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 Education Center Auditorium, 11 W. Carlisle Street, on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. 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.
In remembrance of 9/11/2001, a video was shown on the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93.
Dr. Roberson led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the audience observed a moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11. Dr. Roberson then recognized people in attendance who served the country in the military.
Ms. Gilly, MHS teacher, informed the board about students being involved in JSA, Junior State of America which is a national group and Mooresville has been a member for the past five years. The group is involved in studying government, debates, and becoming very informed citizens. Ms. Gilly stated their goal was to bring our government to Mooresville and this was accomplished on August 30. Representative Todd Young presented a great speech and spoke to the students at the Government Center, was very forthright and answered questions they had. Ms. Gilly stated the evening was very successful and the students look forward to bringing more political leaders to Mooresville. Officers of JSA are: Molly Whitley, President; Kyle Casteel, Vice President; Karri Wise, Secretary; and Cameron Meadows, Treasurer. Mr. Swindle stated they were impressed with the students on August 30 and felt that the students did a good job representing the school. Ms. Gilly stated that Mooresville’s JSA has received national recognition and the first year the Mooresville Chapter was chosen as National Chapter of the Year and received $2,000.00.
Mrs. Susan Fines and family came forward with Mr. Jake Allen, Principal of Paul Hadley Middle School. Mrs. Fines stated that the tragedy on 9/11 and the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair this year will never be forgotten. She stated her family will never forget Mr. Allen for saving their son during lunch one day by administering the Heimlich Maneuver on him. Mrs. Fines stated that Mr. Allen is their hero and wanted to acknowledge him. Mr. Fines said he could not say enough about Mr. Allen. Mrs. Fines has seen him interact with students, and the way he talks with parents, he listens. She stated her family will always remember what he did for them. Mr. Allen stated it was wonderful to meet the Fines family and stated he was put in the right place at the right time by God. He also thanked everyone who chaperones the cafeteria every day and acknowledged Mr. John Barger, Lunchroom Supervisor, who administered the Heimlich Maneuver to a student yesterday who was choking on a chicken nugget. Mr. Barger supervises the lunch room from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every day. Mr. Allen stated he is being surrounded by wonderful people and is thankful for that and is very blessed.
Approval of Board Meeting Minutes of August 9, 2011
Approval of Personnel Report #9-11 (Attached)
Payroll – August 19, 2011 and September 2, 2011
Claim Nos: 17 (26396) – 18 (26428)
Warrant Nos: 90495-90607 DD# 22337-22696
90610-90758 DD# 22697-23067
Vendors – September 13, 2011
Claim Nos: 26377-26619
Warrant Nos: 7691-7915
Approval of Proclamation Days for all employees
Void 2+ Year-Old Checks
Approval to void 2+ year-old checks
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items as presented, seconded by Mr. Swindle Motion carried 5-0.
The next item on the agenda was the Budget Hearing for 2012. Dr. Roberson stated that by statute, tonight is the public hearing for the 2012 Budget, 2012-2014 CPF Plan, and the 2012-2023 Bus Replacement Plan. Dr. Moore reviewed the budget calendar as follows:
Dr. Moore stated the budget was prepared cautiously with a little bit of padding. The school corporation will not raise the local tax rate. Last year we were approved for .7876 and we had it fixed to .7874 which is what we expect it to be for this year. He explained that when the appraisal comes up, the rate goes down but the rate will not be known until we receive the budget order. Dr. Moore asked for public comment on the budget. There were no questions or comments and the budget will be presented for adoption at the October 11 board meeting. Dr. Roberson stated if anyone had questions at any point, please ask and hopefully the board will be able to answer the questions.
Dr. Roberson stated that the corporation has been approved for another QZAB at North Madison. QZAB is a loan at 0% interest. He also stated we are able to do much needed improvements with QZAB monies recently without raising taxes. Dr. Roberson stated the hearing on the QZAB at North Madison will be held tonight.
