Corporation Attorney Mike Lacey gave the Oath of Office to the newly elected Board members Joanne Amick, Alan Bays, and Kent Williams.
The Board elected officers for 2006-07 as follows: President - Nancy Likens; Vice President - John Mitchell; Secretary – Joanne Amick. The following appointments were made: Corporation Attorney – Michael Lacey; Corporation Treasurer – Lynn Hall.
The Board approved the minutes from the June 8, 2006 school board meeting as presented.
The Board approved the salary for board members as $2,000 per year per board member.
Superintendent Ned Speicher reported on the construction projects at all schools. The Board approved the construction pay applications for June.
Mr. Speicher reported on the annual administrative retreat.
Mr. Speicher reported on the drug testing results for 2005-06. The Board approved to change the policy regarding drug testing that if students in extra-curricular activities that have a curricular component, test positive, these students may participate but not perform in the extra-curricular activity during the violation period.
Mr. Speicher reported on the June tax payment received by the school corporation.
Mr. Speicher reported on the status of the health insurance fund for January through June, 2006.
Mr. Speicher reported on the opening school schedule as follows:
July 31 – State of Indiana school bus inspection
August 1, 2, 3 – FES registration
August 2, 3, 4 – LES registration
August 7 & 8 – LJSHS new student registration
August 8 – FJSHS schedule changes
August 9 & 10 – FJSHS new student registration
August 9 & 10 – LJSHS schedule changes
August 12 – New Teacher Orientation
August 14 – Organization Day (work at schools)
August 15 – First Day for K-12 Students
Mr. Speicher reported on the recent sale of several FLCS school buses.
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 schedule for the 2007 budget adoption:
Tuesday, July 18 – Budget work sessions (4:00 & 6:00 p.m.)*
Wednesday, July 19 – Budget work sessions (4:00 & 6:00 p.m.)*
*Maximum number of board members at each session is 3
Thursday, August 17 – 1st publication of 2007 budget
Thursday, August 24 – 2nd publication of 2007 budget
Thursday, August 31 – Public hearing on 2007 budget (7:30 p.m.)
Thursday, September 14 – Adoption of 2007 budget (7:30 p.m.)
The Board approved the following cash tuition requests:
Caylene Cole, grade 1, Frankton Elementary School
Abigail and Stephanie Shaw, grades 2 and 7, Lapel Elementary and Jr. High Schools
Luke Wihebrink, grade 1, Lapel Elementary School
Jacob Young, grade 6, Lapel Elementary School
The Board approved the following committee assignments for the Board for 2005-06:
Instruction-Curriculum-AIDS Advisory Committee – Joanne Amick, John Henderson, Kent Williams
Facilities Committee – Alan Bays, John Henderson, Rob Steele
Finance/Negotiations Committee – John Mitchell, Nancy Likens
LITES Committee – Joanne Amick, Nancy Likens
Student Support Committee – Joanne Amick, Alan Bays
Technology Committee – Nancy Likens, Rob Steele
Ebbertt Education Center Executive Council – John Mitchell
The Board approved the East Central Service Center Cooperative inter-local agreement with other east central school districts.
The Board approved the low bid of Ag One to purchase gas and diesel fuel for the 2006-07 school year. The Board approved the low bid of Petroleum Traders to purchase fuel oil for the 2006-07 school year.
The Board approved for Frankton Elementary School to pay for supplies and equipment from the extra-curricular fund titled "General Fund" during the 2006-07 school year.
The Board approved the following gifts:
$33.05 from Gordon Food Service for the General Fund
$1,500 from the Marsh for Education program for a laminator, book binders, and file folders
Frankton Jr.-Sr. High
$930 for the FFA state livestock judging as follows:
Ag-One Co-op (Alexandria) $50; Ag-One Co-op (Anderson), $100; Antrim Farms, $100; Cary & Sarah Aubrey, $25; Bays Farms, $100; Drake Family Farms, $30; First Farmer's Bank, $50; Lee & Cheryl Hendricks, $25; Kelich Family Farms, $100; Likens Farms, $100; Richwine Farms, $25; Rydman & Fox, $50; Schuyler Durocs, $75; Shuter Sunset Farms, $100
$350 for the Emma Copeland Reading Scholarship Fund from Barbara McPhearson
Lapel Jr.-Sr. High
$200 from an anonymous donor for the show choir
$400 from the Bulldog Backers for girls basketball camp fees
$530.70 from the Class of 2005 for the music department
$530.70 from the Class of 2005 for the athletic department
$540 for the Jordan Lynch Memorial Fund as follows:
Willis, Ruth Ann, & Jim Anderson, $25; Danny & Bonnie Barmes, $5; Rex & Dianne Etchison, $30; Woody & Joanne Fields, $30; Donald & Pamela Guthrie, $25; Dwight, Carol & David House, $20; Susan & David Huff, $25; Brad & Carol Jarrett, $50; Jeff & Lisa Johnson, $20; Ernest & Patricia Junkersfield, $25; Dennis & Martha Milburn, $25; Bob & Sarah Mills, $20; Jeff & Robin Passwater, $50; Sallie Scott, $100; Leigh Ann Shafer, $25; Mr. & Mrs. David Sheward, $25; Rosalie Stottlemyer, $20; Charles Whitacre, $20
The Board approved the corporation goals for the 2006-07 school year.
The Board approved a proposal from First Merchants Bank to provide banking services for the school corporation.
The Board appointed Kevin Sipe to represent Frankton-Lapel Community Schools on the North Madison County Public Library System Board for another 4-year term.
The Board approved a request by Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School French teacher Sonia Childress-Hoek to take French students on a 10-day trip to France in June, 2007.
The Board approved a private residential facility placement service contract with the State of Indiana.
The Board approved an application for a technology grant.
The Board approved the following recommendations:
Frankton Jr.-Sr. High School
Julie Smith – Varsity volleyball coach
Scott Epperly – Assistant summer band director
Lydsey Sharp – Summer & winter guard director
Jim Carpenter – #15 at Lapel Schools
The Board approved the claim documents as submitted.
The following documents were signed by Board members:
Minutes of the June 8, 2006 school board meeting; administrator contracts; and letters of appreciation to Gordon Food Service, Marsh Supermarkets, Ag-One Co-op (Alexandria), Ag-One Co-op (Anderson), Antrim Farms, Cary & Sarah Aubrey, Bays Farms, Drake Family Farms, First Farmer's Bank, Lee & Cheryl Hendricks, Kelich Family Farms, Likens Farms, Richwine Farms, Rydman & Fox, Schuyler Durocs, Shuter Sunset Farms, Barbara McPhearson, Bulldog Backers, Class of 2005, Willis, Ruth Ann, & Jim Anderson, Danny & Bonnie Barmes, Rex & Dianne Etchison, Woody & Joanne Fields, Donald & Pamela Guthrie, Dwight, Carol & David House, Susan & David Huff, Brad & Carol Jarrett, Jeff & Lisa Johnson, Ernest & Patricia Junkersfield, Dennis & Martha Milburn, Bob & Sarah Mills, Jeff & Robin Passwater, Sallie Scott, Leigh Ann Shafer, David Sheward, Rosalie Stottlemyer, Charles Whitacre. Also, Certificate of Appointment for Public Library Board Member by Board President Nancy Likens; and East Central Educational Services Center Interlocal Agreement by Mrs. Likens and Board Secretary Joanne Amick.
Announcements were made of the following dates:
August 10, 2006: Regular Board Meeting at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.
August 31, 2006: Public hearing on 2007 budget, at Administration Office, 7:30 p.m.