Board Business: February 2020

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 two meetings on January 13th, 2020.

Monday’s meeting began with a celebration of the 2019 IHSAA Class 5A state champion NPHS football team.

The 2019 IHSAA Class 5A football state champion New Palestine Dragons with CSCSHC Board President Brian McKinney (top left) and NPHS Athletic Director Al Cooper (bottom right).

Special recognition was also given to running back Charlie Spegal on his selection as IndyStar Mr. Football. Matt Brown, Maxen Hook, Aven Jones, Kyle King, and Brody Luker were also recognized for being selected as an Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State selections.

All-State FB Board 2020
All-State selections (from left) Aven Jones, Charlie Spegal, Matt Brown, and Brody Luker with NPHS Athletic Director Al Cooper. Not pictured: Maxen Hook and Kyle King.

Head coach Kyle Ralph was also given a celebratory letter by the board for his selection as the Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Year and a finalist for the NFL’s Don Shula Coach of the Year award.

Five donations were approved at Monday’s meeting. Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church donated $1,050.31 to be used for outstanding lunch debt at Brandywine Elementary. Brandee Glass made a $120 donation to the NPHS wrestling program. Tammy Tuley donated $500 to the NPI Innovations Archery Club. Hurt Trucking issued a check for $250 to the NPHS Future Starts Athletic fund. Hancock Regional Hospital donated $5,113.69 for the NPHS Academic “A” banquet.

In line with guidelines from the Indiana State Board of Accounts, Assistant Superintendent Bob Yoder requested the board cancel any issued checks that have been outstanding for longer than two years. This was approved by the board.

A contract with the Walker Career Center at Warren Central for the 2020-2021 school year was also approved. Walker Career Center provides Career and Technical Education programs for junior and senior students at New Palestine High School.

At the conclusion of Monday’s regular meeting, the board held an executive session. This session was held in order to provide additional training for the members of the board by an outside consultant.

The board’s next meeting will be held on March 9, 2020, at the CSCSHC Administration Office at 4711 S. Co Rd. 500 W in New Palestine at 6:30 p.m.