Meeting: North Spencer Schools

The North Spencer School Board met Monday and:

• Approved the retirement of instructional assistant Joyce Phillips at Heritage Hills Middle School.

• Approved the resignations of elementary teacher Jenna Fulkerson at David Turnham Education Center; and cafeteria assistant Harmonie Wargel and head cheer coach Dana Kline at Heritage Hills High School.

• Appointed elementary teacher Ben Kilbarger for the corporation; instructional assistant Stefani Caswell at the middle school; and business teacher Jacob Broerman, intern supervisor Angie Hochgesang, grounds maintenance/custodian Brian Rhoton and cafeteria assistant Kami Gogel at the high school.

• Approved the monthly transfer of $100,000 from the education fund to the operations fund.

• Approved keeping lunch prices for the 2019-20 school year the same as they are now.

• Heard a clarification on the new kindergarten funding bill. The bill will provide state funding for kindergarten students who begin school before their fifth birthday as long as they are 5 on or before Sept. 1.

• Approved the following field trips: David Turnham third-graders on various walking trips in Dale; Chrisney Elementary sixth-graders to Elite Air in Newburgh and to the Heritage Hills Middle School transition day; 14 David Turnham students to a Spring Fling reward trip at East Showplace Cinema in Evansville; Chrisney kindergartners to Trunnell’s Farm in Utica, Kentucky; Chrisney fifth-graders to the Louisville Zoo in Louisville, Kentucky; corporation Cub Scouts to the Old Ben Scout Reservation in Winslow; one high school auto student to the Skills USA National Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

• Approved the following facilities use requests: David Turnham Upgrade staff to use the high school swimming pool, track and parking lot for an elementary triathlon; Nick Waninger to use the high school swimming pool, cafeteria, gym and a classroom for a running camp; and the Dale Fall Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant to use the high school auditorium, cafeteria, teacher’s lounge and library for rehearsal, practice and the pageant.

• Heard that the Title I Distinguished School Award will be presented to Chrisney Elementary at 1 p.m. CT today.

• Heard that the high school Academic Bowl Team placed in the top 10 in the state for Class 3.

• Heard that four new, 78 passenger buses were delivered last week.

• Heard that the next meeting will be at 1 p.m. CT Saturday, May 25, at the corporation office, 3720 E. State Road 162, Lincoln City, prior to commencement.

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