MINUTES OF MEETING
MOORESVILLE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL CORPORATION
July 13, 2010
A regular meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation was held in the Education Center Auditorium, 11 W. Carlisle Street, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The The Chairman after calling the meeting to order noted the presence of the following: Dr. Bill Roberson, Mr. Matt Swindle, Mr. Perry King, Mr. Ron Wright and Mr. Randy Davis. The Chairman noting the presence of a quorum declared the meeting duly constituted.
Dr. Roberson led the board members and the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Chairman asked if the board members had read the minutes of June 8, 2010 and July 1, 2010. Noting that all members had read the minutes the Chairman asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of June 8, 2010. There being no additions or corrections to the minutes and upon motion by Mr. Davis and seconded by Mr. Swindle, the minutes ere approved. Motion carried 5-0. The Chairman then asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of July 1, 2010. There being no additions or corrections to the minutes and upon motion by Mr. King and seconded by Mr. Swindle, the minutes ere approved. Motion carried 5-0.
The board members then examined the claims that were submitted for payment totaling $695,842.03. After due consideration and upon motion by Mr. Wright and seconded by Mr. Davis, the following claims were approved for payment:
Payroll – June 18, 2010 & July 7, 2010
Claim Nos: 13 (23462) – 14 (23522)
Warrant Nos: 85283-85430 DD# 10947-11330
85437-85569 DD# 11331-11704
Vendors – July 13, 2010
Claim Nos: 23436-23653
Warrant Nos: 4675-4882
Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Lindsay introduced Mr. Ray Lundy, Director of Transportation, to present the board with the results on the State Police School Bus Inspection. Mr. Lundy stated that for the past 16 years every MCSC bus has passed inspection and the corporation has never had to have a bus re-inspected. This year there were 50 buses inspected and 99% passed, with one bus having to have a five-minute minor repair and after the repair, 100% passed. Mr. Lundy compared Mooresville to other schools and stated that Avon only had 72% and Brownsburg 92% that passed inspection. He then introduced Joe Craig, Head Mechanic and Dave McDaniel, Mechanic and stated that the corporation is lucky to have them both because they take a lot of pride in their work. Mr. Lundy also stated that the corporation is very fortunate to have the bus drivers we have, considers them “top notch” in the State of Indiana, and stated that they are all very caring people. In closing, he stated that he is looking forward to a great year in Transportation and would like to thank the past and present school board, Mr. Lindsay, Mr. Moore and Mr. Cook. He also stated that everyone is here for the kids and transportation’s job is to transport the students to and from school safely.
Dr. Roberson stated that the Transportation Department is appreciated and realizes the challenges they face every day. He then asked if Mr. Lundy knew when SR 42 would be open. Mr. Lundy stated that he did not know, but they have been very good about informing him of closures and routes to take. He also stated that they have been fortunate to not have had any buses late during the school year. Dr. Roberson thanked the staff of each building in welcoming students off the buses each day and all of this goes together for the students to have a good day.
Mr. Jim Patrick, Director of Transportation, presented the board with an update on the QSCB Project at the high school. Mr. Patrick informed the board of the following:
21st Century Learning classroom is operational
Hollow metal doors are installed but need to be final inspected
Store front doors are installed – 99% complete and need to be final inspected
Handicap lift is installed in the south gym and is more reliable than previous lift
Boilers have gone from 20 tons of two cast iron boilers to 5 tons of four smaller boilers. He stated that the old boilers were about 45% efficient and the new boilers are in the upper 90% efficient. The boilers were test-fired this week and stated that the pay back will be quick on these.
Chillers are almost up and running, piping has been done
Library air handling unit is ready to go
Auditorium air handling unit is not ready to go, but have been assured it will be done by August.
Wrestling air handling unit has been replaced with a better design.
South gym air handling unit will be the last air handling units to finish since academic areas and auditorium need to be completed first.
Electrical in the English hallway has had surface mounted power installed. 95% of the classroom work is done and it is located in front and rear of classrooms or side to side depending on the classroom.
Auditorium lighting is not finished but have notified the company that it will be needed before orientation day.
HVAC control system is an accessible network server which means that any of the maintenance staff will be able to access this from any computer in the corporation to do diagnostics. The old system ran out of memory which made it decide not to turn on a certain area in the high school or middle school. The upgrade has plenty of memory that Performance Services has installed which is a Tridium System. It is an open architecture system which allows us to bid against companies to receive the best bid. The high school and middle school had to be completed with this project since they are connected, Waverly is still on Siemens, and the rest is on Johnson Controls.
Mr. Patrick stated maintenance is working closely with technology because a lot of sharing is going on between the two. There may be some help desk sharing eventually due to merging a lot of the operations together. He also stated that he is pleased with the construction group and they clean up well and clean up their scrap offsite quickly.
