Board News


Pledge of Allegiance 

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the August 16, 2017 board meeting was approved as presented.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of August 2, 2017 were approved as presented.

Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Dennis Chambers

  1. Mr. Chambers informed that Board that as of today our current enrollment is 823 students.  The enrollment on this same date last year was 793.  We have an increase of 30 students over last year. 
  2. Mr. Chambers reported that work on the sewer project began last week.  Daily work has continued with the sewer project on Fleming Street and Cowan Road.
  3. Mr. Chambers let the Board know that we will receive a Teacher Appreciation Grant (formerly the State Performance Grant) from the Department of Education sometime in December.  This money will be paid as a stipend to teachers who have an effective and highly effective rating after we receive the money.
  4. After some discussion, it was decided that Paul Hansard and Mike Van Horn will participate on the Bargaining Committee.  The committee will be meeting sometime in September.
  5. Mr. Chambers reminded the Board that the farm land auction will be held on September 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
  6. Mr. Chambers also informed the Board that the Internet Safety Parent meeting will be held on August 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the elementary gym.
  7. Mr. Chambers told the Board that we will be taking some precautions for the Eclipse on August 21.  There will be no afternoon recess and if students do go outside to watch the eclipse, they will wear glasses and have signed parent permission forms.
  8. Professional Leave requests approved by the Superintendent as of August 14, 2017 were presented.   

Opportunity for Public Comments

(No negative comments toward Corporation employees are permitted during the public meeting.  Alleged misconduct by a Corporation employee is to be addressed in an Executive session of the Board following meeting with appropriate members of the Administration.)


Business Office Recommendations

Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Claim Docket

The claims #14021 to #14093 and the payroll for August 11, 2017 as listed in Appendix #1820 were approved for payment.    



The Board approved the request for a medical leave of approximately 6 weeks beginning August 22, 2017 for Amy Murphy.


The Board approved the resignation of Rusty Lumpkin as Science Academic Team Coach.

The Board approved the resignation of Jacob Reed as Junior Varsity Wrestling Coach.


The Board approved Holly Riffle as Academic Team Coordinator.

The Board approved Brent Adams as National Honor Society Sponsor.

The Board approved Casey Bradley as Junior Varsity Wrestling Coach.

The Board approved Mackenzie Eicher as Science Academic Team Coach.

Opportunity for Board Communication:

Mr. Mike Van Horn asked if the maintenance staff could take a look at the handrail going up the stairs to the softball scorebox.  He also had questions and comments about the high school cafeteria and student lunch groups.


The August 16, 2017 regular board meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.



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