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Taking the oath

Friday, July 7, 2006

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Circuit Court Judge Robert Pell was on hand at Thursday evening's school board meeting to administer the oath of office to the two returning trustees and the newly elected trustee. Ted Jackson, Brian Atkinson and Terry Barr took their oath of office and signed the paperwork before the monthly public session of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees at the Media Center of North Clay Middle School.

Highlights of school board business transacted at Thursday's meeting included:

- New board officers

The Clay Community School Board of Trustees elected new officers last night for the 2006/07 school year.

Dottie King replaces Steve Grigsby as president, while Terry Barr takes over the position of vice-president, replacing Jim Guy.

Ted Jackson is replacing King as secretary, and newcomer Brian Atkinson will fill the position of assistant secretary, vacated by Barr.

- Financial officers approved

The new board approved the re-appointment of Randy Burns, as the treasurer, and Marsha Wyndham, as deputy treasurer, for the school corporation in the 2006/07 school year.

- Brazil Public Library Board appointment

The board confirmed the appointment of Steve Garlits, of Brazil, to the Brazil Public Library Board of Trustees. His term will expire July 30, 2010.

- Reconsideration Committee appointments

The board approved Superintendent Dr. Dan Schroeder, Business Manager Randy Burns and Building and Grounds Director Thomas Reberger appointments to the Reconsideration Committee.

- Public meeting dates scheduled

The board set aside 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month as the time and date for monthly public school board meetings. The monthly meetings for October 2006 and April 2007 will be held at the Clay City High School Auditeria, while all others will be in the Media Center of North Clay Middle School. These dates are subject to change.

The next public meeting will be Aug. 10.

- Lightning damage repairsHighlights of school board business transacted at Thursday's meeting included:

- New board officers

The Clay Community School Board of Trustees elected new officers last night for the 2006/07 school year.

Dottie King replaces Steve Grigsby as president, while Terry Barr takes over the position of vice-president, replacing Jim Guy.

Ted Jackson is replacing King as secretary, and newcomer Brian Atkinson will fill the position of assistant secretary, vacated by Barr.

- Financial officers approved

The new board approved the re-appointment of Randy Burns, as the treasurer, and Marsha Wyndham, as deputy treasurer, for the school corporation in the 2006/07 school year.

- Brazil Public Library Board appointment

The board confirmed the appointment of Steve Garlits, of Brazil, to the Brazil Public Library Board of Trustees. His term will expire July 30, 2010.

- Reconsideration Committee appointments

The board approved Superintendent Dr. Dan Schroeder, Business Manager Randy Burns and Building and Grounds Director Thomas Reberger appointments to the Reconsideration Committee.

- Public meeting dates scheduled

The board set aside 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month as the time and date for monthly public school board meetings. The monthly meetings for October 2006 and April 2007 will be held at the Clay City High School Auditeria, while all others will be in the Media Center of North Clay Middle School. These dates are subject to change.

The next public meeting will be Aug. 10.

- Lightning damage repairs

The fire alarm system at Jackson Township Elementary was damaged by lightning for a third time since being installed during the last week of May. The original equipment is of a lower quality that is prone to lightning damage and to make repairs each time is not cost effective considering it has cost $7,000 for each prior repair. A recommendation to pay for the installation of a quality system from RCH Electronics was approved by the board from the Capital Projects Fund in the Amount of $8,640.

- School lunch prices

The board announced

The fire alarm system at Jackson Township Elementary was damaged by lightning for a third time since being installed during the last week of May. The original equipment is of a lower quality that is prone to lightning damage and to make repairs each time is not cost effective considering it has cost $7,000 for each prior repair. A recommendation to pay for the installation of a quality system from RCH Electronics was approved by the board from the Capital Projects Fund in the Amount of $8,640.

- School lunch prices

The board announced school breakfast and lunch prices will remain the same during the 2006/07 school year.

- Student Wellness Policy

The board approved a new wellness program with an increased emphasis on nutrition and physical fitness at all grade levels to enhance the overall well being of students.

Food service departments will implement Nutri-Kids Menu planning next school year that meets the target areas set by USDA guidelines while allowing adequate time for the students to participate in school breakfast and lunch programs. Menus will be made available to the public showing more fresh food and sugar free options for students. Vending machines will only supply beverages approved by the USDA throughout the school day and at extra-curricular activities.

Student and faculty input into menu planning will also be a big part of the program.

A nutritional education program will also be implemented throughout school health and physical education programs. Physical education teachers will help coordinate physical activities that can be done in the classroom. Students will have recess scheduled before lunch as much as possible and have various choices of physical activity, including cooperative and competitive sports.

- Wrestling mat donation

The board accepted the donation of $15,000 from Riddell National Bank to use towards the purchase of two wresting mats for use at Northview High School and North Clay Middle School. Athletic Director Charlie Jackson assured the board that the remaining $5,000 needed to purchase the mats would be raised by the teams.

- CAPE update

The reduction of funding for various programs funded by the CAPE Grant for the 2006/07 school year will require a shift of some staff positions while eliminating others in both programs.

"We will not be able to keep all positions in the programs, but many can filter throughout the schools in the corporation," Business Manager Randy Burns told the board. "None will be lost, they will just move to open positions at other schools."

- Meeting video on Charter cable

Those unable to attend Thursday night's school board meeting can watch it on Charter cable Channel 2 next week.

The first showing will be Monday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., with the broadcast repeated on Wednesday at the same times.

Thursday evening's Clay Community School Board meeting was attended by board trustees Dottie King, Terry Barr, Ted Jackson, Brian Atkinson, Jim Guy, Len Fischer, Steven Grigsby and Superintendent Dr. Dan Schroeder.



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