April 9, 2013 Minutes

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 9, 2013

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. BOARD MEMBERS GALEN GRABER, SCOTT LOTTES AND JOE CUMMINGS WERE PRESENT.  ALSO PRESENT WAS THE SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON.  

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER.

A DISCUSSION WAS HELD OF STRATEGY WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF SECURITY SYSTEMS. ALSO A DISCUSSION WAS HELD ON JOB PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES. 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY GALEN GRABER AND SECONDED BY SCOTT LOTTES TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. MOTION CARRIED AND MEETING WAS ADJOURNED.

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 9, 2013

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013 AT 8:00 P.M. IN THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.  BOARD MEMBERS GALEN GRABER, SCOTT LOTTES 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.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON MARCH 19, 2013.  JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED AND GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

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

IN NEW BUSINESS, UPON RECOMMENDATION FROM SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON, THE BOARD APPROVED A PENSION BOND REFINANCE RESOLUTION. (SEE ATTACHED RESOLUTION) SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION. JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOKS. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE HANDBOOKS. SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS:

APR 11 – SPRING MEDIA NETWORKING SESSION – LENA DUNN SCHOOL – BETH ANN DEVILLEZ

APR 11 & 12 – 2013 HARMONY CONFERENCE – FRENCH LICK CONFERENCE CENTER – ANNETTA GRABER

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

ALSO IN NEW BUSINESS, THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIP REQUEST:

APR 3 – ART CLUB – VINCENNES ART GALLERY – VINCENNES, IN – LISA DUNCHEON

APR 18 – BETA CLUB – MAGASKI RESTAURANT – LISA DUNCHEON

MAY 3 – 3RD GRADE – MARENGO CAVE – GWEN GRABER, KENDRA LEROY & JEAN HAND

MAY 9 – LIFE SKILLS CLASS – HOLIDAY WORLD – JAMIE UNDERWOOD

MAY 10 – 1ST GRADE – JASPER CITY MILL, TRAIN DEPOT & JASPER PARK – BROOKE STUCKY, BRITTANY MILLER, TRACEY NOWASKIE, & ANDREA HUFF

MAY 17 – 6TH GRADE – HOLIDAY WORLD – JULIE SLUDER & LAURA CRANEY

JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FIELD TRIP AS EDUCATIONAL. SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

IN PERSONNEL, UPON A RECOMMENDATION FROM SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON AND HEAD CUSTODIAN MARK YODER, THE BOARD APPROVED PAIGE KNEPP, KATHY TOLBERT, LANDON LENGACHER, LINDSEY GRABER  AND RACHEL LENGACHER AS SUMMER HELPERS. SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS POSITION AS STATED. JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

ALSO THE BOARD APPROVED HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHERS UPON RECOMMENDATION FROM PRINCIPAL JEFF DOYLE. THEY ARE LISTED AS MARK HOLT AS THE MATH TEACHER AND DR NANCY HARRISON AS THE ENGLISH TEACHER. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THESE POSITIONS AS STATED. SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

MS. PARSONS, PRINCIPAL OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, RECOMMENDED KERRI BOYD TO FILL A HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTOR POSITION UNDER A STUDENT’S 504 PLAN. JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS RECOMMENDATION AND GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.

MR MADISON INTRODUCED TO THE BOARD THE CEO PROGRAM. IT IS A COUNTY WIDE PROGRAM THAT BARR-REEVE STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN. THE PRINCIPAL AND GUIDANCE COUNSELOR WOULD BE SPEAKING TO THE STUDENTS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

IN REPORTS, SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON GAVE A REFERENDAUM UPDATE. HE STATED THAT IT IS TOO LATE TO REGISTER TO VOTE. EARLY VOTING AT THE COURTHOUSE BEGINS ON APRIL 22, 2013 FROM 8AM – 4PM. ABSENTEE BALLOTTS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE COURTHOUSE UPON REQUEST. MR MADISON ASLO SAID THAT THERE WOULD BE A COUPLE MEETINGS AT THE END OF APRIL AT EACH OF THE PRECINCTS.

ALSO, SUPERINTENDENT MADISON GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE SECURITY SYSTEM. EVERYTHING IS UP AND RUNNING. HE WANTED TO THANK THE OFFICE STAFF AND THE PARENTS FOR THE ADJUSTMENTS THEY HAD TO MAKE.

IN OTHER NEWS, MR MADISON WANTED TO REPORT THAT KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP WENT REALLY WELL AND THAT SO FAR AROUND 80 KIDS HAVE SIGNED UP.

CLAIM NUMBERS 250 – 325 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 REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 9, 2013.

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

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