July 19, 2005
The Board of Trustees of the Oak Hill United School
Corporation met in the Oak Hill High School Lecture Area
on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, for Special Public Meeting,
the Public Hearing, and the Executive Session. All
Board Members were present. Also present were
Superintendent James Smith, Business Manager Jill
Morphew, Recording Secretary Norma Sweeten, and members
of the community. Representing the news media were
Casey Mallady of the Peru Tribune, Jonathan Betheley of
the Chronicle Tribune, Donna Burchick of the Oak Hill
Times, and Mike Duncan of WBAT Radio.
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Toby Middlesworth, President, called the meeting to
order at 7:00 p.m..
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mr. Middlesworth led the Pledge of
3. 1028 AND PRE-DETERMINATION PUBLIC HEARING
AND CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS
A. Mr. Toby Middlesworth welcomed the Board
Members, the school officials, and community members to
the public hearing.
B. Mr. Gene Johnson, Oak Hill School’s
attorney, gave the Statement of Purpose of the public
C. Superintendent James Smith explained the
background of the process.
D. Mr. Smith also explained the educational
needs determined during the feasibility study.
E. Mr. Gerald Guy of Gerald Guy and
Associates reviewed the facility solutions to meet the
educational needs as much as possible.
F. Mr. Eric Wolf of Construction Control
presented an overview of the costs and the timing of the
G. Ms. Collette Irwin-Knott of H.J.
Umbaugh and Associates explained the financial impact of
H. Several members of the community made
comments and asked questions concerning the proposed
I. Mr. Gene Johnson read the consideration
of 1028 Resolution. Mark Johnson moved toapprove the
resolution. Brian Middlesworth seconded the motion, and
it passed 5 ayes to 2 nays (Scott Dubois and Carol
J. Mr. Gene Johnson then read the
consideration of the Preliminary Determination
Resolution noting that a public notice needs to be
published on July 28, 2005. Dana Biggs moved to approve
this resolution, and Mark Johnson seconded the motion.
It passed 5 ayes to 2 nays (Scott Dubois and Carol
4. NEW BUSINESS
Business Manager Jill Morphew presented the
proposed textbook fees for the 2005-06 school year:
kindergarten $39.00, grades 1-6 $94.00, grades 7 -8
$96.00, and grades 9-12 dependent on course and project
selection. Mark Johnson moved to approve these fees.
Scott Dubois seconded the motion. The motion passed 7
ayes to 0 nays.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m..
6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Following the regular meeting, the Board met
in Executive Session according to I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)
(2) (A) and (b) (9).