Senior members of the Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School girls cross country team led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board approved the minutes from the September 13, 2007 and September 27, 2007 school board meetings as presented.
The Board honored the Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School girls cross country team for their undefeated season and for their sectional victory.
Superintendent Ned Speicher reported on the financial status of the school corporation as of September 30, 2007.
Mr. Speicher reported on the progress of the construction projects. The Board approved the October construction invoices.
Mr. Speicher reported on the ISTEP testing moving to the spring of 2009.
Mr. Speicher reported on the age 4 preschool progress report.
Mr. Speicher, Board President Nancy Likens, and Board Vice President John Mitchell reported on the Indiana School Board Association Fall Meeting held on October 1st and 2nd.
Mr. Speicher reported that parent-teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd from 1:00 ? 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Speicher reported on the cash reserves for the school corporation as of September 30, 2007. Due to the nonpayment of 2007 tax warrants by Madison County, the Board approved to request an advanced draw on the school corporation?s funds from Madison County and to borrow sufficient funds to cover the shortfalls until the school corporation receives the 2007 revenue.
The Board approved the following Conflict of Interest Statements:
Joanne Amick, Rob Amick, Alan Bays, Kevin Barnett, Lorri Barnett, Dorinda Cassiday, Richard Cassiday, Phil Etchison, Wanda Etchison, Bobby Fields, Rhonda Fields, Eric Hagan, Lisa Hagan, Jennifer Hoss, Jerry Hoss, Angela Howell, Jimmie Howell, Jacki Hudson, Kevin Hudson, Cathy Huntsinger, Dennis Huntsinger, Michele Johnson, Mike Johnson, Nancy Likens, John Maryan, Karen Maryan, Linda Steele, Rob Steele, and Kent Williams.
The Board approved a proposed copier contract for the new Lapel High School and for all of FLCS.
The Board approved to purchase two (2) 78 passenger school buses and one (1) 14 passenger school bus.
The Board approved the following gifts:
$26.71 from Gordon Food Service for the general fund
$1,000.50 from the FES Parent-Teacher Group for colored card stock
Carl Jones has donated 6 concrete benches to be set out in front of each of the schools: 2 benches for FES, 1 each for FJSHS, LES, LMS, and LHS. Each bench is worth an estimated $600, for a total of $3,600.
Community Hospital has donated nebulizers and respiratory equipment for the schools.
The Board approved resolutions to reduce the 2007 appropriation of the General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, and Transportation Operating Fund for the 2008 budget.
The Board approved resolutions to adopt the Advance College Project at Indiana University for Frankton and Lapel High Schools.
The Board approved for Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School to pay for supplies from the extra-curricular fund titled "General Fund" during the 2007-08 school year.
Mr. Speicher reported to the Board that the school corporation will pay $10,000 toward the Town of Lapel road project on County Road 900 West and 200 South by the new Lapel High School.
The Board approved the following recommendation:
Steve Crandall ? Auditorium Director at new Lapel High School
The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
The following documents were signed by all board members:
Minutes of the September 13, 2007 and September 27, 2007 school board meetings
Resolutions to reduce budgets
Resolutions to adopt Advance College Program
Letters of appreciation to:
Gordon Food Service
FES Parent-Teacher Group
Conflict of Interest Statements by Board President Nancy Likens
Announcements were made of the following dates:
November 8, 2007: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.