Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School student Brett Sanders led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board acknowledged Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School which provided the information on the bulletin board for March.
The Board approved the minutes for the February 10, 2005 and February 24, 2005 school board meetings as presented.
A public hearing was held to discuss the option of using a 12-month school term rather than expanding classroom space, including building a new Lapel High School and remodeling Lapel Elementary & Jr. High School and Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School. No one spoke to the Board at the public hearing. The Board approved a resolution that year-round school will not affect the necessity of the proposed construction projects.
A public hearing was held to discuss the lease to be entered into between Frankton-Lapel South High School Building Corporation, as lessor, and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools, as lessee, to build a new Lapel High School, renovate Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School, and renovate Lapel Elementary and Jr. High Schools. Tami Davis spoke to the Board during the public hearing. The Board approved a resolution authorizing the execution of the lease.
Superintendent Ned Speicher announced that the Academic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held at the Anderson Country Club at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19th. Frankton High School will have 15 students and Lapel High School will have 13 students to be honored. Mr. Speicher reported on the enrollment projection for the 2005-06 school year.
Mr. Speicher reported on the activities surrounding the Lapel boy's basketball regional game.
The Board approved for Transportation Director Bobby Fields to receive bids for 4 new school buses for 2005.
The Board approved the following cash tuition requests for 2005-06:
Sarah Ambrose, grade 8, Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
Kristen Bowen, grade 11, and Kylie Bowen, grade 7, Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
Samantha Dodd, grade 8, Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School
The Board approved invoices for construction services for February 2005 from the architect.
The Board approved an invoice from Coor Consulting for a land survey.
The Board approved a request by the Frankton High School Senior Class to take a field trip to Cedar Point, Ohio on May 20-22, 2005.
The Board approved a 2-day waiver for the Frankton and Lapel Senior Classes of 2005 to prepare for graduation.
The Board approved payment of the third installment of the Special Education Cooperative billing for 2004-05 and the computer costs for the summer from the Cooperative.
The Board approved the proposed changes to the student handbooks for the jr.-sr. high schools.
The Board approved the summer band schedule for Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School.
The Board approved the following summer school courses: pre-algebra, algebra I, Recovery English, driver education, and Title I remediation.
The Board approved the following recommendations:
Lapel Jr.-Sr. High School - John Mendenhall (Girls tennis coach)
The Board approved the monthly claim documents as submitted.
Tami Davis, Lafayette Township, spoke to the Board concerning summer school and the financial status of the school corporation.
The following documents were signed by all board members:
Minutes of the February 10, 2005 and February 24, 2005 school board meeting
Rresolutions on year-round school and on execution of lease by Board President Nancy Likens and Board Secretary Joanne Amick.
Announcements were made of the following dates:
March 19, 2005: Academic Hall of Fame Banquet at Anderson Country Club
April 1, 2005: Flex Day – No School
April 4-8, 2005: Spring Break
April 11, 2005: Flex Day – No School
April 14, 2005: Special Board Meeting, Design Development Presentation
April 21, 2005: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.