Meeting: North Spencer Schools

The North Spencer School Board met Monday and:

• Heard a presentation about the K-Kids club at David Turnham Educational Center. K-Kids is a service club for elementary schools sponsored by Kiwanis.

• Approved the resignations of: special needs preschool teacher Catherine Burke at Nancy Hanks Elementary; and part-time business teacher Jennifer Kern, instructional assistant Mary Buffington and assistant boys tennis coach Ray Kaetzel at Heritage Hills High School.

• Approved hiring instructional and after school assistant Jennifer Rosales and after school program assistant Jenna Heneisen at Lincoln Trail Elementary; and freshman class sponsor Tammy Brown, sophomore class sponsor Sara Pund, custodian Kelsey Myers and student lifeguard Gavin Vaal at the high school.

• Approved adjusting the work schedule of Lincoln Trail lead preschool teacher Casey Guthrie to allow her to attend college courses during the 2019-20 school year.

• Approved the 2019-20 curriculum guide for the high school.

• Approved the monthly transfer of $100,000 from the education fund to the operations fund. The transfer covers expenses that were covered by the former general fund before the state legislature renamed the general fund to the education fund and moved some expenses out of the fund.

• Approved hosting 2019 summer feeding programs at Chrisney Elementary School and David Turnham. The programs offer free meals to kids during the summer.

• Approved advertising for cafeteria items for the 2019-20 school year.

• Approved the summer schedules for the high school sports teams.

• Approved Pavement Sealing Company of Evansville to patch, seal and stripe the Lincoln Trail parking lots for $12,640.

• Declared outdated wood shop equipment surplus and for sale or disposal.

• Approved selling out-of-service chromebooks to graduating seniors.

• Approved the following field trips: 60 high school students to a regional job and career fair at Chrisney Youth and Community Center; Nancy Hanks David Turnham third-graders to Springtime on the Farm at the Chrisney 4-H Center; high school Future Farmers of America students to assist with Reality Store set up in Dale, to the State FFA convention in Lafayette, and to the forestry competition in Trafalgar; Heritage Hills Middle School eighth-graders to the Reality Store at the Dale Community Center; the corporation hispanic group to tour St. Meinrad Archabbey; David Turnham K-Kids to Building Community Relationships at Dale Town Park; the high school interdisciplinary cooperative education class to a dinner meeting at The Chateau; 14 high school students to career exploration at Mulzer Crushed Stone Quarry; the high school band students to the Indiana State School Music Association assessments at Castle High School and to perform an end-of-year show at all the corporation elementary schools; high school academic teams to the area competition in Evansville; 18 high school students to career exploration at National Office Furniture; Nancy Hanks third-graders to Mulzer Crushed Stone Cape Sandy Quarry; high school biomed students to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Career Day; Lincoln Trail first-graders to Honey Creek Farm and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial; Lincoln Trail third-graders to the Louisville Bats baseball team’s education day in Louisville, Kentucky; five Lincoln Trail students and five Chrisney Elementary students to community-based instruction at Holiday World; Lincoln Trail fifth-graders to the Evansville Otters education day at Bosse Field in Evansville; Lincoln Trail kindergartners to Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville; Chrisney Elementary fourth-graders and David Turnham first-graders to the Amish settlement in Montgomery; David Turnham fourth-graders to a train ride and Wilstem Ranch in French Lick; Lincoln Trail sixth-graders to Toyota Manufacturing in Princeton; Lincoln Trail fourth-graders to Historic Corydon; Chrisney Elementary third-graders to Indiana Caverns in Corydon; and 15 high school students to the state crop scouting event in Lafayette.

• Approved the following professional leaves: Tama Rickelman and Brian Pund to Harmony Student Information System Conference in French Lick; Chrisney Principal Lori Hermann to school safety specialist training in Indianapolis; and teachers Heather Sisley and Brittany Forler to the Title I conference in Indianapolis.

• Approved the following facilities use requests: the high school track program to use the Blue Gym for a father-daughter dance; Cub Scout Pack 100 to use the outdoor lab at David Turnham for a conservation project; Boy Scout Troop 102 to use the high school pool for summer camp swim tests; Holiday World to use the high school auditorium for summer show rehearsals; and corporation staff members to use the White Gym to play basketball on Wednesdays and Sundays.

• Congratulated the FFA students, the science fair team and the high school Business Professionals of America on recent wins at competitions.

• Moved the Monday, April 29 meeting to 3:30 p.m. CT to accommodate board visits to the middle and high school. The meeting will be held at the corporation office, 3720 E. State Road 162, Lincoln City.

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