Lapel Elementary School Student Council members Ellie Bardonner, Allyson Gillespie, Drake Green, Georgia May Hadley, AnnaLee Stow, and Toby Wood led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Corporation Attorney Mike Lacey administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Board members Randy Cunningham, Tami Davis, Melissa Duncan, and Mike Rusche.
The Board elected officers for 2017 as follows: President – Brian Gill; Vice President – Tami Davis; Secretary – Joanne Amick.
The following appointments were made: Corporation Attorney – Mike Lacey; Corporation Treasurer – Lynn Hall.
The Board approved the minutes for the December 18, 2016 school board meeting as presented.
The Board acknowledged Lapel Elementary School, who provided the information on the bulletin board for January.
Superintendent Bobby Fields reported on the health insurance claims for December 2016.
The Board approved the following committee assignments for the Board for 2017:
Instruction-Curriculum-AIDS Advisory Committee – Joanne Amick, Tami Davis
Facilities Committee – Alan Bays, Melissa Duncan, Mike Rusche
Finance & Negotiations Committee – Alan Bays, Tami Davis, Brian Gill
High Abilities Committee – Joanne Amick, Randy Cunningham, Brian Gill
Student Support Committee – Joanne Amick, Alan Bays, Mike Rusche
Technology Committee – Tami Davis, Melissa Duncan, Brian Gill
Public Relations & Community Involvement - Joanne Amick, Randy Cunningham, Mike Rusche
Ebbertt Education Center Executive Council – Joanna Amick
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 salary for Board members for 2017 as follows: $2,000.00 per year; and a per diem of $112.00 per regularly scheduled Board meeting.
The Board approved the following fund raising activities:
Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
Jr. High Student Council
The Board approved the following gifts:
Frankton Elementary School
$50.00 from Lone Oak Wesleyan Women for a sitting ball for Meghan Hersberger’s 1st grade classroom
$500.00 from the FES Parent Club for the Robotics Club
Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
$656.00 from David Miller and the South Madison Community Foundation for the wrestling team
Lapel Elementary School
$2,000.00 from the LES Parent-Teacher Group for Reading Week t-shirts
The Board approved participation in the Title One program for 2017-18.
The Board approved the monthly claim documents as submitted.
The following documents were signed by all board members:
Minutes of the December 8, 2016 school board meeting; letters of appreciation to Lone Oak Wesleyan Women, FES Parent Club, David Miller, South Madison Community Foundation, and LES PTG; and accounts payable voucher register, payroll claim listings, and hand check listing.
Announcements were made of the following dates:
February 9, 2017: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.
The Board held a meeting of the Board of Finance and Mr. Fields reported to the Board on the financial status of the school corporation.