Mr. Lindsay presented the board with spring ISTEP scores for the corporation and stated grades 3-8 made a significant improvement of 8.32% of students who passed both mat and language arts. He also stated that Mooresville had the greatest improvement within Morgan County and surrounding schools. Math scores improved 82.76% and language arts scores improved 79.43% corporation wide. He also stated that:
18% more students passed math in grade 7 than they did as 6th grade students
87% of 5th grade students pass math
86% of 3rd grade students passed language arts
6th grade students had a 10% point gain in language arts compared to their scores as 5th graders
Key gains were:
1/3 of 7th grade students scored a Pass+
27% of 6th grade students score a Pass+ on language arts
27% of 5th grade students scored a Pass+ on math
Mr. Lindsay stated that teachers made a more concentrated effort on intentional teaching and learning and that teachers became more creative in learning. He stated that after the celebration, much work is still to be done and our job for 2010-2011 is to get better in every area.
Dr. Roberson asked permission from the board to advertise the 2011 Budget, 2011-2022 Bus Replacement Plan and 2011-2013 CPF Plan. He stated the Budget Hearing will be on September 14, 2010 and the adoption will be on October 12, 2010 which both will be regular board meetings. Dr. Roberson stated that the public will have an opportunity to speak and ask questions on September 14. Mr. Davis made a motion to approve advertising the 2011 Budget, 2011-2022 Bus Replacement Plan and 2011-2013 CPF Plan, seconded by Mr. Wright. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Lindsay stated that it is time for the board to decide if they would like to hear student due process hearing appeals or not and that in the past the board has chosen not to hear appeals. Mr. Wright made a motion for the board not to hear student due process hearing appeals, seconded by Mr. Swindle. Mr. Wright stated that the state says the board has to vote to hear all appeals or none which is not good, but it is also not good to hear all appeals. Motion carried 5-0.
Dr. Roberson stated at this time each year, the board is asked to approve memberships in the following professional organizations and this is done as an institutional membership not individual memberships:
ISBA, AASA, IAPSS, ASBO, IASBO, ASCD, IASCD, NAPT, STAI, NCA, Chamber of Commerce, Morgan County Leadership Academy, South Central Study Council, Kiwanis Club, and Rotary Club. Mr. Swindle made a motion to approve the memberships in organizations, seconded by Mr. King. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Lindsay recommended for approval Personnel Report #7-10. He stated that coaching positions have not been filled and some practices need to begin. Dr. Roberson asked the board to allow the administration to hire coaches and the board could decide not to approve the coaches at the next meeting after they have began coaching. Mr. Wright asked that an email be sent to the board notifying the board of a new coach in case they may anticipate problems with someone coaching. Dr. Roberson stated that the main thing is to have background checks completed. Mr. Wright made a motion to approve Personnel Report #7-10 and to allow the administration to hire personnel in positions prior to board approval, seconded by Mr. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Lindsay asked for approval of a resolution that states it is an option for the board members to receive a salary, mileage reimbursement, per diem for attending meetings or any other compensation for serving on the Board of Trustees of the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation for four years beginning July 1, 2010 ending June 30, 2014. Mr. Davis made a motion to adopt the resolution for pay to be an option for board members, seconded by Mr. Swindle. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Lindsay stated that Conflict of Interest Disclosures should be signed by himself due to his wife working as a teacher for the corporation and Mr. Davis due to his wife working as our Community Parent Liaison. Mr. Wright made a motion to approve the two Conflict of Interest Disclosures, seconded by Mr. King. Dr. Roberson stated that Steve Harris, school attorney, thoroughly researched all the board members and under the statute only those who have dependents should file a Conflict of Interest Disclosure. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Lindsay thanked the new board and stated that he felt they will serve the community well.
Dr. Roberson stated that this is the first time that all five board members are Mooresville High School graduates. He stated that the board id dedicated to improve the facilities and technology and it is obvious the students are doing well, but we need to do more for the facilities. He also stated that Mr. Rex Cook will be joining as Safety Director and this will be a good team.
Dr. Roberson stated the board is working on upgrading the policy for public comments and questions and should have the policy finished by the August meeting.
Dr. Roberson stated there will be a School Board Retreat on July 24, 2010 at the Education Center which will be used for strategic planning. The board will look at the facilities, have an audit with a broad-based committee involved in this. He also stated that they will look at finances, safety, technology, curriculum, put together a strategic plan, and goals.
Dr. Roberson reminded the board of the following dates.
August 9 – Elementary and middle school teachers return
August 10 – High school teachers return and Staff Orientation
August 11 – First day of school for students
The next school board meeting will be on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Education Center.
There being no further business to come before the board and upon motion by Mr. R. Davis, seconded by
Mr. Swindle, the meeting was adjourned. Motion carried 5-0.
Attest: Respectfully submitted,
President Perry King