Frankton-Lapel Community Schools

  • Lapel Elementary School student Colin Jannings led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • The Board approved the minutes from the November 13, 2014 school board meeting as presented.
  • The Board acknowledged Lapel Elementary School, who provided the information on the bulletin board for December.
  • Lapel High School English teacher Jerry Kemerly and students Lexie Allen, Grace Rusche, Seth Voegele, and Nigel Wilson reported on their trip to Europe. The Board approved for Lapel High School students to take the trip to Europe in the Fall of 2015.
  • Superintendent Bobby Fields reported on the health insurance claims for November 2014.
  • The Board approved to accept the bid of Todd & Chris Sears to farm the Lapel farm ground for 2015-16.
  • The Board approved a tentative date for the Academic Hall of Fame Banquet for the Class of 2015 of March 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Madison Park Church. The banquet recognizes all members of the Class of 2015 with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • The Board approved a $3,000,000 line of credit from First Merchants Bank, if needed, to offset any shortfall of the school corporation’s property tax payments.
  • The Board approved the following schedule for the regular board meetings in 2015:
    • January 8, February 12, March 12, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.
  • The Board approved to give gift cards to bus drivers for perfect attendance for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The Board approved the following cash tuition requests:
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • Raymond Sipes – grade 9
      • Rebecca Large – grade 10
      • Austin Biggs – grade 11
      • Sarah Saxton – grade 12 (alternative school)
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • Wyatt Martin – pre-school
      • Luke Beghtel – kindergarten
      • Harliee Buzan – grade 1
      • Laihla Griffin – grade 1
      • Terrance Washington – grade 1
      • Alan-Michael Buzan – grade 4
      • Maddison Martin – grade 5
    • Lapel Middle School
      • Diontre Valentine – grade 7
  • The Board approved the following fund raising activities:
    • Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
      • National Honor Society (2)
      • Class of 2015
      • Class of 2016
      • Class of 2017
      • Art Club
      • Spanish Club
    • Lapel High School
      • National Honor Society
      • Softball Team
      • Baseball Team
  • The Board approved the following gifts and donations:
    • Frankton Elementary School
      • $100.00 from William Braddick for the Goodwill Fund
      • $69.00 from Papa John’s for pizza
    • Lapel Elementary School
      • $2,000.00 from the LES Parent-Teacher Group for the transportation fund
    • Lapel High School
      • $2,500.00 from The River to help cover the repair cost of the lighting and sound equipment in the auditorium
      • $1,000.00 from the Independent Colleges of Indiana/Realizing the Dream Grant to John Maryan, science teacher
    • School Corporation
      • $6,000.00 from the Community Hospital Anderson Foundation for student healthcare related needs
  • The Board approved the change in the Hamilton-Boone-Madison Special Services Cooperative. Westfield-Washington School Corporation is leaving the cooperative.
  • The Board approved the 2015 insurance proposal as presented by First Merchants Insurance Group-Pendleton.
  • The Board approved for notification of the 2015 school board meetings to any newspaper requesting the information.
  • The Board approved the following out-of-state field trip:
    • Lapel High School Spanish Club members to Costa Rica in July, 2016.
  • The Board approved the payment of 2014 bills and transfers of appropriations.
  • The Board approved for Chuck Covell, FLCS bus driver, to use his bus to take the members of Boys Scout Troop 398 in Frankton to the Indiana State House on January 10, 2015.
  • The Board approved the following resignation:
    • Lapel High School
      • Elizabeth Venable – Math teacher, effective December 1, 2014.
  • The Board approved the following recommendations:
    • Lapel Middle School
      • Scott Manis – Wrestling coach
    • Lapel High School
      • Josh Strange – Boys golf coach
  • The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
  • The following documents were signed by all board members:
    • Minutes of the November 13, 2014 school board meeting; letters of appreciation to William Braddick,, LES Parent-Teacher Group, The River, Independent Colleges of Indiana, Community Hospital Anderson Foundation, and Morgan’s Striping Service, Inc.; and accounts payable voucher register, payroll claim listings, and hand check listing.
  • Announcements were made of the following dates:
    • December 19, 2014: Last Student Day of 2014
    • January 5, 2015: First Student Day of 2015
    • January 8, 2015: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • May 19, 26 - Flex Day
  • May 29 - Memorial Day (No School)
  • May 30 - Last Day for Students
  • May 31 - Teacher Record Day

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