March 13, 2012 Minutes

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 13, 2012

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012 AT 11:30 A.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 FEBRUARY 16, 2012.  MOTION CARRIED.

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

TRAVIS MADISON PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIPS TO THE BOARD:

APRIL 12 – ART CLUB SPRING COLLEGE ART SHOW – EVANSVILLE – LISA DUNCHEON

APRIL 28 – JR HIGH ACADEMIC BOWL – TERRE HAUTE – NANCY HARRISON

MAY 11 – 4TH GRADE TO LINCOLN BOYHOOD NATIONAL MEMORIAL – DENA LENGACHER, JAYR PERKINS, & TENLEY LESTER

MAY 21 – 6TH GRADE TO HOLIDAY WORLD – SANTA CLAUS – LAURA CRANEY & JULIE SLUDER

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:

FEB 22 – 2012 – 2013 IDOE DIAGNOSTICS ASSESMENT TOOLS REGIONAL MEETING – BLOOMINGTON SOUTH HS – ANNETTA GRABER & MANDY HANNAH

MARCH 14 – IDOE HEALTH SERVICES UPDATE FOR SCHOOL NURSES – EVANSVILLE – MANDY ASH

APRIL 12 – 13 – HARMONY CONFERENCE – FRENCH LICK CONF CENTER – ANNETTA GRABER

SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE ALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS.  GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE ANNUAL MAINTENACNE AGREEMENT WITH KOMPUTROL SOFTWARE SYSTEMS. GALEN GRABER MADE THE MOTION TO ACCEPT AND JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

IN PERSONNEL, THE BOARD APPROVED THE 2011 SPRING COACHING VOLUNTEER RECOMMENDATIONS; RESIGNATION OF TYLER SCHULTHEIS AS HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER AND LANDON LENGACHER AS HIS REPLACEMENT AND CHRIS GAINES AS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ASSISTANT.  GALEN GRABER MADE MOTION THAT WAS SECONDED BY JOE CUMMINGS TO APPROVE ALL COACHING RECOMMENDATIONS AS LISTED.  MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE RETIREMENT OF DOSIA MANGIN FOR THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT HIS RETIREMENT AND THANKED DOSIA FOR THE MANY YEARS HERE AT BARR-REEVE. SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

TRAVIS MADISON PRESENTED TO THE BOARD COPIES OF THE STUDENT HANDBOOKS FOR BOTH SCHOOLS. THE BOARD IS TO READ AND ASK TRAVIS WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

SUPERINTENDENT MADISON ASKED FOR AMENDEMENT TO THIS YEARS SCHOOL CALENDAR. THEY ARE CHANGING THE 2ND SNOW DAY TO MARCH 23 INSTEAD OF MAY 7 DUE TO ISTEP TESTING. SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE CHANGE AND GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

TRAVIS MADISON ASKED THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL TO LIQUIDATE THE REMAINING FUNDS FROM THE 94 & 98 BOND ISSUE. THE MONEY WILL BE UTILIZED TO UPGRADE TECHNOLOGY IN THE INTERMEDIATE. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE AND JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

IN REPORTS, TRAVIS MADISON ASKED MIKE DECOURSEY GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF A NEW CURRICULUM THEY ARE USING IN ECONOMICS CLASS. IT IS THE DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE FOR STUDENTS. THE BOARD THANKED HIM FOR GIVING THIS REPORT AND SAID THEY WERE VERY GLAD THAT IT IS BEING TAUGHT TO STUDENTS.

 TRAVIS MADISON STATED TO THE BOARD LAW P.L. 179-2011 WHICH MANDATES THE ELECTION OF ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AT A GENERAL ELECTION. HE STATED THAT ALL CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS WOULD GET AN EXTENTION ON THEIR CURRENT TERM OF 6 MONTHS. THE WINDOW THIS YEAR TO FILE IS JULY 25, 2012 TO AUGUST 24, 2012. HE ALSO STATED THAT WE WOULD CHANGE THIS IN OUR POLICIES. 

SUPERINTENDENT MADISON REMINDED THE BOARD THAT THE ISBA SPRING MEETING IS APRIL 9, 2012.

TRAVIS MADISON ALSO GAVE A REPORT ON THE KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP. HE STATED THAT WE WILL HAVE OVER 70 KIDS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

SUPERINTENDENT MADISON ALSO INVITED EVERYONE TO THE WINTER SPORTS BANQUEST ON MARCH 20, 2012 AT 6:30 PM IN THE CAFETERIA.

CLAIM NUMBERS 129 – 224 WERE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD FOR PAYMENT. SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT ALL CLAIMS AS PRESENTED.  JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE NEXT BOARD MEETING WILL BE APRIL 19, 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
MARCH 13, 2012

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012 AT 11:00 A.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 GALEN GRABER AND SECONDED BY JOE CUMMINGS TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. MOTION CARRIED AND MEETING WAS ADJOURNED.

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