Meeting: North Spencer Schools

The North Spencer School Board met Monday, March 11, and:

• Heard a presentation on the corporation’s preschool and daycare programs from Nancy Hanks Elementary Principal Jody Schmitt.

• Approved the resignation of corporation bus driver Elaine Werne.

• Approved hiring Dave Waninger (not the board member) as special needs preschool instructional assistant at Nancy Hanks.

• Approved advertising the 2019 facilities projects, including the roof, pool HVAC, rooftop HVAC units and parking lots and driveways at Heritage Hills High School.

• Approved transferring $100,000 from the education fund into the operations fund. This is a monthly action to cover expenses that used to be covered by the general fund before the state legislature changed school funding structures.

• Approved posting vacancies for the 2019-20 school year.

• Approved purchasing carpet for the Lincoln Trail Elementary and Nancy Hanks administrative offices from Interface of LaGrange, Georgia, for $2,606.57. Carpet Warehouse of Jasper will install the carpet for $2,705.

• Approved a quote from Midwest Roofing and Sheet Metal of Evansville for $16,450 to replace leaking louvers in the cafeterias at Nancy Hanks and Lincoln Trail.

• Approved purchasing tile for the community room at Heritage Hills Middle School for $3,526.83 from Interface of LaGrange, Georgia. Carpet Warehouse of Jasper will install the tile for $2,613.88.

• Approved Gruber Industries of St. Meinrad to repair and rehabilitate the sewer line on the east side of the high school for $52,080.

• Canceled the March 25 board meeting.

• Approved the following field trips: 13 high school special-needs students to community-based instruction at the Evansville Children’s Museum; 33 high school choir students to a show-choir performance at Ball State University; 18 high school auto-mechanics students to a competition at Ivy Tech in Evansville; David Turnham Education Center’s K-Kids Club to nursing homes in Dale; Nancy Hanks fourth-graders to historic New Harmony; five high school auto-mechanics students to the Skills USA competition in Indianapolis; 13 high school life-skills students to community-based instruction at Angel Mounds in Newburgh; the middle school Academic Bowl team to the competition at Southridge Middle School; David Turnham kindergartners to Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville; and 15 high school special-needs students to community-based instruction at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.

• Approved the following facilities use requests: District 10 Future Farmers of America to use the career and technical education building for a small engines contest; Cub Scout Pack 100 to use the David Turnham cafeteria for a Rain Gutter Regatta; the Summer Community Adventure program to use the David Turnham cafeteria, gym and playground; and the high school and middle school performing arts department to use the middle school Blue Gym for a mattress sale.

• Congratulated several teams and students for recent successes at competitions.

• Congratulated Lincoln Trail, the middle school and the high school for earning four-star status from the Indiana Department of Education.

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