June 13, 2012
MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
DECATUR COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
The Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, June
13, 2012, at the Administration Building, 1645 W. State Road 46, Greensburg,
Board President Annette Geis called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
All members were present.
Upon a motion made by Tim Roscoe and a second by Todd Mauer minutes
of meetings held May 23, 2012 were unanimously approved as mailed.
Payment of claims and payroll were ordered on a motion made by Chris Owens, a
second by Brent Muckerheide and passed unanimously.
On a motion by Matthew Hoeing and a second by Todd Mauer, the following
field trip was unanimously approved.
South Decatur High School FCCLA
Orlando, Florida – July 7-13, 2012
On a motion by Tim Roscoe and a second by Matthew Hoeing, the following
resignation was reluctantly approved by a unanimous vote.
John Pratt – North Decatur Jr/Sr High School
On a motion by Todd Mauer and a second by Mark Young, the following
retirements were unanimously approved.
Denise Bates – North Decatur Jr/Sr High School
End of 2012/2013 School Year
Lois Bradway – North Decatur Jr/Sr High School
End of 2012/2013 School Year
On a motion by Chris Owens and a second by Todd Mauer the following
appointments were unanimously approved.
Jacqueline Blair – North Decatur Jr/Sr High School
Guidance Counselor – 2012/2013 School Year
David Espinda – North Decatur Jr/Sr High School
Math – 2012/2013 School Year
Michelle Scudder – South Decatur Elementary
2012/2013 School Year
Kristen Stout – South Decatur Jr/Sr High School
English – 2012/2013 School Year
Don Scott – School Psychologist
Full Time – 2012/2013 School Year
Robert Gurley – South Schools
Under old business, Dr. Roach reviewed the four district goals. He recommended
hiring a data manager soon in order to begin training. He also recommended that the
money be budgeted for the search for an integration specialist to begin next January.
Todd Mauer made a motion approving the data manager position as well as budgeting for
the integration specialist for the next calendar year. Mark Young made a second to the
motion and it was unanimously approved.
Dr. Roach reported that the technology team has been busy installing projectors
and computers. Dr. Roach reported that the projectors were installed at North Decatur
Elementary and installation has begun at South Decatur Elementary. Technology
Coordinator Cory Hill reported the wiring for the wireless connections had been
completed at North Decatur Elementary and has begun at South Decatur High School.
Mr. Hill stated that we would need to purchase wireless access points, which he will
be bringing to the July Board Meeting. He is estimating that the wireless should be ready
to go by the end of fall break. Dr. Roach reported that they are creating a second
elementary computer lab with the teacher computers that are being replaced. Dr. Roach
reported that it appears that the IPAD should be able to administer required tests by the
time they will be required to be completed online. Dr. Roach reported that the IREAD
make-up tests were finished today and that both elementary schools scored above average
on these tests.
Under new business, Dr. Roach reviewed the quotes from bread and milk
suppliers for the 2012/2013 school year. He recommended we accept the bid from
Klosterman Baking Company as the bread supplier. On a motion by Tim Roscoe and a
second by Mark Young, Klosterman was unanimously approved as the bread supplier for
the 2012/2013 school year. Dr. Roach recommended we accept the bid from Prairie
Farms as the milk supplier. On a motion by Matthew Hoeing and a second by Chris
Owens, Prairie Farms was unanimously approved as the milk suppliers for the 2012/2013
A brief discussion was held regarding the elementary and high school handbooks.
Questions were asked regarding items #13 under Friday Night School Rules in the high
school’s handbooks: Friday Night School will not be moved or rescheduled for any
reason. Tim Roscoe made a motion to approve all four handbooks with the above
sentence removed. Mark Young made a second to the motion and the student handbooks
for the 2012/2013 school year were unanimously approved.
Dr. Roach requested approval of a Sunday building use at North Decatur High
School. The IHSAA has requested the use of a classroom and the gym for an official’s
certification on October 21, 2012. On a motion by Tim Roscoe and a second by Mark
Young the Sunday building use was unanimously approved.
Dr. Roach requested the Board review the revised and new board policies. These
will be brought back to a future meeting for approval.
Maintenance Director Don Lewellyn gave an update on the science lab and
bleacher/press box installation projects that are taking place at the high schools.
Dr. Roach asked for a reduction in force approval for the teaching portion of Mike
Kasey’s contract. On a motion by Chris Owens and a second by Todd Mauer the
reduction in force was unanimously approved.
Dr. Wilcox was unable to attend the meeting. Dr. Roach shared his report with
the Board. Dr. Wilcox requested that North Decatur High School’s football field be
named after Ed Kaelin, who was a longtime custodian and was in charge of the care of
the field. On a motion by Mark Young and a second by Matthew Hoeing, the field
naming was unanimously approved. Dr. Wilcox requested that the Board vote to re-
adopt the current textbooks for the miscellaneous adoption year. On a motion by Todd
Mauer and a second by Mark Young the current miscellaneous textbooks were
Board President Annette Geis presented Dr. Roach a plaque recognizing his
seven years of service to the school corporation.
The next regular Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Central
Office beginning at 5:00 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned on a motion by
Todd Mauer and a second by Mark Young at 5:485 p.m.