Meeting: Southwest Dubois Schools

The Southwest Dubois School Board met Thursday and:

• Elected officers for 2019. They are: Jon Menke, president; John Schroeder, vice president; and Jennifer Thacker, secretary.

• Approved holding board meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the corporation office, 113 N. Jackson St., Huntingburg.

• Approved Phil Schneider to serve as the board attorney for 2019.

• Approved the Huntingburg Press as the official newspaper for the board’s legal notices. State law requires the board to use a newspaper printed in the school district.

• Approved Allison Pund as treasurer for the corporation and Jerri Kramer as deputy treasurer.

• Approved Jerri Kramer as executive secretary for the corporation.

• Approved board compensation at $2,000 per person for the year.

• Approved facility use for all corporation extracurricular and athletic camps and activities for the year.

• Moved the May board meeting to Monday, May 20, to follow the academic awards.

• Approved the following facilities-use requests: the Huntingburg Police Department to use the Southridge High School fieldhouse for defensive tactics training today; Southridge Middle School to use the high school fieldhouse for softball tryouts and practices as scheduled; the high school band and choir to use the middle school gym for the annual mattress sale on March 16; and the Southridge Post Prom to use the high school for the event on April 13.

• Approved the following field trips: the Mayor’s Youth Council to attend the Mayor’s Youth Summit in Bloomington; the Southridge All State Choir to attend the performance in Fort Wayne; the high school boys basketball team to attend the nationally-televised game at North Daviess High School; and the Southridge Future Farmers of America Club to attend the state dairy evaluation and the state convention at Purdue University.

• Approved the resignations of instructional assistants Britni Chavez and Olivia Dubon Serrano at Huntingburg Elementary School and girls track coach Elizabeth Wertman at the middle school.

• Approved the following employment: instructional assistant Cristina Parke at Holland Elementary School; art assistant Emily Meyer at Huntingburg Elementary; and girls track coach Chad Wertman, girls tennis coach volunteers Kelly Kieffner and Paul Kinker and boys golf volunteer Steve Winkler at the high school.

• Approved Indiana Wesleyan student Andrew Russell to complete student teaching at the high school during the spring semester.

• Held the annual board of finance meeting to review the corporation’s investments and approved German American Bank, Freedom Bank and Old National Bank for use by the school corporation.

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