Assistant Superintendent Mike Mogan told the school board the enrollment was 70 students lower than the starting enrollment at the beginning of last fall. The total of students enrolled for the sixth-grading period of Clay Community Schools was 4,617.
The board postponed appointing two residents of the school district to the Reconsideration Committee until the July meeting. Board President Steve Grigsby said it would allow more time for individuals interested in participating in the committee to notify the board.
Joining co-op center
The board agreed to pay the membership fee to join the West Central Indiana Educational Service Center and join a consortium of schools involved in the center's risk insurance pooling. The center works to provide products and services at a discount to help school corporations lower costs.
Student wellness policy
First reading of a new student wellness policy was approved by the board. The completed policy will make the corporation compliant with legislation signed into law by President George Bush on June 30, 2004.
The policy places emphasis on the nutritioinal and physical well being of students at all grade levels.
Changes in sports handbooks conduct code
Sports directors Charles Jackson and Jan Gambill told the Board that conduct code changes needed to be made in an effort to update the legal details and cover areas not addressed before by the Conduct Codes. Board member Len Fischer requested a motion be added to the draft that would require the handbooks be checked every year for possible problems. The board will finalize details of the conduct code at July's meeting.
New service truck
The board approved Bob Bowen Ford's bid of $25,907 for a service truck for the Maintenance Department.
Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger said that $19,535 for the chassis would be paid out of the General Fund, while the remaining $6,352 would come out of Capital Projects Funds.
Pilot program approved
PEERS Mediation is a highly requested program by students at Northview High School. The student- based program will deal in conflict resolution between students before things get out of hand and violence occurs. Curriculum Director Kathy Knust said it was highly unusual for a program to not be presented for the board's consideration first, before creating the structure to implement the program in a school.
"The passion and motivation was there," she said. "So we ran with it."
The board approved the pilot program for one year at Northview High School. If successful, Knust hopes to implement the program at Clay City High School during the 2007-08 school year.
Board President Steve Grigsby announced July's public school board meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 6, due to scheduling complications. New board member Brian Atkinson and returning members Ted Jackson and Terry Barr will be sworn into office and new board officers for the 2006-07 school year will be chosen at the meeting.