Meeting: North Spencer Schools

North Spencer County School Board met Monday and:

• Approved the resignation of Heritage Hills High School assistant cheer coach Alexa Koch.

• Approved hiring student lifeguard Sara Hanebutt for corporation physical education classes; after school supervisor Haley Langebrake at Lincoln Trail Elementary School; Academic Bowl co-coach Mary App at Heritage Hills Middle School; and custodian Melissa Petry and Future Farmers of America volunteers Sarah Luecke, Kerry Sanders, Brian Gehlhausen and Jeff Gasaway at the high school.

• Approved the 2019 proposed budget and related resolutions, including the 2019 bus replacement and capital projects plans.

• Held the first reading of Neola Inc. board policy updates. Neola is an independent organization that recommends policy and bylaw updates for member school boards.

• Approved Koorsen Fire & Security of Evansville to upgrade the fire panel at Lincoln Trail for $8,937, the fire panel at the middle school for $12,954 and the fire panel at the high school’s career and tech building for $12,954.

• Approved the uniform vendor agreement with BSN Sports of Dallas.

• Approved various field trips for all grade levels.

• Approved Superintendent Dan Scherry to attend the Indiana Superintendent’s Club annual meeting in Corydon and seventh grade social studies teacher Duane Lorey to attend the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators conference on implementing technology.

• Approved the following facilities use requests: the Optimist Club to use the football field for the Tri-Star Football Competition on Saturday, Oct. 6; the Girl Scouts to use the Lincoln Trail cafeteria for meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month during the school year; the Patriots Wrestling Club to use Red Gym, Patriot Hall and the wrestling room for the Southern Indiana Elementary Wrestling Conference tournament on Sunday, Dec. 30 and the wrestling room for practices as available throughout the season; and the 3 Point Basketball Club to use the Red, White and Blue gyms at the Heritage Hills complex for youth basketball tournaments in February and March.

• Thanked Spencer County ARC for donating $500 for field trips, supplies and other special needs items.

• Heard that the official count by the state held in September put the corporation’s enrollment at 1,941 students, up 24 students from last year. The state uses the enrollment count to determine school funding for the year.

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