Meeting: Southeast Schools

The Southeast Dubois School Board met Wednesday and:

• Approved the following professional leaves: Jennifer Blackgrove to an Upgrade meeting in Fort Branch; Tyler Lemen, Cassidy Nalley and Maria Sweat to teacher evaluation training at the Southern Indiana Education Center in Jasper; Lavina Schwartz to EF Tours Training Tour; and Tyler Lemen to school safety specialist advanced training in Indianapolis.

• Approved a $75 professional development stipend for Cedar Crest Intermediate teachers.

• Approved the following facilities use requests: the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana to use the Cedar Crest cafeteria on Aug. 27; Cub Scout Pack 186 to use Forest Park Junior-Senior High School for the school year; Rosenvolk Education Initiative to use the Cedar Crest Parking lot Oct. 19-20; and Buffalo Trace Council of Boy Scouts to use Pine Ridge and Ferdinand elementaries on Aug. 29.

• Approved the following resignations: eighth-grade science teacher Brock Valluch, assistant marching band director Kristen Gayso, cook Tara Eckert and marching band drill corps director Erin Gould at Forest Park.

• Approved the following hires: corporation high ability coordinator Ashely Becher; assistant girls cross country coach Karrie Wolf, business and technology teacher Angie Hochgesang, Olivia Lamey, custodians Dean Fleck and Greg Begle, Business Professionals of America sponsor Angie Hochgesang, high ability coordinator Nettie Boeglin, Renaissance Club sponsor Kelie Gadlage, junior high robotics club sponsor Karl Hinson, high school robotics club sponsor Collin Daunhauer, junior class sponsor David Welp, sophomore class sponsor Sylvia McFadden, Forest Park newspaper sponsor Brooke Daunhauer and instructional assistants Alexandra Howell and Joe Rappe and assistant marching band instructor Erin Stemle at Forest Park; instructional assistant Martha Smith and teacher Sharon Meyer to cover a maternity leave at Cedar Crest; instructional assistants Amber Messmer, Macy Shawver and Emily Oeding at Pine Ridge; and temporary teacher Julie Lindauer, part-time custodian Tonya Uebelhor and instructional assistant Celia Paulin at Ferdinand Elementary.

• Heard an overview of the proposed 2020 budget. The documents will be uploaded to Gateway, an online database of government documents, for the public to view prior to the public hearing, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the corporation office, 432 E. 15th St., Ferdinand.

• Approved a donation from Hoosier Laser Graphics of $450 to the Pine Ridge walking trail for decorative signage along the trail.

• Approved advertising the corporation’s annual financial report in the Ferdinand News.

• Approved a tutoring program at the junior high for $3,000. The program allows high school students to work as tutors a couple days a week for underclassmen. The $3,000 pays the high school students for their time and covers a stipend for the program coordinator.

• Approved the substitute teacher list for 2019-20.

• Approved textbook rental fees for all grade levels.

• Approved credit card transaction fees of $2 for lunch bills and $5 per transaction for textbook rental and preschool.

• Approved the family and consumer science program to run its annual spice fundraiser.

• Approved Cedar Crest teachers Autumn Langen, Kelly Schroering and Abby Rogier to work additional hours for the We R Fit after school program.

• Approved transfer student tuition fees of $5,445.93 per year for kindergarten through sixth grade and $4,941.98 per year for junior and senior high school students. Parents are charged the tuition fees when students start school in the corporation after the state’s enrollment count day.

• Reviewed the corporation’s policy for the teacher appreciation grant, which is distributed to teachers rated effective or highly effective on their evaluations.

• Approved board members and Superintendent Jamie Pund to attend the Indiana School Board Association and Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents fall conference in September.

• Approved a temporary contract for a school bus route and approved opening the bid process for the same route.

• Heard that the corporation is still looking for a bus driver for a corporation-owned route.

• Thanked Fleck Steel for a recent furniture donation.

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