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Clay Community School Board Report

Friday, January 14, 2005

Clay City High School rennovation project update

"The staff at Clay City is very excited about the project," Director of Building and Grounds Tom Reberger said. The project is expected to go well. "The goal is to have the gymnasium done before graduation. We're making every attempt to maximize the use of equipment to be done by that date."

Loan bids for the rennovation project by four financial institutions were considered by the board, and after brief discussion, the Fifth Third Securities bid for a 10-year loan was approved in a six to zero vote.

Energy management conservation policy

Affecting all district personnel, the policy was passed by a vote of 6-0 in an effort to create a safer and healthier learning environment while conserving energy.

The new policy states that accurate records of energy consumption and conservation are to be maintained by principals and maintenance supervisors at each building.

Within 60 days the new program will be implemented along with preventative maintenance and monitoring plans for facilities and systems, including HVAC and moisture management.

Transfer of funds

In order to balance year-end spending, $2,550,166.62 was transferred from various operating funds into the 2004 budget by the board in a vote of 6-0.

New library books

The board approved by a 6-0 vote the Follett Library Resources bid to supply library books to the CCSC for the calendar years of 2005-07.

On Dec. 15, bids were accepted for CCSC lib-raries. A committee of Director of Business Ran-dy Burns, Director of Building and Grounds Tom Reberger and Media Supervisor Marian Harrison compared the bids from six companies, one of which was disqualified because the bid arrived late.

NHS Assistant Principal named

A recommendation by Supt. William Schad and Northview Principal Jim Church that Lynn Romas be named as Assistant Principal at NHS was approved by a vote of 6-0.

Personnel Changes

The board approved, in a vote of 6-0, Jamie L. Elwell as a replacement for the Science teacher position vacated by new NHS Assistant Principal Romas.

In a vote of 4-2, the Drug Education Coordinator position is to be eliminated as of Dec. 22, 2004.

School board member Ted Jackson expressed concern over the elimination of the position.

"I don't feel I have the right information to make this vote," he said, explaining that the need for drug education is too great to dismiss without more consideration. Jackson and board member Steven Grigsby cast votes opposing the elimination of the position.

Due to uncertainly about the amount of CAPE grant funds available in June, the board voted 6-0 to not renew the contracts of LEAAP Center Coordinator Mary Yelton and Cumberland Academy Principal Lisa Showalter.

"We need to do this now," Schad said, explaining that regulations re-quire a specific time frame for the board to follow when considering non-renewal of contracts.

The meeting was att-ended by school board members Terry Barr, Len Fischer, Steven Grigsby, Jim Guy, Ted Jackson, Dottie King, and Superintendent William Schad. Board member Joe Thomas was absent.

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