MINUTES OF MEETING
MOORESVILLE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL CORPORATION
regular meeting of the Board of School Trustees of the Mooresville Consolidated
School Corporation was held in the
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 April 12, 2005. 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. D. Davis the minutes were approved. Motion carried 4-0.
The Board Members then examined the claims that were submitted for payment. After due consideration and upon motion by Mrs. Viles and seconded by Mr. R. Davis the following claims were approved for payment:
Payroll April 15 & 29, 2005
Claim Nos: 7223 & 7265
Warrant Nos: 51485-51792 DD# 38929-39222
51795-52118 DD# 39229-39523
Vendors May 10, 2005
Claim Nos: 7223-7451
Warrant Nos: #1 1172-1199
Motion carried 4-0.
Freeman stated that the Mooresville Jr. Football League wants to upgrade the
Newby Football field. They would like
over the next few years to add another field and to put in sprinkler systems
and improve the turf. They would also like to fence in the area and to move the
concession stand. Louis Catellier was
here to speak to the board on the behalf of the league. He presented plans that outlined the field as
it is now, the next stage of tearing out the concession stand and softball
backboards, etc. and then showed what it would like when the project is
completed. Mr. Wright stated he liked the drawings and he has been very pleased
with the fact that the league and the high school work together, which only
makes the high school program more successful.
Mrs. Viles questioned whether there were any groups that use the
softball fields. Mr. Freeman stated the
high school does not as they use
Mr. Ward stated that at the last meeting he presented the recommendations for health textbooks for the middle school/high school. He is now recommending that McMillan McGraw-Hill for grades K-6 in the area of Health. Mr. Wright made a motion to approve this recommendation, seconded by Mrs. Viles. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Ward stated that the board had received the curriculum standards for the Advanced Physical Conditioning classes at the middle school and high school in their packets and is asking for their approval at this meeting. Mr. Wright made a motion to approve the APC curriculum standards, seconded by Mr. R. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Freeman stated that we currently have an approved calendar for the 2005-06 school
year. He stated that an issue has arisen
concerning the prom for next year. The
convention center can make changes at anytime if they need the space as
happened this year. Next year the prom
will be on a Friday night at the Convention Center. This is the first time we will have the prom
on Friday, but have talked to schools in the area and it seems to work out fine
for them. Mr. Freeman stated that this
will give them Saturday for going to Kings
Mr. Freeman stated he gave the board the School Improvement Plans for our seven schools in binder this evening. He would like the board to look over these plans and would need to have approval of the plans at the June meeting.
The high school has received four computer monitors from the Frito Lay Co. for their computer lab. The value of these are $100/each. Mrs. Viles made a motion to accept the donation of the monitors, seconded by Mr. D. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated that in preparing the budget this year they had inadvertently looked at a wrong line and had an incorrect amount on the payment for the Retirement-Severance Bond Debt. Because of this they are short $1,575 on appropriations. He stated we have the cash but they need to go back to the Department of Local Govt. Finance to get approval for this amount. He is asking the board to approve a resolution approving this request. Mrs. Viles made a motion to approve the resolution, seconded by Mr. D. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Board members received in their packets revisions for the 2005-06 students handbooks for the elementary, middle school and high school. Mr. Freeman stated there are no proposed changes for the existing athletic handbooks. Mrs. Viles made a motion to approve the changes in the student handbooks, seconded by Mr. Wright. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated they have evaluated the cafeteria budget and they are stable and feel that there is no need to increase lunch prices for the 2005-06 school year. He is asking that the board make a motion to establish lunch and breakfast prices the same as last year. Lunch - Elem. - $1.80, H.S./M.S. - $1.90, Adult - $2.60. Breakfast Students - $1.25, Adults - $1.50 - Extra milk - $.40. Mr. R. Davis made a motion to keep lunch and breakfast prices the same as last year, seconded by Mr. Wright. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated that he had first thought he would need to increase textbook rental rates but after evaluating the budget he is recommending that we keep the rate at $40.00 for kindergarten and $104.00 for 1-8. Mrs. Viles made a motion to keep textbook rates the same as last year, seconded by Mr. R. Davis. Motion carried 5-0.
Mr. Freeman stated he enclosed a proposal for the Support Staff Handbook and Wages. He stated we have a process that seems to be working very well which allows input from support staff. He stated that the administration has always tried to treat everyone fairly when it comes to salary increases. They are proposing an increase of 1.5% for support staff which is the same amount the certified staff received in January. He is asking that the board look over the information and he will ask for approval at the June meeting with the increases to be effective July 1, 2005.
Mr. Freeman presented the following personnel items: Resignations Kellie Jacobs H.S. Asst. Principal; John Moorman, Waverly Spec. Education Aide; Katie Lang, Northwood teacher; Stephanie Wigger Spec. Education teacher-N. Madison and Vanessa True Bus Driver. Leaves Amy Colbert Elem. Counselor Medical Leave for the remainder of the 04-05 school year. Wanda Cherry-Jones, cafeteria at Waverly and Phyllis Bailey- Bus Driver are both requesting FMLA for the remainder of the 04-05 school year. Also Tiffany Thompson H.S. Teacher is requesting maternity leave from Aug. 10 to October 14 for next school year.
Freeman also stated that they have completed the interview process for the
principal at Neil Armstrong and he wanted to introduce L. Paul Spencer as the
new principal. He stated that he comes
to us from
Mr. Freeman stated that congratulations go out to Crystal Bates, 4th grade teacher at Northwood who was selected our HOPE Award winner. Her name will be submitted for Teacher of the Year. Also congratulations to Trudy Land, 6th grader teacher at Neil Armstrong for receiving the Golden Apple Award.
There being no further business to come before the board and upon motion by Mr. D. Davis and seconded by Mr. R. Davis the meeting was adjourned. Motion carried 5-0.
Attest: Respectfully submitted,