Mr. Harris stated that state law requires school corporations to hold public hearings when spending more than $1,000,000. Heating and air conditioning improvements will be done at North Madison this year and we cannot spend more than the $2,000,000. He also stated the Mooresville School Building Corporation met earlier this evening and passed appropriate resolutions in order to move forward with the project. He then asked for public comment about borrowing the money and what the money will be used for at North Madison. There were no questions or comments. Dr. Roberson stated that some people may look at the $2,000,000 as a way to get away from state remonstrance, but the state has capped it at this and it takes all of the $2,000,000 to make improvements for the large buildings.
Mr. Harris presented the following resolutions to be approved:
Mr. Wright made a motion to approve the five resolutions as presented, seconded by Mr. King. Motion carried 5-0. Mr. Harris stated bonds will be marketed sometime between October 3, 2011 and October 18, 2011, a purchase agreement will be executed on October 18, 2011, and will have a closing on November 3, 2011. Money should be in the bank by approximately November 3, 2011.
Mr. Patrick updated the board with the scope on the project at North Madison. He stated that in the past projects, the HVAC was upgraded due to being obsolete, old and noisy equipment and this will also be followed for North Madison. A restroom will be added in the building to cut down on time for restroom breaks, a security entrance will be added with remodeling of the office, and carpet will be removed with a different type of flooring installed. Mr. Patrick stated that some items may have to be deleted due to cost, but the list would be prioritized and would like to get all of it accomplished if possible.
Mr. Patrick then updated the board on maintenance accomplishments for the first part of 2011. The strategic plan was to begin work on the infrastructure of our buildings. We accomplished the following highest priority projects for 2011:
Maintenance items to be accomplished in 2012 are:
Mr. Patrick stated he is thankful for the QSCB and QZAB money we received this year and the most critical areas were addressed in order to avoid problems later on. Mr. Lindsay thanked the board, Mr. Patrick, the maintenance team, and the entire family of MCSC. He stated in July of 2010, the board and administration audited everything which helps us understand where we are and Executive Advisory Teams were formed with the focus on our need and how we need to get there. He stated it is amazing on what has been accomplished with diminishing finances and staff. Mr. Patrick stated that punch lists are still being completed on the last three projects but should be finished in the next couple of weeks and conditioning of the software will continue for a year. He stated there was an interview with Channel 13 today regarding air quality at Northwood. Mr. Patrick stated the software changes were made to keep CO 2 levels within the state standards. Mr. Lindsay stated he appreciates being pro-active on the indoor air quality. Dr. Roberson stated he believes MCSC will be one of the leaders in the state for indoor air quality. Mr. Patrick stated we will be inspected early by the state so they can see what we are doing to be pro-active. Dr. Roberson stated due to the administrative code, the board will have to approve policies on chemicals, animals in the classrooms, etc. and idling vehicles around the buildings.
Dr. Roberson stated there will be an Executive Session on September 27 and it will be advertised.
Dr. Roberson stated he had not heard of a date set for a hearing on the proposed water increase. Mr. Patrick stated the proposed increase for our level of water usage is 15 or 16%. Homeowners will also see an increase, but it will not be like commercial use. Mr. Patrick stated he would try and find out a date for the hearing. Dr. Roberson stated the corporation should be represented at the hearing and he would be glad to represent us.
Mr. Lindsay stated he is proud of the staff, students and community and every school made AYP in every category, our graduation rate is in the top 4% of the state and grades 3-8 performance in math and language arts is in the top 24% of the state. The Indiana Department of Education has a new rating system and the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation has been rated as an “A” rated exemplary school community. Each school celebrated this accomplishment on their own. Mr. Lindsay stated education has never been more important and never more in jeopardy as it is now. He is thankful for Mooresville to be committed to the highest quality of education our students we serve deserve.
Mr. Lindsay announced that Mooresville will play Martinsville in football on October 8 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The next school board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center.
There being no further business to come before the board and upon motion by Mr. Davis, seconded by
Mr. King, the meeting was adjourned. Motion carried 5-0.
Attest: Respectfully submitted,