Frankton-Lapel Community Schools

  • The Board elected officers for 2007-08 as follows: President - Nancy Likens; Vice President - John Mitchell; Secretary – Joanne Amick. The following appointments were made: Corporation Attorney – Michael Lacey; Corporation Treasurer – Lynn Hall.
  • The Board approved the minutes from the June 14, 2007 school board meeting as amended.
  • The Board toured the finished construction projects at Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School and toured the old metal football shed that will be recommended for auction.
  • Superintendent Ned Speicher reported on the construction projects at all schools.
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the staffing changes from the 2006-07 school year to the 2007-08 school year.
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the state funding projections and the assessed value of the school corporation for 2008.
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the transfer of funds from the Rainy Day Fund to the General Fund, Debt Service Fund, Pension Bond Debt Service Fund, Capital Projects Fund, and Transportation Fund to cover the end of the fiscal year expenses.
  • The Board approved to schedule an auction to dispose of surplus equipment.
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the status of the health insurance fund for January through June, 2007.
  • Mr. Speicher reported on the opening school schedule as follows:
    • July 30 – State of Indiana school bus inspection
    • July 30-August 10 – Jump Start Remediation for grades 3-10
    • July 31 – August 1 & 2 – FES & LES registration
    • August 6 & 7 – LJSHS new student registration
    • August 7 – FJSHS schedule changes
    • August 8 & 9 – FJSHS new student registration
    • August 8 & 9 – LJSHS schedule changes
    • August 10 – New Teacher Orientation
    • August 13 – Organization Day (meet at FJSHS for breakfast and introductions, work at schools for the day)
    • August 14 – First Day for K-12 Students
  • The Board approved continuation of the following administrative procedures:
    • Employing non-certified workers and substitute teachers as needed.
    • Authorizing attendance and participation in staff development activities for certified and non-certified personnel.
    • Paying claims early when discounts or penalties might be involved.
    • Transferring between funds as necessary.
    • Investing monies as cash balances permit.
    • Opening of bids by designated committees (previously established) the morning of board meetings for tabulation and presentation to the Board.
    • All mileage reimbursement claims will state the beginning and ending mileage for payment except claims on the FLCS mileage chart.
    • Authorizing in-state field trips. (Out-of-state and overnight field trips are separately approved by the Board.)
    • To accept resignations on behalf of the Board when needed pending approval of the Board.
  • The Board approved the following schedule for the 2007 budget adoption:
    • Tuesday, August 7 – Budget work sessions (4:00 & 6:00 p.m.)*
    • Wednesday, August 8 – Budget work sessions (4:00 & 6:00 p.m.)*
      • *Maximum number of board members at each session is 3
    • Thursday, August 15 – 1st publication of 2008 budget
    • Thursday, August 22 – 2nd publication of 2008 budget
    • Thursday, August 30 – Public hearing on 2008 budget (7:30 p.m.)
    • Thursday, September 13 – Adoption of 2008 budget (7:30 p.m.)
  • The Board approved to advertise for new school buses for 2007-08.
  • The Board approved the salary for board members as $2,000 per year per board member.
  • The Board approved a Code of Conduct for Coaches.
  • The Board approved the following committee assignments for the Board for 2007-08:
    • Instruction-Curriculum-AIDS Advisory Committee – Joanne Amick, John Henderson, Kent Williams
    • Facilities Committee – Alan Bays, John Henderson, Rob Steele
    • Finance/Negotiations Committee – John Mitchell, Nancy Likens
    • LITES Committee – Joanne Amick, Nancy Likens
    • Student Support Committee – Joanne Amick, Alan Bays
    • Technology Committee – Nancy Likens, Rob Steele
    • Ebbertt Education Center Executive Council – John Mitchell
  • The Board approved the following cash tuition requests:
    • Lilly Hoss, kindergarten, Frankton Elementary School
  • The Board approved the following gifts:
    • Frankton Elementary
      • $48.09 from Gordon Food Service for the General Fund
      • $38.48 from Meijer for the General Fund
      • $1,000 for 10 folding tables and $250 for 10 pencil sharpeners from Marsh Supermarkets Fresh Ideas for Education
    • Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
