Meeting: Southeast Dubois Schools

The Southeast Dubois School Board met Tuesday and:

• Approved the following professional leaves: Molly Cummings and Nettie Boeglin to the Hub 19 Magnify Learning project-based learning certification training; Terri Bell and Ashley Becher to the Indiana Association for the Gifted’s Forty and the Future program; and Kelie Gadlage to ILearn Biology and Beyond at the Southern Indiana Education Center.

• Approved the following field trips: the Business Professionals of America to the regional competition in Evansville; the Future Farmers of America to the state crops career development event in West Lafayette; the housing and interior design class to West Baden and French Lick; the child development class to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center; Pine Ridge Elementary students to the French Lick Theatre; Forest Park Junior High students to Showplace Jasper 8; and Ferdinand Elementary to the Astra Theatre in Jasper.

• Approved a contract with Administrator Assistance of Brookston for a financial study for an amount not to exceed $20,000. Administrator Assistance is a consulting firm that helps school corporations conduct studies and form strategic plans. The board plans to use the results from the study to plan for the corporation’s financial future as the corporation continues to face falling enrollment, and thus, falling revenue.

• Approved the following resignations: instructional assistants Charlie Jones, Ashley Kilburn and Karissa Rohleder for the corporation; and Forest Park Junior-Senior High School dual credit teacher Christa Widolff.

• Approved the following appointments at Forest Park Junior-Senior High School: dual credit teacher Natalie Howard; assistant wrestling coach Winston Glenn; and girls track coach Phillip Wolf.

• Approved the following donations: $75 from ARC for the Forest Park special education program; $150 from the Ferdinand Kiwanis for the Forest Park Key Club; and $300 from the Dubois County Community Foundation to the Forest Park libraries.

• Heard that there will be a countywide teacher professional development day on Jan. 20. School will not be in session for students.

• Approved the corporation treasurer to transfer funds, pay claims and encumber purchases to close out the 2019 budget.

• Approved transferring $250,000 from the operations fund to the rainy day fund.

• Approved distributing the Teacher Appreciation Grant funds from the Indiana Department of Education to teachers rated effective or highly effective on their evaluations.

• Moved the January board meeting to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the corporation office, 432 E. 15th St., Ferdinand.

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