
expenditures for the trip.Mark Johnson
moved to approve the Space Camp fundraiser as presented.Toby Middlesworth seconded the motion and it
carried 6 ayes and 0 nays (see enclosure)
Renbarger listed the winners of the recent Spelling Bee Contest at
Swayzee.6th grade orchestra
students received first place awards at contest at Eastbrook.David Henry, Stacy Stetzel, and Julie
Neargardner presented an in-service
for the GrantCountyReading Association and Mr. Renbarger voiced his
pride in his staff’s presentations.
Keaffaber shared the results of Mr. Mark Roberts and the orchestra program with
all participants receiving a First Place.8th Grade students went to Indiana Wesleyan for career exploration and
represented Oak Hill very well.
Shroyer thanked the School Board for their support in permitting the 4th
grade students to go to the Shrine Circus in Fort Wayne on February 1st.He also thanked Mr. Renbarger for setting up
the writing in-service with Mark Russell.
Shonkwiler acknowledged the student play “Running” which dealt with many forms
of abuse and commended the students for a job well done.
Smith acknowledged the efforts of Mr. Dan Brauchler’s advanced computer
applications class which made possible the replication of diplomas from
Converse, Swayzee, Sweetser, and Amboy High Schools.
Johnson moved to approve claims #1226 through #1335, Lunch and Textbook Rental
Claim Check #10643 through #10658, and Lunch Payroll Checks #4055 through
#4082.Scott seconded the motion and it
carried 6 ayes and 0 nays.
Mrs. Valree Kinch presented a character education
program that she hopes will be implemented by all Oak Hill buildings in the
responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship are the “The Six Pillars of
Character” which will be addressed, one per month.It is hoped that there will also be community
involvement and service projects.This
will be coordinated through building social workers.Mr. Smith noted that Indiana
Wesleyan is a conduit of the Lilly Foundation (CAPE) and
they will assist with some of the funding.
meeting adjourned at
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).