Board Business: February 2018

This blog post is intended to keep you up to date on the happenings of the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County Board of Education meetings.

Below is a summary of the board’s regular February meeting:

Principal named for New Palestine Intermediate School

New Palestine Intermediate Principal Vincent Meo

CSCSHC is proud to announce a new principal for New Palestine Intermediate School. The Board of Education approved the selection of Vincent Meo at Monday’s meeting. Mr. Meo has been the assistant principal at New Palestine Elementary for the past three years. He was previously a teacher in third, fourth, and fifth grades at NPE for 18 years.

Mr. Meo lives in New Palestine with his wife, Raya, and their two daughters. Mr. Meo will head New Palestine Intermediate School starting next school year. NPI will move into the building that is currently Doe Creek Middle School. All 5th and 6th-grade students will attend NPI starting next school year. We would like to invite our current fourth and fifth-grade parents to meet Mr. Meo at Doe Creek Middle School on February 28th at 6 p.m.

CSCSHC Director of Transportation approved

CSCSHC Transportation Director Robert Martin

The Board of Education also approved Robert Martin as the district’s new Director of Transportation. Mr. Martin comes to New Palestine after working in a similar position at Shelbyville Central Schools.

Mr. Martin graduated from Morristown High School. He has previously worked for Disney, AT&T, Roche, and operated his own business for ten years. Mr. Martin lives in Shelbyville with his wife, Darla, and his two daughters.

Turf Field Approval

Due in part to the generosity of the New Palestine community and their fundraising efforts during the Laying the Foundation commemorative brick project for Kelso Stadium and Shepler Field, the Board of Education approved a bid for a new turf field at New Palestine High School. The approval of the bid will allow the administration to sign a contract to begin work on the field later this year. The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2018-19 school year.


A rendering of how Shepler Field might look after completion.


The Laying the Foundation fundraiser will continue. The district plans to use additional donations to renovate other parts of Kelso Stadium. If you would like to purchase a brick as part of the fundraiser, click here.

Summer Enrichment

The Board of Education approved 12 Summer Enrichment programs for the summer of 2018 Innovative, challenging summer programs will be led by CSCSHC faculty members. A variety of offerings will give your children the opportunity to learn in unique ways. For more information on the programs and registration, click here.

Brandywine Elementary Renovation 

The Board of Education approved a contract for HVAC work at Brandywine Elementary this summer. With this approval, contractors will complete necessary upgrades to the HVAC system at BWE after the current school year.