MINUTES OF MEETING
MOORESVILLE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL CORPORATION
August 22, 2006
A special meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation was held on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. After calling the meeting to order the Chairman noted the presence of the following: Randy Davis, Dr. Phillip Wright. Mr. Ron Wright and Mrs. Beverly Viles. Mr. Dave Davis arrived later in the meeting.
Mr. Freeman led the board members and the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Chairman asked if the board members had read the minutes of August 8, 2006. Noting that all members had read the minutes the Chairman asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes. There being no additions or corrections to the minutes and upon motion by Mr. R. Davis and seconded by Mr. Wright the minutes were approved. Motion carried 4-0.
There were no claims for this board meeting and there was also no old business to discuss.
This is the meeting that is held for the public hearing for the 2007 Budget, 2007-08-09 CPF Plan, and the 2007-2016 Bus Replacement Plan. Mr. Turner stated that the budget has been advertised twice in the local newspapers. The board has received a budget packet. He has based new funding on our student enrollment increasing 40-50 students. If we grow more than that we would get additional funding but not a substantial amount. If we grew more than 250 students we would see more funding from the state. He stated line 1 would be an approximate increase of 1.12% over last year. The state sets the rates for General, Transportation, CPF and Pre-School and the only area the board can raise rates are in the Debt Service. He stated that the Debt Service should be very close to last year. The overall advertised tax rate for 2007 would be 2.3104 as compared to 2.3217 in 2006. The final rate, depending on AV growth will be about the same as last years 1.4644. In School Bus Replacement we will be replacing five full sizes regular 78 or 82 passenger school buses this year. The meeting was then opened for any questions or comments from the audience. There was no comments or questions and the budget will be brought to the board on September 12, 2006 for adoption.
Mr. Freeman stated that the board received a copy of the 2006-07 School Board Goals in their packets. These have been reviewed by the Administrators and the School Board. Also Mr. Freeman stated he went over the goals with the teachers at the meeting on August 15th. Mr. Wright thanked the administration for all their work on helping establish these goals. Mr. Wright made a motion to approve the 2006-07 School Board Goals, seconded by Mrs. Viles. Motion carried 4-0.
Mr. Ward stated we have been asked again to participate in a Learn and Serve Survey for grades 6-12. This survey fits with our guidelines for surveys and is similar to what we have participated in before. There will be another one later for grades 1-5. Mr. R. Davis made a motion to approve the survey for all grades, seconded by Mr. Wright. Motion carried 4-0.
Mr. Turner stated that State Board of Accounts requires that the board review any checks that are still on our books after 2 years. The board was presented a list in their packet and since then we have reissued three checks so there are 6 checks that need to be voided. Mrs. Viles made a motion to void the checks presented to the board, seconded by Mr. R. Davis. Motion carried 4-0.
Mr. Freeman presented the following personnel items: Resignations – Phyllis Kloss, cafeteria worker and Tricia Leslie is resigning her JV Softball coaching position and her Sophomore Class Sponsorship. Retirement: Phyllis Bailey, Bus Driver and also her Severance payment. Leave Requests: Staci Vanover, Northwood Teacher – Leave from October 21 to January 8, 2007 and Tracy Grimes, Northwood Teacher is requesting the first six weeks of school due to complications from pregnancy and will use sick days and FMLA. Also the board has new teacher contracts to approve and be stamped. Mr. Wright made a motion to approve the personnel items, seconded by Mr. R. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated that upcoming dates are September 1st is a ½ day for students and Teacher In-Service in afternoon; September 4 is Labor Day – No School and September 12th is the next school board meeting.
There being no further business to come before the board a motion was made by Mr. D. Davis and seconded by Mrs. Viles. Motion carried 5-0.
Attest: Respectfully submitted,
President Randy Davis