Highlights of the business transacted Thursday at the Clay Community Schools board of trustees meeting included:
-Superintendent's third grading period report
Superintendent William Schad reported to the board that 4,670 students were enrolled this past grading period, with 2,117 at the elementary and 2,553 at the secondary level.
He also stressed the importance of parental involvement between students and teachers, when he announced all the schools experienced high parent/ teacher conference attendance this past semester.
"I think it speaks highly of our parents when they are willing to take the time to come in and interact with their children's teachers," he told the crowd.
As previously explained during a school board meeting in the fall, the $228,000 in transportation funding cuts by the state require the transfer of funds to meet the budget requirements for the year. Indiana Code 21-2-11-4(d)(I) allows for the corporation to transfer funds from another fund to cover half of these deficits this year and another half until the 2007 school year. The trustees approved the transfer of $114,087 from the Debt Service fund to the 2006 Transportation Fund in a unanimous vote.
-Northview service groups
Nancy Ewing and several members of the staff of Northview Television (NTV) were on hand at the meeting to answer questions from the board and present a video created to highlight the various service groups at the school and their many charitable contributions of time and money within the community and on the national level. Several members of the board commented on how nice it was to see the great things the students were doing and welcomed more input from such student groups within the corporation.
-Northview High School resolutions and expenditures
Kasey Buell, Jim Clausen and Jim Church were approved by the board to act as agents in financial matters for Northview High School.
The board approved the use of the pop contracts in the ECA account at Northview High School to purchase:
1. a marquee sign for above the west cafeteria door to advertise opportunities available at the new Career Center and other school announcements at a cost of $3,728.
2. a folder, which will be housed in the Guidance Office, to fold the numerous newsletters and other items sent to parents at a cost of $803.
3. Retractable wall mounts, which will be made portable for use around the building, to create aisles for sectioning off areas of the building. A purchase of 10 units will cost $870.
-Food vendors bids accepted
The board approved by a unanimous vote to accept bids placed by various venders, such as Gordon Foods and B & B Foods of Terre Haute, to provide food items to school cafeterias within the corporation.
-Video of meeting on Charter cable
For those unable to attend Thursday night's school board meeting, it will be shown on the Charter cable Channel 2 next week. Since the meeting was more than two hours long, it will need to be shown over a two-day period.
The first time will be Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., with the broadcast repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursday evening's Clay Community School Board meeting was attended by trustees Steven Grigsby, Jim Guy, Dottie King, Terry Barr, Len Fischer, Ted Jackson, Joe Thomas and Superintendent William Schad.