May 21, 2014 Minutes

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES
MAY 21, 2014

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 AT 8:00 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 ON STRATEGY OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, INITIATION OF LITIGATION OR LITIGATION THAT IS EITHER PENDING OR HAS BEEN THREATENED 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.

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MAY 21, 2014

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 AT 8:30 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.

TRAVIS MADISON CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON APRIL 17, 2014 AND MAY 13, 2014.  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, MR DOYLE AND MRS LENGACHER GAVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTING SOME MINOR CHANGES IN NEXT YEARS STUDENT HANDBOOKS. SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE HANDBOOKS. JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUEST:

APRIL 24 – SIEC CURATING IN THE CLASSROOM – JASPER, IN – KENDRA LEROY & TENLEY LESTER

MAY 6 – ELEARNING ADMIN ACADEMY – EVANSVILLE, IN – TRAVIS MADISON, DENA LENGACHER, JENNIFER LEE, JEFF DOYLE & AARON ASH

MAY 19 – SERVSAFE RECERTIFICATION – WASHINGTON, IN – CHASTA BLAKE

JUNE 16 & 17 – USING IPAD TO STRENGTHEN STUDENT LEARNING – JASPER, IN – DOUG KLOPFENSTEIN

JUNE 19 – TITLE I SUMMIT – INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DENA LENGACHER

JULY 16 – WABASH FOOD SHOW – EVANSVILLE, IN – CHASTA BLAKE

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

THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING FIELD TRIP REQUESTS:

MAY 8 – ST COUNCIL – MI PUEBLO – TERI HOLT

MAY 23 – 4TH GRADE – LINCOLN BOYHOOD NATIONAL MEMORIAL – DOUG KLOPFENSTEIN, JAYR PERKINS & TENLEY LESTER

MARCH 21 – 26, 2015 – HIGH SCHOOL BAND – FLORIDA – STEPHANIE O’BRIAN

SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FIELD TRIP AS EDUCATIONAL. GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED.

IN PERSONNEL, THE BOARD APPROVED A MATERNITY LEAVE REQUEST FOR ANDREA HUFF. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS REQUEST AS STATED. JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED THE MATERNITY REQUEST FOR MANDY HANNAH. JOE CUMMINGS MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS REQUEST AS STATED. SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

ALSO IN PERSONNEL, THE BOARD APPROVED AN EXTENSION OF ANNETTA GRABER’S CURRENT CONTRACT. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS AS STATED. SCOTT LOTTES SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

UPON RECOMMENDATION FROM TRAVIS MADISON THE BOARD APPROVED JENNA KNEPP AS A SUMMER HELPER AT THE CENTRAL OFFICE. SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS POSITION AS STATED. JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF CURRICULUM DIRECTOR/ASSISANT ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL JENNIFER LEE. SCOTT LOTTES MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE POSITION AS STATED. JOE CUMMINGS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.

IN REPORTS, MR MADISON MR. MADISON PRESENTED THE BOARD WITH FIRST READ OF TWO POLICIES (RIF POLICY AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE) THAT WILL BE LOOKED TO BE ADDED TO CORPORATION POLICY.

ALSO MR. MADISON WENT OVER INFORMATION ON TENNIS COURT RESURFACING FOR THIS SUMMER

SUPERINTENDENT MADISON ALSO ALERTED THE BOARD THAT OUR TITLE 1 FUNDING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR HAD BEEN CUT 20,000 DOLLARS.  LAST YEAR THE CORPORATION WAS CUT NEARLY 50,000 DOLLARS AS WELL.

CLAIM NUMBERS 275 – 373 WERE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD FOR PAYMENT. GALEN GRABER 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 JUNE 17, 2014.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, TRAVIS 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. 

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