Oak Hill United School Corporation

Board Notes

 
 
 

 MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING

August 11, 2009

The Board of Trustees of the Oak Hill United School Corporation met at the Administration Office in Mier on Tuesday, August 11, 2009.  All Board Members were present except Kent L. Sumpter.  Also present were Superintendent Joel Martin, Business Manager Debra Smith, Recording Secretary Norma Sweeten, Greg Perkins, Nijaul Drollinger, Terry Renbarger, Valree Kinch, and Teresa Shafer.  Representing the media was Donna Burchick of the Oak Hill Times.

REGULAR SESSION

1.         CALL TO ORDER
            Mr. Dana Biggs, President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

2.         MOMENT OF REFLECTION

Mr. Fagan opened the meeting with reflection and prayer.

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
            Mr. Biggs led the Pledge of Allegiance.

4.         CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES

By consensus, the minutes of the regular meeting and executive session of July 28, 2009, were approved. 

5.         PERSONNEL

Mr. Martin made the following personnel recommendations for Board

consideration:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

ACTION

Mary Morgan

JH/HS

Art Teacher

Retirement

Mary Edom

Converse Elementary

Instructional Assistant

Resignation

Isaac Biggs

Junior High

Football Coach

Appointment

Lisa Garverick

SWA/JH

Special Education Teacher

Appointment

Jillian Roberts

Swayzee Elementary

Kindergarten Teacher

Appointment

Carrie Wright

High School

9th Grade Volleyball Coach

Appointment

            Motion to Approve:    Kevin Pearson

            Second:                          Scott Dubois

            Vote:                               6 Ayes 0 Nays 

6.         CONTINUING BUSINESS

            There was no continuing business.

7.         NEW BUSINESS
A. 
Consideration of 2009-10 Curriculum Writing, Textbook Adoption, and Grant Writing Consultant Agreement

            Mr. Martin stated that an agreement was recommended for Carol Secttor to remain as the consultant to provide oversight and leadership in curriculum writing/revision and in textbook adoption, and to complete paperwork for grants for the 2009-10 school year.                    

 

            Motion to Approve:   Steve Fagan

            Second:                         Ryan Smith

            Vote:                              6 Ayes 0 Nays

 

            B.  Consideration of 2009-10 Technology Coordinator Contract

            Mr. Martin stated that a contract for Ron Hershberger as technology coordinator was recommended.

            Motion to Approve:     Doug Daugherty

            Second:                           Scott Dubois                                      

            Vote:                                6 Ayes 0 Nays

 

            C.  Consideration of 2009-10 School Psychologist Contact    

            Mr. Martin recommended a contract for Rick Anderson to remain as the school psychologist for the 2009-10 school year.  Board member questions were answered.

            Motion to Approve:   Kevin Pearson

            Second:                         Steve Fagan

            Vote:                              6 Ayes 0 Nays

 

            D.  Consideration of 2009-10 Early Childhood Speech Pathologist Contract

            Mr. Martin asked the Board to consider a contract for Sharon Reiff to remain as Early Childhood Speech Pathologist for the 2009-10 school year.           

            Motion to Approve:    Ryan Smith

            Second:                          Kevin Pearson

            Vote:                               6 Ayes 0 Nays

           

            E.  Consideration of General Fund Resolution

            Business Manager Deb Smith explained that it is necessary to cut the General Fund budget by $742,342.96 due to Stimulus Money received and spent on General Fund expenses.   Stimulus Money is not allowed to be deposited in the General Fund.   A few questions were answered.

            Motion to Approve:     Doug Daugherty

            Second:                           Scott Dubois

            Vote:                               6 Ayes 0 Nays

 

            F.  Consideration of Electronic Sign Purchase

            Mr. Martin explained that a new electronic sign was being recommended for the entrance of the Junior High/High School.  It is from the Vanadco Signs Company and is 2 sided with an LED illuminated message display.  It should be delivered within 6-8 weeks and will be paid for with donations from the Central Indiana Ethanol and Oak Hill area Lionís Club Brick Sale Fundraiser.

            Motion to Approve:      Kevin Pearson

            Second:                            Ryan Smith

            Vote:                                 6 Ayes 0 Nays

 

8.         CLAIMS
A motion was made to accept regular claims #67 through #117.

Motion to Approve:            Scott Dubois

Second:                                 Steve Fagan

Vote:                                       6 Ayes 0 Nays

 

9.         ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

            A.  Business Managerís Report and Announcements

Deb Smith gave a report on the handouts she had given to the Board members concerning tax rates and AV and Form 3.

B.  Superintendentís Report and Announcements

Mr. Martin made the following announcements:

v  Current enrollment has an increase of 73 students which includes 43 new tuition students. The Superintendent read and discussed the other enrollment numbers.

v  Thank you notes were received from the Oak Hill graduates who received the School Board scholarships.

10.       CELEBRATIONS

BUILDING/ADMINISTRATOR

EVENT

Sweetser Elementary

Nijaul Drollinger, Principal

  • Praised the teachers and bus drivers for a smooth start of school. 
  • Praised everyone who helped get the playground ready for the first day of school.

Board of School Trustees

Kevin Pearson, Member

  • Praised the Converse water tower and the Eagle on the tower.

Junior High

Greg Perkins, Principal

  • Praised secretary Becky Akin and guidance counselor Roger Spaulding for all their work to get school started successfully.

Swayzee Elementary

Terry Renbarger, Principal

  • Praised the bus drivers, teachers, and support staff for a good start of school.
  • Praised secretary Yuvonne Worrel for her efficiency and kindness and recognition of receiving the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

Converse Elementary

Valree Kinch, Principal

  • Praised the success of the Open House and expressed its effectiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 P.M.

 

12.       EXECUTIVE SESSION  

            There was no executive session.

 

 

 
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THE BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

Dana Biggs 395-1150
Kent Sumpter  395-3818
Kevin Pearson 384-5547 
Ryan Smith 384-7506
Scott Dubois 395-3111 
Steve Fagan  922-7731
Doug Daugherty 662-7446
 
 

Oak Hill United School Corporation