Meeting: North Spencer School Board

North Spencer School Board met Monday and:

• Heard an update on the recycling program at Heritage Hills High School from special education teacher Adam Knies. His class oversees the program. A grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management supports the project.

• Heard an update on the School to Career program at the high school from Education and Career Planning Coordinator Todd Wilkerson.

• Accepted the resignations of head of maintenance Tom Lange at Lincoln Trail Elementary and of seventh grade volleyball coach Leslie Hendrickson at Heritage Hills Middle School.

• Approved appointing temporary art teacher Haley Langebrake at Chrisney Elementary and Lincoln Trail, head of maintenance Mike Satterfield at Lincoln Trail and volunteer assistant seventh grade boys basketball coach Rusty Keltner at the middle school.

• Heard a presentation on the corporation’s accountability and state standardized testing from Corporation Test Coordinator Angie Burch. All the schools in the corporation received either an A or B on both the state and federal accountability scales. This year was the first year schools received federal accountability grades.

• Canceled the Dec. 24 board meeting and approved paying bills through the end of the year.

• Approved closing the administrative offices on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

• Approved the following field trips: Nancy Hanks Elementary fifth grades to the Roos and Crews Tour at Wilstem Ranch in Paoli; Chrisney Elementary sixth-grade students to community service projects in Owensboro, Kentucky; David Turnham Educational Center sixth graders to Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium in Louisville; eligible middle school students to Holiday World for a reward day in May; all seventh-grade students to Lincoln State Park for outdoor learning and team building in October 2019; and all eighth-grade students to Washington, D.C., Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, 2019.

• Approved the Heritage Hills High School Dance Marathon committee to use the high school’s Red Gym, cafeteria and family and consumer science classroom to host a Dance Marathon fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children in February.


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