Meeting: North Spencer Schools

The North Spencer School Board met Monday and:

• Held a work session with Gibraltar Design of Indianapolis and the Stenftenagel Group of Jasper to develop future facilities projects.

• Heard a presentation from sixth grade members of Chrisney Elementary’s student council.

• Approved the following resignations: instructional assistant Carol Van Winkle at David Turnham Education Center; head of maintenance Mike Satterfield at Nancy Hanks Elementary; and instructional assistant Christina Bell at Heritage Hills Middle School.

• Approved the following appointments: social worker Nikki Nale and head of maintenance Tom Vonderheide at Nancy Hanks; instructional assistant Kami Gogel at David Turnham; and cafeteria assistant Courtney Foster and volunteer assistant baseball coaches Nick Perkins and Garrett Wetzel at Heritage Hills High School.

• Approved increasing the bond amount for the corporation deputy treasurer to $25,000 so the position is eligible to become a notary public.

• Heard a presentation from Jane Herndon of Ice Miller Legal Counsel of Indianapolis on funding options for upcoming maintenance projects.

• Approved purchasing an industrial can opener for the Lincoln Trail Elementary cafeteria for $1,105.41 from Plumber’s Supply Co. of Louisville.

• Approved the list of summer school courses.

• Approved awarding the 2020 E-Rate proposal to Advanced System Group of Fort Wayne.

• Approved the following field trips: the high school environmental science class to Steckler Grassfed Farms; Lincoln Trail and Nancy Hanks Math Bowl teams to the Math Bowl Invitational in Lanesville;
Business Professionals of America students to the state competition in Indianapolis; high school academic teams to competition at North Posey High School in Poseyville; middle and high school science fair participants to the Tri-State Science Fair at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville; 12 David Turnham students to a dental clinic at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville; middle school choir students to Broadway in Louisville; Lincoln Trail third-graders to Springtime on the Farm at the Chrisney Community Center; high school German classes to the Foreign Language Bowl at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville; David Turnham kindergartners to Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville; David Turnham second-graders to Louisville Zoo in Louisville; high school academic teams to competitions in Evansville and at Purdue University in West Lafayette; David Turnham fifth-graders to the Spencer County courthouse and jail; the high school Beta Club to the National Convention in Fort Worth, Texas; and the seventh-graders to the Lincoln Camp at Lincoln State Park.

• Approved Tama Rickelman and Brian Pund to attend the Harmony Conference in French Lick.

• Approved the following facilities use requests: the North Spencer Soccer Association to use the gym at David Turnham; Dale Cub Scout Pack 100 to use the David Turnham cafeteria for a Lego car race; and the Heritage Hills Dance Marathon Committee to use the high school campus for the event.

• Congratulated several students for their performances at the University of Evansville Balsa Wood Bridge Competition. Pairs from North Spencer claimed first, second and third.

• Heard that the March 9 board meeting has been moved to 4:30 p.m. CT to allow board members to attend the high school academic banquet.

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