      • $90 from Anonymous Donors for the Students to England fund
      • $1,000 from the Bulldog Backers for the girls’ varsity basketball team
      • $500 from William & Michelle Busch for the boys’ basketball summer camp
      • $1,000 from EMT Services, Inc. for the girls’ varsity basketball team
      • $1,200 from Safetytech Protection Systems, Inc. for the boys’ basketball summer camp
  • The Board approved for FLCS bus driver Chuck Covell to use bus #8 to take Boy Scout Troop 398 to Ely, Minnesota on July 12-22, 2007.
  • The Board tabled a motion to change the selection process for the salutatorian and valedictorian at the high schools.
  • The Board approved a private residential facility placement service contract with the State of Indiana.
  • The Board approved the construction pay applications for June.
  • The Board approved the following recommendations:
    • Central Office
      • Lorri Barnett – Administrative Assistant of Business
    • Frankton Elementary School
      • Teresa Clark – Age 4 Preschool Teacher
      • Jerrica Martin – Age 4 Preschool Teacher
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • Rebecca Bollman – Special education (ED/MI) teacher
      • Lorri Barnett – Corporation website
      • Rob Beasley – Jr. high wrestling coach
      • Darrell Bodkin – Assistant softball coach
      • John Boysinger – Assistant jr. high football coach
      • Brent Brobston – Varsity girls’ basketball coach
      • Bonnie Carpenter – Librarian – opening/closing
      • Nate Cress – Assistant wrestling coach
      • Crystal Custer – Jr. high volleyball coach
      • Scott Epperly – Assistant summer band director, assistant band director
      • Ellen Hammond – Junior class sponsor
      • Christina Heald – Jr. high girls track coach
      • Peggy Hendricks – Assistant volleyball coach
      • Misty Hovermale – Varsity cheerleader sponsor, varsity pep club sponsor
      • Jennifer Jackson – Jr. high volleyball coach
      • Chad Kemerly – Baseball coach
      • Tony Kluttheimer – Jr. high football coach
      • Mark Konkle – Assistant football coach, summer fitness
      • Gavin Korn – 8th grade boys basketball coach
      • Tony Martin – Assistant girls track coach
      • Dave McPhearson – Assistant jr. high football coach
      • Jeremy Parker – Softball coach
      • Dennis Poe – Boys tennis coach
      • Michael Reed – Boys golf coach
      • Brian Sanders – Jr. high boys track coach
      • Lindsey Sharpe – Guard director – summer/winter
      • Dennis Shively – Assistant boys track coach
      • Pat Skaggs – Freshman boys basketball coach
      • Tom Small – Assistant football coach
      • Julie Smith – Varsity volleyball coach, assistant girls basketball coach JV
      • Brian Williams – Varsity boys & girls cross country coach
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • Ashley Brattain – Age 4 Preschool teacher
      • Angie Howell – Office Assistant
      • Katrice Mills – Secretary/Treasurer (transfer from Central Office Technology Secretary)
    • Lapel Middle School
      • Mia Kimmerling – Office Assistant
    • Lapel High School
      • Kevin Barnett – Maintenance
      • Jerry Hoss, Sr. – Maintenance
  • The Board approved the following resignations:
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • Lynne Kemerly – Secretary/treasurer, as of June 30, 2007, 11 years of service to FLCS
    • Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
      • Bill Morton – Social studies teacher, effective immediately, 8 years of service to FLCS
  • The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
  • The following documents were signed by Board members:
    • Minutes of the June 14, 2007 school board meeting; and letters of appreciation to Gordon Food Service, Meijer, Marsh Supermarkets, Bulldog Backers, William & Michelle Busch, EMT Services, Inc., and Safetytech Protection Systems, Inc. Also, Private Residential Facility Placement Service Contract by Board President Nancy Likens.
  • Announcements were made of the following dates:
    • August 9, 2006: Regular Board Meeting at LJSHS Media Center, 7:30 p.m.
    • August 30, 2007: Public hearing on 2008 budget, 7:30 p.m

Upcoming Events

  • October 13 - End of 1st 9-Week Grading Period
  • October 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3pm - 6:30p (Students Released 30 Minutes Early)
  • October 19 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3pm - 6:30p (Students Released 30 Minutes Early)
  • October 20 - No School
  • October 23 - Fall Break (No School)
  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • December 22 - Start of Winter Break at End of School Day
  • December 22 - End of 1st Semester

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