January 22, 2013 Minutes

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.

 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES 

JANUARY 22, 2013 

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN SPECIAL SESSION ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE CAFETERIA OF BARR-REEVE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL.  BOARD MEMBERS GALEN GRABER AND JOE CUMMINGS WERE PRESENT. ALSO PRESENT WERE THE SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON AND THOSE LISTED ON THE ATTACHED SIGN-IN SHEET.

TRAVIS MADISON CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER.

SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON PRESENTED A POWER POINT PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD AND ALL THAT WERE PRESENT. HE DISCUSSED INDIANA SCHOOL ACCOUNTING AND WENT OVER THE PRIMARY FUNDS AND HOW EACH GETS THEIR INCOME AND WHAT EACH ONE IS SPENT ON. HE ALSO DISCUSSED WHERE OUR SCHOOL GETS ITS MONEY AND HOW IT IS SPENT. MR MADISON POINTED OUT SOME NEGATIVE IMPACTS TO OUR REVENUE AND SHOWED US HOW SOME OF OUR SCHOOL FUNDING FROM THE STATE IS DETERMINED. SUPERINTENDENT MADISON ALSO WENT OVER THE AREA SCHOOL TAX RATES AND WE WERE THE 3RD LOWEST IN OUR AREA IN 2012. TRAVIS MADISON POINTED OUT THAT ANYBODY NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE NEEDS TO GO TO THE CENTRAL OFFICE TO GET SIGNED UP. HE ALSO SAID TO BECOME INFORMED, ASK QUESTIONS, PASS ON ACCURATE INFORMATION AND/OR DIRECT PEOPLE WHERE TO GO TO GET IT.

AFTER THE PRESENTATION, SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON OPENED THE MEETING FOR QUESTIONS. THERE WERE SEVERAL THAT ASKED QUESTIONS. THEY WERE: TONY GRABER, MERLIN WAGLER, MARLIN KELSO, JOANNE HARKER, JOHN KNEPP, SHADD TRUELOVE, BRAD TRAYLOR, MARK STRANGE, LOUIS KAVANAUGH, & JOHN KAVANAUGH.

BOARD PRESIDENT, JOE CUMMINGS, SPOKE ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD AND STATED THAT HE AND THE BOARD DIDN’T WANT IT TO GET TO THIS POINT BUT THAT HE ALSO DOESN’T WANT TO SEE PROGRAMS CUT OR TO SEE OUR SCHOOL CLOSE. HE FEELS THAT THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL AND THAT HE WANTS TO GIVE OUR KIDS THE BEST EDUCATION.

THE NEXT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 28, 2013.

THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013.

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

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