Meeting: North Spencer Schools

The North Spencer School Board met Monday and:

• Held a public hearing on the collective bargaining tentative agreement with certified staff as required by state law. There were no public comments.

• Approved the following resignations: head of maintenance Dave Zazzetti and instructional assistant Sheri Lautner at David Turnham Education Center.

• Approved the following appointments: instructional assistant Kim Waninger at David Turnham; instructional assistant Eric Stuart, cafeteria assistant Jodi Griepenstroh, after school care assistant Cassidy Luecke and head of maintenance Dave Waninger at Lincoln Trail Elementary; instructional assistant Lisa Ling and volunteer assistant boys basketball coach Logan Wilkerson at Heritage Hills Middle School; and Drew Messmer as volunteer assistant boys basketball coach at Heritage Hills High School.

• Heard that Mike Satterfield is transferring to head of maintenance at David Turnham from Lincoln Trail.

• Heard that the Red Gym locker room is open for use, but the lockers have yet to arrive.

• Heard that the high school roof project should be done around Oct. 18.

• Heard that the external security cameras have been installed on all campuses.

• Approved the 2020 budget and related resolutions.

• Approved purchasing an ice machine for David Turnham from CRS OneSource of Owensboro, Kentucky, for $3,550.

• Approved changes to the curriculum guide for engineering courses to align with the Indiana Department of Education Pathways requirements.
Approved requests for the formation of new student clubs.

• Approved the purchase and installation of window shades for the board room from Spindletop Draperies of Louisville, Kentucky, for $5,942.93.

• Discussed the ILEARN results and the corporation philosophy regarding various formative and lagging assessments.

• Approved the following field trips: the high school environmental science class to Warrick Recycles in Boonville; the middle school seventh- and eighth-graders to National Public Lands Day at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City; David Turnham kindergarten to Reid’s Orchard in Owensboro, Kentucky; Lincoln Trail kindergarten to Trunnell’s Farm Market in Owensboro, Kentucky; high school German II and German III students to the Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival in Ferdinand; David Turnham third grade to Squire Boone Caverns in Leavenworth; Lincoln Trail first grade to the Owensboro Museum of Science and Natural History in Owensboro, Kentucky; the high school marching band to observe band competition at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis; the high school Future Farmers of American students to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis and to the forestry competitions in Posey County and at Purdue University in West Lafayette; and the high school academic teams to competitions in French Lick.

• Approved the following facilities use requests: the Girl Scouts to use the Lincoln Trail cafeteria for regular meetings during the 2019-20 school year; Firestix 14U Softball team to use the high school athletic training facility on Sundays during the season; the Court-Appointed Special Advocates to use six Chromebooks for CASA Benefit registration on Nov. 2; Southwest Allen County Schools’ Lafayette Meadows Elementary School to stay overnight in the Lincoln Trail gym and have breakfast at the school as part of their Abe Lincoln field trip; the YMCA to use the high school White Gym and exercise rooms for a community exercise event on Nov. 16; and the Red Cross to use the Lincoln Trail gym for a blood drive on Jan. 30, 2020.

• Thanked Gibraltar Design of Indianapolis for a donation to the Kids First Festival and the Stenftenagel Group of Jasper for a donation to the board retreat.

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