Meeting: Southwest Dubois Schools

The Southwest Dubois School Board met Thursday and:

Ӣ Hired Chad Sickbert as the Southridge High School assistant principal.

”¢ Approved the purchase of iPad devices for each of the corporation’s second-grade students. A story is on the front page.

Ӣ Transferred Scott Buening from the position of dean of students at the high school to the position of an English teacher.

Ӣ Accepted notice of retirement from Pam Fritz, corporation treasurer, effective Nov. 30.
Approved the resignations of Ali Meyer as an English teacher, Angela McDonald as an instructional assistant and Victoria Blanco and Miriam Guevara as custodians, all at the high school; and Kristie Birchler as an instructional assistant at Huntingburg Elementary School. All resignations are effective by Aug. 1.

Ӣ Hired these summer school employees: Abigail Fink and Stephen Longabaugh for the NASA program, Maria Dubon, Christine Mears, Rosa Rivera and Jennifer Stanton for the high-ability and Raiders Involved in Daily Growth and Enrichment Jump Start programs, Hazel Gentry, Mara Jochem, Amy Kaetzel, Stacy Kappner, Elaine Main, Jeanne Rush, Brett Schuler, Alison Schulthise and Karen Snyder as the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination exam instructors, Yvonne Hochgesang for the reading academy program and Scott Buening for physical education.

Ӣ Hired Abigail Fink as the eighth-grade volleyball coach at Southridge Middle School.

Ӣ Set a deadline for receiving transfer applications for Aug. 1, as required by state law. The corporation will be allowed to consider late applications if there is enough space in the classrooms.
Selected Five-Star Energy Solutions as the new corporation technology support provider beginning Aug. 1 for $3,000 per month.

”¢ Added a 457(b) deferred compensation plan to the corporation’s employee benefits. The plan is tax free and optional for all employees, including school board members and part-time staff.
Heard a request from board member Mike Broeker that the board consider seeking quotes for a new sound system at the high school football field.

Ӣ Changed the date for the Aug. 15 board meeting to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the corporation office, 113 N. Jackson St. Superintendent Mike Eineman said the earlier date would be too early for him to meet with state auditors about the 2014 budget, which he needs to do before the public hearing at the next meeting.

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