MINUTES OF MEETING
MOORESVILLE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL CORPORATION
A regular meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation was held in the Mooresville High School Library, 550 N. Indiana Street, on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The Chairman after calling the meeting to order noted the presence of the following: Dr. Phil Wright, Mr. Dave Davis, Mr. Randy Davis, Mrs. Bev Viles and Mr. Ron Wright. The Chairman noting the presence of a quorum declared the meeting duly constituted.
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 May 11, 2010. 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. D. Davis and seconded by Mrs. Viles, the minutes were approved. Motion carried 5-0.
The board members then examined the claims that were submitted for payment. After due consideration and upon motion by Dr. P. Wright and seconded by Mr. R. Davis, the following claims were approved for payment:
Payroll – May 21, 2010 & June 4, 2010
Claim Nos: 11 (23262) – 12 (23294)
Warrant Nos: 84846-85066 DD# 10165-10555
85069-85280 DD# 10556-10946
Vendors – June 8, 2010
Claim Nos: 23246-23435
Warrant Nos: 4498-4674
Motion carried 5-0.
Mrs. Susan Haynes introduced Mrs. Sharon Eickhoff and stated that her sophomore class has created a book about Mooresville this year for a Service Learning Project. Mrs. Eickhoff stated that she believes the students of Mooresville do not understand the roots that grow here and that service learning gets the students’ minds out of the classroom and gives them a purpose. Mrs. Eickhoff stated that the book will be listed on Mooresville’s website to purchase at mcsc.k12.in.us. Mrs. Haynes stated that Mrs. Eickhoff sponsored Project Ignition several years ago and brought home the first ever national champion for Mooresville High School. Mrs. Haynes introduced Ms. Marty Reese, Regional Service Learning Representative. Ms. Reese congratulated the administrators and all who support service learning.
Mr. Freeman presented the board with the monthly update on the QSCB Project. He stated that work is progressing on air handlers, chillers, heavy duty pieces of equipment are being replaced with more efficient equipment and most doors have been replaced. He also reminded the board that per the boards direction, an application has been submitted for the 2 nd phase of work and are waiting for the decision from the Department of Education regarding the interest free money.
Mr. Johnson stated that for the past several years the board has given approval for the Additional Appropriation Resolution which would give authority to pay severance retirement obligations out of the Rainy Day Fund and asked for approval again this year. Mrs. Viles made a motion to approve the Additional Appropriation Resolution, seconded by Mr. R. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated that there are no revisions for the support staff handbook for the 2010-2011 school year and he is recommending freezing support staff wages and wage scales for the 2010-2011 school year. He also stated that an analysis has been done for support staff experience increments due to the budget reductions. Mr. Freeman stated that last year one-half of the support staff received an increment so this year the second half should receive an increment. He stated that after the analysis, the impact is minimal and is recommending the second half of the support staff receive an increment. Mr. Freeman stated that the Holiday Schedule for 2010-2011 provides 10 paid holidays for support staff and is recommending approval of this schedule. Dr. P. Wright made a motion to approve freezing support staff wages, approve experience increments and to adopt the Holiday Schedule for 2010-2011, seconded by Mr. R. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman asked permission for the high school band to go on their annual trip to Kings Island in June. Mr. R. Davis made a motion to approve the annual high school band trip to Kings Island, seconded by Dr. P. Wright. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Johnson stated that bids were opened for bakery and dairy product vendors for the 2010-2011 school year. He is recommending Interstate Bakery and Prairie Farms for next year. Mr. R. Davis made a motion to approve the bread and bakery bids, seconded by Mr. D. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Johnson stated that last November a revision in the VEBA Plan Document was negotiated. The Memorandum of Agreement will make our contractual language consistent with the new plan document. He stated that he worked with Jeff Loveless and Jason Freeman from MCTA, Judie Edwards from ISTA and Suzanne Bergsma from Valic to make sure this language is consistent with the plan document. Mr. Johnson is recommending the Memorandum of Agreement be adopted and stated this is only to clean up the language. Mr. Freeman stated that this provided incentive for staff members to change to a difference health insurance plan which would be at a lower cost for the corporation and the money would be placed into a VEBA account. Dr. P. Wright made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Agreement for the VEBA Plan Document, seconded by Mrs. Viles. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated that the high school is requesting approval to declare salvage and dispose of yearbooks from 1987-2005. Mrs. Viles made a motion to declare yearbooks from the high school from 1987-2005 as salvage, seconded by Mr. D. Davis. Mr. R. Wright stated that he would like for the high school to publish in the paper that the yearbooks are going to be destroyed in case people would like to have copies of them. He also stated that he realized the high school needed the space but would like to try and find a place for the yearbooks. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated that Mr. Iizuka, Chief Executive Officer of TOA, donated a Yamaha Baby Grand Piano to the high school Fine Arts Department. He had purchased the piano when his daughters were attending school here and his family has since moved back to Japan. Mr. Freeman stated the piano has a value of $12,600 and is currently on the stage at the high school. He also stated that there will be a plaque honoring this donation placed in the auditorium. Mr. Muston stated that the high school will place a brass plate on the piano as well. Mr. D. Davis made a motion to approve the Yamaha Baby Grand Piano donation from Mr. Iizuka, seconded by Mr. R. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman recommended for approval Personnel Report # 6-10. Mrs. Viles made a motion to approve Personnel Report #6-10, seconded by Dr. P. Wright. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. R. Wright thanked the three outgoing board members for their many years of service to the community. Mr. Freeman stated that the board members have been dedicated, child centered, and made good business decisions. Plaques and gold passes were given to Mr. Dave Davis for eight years of service, Mrs. Bev Viles for 24 years of service; and Dr. Phil Wright for 12 years of service. Dr. P. Wright thanked Claire Farrand and DeWayne Ward for being instrumental in getting him started with the school board. He also stated that he has a great appreciation for the teachers and their dedication to teaching and the students.
Dr. P. Wright presented Mr. Freeman with a plaque in appreciation for the job he has done and the dedication as teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent.
Mrs. Viles stated that Mr. Tom Johnson is also leaving and thanked him for his three years as Assistant Superintendent for Business.
Mr. D. Davis thanked the staff and stated that it has been rewarding working with the school board and the administration. He also thanked the teachers working for our students.
Mr. Lindsay stated that the 2009-2010 school year has been successful and thanked the staff, students, parents and the community. He stated that we are already seeing outstanding results from the ISTEP scores and one example is that 104 of 310 7 th graders this spring are a Pass+ on math which is approximately 35% and will put us in the top 10 in the state in this area.
Mr. Lindsay thanked the outgoing board members for their service and also for passing the baton to the next board members. He stated that there will be a Special Board Meeting on July 1, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. to swear in the new board members. Mr. Lindsay told Mr. Freeman that he appreciates him and leaving a legacy. He stated that the three outgoing board members and Mr. Freeman all have different personalities and skill sets, but the commonality is that they all love Mooresville and are proud of Mooresville Schools.
The next school board meeting will be on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. and is a special meeting to swear in the new board members. The next regular school board meeting will be on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the board and upon motion by Mr. R. Davis, seconded by
Mrs. Viles, the meeting was adjourned. Motion carried 5-0.
Attest: Respectfully submitted,