Board Business: October 28, 2019

This blog post is intended to keep you up to date on the happenings of the Board of School Trustees of the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County’s meetings. Please read below for a recap of the board’s regular meeting on October 28th, 2019.

Monday’s meeting began with recognition for New Palestine Elementary teacher Stacy Bancroft and her husband Kip for the creation of Stacy’s Sharing Closet.

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Stacy and Kip Bancroft with Board of School Trustees President Bill Niemier (middle).

The closet provides a boutique shopping experience for families in need in Hancock County and surrounding areas. The closet was created by Stacy and Kip after they recognized a need in our community.

Two donations were approved at the meeting. Sara and Philip Deering of Deering Cleaners issued a check for $500 to the New Palestine Junior High Band. The NPHS Class of 1969 issued a $500 check to NPHS Athletics to be used for students who cannot afford to pay athletic fees.

NPHS Boys Basketball Coach Trent Whitaker received permission from the board for an overnight trip to Bedford, Indiana on December 27th and 28th of this year for a holiday basketball tournament.

The board approved the 2019-2020 Master Teachers Contract at Monday’s meeting. A public hearing regarding the contract was held at the board’s last meeting earlier this month.

Three contracts regarding the NPHS renovation project were approved. A contract for the contractors who will build the NPHS fieldhouse was awarded. Contracts for SprinTurf to create a new turf field south of the current field’s location was also approved. Skillman Group was approved as the construction manager for the rest of the NPHS renovation project. With the board approving the contract to begin the first phase of the NPHS renovation project, construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks. You can read details about the first phase of the project on the NPHS renovation page.

Miles Hercamp and NPJH Assistant Principal Craig Moore, both of whom are members of the district’s safety team, provided the board with a school safety update. They reported on updates to the district’s security camera systems in all school buildings, partnerships with an increasing number of local, county, and state agencies, and the district’s plan for a reunification situation, where students would be evacuated from a building and taken to an alternate location to be picked up by parents or guardians.

The board’s next meeting is scheduled for November 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the CSCSHC Administration Office.

 

 

 

Board Business: October 14, 2019

This blog post is intended to keep you up to date on the happenings of the Board of School Trustees of the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County’s meetings. Please read below for a recap of the board’s regular meeting on October 14th, 2019.

Monday’s meeting began with a public hearing regarding the 2019-2020 Master Teacher Contract. Due to new legislation passed earlier this year, a hearing is now required to be held before the contract is board approved. This contract will be approved at a future meeting.

Several donations were approved. Precision Propeller Industries donated $1,000 to the NPHS Robotics teams. Integrity Machine Systems made a donation of $500 to the NPJH and NPI Robotics teams. Christy Snyder donated $20 to the Sugar Creek Elementary extra-curricular fund for the Class of 2029. Amy Schwarb donated $50 to the Sugar Creek Elementary extra-curricular fund for the Class of 2031. Brandon and Jennifer Wilson donated $500 to be used for the upcoming NPHS renovation project. A $250 grant from the Indiana Association of School Principals will be used for Mr. Large’s service learning projects at NPHS.

The board approved this year’s sixth-grade field trip to Dayton, Ohio to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This field trip is scheduled for May 15, 2020.

The board approved its meeting calendar for 2020. Next year’s calendar is located on the district’s school board page.

The district’s 2020 budget was approved at Monday’s meeting. The budget was previously advertised in accordance with state guidelines and a public hearing was held at one of the board’s October meetings.

A number of other resolutions regarding the 2020 budget were approved, including a resolution to distribute the County Adjusted Gross Income Tax (CAGIT), a resolution that allows a reduction in appropriations as necessary, and a resolution permitting the transfer of funds between the district’s Education and Operations funds. These resolutions permit the district to balance the budget as the district’s budget year comes to a close.

The next Board of School Trustees meeting will be held on October 28th, 2019 at the CSCSHC Administration Office at 6:30 p.m.