Frankton-Lapel Community Schools

  • Corporation Attorney Michael Lacey officially swore in newly elected Board members John Henderson, Joe Kelich, Nancy Likens, and Rob Steele.
  • The Board elected officers for 2008-09 as follows:
    • President - Alan Bays
    • Vice President - Nancy Likens
    • Secretary - Joanne Amick.
    • The following appointments were made
      • Corporation Attorney - Michael Lacey
      • Corporation Treasurer - Lynn Hall
  • The Board approved the minutes from the June 12, 2008 school board meeting as amended.
  • Superintendent Bobby Fields reported on the opening school schedule as follows:
    • July 28-August 8 - Jump Start Remediation for grades 3-10
    • August 5, 6, & 7 - FES & LES registration
    • August 6 & 7 - LMS/LHS new student registration
    • August 7 - FJSHS schedule changes
    • August 8 & 11 - FJSHS new student registration
    • August 8 & 11 - LMS/LHS schedule changes
    • August 11 - State of Indiana school bus inspection
    • August 12 - New Teacher Orientation
    • August 13 - Organization Day (meet at LHS for breakfast and introductions, work at schools for the day)
    • August 14 - Teacher Inservice (teachers only)
    • August 15 - First Day for K-12 Students
  • The Board approved to hold a corporation auction to dispose of surplus items on Saturday, September 27, 2008.
  • 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 committee assignments for the Board for 2008-09:
    • Instruction/Curriculum/AIDS Advisory Committee - Joanne Amick, John Henderson, Kent Williams
    • Facilities Committee - Joe Kelich, Rob Steele, Kent Williams
    • Finance/Negotiations Committee - Alan Bays, Joe Kelich, Nancy Likens
    • LITES Committee - Joanne Amick, Nancy Likens
    • Student Support Committee - Joanne Amick, Alan Bays
    • Technology Committee - Nancy Likens, Rob Steele
    • Public Relations/Community Involvement - Joanne Amick, John Henderson, Nancy Likens
    • Ebbertt Education Center Executive Council - Nancy Likens
  • The Board approved the salary for board members as $2,000 per year per board member.
  • The Board approved the following schedule for the 2009 budget adoption:
    • Thursday, August 28 - 1st publication of 2009 budget
    • Thursday, September 4 - 2nd publication of 2009 budget
    • Thursday, September 11 - Public hearing on 2009 budget (7:30 p.m.)
    • Thursday, September 25 - Adoption of 2009 budget (7:30 p.m.)
  • The Board approved to advertise for new school buses for 2008-09.
  • The Board approved the transfer of funds from the Rainy Day Fund and the General Fund to the 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 the following cash tuition requests:
    • Elliana Brooks, grade 4, and Kallen Brooks, grade 6, Lapel Elementary School
    • Camden Gooding, kindergarten, Lapel Elementary School
    • Collin Matson, grade 5, and Kassie Matson, grade 4, Frankton Elementary School
    • Evan Pierce, kindergarten, Frankton Elementary School
    • Kia Powell, kindergarten, Lapel Elementary School
    • Jarod Roundtree, grade 1, Lapel Elementary School
    • Andrew Thomas, grade 4, and Mya Thomas, grade 4, Lapel Elementary School
    • Kaitlynn Wood, grade 6, Lapel Elementary School
  • The Board approved the food bids for 2008-09.
