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 meeting on Monday, June 30, 2020.
Tuesday’s meeting was held in compliance with all established guidelines and protocols related to COVID-19. Social distancing measures were in effect for all attendees of the meeting.
The meeting began with a public hearing regarding a potential amendment to the Lease between the School Corporation and the New Palestine Multi-School Building Corporation, which is a holding corporation responsible for the renovation project at New Palestine High School. The board held a previous hearing in 2019 to approve the bond sales related to the renovation project. Due to a misprint regarding a date on the original agreement, a hearing for an amendment must be held and a new agreement must be approved by the board.
Four donations were approved at Tuesday’s meeting. $7,500 from the Southern Hancock Education Foundation was approved to go towards professional development at all six CSCSHC schools. $200 from Dorothy Miano was approved to be applied to lunch money debts at NPHS. $500 was donated from Katie Arthur to go towards intervention materials at BWE. Finally, Brandon and Jennifer Wilson donated $500 for the NPHS renovation project.
Changes to three district policies received their second reading and were approved. In many cases, policies are updated to comply with changes in the Indiana code. Policy 3131 – Reduction in Force (RIF) in Certificated Staff, Policy 4162 – Drug and Alcohol Testing of CDL License Holders and Other Employees Who Perform Safety-Sensitive Functions, and Policy 5200 – Attendance were all heard for the second time and approved at Tuesday ’s meeting.
A contact extension for Superintendent Dr. Lisa Lantrip was approved. A public hearing regarding this contract extension was held at the board’s meeting on June 15.
A resolution approving the previously mentioned lease amendment between the school and the holding corporation was voted on and approved.
The board’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020 at the CSCSHC Administration Office.