Thursday evening's Clay Community School Board meeting was attended by Terry Barr, Len Fischer, Steven Grigsby, Jim Guy, Ted Jackson, Dottie King, and Superintendent William Schad.
Alternative Education Program Update
Cumberland Academy Principal Lisa Showalter gave a presentation regarding the history of alternative education in the Clay Community School Corporation and the ideas that were generated from attending the At-Risk Youth National Forum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Clay City Building Project Update
CCSC's Director of Buildings and Grounds Thomas Reberger explained that the project has begun and that much of the work will be completed at night utilizing second- and third-shifts.
The 2005 Driver Education registration fees were increased $15 by a unanimous vote by the board. Students enrolled in Clay Community School Corporation will pay $385 for the summer course, while students outside of the corporation will pay $410. Other Summer School classes were also included in the motion and agreed upon by the vote.
BPA Trip to California
A proposed trip by Beth Moody for the Northview High School's BPA to participate in a business contest in California was approved by the board unanimously. Schad explained that he wanted to get board approval on all scheduled overnight trips and those that leave the state.
Cutting Outstanding Checks
A motion to cancel outstanding checks that are at least two years old and have not been presented for payment was passed by a 7-0 vote. Any money derived from the motion will be returned to the funds from which they were wrote.
New Reading Quizzes
A Staunton Elementary request to use $1,500 from the extra-curricular account for the purchase of Scholastic Reading Counts quizzes for students in grades 1-5 was also approved by the board.
May 2005 Board Meeting Rescheduled
Due to a scheduling conflict of Superintendent Schad and Director of Business Randy Burns, the May 12 school board meeting was rescheduled to Thursday, May 19 by a unanimous vote.