April 19, 2012 Minutes

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 19, 2012

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 AT 8:00 P.M. IN THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.  BOARD MEMBERS SCOTT LOTTES, GALEN GRABER AND JOE CUMMINGS WERE PRESENT. ALSO PRESENT WERE THE SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON AND THOSE LISTED ON THE ATTACHED SIGN-IN SHEET.   

MR MADISON CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY JOE CUMMINGS AND SECONDED BY SCOTT LOTTES TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS OF MARCH 13, 2012 AND APRIL 5, 2012.  MOTION CARRIED.

THERE WERE NO COMMENTS FROM PATRONS CONCERNING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

IN NEW BUSINESS, SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON ENTERTAINED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOKS WITH A FEW CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOKS. JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

TRAVIS MADISON PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIPS TO THE BOARD:
APRIL 11 – “FEARLESS FEMALES IN TECHNOLOGY” – VINCENNES UNIVERSITY – CHASTITY SWARD
APRIL 14 – HIGH SCHOOL BAND – CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL – STEPHANIE O’BRIAN
APRIL 17 – HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC BOWL – NORTH KNOX HIGH SCHOOL – NANCY HARRISON
APRIL 20 – 1ST GRADE TO JASPER CITY MILL, TRAIN DEPOT & JASPER PARK – BRITTANY MILLER, TRACEY NOWASKIE & ANDREA HUFF
APRIL 20 – KINDERGARTEN TO WASHINGTON PARK & LIBRARY – LINDSEY FREYBERGER, JAYNA WILD, & AMY KAVANAUGH
MAY 3 – 5TH GRADE TO SPRING MILL STATE PARK – BRET GRABER, BROOKE LENGACHER, & ASHLEY SEAL
MAY 7 – ST. COUNCIL TO MI PUEBLO – TERI HOLT
MAY 18 – 5TH GRADE TO GLENDALE – DAVIESS CO SECURITY CENTER – COURTHOUSE – BRET GRABER, BROOKE LENGACHER, & ASHLEY SEAL
MAY 18 – 2ND GRADE TO FRENCH LICK – DIANE SHAKE, JOAN SCHUTZ, & GINA NICHOLSON
MAY 21 – 3RD GRADE TO YMCA OF VINCENNES AND OUABACHE TRAILS PARK – GWEN GRABER, KENDRA LEROY & JEAN HAND
SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO CERTIFY THE FIELD TRIPS AS EDUCATIONAL AND JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

ALSO IN NEW BUSINESS, THE BOARD APPROVED THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS:
APRIL 12 & 13 – HARMONY CONFERENCE – FRENCH LICK – LINDA PARSONS
APRIL 26 – TWIN RIVERS FACS IN-SERVICE – SULLIVAN HIGH SCHOOL – SHEILA CONDRA
MAY 1 – ASTHMA & CONCUSSION WORKSHOP – JASPER, IN – MANDY ASH
MAY 10 & 11 – IASBO MEETING – FRENCH LICK – MARY LOTTES
JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS.  GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE JOHNSON CONTROLS PLANNED SERVICE PROPOSAL. SCOTT LOTTES MADE THE MOTION TO ACCEPT AND JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

ALSO APPROVED BY THE BOARD WAS THE AMERICAN APPRAISAL ASSOCIATES, INC PROPOSAL. SCOTT LOTTES MADE THE MOTION TO ACCEPT AND GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

IN PERSONNEL, THE BOARD TABLED THE SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS AND DRIVER’S EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS RECOMMENDATIONS. JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION AND GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

ON A RECOMMENDATION FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AARON ASH THE BOARD APPROVED TINA HELMS AS A HIGH SCHOOLTENNIS VOLUNTEER COACH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. ALSO RECOMMENDED WERE TRACEE DIXON AS VARSITY CHEER COACH, RACHEL ANDERSON AND ALYSSA ROBERTSON AS ASSISTANT VARSITY CHEER COACHES FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATIONS. SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

UPON A RECOMMENDATION FROM MR MADISON AND HEAD OF MAINTENANCE MARK YODER, THE BOARD APPROVED HIRING SUMMER CUSTODIAL HELPERS AT A RATE OF $7.75 PER HOUR.  THOSE HIRED WERE PAIGE MILLER, LANDON LENGACHER, TYLER SCHULTHEIS, KACIE JAMES, BEAU SLUDER, MELINDA YODER, TREY HUGHES, HANNAH STUTZMAN, LINDSEY GRABER, AND RACHEL LENGACHER.  SCOTT LOTTES MADE THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE SUMMER HELPERS AS PRESENTED AND JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

IN OTHER, ON RECOMMENDATION FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AARON ASH, MATT ANDERSON WAS APPROVED AS VOLUNTEER GOLF COACH FOR A REMAINDER OF THE SEASON. JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION AND GALEN GRABER SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.

IN REPORTS, BR READING TEAM CHAIRPERSON KERRI BOYD GAVE BOARD MEMBERS A REPORT ON THE MILLION MINUTES READING CHALLENGE SHOWING 1,268,247 MINUTES SO FAR FOR STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN TO SIXTH GRADE. ALL STUDENTS WERE PROVIDED WITH MONTHLY READING LOGS, AND THE RESULTS WERE REPORTED BY CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND ON SCHOOL BULLETIN BOARDS. THE PTO SUPPORTED THE PROJECT WITH PRIZES FOR TOP READERS AND TOP CLASSROOMS. A CELEBRATION FOR THE STUDENTS IS PLANNED FOR MAY 15, WITH THE PTO BUYING SHIRTS FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF, PLUS OTHER DONATED PRIZES. SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON THANKED KERRI BOYD, THE READING TEAM AND THE GREAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS FOR MAKING THE PROJECT A SUCCESS.

ALSO PRESENTED TO THE BOARD WAS A LETTER TO BARR-REEVE AND BETH ANN DEVILLEZ FROM THE DAVIESS-MARTIN REMC COMMUNITY FUND, INC.STATING THE  BARR-REEVE LIBRARY HAD BEEN AWARDED A $500 GRANT.

ALSO IN REPORTS, SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON GAVE THE BOARD A RECENT LEGISLATION UPDATE ON CERTAIN BILLS THAT WERE PASSED.

CLAIM NUMBERS 225 – 315 WERE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD FOR PAYMENT. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT ALL CLAIMS AS PRESENTED.  SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE NEXT BOARD MEETING WILL BE MAY 8, 2012 AT 8:00 PM.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, MR MADISON STATED HE WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADJOURN.  SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AND JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED AND MEETING WAS ADJOURNED.  

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 19, 2012

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. BOARD MEMBERS SCOTT LOTTES, GALEN GRABER AND JOE CUMMINGS WERE PRESENT.  ALSO PRESENT WAS THE SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON.  

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER.

A DISCUSSION WAS HELD ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND JOB PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY SCOTT LOTTES AND SECONDED BY GALEN GRABER TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. MOTION CARRIED AND MEETING WAS ADJOURNED.

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