  • The Board approved the following gifts:
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • A television (valued at $25) from Sheryl Best for the jr. high activity room
      • A gas grill (valued at $100) from Richard Brashear
      • $500 from Brad & Ashley Buckingham for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
      • $1,026.28 from the Chemical People Task Force of Madison County for Post Prom
      • $800 from FHS Class of 2007 for the library
      • $11,476.60 from the Frankton Athletic Boosters for the athletic department
      • $848.30 from the Frankton Athletic Boosters for the Band Boosters
      • $50 from the Frankton Masonic Lodge towards the purchase of flashlights
      • $300 from the Frankton Post Prom for the Class of 2008
      • $500 from Hoosier Park for the boys golf team
      • Office supplies (valued at $1,000) from HSBC Loan Company (going out of business)
      • $50 from the Indianapolis Jaycees for Best Buddies
      • $1,000 from Brent Keck for the boys basketball team
      • Megaphones for a fundraiser (valued at $1,200) from MainSource Bank/Frankton for the athletic department and Booster Club
      • $23 from MainSource Bank/Frankton for the softball team
      • $100 from Brad Shortridge for the athletic department
      • $630.15 from Target for the Take Charge of Education School Fundraising Program
      • $80 from Ginger Thomas for the girls tennis team
      • $49.28 from Verizon Long Distance for the General Fund
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • $1,420 for the Bradford Woods Account as follows: Scott Hersberger Funeral Home, $110; Myers Insurance, $110; Trinity Church/Serendipity Class, $990; Barbara White, $210
      • $1,102 from Lifetouch Studios for the student activities fund
    • Lapel High School
      • 2 outdoor garden benches (valued at $616) from the LHS Class of 2008 for an outdoor classroom setting
      • $50 from Nardco Heating & Air Conditioning for the Students to England Fund
      • $523 from the South Madison Community Foundation to purchase a clock for the commons area and for the library
      • $176.27 from Target for the Take Charge of Education School Fundraising Program
      • Donation from Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kemerly for the Students to England Fund
      • Donation from Union Guards/John Robey for the Marvin Pike Memorial Scholarship
      • Bulldog sculpture from Bob Fisher, LHS Class of 1963
  • The Board approved a policy revision for textbook rental fees/withdraw refunds when students enroll/withdraw during the school year.
  • The Board approved for the school corporation to set up a separate bank account to handle fees incurred from the E-funds program.
  • The Board approved the construction pay applications for June.
  • The Board approved the following recommendations:
    • Frankton Elementary School
      • Ashley Brattain - Early Childhood teacher
      • Lisa McDonald - Special education (ED) teacher
      • Toni Qualls - Special education (LD) teacher
    • Frankton Jr. High School
      • Julie Fritsche - Math teacher
      • Brent Brobston - Varsity boys basketball coach
    • Lapel Middle School
      • Dameon Wyatt - Physical education/health and remediation teacher
  • The Board approved the following resignations:
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • Sonia Childress-Hoek, French teacher, at the end of the 2007-08 school year, 3 years of service to FLCS
    • Frankton Elementary School
      • Tamara Warner - Grade 2, effective immediately, 13 years of service to FLCS
  • The Board approved the following requests:
    • Lisa Hilliard, biology teacher at Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School, leave of absence for the first semester of 2008-09 due to active duty with the Indiana Army National Guard.
  • The Board approved a new pay schedule for administrators for 2008-09.
  • The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
  • The following documents were signed by Board members:
    • Minutes of the June 12, 2008 school board meeting; revised technology personnel contracts; letters of appreciation to Sheryl Best, Richard Brashear, Brad & Ashley Buckingham, Chemical People Task Force of Madison County, FHS Class of 2007, Frankton Athletic Boosters, Frankton Masonic Lodge, Frankton Post Prom, Hoosier Park, HSBC Loan Company, Indianapolis Jaycees, Brent Keck, MainSource Bank/Frankton, Brad Shortridge, Target, Ginger Thomas, Verizon Long Distance, Scott Hersberger Funeral Home, Myers Insurance, Trinity Church/Serendipity Class, Barbara White, Lifetouch Studios, LHS Class of 2008, Nardco Heating & Air Conditioning, South Madison Community Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kemerly, and Union Guards/John Robey.
  • Announcements were made of the following dates:
    • August 14, 2008: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.
    • August 28, 2008 - 1st publication of 2009 budget
    • September 4, 2008 - 2nd publication of 2009 budget
    • September 11, 2008 - Public hearing on 2009 budget (7:30 p.m.)
    • September 25, 2008 - Adoption of 2009 budget (7:30 p.m.)

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