Frankton-Lapel Community Schools

  • The Board approved the minutes for the July 12, 2007 school board meeting as presented.
  • The Board toured the finished construction projects at Lapel Elementary and Middle School and approved the construction invoices for August.
  • Superintendent Ned Speicher reported on the beginning of school schedule for the 2007-08 school year.
  • Assistant Superintendent Bobby Fields reported on the results of the 2007 bus inspection that was conducted by the State Police on July 30th.
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the percent expended by the school corporation as of July 31, 2007.
  • The Board approved a change in the adoption schedule for the 2008 budget. The new schedule is as follows:
    • Thursday, August 30 - 1st publication of 2008 budget
    • Thursday, September 6 - 2nd publication of 2008 budget
    • Thursday, September 13 - Public hearing on 2008 budget (7:30 p.m.)
    • Thursday, September 27 - Adoption of 2008 budget (7:30 p.m.)
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the initial enrollment for grades K-12 for the beginning of the 2007-08 school year.
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the initial enrollment for the age 4 pre-school program.
  • Mr. Speicher and the Board discussed the proposed airport in Stony Creek and Greene Townships. The Board stated their opposition to the airport and approved to send a letter stating their opposition to the Anderson Herald Bulletin, Elwood Call Leader, Pendleton Times/Lapel Post, the governor, state representatives and senators, and the mayor of Anderson. The Board approved for the superintendent to attend any public meetings concerning the airport and gave the superintendent direction to state the Board’s position.
  • The Board approved the gasoline, diesel fuel, and fuel oil bids as presented.
  • The Board approved the following cash tuition requests:
    • Taylor Benner, grade 10, Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
    • Travis Hobbs, grade 11, Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
    • Jessica Miller, kindergarten, Lapel Elementary School
    • Garrett Robinson, grade 11, Frankton Jr.-Sr. High Schol
    • Ethan Sering, grade 4, Lapel Elementary School
    • Jack Sherley, kindergarten, Lapel Elementary School
    • Joshua Wilkins, grade 7, Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
    • Emily Worthman, kindergarten, Lapel Elementary School
  • The Board approved a contract for Medicaid billing services with ClaimAid.
  • The Board approved the 2007-08 dairy & bread bids as presented.
  • The Board approved for Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School to pay for supplies and equipment from the General Fund during the 2007-08 school year.
  • The Board approved the following gifts:
    • Corporation
      • Donations to Madison County Community Foundation for Age 4 Preschool
    • Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
      • $50 for the athletic department from the Class of 1946/Jack Faulkenberg, in memory of Jim Woodward, Class of 1946
      • $300 for the Class of 2009 from the Lumina Foundation of Education
  • The Board approved the mileage reimbursement for 2007-08 as 48¢ per mile.
  • The Board approved the policy changes in the selection of salutatorian and valedictorian for the high schools.
  • The Board approved a resolution of neutrality to reduce the 2008 Debt Service Fund plan to pay for the Pension Bonds in the Debt Service Fund.
  • The Board approved the following recommendations:
    • Central Office
      • Melissa Alexander – Transportation Secretary
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • Kaisha Gray – Special education teacher
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • Christa Klettheimer – Special education teacher
    • Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
      • Pancho Alvarez – Varsity volleyball coach
      • Chris Blessing – Varsity boys track coach
      • Dan Boocher – Assistant football coach
      • Kevin Brattain – Girls varsity basketball coach
      • Justin Coomer – Freshman boys basketball coach
      • Jon Davis – Softball coach
      • Nick Huston – Assistant football coach (½)
      • Mark Jones – 8th grade boys basketball coach
      • John Mendenhall – Boys & girls tennis coach
      • Kim Murdoch – Technology coordinator
      • Tate Odom – Assistant football coach
      • Darrell Richardson – Varsity boys & girls cross country coach
      • Donna Scott – Assistant band director
      • Chuck Shroyer – Assistant football coach (½)
      • Randy Valentine – Baseball coach
      • Skip Watkins – Jr. high football coach
      • Tina Wilson – Pep club sponsor, junior class sponsor, high school student council sponsor
    • Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
      • Andrea Westphal – Social studies teacher
    • Lapel High School
      • Greg Granger – Assistant principal/teacher
  • The Board approved the following retirement:
    • Frankton Elementary School
      • Karen Monroe – Grade 1 teacher, 35 years of service to FLCS, effective immediately
  • The Board approved the following resignations:
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • Denise Wisly – Special education teacher, 3 years of service to FLCS, effective immediately
  • The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
  • Connie Sears, Lapel, spoke to the Board concerning the proposed airport.
  • The following documents were signed by all board members:
    • Minutes of the July 12, 2007 school board meeting
    • Resolution of Neutrality
    • Teacher contracts.
  • Announcements were made of the following dates:
    • August 10, 2007: Orientation for New Teachers
    • August 13, 2007: Organization Day for Teachers and Staff
    • August 14, 2007: First Day of School for 2007-08
    • September 13, 2007: Public Hearing on 2008 FLCS Budget, 7:30 p.m.
    • September 13, 2007: Regular Board Meeting at Frankton Elementary, 7:30 p.m.
    • September 14, 2007: Student Count Day
    • September 27, 2007: Adoption of 2008 Budget

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