Board Business: Sept. 21, 2020

This blog post in 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 Sept. 21, 2020.

Monday’s meeting started with three public hearings regarding the district’s 2021 budget. Pursuant to Indiana law, the board is required to advertise hold public hearings related to three specific school budget issues. The district is required to provide the public with estimates for the budget, capital projects plan, and bus replacement plans. After the hearing, the board approves resolutions adopting the capital projects and bus replacement plans. The full budget will be heard and voted on at the October meeting.

NPHS Principal Jim Voelz received approval for the Hancock County Honors Band to take a field trip to Hawaii. This field trip was previously approved by the board for the summer of 2020. The trip was postponed due to COVID-19. The board approved a rescheduling of the trip for June 2021.

Monday’s meeting began with three public hearings regarding the district’s 2021 budget. Pursuant to Indiana law, the board is required to advertise hold public hearings related to three specific school budget issues. The district is required to provide the public with estimates for the budget, capital projects plan, and bus replacement plans. After the hearing, the board approves resolutions adopting the capital projects and bus replacement plans. The full budget will be heard and voted on at the October meeting.

NPHS Principal Jim Voelz received approval for the Hancock County Honors Band to take a field trip to Hawaii. This field trip was previously approved by the board for the summer of 2020. The trip was postponed due to COVID-19. The board approved a rescheduling of the trip for June 2021.

Administrators from all six CSCSHC buildings presented their 2020-21 School Improvement Plans. These plans are required for all public schools in Indiana. They include a significant amount of data about a number of factors including attendance, grades, standardized test scores, and an analysis of curriculum. Administrators then use the gathered data to establish goals and objectives for student growth and overall school improvement.

The board appointed Jon Hooker as the board’s legislative liason for the remainder of 2020. Dr. Craig Wagoner previously served as the legislative liason prior to his resignation. Mr. Hooker will hold this position until the board appoints new officers in January.

The board’s next meeting is scheduled for Mon., Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Brandywine Elementary School.

Board Business: Sept. 8, 2020

This blog post in 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 Sept. 8, 2020.

The board approved one donation at Monday’s meeting. Ron Collier, the President & CEO of Indiana Members Credit Union, donated $500 to the Sugar Creek Elementary extracurricular account for the Class of 2032.

A second reading of Policy 2431 – Interscholastic Athletics was heard. This policy is being updated to reflect a change in the high school’s schedule due to COVID-19. The policy previously stated that a student must be passing five classes. Due to the change to the block four schedule, the policy is being amended to state students must be passing three classes. After the second reading, the change to this policy was approved.

Three public hearings were approved. In accordance with state law, public hearings regarding the 2021 district budget, capital projects plan, and bus replacement plan must be held. These hearings will take place at the board’s next meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the CSCSHC Administration Office. You can read the public notices regarding these hearings on the district’s legal notices page.