Meeting: Greater Jasper Schools

The Greater Jasper School Board met Monday and:

Ӣ Heard technology recommendations from Technology Dynamics President Brian Scott. A story can be found here.

Ӣ Discussed current accommodations and future plans for the reading instruction of English as a New Language students at corporation schools. A story can be found here.

Ӣ Accepted the resignations of Sean Brescher as the freshman wrestling coach, Aaron Stenftenagel as a varsity assistant wrestling coach, Steve Milligan as the head girls golf coach, all at Jasper High School and effective immediately.

Ӣ Hired Sean Brescher as a varsity assistant wrestling coach at the high school, Mark Gehlhausen as a custodian at Ireland Elementary School and Leslie Guy as a nurse at Tenth Street School.

Ӣ Approved, after some discussion, the 2014-15 corporation calendar which has a start date of Aug. 7 and an end date of May 22. Board member Ken Schnaus said he wants to make the calendar committee aware that the board has received complaints about the early start dates and he hopes there is a possibility of starting school later in future years.

Ӣ Approved a bid to repair cracks in the high school tennis courts for $103,600 from Tennis Technology of Louisville.

Ӣ Gave permission for clerk-of-the-works Scott Stenftenagel to purchase 29 exhaust fans for the high school from Commercial Services of Bloomington for $21,885. The fans will replace old ones that are not working properly, resulting in some areas of the school being muggy and others being cold.

”¢ Approved the purchase of 1,200 lamps and 200 ballasts to replace broken light  fixtures in the high school. The $8,000 cost will be reduced to about $1,300 after a rebate from Energizing Indiana. According to the terms of the rebate, the work must be completed by the end of November.

Ӣ Heard that Stenftenagel is sending out proposals for the replacement of broken air handlers, cartridge filters and the cleaning of heating coils at corporation schools.

”¢ Renewed Bill Hewitt for another term as one of the corporation’s library board appointments. His current terms is set to expire in December.

”¢ Signed a routine lease agreement for use of corporation office space with the Exceptional Children’s Cooperative for $23,000. The cost is shared proportionally by member districts in Dubois, Spencer, Pike and Perry counties.

”¢ As the local education agency for the Exceptional Children’s Cooperative, accepted the resignations of Terri Waltz as a physical therapy assistant  and Tara Hopf as a speech clinician and hired Melissa Schwenk as a physical therapy assistant and Jackie Taylor as a speech clinician.

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