Thursday evening's Clay Community School Board meeting was attended by Terry Barr, Len Fischer, Steven Grigsby, Jim Guy, Ted Jackson, Dottie King, Joe Thomas and Superintendent William Schad.
Superintendent Schad reported that 4,623 students were enrolled at the 10 schools in the corporation at the end of the sixth grading period. At the elementary level there were 2,180 students and the combined middle, junior and senior high school level had 2,445 enrolled students.
Field Trip Approvals
A request by the North Clay Band for a field trip for seventh- and eighth-graders to go to King's Island Amusement Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, May 27, 2006 was approved by the board. Students will leave the parking lot of NCMS at 6 a.m. and return at 10 p.m. that same day. No school buses were scheduled for the trip, public transportation will be used and paid for by the students.
A request for approval of the eighth-grade 2006 Spring Break trip to Philadelphia, Pa., and Baltimore, Md. was approved by the board. Students from Clay City Jr. High and North Clay Middle School will leave the parking lot of Howard Johnson's on the evening of March 23 and return at noon on March 28. No school buses were scheduled for the trip, transportation will be provided by Turner Coaches and paid for by the students.
A request by Northview High School for permission to purchase a Xerox Phraser 625DP color laser printer from Indiana Business Equipment with funds from the school's vending machines was approved by the board in a vote. The cost of the unit will be $1,849 after a $600 rebate from the Xerox corporation.
With board approval, the Staunton Elementary entered into a contract with Indiana State University for the establishment of policies regarding information exchange between the two schools for educational advancement. The contract will be up for renewal in May of 2010.
The Clay Community Schools Board of School Trustees schedule monthly meetings for the public on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The July meeting will take place at the media center of the North Clay Middle School. s