CLAY CITY -- The Clay Community School Corporation School Board had its monthly meeting at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School Thursday evening.
Lynn Stoelting, nurse at Jackson Township Elementary School, gave a report on the Safe Schools Committee's findings during their school surveys.
The committee walked through all schools in the system to note safety concerns.
Stoelting gave a list of concerns, including better ability to see who is entering and exiting the building from the office in many buildings.
All schools need evacuation kits, and most need outdoor signage indicating the schools are drug free zones.
Tom Reberger made a report on how the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) is being spent.
Reberger broke down how the $3.3 million in the fund for 2008 would be spent.
$800,000 will pay for utilities and insurance, which is an allowance made by the state because state funding for the general fund was cut.
He said $250,000 is paying for the $2.1 million infrastructure update at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School. The same amount will be paid every year for the next seven years.
After the technology, professional fees, copy machine lease, and emergency appropriation, there is $485,000 left to do major improvements on the 12 schools in the corporation.
School Board President Terry Barr asked for the report after concerns were brought up at renovation project meetings as to why the CPF was not being considered to fund the renovation.
Jeff Bell, Principal of Clay City Jr./Sr. High School, gave a report on the achievements of students this school year.
The agricultural students have advanced to the state level in soil judging contests.
The fiber arts students have spun raw wool into usable material, from which they made hats for the newborns in Riley Hospital for Children's neonatal unit.
Next week, Red Ribbon Week, the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group will be involved in events every day and do a program with the elementary students on the Oct. 23.
Bill Milner, Technology Director, presented updates on new computers and software being used in the schools.
All new computers are up and running, and all new software has been installed.
Teachers Jeff Campbell and Lisa Milner spoke about how their classrooms are using computers.
Both called the new programs very helpful and exciting for the students.
Mike Fowler, Business Manager for the corporation, made a recommendation that the Health Savings Accounts for non-certified employees and administrators be placed at Riddell National Bank.
The board approved the recommendation.
The board approved a field trip for fifth graders to go to St. Louis in May.
The board also reviewed and approved a request to apply for grants, a conflict of interest and standardized remediation and detention pay rates.
The due date for notification to be added to the retirement index was extended to Nov. 2 for this year only, and will be Aug. 1 from now on.
Personnel changes, such as maternity leave and new employees, were also approved.
The meeting will be shown next Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on cable channel 2.