Meeting: Southeast Dubois School BoardOctober 3, 2019
The Southeast Dubois School Board met last night and:
• Approved the following professional leaves: Natalie Wells and Lisa Knust to curriculum alignment workshops at Cedar Crest Intermediate School; Ross Fuhs and Brooke Daunhauer to the Natural Helpers retreat at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper; Audrey Fleck, Greg Durcholz, Karrie Wolf, Kelie Gadlageand and Collin Daunhauer to the Tour of Opportunity at Vincennes University Jasper Campus; Angie Hochgesang and Karen Kippenbrock to the Hoosier Education Computer Coordinators Conference in Indianapolis; Kellie Schroering to the Indiana School Nurse Conference in Noblesville, Indiana; Karrie Wolf, Tammy Taylor, Tara Uebelhor, Jessica Reinbold and Joe Keller to ClassVR virtual reality professional development at Forest Park Junior-Senior High School; Tracy Troesch and Sharon Welp to the Komputrol User Meeting in Greenwood, Indiana; Andrea Gehlhausen and Andrea Longabaugh to the Duke Energy Power of Reading Summit at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana; Kelie Gadlage to the Sam Rhine Genetic Update Conference at Jasper High School; and Brooke Wehr, Nettie Boeglin and Angela Evitts to the Indiana Association for the Gifted High Ability Conference in Indianapolis.
• Approved the following field trips: Advanced Placement biology students to the genetics update conference; Forest Park freshman to the Tour of Opportunity at Vincennes University Jasper Campus; Pine Ridge Elementary first, second and third graders to the Jasper Community Arts Center; high school Beta students to the State Beta Convention in French Lick; the high school World War I class to the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes; and the high school engineering students to Vincennes University Jasper Campus.
• Held the public hearing on the proposed 2020 budget. There were no public comments.
• Held the public hearing on the proposed agreement between the school board and the Southeast Dubois County Classroom Teachers Association.
• Set a special meeting for 5 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at the corporation office, 432 E. 15th St., Ferdinand, to approve the 2020 budget and tentative agreement with the Southeast Dubois County Classroom Teachers Association.
• Discussed attending the Indiana State School Board Association Region 9 meeting on Nov. 12.
• Approved the retirement of Ann Rogier, special needs preschool teacher at Ferdinand Elementary.
• Approved the following resignations: instructional assistant Jamie Schepers at Ferdinand Elementary; fifth grade boys basketball coach Nick Grothouse at Cedar Crest Intermediate; and eighth grade girls basketball coach Kylie Blessinger and instructional assistant Samantha Jarboe at Forest Park.
• Approved the following hires: eighth grade girls basketball coach Nick Grothouse at Forest Park; fifth grade boys basketball coach Philip Wolf at Cedar Crest; and part-time custodian Selena Rahman at Ferdinand Elementary.
• Approved the following donations: $533.86 from Uebelhor and Family Farm to the Future Farmers of America; $500 from Morgan Logging to the Forest Park cheerleading program; a case of coffee cups from DRM Wholesale to the special needs cafe; 25 office chairs for the corporation from Kimball International; $250 from Ron and LouAnn Weyer to the Forest Park Community Impact Club for their landscaping project; supplies for Forest Park students in need from Best Home Furnishings; and $150 from the Jasper Engine Exchange for the Forest Park robotics program.
• Approved Ferdinand Elementary to purchase T-shirts for $2,249 from their extracurricular activities account.
• Approved the school improvement plan.
• Approved contracts for the high ability coordinators throughout the corporation as made possible through a high ability grant from the Indiana Department of Education. The corporation received $29,700 in grant funds.
• Approved the common school loan application.
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