February 14, 2015 Minutes

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 14, 2015

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 AT 12:00 P.M AND FOLLOWING REGULAR MEETING AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. BOARD MEMBERS GALEN GRABER, RONALD BOYD AND LANA HELMS WERE PRESENT. ALSO PRESENT WAS THE SUPERINTENDENT TRAVIS MADISON.
THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER.
A DISCUSSION WAS HELD ON WHERE AUTHORIZED BY FEDERAL OR STATE STATUE AND JOB PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES.
A MOTION WAS MADE BY LANA HELMS AND SECONDED BY RONALD BOYD TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. MOTION CARRIED AND MEETING WAS ADJOURNED.

BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, INC.
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 14, 2015

THE BARR-REEVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION ON SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 14, 2015 AT 1:00 P.M. IN THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF BARR-REEVE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. BOARD MEMBERS LANA HELMS, GALEN GRABER AND RONALD BOYD 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 JANUARY 13, 2015. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED AND LANA HELMS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
THERE WERE NO COMMENTS FROM PATRONS CONCERNING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.
ANDREA HUFF, K-12 CURRICULUM DIRECTOR/ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL GAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION ON SOME WORK THAT SEVERAL FACULTY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IN THE SIEC’S RIGOROUS CURRICULUM DESIGN CONSORTIUM THIS SCHOOL YEAR. SHE THANKED ALL OF THE TEACHERS AND STAFF AT BARR-REEVE SCHOOLS AND WORKED VERY HARD TO BRING SOME GREAT IDEAS BACK TO THE TEACHERS AND STAFF AT BARR-REEVE AS WE CONTINUE TO ADJUST TO THE NEW INDIANA STATE STANDARDS AND NEW ASSESSMENTS. THOSE TEACHERS WHO ATTENDED WERE: NATALIE KNEPP, KRISTA SWARTZENTRUBER, AMY KAVANAUGH, BROOKE STUCKEY, TRACEY NOWASKIE, JOAN SCHUTZ, DIANE SHAKE, ERIC YODER, KERRI BOYD, DOUG KLOPFENSTEIN, ALISHA WADE, TENLEY LESTER, ABBIE SWARTZENTRUBER, JULIE SLUDER, LAURA CRANEY, MARK HOLT, JOSH SCHULTHEIS, TIM SWARTZENTRUBER AND KELLY BADGER.
IN NEW BUSINESS, THE BOARD APPROVED AN AGREEMENT WITH KOMPUTROL TO ALLOW BRCS TO GO “PAPERLESS” WITH THE PAY STUBS AND W2’S BY PURCHASING KOMPUTROL’S DOCULIVERY SYSTEM. RONALD BOYD MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGREEMENT WITH KOMPUTROL. GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.
IN NEW BUSINESS, THE BOARD ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUEST:
JAN 23 – SIEC’S NEW PRINCIPAL’S MEETING – DENA LENGACHER
FEB 18 – INTASS CONSORTIUM MEETING – ANDREA HUFF, TRAVIS MADISON AND AARON ASH
MAR 12 – WABASH VALLEY FOOD SERVICE SCHOOL SEMINAR – JANET SWARTZENTRUBER
LANA HELMS 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:
JAN 30 – HS BAND – RED SKELETON THEATER – STEPHANIE O’BRIAN
JAN 31 – HS BAND – BAND CONTEST – SOUTHRIDGE HS – STEPHANIE O’BRIAN
FEB 8 – HS BAND SENIORS – EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC – STEPHANIE O’BRIAN
FEB 16 – HS BAND SENIORS – LEADERSHIP SEMINAR – PAOLI, IN – STEPHANIE O’BRIAN
MAY 7 – STUDENT COUNCIL – MI PUEBLO – TERI HOLT
RONALD BOYD MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FIELD TRIPS AS EDUCATIONAL. LANA HELMS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED.
ALSO IN NEW BUSINESS, SUPERINTENDENT MADISON PRESENTED THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL. LANA HELMS MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE CALENDAR AS PRESENTED. RONALD BOYD SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.
THE BOARD APPROVED THE BUS BIDS FOR 2015-2021 AS FOLLOWED WITH THE AVERAGE DAILY RATE:
BUS #1 = JERROLD HARDER $205.95
BUS #2 = BARR-REEVE SCHOOLS TBD
BUS #3 = HELLER UNLIMITED $151.50
BUS #4 = JERROLD HARDER $225.95
BUS #5 = HELLER UNLIMITED $163.50
BUS #6 = BUSCORP $207.02
BUS #7 = BUSCORP $207.02
BUS #8 = HELLER UNLIMITED $175.00
BUS #9 = HELLER UNLIMITED $159.50
BUS #10 = BARR-REEVE SCHOOLS TBD
RONALD BOYD MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BIDS AS STATED. LANA HELMS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.
IN PERSONNEL, THE BOARD APPROVED THE RESIGNATION OF GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS COACH, MANDY HANNAH. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESIGNATION AND THANKED HER FOR HER YEARS OF SERVICE. RONALD BOYD SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.
ALSO IN PERSONNEL, AND UPON RECOMMENDATION FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AARON ASH, THE BOARD APPROVED THE FOLLOWING COACH RECOMMENDATIONS:
VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS – BRET GRABER
VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS ASSISTANT – BRIDGETTE GRABER
JH GIRLS TENNIS – KELSIE MILLER
VOLUNTEER JH BOYS BASEBALL ASSISTANT – RANDY WAGLER
VOLUNTEER JH BOYS BASEBALL ASSISTANT – ADAM HUNT
LANA HELMS MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS POSITIONS AS STATED. GALEN GRABER SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.
IN OTHER BUSINESS, KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP WILL BE FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE PRIMARY OFFICE AT 812-486-3235.
IN A LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, MR MADISON GAVE A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THIS WINTER/SPRING LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND SOME BILLS THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND BRCS. HE SUGGESTED CONTACTING LOCAL LEGISLATION TO INSURE THAT OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY AND ITS NEEDS ARE BEING HEARD AND CONSIDERED UP IN INDIANAPOLIS.
IN THE FINANCIAL REPORT, MR MADISON ALSO GAVE A BRIEF FINANCIAL REPORT AS WELL AS STATING CORPORATION CASH BALANCES AND ANTICIPATED REVENUES. HE ALSO NOTED THAT BRCS WAS UP 19 STUDENTS ON ITS FEBRUARY COUNT DAY FROM ITS SEPTEMBER COUNT DAY. THE STATE INITIATED A SECOND COUNT DAY IN FEBRUARY EACH YEAR.
CLAIM NUMBERS 54 – 145 WERE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD FOR PAYMENT. GALEN GRABER MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT ALL CLAIMS AS PRESENTED. LANA HELMS SECONDED THE MOTION AND MOTION CARRIED.
THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 10, 2015 IN ALFORDSVILLE.
THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL EXECUTIVE SESSION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
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 RONALD BOYD SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED AND MEETING WAS ADJOURNED.

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