Lapel High School student Brodie Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board approved the minutes from the November 13, 2008 school board meeting as presented.
The Board acknowledged Lapel High School, which provided the information on the bulletin board for December.
The Board held a public hearing to receive questions and comments regarding additional appropriations of $2,104,169 for the Capital Projects Fund and $57,209 for the Bus Replacement Fund. No one addressed the Board about the additional appropriations. The Board approved the additional appropriations.
Lapel High School principal Jerry Kemerly and students Rebekah Steele and Brodie Williams reported on their trip to England. The Board approved Mr. Kemerly's request to take the trip to England in the Fall of 2009.
Assistant Superintendent Sterling Boles reported on the ISTEP testing results.
The Board approved a tentative date for the Academic Hall of Fame Banquet as March 11, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Country Club.
The Board approved the following schedule for the regular board meetings in 2009: January 15, February 12, March 12, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10. All of the above dates are the second Thursday of the month except for January 15 (3rd Thursday due to Christmas Break) and April 16 (3rd Thursday due to Spring Break).
The Board approved to borrow money from MainSource Bank until the school corporation receives the remaining 2008 taxes.
The Board approved participation in the Indiana Bond Bank to borrow funds from tax anticipation warrants for 2009.
The Board approved a new cash tuition application form and criteria.
The Board approved the school corporation calendar for 2009-10.
The Board approved a Chain of Authority and Line of Decision Making chart for the school corporation.
The Board approved the following gifts:
Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
$50.00 from Rydman & Fox for the boys basketball team
Lapel High School
$75.00 gift from Renee' Brattain to be used in a raffle at the Lions Club Fish Fry for the girls basketball team
$7,094.41 from the Bulldog Backers for football post pads, outdoor bulldog signs, pictures & frames, pennants, and oak bulletin board
$145.00 from Ben & Lou Anne Jennings for the volleyball team
$410.00 from the South Madison Community Foundation for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$133.58 from Target through the Take Charge of Education School Fundraising Program
$370.00 for the athletic department as follows: Anonymous donor, $120.00; EMT Services, Inc., $250.00
$300.00 for the Students to England fund as follows: Nelnet Foundation, $200.00; Eric Lee, $100.00
Anonymous donations to the athletic department as follows:
In memory of Don Siktberg: Michelyn Downs & Mary Wilson-Sjerps
In memory of Matt Owens: Lapel High School Class of 2010 & Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Turner
In memory of Everett Parks: Anonymous Donor, Paula Coppedge, DFAS Indianapolis Transpay, Ronald and Julia Flower, Ford Street United Methodist Church, and the Ford Street United Methodist Church Willing Workers Class
$40.00 for the chili supper fundraiser as follows:
Joe & Teresa Kelich, $20.00
Marsh Supermarkets in Elwood, $20.00
The Board approved the 2009 insurance proposal as presented by Pendleton Insurance Agency.
The Board approved for notification of the 2009 school board meetings to any newspaper requesting the information.
The Board approved the payment of 2008 bills and transfers of appropriations.
The Board approved for the school corporation to enter into a 1 year contract with Proliance to join a cooperative to purchase natural gas at a fixed rate for the Frankton schools.
The Board approved the construction invoices for December.
The Board approved the following recommendations:
Lapel High School
Barrett Key - Industrial technology teacher
Shelley Green - Cafeteria manager
The Board approved the following resignation:
Lapel High School
Paula Haynes - Cafeteria manager, effective December 22, 2008
The Board approved the non-certified employee salary schedule for 2009.
The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
The following documents were signed by all board members: November 13, 2008 school board meeting; additional appropriation resolutions; resolutions for payment of 2008 bills and transfer of funds; and letters of appreciation to Rydman & Fox, Renee' Brattain, Bulldog Backers, Ben & Lou Anne Jennings, South Madison Community Foundation, Target, EMT Services, Inc., Nelnet Foundation, Eric Lee, Michelyn Downs, Mary Wilson-Sjerps, Lapel High School Class of 2010, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Turner, Paula Coppedge, DFAS Indianapolis Transpay, Ronald & Julia Flower, Ford Street United Methodist Church, and the Ford Street United Methodist Church Willing Workers Class. Also, tax anticipation warrants contract by Board President Alan Bays, Board Secretary Joanne Amick, and Board Attorney Michael Lacey.
Announcements were made of the following dates:
December 19, 2008: Last Student Day of 2008
January 6, 2009: First Student Day of 2009
January 15, 2009: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.