Meeting: Southeast Schools

Southeast Dubois School Board met Tuesday and:

• Approved the following professional leaves: teacher Ann Clark to the Duke Energy Power of Reading Summit in Terre Haute; Library Manager Darlene Sitzman to the media networking session at the Southern Indiana Education Center in Jasper; Pine Ridge Elementary Principal Ryan Haas to School Improvement at SIEC in Jasper; agriculture teacher Annette Applegate to the winter agriculture teacher workshop in Trafalgar; and Choir Director Charles Bradley to All State Choir in Fort Wayne.

• Approved the following field trips: the Forest Park Junior-Senior High School FFA to Envirothon in Boonville; the Forest Park choir to the All State Choir competition in Ft. Wayne; Ferdinand Elementary to Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville; and Forest Park Junior High to the Jasper 8 movie theater.

• Approved the following facilities-use requests: Chriskindlmarkt to use Forest Park and Ferdinand Elementary Saturday, Nov. 17, through Monday, Nov. 19; the Ranger 4-H Club to use Forest Park for meetings as needed throughout the year; Girls AAU Basketball to use Forest Park for tourneys the weekend of Dec. 8 and the weekend of Dec. 15; and Cub Scout Pack 186 to use Forest Park for monthly meetings.

• Approved the following resignations: instructional assistant Jennifer Davis, secretary Sharon Lindauer and assistant football coach Jonathan Hulsman at Forest Park; and instructional assistant Olivia Schilling at Pine Ridge.

• Hired the following: introduction to two-dimensional art dual credit course instructor Tammy Taylor, assistant football coach Terry Wagner and instructional assistant Michelle Fuhrman at Forest Park; and fifth grade cheer sponsor Lauren Troesch at Cedar Crest Intermediate School.

• Heard that the corporation will report school closings and delays via the School Messenger phone system as well as local radio stations and Evansville market TV stations.

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

• Approved the following donations: $4,481.51 from the Indiana Department of Education’s Early Intervention grant for Ferdinand and Pine Ridge elementaries; $6,000 from Old National Bank’s Tools for Schools program for Pine Ridge; $250 from Lavina Schwartz; $500 from John and Erika Messmer; $300 from Jesse and Emily Hagedorn; $500 from Steve and Lori Grundhoefer; $100 from Kyle Schwinghammer; $1,000 from Daniel Eby; $5,200 from the Forest Park Athletic Department; $250 from Jared and Natalie Howard; $2,500 from the Forest Park Letterman’s Club; $500 from AC Motorsports; $100 from Mark and Joyce Beck; $5,000 from the Forest Park Athletic Booster Club; $1,000 from Kevin and Jennifer Lusk; $100 from Gus and Deb Blume; $250 from Marty Welp; $100 from Kris and Diana Schwinghammer; $250 from Mark and Jamie Pund; $100 from Brent and Bonnie Lane; $1,000 from Tadd and Julie Ferguson; $100 from Pat and Denise Heilers; $2,500 from the SP&F Football Club; $1,000 from Kurt and Stacy Fleck; $150 from Ryan and Lavonne Walling; $250 from Pat and Ruth Lueken; $5,500 from Chris and Dawn Tretter; $500 from Mark and Angie Wollenmann; $500 from Bryce and Jill Morrison; $1,000 from the Jim and LaVerne Uebelhor Endowment; $1,000 from the St. Anthony Community Endowment; and an L-shaped desk for the Forest Park Library from BP Sales Inc.

• Approved Cedar Crest teachers Billy Harris, Hannah Sitzman and Steven DeKemper to supervise the We R Fit program at Cedar Crest for November and December.

• Approved the contract with the Southeast Dubois Classroom Teachers Association for the year.

• Approved paying $2,461.41 for an art show at Pine Ridge Elementary School.

• Approved ALICE instructor training for Cedar Crest Principal Mark Jahn for $595. ALICE — alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate — is an active shooter training response course.

• Approved the countywide school calendar for the 2019-20 school year.

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